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  1. Building the Maxon House: Week 26
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 26

    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...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    09.07.11

  2. Playgrounds Worth A Trip
    Outdoor

    Playgrounds Worth A Trip

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Paige Johnson
    07.18.11

  3. Friday Finds 10.11.13
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.11.13

    Painted optical illusions, grumpy cats and modern homes throughout the decades. Dwell welcomes the weekend with interesting finds from our editors!

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.11.13

  4. Architecture Across Germany
    We Recommend

    Architecture Across Germany

    German architecture is known for its clean lines, cutting-edge design, and elements of play. Here, we share seven examples of architecture across the country.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.14.14

  5. Products and Furniture at Dwell on Design
    Product

    Products and Furniture at Dwell on Design

    Onstage and on the show floor at Dwell on Design, held in Los Angeles June 20-22, talented designers will display and discuss their latest furniture and product offerings. Upstart designers will...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    05.27.14

  6. Landscape Stewardship at Dwell on Design New York
    Dwell on Design

    Landscape Stewardship at Dwell on Design New York

    How do landscape architects view the future of conservation and stewardship, from both a large-scale, civic perspective and a citizen level? Internationally renowned landscape designer Margie...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.02.14

  7. Lukas Scherrer's Custom Bassinet
    How To

    Lukas Scherrer's Custom Bassinet

    I'm always a fan of good DIY design, but Lukas Scherrer, the mastermind behind the San Francisco industrial design firm Shibuleru, has taken it to a new level. Check out this incredible...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.19.12

  8. Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse
    House Tours

    Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse

    A modern, gabled home in Austin is designed to feel like a "leftover railroad house that had been repurposed."

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    08.05.14

  9. Kimball Art Center Finalists
    Renovation

    Kimball Art Center Finalists

    Last week I was in Park City, Utah, home of the Kimball Art Center. Founded in 1976, and housed in what was once the Kimball Bros. auto garage, the Kimball is a living museum offering the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.25.12

  10. Spiral Staircase Shapes Tokyo Home
    House Tours

    Spiral Staircase Shapes Tokyo Home

    How is a 921-square-foot, 44-level house possible? Witness Tokyo architect Akihisa Hirata’s mind-bending, shape-shifting solution to small-space living.

    written by: Naomi Pollock
    photos by: Koichi Torimura
    11.12.12

  11. Hands Off the Icons
    The Argument

    Hands Off the Icons

     “What would Hans Wegner say?” I tweeted upon seeing a citrus-tinged Wishbone chair on Design*Sponge. “Anyone else hate recolored classics too? They had paint in 1950; he...

    written by: Alexandra Lange
    09.21.10

  12. 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

  13. 15 Modern Summer Rentals
    Houses We Love

    15 Modern Summer Rentals

    Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design. Warning: You may want to stay indoors during your vacation.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.26.14

  14. "Sustainism": the New Modernism?
    Books

    "Sustainism": the New Modernism?

    Honestly, when the book Sustainism is the New Modernism: A Cultural Manifesto for the Sustainist Era (D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers, New York) first crossed my desk, I wasn't sure how to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.04.11

  15. Chris Martin of Massproductions
    Interviews

    Chris Martin of Massproductions

    Massproductions is a Stockholm-based furniture company that launched last year based on the longstanding collaboration between designers Magnus Elebäck and Chris Martin. They burst onto the...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    02.23.10

  16. Parsing Paris
    City Guide

    Parsing Paris

    Critics call Paris a "living museum." If so, designer Erwan Bouroullec curates a must-see list from a compelling collection.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.26.09

  17. Girl Talk
    Essay

    Girl Talk

    The world’s most popular doll, dressed in architect’s garb: friend or foe to a profession already suffering from a pronounced gender gap?

    written by: Alexandra Lange
    06.27.12

  18. A Lot to Love
    Green

    A Lot to Love

    In a leafy residential area a few miles from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, an enterprising architect saw opportunity where others saw trouble. He took a sloping, triangular lot and designed a new...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Mike Sinclair
    02.12.10

  19. A Sustainable Brownstone Transformation in Brooklyn
    House Tours

    A Sustainable Brownstone Transformation in Brooklyn

    How do you make a Brooklyn brownstone more sustainable? First, get rid of the brownstone.

    written by: Alexandra Lange
    photos by: Hai Zhang
    03.28.13

  20. Solar: Lease or Own?
    Post

    Solar: Lease or Own?

    One of the most common obstacles to going green is upfront costs (though we all know the long-term savings are plentiful). Many new homes are built solar-ready, with intentions of installing panels...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.19.09

  21. coolcapitals Cool Case Finalists
    A Great Idea

    coolcapitals Cool Case Finalists

    coolcapitals.com and Dwell teamed up for the second year in a row to bring you a "cool" design competition! We asked for smart-phone cover designs that represent and fuse the unique...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    08.24.10

  22. An Atypical Tree House
    House Tours

    An Atypical Tree House

    When a 40-year-old pine tree fell over at the rear of a Brentwood estate in Los Angeles a few years back, its owner, an art lover and a philanthropist, let it lie. The tree revived itself,...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.28.09

  23. 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

  24. A Common Boston
    Event Spotlight

    A Common Boston

    If you're in the Northeast this upcoming week, you might want to swing by Common Boston, Boston's fourth annual week of celebrating architecture and urban spaces. Focusing all the city's design...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.15.10

  25. Dutch Design Week 2012, Pt. 3
    Event Spotlight

    Dutch Design Week 2012, Pt. 3

    During Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven—The Netherlands' creative nexus—we had the chance to see firsthand what conceptual thinkers, designers, and artists are working on. Demonstrated by...

    written by: Maarten Dinger
    10.30.12

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