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  1. Cocktail Hour in Borrego Springs
    Food

    Cocktail Hour in Borrego Springs

    In our September issue, we visited the Borrego Springs, California, home of Doug and Stacey Chapman Paton. Not only are they great collectors of mid-century art and design, but the couple also...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.28.12

  2. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Tabletop and Kitchen Accessories
    Travel Reports

    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Tabletop and Kitchen Accessories

    An array of items fills up the halls at Tendence—experimental furniture, textiles, lighting, clothing, jewelry, and more—but housewares and accessories were most prevalent. Here's a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.28.12

  3. Modernism 2.0: A Tower in the Park Even Jane Jacobs Could Love
    House Tours

    Modernism 2.0: A Tower in the Park Even Jane Jacobs Could Love

    No one plans to get old; it just happens. Real-estate fantasies, however, tend to be ageless. To misquote the late Nora Ephron, we’ve been having the same real-estate fantasy for decades. And...

    written by: Lamar Anderson
    08.28.12

  4. Husk's Custom Ceramics
    Product Reviews

    Husk's Custom Ceramics

    In a city filled with culinary hotspots, Charleston's Husk is in a class of its own. On paper, it may sound standard: Southern cuisine, sourced from regional farms, serving up lots of pork, bourbon...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.27.12

  5. Plumen Energy Saving Lightbulbs
    Product

    Plumen Energy Saving Lightbulbs

    An Edison bulb's artful filament might be attractive to look at, but its subpar energy consumption isn't nearly as appealing. Enter Plumen's bright idea in fluorescent design ($30), which shatters...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.27.12

  6. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Textiles out of Africa
    Travel Reports

    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Textiles out of Africa

    One of the special exhibitions at Tendence was Africa Chic, a collection of objects designed and manufactured in Africa. We rarely get a chance to feature designs from the continent, and so jumped...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.27.12

  7. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Talents 10 + 1
    Travel Reports

    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Talents 10 + 1

    Messe Frankfurt nurtures the young designers who come to its fairs—Tendence and Ambiente, namely—to exhibit their wares. From the prominent placement of the Talents exhibition (in the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.27.12

  8. The Modern Baby: Part One
    Post

    The Modern Baby: Part One

    Babies happen. They can even happen in a modern home. And not only can infants fit in, they can provide just the excuse to take modernism to a different level. We chat with Joana McKenna, the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.26.12

  9. Hand-Made Houses
    House Tours

    Hand-Made Houses

    Here at Dwell, we love houses with a good backstory. So it's no surprise that some of our favorite features from years past spotlight homes patiently and passionately built by residents with a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.26.12

  10. Hangers by Toma
    Product

    Hangers by Toma

    Montreal design firm Toma won us over with their Russian cherry plywood hangers featuring a curlicue shape. Drape scarves, gloves, and other hard-to-store clothing items over and through the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.25.12

  11. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Anne Boenisch
    Travel Reports

    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Anne Boenisch

    Judging from economic news of late, the one word most associated with Germany is "austerity." However, at Tendence, the home trends show taking place August 24–28 in Frankfurt, the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.25.12

  12. Friday Finds 08.24.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 08.24.12

    In a fresh installment of our popular Friday Finds series, the staff of Dwell shares its favorite design, art, music, and photography discoveries.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.24.12

  13. A Look at Living Machine Systems
    Post

    A Look at Living Machine Systems

    Recently, Dwell had the opportunity to tour the San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission headquarters, which seemed appropriate as we gear up for the special bathrooms and spas issue ...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.24.12

  14. Mismo Explorer Bag
    Product

    Mismo Explorer Bag

    Should you, weary traveler, be suffering from a crippling case of rollerboard fatigue, and have either the broad shoulders or iron will needed to port your carry-on entirely on your person, this is...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.24.12

  15. To the Letter
    Shops

    To the Letter

    In this digital age, invitations arrive in our inboxes and are promptly deleted. Luckily, there’s Greer, a Chicago stationery depot that’s dedicated to ink and paper created by...

    photos by: Nathan Kirkman
    08.24.12

  16. A Movable Fete
    Finishing Touch

    A Movable Fete

    Flash back to the 1970s for visionary Italian designer Joe Colombo’s Living Center, a mod take on a casual soirée.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.23.12

  17. 7 Little Lamps We Love
    Product

    7 Little Lamps We Love

    This week, Dwell took a whirl around the Javits Convention Center to check out the goods at the New York International Gift Fair. We spotted a few tasty design morsels (more on that in the coming...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.23.12

  18. Concrete Planter by Pull + Push
    Product

    Concrete Planter by Pull + Push

    Quirky, concrete, and handmade, there's much to love about this planter ($58) by designer Nobuhiro Sato. Though the image below shows the vessel sprouting a bit of greenery, it can also be used as...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.23.12

  19. Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis
    Hotels

    Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis

    When Michael Suomi of Stonehill & Taylor describes the $25 million interior redesign process of the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, he calls it a "multi-part architectural narrative."...

    written by: Kurt Kohlstedt
    08.23.12

  20. Party Down
    In The Modern World

    Party Down

    Congratulations, you’ve decided to throw a party! Not only will you be paying for everyone’s meal and putting undue strain on your relationship, but you will now need to make sure you...

    written by: Rico Gagliano
    08.22.12

  21. Modern Home in a California Resort Town
    House Tours

    Modern Home in a California Resort Town

    A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: JUCO
    08.22.12

  22. Home Cooking
    Food

    Home Cooking

    What if anyone could set up a cafe or a bar in their home, serving strangers specials du jour from their own kitchens? In Finland and beyond, a grassroots movement called Restaurant Day is growing.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    08.22.12

  23. Dwell Home Venice: Part 14
    How To

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 14

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 14, May...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    08.22.12

  24. Mississippi Queen
    House Tours

    Mississippi Queen

    When architect Brett Nave and his partner, architect Kelley Bishiop, began developing the Heron Park neighborhood in the coastal town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, they managed to lay 1,200 feet...

    written by: Chris Tackett
    08.22.12

  25. 7 Airstreams We Love
    Post

    7 Airstreams We Love

    In our September 2012 "Open House" issue, we covered the renovated airstream of Austin, Texas's Stubb's. With the help of designer Burton Baldridge, the renowned concert venue...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.21.12

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