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  1. Friday Finds 8.19.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 8.19.11

    Discover the delightfully obscure, the strangely humorous, and the downright good design that the editors of Dwell found this week.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.19.11

  2. Inspiration Nation
    The Argument

    Inspiration Nation

    Writer Lisa Katayama sees innovation triumphing over tragedy in Japan in the wake of the Sendai earthquake.

    written by: Lisa Katayama
    08.18.11

  3. New From Petit Collage
    Product

    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

  4. Q&A with Black+Blum Founder
    Interviews

    Q&A with Black+Blum Founder

    For more than a decade, London-based design company Black+Blum has been cranking out beautiful, sometimes quirky or humorous, and always functional products for the home. From its elegant tabletop...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.18.11

  5. Building the Maxon House: Week 24
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 24

    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...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    08.17.11

  6. Second to None
    Green

    Second to None

    With House 2.0, architect Pieter Weijnen demonstrates the exponential rate at which green design is advancing.

    written by: Jane Szita
    08.17.11

  7. WasteLandscape Made of CDs
    A Great Idea

    WasteLandscape Made of CDs

    Scrolling through Dezeen recently—always an inspiring source for cool new projects and ideas—I came upon this eye-catching installation in the “Halle d’Aubervilliers”...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.16.11

  8. Japanese Design Online
    We Recommend

    Japanese Design Online

    As much as we admire Japanese design here at Dwell—peep the current issue, Japan Style—we rarely get across the Pacific to visit. So, like so much else, we devour loads of it online....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.16.11

  9. Seven Great Outdoor Spaces
    House Tours

    Seven Great Outdoor Spaces

    As summer comes to an end, we cheers to seven of our favorite outdoor spaces before the furniture is packed away for the winter.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.16.11

  10. 2011 American Craft Council Show
    Travel Reports

    2011 American Craft Council Show

    This past weekend, the American Craft Council—one of the country's oldest organizations championing handicrafts—celebrated its 70th birthday at its annual show at Fort Mason in San...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    08.15.11

  11. TerraTrellis Modern Trellises
    Product

    TerraTrellis Modern Trellises

    Though it may be a little late to start planting, it's the perfect time to add items to your next year's gardening wishlist. Designer Jennifer Asher recently launched TerraTrellis, combining form...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.15.11

  12. Kansas City Bus Shelters
    Outdoor

    Kansas City Bus Shelters

    One of our favorite writers here at Dwell is architect Dan Maginn. And he does some pretty stellar buildings as well with his Kansas City, Missouri, firm El Dorado Inc. You can keep an eye out for...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.15.11

  13. Stilted Living
    House Tours

    Stilted Living

    Our September Japan Style issue celebrates design influenced or inpired by Japanese culture. In conjunction with the issue, guest writer Cathelijne Nuijsink will be covering residential projects by...

    photos by: Go Hasegawa
    08.14.11

  14. New Prospects
    My House

    New Prospects

    A Brooklyn architect shows what a little elbow grease, a healthy dose of naïveté, and a decade can accomplish.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    08.13.11

  15. Methodology Highlights
    A Great Idea

    Methodology Highlights

    We just announced the winner of our Methodology contest, but we received many more creative and innovative designs from readers eager to upcycle away. A special thanks to everyone who spent time...

    written by: Kelly Cooper
    08.12.11

  16. Friday Finds 8.12.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 8.12.11

    We present to you our weekly roundup of all things interesting, exciting, and design-related that we discovered on the web. Scroll down for a look at a new book on urbanism by Thom Mayne of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.12.11

  17. Dwell Reviews 6 Modern Desks
    Product Reviews

    Dwell Reviews 6 Modern Desks

    The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the test. 

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    08.12.11

  18. And the Methodology Winner Is...
    A Great Idea

    And the Methodology Winner Is...

    Dwell and method, two arbiters of style that aim for pride of place on your shelves, dared you to defy us with your concepts for upcycling, recycling, rethinking, and deconstructing—beginning...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    08.11.11

  19. Kickstart Some Design II
    Post

    Kickstart Some Design II

    Around this time last year I cruised through the fundraising site Kickstarter in search of a few design-related projects that seemed interesting. I found a furniture company, a photo...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.11.11

  20. Marimekko Pilvi Bag
    Product

    Marimekko Pilvi Bag

    If you're like me, you have more totes than you know what to do with. Get ready to do some closet cleaning because the Marimekko Pilvi bag is the one worth having.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.11.11

  21. Building the Maxon House: Week 23
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 23

    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...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    08.10.11

  22. Famous Homes on the Market
    House Tours

    Famous Homes on the Market

    Ever since the Georgian mansion from Home Alone went on the market in May, we've wondered about the other iconic houses for sale. We’ve gathered a short list of notable nests with a modern...

    written by: Kelly Cooper
    08.10.11

  23. Noguchi and "Night Journey"
    Post

    Noguchi and "Night Journey"

    This month, we're celebrating all things Japanese and modern with our September 2011 issue, Japan Style. And one of the many innovators who gets a bit of special attention this month is the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.10.11

  24. Japan Relief: Designs to Inspire
    A Great Idea

    Japan Relief: Designs to Inspire

    One of the most devastating crises to hit Japan in over 60 years, the March earthquake and tsunami left the country shocked, traumatized and distressed. Though the disaster was horrific,...

    written by: Kelly Cooper
    08.09.11

  25. Method Laundry Pump
    Product

    Method Laundry Pump

    A few weeks ago I attended a press event at method, which is headquartered conveniently around the corner from our Dwell offices. Besides a fascinating behind-the-scene tour of their labs (I had to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.09.11

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