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  1. Renovating Old and New in Barcelona
    My House

    Renovating Old and New in Barcelona

    When Cecilia Tham and Yoel Karaso of Habitan Architects bought their first-floor apartment in an 1894 block of the Fort Pienc neighborhood of Barcelona in 2005, they knew they were taking a risk....

    written by: Max Andrews
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    08.13.09

  2. Wonders of the World
    Books

    Wonders of the World

    Though not strictly modern—well, not modern at all, really—the Wonders of the World series of books from Harvard Universtiy Press remains my favorite ongoing run of architectural tomes....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.15.09

  3. Bach to Basics
    Green

    Bach to Basics

    On New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island, two architects designed a petite holiday home that takes care of its own water, electricity, and sewage needs.

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Patrick Reynolds
    02.28.09

  4. Kathleen Walsh Reviews 4 Chaise Longue
    Product Reviews

    Kathleen Walsh Reviews 4 Chaise Longue

    If you chase long afternoons lolling by the pool, with longer evenings of the same, there is only one piece of furniture on your mind. Ours too.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    03.05.09

  5. Susan Kare

    Susan Kare

    Thirty years ago, an Apple designer helped define the future of personal computers with three iconic icons.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.17.12

  6. Open Kitchen
    Renovation

    Open Kitchen

    A San Francisco architect turns his “inefficiency” kitchen into a modestly scaled and well-lit place to cook, eat, work, and enjoy the view—–even with his back turned.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  7. Less is...
    Post

    Less is...

    Less is more. Or maybe, less is a bore. Perhaps, less is only more when more is no good. Regardless of whether you agree with the modernist motto of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ("Less is more&qu...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.11.09

  8. 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

  9. Renny Ramakers

    Renny Ramakers

    A few words with the polymath powerhouse behind Dutch industrial-design giant Droog.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.12

  10. Laurinda Spear

    Laurinda Spear

    Cofounding principal of Arquitectonica

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.12

  11. Farmstead Restaurant
    Food

    Farmstead Restaurant

    In 2009, Ted Hall was producing his own certified-organic wine, growing olives that he turned into extra-virgin olive oil, raising cattle for grass-fed beef, and harvesting heirloom fruits and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Kristen Loken
    08.17.10

  12. The Best of Horne
    Shops

    The Best of Horne

    Browsing online design shops peeping at awesome housewares and furniture counts as 'work' here at Dwell, and I recently discovered what might be my new favorite design resource: Horne, founded by...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.10.11

  13. Interview: Emily Pilloton of Project H
    Dwell on Design

    Interview: Emily Pilloton of Project H

    As an architect, industrial designer and writer, Emily Pilloton realized it wasn't enough to talk about design that made a difference—she had to do it herself. The Dwell on Design speaker...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.02.09

  14. 10 Sturdy Desk Chairs
    Product Reviews

    10 Sturdy Desk Chairs

    Whether wrought from molded aluminum or the latest techno-mesh, few seats work harder than the sturdy desk chair. We worked a few over.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    08.12.10

  15. The Design of the Paris Metro
    Travel Reports

    The Design of the Paris Metro

    The Paris metro was born with the same furor as the Eiffel Tower, right on time for the World Expo at the turn of the 20th century. Over the past few months, I've spent nearly an hour everyday...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.24.10

  16. Jason Miller
    Interviews

    Jason Miller

    When people talk about Jason Miller, they invariably mention three things, in varying order: his wit, his youth, and his meteoric rise in the burgeoning United States design scene. Though all of...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    01.13.10

  17. The Potential of Van Bo's 'One Square Meter House'
    House Tours

    The Potential of Van Bo's 'One Square Meter House'

    Designer Van Bo Le-Mentzel takes a philosophical approach to the small housing movement, devising plans for a portable living space that occupies just one square meter.

    written by: Skylar Bergl
    10.15.12

  18. The Green Lagoon
    Green

    The Green Lagoon

    From the deck of this waterfront house, the scenery is abuzz with Northern California wildlife–but there's not a utility bill in sight.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    01.21.09

  19. Social Heat
    Finishing Touch

    Social Heat

    What’s the best way to warm a small studio? Ekaterina Voronova opted for a compact wood-burning stove to keep her space cozy.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.11.11

  20. Cool Chicken House
    Outdoor

    Cool Chicken House

    Who doesn't love a chicken run? This cool coop is by David Rosen, an Associate Producer at CBS News in New York. His goal, in addition to sheltering four egg-laying hens, was to design a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.23.10

  21. AgUARDIAN
    Design 101

    AgUARDIAN

    Silver has been used for centuries as an antimicrobial agent.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    01.31.09

  22. Dwell Home Venice: Part 2
    How To

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 2

    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 2,...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.12.12

  23. On the Fence
    Outdoor

    On the Fence

    This “landscaped outdoor room” near Farrar Pond, Massachusetts, uses simple construction to create complex effects.

    written by: Michael Grozik
    photos by: Charles Mayer
    02.04.09

  24. 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

  25. Supernatural San Francisco
    Shops

    Supernatural San Francisco

    A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a lunch thrown by Claudia Mahecha and Robert Allen, in celebration of the opening of their new Potrero Hill design showroom Supernatural. After...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.22.11

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