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  1. Maker Faire 2011
    Travel Reports

    Maker Faire 2011

    This weekend, Maker Faire—dubbed "the world's largest DIY festival"—took over the San Mateo County Event Center for its two-day do-it-yourself, show-and-tell extravaganza....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.23.11

  2. 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

  3. Milan 2011: Day One
    Travel Reports

    Milan 2011: Day One

    Dwell has traveled to Milan, Italy, for the 2011 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the largest furniture fair in the world, to see firsthand the latest novelties from renowned designers and to...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    04.11.11

  4. The New Modern House
    Interviews

    The New Modern House

    Each year loads and loads of books with splashy photos of posh houses gets published. Rare is the tour through high-design homes that has any conceptual merit, let alone a fine pair of scribblers...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.04.11

  5. Visiting the Fishers Island House
    Travel Reports

    Visiting the Fishers Island House

    While reporting the March Profile story about Thomas Phifer (see it online here), I had the opportunity to visit one of his masterworks, the Fishers Island House, located off the coast of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Jaime Gillin
    03.03.11

  6. Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011: Part II
    Travel Reports

    Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011: Part II

    After examining the wares of the younguns over at the Greenhouse, it was time to venture into the main portion of the Stockholm Furniture Fair. As is the case with any major design show, there were...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    02.10.11

  7. Portland's Cape Cod Remodel
    House Tours

    Portland's Cape Cod Remodel

    With its slim profile and sleek gray exterior, Lola Oyibo and Eric Boardman’s home in Portland, Oregon bears little resemblance to the house it used to be. Unable to afford the 40% down...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    01.24.11

  8. Zoe Ryan on Hyperlinks at AIC
    Event Spotlight

    Zoe Ryan on Hyperlinks at AIC

    A new exhibit opened this weekend at the Art Institute of Chicago. Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design explores the connects between architecture and design—as well as other disciplines like...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.14.10

  9. Modern in Lexington, Kentucky
    Travel Reports

    Modern in Lexington, Kentucky

    The Miller House is an unusual architectural specimen. No, not the Miller House by Richard Neutra or Eero Saarinen. This Miller house was designed by Jose Oubrerie, and most likely, you haven't...

    written by: Jodie Bass
    photos by: Jodie Bass
    11.12.10

  10. Highly Accessible
    House Tours

    Highly Accessible

    Having lived in, and loved, a modern house built in 1954 in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood since buying it in 1996, architect Karen Braitmayer and her husband, marine mechanic David Erskine,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Kathryn Barnard
    09.14.10

  11. Plow Restaurant: Local Dishes, Design
    Food

    Plow Restaurant: Local Dishes, Design

    In San Francisco, local food rules. Before seasoned chefs Joel Bleskacek and Maxine Siu opened the doors of their new Potrero Hill restaurant Plow last month, they did more than just source...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    10.07.10

  12. An 'Epic' Container Co-op
    Interviews

    An 'Epic' Container Co-op

    The good folks at Epic Software are building a video production studio out of old shipping containers just outside of Houston, Texas. They're also dutifully documenting the Creative Co-op's...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.24.11

  13. West Coast Green 2010
    Travel Reports

    West Coast Green 2010

    West Coast Green kicked off on Thursday in San Francisco. This year, the annual sustainable design conference is host to speakers like green jobs advocate and Green for All senior fell Van Jones,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.02.10

  14. Smaller in Texas
    House Tours

    Smaller in Texas

    Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping container into a playhouse, a garden retreat and a guesthouse for...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Chris Cooper
    08.02.10

  15. Hong Kong's Upper House Hotel
    Hotels

    Hong Kong's Upper House Hotel

    In Hong Kong, we had the opportunity to check out the new Upper House hotel. Every bit of the hotel was designed by Andre Fu, the 35-year-old founder of the burgeoning Hong Kong firm AFSO—...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.14.10

  16. The Modern Family Zone
    Dwell on Design

    The Modern Family Zone

    The Modern Family Zone was a respite for Dwell on Design attendees with young children, with all manner of cool and stylish coloring, playing and resting opportunities. My six-year-old tried...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.28.10

  17. Finotti at Centre Culturel
    Event Spotlight

    Finotti at Centre Culturel

    Just opened at the Centre Culturel in Lomé, Togo, is São Paulo–based photographer Leonardo Finotti’s “Brazil: Architecture in Photography,” featuring 50...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.11.10

  18. 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

  19. Maggie's Center by Zaha Hadid
    Travel Reports

    Maggie's Center by Zaha Hadid

    Whilst in Edinburgh, I managed to slip outside of town for a bit to check out Zaha Hadid's first built project in the UK: her 2006 design for a Maggie's Center in Kirkcaldy in Fife, which also...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.12.10

  20. Scotland: Day 1
    Travel Reports

    Scotland: Day 1

    Hello from Scotland! I've had the rather good fortune to be invited for a bit of a design tour in Scotland, and I am reporting back on my first day and a half in Edinburgh. I got in midday...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.10.10

  21. 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

  22. Architecture at the Movies: Chloe
    Travel Reports

    Architecture at the Movies: Chloe

    I saw Atom Egoyan's new film Chloe this weekend, and though it was something of a stinker (only those deeply committed to watching Amanda Seyfried undress and Liam Neeson glower are advised to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.05.10

  23. Courtyard House by Rowan Opat
    House Tours

    Courtyard House by Rowan Opat

    On my recent trip to Melbourne, Australia, I did manage to get out of the city for one day. I zipped down to the Mornington Peninsula to visit a couple wineries, and also to see the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    10.30.09

  24. Alvar Aalto in Lights
    Travel Reports

    Alvar Aalto in Lights

    International Style architect Alvar Aalto is undoubtedly Finland's best-known design export, and is often cited for his mastery of natural light. Less often discussed is his role as a designer of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.09.09

  25. Sushi chef Susumu Ueda Reviews 6 Energy-Efficient Refrigerators
    Product Reviews

    Sushi chef Susumu Ueda Reviews 6 Energy-Efficient Refrigerators

    The refrigerator in your kitchen may be humming a pricey song—to the tune of hundreds of dollars and thousands of kilowatts a year. Even a ten-year-old model uses twice the energy of a new...

    photos by: Brad Hines
    02.03.09

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