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  1. Building the Maxon House: Week 6
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 6

    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...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    04.06.11

  2. Design in Uniform at CCA
    Event Spotlight

    Design in Uniform at CCA

    The degree to which modernist design came to the fore of Western life—both aesthetically, in its reliance on mechanized production—at mid-century had everything to do with World War II....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.06.11

  3. Hang Around and Toss Around
    Product

    Hang Around and Toss Around

    A year and a half ago, three Danish powerhouse designers—Lars Holme Larsen of Kilo Design, Bjarke Ingels of BIG, and Jens Martin Skibsted of Skibsted Ideation—joined forces to create...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.05.11

  4. "Sustainism": the New Modernism?
    Books

    "Sustainism": the New Modernism?

    Honestly, when the book Sustainism is the New Modernism: A Cultural Manifesto for the Sustainist Era (D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers, New York) first crossed my desk, I wasn't sure how to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.04.11

  5. Evergreen Brick Works
    Travel Reports

    Evergreen Brick Works

    Toronto's skyline is speckled with bricks from the former Don Valley Brick Works yard. In the 1960s and 70s, the company produced more than 43 million bricks each year. But after business slowed in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.04.11

  6. Silent Disco at Sci-Arc
    Event Spotlight

    Silent Disco at Sci-Arc

    When talking about her new "Silent Disco" exhibition at Sci-Arc, Los Angeles—and more specifically Silver Lake—based architect Barbara Bestor has a lot to say. The exhibition...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.03.11

  7. David Byrne: Architecture in Music
    Post

    David Byrne: Architecture in Music

    This TED talk that David Byrne gave last year is such a wonderful walk through the history of music, and how the architecture in which that music was performed helped shape it, that I had to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.02.11

  8. Touring the BMW Headquarters
    Travel Reports

    Touring the BMW Headquarters

    Dwell traveled to Munich, Germany, to get an up close and personal look at BMW Welt, an undulating, stainless-steel-clad structure designed by Wolf Prix of Coop Himmelb(l)au. It is joined on...

    photos by: Bret Robins
    04.02.11

  9. Friday Finds 4.01.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 4.01.11

    In celebration of the first Friday in April, a trove of Dwell's favorite finds to usher you into the weekend.

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.01.11

  10. High Design in Toronto
    Travel Reports

    High Design in Toronto

    While in Toronto covering IDS11, Dwell’s team of reporters had the opportunity to interview one of Toronto’s—and indeed North America’s—premier interior designers. We...

    written by: Alexis Leino
    04.01.11

  11. Berber Ragtime
    Product

    Berber Ragtime

    While on a trip to Marrakech late last year, Fort Street Studio owners Brad Davis and Janis Provisor came across a cache of boucherouite rugs made by Berber women most likely between the 1950s and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.01.11

  12. Reveal: Studio Gang Architects
    Books

    Reveal: Studio Gang Architects

    At Dwell we've long been fans of the Chicago architecture firm Studio Gang Architects. Headed up by the nation's fastest rising female architect Jeanne Gang, the company is responsible not just for...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.31.11

  13. Reissued: Jens Quistgaard Mills
    Product

    Reissued: Jens Quistgaard Mills

    While we've all heard of Dansk, far fewer of us are aware of the talented artist behind the company: Danish designer Jens Harald Quistgaard. Formed in 1954 with American entrepreneur Ted Nierenberg...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.31.11

  14. Renovating a Mid-Century Home
    Renovation

    Renovating a Mid-Century Home

    Robert Sallin, who has been steadily remodeling his mid-century residence, has a few words of wisdom for those thinking of taking on a home improvement project, mid-century or not: "Be...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.31.11

  15. Building the Maxon House: Week 5
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 5

    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...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    03.30.11

  16. Ceramics by Montes Doggett
    Product

    Ceramics by Montes Doggett

    A journey through the Intertubes recently landed me at the homepage of Montes Doggett. The stunning line of Peruvian ceramics is the work of Mexican designer Monica Porter.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.30.11

  17. Graphic Design on the Radio
    Post

    Graphic Design on the Radio

    You may already be a fan of TV on the Radio, but how about Graphic Design on the Radio? Despite having a score of episodes under his belt and being a well known graphic designer and critic,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.30.11

  18. Appetite for Construction
    House Tours

    Appetite for Construction

    Six years ago, architect Jorge Gracia came to Dwell’s attention with a house he built for his family that was radically different from any other in his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico, where the...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    03.29.11

  19. Fantastical Photographic Maps
    Event Spotlight

    Fantastical Photographic Maps

    If photography is an act of capturing reality, then artist Sohei Nishino has gone leaps and bounds further than most with his “diorama maps.” Influenced by the 18th century Japanese...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.29.11

  20. Bridging Old & New in Indonesia
    House Tours

    Bridging Old & New in Indonesia

    The specter of one's grown child moving back home doesn't excite all parents, but in Surakarta, in the Central Java Province of Indonesia, one couple took the homecoming as an opportunity to double...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.29.11

  21. Remembering Nick Murcutt
    Post

    Remembering Nick Murcutt

    It is with great sadness that we recently learned of the death of the talented Australian architect Nick Murcutt of the firm Neeson Murcutt. He and his longtime partner, Rachel Neeson, designed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.28.11

  22. Hero Design On Making It
    Interviews

    Hero Design On Making It

    Mark Brickey and Beth Manos Brickey started their design careers like many youthful print enthusiasts: making free concert fliers from friends. Since then, however, they've launched a design studio...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.28.11

  23. A Collection A Day
    Books

    A Collection A Day

    From delightfully mismatched buttons to colorful spools of thread to vintage typewriter ribbon, a variety of small, unexpected collections can be found in charming little tins. Thanks to artist...

    written by: Stephanie Orma
    03.28.11

  24. Print Workshop
    Books

    Print Workshop

    A blank canvas can really get the blood pumping. For some, the sight is a beacon. For others, it can be intimidating. Christine Schmidt, founder and creative force behind San Francisco–based...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    03.27.11

  25. Denver's Energy Efficient Home
    Green

    Denver's Energy Efficient Home

    John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers. As the Colorado and New Mexico territory manager for Burton Snowboards, John depends on winter precipitation for his business, not to mention for family...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.26.11

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