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  1. Living in a Belgian Water Tower
    House Tours

    Living in a Belgian Water Tower

    A renovation transforms a concrete water tower into a six-story living space that rises high above the surrounding scenery. ...

    written by: Skylar Bergl
    10.08.12

  2. Designs on Film by Cathy Whitlock
    Books

    Designs on Film by Cathy Whitlock

    Newly released by Harper Collins, Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywod Art Direction is a compendium of images celebrating iconic interiors and architecture. Interior designer and...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    12.13.10

  3. Furniture Fascination
    House Tours

    Furniture Fascination

    With designs from 14 countries and five decades inside, it may be an understatement to note that in this suburban home, furniture is the focus.  

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Martien Mulder
    07.02.09

  4. The Postmodern Movement
    Design 101

    The Postmodern Movement

    Manifesto: Robert Venturi, “Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture” (1966)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  5. Venice Biennale 2012: Architecture Review
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    Venice Biennale 2012: Architecture Review

    The 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, directed by David Chipperfield and titled Common Ground, closed on 25th November 2012, attracting 178,000 visitors. Here’s a selection of...

    written by: Gustavo Pernía
    photos by: Atanay Ramírez
    12.07.12

  6. Container Cinema
    Post

    Container Cinema

    As part of the cultural countdown to the winter Olympics in Vancouver 2010, media art group Springboard—a trio composed of architect Robert Duke, designers Keith Doyle and Iain Sinclair, and...

    written by: Ilana Diamond
    03.23.09

  7. Blogging it all Back Home
    In The Modern World

    Blogging it all Back Home

    We are nothing but domestic voyeurs. More home owners are turning to the web to record the juicy ups and downs of tackling a grand remodel. We take a grand tour.

    written by: Sonia Zjawinski
    03.20.11

  8. The Making of Dwell with Chris Gardner
    Interviews

    The Making of Dwell with Chris Gardner

    To open our September 2009 apartment-themed issued, we dreamed up Dwell’s ideal apartment. Not content to play mere decorator, we tried on the role of developer and enlisted architect Craig...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.09

  9. Rakish Behavior
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    Rakish Behavior

    Innovation is frequently the younger sibling to a problem, question, or challenge—a designer realizes something doesn't work, and then an idea is born. Case in point is the Outdoor Grip...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.27.09

  10. Dwell Holiday Gift Guide: For Him
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    Dwell Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

    With nary a necktie in sight, this year's gift guide for men offers something distinctive for every guy on your list, from the sartorialist to the grilling enthusiast to the classic car aficionado...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.02.12

  11. Alvar Aalto in Lights
    Travel Reports

    Alvar Aalto in Lights

    International Style architect Alvar Aalto is undoubtedly Finland's best-known design export, and is often cited for his mastery of natural light. Less often discussed is his role as a designer of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.09.09

  12. Lucky 7
    House Tours

    Lucky 7

    Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, the developers of Auburn 7 were able to maximize their property’s potential. With a host of sustainable features, including...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    06.17.10

  13. 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

  14. Maine Modern
    Event Spotlight

    Maine Modern

    I am very excited to announce that Philip M. Isaacson, owner and resident of the house we featured in our October Off the Grid and longtime architecture critic for the Maine Sunday Telegram...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.29.10

  15. From the Show Floor: Sasaki
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Sasaki

    Bass beats suddenly stream from Dwell on Design’s speakers. It’s not an African drum, but a public broadcast of someone’s heartbeat. Alongside the beat, Sasaki, the silver space...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.26.11

  16. Design 101

    Energy Retrofit: The Now House Project

    It may be simpler to build a zero-energy home from scratch than to retrofit an existing structure, but buildings constructed in the 20th century are generally the most in need of upgrades for...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  17. Smaller in Texas
    House Tours

    Smaller in Texas

    Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping container into a playhouse, a garden retreat and a guesthouse for...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Chris Cooper
    08.02.10

  18. Greg Lynn Recycled Toy Furniture
    Post

    Greg Lynn Recycled Toy Furniture

    Perhaps you have spent your entire life thinking that plastic bath toys were very unsophisticated. Rubber Ducky has never been a picture of refinement. It's not too late to transform your opinion,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.18.09

  19. Marimekko Tour
    Design 101

    Marimekko Tour

    Beyond a shining white foyer and a canteen infused with fragrant lunchtime aromas, Marimekko’s Helsinki headquarters hides a textile factory in its belly.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    01.31.09

  20. Cafe Trays by David Rasmussen Design
    Product of the Day

    Cafe Trays by David Rasmussen Design

    Colorado-based designer David Rasmussen recently released a line of wooden cafe trays that is the perfect blend of modern-meets-craft. What started out as a small commission for a local restaurant...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.09.12

  21. 'Moving Meshes' at Domaine de Boisbuchet
    Event Spotlight

    'Moving Meshes' at Domaine de Boisbuchet

    Mesh and wireframe structures might typically be reserved for the architectural design realm, but Dutch designer Maria Blaisse aims to expand the rules of textiles and flexible materials with her...

    written by: Abigail Doan
    09.06.12

  22. First-Class Cabins
    Houses We Love

    First-Class Cabins

    From the familiar log model to Swiss chalets and Swedish friggebods, cabins are the simplest of structures, made from local materials in forms that respond to climatic and cultural needs. However,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.02.09

  23. Donna Wilson Chocolates
    Product of the Day

    Donna Wilson Chocolates

    We Dwellers are huge fans of Donna Wilson's charming and crafty designs, and have highlighted many of her products online and in the magazine, including her egg cups, pouffes, house blanket, make...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.27.12

  24. To the Letter
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    To the Letter

    In this digital age, invitations arrive in our inboxes and are promptly deleted. Luckily, there’s Greer, a Chicago stationery depot that’s dedicated to ink and paper created by...

    photos by: Nathan Kirkman
    08.24.12

  25. 'Design Is One' at the Architecture and Design Film Festival
    Event Spotlight

    'Design Is One' at the Architecture and Design Film Festival

    The Architecture and Design Film Festival kicked off in New York at the Tribeca Cinemas with the world premiere of Design Is One, a film about the legendary design duo of Massimo and Lella Vignelli...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    10.29.12

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