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  1. Sea Ranch in the Suburbs
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    Sea Ranch in the Suburbs

    Whether you consider it democracy at work or architectural sacrilege, the online retailer houseplans.com has begun selling blueprints for homes in The Sea Ranch, the legendary planned community...

    written by: David A. Greene
    04.03.09

  2. On the Fence
    Outdoor

    On the Fence

    This “landscaped outdoor room” near Farrar Pond, Massachusetts, uses simple construction to create complex effects.

    written by: Michael Grozik
    photos by: Charles Mayer
    02.04.09

  3. Homeland Ingenuity
    Essay

    Homeland Ingenuity

    How do American companies maintain handcrafted detail while producing fast enough—and in large enough quantities—to satisfy profit margins and consumers accustomed to instant...

    written by: Caroline Tiger
    09.11.12

  4. Other Space Odysseys
    Event Spotlight

    Other Space Odysseys

    Last week, Other Space Odysseys: Greg Lynn, Michael Maltzan, Alessandro Poli opened at the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal, Quebec. The exhibition explores solutions for space travel...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.16.10

  5. Yakitate!
    Dwell on Design

    Yakitate!

    Yakitate, or "freshly-baked" in Japanese, is an accurate description of the piping hot talent curated by the online design magazine designboom for this year's Dwell on Design. Eight...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.17.11

  6. Los Angeles Designers at Milan Design Week
    Travel Reports

    Los Angeles Designers at Milan Design Week

    Los Angeles designers Matthew Sullivan, Tanya Aguiñiga, and Ben Medansky exhibited their work during the 2014 Milan Design Week as part of the L.A. x Milano project curated by Bold LA and BPM...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.18.14

  7. 10 Ways to Use Shoji Screens
    Design 101

    10 Ways to Use Shoji Screens

    Shoji screens are used everywhere from George Nakashima's Reception House to actor Vincent Kartheiser's tiny Hollywood bungalow, and they remain a time-tested way of allowing light in and keeping...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.25.13

  8. Furniture Design Series: The Side Table
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    Furniture Design Series: The Side Table

    In the fourth installment of our furniture series on tables (see past series on the Kitchen Table, Dining Table, and Coffee Table) we present the side table. It's that perfect extra spot to set a...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.20.13

  9. Dwell on Design Editors' Picks
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design Editors' Picks

    Highlights from the products, furniture, and lighting at Dwell on Design 2013, handpicked by Dwell editors.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.25.13

  10. Playgrounds Worth A Trip
    Outdoor

    Playgrounds Worth A Trip

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Paige Johnson
    07.18.11

  11. 10,000 Bones Cover the Walls of this Mexico Restaurant
    Travel Reports

    10,000 Bones Cover the Walls of this Mexico Restaurant

    Ignacio Cadena’s new Jalisco, Mexico restaurant concept, the aptly named Hueso, is covered in bones.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.06.14

  12. A 40-Story Skyscraper Built of Wood May Not Be Far from Reality
    A Great Idea

    A 40-Story Skyscraper Built of Wood May Not Be Far from Reality

    A new generation of buildings are proving that tall wood construction is a rising trend.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.17.14

  13. Family Ski Retreat is a World Away from Cars and Cares
    My House

    Family Ski Retreat is a World Away from Cars and Cares

    San Francisco–based designer Maca Huneeus created her family’s weekend retreat near Lake Tahoe with a relaxed, sophisticated sensibility.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    02.22.15

  14. Five of the World's Most Innovative Sustainable Designs
    Green

    Five of the World's Most Innovative Sustainable Designs

    From Tasmania to California, these cutting-edge homes prove that sustainable practice is universal.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.22.15

  15. 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

  16. American Cycle: Modern Gear for Biking
    Product

    American Cycle: Modern Gear for Biking

    Dwell’s roundup of tech-savvy biking gear and stylish new cycles will give you more reasons to ride. In a poor paraphrase of George Orwell, two wheels good, four wheels bad.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.20.14

  17. Desert Utopia
    House Tours

    Desert Utopia

    With this elegant steel prototype, Marmol Radziner and Associates launch a new prefab venture with the goal of bringing their modern design sensibilities to a broader market.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    01.17.09

  18. Supplant Your Lawn
    A Great Idea

    Supplant Your Lawn

    It’s both water-wise and 
wallet-wise to consider alternatives to a grassy lawn. As 
more homeowners reach this conclusion, inventive designers are finding new ways to achieve beautiful,...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    02.21.10

  19. San Francisco's New Bus Shelters
    Travel Reports

    San Francisco's New Bus Shelters

    Though they're not exactly the hottest design news in town, my daily walk to work up Sansome Street from the Montgomery BART stop has gained two attractive new bits of infrastructure in the past...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.22.10

  20. Dwell's Innovate It! Winners Announced
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    Dwell's Innovate It! Winners Announced

    Phase II of Dwell's Innovate it! design competition has ended. Many Innovators from the Dwell community answered the call and submitted their redesigns for the three problem objects we chose...

    written by: Keven Matsuzaka
    06.17.09

  21. Recycling the Unrecyclable
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    Recycling the Unrecyclable

    It is nearly impossible to talk about materials today without invoking a full-fledged powwow about life cycle analysis, carbon footprints, and potential upcycling. Especially in the building...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.30.09

  22. Sweet Nothing
    Green

    Sweet Nothing

    We’re heading into an uncertain future, but two things are clear: Technology is getting better and the environment is getting worse. Fortunately, the former offers solutions for the latter,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.08.09

  23. Villa La Roche
    Travel Reports

    Villa La Roche

    Nestled in a leafy alleyway in Paris's famous 16th arrondissement, Villa La Roche is a prime reflection of modernist architecture in France.  Built between 1923 and 1925 by Le Corbusier, it...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    07.13.10

  24. The Making of Modern Furniture
    How To

    The Making of Modern Furniture

    We chat with the designers and the factories who produce some of the most iconic pieces of furniture. Plus, learn the real cost of rip-offs.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.07.14

  25. Roger Kurath on Prefab
    Dwell on Design

    Roger Kurath on Prefab

    We get a nice double dose of architect Roger Kurath, principal of Design*21, this year at Dwell on Design. First check out the Tatami Residence he designed in Marina del Rey on the Westside Home...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.22.11

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