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  1. In and Around Reykjavik, Iceland
    Travel Reports

    In and Around Reykjavik, Iceland

    Iceland seems more remote than the four-and-a-half-hour flight from Boston feels. But Reykjavik, a city closer to Boston than San Francisco, is a world apart. The prime minister is in the phonebook...

    11.30.10

  2. Talking with Matteo Alessi
    Interviews

    Talking with Matteo Alessi

    The family-owned Italian design powerhouse Alessi held a party here in San Francisco to celebrate its local shop's tenth anniversary. We weren't able to attend the party, but we did stop in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.05.10

  3. Dancing About Architecture
    Event Spotlight

    Dancing About Architecture

    Steve Martin is widely credited with the off-handed critical cut: "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." And though modern dance troupes have taken up just that subject...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.01.10

  4. Fred Fisher on A. Quincy Jones
    Interviews

    Fred Fisher on A. Quincy Jones

    A. Quincy Jones was a mid-century modernist whose architecture knew no bounds. He designed custom homes for the rich and famous, affordable tract houses, churches, restaurants, libraries,...

    written by: Emily Young
    07.20.10

  5. Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM
    Interviews

    Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM

    I've long loved her New Yorker covers, and am still over the moon about the illustrated version of Strunk and White's classic The Elements of Style from 2005, so I leapt at the chance to meet...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.01.10

  6. Weekend Detour: Beacon, New York
    City Guide

    Weekend Detour: Beacon, New York

    Located in the sleepy hamlet of Beacon, New York, Dia:Beacon attracts international visitors to its cutting edge design center and surrounding attractions. Residing on the site of a former...

    written by: Laura Feinstein
    10.27.12

  7. Illustrator Mike Perry
    Interviews

    Illustrator Mike Perry

    Mike Perry knows how to fill a page--and beginning this week, he's filling a 2,800-square-foot exhibition space at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The Brooklyn-based illustrator and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.29.10

  8. Stockholm Furniture Fair 2010
    Travel Reports

    Stockholm Furniture Fair 2010

    Every February, the very best new Nordic furniture designs debut at the Stockholm Furniture Fair and the Northern Light Fair. The two events are held together in the 630,000-square-foot Stockholm...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    02.16.10

  9. Ice House Detroit
    Interviews

    Ice House Detroit

    American cities are not short on abandoned houses, but for great swathes of residential vacancy, Detroit takes the cake. There have been a variety of responses to the motor city's blight, from the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.10.10

  10. Grafik180: CityArt by Publique Living
    Product of the Day

    Grafik180: CityArt by Publique Living

    Over the recent holidays I was out for a ramble here in San Francisco and happened into the shop ATYS. There I saw a handful of excellent prints from SF–based design firm Publique...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.22.10

  11. Portland, Maine
    City Guide

    Portland, Maine

    Portland has long been a cultural outpost in New England, a hotspot for artists and longshoreman alike who crave the sophistication of the big city (65,000 people) while still retaining a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.02.09

  12. Bookbinding
    Home Work

    Bookbinding

    For those who adore the beauty of a blank-page-in-waiting, behold! The incredible allure of a hardback book you make yourself is just too damn much to resist.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.01.11

  13. Design and Existential Risk
    Interviews

    Design and Existential Risk

    Parsons The New School for Design is currently hosting an interesting lecture series, under the attention-getting theme "Design and Existential Risk." They're not kidding, either: the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.09.10

  14. Jason Miller
    Interviews

    Jason Miller

    When people talk about Jason Miller, they invariably mention three things, in varying order: his wit, his youth, and his meteoric rise in the burgeoning United States design scene. Though all of...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    01.13.10

  15. Robert Hammond: Chance Encounters
    Interviews

    Robert Hammond: Chance Encounters

    Robert Hammond has just returned from a year in Rome. While there he created an urban experiment called Chance Encounter on the Tiber, involving 100 chairs in public spaces in Italy. Now back in...

    12.13.10

  16. Best of Brooklyn: 5 Great Modern Homes Part Two
    House Tours

    Best of Brooklyn: 5 Great Modern Homes Part Two

    Holding the title of New York's most populated borough and second highest ranking city in the United States, Brooklyn has made quite a name for itself. Here, we highlight five more great spaces...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.16.13

  17. Do More with Your Door Dwell Finalists
    A Great Idea

    Do More with Your Door Dwell Finalists

    Hosting design competitions is one of our favorite things to do on dwell.com, and we are always overwhelmingly impressed by the rush of intelligent, inspirational, and thought-provoking ideas that...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.16.10

  18. Guesthouse in Præstø, Denmark
    House Tours

    Guesthouse in Præstø, Denmark

    In Præstø, on the Danish island of Zealand, a guesthouse infuses the regional vernacular with Japanese influence.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.13.11

  19. Sunlight on Demand
    --Done Right

    Sunlight on Demand

    Fiber-optic cables can be used to pipe and enhance sunlight into homes. Money is saved. The English rejoice.

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    08.26.10

  20. 2011 AIA Institute Honor Awards
    House Tours

    2011 AIA Institute Honor Awards

    Each January, the American Institute of Architects awards its annual Honor Awards to the top designs in architecture, interior architecture, and regional and urban design. Here we feature the 2011...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.22.11

  21. Coffee Break: Toby's Estate
    Food

    Coffee Break: Toby's Estate

    Under-caffeinated Brooklynites have a new destination in Toby's Estate coffee, an Australian cafe import that opened in January. The company has been around since 1998 but for their first U.S....

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.05.12

  22. Hollywood Renovation: Week 4
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 4

    In this new, exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture will track the hands-on renovation of her and her partner's live-work space in Los Angeles. Week 4 pr...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    12.25.10

  23. 10 Sturdy Desk Chairs
    Product Reviews

    10 Sturdy Desk Chairs

    Whether wrought from molded aluminum or the latest techno-mesh, few seats work harder than the sturdy desk chair. We worked a few over.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    08.12.10

  24. Preview: Jon Wilson, Food Map Design
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Jon Wilson, Food Map Design

    The urban-rural gap is quickly shrinking and interest in local, organic food is continuously increasing. And today, it's not unusually to find gardeners harvesting their own produce even in a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.12.10

  25. Before You Renovate
    Design 101

    Before You Renovate

    Finding the perfect home sometimes means creating it. Renovation can require as much effort in the planning as in the execution so you’ll need some patience—and you should arm yourself...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    10.03.09

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