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  1. Operation Desert Shed
    Green

    Operation Desert Shed

    Architect Lloyd Russell’s design for this desert getaway passively mitigates the elements with a utilitarian solution, turning a modest modern retreat into a hardy, region-appropriate home.

    written by: Nate Berg
    06.17.09

  2. IDS Toronto 2011
    Travel Reports

    IDS Toronto 2011

    The thirteenth annual Interior Design Show (IDS) of Toronto—one of Canada's largest contemporary design shows—took place January 27th-30th. Over 300 exhibitors gathered at the Metro...

    written by: Alexis Leino
    02.05.11

  3. Patchwork Pavilion
    Post

    Patchwork Pavilion

    The Patchwork Pavilion in Brazil calls to mind a flurry of snowflakes, a giant scale votive, or those kitschy concrete walls in Southern California. Though the final result is decidedly elegant,...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.10.08

  4. A John Lautner-Designed Hotel
    Hotels

    A John Lautner-Designed Hotel

    A major perk of reporting the story "John Lautner's Desert Rose" for our June 2012 issue? Actually spending a night at the Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs, California, which has been...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Jaime Gillin
    05.31.12

  5. Second Chances at SFO
    Travel Reports

    Second Chances at SFO

    One of the nicest parts of traveling through the San Francisco International Airport is its art gallery in Terminal 3. As I made my way to Las Vegas this week for Surfaces and Las Vegas Market ...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.07.11

  6. Decked Out
    House Tours

    Decked Out

    It's our humble opinion that summers are best spent reclining on a warm sunny deck with a refreshing beverage in hand and a cool breeze blowing. In honor of this seasonal ritual, here are seven...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.01.12

  7. Friday Finds 7.22.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.22.11

    In our current issue, we explored design for families, ranging from multi-generational households to couples with young children. For our Dwell Reports story, House Party!, we rounded up a handful...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.22.11

  8. First-Class Cabins
    Houses We Love

    First-Class Cabins

    From the familiar log model to Swiss chalets and Swedish friggebods, cabins are the simplest of structures, made from local materials in forms that respond to climatic and cultural needs. However,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.02.09

  9. Material Focus: Straw Bales
    House Tours

    Material Focus: Straw Bales

    When it comes to ecologically minded building materials, straw bales are among the kindest (they involve repurposing waste material from the grain growing industry). And lest you fear the outcome...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.10.12

  10. Alessi's Fall/Winter Collection
    Post

    Alessi's Fall/Winter Collection

    The business of product design is a family affair for Matteo Alessi, Director of Trade Marketing and International Development at Alessi  (and great grandson to Alberto, the company’s...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.14.09

  11. Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
    A Great Idea

    Yerba Buena Street Life Plan

    Recently in San Francisco, the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District and CMG Landscape Architecture unveiled the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan. The plan is meant to serve as a master plan for the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.08.11

  12. 7 Tremendous Tree Houses
    Outdoor

    7 Tremendous Tree Houses

    Symbolic of both blissful childhood and the threshold between humanity and nature, tree houses hold a unique position in the world of modern architecture and design. We take a look at some of the...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    07.12.12

  13. Duggan McDonnell Tests 4 Blenders
    Product Reviews

    Duggan McDonnell Tests 4 Blenders

    A good blender can turn almost any mischievous mixture into a delicious treat. We put four to the test in search of the best.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    04.28.09

  14. Texas Two-Step
    House Tours

    Texas Two-Step

    Austin-based architectural photographer Patrick Wong, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture, asked the firm Cottam Hargrave for help in designing and building a live...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Patrick Wong
    10.01.10

  15. Living Room
    House Tours

    Living Room

    When Im and David Schafer moved in together they faced the challenge of combining the contents of David’s 880-square-foot loft and Im’s 550-square-foot apartment into a one-room, 426...

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    01.16.09

  16. 5 Modern Dishwashers
    Product Reviews

    5 Modern Dishwashers

    Today’s dishwashers are quieter and more energy- and water-efficient than ever—giving you a little peace and quiet as well as peace of mind. The only thing they don’t do is unload...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    09.16.09

  17. Emeryville Renovation: Part 2
    Renovation

    Emeryville Renovation: Part 2

    In this Backstory series, preview the loft renovation that will be the My House story in Dwell's November issue—our first-ever online sneak peek. Here, Emeryville, California, architect Peter...

    written by: Peter Benoit
    09.22.11

  18. Designer Rich Hansen reviews five dining tables
    Product Reviews

    Designer Rich Hansen reviews five dining tables

    As likely to host the sending of emails as the serving of entrees, today’s dining table needs to be set for anything.

    written by: Michael Grozik
    photos by: Todd Hido
    01.16.09

  19. Stedelijk Museum Posters
    Travel Reports

    Stedelijk Museum Posters

    Upon entering the bright white interior of Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum, a series of floor-to-ceiling posters that once advertised past exhibitions greets visitors. It's a striking display that...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    06.01.11

  20. Reign of Terroir
    Food

    Reign of Terroir

    Nestled in the small village of Tadten, Austria, the Erich Sattler Winery takes advantage of the soil’s temperature and sun’s trajectory to create the ideal environment for producing...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.24.11

  21. Playshapes by millergoodman
    Product

    Playshapes by millergoodman

    Last week, Assistant Editor Jordan Kushins brought you millergoodman's Shapemaker wooden block set.

    written by: Charlotte West
    10.09.09

  22. American Trademarks
    Books

    American Trademarks

    Eric Baker and Tyler Blik are a pair of noted graphic and identity designers, though perhaps their greatest legacy in American design will come not from their work as designers, but as design...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.02.10

  23. From Milan: Q&A with Jason Bruges
    Travel Reports

    From Milan: Q&A with Jason Bruges

    Jason Bruges is showing in Milan for the first time with Established & Sons. His Flatliner family of lights uses LEDs on thin discs with touch technology along the rim: simply tap your...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    04.22.09

  24. Neutra's Overway-Schiff House
    Travel Reports

    Neutra's Overway-Schiff House

    Ensconced in the Marina neighborhood of San Francisco, the Schiff house was completed by Richard Neutra in 1938 for a pair of Berliners who wanted to move down the hill from Lombard Street. The...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.10

  25. Universal Appeal
    My House

    Universal Appeal

    When David Carmel decided to propose to Kirsten Axelsen, he was at home in Manhattan and she was in Ethiopia, working to eliminate trachoma (the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness). No...

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.15.09

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