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  1. A Contemporary Alpine Retreat in Switzerland
    Hotels

    A Contemporary Alpine Retreat in Switzerland

    Thomas Schacht and Ruth Kramer, a Swiss-Danish couple have thoughtfully designed Brüke 49, a contemporary and cozy retreat located in a quaint village in Eastern Switzerland.

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.04.13

  2. Mermeladaestudio
    In The Modern World

    Mermeladaestudio

    Behind each of Mermeladaestudio’s many projects is a story: “We love to have products with meaning, products with a rich language and smart details to discover once you watch and use them,” the...

    04.18.13

  3. Nomad Is an Island
    Green

    Nomad Is an Island

    Much like the updates to your favorite software, video game console, or social-networking site (have you, like, totally seen our Facebook page?) the Nomad version 2.0 is at hand.

    01.01.09

  4. The Power of Paint
    Profiles

    The Power of Paint

    Students are redesigning their environment under the guidance of Publicolor, a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.26.09

  5. Heathrow Bag by Want
    Product

    Heathrow Bag by Want

    Seems like there's always a new entry in the pool of men's portage, but rare is the bag that manages to hold all your gear, keep a slim profile, and stand up to a bruising in the overhead...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.20.11

  6. Airstream-Victorinox Anniversary Model
    Post

    Airstream-Victorinox Anniversary Model

    Since the 1930s Airstream trailers have served as the transport of choice for the globe’s cross-country travelers, retirees, and nomads. Their iconic rounded shape is the creation of Hawley...

    05.28.09

  7. A Prefab Beer Garden in Buenos Aires
    Food

    A Prefab Beer Garden in Buenos Aires

    Nicknamed the Green Lantern, this portable bar in Buenos Aires saves the day (and the night).

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.04.14

  8. The Wild Beast by Hodgetts + Fung
    Travel Reports

    The Wild Beast by Hodgetts + Fung

    Los Angeles–based architects Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung of Hodgetts + Fung Design and Architecture created a music pavilion for the Herb Alpert School of Music at the California Institute...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.02.09

  9. Ahead of Its Class
    House Tours

    Ahead of Its Class

    “How do you make a piece of architecture about architecture?” Mack Scogin asks. “That’s a heavy-duty objective.” Nevertheless, his firm, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Ian Allen
    04.06.11

  10. Dutch Master

    Dutch Master

    Limitations—–even in choice of wardrobe—–fuel the creative fires of Dutch master Karel Martens. His influential graphic design career spans nearly half a century, and he...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    04.26.10

  11. A Concrete Double Villa in Switzerland
    Houses We Love

    A Concrete Double Villa in Switzerland

    A glass-and-concrete mountainside lair is fit for a Bond villain with a penchant for stunning Alpine views.

    written by: Robert Landon
    photos by: Hélène Binet
    01.20.13

  12. The Country's Best Yurt
    Green

    The Country's Best Yurt

    Lakes of ink have been spilled over a peculiarly American wanderlust, whether it’s our ancestors’ push westward or our current penchant for cross-country moves at the drop of a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.01.09

  13. Container Cinema
    Post

    Container Cinema

    As part of the cultural countdown to the winter Olympics in Vancouver 2010, media art group Springboard—a trio composed of architect Robert Duke, designers Keith Doyle and Iain Sinclair, and...

    written by: Ilana Diamond
    03.23.09

  14. Mails Woodwork
    Product Reviews

    Mails Woodwork

    Ryan Mails's passion for woodworking started before he was ten years old. "When I was eight, I begged for a first pocket-knife and carved a model of the Mary-Rose, the English warship that sank in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.05.13

  15. The Making of Dwell with Chris Gardner
    Interviews

    The Making of Dwell with Chris Gardner

    To open our September 2009 apartment-themed issued, we dreamed up Dwell’s ideal apartment. Not content to play mere decorator, we tried on the role of developer and enlisted architect Craig...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.09

  16. Solid Gold
    Green

    Solid Gold

    When it comes to material originality, this former tavern in Chicago’s trendy Bucktown neighborhood pulls out all the stops. Case in point? Colorful pieces of broken LPs are visible in the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.23.09

  17. From the Show Floor: Sasaki
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Sasaki

    Bass beats suddenly stream from Dwell on Design’s speakers. It’s not an African drum, but a public broadcast of someone’s heartbeat. Alongside the beat, Sasaki, the silver space...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.26.11

  18. Fairy Tale Tables
    Post

    Fairy Tale Tables

    Markus Linnenbrick makes tables by drilling in acrylic. He's not crazy, or aggressive, necessarily: he simply has a penchant for the shape and thickness of acrylic tables from the 60s and 70s, and...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.20.08

  19. Design 101

    Energy Retrofit: The Now House Project

    It may be simpler to build a zero-energy home from scratch than to retrofit an existing structure, but buildings constructed in the 20th century are generally the most in need of upgrades for...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  20. Events this Weekend: 7.1-7.4
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.1-7.4

    Happy Canada Day! Today marks the national celebration of our neighbors to the north (and the home country of yours truly). Between singing O Canada and prepping the grill for Sunday's Fourth of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.01.10

  21. Greg Lynn Recycled Toy Furniture
    Post

    Greg Lynn Recycled Toy Furniture

    Perhaps you have spent your entire life thinking that plastic bath toys were very unsophisticated. Rubber Ducky has never been a picture of refinement. It's not too late to transform your opinion,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.18.09

  22. Cafe Trays by David Rasmussen Design
    Product

    Cafe Trays by David Rasmussen Design

    Colorado-based designer David Rasmussen recently released a line of wooden cafe trays that is the perfect blend of modern-meets-craft. What started out as a small commission for a local restaurant...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.09.12

  23. 5 Modern Mountain Homes
    House Tours

    5 Modern Mountain Homes

    Homes at high altitudes enjoy solitude and panoramic views, but they also have to be resilient against inclement weather and difficult foundations.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.23.13

  24. Site of the Day: Lightly
    Product

    Site of the Day: Lightly

    Australian home wares studio Lightly creates sweet and simple products.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.06.13

  25. Design Activism: Public Domain
    --The Future of

    Design Activism: Public Domain

    Though it’s quite popular to proclaim that design can change the world, even the best-laid plans aren’t enough to make a difference on their own. We spoke with three leading design...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.10.09

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