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  1. Prefab Jazz

    Prefab Jazz

    Jazz has a history of being recorded in intimate spaces. And I don't mean the small after-hours clubs or closet-cum-studios plenty of the greats suffered through. Take legendary Blue Note...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  2. When the Future Had Fins: Fantastical Vintage Auto Drawings
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    When the Future Had Fins: Fantastical Vintage Auto Drawings

    Dwell on Design speaker and gallery director Christopher W. Mount opens a new L.A. exhibition of automotive drawings spanning 1959–1973.

    written by: Erika Heet

  3. Preview: Cleantech Corridor Competition
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    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

  4. Creative Proposals for New Teaching Facility at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
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    Creative Proposals for New Teaching Facility at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

    A design competition drew submissions for a new teaching facility, dubbed the ONE Lab, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard's renovated Building 128. The building is among a series of structures dedicated to...

    written by: Allie Weiss

  5. A Space-Saving, Flexible Retail Design in Japan
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    A Space-Saving, Flexible Retail Design in Japan

    In Tokyo, the Japanese interdisciplinary design firm Nosigner has created a space-saving retail concept for the children's shop Aeru. "The space was made to be like a living room where people could...

    written by: Diana Budds

  6. Building the Maxon House: Week 10

    Building the Maxon House: Week 10

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig...

    written by: Lou Maxon

  7. How to Shop for a Sofa
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    How to Shop for a Sofa

    Down cushions? Hardwood frame? New York City interior designer Timothy Brown gives us a quick tutorial on what to inspect when you’re inspecting.

    written by: Aaron Britt

  8. Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana
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    Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana

    A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson

  9. Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin

    Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin

    Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal housing concept creates space in geometric patterns.

    written by: Patrick Sisson

  10. Czech Trek at the Biennale
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    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

  11. Inside Saturdays NYC

    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

  12. Furniture and Film Intersect in a Los Angeles Exhibition

    Furniture and Film Intersect in a Los Angeles Exhibition

    Designer Azadeh Shladovsky collaborates with filmmaker Sayer Danforth on UNSCENE, a film and site-specific installation at her new studio.

    written by: Erika Heet

  13. Modern Designs from the Philippines

    Modern Designs from the Philippines

    Twice a year, the Manila FAME design show highlights locally produced furniture, lighting, and products. In the Philippines, wood and rattan or textile weaving are prevalent, and many local...

    written by: Allie Weiss

  14. The Corner Store, San Francisco

    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

  15. Stoa Design
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    Stoa Design

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

    written by: Shonquis Moreno

  16. Tiny Prefabricated House Can Be Built in Two Days
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    Tiny Prefabricated House Can Be Built in Two Days

    Swedish architect Jonas Wagell has developed a prefabricated cabin concept that takes up a mere 160 square feet.

    written by: Allie Weiss

  17. lamesadevenn: Part One

    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

  18. Designer Spotlight: Matthew Plumstead

    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

  19. Houses We Love

    House of the Week: Indoor-Outdoor Brazilian Modern Home

    Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow

    written by: Luke Hopping

  20. Mod Men
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    Mod Men

    Todd Goddard and Andrew Mandolene have a spring in their step since completing their restoration of the near-derelict 1957 home of architect Arthur Witthoefft, who says, “I can’t get...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jason Schmidt

  21. MAIK's Experimental Danish Design
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    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

  22. Dutch Master

    Dutch Master

    Limitations—–even in choice of wardrobe—–fuel the creative fires of Dutch master Karel Martens. His influential graphic design career spans nearly half a century, and he...

    written by: Amber Bravo

  23. Pod Living

    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

  24. Chris Hardy Design

    Chris Hardy Design

    Name the hubs for emerging American designers and you'll likely hear the usual suspects of Seattle, San Francisco, and Brooklyn. Look southward, too, though, for a crop of energetic young guns set...


  25. A Mama's Touch

    A Mama's Touch

    Nina Tolstrup, the Danish furniture and product designer, who works under the name Studiomama, has been carving herself an enviable reputation in the UK.

    written by: Grant Gibson
    photos by: Ben Anders