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  1. Massachusetts Modern: 8 Striking Spaces in the Bay State
    Houses We Love

    Massachusetts Modern: 8 Striking Spaces in the Bay State

    Massachusetts has a long and storied history of progressivism, one that is reflected in these groundbreaking designs from Dwell's archives.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.09.13

  2. Massie Produced
    House Tours

    Massie Produced

    Art object or machine for living in Architect William Massie’s personal prefab project takes the mass out of mass customization to create a one-of-a-kind wonder.

    written by: David Hay
    photos by: Henrik Knudsen
    01.14.09

  3. Massimo Iosa Ghini: The Speed of Design
    Interviews

    Massimo Iosa Ghini: The Speed of Design

    Designer Massimo Iosa Ghini takes a moment to reflect on the hazards of speed and the merits of Europe’s standard of living.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    08.05.09

  4. Massimo Scolari's Drawings at Yale
    Event Spotlight

    Massimo Scolari's Drawings at Yale

    Visit the website of the Italian architect, designer, and artist Massimo Scolari and you'll be surprised to see how many drawings and paintings are lumped in with his more three-dimensional work....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.16.12

  5. Massive Book Sale at MoMA
    Event Spotlight

    Massive Book Sale at MoMA

    Put down your Kindles, New Yorkers, and head straight to MoMA to buy some books. A giant half-off sale of some 1200 titles starts today. But you can't get them online (Boo!), you'll have to show up...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.25.11

  6. Master Architects Lecture Series in San Diego to Honor Louis Kahn
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    Master Architects Lecture Series in San Diego to Honor Louis Kahn

    I posted recently about a great looking spring lecture series at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. Not to be outdone by its neighbor to the north, San Diego has assembled a top-drawer raft of speakers for...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.03.09

  7. Master Stroke
    Outdoor

    Master Stroke

    In Santa Monica, California, where pools are plenty but not always eye-pleasing, Padraic Cassidy lifted one 30 inches off the ground­—dramatically elevating its aesthetic appeal.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: David Allee
    01.04.11

  8. Mastering the Wood Grain
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    Mastering the Wood Grain

    “Process is everything in my work,” says Michael Rupich, designer and founder of EndGrain Furniture, a woodworking studio based in Fairfield, New Jersey. “The thing I want most when someone is...

    written by: Johanna Björk
    03.06.13

  9. Matali Crasset
    Interviews

    Matali Crasset

    Design iconoclast Matali Crasset—notably bespectacled and bowl-cutted—spent her youth in the French countryside before finding her creative feet in college. Now, with an international...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.20.10

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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