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  1. Friday Finds 3.04.11
    Travel Reports

    Friday Finds 3.04.11

    In this week's Friday Finds, disaster preparedness kits, a food tour of Italy, an interview with Winy Maas of MVRDV, and a tribute to Charlie Sheen.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.04.11

  2. The New Modern House
    Interviews

    The New Modern House

    Each year loads and loads of books with splashy photos of posh houses gets published. Rare is the tour through high-design homes that has any conceptual merit, let alone a fine pair of scribblers...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.04.11

  3. Kadushin's Laser Cut Chairs
    Product

    Kadushin's Laser Cut Chairs

    In "Recent Uploads" at the Appel Gallery in Berlin, designer Ronen Kadushin exhibited a series of chairs laser cut from 6-mm thick sheets of aluminum. Says Kadushin, "Each chair...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.03.11

  4. Visiting the Fishers Island House
    Travel Reports

    Visiting the Fishers Island House

    While reporting the March Profile story about Thomas Phifer (see it online here), I had the opportunity to visit one of his masterworks, the Fishers Island House, located off the coast of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Jaime Gillin
    03.03.11

  5. Brooklyn Museum's reOrder
    Event Spotlight

    Brooklyn Museum's reOrder

    When invited to submit a proposal for Brooklyn Museum’s newly renovated Great Hall, part of a larger redesign of the New York City–based museum’s main floor, Situ Studio looked to...

    written by: Eva Meszaros
    photos by: Eva Meszaros
    03.03.11

  6. Contain Clutter with These Modern Wall Hooks
    Product Reviews

    Contain Clutter with These Modern Wall Hooks

    Picture your garment-strewn home, with coats tossed over the sofa’s arm, scarves slung over side chairs, and handbags hidden who-knows-where. Consider the aesthetic anguish and the daily...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    03.03.11

  7. Building the Maxon House: Week 1
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 1

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    03.02.11

  8. Handmade Wine Chillers
    Product

    Handmade Wine Chillers

    Ceramic artist Michael Wisner learned much of his craft from Juan Quezada, the self-invented Mexican master who rediscovered ancient methods of Indian pottery. “I knocked on his door and told...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    03.02.11

  9. Name this Wall Hook
    Product

    Name this Wall Hook

    I used to think that being a professional namer, you know, a guy who dreams up names for stuff like products, racehorses, children, would be the most amazing job in the world. I'm not so...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.02.11

  10. Bjarke Ingels on 'Bigamy'
    Interviews

    Bjarke Ingels on 'Bigamy'

    It might be an understatement to say that Bjarke Ingels' firm the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has gone gangbusters. In a climate where much new construction is being delayed indefinitely and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.01.11

  11. Design Indaba 2011
    Travel Reports

    Design Indaba 2011

    Cape Town's Design Indaba always kicks off with a conference of eclectic speakers from all over the world and wraps up with an expo focusing on Southern African designers. "Forget about the...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.01.11

  12. Brownstone Brooklyn
    Interviews

    Brownstone Brooklyn

    In our New York issue, on newsstands now, we take a look at all five boroughs of America's biggest, most vital city. One that ends up getting quite a bit of play in Dwell is increasingly-less...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.01.11

  13. Creative Re-Use in Oakland
    House Tours

    Creative Re-Use in Oakland

    Stephen Shoup is the kind of person to see potential in things that others might miss. In 2005, looking for a property that would house himself and his design/build firm, building Lab inc., he...

    02.28.11

  14. QuaDror Unveiled at Design Indaba
    A Great Idea

    QuaDror Unveiled at Design Indaba

    In its simplest version, QuaDror looks like a child's wooden puzzle. Dror Benshetrit aligns four L-shaped blocks, and effortlessly shifts them from a few flat planes into an elegant structure. It...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    02.28.11

  15. SF Creative Mornings Kicks Off
    Event Spotlight

    SF Creative Mornings Kicks Off

    Friday morning in San Francisco saw not only torrential rain and spots of hail but the kick off of its own monthly CreativeMornings chapter. Dubbed a "free breakfast lecture series, for...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.28.11

  16. You Are Where You Live
    Essay

    You Are Where You Live

    The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times are a barometer of perceived need: what we think about when we are at our hungriest, our most grasping, our most insecure. Like the...

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    02.27.11

  17. Exploring Inner Space at SCI-Arc
    Event Spotlight

    Exploring Inner Space at SCI-Arc

    In Out of Memory, currently on view at SCI-Arc's gallery in Los Angeles, architect Patrick Tighe transports visitors to another plane with an experiential installation that combines light,...

    written by: Carren Jao
    02.26.11

  18. Rayko's Plastic Camera Show
    Event Spotlight

    Rayko's Plastic Camera Show

    If you're in San Francisco this Friday, stop by RayKo Photo Center for the opening reception of their 4th International Juried Plastic Camera Show—featuring images by 80 different...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.25.11

  19. Friday Finds 2.25.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 2.25.11

    "Hedonistic Sustainability," scenes from New York Fashion Week, an homage to Gene Kelly, Magda Biernat's images of a "disorienting universality," and illustrations of feline...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.25.11

  20. Burchfield Penney Art Center
    House Tours

    Burchfield Penney Art Center

    If there's one thing that describes Buffalonians, it's pride. Whether it's in the form of tirelessly cheering on our Buffalo Bills or even boasting about the annual snowfall, we'll sing it loudly....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.25.11

  21. An 'Epic' Container Co-op
    Interviews

    An 'Epic' Container Co-op

    The good folks at Epic Software are building a video production studio out of old shipping containers just outside of Houston, Texas. They're also dutifully documenting the Creative Co-op's...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.24.11

  22. Communal Living on a Budget in Brooklyn
    Finishing Touch

    Communal Living on a Budget in Brooklyn

    The Miner and a Major is an experiment in communal living and fantastical form. A New York story of creativity born from hardscrabble circumstance, the project grew out of the joint imagination of...

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    02.24.11

  23. The Language of Bookshops
    Three Buildings

    The Language of Bookshops

    In the latest installment of Three Buildings, a semi-regular series where I ask people from all over the creative spectrum to muse on a trio of buildings or spaces that they love, I got...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.23.11

  24. Hollywood Renovation: Week 7
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 7

    In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on renovation of her and her partner's live-work space in Hollywood, California. Week 7:...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    02.23.11

  25. Auger & Loizeau's Carnivorous Design
    Post

    Auger & Loizeau's Carnivorous Design

    Is furniture animal, vegetable, or mineral? For designers James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau, who are also researchers at the Royal Academy of Art in London, it's a little of all three. The duo gleaned...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.22.11

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