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  1. Wall of Shame
    Design 101

    Wall of Shame

    It started out as a great idea: Do away with wet-plaster wall construction, which required multiple workers taking days or weeks to plaster a house (and weeks or months for the plaster to set). So,...

    03.26.10

  2. Friday Finds 10.14.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.14.11

    Happy Friday to you all! Today we present a round-up of our favorite websites, photos, and videos. From compendiums of obscure book illustrations, to epicurean photography (can you tell it's close...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.14.11

  3. What a Pill
    Product

    What a Pill

    A medicinal metaphor adds a dose of intrigue to a Bluetooth speaker’s design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Jamie Chung
    12.22.14

  4. Things of the Past: 8 Converted Homes
    House Tours

    Things of the Past: 8 Converted Homes

    From factories and garages, to stables and taverns, these repurposed homes have serious soul.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    04.27.15

  5. New Kids' Line from Heath
    Product

    New Kids' Line from Heath

    Ok, ok—so we here at Dwell are known for our unabashed love of all things Heath. But in our defense, they make it really difficult not to love them whenever they roll out new products. Case...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.26.12

  6. 10 Examples of High Impact Modern Tile
    Product Reviews

    10 Examples of High Impact Modern Tile

    Choosing tile for a remodel or renovation is tricky business and the right tile choice can undoubtably elevate a design to new heights. Here, we've gathered some excellent samples of modern tile...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.24.13

  7. Sam Kaufman on Breuer's B32
    Interviews

    Sam Kaufman on Breuer's B32

    I moved apartments over the weekend, and in the great push to clean out the old place in anticipation of the new, I decided to finally do away with a set of (free at the time) dining...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.27.10

  8. Helsinki Ink
    How To

    Helsinki Ink

    Step inside Marimekko’s printing factory for a look at how its iconic textiles come to life.

    written by: Katja Lindroos
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    07.22.11

  9. Porcelanosa Tile Showroom Visit
    Travel Reports

    Porcelanosa Tile Showroom Visit

    Back in June, Dwell was kindly invited by Spanish tile manufacturer Porcelanosa to tour their impressive factory. We first highlighted their Krion solid surfaces and now we're back for more. Here...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.15.13

  10. Six Striking Ceilings
    Rooms We Love

    Six Striking Ceilings

    Surfaces overhead get the royal treatment in these six residences spanning a renovated factory in upstate New York to a serene wood home in Japan.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.12.14

  11. Upwardly Mobile Homes
    House Tours

    Upwardly Mobile Homes

    When it comes to real estate, the trailer park gets a bad rap. But some designers think that this forsaken corner of the market is worthy of reevaluation—and even resuscitation.

    written by: Rick Polito
    05.13.09

  12. Dwell Patterns with Heath Ceramics
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell Patterns with Heath Ceramics

    Dwell and Sausalito–based Heath Ceramics have more than a few things in common. We're both design-focused Bay Area companies. We both have a dedication to modernism. And we both provide...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.18.10

  13. Swiss Design at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Swiss Design at Dwell on Design

    It's coming up Swiss at this year's Dwell on Design. On Saturday, June 23rd, we'll be talking to two sets of panelists on the Design Innovation Stage, with additional Swiss handicraft shown on the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.13.12

  14. Grand Prix Chair
    Product

    Grand Prix Chair

    In 1957, Danish designer Arne Jacobsen created the Grand Prix chair for Fritz Hansen—two years after rising to furniture-design fame with his Series 7 chair and five years after his Ant chair...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.11.09

  15. How To

    The Trabecula Bench: Slicing

    The design files are sent to EOS GmbH, a Munich-based factory with six different types of laser-sintering machines. Before they begin, a slicing software divides the Trabecula into some 6,000 cross...

    01.01.09

  16. Rough Frame Construction
    How To

    Rough Frame Construction

    In the third stage of rough frame construction, after painting and prepping, structural insulated panels (SIPs) are dropped in from above and attached to grooves set within the basic frames in...

    01.01.09

  17. Prefab Jazz
    Superstructure

    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
    09.23.11

  18. Preview: Reclaimed Space
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Reclaimed Space

    Among the highlights at last year's Dwell on Design was a cozy modular home created by Reclaimed Space, who hauled their one-of-a-kind structure made from reclaimed and repurposed materials all...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.08.10

  19. Steelwood Chair
    How To

    Steelwood Chair

    Magis—The Steelwood chair from Magis is a product of experience—the suppliers who punch the sheet metal for the back, which adroitly supports four legs and a beech wood seat, are among...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Erwan Bouroullec
    01.25.09

  20. The Alessi 9090
    How To

    The Alessi 9090

    Alessi—In the 1970s, Alessi invested $300,000 to develop its first cooking appliance: a stovetop espresso maker by Richard Sapper. The northern Italian family business had made stainless...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    02.26.09

  21. 111 Navy Chair
    Product

    111 Navy Chair

    I've been lucky enough to visit Emeco's Pennsylvania factory where their iconic chairs are made by hand. It was a religious experience for me, a person with a sick chair fetish. I've also been...

    04.16.10

  22. Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 3
    Renovation

    Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 3

    This blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios." Built in a California factory in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.24.12

  23. Dean’s List Dorms Across America
    House Tours

    Dean’s List Dorms Across America

    The factory-line model is out for student housing; in its place, thoughtful solutions for community living engender enthusiasm for higher education and respect for a greener future. As dorms from...

    written by: Tim Newcomb
    09.20.12

  24. Tallinn, Estonia
    City Guide

    Tallinn, Estonia

    Since the fall of the USSR, Tallinn has managed to look unblinkingly to the future while still retaining vital elements of its past. A hotbed of northern art and design encircling a UNESCO World...

    written by: Jeanine Barone
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    11.09.09

  25. 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

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