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  1. Gusto: A Guide to Restaurant Design
    Food

    Gusto: A Guide to Restaurant Design

    Just as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, "the essence of restaurant design cannot be found in any one element but in the unity of all ingredients working together to create a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.21.10

  2. Unauthorized Moss Art
    Post

    Unauthorized Moss Art

    From Banksy to Katsu to Iz the Wiz, we often hear about guerilla graffiti artists who've taken their social critiques to the streets with powerful images and strong words.  Along a quieter...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.10.09

  3. Less is...
    Post

    Less is...

    Less is more. Or maybe, less is a bore. Perhaps, less is only more when more is no good. Regardless of whether you agree with the modernist motto of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ("Less is more&qu...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.11.09

  4. Phaidon's 20th Century World Architecture Atlas
    Books

    Phaidon's 20th Century World Architecture Atlas

    On November 1st, Phaidon debuted 20th Century World Architecture: The Phaidon Atlas. It's a huge book with some 750 works of last century's architecture that range from homes to civic structures to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.13.12

  5. Wonders of the World
    Books

    Wonders of the World

    Though not strictly modern—well, not modern at all, really—the Wonders of the World series of books from Harvard Universtiy Press remains my favorite ongoing run of architectural tomes....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.15.09

  6. Dwell on Design Keynote: Cameron Sinclair
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design Keynote: Cameron Sinclair

    We are so pleased to have Cameron Sinclair, co-founder and CEO of Architecture for Humanity, as our keynote speaker at Dwell on Design 2012. Sinclair and his organization have been effecting real...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.04.12

  7. The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House
    Post

    The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House

    Before the word "solar" evoked images of flat PV panels stuck on rooftops, many architects already had a mind to use the sun to maximum advantage in their designs. I recently discovered a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.15.09

  8. 7 Modern Bookend Designs
    Post

    7 Modern Bookend Designs

    From a discreet, incognito standee to a playful metal addition, our top seven bookend picks will help you keep those tumbling books at bay!

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.01.13

  9. Graphic Designer Richard Hollis at NYC Artists Space
    Event Spotlight

    Graphic Designer Richard Hollis at NYC Artists Space

    Seminal British graphic designer Richard Hollis gets his first retrospective exhibition in the United States at New York City's Artists Space.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.03.13

  10. Fertile Grounds
    House Tours

    Fertile Grounds

    Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll. And with the voracious design appetites of a family of gastronomically inclined clients, this concrete...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    02.26.10

  11. Brownstone Brooklyn
    Interviews

    Brownstone Brooklyn

    In our New York issue, on newsstands now, we take a look at all five boroughs of America's biggest, most vital city. One that ends up getting quite a bit of play in Dwell is increasingly-less...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.01.11

  12. Workstead Lighting
    Product

    Workstead Lighting

    Earlier this month, Workstead, a Brooklyn–based design firm comprised of Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler, unveiled their fledgling line of lighting.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.22.10

  13. Lincoln Center Inside Out
    Post

    Lincoln Center Inside Out

    Lincoln Center Inside Out is a new book chronicling Diller Scofidio + Renfro's renovation of the famed New York City venue. Not only does it tell the story of the firm's fantastic and arduous...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.14.13

  14. 6 Modern Host/Hostess Gifts
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    6 Modern Host/Hostess Gifts

    Summer is a time for visiting with friends and family. No matter where your travels take you this season, never arrive empty-handed with these six modern host/hostess gifts.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.09.13

  15. Love Earth: Eco Ideas and Designs
    Books

    Love Earth: Eco Ideas and Designs

    Victionary's new book, Love Earth, is an ode to green design—the cover is even made from the recycled scraps from the bookmaking process. Inside its cover, the volume starts with a mini-book...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.03.11

  16. Catch A Wave
    Finishing Touch

    Catch A Wave

    An undulating wall made from over 40,000 dowels adds a dose of awe to a Massachusetts loft.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: John Horner
    01.24.13

  17. Behind The Scenes with TASCHEN Art Directors at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Behind The Scenes with TASCHEN Art Directors at Dwell on Design

    Join us this weekend at Dwell on Design, where we'll be getting the scoop on information design and book jacket design courtesy of two TASCHEN art directors, Andy Disl and Josh Baker.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.20.13

  18. Cityscapes: SF's Buildings
    Books

    Cityscapes: SF's Buildings

    The San Francisco Chronicle boasts one of our nation's best architecture critics in John King. We happy citizens of the City by the Bay look out for his column in each Tuesday's paper, though his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.12.11

  19. The Third and The Seventh
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    The Third and The Seventh

    Late last week I was preparing to blog about this short film by Alex Roman, and clearly so were lots of other people, judging by the fact that today Roman's dedicated site, thirdseventh.com,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.12.10

  20. Michigan: Day One
    Travel Reports

    Michigan: Day One

    As I noted last week via the blog and Twitter, and my colleague Amanda so aptly showed in this slideshow, I was in Michigan last week. It was my first trip to the state and I had a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.20.10

  21. Modern Ritual
    Interviews

    Modern Ritual

    When it came time to partake in rituals like lighting the Shabbat candles or setting the seder plate, designer Stanley Saitowitz of Natoma Architects, Inc., saw nothing but a sea of Star of David...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Robyn Twomey
    04.30.12

  22. A Week at the Airport: Part II
    Books

    A Week at the Airport: Part II

    Earlier this week I had a go at the first half of Alain de Botton's new book A Week at the Airport, where he reports on a week spent at Heathrow's Terminal 5 as the airport's writer-in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.28.10

  23. Kamal Letterpress Art
    Product

    Kamal Letterpress Art

    I stumbled onto Kamal Patel's letterpress work in the Chronicle Books 2010 publication The Little Book of Letterpress, which highlights work by letterpress studios around the globe. The work by her...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.19.11

  24. Eight Questions for Graham Pullin
    Profiles

    Eight Questions for Graham Pullin

    Graham Pullin is an interaction designer who teaches at the University of Dundee in Scotland. His new book is Design Meets Disability, out next month from MIT Press. I had a chance to ask Pullin a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.30.09

  25. Remaking the Past: Simon Watts
    Interviews

    Remaking the Past: Simon Watts

    In June 2003, Simon Watts, a San Francisco furniture maker and author of the book Building a Houseful of Furniture, returned from vacation and was stunned to find his apartment of 15 years...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Douglas Adesko
    07.31.09

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