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  1. Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse
    House Tours

    Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse

    Cerebral architect Matali Crasset turns a stone farmhouse into a flexible, open environment for a Parisian jewelry designer and her many houseguests.

    photos by: Jonas Ingerstedt
    02.19.14

  2. Matali Crasset's Hi Matic Hotel
    Hotels

    Matali Crasset's Hi Matic Hotel

    In Paris's 11th Arrondissement, the Bastille district, French design maven Matali Crasset has composed delightfully unique and über contemporary design hotel for weary travelers to lay their...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.07.11

  3. Material Explorations with L.A. Firm Layer
    Interviews

    Material Explorations with L.A. Firm Layer

    Situated at the cross-section of architecture, art, and installation, Los Angeles–based architectural practice Layer has consistently managed to delight and surprise. Complex yet not...

    written by: Carren Jao
    07.31.12

  4. Material Focus: Brick
    A Great Idea

    Material Focus: Brick

    The materials most closely associated with modernism are steel and concrete but the building block of the ages is—and will likely remain—brick. Used as early as 7500 BC, the material now crops up...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.17.13

  5. Material Focus: Concrete
    House Tours

    Material Focus: Concrete

    In this Material Focus installment, we examine béton brut—roughly finished exposed concrete—a modern design idea popularized by architects like Le Corbusier and Auguste Perret.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.19.13

  6. Material Focus: Copper
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    Material Focus: Copper

    Warm, rosy-toned copper has fallen into favor with contemporary designers. Just as brass was au courant with designers last year, expect to see more of this material in furniture and products in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.10.13

  7. Material Focus: Copper Furniture and Lighting
    Product Reviews

    Material Focus: Copper Furniture and Lighting

    See you later, burnished brass; bright and shiny copper is the new kid in town.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.06.13

  8. Material Focus: Corrugated Metal
    A Great Idea

    Material Focus: Corrugated Metal

    Corrugated metal is a repeat offender in many modern homes. Architects love it for its affordability, availability, and durability. Here are seven creative ways to apply the material in residential...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.06.14

  9. Material Focus: Custom Walnut Designs
    Houses We Love

    Material Focus: Custom Walnut Designs

    From a warm slab countertop to a modern dining table and chairs, we love homes that customize their interiors with walnut accents.

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.26.13

  10. Material Focus: Glass
    A Great Idea

    Material Focus: Glass

    As previously looked at in 5 Bold and Modern Glass Facades, Dwell takes another look at 8 contemporary structures that are recognized for their creative and daring use of combined materials and glass.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.30.13

  11. Material Focus: Marble
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    Material Focus: Marble

    In this spotlight on materials in the modern home: marble. We examine four residences that make use of the natural stone.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.31.13

  12. 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

  13. Materials and Innovation at BIO 23 Ljubljana
    Event Spotlight

    Materials and Innovation at BIO 23 Ljubljana

    The BIO biennial in Ljubljana has been highlighting contemporary trends in international design for close to fifty years now, but not everyone on the global circuit might be aware of the diverse...

    written by: Abigail Doan
    10.30.12

  14. Materials for Consideration
    Event Spotlight

    Materials for Consideration

    Galerie Kreo is one of the most unique spaces I know of for design. The gallery, run by Didier and Clémence Krzentowski, sees itself as a 'research laboratory,' commissioning and displaying...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.27.11

  15. Matryoshka: Public Art in West LA
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    Matryoshka: Public Art in West LA

    As the LA Times attempts a controversial mapping of LA neighborhoods, which appears to be creating more divisions in the city than anything else, a public art show in West Hollywood is embracing...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.26.09

  16. Matt Grigsby of Ecolect
    Interviews

    Matt Grigsby of Ecolect

    As I scrutinized and stroked the swatches of Ekobe, Green Cell Foam, and Kirei wood on the wall, I knew I was living out the designer's dream -- to indulge in an entire gallery of materials at my...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.19.09

  17. Matter: Logo Evolution
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    Matter: Logo Evolution

    In our May issue I wrote about the undersung Swiss mid-century modernist Herbert Matter, a graphic designer and photographer who left his mark on Vogue Magazine, Knoll furniture, Yale...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.09.11

  18. Matthew Carter's New Typeface
    A Great Idea

    Matthew Carter's New Typeface

    Matthew Carter has a letter for web designers, typography geeks, and design buffs everywhere. Actually, he has a whole brand spankin’ new alphabet. On February 2nd, the iconic type designer...

    written by: Stephanie Orma
    02.07.11

  19. Matthew Williams Exhibition 'Outside'
    Event Spotlight

    Matthew Williams Exhibition 'Outside'

    Kiwi photographer Matthew Williams has traveled around the globe to shoot homes for Dwell. You can catch the Brooklyn-based artist's work later this month, however, in New York at the studio space...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    04.15.11

  20. Matthias Heiderich's Berlin
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    Matthias Heiderich's Berlin

    Self-taught photographer Matthias Heiderich has spent the past three years roaming around Berlin, snapping photos with his medium-format film camera and Pentax digital camera. During his "...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.25.11

  21. Max Lipsey
    Profiles

    Max Lipsey

    Max Lipsey always begins his design process by holding a material in his bare hands. He then pushes it, massages it, and experiments with it. “Before I even sketch, I need to get to know the...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.23.12

  22. Max Lipsey's Acciaio Series
    Product

    Max Lipsey's Acciaio Series

    Of the many reasons I wish I could have checked out Qubique, the new furniture fair that debuted at Berlin's decommissioned Tempelhof airport last month (and which Sally McGrane reported on through...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.07.11

  23. Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan Reviews 5 Sleeper Sofas
    Product Reviews

    Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan Reviews 5 Sleeper Sofas

    From sitting and sleeping to lolling and loitering, these new sleeper sofas are workaholics of relaxation—on either the day or the night shift.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.08.09

  24. May Issue Sneak Preview! Global Style
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    May Issue Sneak Preview! Global Style

    The Dwell editors go global with 14 houses across five continents to share great design from all over the world. We also bring you a special guide to the newest up-and-coming designers and...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.11.13

  25. Mayberry Meets Modernism
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    Mayberry Meets Modernism

    The aesthetic of mid-19th century retail establishments still holds relevance. The aged woods, from sagging stair treads to well-worn tables; broken oyster tile floors; wire baskets used for who...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.27.08

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