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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay
    Event Spotlight

    Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

    Opening March 18 at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, "Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay" will feature the work of Delaunay, a French painter and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.22.11

  17. His-Her Collage and Ceramics Studio
    Outdoor

    His-Her Collage and Ceramics Studio

    Just as water and oil don’t mix, neither do the crafts of collage and ceramics. Nevertheless, a combination of the two was precisely what one creative couple living on Long Island requested...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.22.11

  18. Nani Marquina
    Profiles

    Nani Marquina

    We were already big fans of Barcelona–based designer Nani Marquina, but now that we hear she helped reopen a shuttered school for 366 kids in Bhadohi, India, we're approaching swoon territory.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.21.11

  19. Design and History of Tahrir Square
    Interviews

    Design and History of Tahrir Square

    Nezar AlSayyad is a Cairo-born professor of Architecture, Planning and Urban History and the chair of Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. He's also a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.21.11

  20. Restoring Breuer's House in Garden
    House Tours

    Restoring Breuer's House in Garden

    Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate in Pocantico Hills, New York, hearkens from the days of robber barons and captains of industry. Acres of manicured lawns, a six-story stone-clad mansion, carriage...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.20.11

  21. New York Stories
    Books

    New York Stories

    Holly Hotchner knows New York. Here, the born-and-bred Manhattanite—and director of the Museum of Arts and Design—shares her picks for books that symbolize the spirit of her city.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.19.11

  22. Austin's New Arthouse
    House Tours

    Austin's New Arthouse

    This past October, the city of Austin celebrated the reopening of Arthouse at the Jones Center—the oldest contemporary art organization in Texas. New York-based architects Lewis.Tsurumaki...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Michael Moran
    02.18.11

  23. Friday Finds 2.18.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 2.18.11

    Every Friday Dwell's editors, designers, and interns share a handful of their favorite blogs, videos, photographs, and stories appearing on the web. What piqued our interest this week? A colorful...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.18.11

  24. Philippe Starck's Library Kitchen
    Food

    Philippe Starck's Library Kitchen

    There is no shortage of incredible kitchen systems to ogle—and if you're lucky, incorporate into your home. Following our recent coverage of Viola Park's new kitchen islands and Snaidero's...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.18.11

  25. Stow Aways
    My House

    Stow Aways

    How do you squeeze maximum functionality out of minimal space? Rosa and Robert Garneau make it happen with multipurpose furniture, a hydraulic Murphy bed, and secret compartments galore.

    written by: Heidi Mitchell
    photos by: Ian Allen
    02.17.11

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