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  1. The Ultimate Road Trip: Ireland
    Travel Reports

    The Ultimate Road Trip: Ireland

    For many, the real Ireland is on the back roads. That’s the green isle envisioned when one closes their eyes, winding around its rocky coastline on tiny lanes lined with centuries-old stone fences....

    written by: Scott Sporleder
    06.30.13

  2. Iron Chef
    Design 101

    Iron Chef

    The entire town of Solomonville, Arizona, heard their bickering, even through the thick walls of their adobe house, and they say that when my great-grandfather left my great-grandmother and lit out...

    written by: Susan Guerrero
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.28.09

  3. Design Museum London's Time Capsule
    Post

    Design Museum London's Time Capsule

    This morning—smack dab in the middle of the London Design Festival—Design Museum London broke ground on its new building designed by Dutch firm OMA with interiors by architect John...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.18.12

  4. Raise the Roof
    House Tours

    Raise the Roof

    From the United States to Poland to South Korea, living roofs have taken off. They provide natural insulation, help control with runoff, and pack a slew of cool features—it's no wonder these...

    written by: Caroline Wallis
    09.26.12

  5. Coffee Break: Peet’s Chestnut Street, San Francisco
    Post

    Coffee Break: Peet’s Chestnut Street, San Francisco

    Bay Area coffee company Peet’s recently unveiled a new design for its San Francisco, California, flagship store. Located in an 80-year-old art deco building, the cafe is kitted out materials,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.21.14

  6. Scrap Wrap Bracelets
    Home Work

    Scrap Wrap Bracelets

    I've got a habit—a little hoard-y, but not necessarily bad—of buying craft-ish supplies with no concept of what I will do with them. A while back at the local Mission Fabric Outlet ...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    08.03.11

  7. Miami Advice
    City Guide

    Miami Advice

    Cathy Leff takes to the road (and sidewalk) to lead us on an intrepid bicycle tour of Miami’s architectural and cultural wonders.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Roy Zipstein
    02.26.09

  8. Tumblr of the Week: Ryan Panos
    Post

    Tumblr of the Week: Ryan Panos

    In his eponymous Tumblr, Ryan Panos offers a cool selection of high-contrast black-and-white photographs that depict the abstract and geometric side of architecture. These aren't your warm and cozy...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.16.13

  9. Surprisingly Subtle 300-Foot Radio Tower
    Superstructure

    Surprisingly Subtle 300-Foot Radio Tower

    The winning design for the Canakkale Antenna Tower in Turkey manages grandeur with restraint.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.13.14

  10. lamesadevenn: Part 6
    Renovation

    lamesadevenn: Part 6

    In this series, trace the story of lamesadevenn, a green live/work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created for two community groups, La Mesita and La Resolana. Rather than simply becoming a building...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    12.05.12

  11. Method's New Pump Detergent
    Product

    Method's New Pump Detergent

    As someone who tries my hardest to purchase environmentally responsible products, I have a difficult challenge: a lot of "eco-friendly" cleaners are simply less effective than the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.19.10

  12. What iOS 7 Would Look Like in Your Home
    A Great Idea

    What iOS 7 Would Look Like in Your Home

    Apple's latest mobile operating system iOS 7 is set to launch in September. The redesign is radically different than what we're used to seeing on our iPhones and iPads today. Instead of icons and...

    written by: Alexandra Chang
    09.01.13

  13. Basic Living
    House Tours

    Basic Living

    Live/work is a centuries-old practice turned overused architectural trend. By melding history and innovation, Turin’s Basic Village offers up a compelling reinvention of the concept.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Jacob Langvad
    06.03.09

  14. Vampire Power
    Design 101

    Vampire Power

    Probably the most evocative term among the otherwise technocratic energy vocabulary, vampire power is the continuous current that appliances and electronics draw from an outlet even when turned off.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  15. MoMA's 'Toy Story'
    Event Spotlight

    MoMA's 'Toy Story'

    MoMA’s Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 may be the world’s most engrossing toy box. Sadly, you can’t play with the 500+ items on exhibit July 29 through November...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    07.25.12

  16. Solar Flair
    Design 101

    Solar Flair

    Interested in running more than just your home on the sun’s rays? Here’s a handy introduction to some of the most innovative solar goods available.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.09

  17. 7 Nearly Invisible Modern Furnishings
    Product Reviews

    7 Nearly Invisible Modern Furnishings

    Sometimes you just need clarity. With these 7 translucent furnishings, you'll have just that.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.03.14

  18. Mikal Hallstrup on the Design of Everyday Things
    Post

    Mikal Hallstrup on the Design of Everyday Things

    Fresh from his appearance at Design Indaba in Cape Town, Mikal Hallstrup of Designit talks about the importance of design in everyday life.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.05.14

  19. Keynote Address from Michael Graves
    Dwell on Design

    Keynote Address from Michael Graves

    We could not be more thrilled to welcome Michael Graves, one of America's most eminent architects and designers, to the Dwell on Design stage as for our keynote address. Don't miss his conversation...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.20.13

  20. Design Idea of the Week: A Fool Proof Flask
    Product

    Design Idea of the Week: A Fool Proof Flask

    The Geo Vacuum Flask from Normann Copenhagen wins Red Dot “Best of the Best” award.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.12.13

  21. Color 101: Chipping Away
    Design 101

    Color 101: Chipping Away

    Most designers, be they graphic or interior, consult 
their Pantone fan guide when considering hues.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    02.02.09

  22. Why Is Jane Smiling?
    Design 101

    Why Is Jane Smiling?

    So you’ve brought home an ebullient new contractor to turn your wreck into the Ritz. How to do it? Read on.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  23. 7 Breathtaking Glass Homes with a View
    Post

    7 Breathtaking Glass Homes with a View

    A wide expanse of glass is a classic hallmark of modern architecture, and with good reason: Walls and windows that blur the boundaries of indoor and outdoor spaces by employing glass create...

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.04.13

  24. The High Life
    Outdoor

    The High Life

    Tired of being terrestrially housebound? Four homes go out on a limb and find their place in the trees.  

    written by: James Nestor
    04.20.09

  25. Mjölk: Favorite Product Picks
    Product

    Mjölk: Favorite Product Picks

    Storeowners Juli Daoust and John Baker scout Scandinavia and Japan for the best designs in each region to bring back the best of their finds to their Toronto shop Mjölk (pronounced "mi...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.11

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