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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Chris Hardy Design
    Interviews

    Chris Hardy Design

    Name the hubs for emerging American designers and you'll likely hear the usual suspects of Seattle, San Francisco, and Brooklyn. Look southward, too, though, for a crop of energetic young guns set...

    05.16.11

  7. Bertazzoni Family Recipes
    Food

    Bertazzoni Family Recipes

    At Bertazzoni, it's all about—and all in the—family. The high-end Italian cooking appliance company was founded in 1882 and today is helmed by Paolo Bertazzoni, a fifth generation...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.16.11

  8. Herman Miller's POV Series
    Post

    Herman Miller's POV Series

    Our friends at Herman Miller just released a series of online videos celebrating the work of five California architects. Each architect (or team, in the case of Marmol Radziner) speaks on creative...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.15.11

  9. NY Design Week 2011: Day One
    Travel Reports

    NY Design Week 2011: Day One

    NoHo is oh-so-hip, with lots of design happenings to check out this week. If you're in New York, a trip to Great Jones Street is a damn good bet. From The Future Perfect to Sight Unseen's pop-up...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.14.11

  10. Sneak Peek at LOT-EK's Pier 57
    House Tours

    Sneak Peek at LOT-EK's Pier 57

    If you're in New York City for ICFF this weekend, stop by the Diane Von Furstenberg shop in the Meatpacking District for a sneak peek at LOT-EK's cutting-edge design for the new Pier 57. As...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.13.11

  11. Friday Finds 5.13.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 5.13.11

    It's an exciting week for Dwell as our editors are off in New York City for Design Week. If you aren't able to make the trek to Gotham, have a gander at the designs in this week's Friday Finds....

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.13.11

  12. Wanted Design & NYC Design Week
    Event Spotlight

    Wanted Design & NYC Design Week

    Design Week is upon us in New York City. Designers, manufacturers, retailers, press, and the design loving general public will descend upon ICFF, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair this...

    05.13.11

  13. New Olds at Israeli Design Museum
    Event Spotlight

    New Olds at Israeli Design Museum

    There's an interesting new museum in Israel, just south of Tel Aviv, with a corkscrewing exterior of rust-red Cor-Ten steel: Design Museum Holon, designed by Ron Arad. Their forthcoming exhibition...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.13.11

  14. Cityscapes: SF's Buildings
    Books

    Cityscapes: SF's Buildings

    The San Francisco Chronicle boasts one of our nation's best architecture critics in John King. We happy citizens of the City by the Bay look out for his column in each Tuesday's paper, though his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.12.11

  15. The bkr Bottle
    Product

    The bkr Bottle

    When Tal Soltz set out to design a reusable water bottle, dissatisfied with the clunky and chunky options on the market, she refused to compromise aesthetics to be environmentally friendly. "...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.12.11

  16. Paolo and Valentina Bertazzoni
    Food

    Paolo and Valentina Bertazzoni

    This week, Italian kitchen appliance manufacturer Bertazzoni introduced its new line of built-in ovens designed for the U.S. market and unveiled its newest cooktops as well. We sat down with Paolo...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.11.11

  17. Building the Maxon House: Week 11
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 11

    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
    05.11.11

  18. Lightning Strikes Thrice
    Post

    Lightning Strikes Thrice

    What would Ben Franklin have made of this pair of incredible videos from Craig Shimala? Shimala set up his video camera to catch an electrical storm last year in Chicago and lucked his way into one...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.11.11

  19. Three Days in Austin, Texas
    Travel Reports

    Three Days in Austin, Texas

    Last week I flew down to Austin, Texas, to report two stories for our upcoming modern-across-America-themed issue (stay tuned!). I met with several architects, enjoyed coffee at the home of a soon...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.10.11

  20. Merging Architecture and Fashion
    Interviews

    Merging Architecture and Fashion

    Blurred disciplinary lines are visible throughout the design world. Architects moonlight as furniture designers, artists as product designers, and it seems almost everyone has had a stint as a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.10.11

  21. Zaha Hadid's Milan Installation
    Outdoor

    Zaha Hadid's Milan Installation

    As part of last month's Milan Design Week, Zaha Hadid Architects teamed with LEA Ceramiche to create "Twirl," a mesmerizing installation in the 18th-century courtyard of the State...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.10.11

  22. Lesley Anton's Ceramic Muses
    Interviews

    Lesley Anton's Ceramic Muses

    Citing inspirations ranging from the rocks of Joshua Tree to sand dunes, bamboo and her grandmother’s milk-glass hobnail bottles, Los Angeles-based ceramist Lesley Anton began her craft with...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.09.11

  23. Matter: Logo Evolution
    Post

    Matter: Logo Evolution

    In our May issue I wrote about the undersung Swiss mid-century modernist Herbert Matter, a graphic designer and photographer who left his mark on Vogue Magazine, Knoll furniture, Yale...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.09.11

  24. The Farm by Cindy Rendely
    House Tours

    The Farm by Cindy Rendely

    Draw a barn. Now look at the shape. It almost certainly features a triangular roof. When a Canadian couple approached Cindy Rendely to design a home for them in the Ontario countryside, however, it...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Tom Arban
    05.09.11

  25. Less Is Amore
    House Tours

    Less Is Amore

    With its architectural history reaching back to the ancient Greeks, Syracuse, on the island of Sicily, has plenty of old bones. In 2001, while still students, native sons Francesco (now an...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    05.08.11

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