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  1. Perillo Chair
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    Perillo Chair

    German designer Martin Ballendat’s Perillo lounge chair for Zuco won the people’s choice award at the Orgatec trade show in October and has earned our nod of approval, too. The...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.08.08

  2. Summer Hotel Pops Up Overnight
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    Summer Hotel Pops Up Overnight

    A temporary summerhouse has opened in Amsterdam. Conceived by the Dutch architecture firm DUS, it is a hotel, a work of art, a public event space, and it is...illegal.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.18.09

  3. Home Smart Home
    Essay

    Home Smart Home

    Energy-monitoring and smart technologies have set up shop in the home, transforming machines for living into veritable living things—with all the bells, whistles, frills, and failures.

    written by: Alessandra Bianchi
    07.04.10

  4. Office Space
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    Office Space

    We sifted through some past issues to find images of what some may argue to be the hardest working room in the house.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.01.13

  5. Friday Finds 2.18.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 2.18.11

    Every Friday Dwell's editors, designers, and interns share a handful of their favorite blogs, videos, photographs, and stories appearing on the web. What piqued our interest this week? A colorful...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.18.11

  6. NYC Post-Disaster Housing Request
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    NYC Post-Disaster Housing Request

    In 2007, New York City's Office of Emergency Management launched an international housing design competition, What if NYC?, calling for solutions that would address how to keep residents safe and...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.21.09

  7. The Best of Prefab: 7 Homes We Love
    House Tours

    The Best of Prefab: 7 Homes We Love

    The locations may be far flung—from rural Missouri to Eglisau, Switzerland—the residents might be architects, families, or weekend warriors, but the constant is prefabrication in our...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.05.12

  8. Five Questions About Working With Architects
    Design 101

    Five Questions About Working With Architects

    The idea of building or renovating your home can be daunting. Design schemes flood your brain as you stare at an empty lot or cramped kitchen. How can you best translate those visions into reality?...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    05.27.09

  9. Windows of Opportunity in UK
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    Windows of Opportunity in UK

    As a product of our financial climate, cities all over the world have been experiencing a surge in one of the most unattractive urban visual blights: empty storefronts. In York, the city has...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.14.09

  10. Dwell Design Lab Recap
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Design Lab Recap

    Over the weekend of October 29th and 30th, Dwell hosted its first ever Design Lab in San Francisco. Bay Area-based designers, architects, and landscape architects gathered at the Millennium Tower...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    10.31.11

  11. Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You Might Have Missed
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    Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You Might Have Missed

    Here are the top seven stories on Dwell that you might have missed this week—from architecture blogs we love to Dwell on the Simpsons to our top recommendations for installing sliding doors in your...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    03.01.13

  12. Week in Review: 7 Great Stories You May Have Missed
    Week in Review

    Week in Review: 7 Great Stories You May Have Missed

    Each week Dwell.com delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.19.13

  13. Building the Maxon House: Week 22
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 22

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    08.03.11

  14. Building the Maxon House: Week 21
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 21

    During the process of planning, designing, and ultimately constructing our future home, we discovered inspiration, resources, and motivation in a plethora of places, both online and off. These...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    07.27.11

  15. To the Letter
    Shops

    To the Letter

    In this digital age, invitations arrive in our inboxes and are promptly deleted. Luckily, there’s Greer, a Chicago stationery depot that’s dedicated to ink and paper created by...

    photos by: Nathan Kirkman
    08.24.12

  16. An 'Epic' Container Co-op
    Interviews

    An 'Epic' Container Co-op

    The good folks at Epic Software are building a video production studio out of old shipping containers just outside of Houston, Texas. They're also dutifully documenting the Creative Co-op's...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.24.11

  17. The New Old Commodore Hotel
    Hotels

    The New Old Commodore Hotel

    The Commodore Hotel in Astoria, Oregon (population 10,000) is not exactly conveniently located, tucked away near the ocean's edge at the mouth of the Columbia River. But the mysterious tale of the...

    written by: Charlotte West
    08.17.09

  18. Robin Wilson Green Cabinets
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    Robin Wilson Green Cabinets

    At this point it's hard to take the term "eco-friendly" at face value. Greenwashing has, unfortunately, become a marketing gimmick as strong as some companies' sincere goal to be...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    04.12.09

  19. I Swear to Good You are God at This
    Books

    I Swear to Good You are God at This

    Finding design inspiration online is as easy as pointing and clicking but there's something special about the feel of bound paper. Design and creative consulting company Holiday Matinee founder...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.17.10

  20. Pinboard of the Day: Winter Wonderland
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    Pinboard of the Day: Winter Wonderland

    With the Northeast still digging itself out from under the snow, we offer these cozy winter abodes as cataloged on the Dwell Pinterest board, Winter Wonderland. Stay warm, friends!

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.12.13

  21. Pinterest Board of the Day: Graphic Design & Illustrations
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    Pinterest Board of the Day: Graphic Design & Illustrations

    In Philip Baxter Meggs' A History of Graphic Design, he states graphic design's "essence is to give order to information, form to ideas, expression and feeling to artifacts that document human...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.28.13

  22. Tumblr of the Week: Usrdck
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    Tumblr of the Week: Usrdck

    "Cool things around the globe. Every day. Always fresh."—that's the motto of Frankfurt, Germany–based photographer Maik Lipp's Tumblr. We like Lipp's mix of architecture, interiors, products, and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.11.13

  23. Lucy Feagins' Local Discoveries from Australia
    In The Modern World

    Lucy Feagins' Local Discoveries from Australia

    In our September 2013 issue, we asked some of our favorite online design writers to introduce their latest local discoveries. Check out Diana Moss of Miss Moss and Katie Treggiden of Confessions of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.06.13

  24. Scandinavian Interiors on Pinterest
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    Scandinavian Interiors on Pinterest

    Inspired by the Vedbæk House, a former fishermen's cottage outside of Copenhagen, we've gathered a sampling of Scandinavian interiors from our Pinterest boards.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.13.13

  25. A Look at Lego Bombing
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    A Look at Lego Bombing

    You've heard of yarn bombing (as evidence of its mainstream status, yarn bombing has even shown up in a Roche Bobois ad), but have you seen Lego bombing?

    written by: Sara Ost
    01.29.13

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