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  1. Surrogate Cities
    Essay

    Surrogate Cities

    So this is what city life boils down to: flat roofs, right angles, and steel-mesh awnings for industrial spice.  

    written by: John King
    04.01.10

  2. Resnick Pavilion at LACMA
    Travel Reports

    Resnick Pavilion at LACMA

    I was down in Los Angeles at the end of last week and between visiting clients, attending the Divine Design benefit, and generally sitting in traffic, it was a miracle I got a minute to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.08.10

  3. From Torrent to Current
    Outdoor

    From Torrent to Current

    In her book Du Torrent au Courant, des Barrages et des Hommes en Savoie (From Torrent to Current: Dam and Man in Savoy), photographer Céline Clanet documents the infrastructure of hydropower...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    09.26.11

  4. 6 Fantastic Fireplaces
    Post

    6 Fantastic Fireplaces

    Whether it's indoors or outdoors, for practical use or aesthetics, a fireplace is a great addition to any home. Check out six creative versions of the tried-and-true heating system, and our...

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    06.05.13

  5. Living Mural at Dwell on Design, Wall Art in Dwell
    Dwell on Design

    Living Mural at Dwell on Design, Wall Art in Dwell

    Dwell celebrates the rich tradition of murals and street art in Los Angeles with Living Mural at Dwell on Design, created by a collective of local artists over the course of the weekend. In honor...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.20.13

  6. 5 Modern Edible Gardens
    Outdoor

    5 Modern Edible Gardens

    Urban gardens are cropping up everywhere, from the country to the city. To follow are five modern ways to grow your own.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.16.13

  7. Gray Matter

    Gray Matter

    Keep your terrace looking sharp by punctuating lush greenery with shots of monochromatic black and white and adding innovative fabrics that work both indoors and out.

    04.01.13

  8. Washington, DC
    City Guide

    Washington, DC

    Washington, DC, is not all political wonks and Masonic conspiracies: It's also a highly walkable city, its diagonal avenues wide open to modern design.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Matthew Monteith
    02.26.09

  9. Honolulu, Hawaii
    City Guide

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    Today, if you tallied the world’s design capitals, you’d be forgiven for overlooking Honolulu. But when it came to modern architecture in the 1950s and ’60s, all eyes were on...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    02.26.09

  10. Architecture Tour: Madrid, Spain
    City Guide

    Architecture Tour: Madrid, Spain

    Architect and designer Andrés Jaque takes us on a tour of pre-modern Madrid, highlighting the spaces where progressive design is breaking the mold.

    written by: Andrew Barsch
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    02.26.09

  11. Lima, Peru
    City Guide

    Lima, Peru

    In Lima,Peru–a visually striking but geologically shaky locale–designer Jodi Puig points out ways in which the city's culturally rich past provides a solid foundation for its design...

    written by: Cristyane Marusiak
    photos by: João Canziani
    02.26.09

  12. Boston Pops
    City Guide

    Boston Pops

    The heart of the American Revolution, Boston became home to midnight rides and at least one wild tea party. Yet this spirit of rebellion is tempered by a deep conservatism that has shaped the urban...

    written by: Jessie Scanlon
    photos by: Erik Johnson
    01.21.09

  13. Phoenix Envy
    City Guide

    Phoenix Envy

    Skip Sedona and forget the Grand Canyon? Architect Will Bruder leads us on a journey through slow food and rapid development in Phoenix, Arizona.

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: João Canziani
    02.26.09

  14. Vancouver Maneuvers
    City Guide

    Vancouver Maneuvers

    Vancouver, British Columbia, offers a dramatic natural setting, but as Omer Arbel shows us, there’s more to the city of glass than an immaculate reflection.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: João Canziani
    02.26.09

  15. Living Las Vegas
    City Guide

    Living Las Vegas

    They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but once you leave, you may have trouble banishing Sin City from your mind.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Roy Zipstein
    02.26.09

  16. The Real Chicago
    City Guide

    The Real Chicago

    If your only experience touring Chicago is from watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off, architect Brad Lynch has some insider tips for you.

    written by: Lee Bey
    photos by: Chad Holder
    02.26.09

  17. Suddenly Shanghai
    City Guide

    Suddenly Shanghai

    The developer of Three on the Bund gallery gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the creative side of Shanghai.

    written by: Ron Gluckman
    photos by: Andrew Rowat
    01.22.09

  18. Curating Cologne
    City Guide

    Curating Cologne

    Gallerist Martin Kudlek shows us that there’s more to Cologne than its cathedral.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    02.26.09

  19. Eye on Buenos Aires
    City Guide

    Eye on Buenos Aires

    In this new feature, we present an architectural insider’s guide to a great design destination. This issue: Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    07.21.09

  20. Melbourne, Australia: Day Five
    Travel Reports

    Melbourne, Australia: Day Five

    My last full day in Melbourne, Australia, was one to which I’d been looking forward—not because I was happy to leave the Vegemite and ceaseless “How are you goings?” behind,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.15.09

  21. Slow Food Nation
    Food

    Slow Food Nation

    When Carlo Petrini spoke out against the opening of a McDonald’s restaurant in his native Rome, he couldn’t have guessed that he’d be heard around the world.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    12.02.09

  22. Michigan: Day 2
    Travel Reports

    Michigan: Day 2

    The second part of my recent Michigan trip took me to Midland to see the work of Alden B. Dow. I had a grand tour of town and his work with Craig McDonald of the Dow Home and Studio, but when...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.23.10

  23. Athens, Greece
    City Guide

    Athens, Greece

    Athens is home to one of history’s most important buildings, the Parthenon, but how does the city fare architecturally today? 
A spate of modern development, particularly a new museum that...

    written by: Dan Hawaleshka
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    11.15.10

  24. Modern Getaways
    In The Modern World

    Modern Getaways

    Enjoy the salty air and coastal views—without having to invest your nest egg in a ground-up build. These modern marvels offer stays from one night to one month (or more, if you can swing it!).

    written by: Heidi Mitchell
    08.04.11

  25. Home Cooking
    Food

    Home Cooking

    What if anyone could set up a cafe or a bar in their home, serving strangers specials du jour from their own kitchens? In Finland and beyond, a grassroots movement called Restaurant Day is growing.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    08.22.12

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