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  1. 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

  2. No Grid in Sight
    House Tours

    No Grid in Sight

    Most deserts are dry and dusty expanses of blue skies, bleached soil, and rulerflat horizons. The Colorado Plateau is not one of them. This is a land of stunning contradictions, where thousand-foot...

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    02.26.09

  3. An Eco-Friendly Compact Cabin in Washington
    Houses We Love

    An Eco-Friendly Compact Cabin in Washington

    On Puget Sound, activist and filmmaker Anna Hoover collaborated with Les Eerkes, a principal at Olson Kundig Architects, on a 693-square-foot studio in the woods. Using freecycled materials and a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.16.14

  4. Dominey Pavilion and Carport
    Outdoor

    Dominey Pavilion and Carport

    When Decatur, Georgia, residents Todd and Heather Dominey tasked architect architect William Carpenter of Lightroom Studio to create additional space for their growing family, they turned to the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.06.10

  5. A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin
    Green

    A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin

    Austin couple Anne Suttles and Sam Shah built a house to last their lifetime—and longer. Mixing new efficient systems with old upcycled materials, they keep it weird while keeping it green.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    08.31.11

  6. Sustainable Glass House in Sonoma
    House Tours

    Sustainable Glass House in Sonoma

    Two linked 1,000-square-foot pavilions are greater than a sum of their parts.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    11.19.12

  7. Domestic Ribbon
    House Tours

    Domestic Ribbon

    Armed with a masters in architecture from Columbia University and only 3 years in the field, architectural designer Alan Y. L. Chan renovated a wreck of an apartment in an early 1900s building on...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.08.09

  8. "I Live in an I. M. Pei"
    Travel Reports

    "I Live in an I. M. Pei"

    We return to our "I Live in a _____" series to glimpse inside another unconventional campus living space, this time at Princeton University.  Built in 1973 out of prefabricated...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    02.13.10

  9. Oggetti e Progetti: 30 Years of Alessi
    Event Spotlight

    Oggetti e Progetti: 30 Years of Alessi

    Italian designer and architect Alessandro Mendini, born in Milan in 1931, joined forces with the Italian design factory Alessi in the late 1970s as a kind of Postmodernist design mentor for the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.13.10

  10. Room for Improvement
    A Great Idea

    Room for Improvement

    A few months back, we asked for images of sad-sack living rooms in need of a good sprucing up. We requested photographic evidence and were not disappointed—–snapshots of saggy sofas,...

    01.15.11

  11. Yasuaki Onoda of ArchiAid
    Interviews

    Yasuaki Onoda of ArchiAid

    Architect as emergency response worker: that’s the concept behind ArchiAid, an organization founded after Japan’s March 11th tsunami and earthquake that aims to help revive the battered...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    09.20.11

  12. Dwell Design Lab Recap
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Design Lab Recap

    Over the weekend of October 29th and 30th, Dwell hosted its first ever Design Lab in San Francisco. Bay Area-based designers, architects, and landscape architects gathered at the Millennium Tower...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    10.31.11

  13. Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 1
    Post

    Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 1

    If you liked what you saw in our Young Designers roundup in our May 2012 issue—where we spotlighted 28 up-and-coming design talents from around the globe—then don't miss this extended...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.01.12

  14. Designing Retail: Nike Stadium
    House Tours

    Designing Retail: Nike Stadium

    In an effort to reinvent retail space and foster a community connection, athletic brand Nike started unveiling Nike Stadium locations in 2010. The locations in New York, Berlin, London, Milan,...

    written by: Tim Newcomb
    06.29.12

  15. 7 Cool Kitchen Sinks
    Renovation

    7 Cool Kitchen Sinks

    Looking to update your kitchen sink? Here are 7 from a broad spectrum of Dwell renovations that will have you thinking beyond stainless steel (although we included a couple of those, too, for good...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.07.13

  16. 7 Cozy Scandinavian Abodes
    Houses We Love

    7 Cozy Scandinavian Abodes

    The northeastern United States is experiencing the first winter storm of the year. On this snow day, take inspiration from Scandinavia, with minimal yet cozy cabins and interiors.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.03.14

  17. 7 Incredible Rooflines
    Houses We Love

    7 Incredible Rooflines

    Many architects say that the roof is the fifth facade. Here, we prove how true that sentiment is with 7 projects from our archives that allow the roof to be the star attraction.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.15.14

  18. Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand
    Profiles

    Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand

    Many innovators helped usher in the Modernist movement, but French architect, furniture maker, and interior designer Charlotte Perriand turned lofty ideals into revolutionary living spaces. Her...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.25.14

  19. Filmore Clark: American Tile
    Product

    Filmore Clark: American Tile

    In the October 2011 issue we're spotlighting all of our favorite American-made design. To lend a hand, we've asked Michael and Ruth Storc of the great site Design Patriot to share their top Made...

    written by: Michael Storc
    09.15.11

  20. 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

  21. Spring Forward: 10 Clocks We Love
    Post

    Spring Forward: 10 Clocks We Love

    Daylight Savings Time is just around the corner on March 10th. Spring forward and welcome the longer days in style with ten of our favorite wall, table, and alarm clocks.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    03.07.13

  22. Art from Architecture
    We Recommend

    Art from Architecture

    Highlight Gallery's new project, 3020 Laguna Street In Exitum, is open to the public for just one more day–tomorrow, Saturday, February 25, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. So if you're in San Francisco...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.24.12

  23. Design Museum London's Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things
    Post

    Design Museum London's Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things

    Situated on the Thames, moments from the 1894 Tower Bridge and the 2002 City Hall, the Design Museum's location invites reflection on London's design and architectural history. Once inside, the...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    04.30.13

  24. Featured Speaker: Mitchell Joachim
    Dwell on Design

    Featured Speaker: Mitchell Joachim

    Meat houses, McMansions on wheels, and cars that kiss and hug might sound like ideas for an unpublished Dr. Seuss novel, but they are all real concepts championed by architect Mitchell Joachim in...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.11.12

  25. Coffee Break: Cape Town’s Field Offices
    Shops

    Coffee Break: Cape Town’s Field Offices

    In South Africa, Pedersen Lennard has crafted two cafes that showcase the design studio’s modern furniture and love of coffee.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.13.14

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