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  1. Listening There: Scenes From Ghana
    Event Spotlight

    Listening There: Scenes From Ghana

    Two years ago, Mabel O. Wilson and Peter Tolkin traveled through Ghana, visiting the cities and documenting the architecture that had been erected over a thirty-year period, beginning in the late...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.05.10

  2. Lapham's Quarterly on the City
    Books

    Lapham's Quarterly on the City

    I fell hard for Lapham's Quarterly earlier this year when by chance I happened into a bookstore shortly before founder Lewis Lapham gave not so much a reading as a recounting of his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.05.10

  3. Canadian Makin'
    Event Spotlight

    Canadian Makin'

    This month New York gallery Relative Space is hosting From Quebec, a boutique show featuring 36 talented designers from Montreal. From housewares, to furniture, to toys and apparel, the designs in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.04.10

  4. 8 Modern Vacuum Cleaners
    Product Reviews

    8 Modern Vacuum Cleaners

    Sweeping up is a crummy job, but someone’s got to do it. Luckily, these eight vacuum cleaners are here to help you eliminate even the biggest of messes.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    10.04.10

  5. MoMA's Small Scale, Big Change
    Interviews

    MoMA's Small Scale, Big Change

    The exhibition "Small Scale, Big Change" opens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York this Sunday. Curious to hear more about the show—which sadly I won't have the chance to see in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.04.10

  6. West Coast Green 2010
    Travel Reports

    West Coast Green 2010

    West Coast Green kicked off on Thursday in San Francisco. This year, the annual sustainable design conference is host to speakers like green jobs advocate and Green for All senior fell Van Jones,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.02.10

  7. Dancing About Architecture
    Event Spotlight

    Dancing About Architecture

    Steve Martin is widely credited with the off-handed critical cut: "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." And though modern dance troupes have taken up just that subject...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.01.10

  8. Texas Two-Step
    House Tours

    Texas Two-Step

    Austin-based architectural photographer Patrick Wong, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture, asked the firm Cottam Hargrave for help in designing and building a live...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Patrick Wong
    10.01.10

  9. Friday Finds 10.1.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.1.2010

    Bask in the glow of our Internetly finds, because this week we've got a little bit of everything: podcasts, videos, paintings, tumblr love, and more.

    10.01.10

  10. Son of Fruit Bowl

    Son of Fruit Bowl

    Rather than being an historical movement from the first half of the 20th century, left over and reheated, we think of Modernism as a frame of mind. To us the M word connotes an honesty and...

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    10.01.10

  11. Parsing Levi's Plaza
    Travel Reports

    Parsing Levi's Plaza

    I had lunch yesterday with Charles Birnbaum, president and founder of the Cultural Landscape Foundation. Our chat, over a terrific salmon BLT at the Fog City Diner, ranged from Garret...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.30.10

  12. John Pawson: Plain Space
    Books

    John Pawson: Plain Space

    "John Pawson Plain Space," a retrospective of British architect John Pawson's work, is on view at London's Design Museum until January 2011. Coinciding with the exhibition, Phaidon Press...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.30.10

  13. Sanaa at the DAC: A Retrospective
    Event Spotlight

    Sanaa at the DAC: A Retrospective

    This summer, the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen opened an exhibition celebrating the work of Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese design studio Sanaa. Though originally scheduled to close this...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.30.10

  14. Postertext's Literary Wall Art
    Books

    Postertext's Literary Wall Art

    What bibliophile, understanding that he maybe ought not cover all the walls of his apartment with shelves of books and stacks of journals, hasn't then moved onto classic book covers as his next...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.29.10

  15. Venice Biennale: Giardini
    Travel Reports

    Venice Biennale: Giardini

    Although the Venice Architecture Biennale invades all nooks and crannies of the four-square-mile island, most of the festival's big-hitters reside under the roof of only one building, the Italian...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.28.10

  16. A Whirlwind New York Visit
    Travel Reports

    A Whirlwind New York Visit

    Last week I spent a few days running around Manhattan (sometimes literally) reporting a handful of upcoming stories for Dwell. In addition to seeing many inspiring projects and meeting many...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.28.10

  17. Crowd-Sourced Product Design
    Product

    Crowd-Sourced Product Design

    Founded by the 23-year-old entrepreneur Ben Kaufman—who previously developed an award-winning iPod accessory when he was still in high school—Quirky offers a, yes, quirky new approach...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.28.10

  18. Welcome Hut
    House Tours

    Welcome Hut

    Toronto-based firm Levitt Goodman Architects is known for its green designs. "We've done lots of LEED-certified buildings, but we're looking toward the bigger picture of sustainability,"...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.27.10

  19. Medlock Ames' New Tasting Room
    Travel Reports

    Medlock Ames' New Tasting Room

    When I was in Healdsburg checking out H2Hotel, I took a little detour to Medlock Ames' recently opened tasting room and bar, which is on the site and in the footprint of the century-old...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.27.10

  20. The Art of Structure
    Event Spotlight

    The Art of Structure

    Last weekend, The Art of Structure opened at the Carnegie Museum of Art Heinz Architectural Center. Dedicated to feats of modern engineering, the exhibition features 20 scale models of bridges and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.27.10

  21. Paul Rudolph: NYC Expressway
    Event Spotlight

    Paul Rudolph: NYC Expressway

    One of New York's last large-scale urban planning initiatives, the Lower Manhattan Expressway, never came to pass. The massive transit system would have irevocably altered the face of New York City...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.26.10

  22. Friday Finds 9.24.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 9.24.2010

    Friday goodness, all around! Help yourself to a week's worth of links, all donated by your friendly Dwell staff.

    09.24.10

  23. London Design Festival: Day One
    Travel Reports

    London Design Festival: Day One

    Over eight short years The London Design Festival has grown from a minor design-world offshoot to one of the few must-attend events. With all of the UK's homespun talent—from Tom Dixon to the...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.24.10

  24. Southern Greens
    House Tours

    Southern Greens

    A change of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, neighborhood for Rick and Susan Moreland meant a chance to create a thoroughly modern house that owes its sleek, sustainable form to its vernacular roots.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: João Canziani
    09.24.10

  25. New York's LomoWall
    Finishing Touch

    New York's LomoWall

    I just got back from a week in New York City, reporting a handful of stories for Dwell (we're featuring many amazing projects in 2011... stay tuned!). I'll be posting a slideshow of my adventures...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.23.10

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