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  1. Taking Liberties
    House Tours

    Taking Liberties

    Designed and built in 1878 for Judge John Murphy, a 4,400-square-foot white structure has, from the outside, the undeniable characteristics of a classic San Francisco Victorian. Stepped back from...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.19.09

  2. Hecho in Mexico City
    City Guide

    Hecho in Mexico City

    Gallery owner Hilario Galguera escorts us through Mexico City, walking the line of life and death, problem and promise.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    photos by: Livia Corona
    02.26.09

  3. Designy-ness vs. Design
    Post

    Designy-ness vs. Design

    Where is the line between design and "designy-ness"? A recent essay got us thinking about how consumers identify real innovation beneath a cosmetically enhanced product. Join the debate.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.17.09

  4. SIDIM 2010
    Travel Reports

    SIDIM 2010

    This weekend was a celebration of design in Montreal, Canada--particularly pieces created and manufacturer in the city--at the 22nd annual Montreal International Interior Design Show (SIDIM). While...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.29.10

  5. Lowering the Bar
    Design 101

    Lowering the Bar

    A modernist facade can't keep some developments from suffering from that very American malady: sprawl.

    written by: Dave Weinstein
    09.23.09

  6. 12 Tips for Tiny Bathrooms
    Renovation

    12 Tips for Tiny Bathrooms

    If your itty bitty bathroom is ready for a redo, check out these 12 projects that make the most of limited space with clever tricks.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.19.13

  7. John Christakos of Blu Dot
    Interviews

    John Christakos of Blu Dot

    I have always adored Blu Dot's mission: good design at good prices. Heck, I liked them so much I even worked for them. I caught up with Blu Dot's CEO & founder John Christakos and he answered...

    05.05.10

  8. An Industrial Loft in Belgium
    House Tours

    An Industrial Loft in Belgium

    Globetrotting Belgian architect Julien De Smedt carves out a space to call his own in a converted industrial loft building in Brussels.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.16.13

  9. Mississippi Queen
    House Tours

    Mississippi Queen

    When architect Brett Nave and his partner, architect Kelley Bishiop, began developing the Heron Park neighborhood in the coastal town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, they managed to lay 1,200 feet...

    written by: Chris Tackett
    08.22.12

  10. Home Tour Preview
    Dwell on Design

    Home Tour Preview

    One of the most exciting elements of any Dwell on Design is the home tours. We use the same curatorial eye that informs what you see in the pages of the magazine to select the dozen homes in and...

    written by: Jodie Bass
    06.07.11

  11. Building the Maxon House: Week 11
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 11

    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...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    05.11.11

  12. DesignMarch Iceland 2012
    Travel Reports

    DesignMarch Iceland 2012

    For the fourth year in a row, product designers, architects, artists, and fashionistas opened their studio doors across Reykjavik, Iceland, for DesignMarch, a four-day roaming festival of art,...

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: James Nestor
    03.27.12

  13. A Rare Glimpse of Google's Data Centers
    House Tours

    A Rare Glimpse of Google's Data Centers

    Information giant Google has centers all over the world that drive everything you see on the web. These recently released photos show the poetry that goes into organizing the sheer amount of data...

    written by: Skylar Bergl
    10.17.12

  14. MoMA's Small Scale, Big Change
    Interviews

    MoMA's Small Scale, Big Change

    The exhibition "Small Scale, Big Change" opens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York this Sunday. Curious to hear more about the show—which sadly I won't have the chance to see in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.04.10

  15. 7 Modern Farmhouses
    Houses We Love

    7 Modern Farmhouses

    Today we venture out to the American, Canadian and English countryside to view inventive, modern takes on a venerable architectural archetype: the farmhouse. These elegant, gabled structures offer...

    written by: William Lamb
    11.20.13

  16. Dwell Outdoor, 2010
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell Outdoor, 2010

    It’s quite a feat to transform the interior of a convention hall—vast and fluorescently lit—into a feel-good lounge-y space that truly brings the outside in. The Dwell on Design...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Williams
    07.02.10

  17. Milan 2010 in Color
    Travel Reports

    Milan 2010 in Color

    If Milan 2010 were introduced as a new Crayola color, some might argue that "Ash Cloud Grey" would be the most appropriate shade. Air travel through northern Europe at the tail end of...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    04.29.10

  18. New Piano for Gardner Museum
    House Tours

    New Piano for Gardner Museum

    Boston's venerable Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—founded in 1903 by a lady art patron and obsessive collector of antiquities—has been one of the city's crown cultural jewels for the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.17.12

  19. Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic
    Profiles

    Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic

    Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has done it all, from spoons to umbrellas to lights, but he’s best known for his data-driven chairs.  We dropped in on his Munich studio to sit...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Oliver Mark
    06.18.10

  20. Modern Renovation in Austin
    House Tours

    Modern Renovation in Austin

    Situated in the heart of Austin,Texas, just blocks from the University of Texas campus, the Avenue G House offers a unique and abstract perspective on a thriving historic neighborhood. Kevin Alter,...

    written by: Wilson Barr
    08.25.10

  21. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 4
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 4

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 4: A...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    10.26.11

  22. Kitchens We Love: Wood
    Rooms We Love

    Kitchens We Love: Wood

    Food, like design, is a key factor of everyday life. Not everyone appreciates food and design with fervor, but at Dwell, we recognize the importance of both. Part one of our Kitchens We Love series...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.14.14

  23. The Ringmaster
    In The Modern World

    The Ringmaster

    In February, Murray Moss closed his landmark SoHo design emporium to open a smaller headquarters. Now he’s pursuing a new agenda: marrying art and design in a 21st-century Wunderkammer.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.20.12

  24. Fantastic Plastics
    Travel Reports

    Fantastic Plastics

    While in Italy for a large press event regarding the 50th Salone Del Mobile, I took the opportunity to visit Kartell's headquarters in Noviglio, just outside of Milan. In a rambling campus of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Sam Grawe
    02.11.11

  25. Dwell Design Lab Recap
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Design Lab Recap

    Over the weekend of October 29th and 30th, Dwell hosted its first ever Design Lab in San Francisco. Bay Area-based designers, architects, and landscape architects gathered at the Millennium Tower...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    10.31.11

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