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  1. Hobby House
    Finishing Touch

    Hobby House

    Retirement often offers couples more time together, but when René Menten and Mikey Bienkens left the working world, they built a house that emphasized their individual activities. The...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    08.05.10

  2. Cardboard Workshop
    Travel Reports

    Cardboard Workshop

    A celebration of all things impromptu and participatory, Kawamata's Cardboard Workshop at the Centre Pompidou in Paris has seen many different rebirths over the past few months. Over the weekend,...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.04.10

  3. Fine Dine-ing
    My House

    Fine Dine-ing

    Interior and furniture designer Nick Dine—son of pop artist Jim Dine—has a love-hate relationship with his 2,000-square-foot Hudson Square condo loft. A long rectangle, it was born a...

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Jeremy Liebman
    08.03.10

  4. Dreamlands
    Event Spotlight

    Dreamlands

    There are moments now and then that the architecture of our imaginations becomes the architecture of an actual place. Amusement parks can bring Hogwarts castle and the lands of Pirates of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.03.10

  5. Flemish Farmhouse Kitchen
    Finishing Touch

    Flemish Farmhouse Kitchen

    For this farmhouse in the Flemish town of Outgaarden, the Belgian architects 51N4E were charged with designing a new kitchen and adjacent storage space. They decided to split their allotted budget...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.02.10

  6. Kickstart Some Design
    Post

    Kickstart Some Design

    If you've ever complained about the dearth of good design in our world, but as you're not a designer yourself felt like you could opt out of the heavy lifting, your days are numbered. Kickstarter...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.02.10

  7. Smaller in Texas
    House Tours

    Smaller in Texas

    Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping container into a playhouse, a garden retreat and a guesthouse for...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Chris Cooper
    08.02.10

  8. Industry Gallery: Getting to Now
    Event Spotlight

    Industry Gallery: Getting to Now

    Industry Gallery in Washington DC is the only gallery dedicated to 21st-century design in the US, and they've got a new show up right now that's of some interest. Getting to Now: Pathways to 21st...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.30.10

  9. Z for Two
    Green

    Z for Two

    In Portland, Oregon, two adjoining six-story homes on a formerly run-down urban lot add to the neighborhood’s density and its green cred.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Shawn Records
    07.30.10

  10. Friday Finds 7.30.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.30.2010

    Care for a glimpse of what's saved in our browser histories? Scroll down to check out our favorite links, videos, and photo galleries, all garnered from a week's worth of clicking.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.30.10

  11. The View From Phoenix
    Travel Reports

    The View From Phoenix

    Earlier this week, I spent two days in Phoenix, reporting a story for Dwell's upcoming December/January issue. My second afternoon, local architects Cy Keener and Jay Atherton offered to take me on...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.30.10

  12. Events this Weekend: 7.29-8.1
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.29-8.1

    This week brings fresh designs ideas from Bay Area students—including how to reuse the Bay Bridge once it goes out of service in 2013—as well as 25 years of Pixar animations, the first...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.29.10

  13. Salaam Mumbai
    House Tours

    Salaam Mumbai

    Seeking to harmoniously integrate a modern aesthetic into the varied architectural vernaculars of Mumbai, India, the Brooklyn-based firm Khanna Schultz (made up of the wife-and-husband team of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Edmund Sumner
    07.28.10

  14. Striking Angular Cottage in Connecticut
    House Tours

    Striking Angular Cottage in Connecticut

    What happens when the guest house becomes home? Retired couple Suzanne and Brooks Kelley found out when a pair of brainy New Haven architects breathed new architectural life into the property they...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    07.28.10

  15. John Madin: Birmingham Mod

    John Madin: Birmingham Mod

    Continuing in the vein of highlighting the modern design of yesteryear in the north of England, here is a BBC documentary from 1965 focused on the leading modernist of Birmingham, John Madin....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.28.10

  16. Living in a Polish Water Tower
    House Tours

    Living in a Polish Water Tower

    I received an unexpected postcard from the petite Polish town of Dąbrówno last week, sent by my friend Tim who was backpacking through Europe. He mentioned that he was shacking up in a...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.27.10

  17. Café America Chair
    Product of the Day

    Café America Chair

    At our San Francisco office, we've had reuse on our minds. While perusing projects online this week, Grain Design's Café America chair caught my eye. The chair is not only made of recycled...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.10

  18. Manchester Modernist Society
    House Tours

    Manchester Modernist Society

    I was out walking with some friends this weekend and trying very hard to think of the name of a certain mid-century Manchester, England, architect and utterly failing. We were talking about...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.27.10

  19. Designer Gaetano Pesce
    Interviews

    Designer Gaetano Pesce

    After meeting Gaetano Pesce at “Pieces of a Larger Puzzle,” his first West Coast retrospective at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Westwood, I caught up with the artist, designer and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.26.10

  20. Logo Showdown
    Post

    Logo Showdown

    I recently spent an afternoon merrily clicking my way through 'Brand New,' a website manned by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit, two graphic designers who dedicate themselves to, among other...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.26.10

  21. Bigger is Better
    Essay

    Bigger is Better

    Welcome to the era of the megacity. The world has more big cities than at any time in history, and those cities are larger than they have ever been. There are now more than 30 urban centers with...

    written by: Mark Lamster
    07.26.10

  22. Bike By Me
    Product of the Day

    Bike By Me

    I cannot stop playing around on Bike By Me's website.  

    07.25.10

  23. TechnoCRAFT
    Event Spotlight

    TechnoCRAFT

    Out-of-the-box is so old school. On view now at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco is TechnoCRAFT, an exhibit that exhibit focuses in on the current trend of adapting a mass...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.24.10

  24. Shelved By Color
    Books

    Shelved By Color

    I went to the Dwell bookcase today to look for the tome Mutations by Rem Koolhaas and others. I was following up on a note from the fact checker on a Koolhaas quote and needed that book to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.23.10

  25. Friday Finds 7.23.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.23.2010

    As usual, we end the week with a mixed bag of Internetly delights, from crowd-sourced portraiture to eerie galleries of forlorn and forgotten buildings in Detroit.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.23.10

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