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  1. Ai Weiwei’s Washington Moment
    House Tours

    Ai Weiwei’s Washington Moment

    He’s been jailed, beaten, and most recently, had his design firm, Fake Cultural Development, shut down by Chinese authorities. Now famed Beijing artist and Twitter hero Ai Weiwei is currently...

    written by: Sommer Mathis
    10.17.12

  2. Mississippi Queen
    House Tours

    Mississippi Queen

    When architect Brett Nave and his partner, architect Kelley Bishiop, began developing the Heron Park neighborhood in the coastal town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, they managed to lay 1,200 feet...

    written by: Chris Tackett
    08.22.12

  3. Building the Maxon House: Week 3
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 3

    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 with Tom Kundig of Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    03.17.11

  4. Design Open Mic
    Dwell on Design

    Design Open Mic

    Dwell on Design is proud to host Architecture for Humanity's Design Open Mic on the Design Innovation Stage this year. A Pecha Kucha-style hour of rapid-fire design presentations, Design Open Mic...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.18.11

  5. Debra Prinzing Reviews 4 Prefab Outbuildings
    Product Reviews

    Debra Prinzing Reviews 4 Prefab Outbuildings

    From city slickers to country bumpkins, homeowners have always longed for a special place from which to escape the toils of day-to-day life.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Amanda Friedman
    02.27.09

  6. Clifford Avenue Homes
    Design 101

    Clifford Avenue Homes

    The cost for solar systems is not only related to how elaborate the system is—it also depends on where you live.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.02.09

  7. 'One Thousand Doors, No Exit'
    Event Spotlight

    'One Thousand Doors, No Exit'

    "One Thousand Doors, No Exit" is currently on view until April 2nd at the Graham Foundation in Chicago. The exhibition features two photographic series by Swiss-born artist Nicolas...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.09.11

  8. Building the Maxon House: Week 17
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 17

    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 with...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    06.29.11

  9. Your Design City
    Post

    Your Design City

    The 20 finalists in the Your Design City photography competition on flickr have been announced. The goal is to highlight "contemporary design" in world cities, and to show how good design...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.02.09

  10. From Sweden: Note Design Studio
    Product

    From Sweden: Note Design Studio

    Stockholm-based Note Design Studio is like a Swedish Pee Wee's Playhouse--everything is cartoonish, playful, and very very fun. Founded in 2008, the group is comprised of a quirky mix of designers,...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.07.11

  11. Co-op
    Design 101

    Co-op

    “It is really different from anything else,” explains David Burcher, who bought a co-op apartment in Manhattan with his partner, Greg Broan, almost a decade ago.

    written by: James Nestor
    01.27.09

  12. Words You Should Know
    Design 101

    Words You Should Know

    Charrette: An intense period of design activity in which a group collaborates to work out a solution to a specific design problem. It’s like a workshop, but sounds either more important or...

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  13. Electrolux: Designing for the Senses
    Event Spotlight

    Electrolux: Designing for the Senses

    The Electrolux Design Lab Competition, an annual event staged yearly by the giant home appliances company, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year with a brief that challenged students to create...

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    11.02.12

  14. A Stable Office Environment
    Design 101

    A Stable Office Environment

    Giorgio Baravalle originally had a true home office—a space inside his house in Millbrook, New York, that was meant to be a private place to work, but instead served as a traffic circle in...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.01.09

  15. Andreas Engesvik
    Post

    Andreas Engesvik

    Andreas Engesvik, cofounder of NORWAY SAYS, established a solo studio in Oslo in 2009, creating offbeat updates of ordinary pieces. WE LOVE: The Shelf lamp, meant to nestle amid books like a...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.24.12

  16. New Furniture from Egg Collective
    Product

    New Furniture from Egg Collective

    Though Egg Collective opened its wood shop in Brooklyn's Navy Yard in 2011, the of-the-moment design studio has been incubating for many years. Its three founders—Stephanie Beamer,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.03.12

  17. A Laptop Even A Panda Could Love
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    A Laptop Even A Panda Could Love

    Discarded computers arrive by the thousands every day from the US and Western Europe to West African ports, after which they're discarded in toxic dumps. Children burn them and pull out the metals...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.23.08

  18. Art from Architecture
    We Recommend

    Art from Architecture

    Highlight Gallery's new project, 3020 Laguna Street In Exitum, is open to the public for just one more day–tomorrow, Saturday, February 25, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. So if you're in San Francisco...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.24.12

  19. The Arts and Crafts Movement
    Design 101

    The Arts and Crafts Movement

    Manifesto: William Morris, “The Lesser Arts of Life” (1877)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  20. Robin Wilson Green Cabinets
    Post

    Robin Wilson Green Cabinets

    At this point it's hard to take the term "eco-friendly" at face value. Greenwashing has, unfortunately, become a marketing gimmick as strong as some companies' sincere goal to be...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    04.12.09

  21. The Wong Show
    Event Spotlight

    The Wong Show

    Artworks often need open light-filled galleries that allow them to breathe, but sometimes they need intimate spaces to help them foster one-on-one connections with viewers. In the second camp lies...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.25.11

  22. Jason F. McLennan reviews 5 eco-toilets
    Product Reviews

    Jason F. McLennan reviews 5 eco-toilets

    Victorian technology has no business being the receptacle for your business. It’s time to outmode the common commode.

    written by: Michael Grozik
    photos by: Andy Reynolds
    01.15.09

  23. New Power Generation
    Green

    New Power Generation

    Long before smoke-spouting power plants were relegated to the remote outskirts of the industrial city, large-scale energy generators were common sights in urban landscapes. Pushback from the...

    written by: Asami Novak
    01.03.11

  24. Mademoiselle Pillow
    How To

    Mademoiselle Pillow

    Looolo—When we think about products and their life cycles, textiles aren’t the first things that come to mind. But what went into your shirt?

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Jane Heller
    01.01.09

  25. Friday Finds 5.1.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 5.1.09

    It's hard to believe it's May already—the months are flying by. This week at Dwell we've been pulling together our September 2009 "Apartments" issue and looking ahead to later fall...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.01.09

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