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  1. Cole & Son Factory Tour
    How To

    Cole & Son Factory Tour

    Cole & Son, a London-based wallpaper manufacturer established in 1875, recently launched its collection of autumn wallpapers, including a particularly striking harlequin pattern of overlain...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno

  2. An Innovative Air Purifier

    An Innovative Air Purifier

    An ingenious filtration system keeps air clean through a set of cell-like modules and a network of tubes that harnesses the organic technology of plants.

    written by: Skylar Bergl

  3. Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture
    My House

    Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture

    To maximize their small Warsaw loft, transatlantic designers Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix handcrafted a fleet of double-duty furnishings.

    written by: Sally McGrane

  4. Four Questions for Craig Dykers

    Four Questions for Craig Dykers

    Earlier this week I went down to SFMOMA to see the unveiling of the design for the expansion of the art museum by the Norwegian architects at Snøhetta. I posted a video of what the...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  5. Friday Finds 02.03.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 02.03.12

    It's a balmy Friday here at Dwell's San Francisco office, and so we start our weekly roundup with a jaunt over to an outdoor art installation just a few blocks away. Scroll down for the full report.

    written by: Dwell Staff

  6. How To

    The Pi Table: Putting It Together

    With a design in place, the block is trimmed down to size, planed, sanded, and edge-cleaned. Planks are cut with precision, to ensure the waterfall pattern aligns exactly, and pieces are glued and...


  7. Exhibit Examines Legacy of Functionalist Architecture in Prague

    Exhibit Examines Legacy of Functionalist Architecture in Prague

    Prague Functionalism: Tradition and Contemporary Echoes opens at New York's Center for Architecture on February 12.

    written by: William Lamb

  8. How To

    Marmol Radziner: Structural Steel

    The first workstation sits just outside the factory’s rear entrance, where deliveries of recycled steel are deposited.


  9. The Pi Table: A Design Emerges
    How To

    The Pi Table: A Design Emerges

    All of Scrapile’s sharp modern forms come from the solid block of wood. The pieces have evolved from basic, boxy shapes to more complex lines as Salgado, who does most of the design, has...


  10. Great White

    Great White

    Moleskine is debuting a new white notebook today in its online store. Inspired by the concept of a black canvas, as well as icons like the Beatles' The White Album, Le Corbusier’s white blocks,...

    written by: Olivia Martin

  11. Steelcase
    Design 101


    Now that work can be done anywhere, what qualifies as an office?

    written by: Mark Grenier

  12. Building the Pentimento House

    Building the Pentimento House

    David Barragan and Jose Maria Saez call their Pentimento House "an architecture to be naked to connect with its surroundings." Built using a new, Lego-like modular prefab system the two architects...

    written by: Diana Budds

  13. Building a Prefab House

    Building a Prefab House

    A highlight of reporting "A Simple Plan," my story about the Marmol Radziner-designed prefab in Ukiah, California (in our December/January 2012 issue, and online here) was sitting down...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  14. The Tree of Ghent
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    The Tree of Ghent

    Just as the famed Treaty of 1814 called for peace between the United Kingdom and the United States, the large beech tree on Dieter Van Everbroeck's property harmonizes the relationship between site...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus

  15. Scotland: Day 4
    Travel Reports

    Scotland: Day 4

    Today was my second full day in Glasgow and now that I've become an ace navigating the City Center and Merchant City neighborhoods, it was small beans making a beeline for my first appointment of...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  16. Butterfly Gap Retreat

    Butterfly Gap Retreat

    At the Butterfly Gap Retreat just outside Knoxville, Tennessee, managing the design, construction, and rental of modern guesthouses is a family affair. Built as alternatives to the ubiquitous log...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  17. Winds of Change

    Winds of Change

    Caught in the grip of the worst drought in a century, Australians are showering together.

    written by: Karen Pakula
    photos by: Brett Boardman

  18. An Eichler-Inspired Modular Home in California

    An Eichler-Inspired Modular Home in California

    With a sleek prototype in Emeryville, California, under its belt, Simpatico Homes sets out to redefine prefab's cost—and footprint.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Jake Stangel

  19. Pendleton's Park Blankets

    Pendleton's Park Blankets

    National parks blankets made in Oregon by Pendleton Woolen Mills. Taken as a group, all the Pendleton products have a rather rustic effect, but individually we could see them fitting well into a...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  20. Powell St. Parklet

    Powell St. Parklet

    San Francisco's thriving Pavement to Parks initiative—dozens of street parking spaces have been transformed into small, hardscaped parks the city over—arrived on center stage Wednesday....

    written by: Aaron Britt

  21. 10 Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Architecture
    House Tours

    10 Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Architecture

    If you caught our recent round up of shipping container homes, you know there's no shortage of innovative adaptations to the boxy cargo pieces. We can't get enough of them, either, and here we...

    written by: Diana Budds

  22. Paint it Black
    House Tours

    Paint it Black

    This family of cost-conscious Hamburgers (freshly back in Germany after years abroad) converted a kitschy turn-of-the-century villa into a high-design home.

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Mark Seelen

  23. Houses We Love

    The Best Prefabs in the Northeast

    From uptown Manhattan to secluded Block Island, these are five of our favorite prefabs in New England, New Jersey, and New York.

    written by: Luke Hopping

  24. Inside HeadHoods' Workshop
    Travel Reports

    Inside HeadHoods' Workshop

    On a cold winter's day a few weeks back, I boarded a train to Brooklyn where I met Clinton Van Gemert and his girlfriend Martha. Clinton is the brains behind HeadHoods, a unique brand of hoodies...


  25. Two Innovative Tea Products
    Product Reviews

    Two Innovative Tea Products

    You may have heard of the hot beverage made by steeping dry tea leaves into boiling water. Tea in all its varieties and forms—black, white, green, powdered as matcha, and more—has been a hit for...

    written by: Eujin Rhee