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  1. Mojgan Hariri and Gisue Hariri

    Mojgan Hariri and Gisue Hariri

    The Iran-born sisters blaze a bold path for self-employed architects: Design everything in sight.

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  2. Bulthaup's B2 Kitchen System
    A Great Idea

    Bulthaup's B2 Kitchen System

    With its updated version of the old walk-in hearth, Bulthaup deconstructs the kitchen into a freestanding system fit for a modern ascetic.

    written by: Deborah Bishop

  3. 101 Prefab
    Design 101

    101 Prefab

    Everything you wanted to know about prefab but were afraid to ask! We've tapped the brain behind popular web resource FabPreFab to explain the birds and bees of manufactured housing.

    written by: Michael Sylvester

  4. Grow Bottles

    Grow Bottles

    If you live in an apartment or otherwise lack a patch in which to plant a garden, Potting Shed Creations Grow Bottles (also available at sustainable-living shop Branch) might be your answer to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  5. A New L.A. Exhibition Celebrates California Modernism
    We Recommend

    A New L.A. Exhibition Celebrates California Modernism

    Two artists working in different media—painting and silk screening—join forces at a gallery near downtown to focus on midcentury architecture and design. The show, “California Modernists,” opens...

    written by: Erika Heet

  6. On a Peaceful Wooded Lot, a Futuristic Toronto Home is Buzzing with Smart Tech
    House Tours

    On a Peaceful Wooded Lot, a Futuristic Toronto Home is Buzzing with Smart Tech

    In a leafy Toronto neighborhood, a Cor-Ten–clad family home is wired for the future.

    written by: Laura Mauk

  7. 6 Amazing Facade Makeovers

    6 Amazing Facade Makeovers

    Designing a modern house doesn't have to mean building from the ground up. These six renovations show how to update existing facades with modern details and bring old buildings into the future.

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  8. AWAA's Cast Iron Cookware

    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

  9. Amazing House is Half Historic and Half Modern
    Houses We Love

    Amazing House is Half Historic and Half Modern

    A historic home in Phoenix steps into the 21st century.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Jason Roehner

  10. World's Tallest Lego Tower

    World's Tallest Lego Tower

    Remember those lazy days making Lego houses and hospitals, clicking everything into place and feeling that you'd really built something?  Well imagine being one of the kids that helped build...

    written by: Laure Joliet

  11. Three Great House Blogs

    Three Great House Blogs

    People blog about just about everything, so why not the massive undertaking of building your house? More and more, we're coming across great chronicles of how a prefab comes together or a...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  12. The Bathroom Reinvented

    The Bathroom Reinvented

    Exploring everything from conceptual ideas about waterless toilets to just what it takes to integrate a greywater system into a residence, Dwell leads the conversation online about the future of...


  13. Touring Switzerland: Day 1
    Travel Reports

    Touring Switzerland: Day 1

    I got into Zurich around 9:00 AM on Sunday, rather wiped out from my flight from San Francisco via Newark. Fading, but anxious to get out and see the town, I called up Zurich-based architect Felix...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  14. Ardor for Ada

    Ardor for Ada

    When putting together a room, it's easy to lapse into the "Everything-must-be-a-showpiece" mentality, and though that can certainly make for high octane interior design, just as often it...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  15. Friday Finds 4.2.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 4.2.2010

    This is how the Dwellians show you that we care—by sharing our prized Internet finds of the week. Today's offering includes everything from politics and Peeps to typography and trousers.

    written by: Amanda Dameron

  16. 8 Bright Modern Table Lamps
    Product Reviews

    8 Bright Modern Table Lamps

    Searching high and low for your ideal table lamp? Brighter days are ahead.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Peter Belanger

  17. A Three-Factory Tour
    Design 101

    A Three-Factory Tour

    Inside vast concrete buildings all over the world, gizmos and gears (assisted by human hands, of course) assemble everything from enormous plasma TVs to endless rolls of colorful fabric to high-end...

    written by: Sam Grawe

  18. Green

    A Whole New Dynamic

    The wood for the 7.83 Hz house is grown and cut using biodynamic farming practices.


  19. David Trubridge Interview

    David Trubridge Interview

    Environment is inspiration for British-born, New Zealand–based David Trubridge, but eco-design is a label he eschews: “We do everything we can, but this greenwashing trend can create a...

    written by: Jordan Kushins

  20. Worth the Wait
    House Tours

    Worth the Wait

    Tucked into the side of a scenic San Francisco hill, one of the city’s more diminutive houses battles everything from dry rot to obstructionist neighbors in order to grow up.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Zubin Shroff

  21. Good Mews
    House Tours

    Good Mews

    Brad Smith’s compact former coach house, tucked away in one of London’s many hidden cobbled mews, was in need of a radical over-haul when his partner Brian Brennan moved in. Scape...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    photos by: Peter Marlow

  22. Eco-Friendly Rustic Cabin Retreat in Canada

    Eco-Friendly Rustic Cabin Retreat in Canada

    With windows recycled from a Toronto skyscraper, Barerock is both rustic cabin and high-tech, eco-friendly retreat.

    written by: Dominic Ali

  23. Made in America: Shinola Brand Gets a Reboot

    Made in America: Shinola Brand Gets a Reboot

    Shinola, a new brand promoting domestic manufacturing, aims to bring cottage industry back to the factory spaces of Detroit.

    written by: Eujin Rhee

  24. A Coastal Getaway in Maine Inspired by Camping and Frank Lloyd Wright
    Houses We Love

    A Coastal Getaway in Maine Inspired by Camping and Frank Lloyd Wright

    When a traditional architectural style meets handmade details in Maine, the result is a quietly modern retreat.

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    photos by: Adrian Gaut

  25. Designing Data: Information's Artistic Side

    Designing Data: Information's Artistic Side

    Data defines the way we build and the way we design our cities and structures—at least if we want to build smart, says Roger Wood, founder of San Francisco-based Art+Data Institute. Wood, in...

    written by: Tim Newcomb