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  1. Barns Ennobled
    House Tours

    Barns Ennobled

    Subverting the traditional, conservatively cozy British barn conversion, Carl Turner created a getaway in rural Norfolk for himself and his friends to visit, repose, and consider the beauty of...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    12.29.11

  2. Braver's New World
    House Tours

    Braver's New World

    A revamp of this small suburban Massachusetts home doubled its size while giving the yard, the neighbors, and the planet a little breathing room.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Chang Kyun Kim
    12.29.11

  3. Arch Support
    House Tours

    Arch Support

    Layer by layer, a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona finds new life at the hands of architect Benedetta Tagliabue.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    12.29.11

  4. The Wood Life
    Shops

    The Wood Life

    Wiet Hekking’s specialty shop in the heart of Amsterdam displays the best of bent-ply furniture, past and present.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Mirjam Bleeker
    12.28.11

  5. Modern French Design: Normal Studio
    Profiles

    Modern French Design: Normal Studio

    With its fresh take on minimalism, French design duo Normal Studio is ushering in a new machine age.

    written by: Laetitia Wolff
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    12.27.11

  6. Whitney Sander on Green Building
    Interviews

    Whitney Sander on Green Building

    I first met architect Whitney Sander of Sander Architects in Los Angeles at Dwell on Design this year. He showed me his work, we talked some prefab (one of his firm's specialties) and when it...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.24.11

  7. Friday Finds 12.23.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 12.23.11

    In this edition of Friday Finds, a look at Seattle's burgeoning design scene, a compendium of clever bookshelves, a photo essay of volcanic activity around the globe, and more. After today, Dwell...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.23.11

  8. Neutra For Sale
    House Tours

    Neutra For Sale

    Following a close call for another Los Angeles showstopper designed by Richard Neutra, the 1955 Kronish House, a Bel Air home by one of the West Coast's most revered mid-century architects hits the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.23.11

  9. Hidden Heroes Hits London
    Event Spotlight

    Hidden Heroes Hits London

    Hidden Heroes, a traveling exhibit celebrating masterful design as applied to the everyday object, has touched down in London at the Science Museum where it will remain into May of next year. The...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.22.11

  10. Marimekko Designs by Erja Hirvi
    Post

    Marimekko Designs by Erja Hirvi

    Check out more designs by Marimekko designer Erja Hirvi who designed the winning pattern Lumimarja in the Dwell and Marimekko Contest! We delve further into Erja's inspiration in this Q+A, but...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    12.21.11

  11. Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 7
    Renovation

    Building a Zero-Energy Community: Part 7

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 7:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    12.21.11

  12. Q&A with Marimekko Designer Erja Hirvi
    Interviews

    Q&A with Marimekko Designer Erja Hirvi

    At Dwell we've always been fans of the bold prints by Finnish textile design house Marimekko and in honor of their 60th anniversary we toasted ten timeless prints and challenged you to vote on your...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    12.21.11

  13. The Youngest Guns Contest
    A Great Idea

    The Youngest Guns Contest

    Once again, we're jostling our way into the hallowed halls of academia to ask for images of student-created work.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.20.11

  14. Modern Tribe talks Modern Hanukkah
    Interviews

    Modern Tribe talks Modern Hanukkah

    With Hanukkah beginning tonight (I'll be manning the latke station at my house tonight) it seems fitting to talk to the head honcho of one of the web's best spots for playful, smartly designed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.20.11

  15. A Pair of Modern Nativity Scenes
    Product of the Day

    A Pair of Modern Nativity Scenes

    Whether you prefer your Christmas decor splashy or humble, this pair of nativity scenes from a two fountainheads of modern design should see you, Mary, baby Jesus, and all the wisemen through the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.20.11

  16. The Saguaro, Scottsdale
    Hotels

    The Saguaro, Scottsdale

    This 5.5-acre property is a much-needed hotel option in Scottsdale and a welcome splash of color in the mundane beiges of the Sonoran desert. Despite breaking out from the shackles of traditional...

    12.20.11

  17. Shedded Bliss
    Finishing Touch

    Shedded Bliss

    A prefabricated shed sited on a Finnish island provides a perfect summer getaway.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.19.11

  18. Moddest Music Video of 2011
    Post

    Moddest Music Video of 2011

    The end of the year always brings a slew of awards, best-of lists, and encapsulating accolades. Reductive, sure, but terribly fun. And if you're anything like me you've seen a slew of music videos...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.19.11

  19. The Director's House: Cranbrook
    House Tours

    The Director's House: Cranbrook

    After fifteen years of disuse, a Saarinen-designed house on the Cranbrook campus has been renovated and updated by the school's Director, Reed Kroloff, and interior designer Lynda Charfoos.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.18.11

  20. Lighting Lower Manhattan
    Outdoor

    Lighting Lower Manhattan

    Attention lighting professionals: New York City is making like Hong Kong and illuminating its waterfront in a proposed bid that invites architects and designers to create a massive interactive...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.16.11

  21. Friday Finds 12.16.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 12.16.11

    We're celebrating the holidays today in the Dwell offices, but before the bottles of wine are opened and gifts exchanged, we found the time to corral a few of our favorite design finds from the week.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.16.11

  22. Modern Mistletoe by Kiel Mead
    Product of the Day

    Modern Mistletoe by Kiel Mead

    Along with his studio, Kiel Mead, a Brooklyn-based designer and the founder of the American Design Club, has created what he's calling "the best ornament of the holiday season—the only...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.15.11

  23. Green Sustainable Home in Montauk
    Green

    Green Sustainable Home in Montauk

    Decades after they met as teenagers on a Montauk beach, Manhattanites Victoria and Greg Pryor returned to Long Island to build a sustainable second home together.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Ty Cole
    12.14.11

  24. Ridge Nesting Bowls
    Product of the Day

    Ridge Nesting Bowls

    Form and function have to meet when it comes to our daily dishes. And though you might suffer for the sake of a handsome serving dish, why bother when something as striking as these stoneware Ridge...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.14.11

  25. R 20th Century Gifts
    Product of the Day

    R 20th Century Gifts

    The New York City gallery R 20th Century recently mounted "The Objects Show," a collection of artist and designer-created objects on view (and available to purchase) through December 30th...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.13.11

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