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  1. Modern World Awards: Vote Now
    Dwell on Design

    Modern World Awards: Vote Now

    This year at Dwell on Design we're awarding our first ever Modern World Awards to the designs that move, inspire, and elate us. But we need your help to hand out the People's Choice Award. Click...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.26.11

  2. Building the Maxon House: Week 13
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 13

    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
    photos by: Thor Radford
    05.25.11

  3. Shoe Supply's Upcycled Design
    Interviews

    Shoe Supply's Upcycled Design

    Belgian design firm Pinkeye recently created a retail space for Antwerp's Shoe Supply that upcycles an entire classroom. Situated on a quiet side street in the city's main retail district, the shop...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.25.11

  4. Matthias Heiderich's Berlin
    Post

    Matthias Heiderich's Berlin

    Self-taught photographer Matthias Heiderich has spent the past three years roaming around Berlin, snapping photos with his medium-format film camera and Pentax digital camera. During his "...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.25.11

  5. Molo's Softwall Room Divider
    Product

    Molo's Softwall Room Divider

    Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen, founders of the Vancouver-based firm molo, have created the ideal room divider, a paper softwall.  

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.24.11

  6. Maker Faire 2011
    Travel Reports

    Maker Faire 2011

    This weekend, Maker Faire—dubbed "the world's largest DIY festival"—took over the San Mateo County Event Center for its two-day do-it-yourself, show-and-tell extravaganza....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.23.11

  7. Early Bird Savings
    Dwell on Design

    Early Bird Savings

    All you bargain hunters out there will not want to miss your last chance to take advantage of Early Bird pricing for Dwell on Design 2011. Today is our last day offering this deal, so don't pass up...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.23.11

  8. Roger Kurath on Prefab
    Dwell on Design

    Roger Kurath on Prefab

    We get a nice double dose of architect Roger Kurath, principal of Design*21, this year at Dwell on Design. First check out the Tatami Residence he designed in Marina del Rey on the Westside Home...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.22.11

  9. Frank Vafaee of Proto Homes
    Dwell on Design

    Frank Vafaee of Proto Homes

    In 2008, Frank Vafaee, Manish Desai, and Andre Farhang founded Proto Homes. The Los Angeles-based company designs, builds, and sells homes as products. "When you buy a phone or a car, you...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.20.11

  10. Friday Finds 5.20.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 5.20.11

    Whenever I played with Lego sets, there was inevitably a missing piece. Jaime stumbled upon a shop in Santa Cruz, CA, that I wish existed when I was a youngster: a place where replacement blocks...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.20.11

  11. Suita Sofa by Antonio Citterio
    Product

    Suita Sofa by Antonio Citterio

    I'm smitten with this modular sofa, designed by Antonio Citterio in 2010. Suita is his first non-office, non-waiting room collaboration with Vitra—that is, his first design for the home&mdash...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.20.11

  12. Beer Craft: A Guide to Homebrew
    Books

    Beer Craft: A Guide to Homebrew

    William Bostwick and Jessi Rymill's new book Beer Craft: A Simple Guide to Making Great Beer is like Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything—just for homebrew hobbyists. In the book, the writer...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.19.11

  13. 10 Minutes With Piero Lissoni
    Interviews

    10 Minutes With Piero Lissoni

    Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni spent an evening at the Graye showroom in Los Angeles last week at a gathering to celebrate his furniture designs for Living Divani and Porro, which...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Erika Heet
    05.19.11

  14. 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

  15. Basic Instincts
    House Tours

    Basic Instincts

    Matt Jacobson doesn’t just abide by the mantra “less is more,” he wholeheartedly embraces it. His Southern California home is a compact ode to minimal living.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    05.19.11

  16. Design Open Mic
    Dwell on Design

    Design Open Mic

    Dwell on Design is proud to host Architecture for Humanity's Design Open Mic on the Design Innovation Stage this year. A Pecha Kucha-style hour of rapid-fire design presentations, Design Open Mic...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.18.11

  17. Building the Maxon House: Week 12
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 12

    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
    05.18.11

  18. 30 Minutes With Dieter Rams
    Interviews

    30 Minutes With Dieter Rams

    The word "icon" is thrown around rather freely in the design world, but when discussing Dieter Rams and his body of work, it is the only word that sticks. Last week, on the morning after...

    photos by: Tre Cassetta
    05.18.11

  19. ICFF 2011: From the Show Floor
    Travel Reports

    ICFF 2011: From the Show Floor

    I'll admit, it's a little daunting stepping onto the show floor at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), held for a long May weekend every year at the Javits Convention Center in...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.18.11

  20. Jonathan Adler
    Interviews

    Jonathan Adler

    Seventeen years ago, Jonathan Adler wasn’t a brand, he was a one-man full-time pottery production operation—“making, glazing, firing, packing, and shipping every single piece I...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.17.11

  21. Visiting H.D. Buttercup
    Shops

    Visiting H.D. Buttercup

    Without condoning knockoffs, let me say: It is a thrill to walk into a furniture shop and discover a slew of handsome and vaguely familiar-looking design pieces that I can actually afford. This was...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.17.11

  22. Grow Bottles
    Product

    Grow Bottles

    If you live in an apartment or otherwise lack a patch in which to plant a garden, Potting Shed Creations' Grow Bottles (also available at sustainable-living shop Branch) might be your answer to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.16.11

  23. Tunquen Treasure
    Green

    Tunquen Treasure

    A set of solar panels, a wind-powered well, and passive sustainable strategies make living miles from municipal utilities a non-issue for this Chilean beachgoer.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    05.16.11

  24. Come Sail Away
    My House

    Come Sail Away

    On a quest to create a weekend house for herself and her husband, Nancy Church scaled back her design fantasies and discovered creative ways to build on a budget.

    written by: Lisa Skolnik
    05.16.11

  25. Bach to the Beach
    House Tours

    Bach to the Beach

    With authenticity and simplicity as their rallying cry, a Kiwi architect and his wife have built a modern beach house that puts a fresh spin on the local vernacular.

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    05.16.11

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