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  1. Clifford Avenue Homes
    Design 101

    Clifford Avenue Homes

    The cost for solar systems is not only related to how elaborate the system is—it also depends on where you live.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.02.09

  2. Building the Maxon House: Week 17
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 17

    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...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    06.29.11

  3. Your Design City
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    Your Design City

    The 20 finalists in the Your Design City photography competition on flickr have been announced. The goal is to highlight "contemporary design" in world cities, and to show how good design...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.02.09

  4. From Sweden: Note Design Studio
    Product

    From Sweden: Note Design Studio

    Stockholm-based Note Design Studio is like a Swedish Pee Wee's Playhouse--everything is cartoonish, playful, and very very fun. Founded in 2008, the group is comprised of a quirky mix of designers,...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.07.11

  5. Co-op
    Design 101

    Co-op

    “It is really different from anything else,” explains David Burcher, who bought a co-op apartment in Manhattan with his partner, Greg Broan, almost a decade ago.

    written by: James Nestor
    01.27.09

  6. Words You Should Know
    Design 101

    Words You Should Know

    Charrette: An intense period of design activity in which a group collaborates to work out a solution to a specific design problem. It’s like a workshop, but sounds either more important or...

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  7. Electrolux: Designing for the Senses
    Event Spotlight

    Electrolux: Designing for the Senses

    The Electrolux Design Lab Competition, an annual event staged yearly by the giant home appliances company, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year with a brief that challenged students to create...

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    11.02.12

  8. 10 Modern Rear Facades
    Houses We Love

    10 Modern Rear Facades

    While curb appeal may get all the fan fair we think great architecture deserves kudos from all angles. Here, we've gathered 10 homes from the Dwell archives that pay as much attention to the design...

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.09.13

  9. 5 Modern Kitchen Countertops
    A Great Idea

    5 Modern Kitchen Countertops

    Countertops are an important part of a kitchen renovation, and they can be everything from earthy to space-age. Here are five Dwell favorites.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.10.13

  10. Studio Juju
    In The Modern World

    Studio Juju

    Since their debut at SaloneSatellite in 2009, Singaporean design duo Timo Wong and Priscilla Lui have been sprinting ahead of the competition. Appropriately, Rabbit and the Tortoise, one of their...

    04.17.13

  11. A Stable Office Environment
    Design 101

    A Stable Office Environment

    Giorgio Baravalle originally had a true home office—a space inside his house in Millbrook, New York, that was meant to be a private place to work, but instead served as a traffic circle in...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.01.09

  12. Andreas Engesvik
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    Andreas Engesvik

    Andreas Engesvik, cofounder of NORWAY SAYS, established a solo studio in Oslo in 2009, creating offbeat updates of ordinary pieces. WE LOVE: The Shelf lamp, meant to nestle amid books like a...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.24.12

  13. New Furniture from Egg Collective
    Product

    New Furniture from Egg Collective

    Though Egg Collective opened its wood shop in Brooklyn's Navy Yard in 2011, the of-the-moment design studio has been incubating for many years. Its three founders—Stephanie Beamer,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.03.12

  14. A Laptop Even A Panda Could Love
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    A Laptop Even A Panda Could Love

    Discarded computers arrive by the thousands every day from the US and Western Europe to West African ports, after which they're discarded in toxic dumps. Children burn them and pull out the metals...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.23.08

  15. Photo Series: Behind the Edge by Luigi Bonaventura
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    Photo Series: Behind the Edge by Luigi Bonaventura

    Italian-born, New York City–based photographer Luigi Bonaventura has impressed us with his repetitious and vibrant hotel facades shot in Jesolo Beach, Venice. His intention in the series Behind the...

    written by: Julia Sabot
    05.10.13

  16. Art from Architecture
    We Recommend

    Art from Architecture

    Highlight Gallery's new project, 3020 Laguna Street In Exitum, is open to the public for just one more day–tomorrow, Saturday, February 25, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. So if you're in San Francisco...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.24.12

  17. The Arts and Crafts Movement
    Design 101

    The Arts and Crafts Movement

    Manifesto: William Morris, “The Lesser Arts of Life” (1877)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  18. Decorating with Orange: 9 Products We Love
    Product Reviews

    Decorating with Orange: 9 Products We Love

    We recently featured eight of our favorite decorating pieces in black and since Halloween is right around the corner, it seems only fitting that we now talk about orange. We're not saying to mix...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.22.13

  19. Tumblr of the Week: Wandrlustr
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    Tumblr of the Week: Wandrlustr

    Superstudio collages, counterculture architecture at its finest, 1970s Hollywood sirens, Googie signage, and photographs from the likes of Wim Wenders and Lee Friedlander. There's nothing not to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.01.13

  20. 5 Modern Design Icons You Should Know
    Profiles

    5 Modern Design Icons You Should Know

    From the photographer who shaped how mid-century architecture was communicated to the furniture designer whose work is synonymous with the "space-age pop" aesthetic, we profile five icons you...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.02.13

  21. The Wong Show
    Event Spotlight

    The Wong Show

    Artworks often need open light-filled galleries that allow them to breathe, but sometimes they need intimate spaces to help them foster one-on-one connections with viewers. In the second camp lies...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.25.11

  22. Heath Design Series One: Between Hand and Machine
    Latest

    Heath Design Series One: Between Hand and Machine

    Heath Ceramics, a California-based company that produces an array of new and midcentury pottery gets ready to debut their first show of work from the Heath Clay studio at their San Francisco...

    written by: Jami Smith
    photos by: Renee Zellweger
    10.31.13

  23. Jason F. McLennan reviews 5 eco-toilets
    Product Reviews

    Jason F. McLennan reviews 5 eco-toilets

    Victorian technology has no business being the receptacle for your business. It’s time to outmode the common commode.

    written by: Michael Grozik
    photos by: Andy Reynolds
    01.15.09

  24. Joost and Kiki
    In The Modern World

    Joost and Kiki

    Design Academy Eindhoven graduates Joost van Bleiswijk and Kiki van Eijk—known as Joost & Kiki—have gained a following for their conceptual art–based furniture, but recent pieces signal a change....

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    04.23.13

  25. Design Museum London's Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things
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    Design Museum London's Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things

    Situated on the Thames, moments from the 1894 Tower Bridge and the 2002 City Hall, the Design Museum's location invites reflection on London's design and architectural history. Once inside, the...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    04.30.13

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