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  1. Transparency from Perkins+Will
    Interviews

    Transparency from Perkins+Will

    Transparency is a new website from the architecture firm Perkins+Will that launches on November 17th. The site looks to be an exciting new home for information about toxins, asthma triggers, and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.17.11

  2. Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco
    House Tours

    Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco

    Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their collection and reflect their passions.

    photos by: Drew Kelly
    11.16.11

  3. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 5
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 5

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 5:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    11.16.11

  4. 101 Renting
    Design 101

    101 Renting

    The American Dream, some say, is all about owning a home. Here's how you can live the dream without the picket fence or the mortgage.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    11.16.11

  5. Adventures on Craigslist
    --Done Right

    Adventures on Craigslist

    No, not those kind of adventures, Mr. Casual Encounters. We’re talking about house hunting.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    11.16.11

  6. 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

  7. Evictus
    --Done Wrong

    Evictus

    So you have a deadbeat tenant: Here’s how you get rid of ’em.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    11.16.11

  8. A Clean Break
    --Done Right

    A Clean Break

    Your fiancé’s place is ten times nicer than yours and you’re planning on moving in. If only you could get out of your lease.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    11.16.11

  9. An Introduction to Renting
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Renting

    The American Dream, some say, is all about owning a home. Here’s how you can live the dream without the picket fence or the mortgage.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    11.16.11

  10. The Avant/Garde Diaries
    How To

    The Avant/Garde Diaries

    In an Internet culture that rarely amounts to anything more than cool hunting, it's rare to come across a site that has any dedication to how creativity and the arts actually function. Sure, you...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.11

  11. lamesadevenn: Part Four
    Renovation

    lamesadevenn: Part Four

    Site in hand, lamesadevenn began developing a design and program that would be cutting-edge and strikingly original—and of questionable feasibility. ...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    11.15.11

  12. A Visit to HAY Copenhagen
    Travel Reports

    A Visit to HAY Copenhagen

    I just returned to the office from a trip to Copenhagen spent reporting a handful of stories for the magazine and scouting future projects. A highlight of the trip was my visit to HAY, a fantastic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.15.11

  13. Walk This Way
    In The Modern World

    Walk This Way

    No path? No problem. The desire lines in this Dutch photo essay prove that people are quite comfortable going their own way.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.14.11

  14. Stanley Saitowitz's Judaica
    Event Spotlight

    Stanley Saitowitz's Judaica

    The South African-born, San Francisco-based architect Stanley Saitowitz is no stranger to the intersection of Judaism and design. His firm, Natoma Architects Inc., is responsible for synagogues in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.14.11

  15. Friday Finds 11.11.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 11.11.11

    Though it's almost quittin' time here in the Dwell office, we wouldn't end the week without Friday Finds. Without further ado, here they are!

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.11.11

  16. Social Heat
    Finishing Touch

    Social Heat

    What’s the best way to warm a small studio? Ekaterina Voronova opted for a compact wood-burning stove to keep her space cozy.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.11.11

  17. Roger Gastman at Ford & Ching
    Event Spotlight

    Roger Gastman at Ford & Ching

    On November 3rd, Ford & Ching and 722 Figueroa hosted an installment of Creative Mornings at Night, a lecture series geared toward creative types. An eclectic mix of West Side design types,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.10.11

  18. Dwell Talks with Rich Brilliant Willing
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Talks with Rich Brilliant Willing

    On Thursday, November 10th, I'll be sitting down for a chat with Alexander T. Williams, one of the forces behind the exciting industrial design firm Rich Brilliant Willing. Williams is in town not...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.09.11

  19. Building Green in Albany
    Travel Reports

    Building Green in Albany

    This year, Build it Green celebrates the completion of its 10,000th GreenPoint rated home. Through the Greenpoint system, Build it Green awards points for energy efficiency, resource conservation,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.09.11

  20. Occupy George
    Product

    Occupy George

    Though the sprawling Occupy movement may not be able to agree to a central compact, or even list of demands, its message that wealth inequality in America is untenable is a pressing, and salient,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.08.11

  21. La Dolce Cinecittà
    Travel Reports

    La Dolce Cinecittà

    On the outskirts of Rome lies Cinecittà, the biggest movie studio in mainland Europe. Launched in 1937 as a propaganda factory for Mussolini, it later became a playground for some of the...

    written by: Rico Gagliano
    photos by: Rico Gagliano
    11.07.11

  22. Max Lipsey's Acciaio Series
    Product

    Max Lipsey's Acciaio Series

    Of the many reasons I wish I could have checked out Qubique, the new furniture fair that debuted at Berlin's decommissioned Tempelhof airport last month (and which Sally McGrane reported on through...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.07.11

  23. Tokyo Designers Week: Eco Lighting
    Travel Reports

    Tokyo Designers Week: Eco Lighting

    Switching from incandescent to LED bulbs can cut the amount of electricity a lamp consumes by sixty percent or more. But with their cool-white hue and hefty price tag, getting excited about these...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    11.06.11

  24. Tunnel Vision
    House Tours

    Tunnel Vision

    To maximize every square inch in this Manhattan apartment, LOT-EK knocked down walls, added dozens of recycled doors, and built in a bevy of secret compartments.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Nicholas Calcott
    11.05.11

  25. Friday Finds 11.04.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 11.04.11

    Another week has rolled on by—tempus fugit, as they say. To celebrate the moments of days past and to get a good start to the weekend ahead, we bring you our favorite finds from the interweb.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.04.11

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