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  1. Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Midcentury Designers
    Books

    Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Midcentury Designers

    In Handcrafted Modern, photographer Leslie Williamson captured precisely these quiet moments in the homes of designers whose work we know well, from Albert Frey to Wharton Esherick. Modern design...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.24.10

  2. Code Natural Kitchen by Snaidero
    Food

    Code Natural Kitchen by Snaidero

    Kitchen systems are a lot like prefab housing: they're designed to be modular but they're endlessly customizable—not that that's a bad thing. The advantage of choosing a kitchen system or a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.23.10

  3. Academy Rewards
    House Tours

    Academy Rewards

    A pair of photographers employed a pair of architects (they're all buddies) to transform an aging schoolhouse into a modern marvel.

    written by: David Hay
    12.23.10

  4. Cool Chicken House
    Outdoor

    Cool Chicken House

    Who doesn't love a chicken run? This cool coop is by David Rosen, an Associate Producer at CBS News in New York. His goal, in addition to sheltering four egg-laying hens, was to design a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.23.10

  5. Anders Färdig
    Interviews

    Anders Färdig

    “I was born into this,” says Design House Stockholm CEO Anders Färdig of his work in the design industry. “I had no chance!” His father and godfather helmed venerable...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.23.10

  6. 8 Exhibits to See Over the Holidays
    Event Spotlight

    8 Exhibits to See Over the Holidays

    With a few days off and some time to travel, now is your chance to catch new shows as well as the tail ends of the exhibitions you've been meaning to make it to. We've rounded up 8 must-see...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.22.10

  7. Activist Designers: Design 99
    Profiles

    Activist Designers: Design 99

    Gina Reichert, an architectural designer, and her husband, artist Mitch Cope, are the duo behind Design 99, an organization in Detroit that creates everything from bathroom tile designs to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Jason Keen
    12.21.10

  8. Design Build: Made
    Profiles

    Design Build: Made

    Brian Papa, Oliver Freundlich, and Ben Bischoff met their first year at the Yale School of Architecture, when they found themselves the most enthusiastic members of a student-led design-build...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.21.10

  9. Home to Tea House Transformation
    House Tours

    Home to Tea House Transformation

    In Eugene, Oregon, designer Ben Waechter turned a residential home into a tea house and sampling room by borrowing ideas from another building typology: the theater.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.21.10

  10. Arch Students Build a Hive
    Travel Reports

    Arch Students Build a Hive

    This semester I had the opportunity to teach the first studio for the new three-year MArch grad program at Woodbury University with Rebecca Rudolph, in coordination with Kelly Bair (who taught...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    12.21.10

  11. Laurie Simmons on Tiny Furniture
    Interviews

    Laurie Simmons on Tiny Furniture

    In Lena Dunham’s hit indie comedyTiny Furniture, she plays Aura, a recently minted college grad who has come home to her art star mother, overachieved high school-aged sister and the Tribeca...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.21.10

  12. Hollywood Renovation: Week 3
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 3

    In this new, exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture will track the hands-on renovation of her and her partner's live-work space in Los Angeles. Week 3 proje...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    12.20.10

  13. Sneak Peek: Hyperlinks at AIC
    Event Spotlight

    Sneak Peek: Hyperlinks at AIC

    In the new exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago titled Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design, AIC curator Zoe Ryan and collaborator Joseph Rosa, director of the University of Michigan Museum of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.20.10

  14. Garden Statement
    House Tours

    Garden Statement

    On a once-vacant corner lot in a transitional Jersey City neighborhood, a pair of local architects devised a clever prefab for a resourceful client.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Samantha Contis
    12.19.10

  15. Eco-Friendly Lighting's New Look
    Product of the Day

    Eco-Friendly Lighting's New Look

    YLighting recently alerted us to the new energy-efficient lighting designs they're carrying online. The market for energy-efficient lights is currently booming (and is estimated to grow 35% per...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.19.10

  16. Friday Finds 12.17.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 12.17.2010

    We present you with the very last Friday Find of 2010, as we break for the holiday season. See you next year!

    12.17.10

  17. Braided Rag Vessels
    Home Work

    Braided Rag Vessels

    Ever since I got my hands on a copy of Meg Mateo Ilasco's latest book, Crafting a Meaningful Home, I've been flipping through trying to decide what to start working on first. Calling upon creative...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.16.10

  18. Modern Coat Racks
    Product of the Day

    Modern Coat Racks

    As evidenced by my recent Holiday Gift Guide, I've got storage on the brain. Inspired by my friend Mary Halvorson—a very talented musician who happens to be in the market for a coat rack...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.16.10

  19. Auction: Vintage Mod for Kids
    Event Spotlight

    Auction: Vintage Mod for Kids

    Step right up! For your little budding design buff, there’s an amazing – and rather large – lot of vintage modern furniture for children (and of course, their design-crazy parents...

    written by: Jennifer McKinley
    12.15.10

  20. New Media: Sight Unseen
    Profiles

    New Media: Sight Unseen

    Jill Singer and Monica Khemsurov met as editors at the venerable I.D. in 2005 and both developed a passion for peeking behind the scenes at the creative processes of designers—–access...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.15.10

  21. Design Shop: The Future Perfect
    Shops

    Design Shop: The Future Perfect

    When David Alhadeff opened The Future Perfect in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 2003, he made it his mission to showcase new and fresh design. Seven years and three retail outposts later, he’s...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Reed Young
    12.15.10

  22. Furniture Design: Misewell
    Profiles

    Furniture Design: Misewell

    Growing up in southeastern Wisconsin, Vincent and Paul Georgeson used to hang out in their father’s basement woodshop, fascinated by the process of building things. It was a formative...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Daniel Shea
    12.15.10

  23. Landscape Architecture: Marcel Wilson
    Profiles

    Landscape Architecture: Marcel Wilson

    Landscape architect and urban designer Marcel Wilson describes his practice as “combining things that are made with things that are alive.” Hence the superhuman name of his firm, Bionic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Katie Shapiro
    12.15.10

  24. Interior Design: Nicole Hollis
    Profiles

    Interior Design: Nicole Hollis

    To call interior designer Nicole Hollis’s portfolio “eclectic” is an understatement. On one page you’ll find a modern man-cave with a colorful LED-lit staircase and on the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Katie Shapiro
    12.15.10

  25. Graphic Design: Project Projects
    Profiles

    Graphic Design: Project Projects

    Manhattan-based Project Projects may be a graphic design studio, but it works in all dimensions, on the page and off. Founded by Prem Krishnamurthy and Adam Michaels in 2004, the firm designs...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.15.10

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