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  1. Mid-Century Modern on the Playground
    Outdoor

    Mid-Century Modern on the Playground

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    08.01.11

  2. IBM Selectric Turns 50
    Product

    IBM Selectric Turns 50

    The IBM Selectric typewriter, that splendid icon of American industrial design devised by the eminent Eliot Noyes, turns 50 today, July 31st, 2011! In addition to its stunning good looks, the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.31.11

  3. Bookshelf Basics
    Books

    Bookshelf Basics

    Classic or contemporary, these titles are guaranteed to appeal to burgeoning bookworms of the modernist sort.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.29.11

  4. Friday Finds 7.29.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.29.11

    Wonder what all the Dwellerz have we been checking out on the interwebz this week? Scroll down to through Friday Findz to uncover what we saw.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.29.11

  5. Airbnb Picks
    Hotels

    Airbnb Picks

    We covered our favorite beach spots in our June 2011 issue, but as you well know, summer marches on. And plenty of us (especially those who have already taken their vacations) are dreaming about a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.28.11

  6. Emeryville Renovation: Part 1
    Renovation

    Emeryville Renovation: Part 1

    In our latest Backstory series, we'll be previewing the loft renovation that will be the featured My House in Dwell's November issue—our first-ever online sneak peek. Here, Emeryville,...

    written by: Peter Benoit
    photos by: Peter Benoit
    07.28.11

  7. Favorite Play! Spaces
    Books

    Favorite Play! Spaces

    We love to play and love places that celebrate our inner, creative, kidlike selves—we dedicated our July/August 2011 issue to the subjects of families, kids, and play after all. The editors...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.28.11

  8. A Piece of Home
    House Tours

    A Piece of Home

    Made of hardy Scottish materials and holding a Japanese heart, this Edinburgh house shows that two architects from disparate cultures can design a home that bridges the gap.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Ben Anders
    07.27.11

  9. Building the Maxon House: Week 21
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 21

    During the process of planning, designing, and ultimately constructing our future home, we discovered inspiration, resources, and motivation in a plethora of places, both online and off. These...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    07.27.11

  10. Hotel Missoni Kuwait
    Hotels

    Hotel Missoni Kuwait

    Gold. Mosaic. Gold. Turquoise. Gold. Did I mention gold? Following the success of Hotel Missoni Edinburgh—a partnership between Rezidor Hotel Group and fashion powerhouse Missoni—the...

    07.27.11

  11. Mjölk: Favorite Product Picks
    Product

    Mjölk: Favorite Product Picks

    Storeowners Juli Daoust and John Baker scout Scandinavia and Japan for the best designs in each region to bring back the best of their finds to their Toronto shop Mjölk (pronounced "mi...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.11

  12. Design Shop Visit: Mjölk in Toronto
    Shops

    Design Shop Visit: Mjölk in Toronto

    This Canadian duo searches out top Scandinavian and Japanese designs and brings their best finds back to this Toronto shop.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Christopher Wahl
    07.27.11

  13. Cape/Modern at PAAM
    Event Spotlight

    Cape/Modern at PAAM

    Friday, July 29th marks the opening of what looks to be a very exciting exhibit on residential regionalism. The Provincetown Art Association and Museum on Cape Cod offers "Cape/Modern: The...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.26.11

  14. How to Build a Natural Playscape
    Outdoor

    How to Build a Natural Playscape

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Paige Johnson
    07.26.11

  15. Coral Motifs
    Product

    Coral Motifs

    While perusing the blogosphere, we found that one ornamental underwater organism has breached its deep-sea habitat and found its way onto coffee tables everywhere. Coral motifs are surfacing in the...

    written by: Kelly Cooper
    07.26.11

  16. Marimekko's Iconic Patterns
    Product

    Marimekko's Iconic Patterns

    It's hard not to adore (and lust after) Marimekko's fabrics. In the early 1950s, as Finland continued its slow ­recovery from World War II, textile designer Armi Ratia seized the opportunity to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.26.11

  17. Modern Meets Historic in Denmark
    House Tours

    Modern Meets Historic in Denmark

    This conference center, designed by the Amsterdam-based firm SeARCH, is an extension of a 14th-century Danish farm and building. Designed for Novo Nordisk a/s, the biggest insulin producer in the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.25.11

  18. Prefab Slapstick in One Week
    House Tours

    Prefab Slapstick in One Week

    I was in the process of researching a big prefab round-up story this week when I came across what might be the only prefab slapstick comedy in existence. A good three decade's before Jacque...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.25.11

  19. Karim Rashid's Pebble Collection
    Product

    Karim Rashid's Pebble Collection

    This summer, the prolific, plastic-loving designer Karim Rashid teamed up with 3M and its Post-it and Scotch brands for a new collaboration. The result of the team-up is the new Pebble Collection...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.25.11

  20. Young at Any Age
    Interviews

    Young at Any Age

    Japanese designer Mikiko Endo lets her wild imagination go to work—–so we can play.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    07.24.11

  21. Helsinki Ink
    How To

    Helsinki Ink

    Step inside Marimekko’s printing factory for a look at how its iconic textiles come to life.

    written by: Katja Lindroos
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    07.22.11

  22. Rebirth of the Cool
    Houses We Love

    Rebirth of the Cool

    The Sunshine State once yielded a bumper crop of modernist homes that—as this remodel proves—are still worth savoring.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.22.11

  23. Friday Finds 7.22.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.22.11

    In our current issue, we explored design for families, ranging from multi-generational households to couples with young children. For our Dwell Reports story, House Party!, we rounded up a handful...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.22.11

  24. Egg Press Recipe Cards
    Food

    Egg Press Recipe Cards

    When you make a good meal, you want to share it (or at least keep the recipe on file for future dinner parties). Portland, Oregon-based letterpress company Egg Press has designed a new series of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.22.11

  25. Honorable Mentions from World Views
    Post

    Honorable Mentions from World Views

    In our World Views contest, we teamed up with Blurb and challenged our readers to share their view of the modern world. You heard our call and we were incredibly impressed by the hundreds of...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    07.22.11

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