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  1. Dwell Evaluates 5 Home Espresso Machines
    Product Reviews

    Dwell Evaluates 5 Home Espresso Machines

    Bitter black brew got you down? Lackluster crema floating in your cup? With the assistance of an espresso expert, Dwell evaluates five home espresso machines that will help you tamp, pull, and...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    05.04.09

  2. Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle
    Food

    Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle

    Heath Ceramics recently opened a factory and retail location in San Francisco and partnered with Blue Bottle Coffee to open a cafe inside of the 60,000-square-foot former industrial laundry. Thanks...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.27.12

  3. Going Green Again

    Going Green Again

    If going green at home was so simple, everyone would do it right? And though it makes sense in theory, actually bringing a sustainable plan to life is often easier said than done. Over the past few...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    07.19.12

  4. Powell St. Parklet
    Outdoor

    Powell St. Parklet

    San Francisco's thriving Pavement to Parks initiative—dozens of street parking spaces have been transformed into small, hardscaped parks the city over—arrived on center stage Wednesday....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.14.11

  5. 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

  6. Maison & Objet: Part 3
    Travel Reports

    Maison & Objet: Part 3

    Welcome to my third and final installment of highlights from Maison & Objet 2011. You can find the first two here and here. This one is a chunky, motley assortment of LED lights,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.31.11

  7. London Design Festival: Day One
    Travel Reports

    London Design Festival: Day One

    Over eight short years The London Design Festival has grown from a minor design-world offshoot to one of the few must-attend events. With all of the UK's homespun talent—from Tom Dixon to the...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.24.10

  8. Baltimore Tree House
    Outdoor

    Baltimore Tree House

    The wooden structure next to Laurie and Peter Stubbs' house outside Baltimore is made out of trees and is nestled in the woods but it isn't technically a tree house. "The trees here are...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.04.09

  9. Design Store Epal Showcases Icelandic Designers
    Latest

    Design Store Epal Showcases Icelandic Designers

    Eyjólfur Palsson and his Reykjavic-based Epal Furniture emporium have supported and championed Icelandic design since the 1970s. During Iceland’s annual DesignMarch this year, Epal presented the...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    03.26.13

  10. A Look at Bathrooms
    Post

    A Look at Bathrooms

    We combed through our archives to present this pictorial ode to one of the most high-traffic spaces in the house—the bathroom.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    01.25.13

  11. Material Explorations with L.A. Firm Layer
    Interviews

    Material Explorations with L.A. Firm Layer

    Situated at the cross-section of architecture, art, and installation, Los Angeles–based architectural practice Layer has consistently managed to delight and surprise. Complex yet not...

    written by: Carren Jao
    07.31.12

  12. Transit Maps We Love
    Post

    Transit Maps We Love

    Certainly you could opt for a postcard of your favorite city’s key landmarks, but that doesn’t tell you all that much about the city’s culture does it? For a graphical element...

    written by: Tim Newcomb
    06.15.12

  13. ICFF 2012: Offsite Design Exhibitions
    Travel Reports

    ICFF 2012: Offsite Design Exhibitions

    Each spring, New York Design Week gets bigger and better thanks in part to an ever-expanding roster at ICFF (more on that here) as well as the dedication of several local organizations presenting...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.24.12

  14. Taalman/Koch Renovation Recap
    Dwell on Design

    Taalman/Koch Renovation Recap

    For the past six months, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture has been blogging for Dwell.com about her hands-on renovation of her family's live-work rental apartment in Los Angeles. The...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.24.11

  15. "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

  16. Building the Maxon House: Week 3
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 3

    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 Kundig of Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    03.17.11

  17. Marc Kristal on Immaterial World
    Interviews

    Marc Kristal on Immaterial World

    One of my favorite writers in Dwell is our contributing editor Marc Kristal. His latest story for us—the centerpiece of the issue, if you ask me—is a mad dash around New York City...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.15.11

  18. 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

  19. The High Life
    Outdoor

    The High Life

    Tired of being terrestrially housebound? Four homes go out on a limb and find their place in the trees.  

    written by: James Nestor
    04.20.09

  20. Building the Maxon House: Week 24
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 24

    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...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    08.17.11

  21. Brownstone Brooklyn
    Interviews

    Brownstone Brooklyn

    In our New York issue, on newsstands now, we take a look at all five boroughs of America's biggest, most vital city. One that ends up getting quite a bit of play in Dwell is increasingly-less...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.01.11

  22. 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

  23. Mills & McGregor on "Beginners"
    Interviews

    Mills & McGregor on "Beginners"

    Beginners, a new film by Mike Mills starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, and Melanie Laurent, takes place in the Los Angeles of Richard Neutra, Deco hotels, humble Spanish bungalows, and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.08.11

  24. Exploring Melbourne, Australia
    City Guide

    Exploring Melbourne, Australia

    No opera house. No Bondi Beach. No sunning celebs. This is Melbourne, home of Australia’s most thriving design scene.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: João Canziani
    05.19.11

  25. Modern Ritual
    Interviews

    Modern Ritual

    When it came time to partake in rituals like lighting the Shabbat candles or setting the seder plate, designer Stanley Saitowitz of Natoma Architects, Inc., saw nothing but a sea of Star of David...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Robyn Twomey
    04.30.12

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