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  1. The First Apartment Book: Cool Designs for Small Spaces
    Books

    The First Apartment Book: Cool Designs for Small Spaces

    After reading Aaron Britt’s interview with Kyle Schuneman on masculine design for our June Interior Design issue (on newsstands now), we were excited to see what the rest of his book, ...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.14.12

  2. Where Pigs Fly
    Outdoor

    Where Pigs Fly

    Those looking for a more down-to-earth option might consider wallowing in a pigsty, which is essentially what designer Amir Sanei constructed for his two sons.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  3. Pod Living
    Green

    Pod Living

    A pair of Arizona–based architects prove that sleeping in a pod is hardly an extraterrestrial experience.

    written by: David Proffitt
    photos by: Bill Timmerman
    04.21.09

  4. Boston Translation
    Green

    Boston Translation

    Boston's rich history is potently infused into its dense, bustling neighborhoods, where the same brick walls that once contained cobbler shops now house Internet startups. The adaptive reuse of...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Jason Lee
    03.16.09

  5. Design for Humankind
    Interviews

    Design for Humankind

    Architect and healthcare design visionary Michael Graves shares his thoughts on how paralysis has affected his approach and practice.

    04.13.12

  6. Photographer Iwan Baan Honored
    Profiles

    Photographer Iwan Baan Honored

    On October 10--the 100th anniversary of legendary photographer Julius Shulman--artist Iwan Baan was honored with the inaugural Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award. Just as Shulman was the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Iwan Baan
    10.17.10

  7. Plain and Sempé
    Profiles

    Plain and Sempé

    A maker of unfussy, elegant design objects, Inga Sempé delights in things both great and small—even if she doesn’t own any.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.26.09

  8. Not So Simple Green
    Outdoor

    Not So Simple Green

    Suzanne Shelton’s life work is making sustainable lifestyles attractive and accessible. She’s the CEO of the Shelton Group, a marketing company she founded in 1991 that works...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.03.10

  9. Sunday Styles
    Essay

    Sunday Styles

    The cathedrals, mosques, and synagogues of the Old World still occupy the most hallowed ground of ecclesiastical architecture, but a rather unorthodox American sect can lay claim to the best in...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein
    11.04.09

  10. Branching Out
    Outdoor

    Branching Out

    Arborsculpturist Richard Reames has spent the past 16 years making more than 100 sculptures, chairs, pieces of furniture, tool handles, mailboxes, and fences out of living trees.

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: John Clark
    02.26.09

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Renny Ramakers

    Renny Ramakers

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

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.12

  20. Laurinda Spear

    Laurinda Spear

    Cofounding principal of Arquitectonica

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.12

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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