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  1. 10 Modern Black Lamps
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    10 Modern Black Lamps

    The lesson of the little black dress is that the surest way to go chic is to go black. Here are ten options for when you want your lighting to go noir.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.07.14

  2. The Future of Mobility
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    The Future of Mobility

    Dwell's discussion with Volvo at the Palm Springs Museum during Modernism Week touched on the past but revolved heavily around the future. Automobiles limited to combustion engine technology face...

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.28.14

  3. Decorating with Earth Tones: Brown
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    Decorating with Earth Tones: Brown

    When it comes to interior design it seems like some colors get all the glory. Here, we turn the spotlight on one of the underdogs—Brown, and prove how the earth tone can be rich, warm, and act as a...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.07.13

  4. 6 Modern Homes in Connecticut
    Houses We Love

    6 Modern Homes in Connecticut

    Although New Canaan gets the award for modernism in Connecticut (Breuer, Johnson...), the Constitution State has been known to welcome other forms of modern architectural experimentation. Here are...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.28.13

  5. Dwell Los Angeles Home Tours Day #1 Preview: West Side
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell Los Angeles Home Tours Day #1 Preview: West Side

    Representing the architectural eclecticism of L.A.’s west side, the five homes selected for day one of the Dwell Los Angeles Home Tours, to be held on Saturday, June 15, include both midcentury and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.22.13

  6. Design Classic: Bertoia Seating Collection
    Rewind

    Design Classic: Bertoia Seating Collection

    A look at the history of Harry Bertoia's iconic steel wire seating collection from 1951, and a few Dwell homes that showcase the chairs to their best advantage.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    03.19.14

  7. Marrakech Biennale: Higher Atlas
    Travel Reports

    Marrakech Biennale: Higher Atlas

    The Marrakech Biennale is in its fourth go here in Morocco's cultural capitol, and though much of the citywide exhibition deals with photography, sculpture and the like, the main show Higher Atlas...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    03.06.12

  8. Architecture Tour: Brandeis Modern
    Travel Reports

    Architecture Tour: Brandeis Modern

    Architecture critic Alexandra Lange invites Dwell along as she observes a little-known trove of midcentury architecture at Brandeis University near Boston.

    written by: Alexandra Lange
    02.10.14

  9. It's Musical in the Modern World
    House Tours

    It's Musical in the Modern World

    Dwell has been exploring how acoustics factor into architecture, most recently in contributor William Hamilton's essay "The World of Sound" and in the forthcoming May issue on Steven Holl's Daeyang...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.29.13

  10. Building the Pentimento House
    Renovation

    Building the Pentimento House

    David Barragan and Jose Maria Saez call their Pentimento House "an architecture to be naked to connect with its surroundings." Built using a new, Lego-like modular prefab system the two architects...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.16.12

  11. Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed
    Week in Review

    Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

    Each week Dwell.com delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    06.14.13

  12. Cardboard Workshop
    Travel Reports

    Cardboard Workshop

    A celebration of all things impromptu and participatory, Kawamata's Cardboard Workshop at the Centre Pompidou in Paris has seen many different rebirths over the past few months. Over the weekend,...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.04.10

  13. Striking Green Homes We Love
    Green

    Striking Green Homes We Love

    From Ontario to El Salvador we take a look at 7 complex and sustainable homes around the world.

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.13.13

  14. An Angular Futuristic House in Georgia
    House Tours

    An Angular Futuristic House in Georgia

    The Decatur, Georgia, residence belonging to two book authors is an angular exercise in creating a dynamic structure. "It has energy and does not feel heavy or is static," says architect Staffan...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.09.13

  15. 8 Spiral Staircases
    Design 101

    8 Spiral Staircases

    Somewhere between the Villa Savoye and shag-carpeted condos in Mammoth, the spiral staircase lost its way. Architects have brought it back in as an efficient, space-saving way of getting from here...

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.18.13

  16. Red, Wood, and Blue
    House Tours

    Red, Wood, and Blue

    An entreprenurial pair of Belgian brothers land in one of Texas's few bohemian oases, become property owners, and find that sharing a house in adulthood isn't half bad.

    written by: Sam Martin
    10.23.09

  17. Touring the Freitag Factory
    Travel Reports

    Touring the Freitag Factory

    One of the highlights of my recent trip to Switzerland was a tour of Freitag factory in Zurich. The messenger bags first designed and developed by Markus and Daniel Freitag in 1993 have become...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.14.09

  18. Hay Is for Horses, Straw Is for Houses
    Green

    Hay Is for Horses, Straw Is for Houses

    In the Napa Valley, one sustainable residence elegantly demonstrates straw bale technology.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: JD Peterson
    09.10.09

  19. Behind the Scenes: Finnish Designer Yrjo Kukkapuro at Home
    House Tours

    Behind the Scenes: Finnish Designer Yrjo Kukkapuro at Home

    A look behind the scenes at the making of Dwell's June 2014 feature story on the home and studio of Finnish designer Yrjö Kukkapuro, who is now collaborating with Artek to produce his midcentury...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.11.14

  20. Facade Focus: Charred Cedar
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    Facade Focus: Charred Cedar

    Siding is a pretty dull subject—unless you're talking about charred cedar cladding, which makes our hearts go pitter-patter. It's beautiful to look at and practical, too—the ancient Japanese...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.22.13

  21. Modern Homes in Mexico
    Houses We Love

    Modern Homes in Mexico

    In honor of our just having landed at Design Week Mexico, Dwell presents a few of our favorite modern houses in the country.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.18.13

  22. Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles
    House Tours

    Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles

    With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.

    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    05.27.14

  23. At Ground Zero Bedrock, the 9/11 Museum Prepares for Visitors
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    At Ground Zero Bedrock, the 9/11 Museum Prepares for Visitors

    The architects and exhibition designers behind the National September 11 Memorial Museum offer a behind-the-scenes look before it opens next week.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.14.14

  24. 7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen
    Design 101

    7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen

    Danish designer Poul Henningsen had us at the Artichoke lamp, its 72 leaves bursting forth from it like fireworks. Henningsen's other lamps hang in many modern interiors around the world—we thought...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.29.13

  25. Dwell's 8 Favorite Playrooms
    Rooms We Love

    Dwell's 8 Favorite Playrooms

    In these kid-friendly rooms, design is more than mere child's play.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.28.14

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