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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 5 Ways to Do Living Room Storage
    Rooms We Love

    5 Ways to Do Living Room Storage

    The designers of these homes realized that no living area should go without decent shelf space.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.10.15

  6. 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

  7. Home Tour: Pearson Trent Residence
    Dwell on Design

    Home Tour: Pearson Trent Residence

    Last October we covered the lovely Pearson / Trent Residence by the Los Angeles firm Escher GuneWardena, and next month at Dwell on Design you'll get a chance to see it in person! One of six houses...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.30.11

  8. Texas Bunkhouse
    House Tours

    Texas Bunkhouse

    A film writer and director asked Austin, Texas–based architect Henry Panton to build a bunkhouse with a huge screen porch for family and guests on his 40-acre property in Bastrop, Texas,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Greg Hursley
    07.02.10

  9. "Sustainism": the New Modernism?
    Books

    "Sustainism": the New Modernism?

    Honestly, when the book Sustainism is the New Modernism: A Cultural Manifesto for the Sustainist Era (D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers, New York) first crossed my desk, I wasn't sure how to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.04.11

  10. 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

  11. Tiny Houses
    Post

    Tiny Houses

    Living small is the new way to live big—whether within a tighter, more creatively written budget or physically in fewer square feet. In her new book Tiny Houses, Loud Paper Magazine founder...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.28.09

  12. New Trio from Stout Publishers
    Books

    New Trio from Stout Publishers

    One of the joys of coming in to Dwell every morning is passing by William Stout Architectural Books, maybe the best design bookstore I've seen. In addition to shelves and shelves of books on...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.15.09

  13. London Design Guide by Max Fraser
    Books

    London Design Guide by Max Fraser

    It is perhaps a bit ironic that the official guide to the London Design Festival was fairly poorly designed—the maps in the back of the book were spectacularly unhelpful in trying to navigate...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.30.09

  14. Danny Seo's "Upcycling"
    Books

    Danny Seo's "Upcycling"

    In a new book out this August, upcycling ace Danny Seo guides readers through the craft of taking trash and everyday objects and transforming them into "better, brighter, and cooler things....

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.02.11

  15. Touring Switzerland: Day 4
    Travel Reports

    Touring Switzerland: Day 4

    The morning weather in Madiswil at the Hotel Baeren was gloomy at best. Rain fell sideways as our driver Herr Muster helped us load up the van. We’d been told that sunnier skies awaited us in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.30.09

  16. Friday Finds 7.17.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.17.09

    It's mid-July in San Francisco and you know what that means: Time to break out your wool sweaters! While we watch the morning fog dissipate and wait for some afternoon sun, the Dwell crew...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    07.17.09

  17. Friday Finds 1.29.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 1.29.2010

    The end of the week is nigh and you know what that means—we happily share the linky bounty of the Internet, from rediscovered books on hippie homes to healthy doses of graphic design lust....

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    01.29.10

  18. Promo Daily: Nancy Baron
    Post

    Promo Daily: Nancy Baron

    Today's Photographer Promotional Piece We Love and Why: Nancy Baron

    written by: Julia Sabot
    08.15.13

  19. World’s Most Turkey-Shaped Building
    Post

    World’s Most Turkey-Shaped Building

    The University of Toronto’s John P. Robarts Research Library contains 4.8 million books, 4.1 million microforms, and 740,000 “other” items (probably every episode of Degrassi, among other surprises...

    written by: Jason Wire
    04.27.13

  20. In the City by Nigel Peake
    Post

    In the City by Nigel Peake

    “I begin to know a city through its fragments, walking below tall buildings, along facades of signs, doors, and windows, crossing without knowing from one district to the next, down busy streets...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.05.13

  21. The Editor Is In: 7 Tips for Pitching Stories to Dwell
    Dwell on Design

    The Editor Is In: 7 Tips for Pitching Stories to Dwell

    A perennial highlight of Dwell on Design are our professional consultations—a chance to sit down with licensed architects, designers, and landscapers and get some free design advice. This year we...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.22.13

  22. 5 Cool Design Events this Week
    Event Spotlight

    5 Cool Design Events this Week

    Palm Springs Modernism Week, the Walker Art Center's new painting group exhibition (its first in a decade), a Van Alen Institute book launch, and more. Read on for a listing of design events from...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.19.13

  23. A Collection A Day
    Books

    A Collection A Day

    From delightfully mismatched buttons to colorful spools of thread to vintage typewriter ribbon, a variety of small, unexpected collections can be found in charming little tins. Thanks to artist...

    written by: Stephanie Orma
    03.28.11

  24. Opdahl Remastered
    House Tours

    Opdahl Remastered

    Case Study architect Edward Killingsworth’s masterpiece, the 1957 Opdahl House, fell into ruin, but thanks to a musician with a passion for modernism, it is celebrating its 50th anniversary...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    01.12.10

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