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  1. The Real Cost of Rip-Offs
    The Argument

    The Real Cost of Rip-Offs

    Knockoff furnishings may be cheap, but for the design industry, they come with a heavy price.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.22.12

  2. Back to Nature
    Finishing Touch

    Back to Nature

    A one-of-a-kind house on a Japanese island blurs the indoor-outdoor divide.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Hiroshi Ueda
    04.04.12

  3. Underground House in Seoul
    House Tours

    Underground House in Seoul

    Architect Byoung Soo Cho’s Earth House is quite possibly one of the classiest dugouts ever built. Set amid peaceful woods and rice fields an hour east of Seoul, Korea, the subterranean...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Wooseop Hwang
    03.25.10

  4. 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

  5. Protect and Conserve
    Shops

    Protect and Conserve

    Driven by “an evangelical zeal to save things,” Adam Hills and Maria Speake artfully repurpose landfill-bound materials at their London architectural salvage and design business,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Ben Anders
    01.07.12

  6. The Hill Bathroom
    --Make It Yours

    The Hill Bathroom

    When designer Barbara Hill decided to renovate her 1960s condo in Houston, Texas, she stripped the bathroom down to its bare bones and saw beauty in the blemishes.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    10.09.09

  7. AWAA's Cast Iron Cookware
    Food

    AWAA's Cast Iron Cookware

    There are few things nicer than cooking in cast iron (you can make everything from casseroles to cookies in such a skillet). At this year's Milan Furniture Fair, design team Angell Wyller Aarseth...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.26.11

  8. Steelcase
    Design 101

    Steelcase

    Now that work can be done anywhere, what qualifies as an office?

    written by: Mark Grenier
    01.28.09

  9. Friday Finds 4.23.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 4.23.2010

    This week Friday Finds takes us around the globe to Italy, the Czech Republic, Sweden, and then back to the U.S.A.

    04.23.10

  10. Friday Finds 06.29.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 06.29.12

    In our weekly roundup of design finds, a chic shop in Belgium, an app in the style of classic Braun, a dose of archi-porn, and a critical look at the Westin Bonaventure.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.29.12

  11. Award-Winning Portable Kitchen for Renters
    Product Reviews

    Award-Winning Portable Kitchen for Renters

    N by Naber is a new concept kitchen that features modular cabinets and shelves. The new collection is perfect for renters or for anyone who wants the flexibility of a portable arrangement.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.06.14

  12. The Silenci Chair by o4i
    Product

    The Silenci Chair by o4i

    With the Silenci chair, Stockholm-based o4i—a design studio that focuses on contemporary domestic and public furniture— wage war against "acoustic clutter." Manufactured by de...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.06.11

  13. The World of Sound
    Essay

    The World of Sound

    You could call it the next frontier of architecture and design, but you have to close your eyes to “see” it. The ear inhabits a space, and captures a place, more acutely than the eye.

    11.03.12

  14. Modern Recycled House in the Netherlands
    House Tours

    Modern Recycled House in the Netherlands

    In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    01.17.11

  15. ICFF 2012: Axor Bouroullec Line
    Product

    ICFF 2012: Axor Bouroullec Line

    Today, bathroom fixtures brand Axor celebrated its North American launch of a new collection with renown French designers (and Dwell favorites) Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec called "Axor Bouroullec."...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.18.12

  16. Spiral Staircase Shapes Tokyo Home
    House Tours

    Spiral Staircase Shapes Tokyo Home

    How is a 921-square-foot, 44-level house possible? Witness Tokyo architect Akihisa Hirata’s mind-bending, shape-shifting solution to small-space living.

    written by: Naomi Pollock
    photos by: Koichi Torimura
    11.12.12

  17. Coolhaus Modern Ice Cream Architecture
    Food

    Coolhaus Modern Ice Cream Architecture

    As we enjoy/endure the hottest day of the year so far in San Francisco, sitting at our desks dreaming of swimming pools, in comes a link to a brand new company out of LA merging two things...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.20.09

  18. Paperfold Lamps
    Post

    Paperfold Lamps

    Architects are notorious for being sticklers for detail. Often, and in the best cases, this leads to beautifully uncomplicated structures and well thought out product design.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.17.09

  19. Magnetic Walls, and Storage Made Sexy
    Finishing Touch

    Magnetic Walls, and Storage Made Sexy

    When architects Hayes and James Slade of Slade Architecture renovated a three-story brownstone in Brooklyn for Ricky Kenig, the owner of the New York City's ubiquitous Ricky's NYC stores, and his...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.17.10

  20. Bike By Me
    Product

    Bike By Me

    I cannot stop playing around on Bike By Me's website.  

    07.25.10

  21. Best DOD Shots
    Dwell on Design

    Best DOD Shots

    When you spill lakes of digital ink and snap loads of pictures documenting your own event (tired of Dwell on Design yet, gentle readers?) you can easily lose perspective of what the folk you're...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.04.11

  22. Steel Life
    House Tours

    Steel Life

    Edge Studio's apartment building with its glass-and-steel facade is a glowing example of the urban renaissance that's gripping Steel City.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Roger Davies
    07.21.09

  23. Hecho en Oaxaca
    Shops

    Hecho en Oaxaca

    An experimental shop in Oaxaca, Mexico, is resuscitating the region’s ancient crafts traditions and bringing indigenous artisans’ designs into the 21st century.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Romina Hierro
    07.09.11

  24. The W Hollywood Residences
    Post

    The W Hollywood Residences

    A transit-oriented mixed-use development in image-obsessed Hollywood? You bet your Botox. This Dwell on Design partner delivers something the hood's been craving: Sustainable, high-density glitz.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    05.20.09

  25. Bjarke Ingels of BIG
    Interviews

    Bjarke Ingels of BIG

    As his firm’s name implies, Bjarke Ingles thinks big. At 34 years old, the founder of BIG, the Bjarke Ingels Group, has broken into Denmark’s architectural scene, which has historically...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.23.09

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