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  1. Screening: A Necessary Ruin
    Dwell on Design

    Screening: A Necessary Ruin

    Of my seven panels at Dwell on Design this weekend, one that I am really happy to be doing is a screening of filmmaker Evan Mather's 2009 documentary A Necessary Ruin. The half-hour documentary...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.21.10

  2. Men About Town
    Event Spotlight

    Men About Town

    Whilst in London, we met three talents who are making their marks on the local design scene. Soon you’ll be uttering their names along side Morrison, Dixon, and Adjaye.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.11.11

  3. Accessible Modern Prefab in Northern California
    House Tours

    Accessible Modern Prefab in Northern California

    Thanks to a prefab in-law unit, 
an octogenarian modernist lives 
independently on a peaceful, 
verdant site in Northern California.

    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    06.03.14

  4. How To

    8 Tactics for Renovating a Small Space

    From color palettes to vertical accents, we've rounded up eight proven tactics for making the most of a small space renovation.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.02.14

  5. Dwell Los Angeles Home Tours Day #2 Preview: East Side and Downtown
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell Los Angeles Home Tours Day #2 Preview: East Side and Downtown

    We visit five more modern homes on day two of the Dwell L.A. Home Tours, Saturday, June 22, this time exploring the east side and downtown, from the boroughs of Silver Lake and Glendale to downtown...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.13.13

  6. April 'Outdoor' Issue Preview
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    April 'Outdoor' Issue Preview

    We get our hands dirty with 9 homes that celebrate the great outdoors and nearly 50 new backyard furniture ideas for spring. From living roofs to natural pools, we cover all of your outdoor, or...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.01.13

  7. The History of the Modern Workspace
    Books

    The History of the Modern Workspace

    Power dynamics, economic upheaval, and design thinking: cubicles aren’t just a Dilbert punch line.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.20.14

  8. Ma-dular Building in Austin
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    Ma-dular Building in Austin

    The Music and Technology festivals that make up South by Southwest may have come and gone but that doesn't mean that innovation can't still be found in Austin, Texas. Austin based firm KRDB have...

    04.06.09

  9. 6 Summer Pillows and Throws
    Product Reviews

    6 Summer Pillows and Throws

    When spring cleaning is done and summer is in full swing, it's the perfect time to spruce up your living space with some bright and colorful pillows and throws. Click through for some of our...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.16.13

  10. Design Tips and Ideas for the Modern Kitchen
    We Recommend

    Design Tips and Ideas for the Modern Kitchen

    There’s a reason the kitchen is called the heart of the home: It’s where you and your family gather to cook, to eat, to socialize, and, sometimes, just to catch up over a quick snack or a cup of...

    written by: Kerrie Kelly
    08.01.13

  11. Bedrock Images's Forgotten Maps
    Product

    Bedrock Images's Forgotten Maps

    For the architecturally inclined—especially those with a mess of wall space—little enlivens the living room like a gigantic map. Though hip apartments the nation over are festooned with...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.06.12

  12. 101 Kitchen Design
    Design 101

    101 Kitchen Design

    No matter how cozy your living room or den, the kitchen is usually the heart of a home. Whether you use yours to reenact Iron Chef or simply to zap a TV dinner, you'll find helpful how-tos and...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  13. 5 Modern Kitchen Design Inspirations
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    5 Modern Kitchen Design Inspirations

    From a wooden angled open space to a Parisian art director's room with an island, here is a cool quintet of kitchens we wouldn't mind cooking in. For a curated assortment of kitchenware goods,...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.14.13

  14. A Modern Preschool in San Francisco
    Renovation

    A Modern Preschool in San Francisco

    Karen Curtiss of San Francisco architecture and design firm Red Dot Studio transforms a warehouse into a cheerful preschool.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Brian McCloud
    05.29.14

  15. Killspencer Bags
    Product

    Killspencer Bags

    I came across a handsome group of weekender and messenger bags by Killspencer last week in my online meanderings. I learned from the website—the only place you can buy a bag—that they...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.17.09

  16. Back To School Special

    Back To School Special

    There's nothing like a little design therapy to relieve the sting of summer's end and first-day-of-school butterflies. Here Marc Kristal presents an online-exclusive about dormitory design that...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    07.16.09

  17. How To: Decorating with Posters
    How To

    How To: Decorating with Posters

    Poster art is often one of the most effective and affordable ways to inject creativity into a space. Following up on our roundup of graphic art, here are homes that master poster decorating.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.23.14

  18. Square Meal: A 3-Day Feast
    Dwell on Design

    Square Meal: A 3-Day Feast

    From the concept behind a stellar restaurant experience to the architecture of a well-plated dish, design touches the culinary world in countless ways. In 2008 we created Dwell's Square Meal...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    06.18.09

  19. Green

    Heat-Pump

    One piece of correspondence that never darkens the mailbox of this Northern California beach house is a utility bill (nor are guests wandering around swathed in multiple sweaters).

    01.01.09

  20. Hand-Powered Lamp
    Post

    Hand-Powered Lamp

    Producing power by harnessing kinetic energy from human and animal movement is a great idea but one with few good results. Disco-ball lights powered by club-goers getting down on the dance floor is...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.08.09

  21. Tokyo!'s Urban Anxiety
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    Tokyo!'s Urban Anxiety

    The new movie Tokyo!—a triptych of short films directed by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-Ho—presents three increasingly neurotic architectural visions of the teeming,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.19.09

  22. Design Itinerary: Berlin
    Travel Reports

    Design Itinerary: Berlin

    Berlin is Germany's cutting-edge culture capital, from contemporary art galleries to emerging designers. Take a look at some of the Berlin-based talent Dwell has profiled over the years in our...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.23.13

  23. 8 Father's Day Favorite Gift Ideas
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    8 Father's Day Favorite Gift Ideas

    Father's Day is fast approaching, so we've got all of your bases covered with some great gift ideas. From a unique and classy time piece to a flame free, no smoke grill, click through to find the...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    05.29.13

  24. Sustainable, Rural Design by Auburn's Rural Studio
    Green

    Sustainable, Rural Design by Auburn's Rural Studio

    A director and professor at Auburn’s acclaimed architectural lab talk about the next 20 years of sustainable, rural design.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.28.14

  25. 5 Rugs that Brighten Any Room
    Post

    5 Rugs that Brighten Any Room

    Easier than painting and less of a commitment than hanging curtains, these five rugs will brighten any corner (or the center) of your home.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.10.13

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