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  1. Building the Maxon House: Week 19
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 19

    One of the cool side effects of hiring a fantastic architecture firm is you get the expertise of not only the architect and project manager but the collective wisdom of the entire group. Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    07.13.11

  2. Stacked
    Post

    Stacked

    As English writer G. K. Chesterton once declared, "A room without books is like a body without a soul." As we previously explored in Shelf Life, these five homeowners from Japan to Barcelona each...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.26.13

  3. All Rugged Up
    Post

    All Rugged Up

    Ahhhh, the rug. Ever so comfortable, ever so cozy. We compiled six of the plushest rugs not only worthy of your feet, but for showing off too.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.14.13

  4. Product Spotlight: Yield Picnic Bag
    Post

    Product Spotlight: Yield Picnic Bag

    We're digging the new multi-purpose Picnic Bag from San Francisco based Yield Design Co. It goes from being an everyday stylish and useful tote bag to a picnic blanket in a pinch. ...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.13.13

  5. Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011: Part I
    Travel Reports

    Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011: Part I

    This week marks the return of the Stockholm Furniture Fair, the largest annual design event in the Nordic part of the world. Celebrating its sixtieth year in existence, the fair is hosting nearly...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    02.09.11

  6. A Look Back at Habitat '67 with Moshe Safdie
    Context

    A Look Back at Habitat '67 with Moshe Safdie

    The architect looks back at Habitat ’67 and shares his thoughts on the future of prefabrication.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    12.30.12

  7. Another Country Launches
    Product of the Day

    Another Country Launches

    Another Country is a new furniture company owned by Paul de Zwart, the founding publisher of Wallpaper magazine. The pieces are produced by hand in a small workshop in Dorset, England, made of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.18.10

  8. 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

  9. Milan 2010: Day Three—Eurocucina
    Travel Reports

    Milan 2010: Day Three—Eurocucina

    On the third day of the 2010 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, we devoted an entire day to Eurocucina, which is a fair-within-a-fair that appears in Milan every two years. Manufacturers, architects...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    04.19.10

  10. Inside Saturdays NYC
    Shops

    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

  11. 11 Buildings by Pritzker Winner Shigeru Ban
    Profiles

    11 Buildings by Pritzker Winner Shigeru Ban

    2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban’s body of work is a showcase of spatial and material innovation.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.25.14

  12. Venice Biennale: Giardini
    Travel Reports

    Venice Biennale: Giardini

    Although the Venice Architecture Biennale invades all nooks and crannies of the four-square-mile island, most of the festival's big-hitters reside under the roof of only one building, the Italian...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.28.10

  13. 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
    04.26.10

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. The Farm Project
    Design 101

    The Farm Project

    For the Farm Project, Mike Meiré abandoned the idea of the hyper-designed kitchen in favor of one where life—of all manners—happens.

    01.30.09

  17. Virtuous Cycles: The Bike Design Project
    Post

    Virtuous Cycles: The Bike Design Project

    A design competition with five teams, fives cities, and one urban utility bike for the masses.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.11.14

  18. 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

  19. Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California
    House Tours

    Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California

    Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of space for an extended family to relax.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: John Linden
    04.02.14

  20. British Designers Craft for the Crown
    Latest

    British Designers Craft for the Crown

    Two radically different design installations will celebrate London’s craft heritage.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.01.14

  21. Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle
    How they make it

    Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle

    By painting on the assembly line, German designer Steffen Kehrle turns carpets into canvas.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.25.14

  22. Chicago Crowdsources a Skate Park
    Travel Reports

    Chicago Crowdsources a Skate Park

    Skaters, bikers, and a park advocate are breaking new ground in Chicago's Grant Park.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.21.14

  23. Modern Homes Built Around Trees
    Outdoor

    Modern Homes Built Around Trees

    Wishing to preserve existing sites and the natural beauty of original trees, these seven homes use nature as their centerpiece.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.19.14

  24. Tiny Vacation Shelters in the French Countryside
    Outdoor

    Tiny Vacation Shelters in the French Countryside

    La Nuage, a system of waystations in Bourdeaux, France, lets hikers live in the cloud.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.12.14

  25. Maggie’s Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care
    Event Spotlight

    Maggie’s Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care

    A striking set of designs for patient treatment centers showcases architecture’s power to heal.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.02.14

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