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  1. Where the Wild Things Aren't
    House Tours

    Where the Wild Things Aren't

    In Vieira do Minho, a small village in northern Portugal, Guilherme Vaz designed a fortresslike retreat that embraces the natural landscape while keeping it at bay.

    written by: Kieran Long
    photos by: David Hughes
    01.16.09

  2. Shoe Supply's Upcycled Design
    Interviews

    Shoe Supply's Upcycled Design

    Belgian design firm Pinkeye recently created a retail space for Antwerp's Shoe Supply that upcycles an entire classroom. Situated on a quiet side street in the city's main retail district, the shop...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.25.11

  3. Flemish Farmhouse Kitchen
    Finishing Touch

    Flemish Farmhouse Kitchen

    For this farmhouse in the Flemish town of Outgaarden, the Belgian architects 51N4E were charged with designing a new kitchen and adjacent storage space. They decided to split their allotted budget...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.02.10

  4. Reflects Well
    Finishing Touch

    Reflects Well

     “The first floor was about making something warm and woody that would blend into the natural environment,” architect Stephen Chung says of his Wayland, Massachusetts, home. &ldquo...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Eirik Johnson
    10.18.10

  5. Pole Star
    Green

    Pole Star

    By creatively manipulating the angles and levels of exterior surfaces on this modest Polish country house, architect Peter Kuczia achieved exceptionally high solar exposure, increasing its capacity...

    written by: Michael Dumiak
    05.13.09

  6. Mountain Dwellings Urban Development in Copenhagen
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    Mountain Dwellings Urban Development in Copenhagen

    In Ørestad—Copenhagen’s tiny but buzzing new hub of urban development—a mountain rises from the flatlands. No ordinary geological behemoth, this sloping peak is a feat of...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    07.21.09

  7. lamesadevenn: Part One
    Renovation

    lamesadevenn: Part One

    In this series, trace the story of lamesadevenn, a green live/work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created for two community groups, La Mesita and La Resolana. Rather than simply becoming a building...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    08.22.11

  8. Stoa Design
    Travel Reports

    Stoa Design

    A philosophical designer based in Beyoğlu relies on handicraft, woodworking, and the universal meaning of nature.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    04.29.13

  9. Designer Spotlight: Matthew Plumstead
    Profiles

    Designer Spotlight: Matthew Plumstead

    Minnesota-based designer Matthew Plumstead has had quite the year. His Integrated Workstation project for Herman Miller won a Red Dot award for best design concept and his Kickstarter campaign ...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.31.12

  10. The Corner Store, San Francisco
    Food

    The Corner Store, San Francisco

    Tiring of the Prohibition-era style pervasive in San Francisco's bars and restaurants, the owners and design team behind recently opened The Corner Store opted to channel "something more in tune...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.16.12

  11. Preview: Cleantech Corridor Competition
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Cleantech Corridor Competition

    Imagine a massive green community running through the heart of Los Angeles where research labs and small businesses exist side-by-side with design-focused companies manufacturing everything from...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.07.10

  12. House in Fukawa
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    House in Fukawa

    Our September Japan Style issue celebrates design influenced or inpired by Japanese culture. In conjunction with the issue, guest writer Cathelijne Nuijsink will be covering residential projects by...

    photos by: Toshiyuki Yano
    08.07.11

  13. Czech Trek at the Biennale
    Travel Reports

    Czech Trek at the Biennale

    Out of all of the exhibits at the Venice Biennale this year, I spent the most time sitting and playing inside the pavilion of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Along with being interactive, dynamic,...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    09.16.10

  14. Inside Saturdays NYC
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    Inside Saturdays NYC

    A surf shop in New York City? Unexpected, sure, but also incredibly chic. Saturdays NYC was founded by three friends, avid surfers who "saw a massive opportunity to bring the surf scene to the city...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.29.12

  15. Frank Vafaee of Proto Homes
    Dwell on Design

    Frank Vafaee of Proto Homes

    In 2008, Frank Vafaee, Manish Desai, and Andre Farhang founded Proto Homes. The Los Angeles-based company designs, builds, and sells homes as products. "When you buy a phone or a car, you...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.20.11

  16. Hideyuki Nakayama's '2004' House
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    Hideyuki Nakayama's '2004' House

    Our September Japan Style issue celebrates design influenced or inpired by Japanese culture. In conjunction with the issue, guest writer Cathelijne Nuijsink will be covering residential projects by...

    08.22.11

  17. MAIK's Experimental Danish Design
    A Great Idea

    MAIK's Experimental Danish Design

    Pronounced "make," MAIK is an experimental Danish design brand founded in 2009 by Andreas Sachse and Rune Rex. I spotted it when I was in Copenhagen last fall and although it was closed, I was able...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.02.12

  18. Pod Living
    Green

    Pod Living

    A pair of Arizona–based architects prove that sleeping in a pod is hardly an extraterrestrial experience.

    written by: David Proffitt
    photos by: Bill Timmerman
    04.21.09

  19. Report from DesignTide Tokyo
    Travel Reports

    Report from DesignTide Tokyo

    Choices, choices, choices. That seemed to be the mantra for furniture designers at this year’s DesignTide Tokyo, a furniture and product expo on at the city’s swanky Midtown Hall this...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    11.04.11

  20. 3 Bedroom Styling Ideas and Resources
    Product Reviews

    3 Bedroom Styling Ideas and Resources

    If your boudoir’s design lacks luster, a set of bedding can spiff things up in a cinch. Selected with comfort and style in mind, our medley of shams, duvets, and blankets will keep...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    07.13.12

  21. Innovative Design: Mooncake Dining Table by +tongtong
    Product

    Innovative Design: Mooncake Dining Table by +tongtong

    The first design to emerge from hot new Toronto design studio +tongtong is Mooncake, an invitingly spare dining table whose removable trays, fashioned after the alluring topography of our...

    written by: Caia Hagel
    07.15.13

  22. Scandinavian Design at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Scandinavian Design at Dwell on Design

    The Scandinavian programming at Dwell on Design, happening June 20-22 in Los Angeles, celebrates the modern design heritage of Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden. Click through the slideshow for...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.09.14

  23. Design Icon: Russel Wright
    Profiles

    Design Icon: Russel Wright

    Industrial designer Russel Wright helped define American postwar living through his tableware, books, and furniture.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.01.14

  24. Forces of Nature Exhibit at 19 Greek Street
    Post

    Forces of Nature Exhibit at 19 Greek Street

    Sustainable design shines at 19 greek street’s Forces of Nature exhibit.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.20.14

  25. Why Design Now?
    Event Spotlight

    Why Design Now?

    Earlier this month, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum unveiled its fourth exhibition in its National Design Triennial series: Why Design Now?. The exhibit features more than 125 projects-...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.24.10

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