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  1. Design Icon: C. Howard Crane
    Profiles

    Design Icon: C. Howard Crane

    Without any architecture training, Crane built some of the most decadent theaters of the country.

    written by: Caia Hagel
    05.26.14

  2. Giant Ferris Wheel, All Aboard. Bilbao Effect, Everybody Off!
    Post

    Giant Ferris Wheel, All Aboard. Bilbao Effect, Everybody Off!

    Well, the London Eye has done it: Singapore has its own giant Ferris wheel, as does Nanchang and as of December 20th of last year Melbourne Australia has one too. Beijing and Berlin have...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.16.09

  3. Blair Kamin, on Criticism
    Interviews

    Blair Kamin, on Criticism

    Blair Kamin is a Pulitzer Prize–winning architecture critic from a town blessed with some of the best buildings in the world. He writes for The Chicago Tribune, passing unflinching near-daily...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.18.10

  4. Friday Finds 11.13.2009
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 11.13.2009

    Just a collection of Internet fun, submitted for your viewing pleasure by your friendly Dwell staffers. Happy Friday! 

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    11.13.09

  5. The Ramen Shop in Oakland
    Food

    The Ramen Shop in Oakland

    Nestled in the foodie-friendly neighborhood of North Oakland is a far cry from the ramen that you’ve come to know throughout your college years. The brainchild of three Chez Panisse alums, The...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    05.13.13

  6. Digitally Fabricated Furniture by Dutch Designer Joris Laarman
    Product

    Digitally Fabricated Furniture by Dutch Designer Joris Laarman

    Dutch designer Joris Laarman's futuristic furniture, on view at Friedman Benda gallery in New York through June 14, 2014, disrupts the traditional manufacturing model: Laarman's designs are...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.26.14

  7. Austin Furniture Designer Creates his Grandmother's Casket
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    Austin Furniture Designer Creates his Grandmother's Casket

    This stunning video from Dark Rye tracks Austin-based furniture designer Michael Yates's surreal experience creating his grandmother's coffin out of oak. Insider tip: have a tissue box handy!

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.23.14

  8. Byzantium Boom
    Travel Reports

    Byzantium Boom

    The former Constantinople isn’t all Ottoman-era carpets and ruins: A cutting-edge art, dining, and travel scene overlays its rich past.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Refik Anadol
    04.26.13

  9. New From Petit Collage
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    New From Petit Collage

    Based in San Francisco, Petit Collage is "an incubator of new ideas, art and illustration for everything modern and children related," says designer and children's book illustrator Lorena...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.18.11

  10. Compost Modern
    Post

    Compost Modern

    With the new year comes new resolutions and a general resolve to do better. Perhaps at the top of many of our lists is the question of how to live more responsibly. This February's conference,...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.31.08

  11. 5 More Fantastic Family Homes
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    5 More Fantastic Family Homes

    Good design is more crucial than ever when accommodating a growing family, here we celebrate the best in family home design (Check out part one as well!).

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.22.13

  12. Design Miami's Deconstructed Tent
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    Design Miami's Deconstructed Tent

    Though Design Miami wrapped up a month ago, Moorhead & Moorhead's installation begs to be revisited. In a take on a standard event tent, brothers Granger and Robert Moorhead manipulated the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.14.11

  13. 2011 Modernism Show
    Travel Reports

    2011 Modernism Show

    The 2011 Modernism Show, held in the cavernous Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport, brought both rarities and new interpretations within the category. From works by Gio Ponti and the Lalannes to...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Erika Heet
    05.06.11

  14. Elevator by Darrin Umboh
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    Elevator by Darrin Umboh

    Tired of gliding between floors in bland metal boxes, Dutch artist Darrin Umboh designed an elevator interior for Antwerp-based advertising company DuboisMeetsFugger that's anything but boring.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    09.27.09

  15. Tipple While You Work
    A Great Idea

    Tipple While You Work

    The NewYorker is a savvy bit of furniture by Jen Turner that is at once a desk and a bar. We’re guessing your studio didn’t come with either.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    11.16.11

  16. Best of Belgium
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    Best of Belgium

    If chocolates, waffles, and frites are all you imagine comes from Belgium, you've not been paying attention. A rash of fabulous architecture, hip products, and smart shops keep us perpetually...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.14.13

  17. Graphic, Experimental Design at Sight Unseen's OFFSITE
    Product Reviews

    Graphic, Experimental Design at Sight Unseen's OFFSITE

    Sight Unseen, the online design magazine with a cult-like following, is bringing a carefully curated selection of design to its first annual OFFSITE fair. Filling out 17,000 square feet of a...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.08.14

  18. Shops We Love: Lowell
    Shops

    Shops We Love: Lowell

    Obsessed with Southwestern art and one-of-a-kind crafts, the owners of this Portland, Oregon, store explain their aesthetic in ten easy pieces.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.07.14

  19. Somewhere Under the Tuscan Sun
    House Tours

    Somewhere Under the Tuscan Sun

    A complex of farm buildings from a less than glorious period in Italy’s history is magically transformed. The result? A sophis­ticated yet kid-friendly retreat that seamlessly fuses...

    written by: Paul Bennett
    photos by: Jacob Langvad
    07.02.09

  20. Textiles in Motion
    Interviews

    Textiles in Motion

    Sydney-based embroidery designers MaricorMaricar hit our radar screen back in August with a series called Turns of Speech, weaving misheard lyrics into textile magic. We got on the horn with...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.05.12

  21. Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM
    Interviews

    Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM

    I've long loved her New Yorker covers, and am still over the moon about the illustrated version of Strunk and White's classic The Elements of Style from 2005, so I leapt at the chance to meet...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.01.10

  22. Childhood Forts and Modern Architecture
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    Childhood Forts and Modern Architecture

    Laure Tixier's series of felt pieces for the show Plaid Houses explores the idea of architecture as fiction, born under the blankets of a child's first living room fort.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.05.08

  23. 6 Stylish Modern Teapots
    Product Reviews

    6 Stylish Modern Teapots

    From heat-sensitive kettles to the perfect tea set for one, these six teapots are sure to be the center of conversation at your next tea party—no matter the size!

    written by: Claire Andreas
    08.24.13

  24. 7 Wood-Clad Houses We Love
    House Tours

    7 Wood-Clad Houses We Love

    The warmth and natural beauty of wood—deployed indoors or outside—steals the show in these seven projects.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.27.14

  25. 6 Modern Homes in Norway
    Houses We Love

    6 Modern Homes in Norway

    It must be the chill in the air that has us thinking of Norway—lovely, freezing Norway. Here are six modern houses that make the place look downright cozy.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.03.13

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