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  1. Maison & Objet: Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Maison & Objet: Part 2

    I'm just back from Paris, and still processing all the exciting new furnishings, accessories, and objets I spied at Maison & Objet over the weekend. In case you missed my first dispatch, check...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.27.11

  2. Winners of "Healthy Homes" for Haiti
    Post

    Winners of "Healthy Homes" for Haiti

    In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, ARCHIVE, a non-profit whose efforts center on the use of housing as a strategy for preventing illness and providing care among...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.12.11

  3. New Power Generation
    Green

    New Power Generation

    Long before smoke-spouting power plants were relegated to the remote outskirts of the industrial city, large-scale energy generators were common sights in urban landscapes. Pushback from the...

    written by: Asami Novak
    01.03.11

  4. The Design of the Paris Metro
    Travel Reports

    The Design of the Paris Metro

    The Paris metro was born with the same furor as the Eiffel Tower, right on time for the World Expo at the turn of the 20th century. Over the past few months, I've spent nearly an hour everyday...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.24.10

  5. Logo Showdown
    Post

    Logo Showdown

    I recently spent an afternoon merrily clicking my way through 'Brand New,' a website manned by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit, two graphic designers who dedicate themselves to, among other...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.26.10

  6. Concorso d'Eleganza 2010
    Travel Reports

    Concorso d'Eleganza 2010

    On the banks of Lake Como, in the Lombardy region of Italy, rests the location of one of the most prestigious automobile events in the world, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este....

    written by: Bret Robins
    photos by: Bret Robins
    05.24.10

  7. New MIT Media Lab Opens Doors
    Travel Reports

    New MIT Media Lab Opens Doors

    The Media Lab at MIT is an unmatched incubator of unlikely partnerships -- where academia and industry hold hands, and where art and technology are inseparable. Designed by Prtizker Prize-winning...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    03.09.10

  8. The Dwell Guide to Kitchen Design
    Design 101

    The Dwell Guide to Kitchen Design

    Is your kitchen too drab? Feeling the pinch of cramped cooking quarters? Appliances dating from the stone age? We've got you covered. To coincide with our Rooms We Love special issue now on...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.14.13

  9. Omer Arbel
    Interviews

    Omer Arbel

    Omer Arbel is a Vancouver–based architect and designer who creates spaces and objects in equal measure. Most recently he designed both the the medals for the 2010 Winter Olympics and and the...

    03.31.10

  10. Design Travel Guide: Cape Town, South Africa
    Travel Reports

    Design Travel Guide: Cape Town, South Africa

    Taking the reigns as 2014’s Design Capital of The Year, Cape Town is happening. Between Design Indaba and a host of local designers, artisans, and architects, we've put together a list of a few of...

    written by: Laura Feinstein
    02.24.14

  11. A Month of Fridays
    Week in Review

    A Month of Fridays

    You heard us right: this week we're bringing you 31 of the best of Friday Finds, our editors' design, architecture, photography, and video discoveries that we've been collecting in a column for...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.27.12

  12. Kristi Reimers of Eco Carmel
    Shops

    Kristi Reimers of Eco Carmel

    In August 2010, Kristi Reimers opened the doors of her shop Eco Carmel to fulfill a dream of starting her own businesses and also to make a difference to her Carmel, California, community and to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.30.11

  13. Emerging Design Talent at imm Cologne
    Travel Reports

    Emerging Design Talent at imm Cologne

    Chief among our interests at any international design show is the work of young designers. That's why on our first day of imm Cologne 2013, the fair held annually in one of Germany's oldest cities,...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    01.17.13

  14. Edgeless School: Design for Learning
    Event Spotlight

    Edgeless School: Design for Learning

    Edgeless School: Design for Learning is an exhibition currently on view at the Center for Architecture. An exploration of how new approaches to learning are being interpreted and facilitated by...

    written by: Sara Dierck
    11.20.12

  15. Material Explorations with L.A. Firm Layer
    Interviews

    Material Explorations with L.A. Firm Layer

    Situated at the cross-section of architecture, art, and installation, Los Angeles–based architectural practice Layer has consistently managed to delight and surprise. Complex yet not...

    written by: Carren Jao
    07.31.12

  16. ICFF 2012: Offsite Design Exhibitions
    Travel Reports

    ICFF 2012: Offsite Design Exhibitions

    Each spring, New York Design Week gets bigger and better thanks in part to an ever-expanding roster at ICFF (more on that here) as well as the dedication of several local organizations presenting...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.24.12

  17. Sixteen Ways of Looking at a Bedouin Tent
    Interviews

    Sixteen Ways of Looking at a Bedouin Tent

    Architect, systems designer, Cradle to Cradle founder, and sustainability guru William McDonough talks entropy, Walker Evans, paper houses, and “buildings like trees” with science...

    written by: Alexis Madrigal
    03.22.12

  18. Best of Paris: 2012 Maison & Objet
    Travel Reports

    Best of Paris: 2012 Maison & Objet

    Maison & Objet, the annual winter design show in Paris, ended last week, and it's taken seven whole days to catch our collective breath and clean off our camera's memory card. The immeubles...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.01.12

  19. The Youngest Guns Contest
    A Great Idea

    The Youngest Guns Contest

    Once again, we're jostling our way into the hallowed halls of academia to ask for images of student-created work.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.20.11

  20. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 3
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 3

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 3: A...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    10.13.11

  21. 30 Minutes With Dieter Rams
    Interviews

    30 Minutes With Dieter Rams

    The word "icon" is thrown around rather freely in the design world, but when discussing Dieter Rams and his body of work, it is the only word that sticks. Last week, on the morning after...

    photos by: Tre Cassetta
    05.18.11

  22. Abe's Penny Live at Artseen in Miami
    Interviews

    Abe's Penny Live at Artseen in Miami

    The worlds of visual arts and creative writing intersect this month in Miami at "Abe's Penny Live," an event hosted by Brooklyn publishing house, Abe's Penny in conjunction with "O,...

    written by: Meredith MacKenzie
    04.18.11

  23. Marc Kristal on Immaterial World
    Interviews

    Marc Kristal on Immaterial World

    One of my favorite writers in Dwell is our contributing editor Marc Kristal. His latest story for us—the centerpiece of the issue, if you ask me—is a mad dash around New York City...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.15.11

  24. Wide White Space
    Event Spotlight

    Wide White Space

    Today the exhibition 'The Way Beyond Art: Wide White Space' opens at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco (through February 5). The show, which investigates graphic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.20.11

  25. The Idea House: Senior Living
    Travel Reports

    The Idea House: Senior Living

    With Americans living longer, there’s growing interest in the concept of aging in place—that is, staying in our own homes for as long as possible. Fortunately, we can look to the senior...

    written by: Emily Young
    photos by: Peter Williams
    11.03.10

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