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  1. W New York Downtown
    Finishing Touch

    W New York Downtown

    While in New York City last month, I spent a night at the new W New York hotel, downtown in Wall Street. Like all W's, this one was peppered with self-consciously 'cool' design-y touches, some of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.21.10

  2. Evil People in Modern Homes
    Interviews

    Evil People in Modern Homes

    I was wandering around William Stout's architectural bookstore the other day when I came across Yale University graphic design student Benjamin Critton's wonderful tabloid treatise Evil...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.21.10

  3. Gusto: A Guide to Restaurant Design
    Food

    Gusto: A Guide to Restaurant Design

    Just as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, "the essence of restaurant design cannot be found in any one element but in the unity of all ingredients working together to create a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.21.10

  4. Designs on Midtown Manhattan
    Travel Reports

    Designs on Midtown Manhattan

    I was back in New York last week, in part to attend the press preview lunch for I Saloni Milano in New York which is a six-week celebration of Italian design. The event is meant to comemorate the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.20.10

  5. From Deconstruction to Design: A Prefab Story
    Dwell on Design

    From Deconstruction to Design: A Prefab Story

    Be the first to check out this behind-the-scenes footage of the fabulously green and awesomely collaborative project that debuted at Dwell on Design 2010 in Los Angeles. Designer Zem Joaquin,...

    written by: Hanni Chehak
    10.19.10

  6. Runners Up, Color Me Impressed Round Two
    A Great Idea

    Runners Up, Color Me Impressed Round Two

    We loved perusing the entries from the latest round of the Glidden Paint and Dwell.com Color Me Impressed Design Competition - so we decided to post our favorites! Check out our final four. First...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    10.19.10

  7. Park Life, San Francisco
    Travel Reports

    Park Life, San Francisco

    I was in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood a few days ago, and stopped by one of my favorite shops: Park Life, a cool and highly unconventional gallery and shop. It opened in 2006, the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  8. 3D Typography
    Books

    3D Typography

    Does the alphabet take on more meaning when it’s freed from the confines of cast-in-lead movable type, pen and paper, and the frame of a computer screen? Capturing words and letters in media...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.19.10

  9. Terrariums by Botany Factory
    Product

    Terrariums by Botany Factory

    Browsing through the San Francisco shop General Store recently, I noticed some highly covetable, bulbous glass globes filled with tiny succulents: terrariums by the local designer Katie Goldman...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  10. Crate and Barrel's New Shop-in-Shop
    Travel Reports

    Crate and Barrel's New Shop-in-Shop

    Crate and Barrel's newest addition is a shop-in-shop at their SoHo location featuring products by Finnish textile and design house Marimekko. While they have been partners since the 1960's, their...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.18.10

  11. Sands Castle
    Finishing Touch

    Sands Castle

    Jeff and Larissa Sand cut their commute down to a few flights of stairs when they moved their industrial design studio, architecture office, and metalwork shop into the first two floors of their...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    10.18.10

  12. Blair Kamin, on Criticism
    Interviews

    Blair Kamin, on Criticism

    Blair Kamin is a Pulitzer Prize–winning architecture critic from a town blessed with some of the best buildings in the world. He writes for The Chicago Tribune, passing unflinching near-daily...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.18.10

  13. Coop Dreams
    Outdoor

    Coop Dreams

    Switching coasts from Brooklyn to Portland gave architects Mitchell Snyder and Shelley Martin a new set of unexpected clients: three young hens.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: John Clark
    10.18.10

  14. Reflects Well
    Finishing Touch

    Reflects Well

     “The first floor was about making something warm and woody that would blend into the natural environment,” architect Stephen Chung says of his Wayland, Massachusetts, home. &ldquo...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Eirik Johnson
    10.18.10

  15. Undivided Intentions
    House Tours

    Undivided Intentions

    The late architect David Boone was always one to take his work home with him—he just kept it in the home’s office. The new residents of his 1972 house embrace a more fluid approach to...

    written by: William Bostwick
    photos by: Noah Webb
    10.18.10

  16. Photographer Iwan Baan Honored
    Profiles

    Photographer Iwan Baan Honored

    On October 10--the 100th anniversary of legendary photographer Julius Shulman--artist Iwan Baan was honored with the inaugural Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award. Just as Shulman was the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Iwan Baan
    10.17.10

  17. Herbert Matter at Design Philadelphia
    Travel Reports

    Herbert Matter at Design Philadelphia

    Last night I stopped into one of the many Design Philadelphia events going on this week: a screening of Reto Caduff's new documentary film, The Visual Language of Herbert Matter. The Mitchell...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.15.10

  18. Winner: Color Me Impressed, Round Two
    A Great Idea

    Winner: Color Me Impressed, Round Two

    The competition was stiff for Round Two of Color Me Impressed, our design competition centered around color theory. The submission that impressed us best was...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    10.15.10

  19. Friday Finds 10.15.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.15.2010

    The office is abuzz for the party we are throwing tonight at The Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco. We are so excited to celebrate our tenth anniversary and debut ten limited-edition serigraph...

    written by: Fida Sleiman
    10.15.10

  20. LAMA’s 50th
    Event Spotlight

    LAMA’s 50th

    Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), headquartered in a 17,000-square-foot gallery in Van Nuys, California, has been steadily auctioning works by important 20th century artists, designers and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.15.10

  21. Reusable Sandwich Bags by LunchSkins
    Product

    Reusable Sandwich Bags by LunchSkins

    It's a shock that it's taken so long for a product like this to come along. We have reusable containers (thanks Earl Tupper!), lunch boxes, grocery totes, and even produce bags but until recently,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.14.10

  22. An Afternoon with Michael Mundy
    A Great Idea

    An Afternoon with Michael Mundy

    Michael Mundy emailed me out of the blue a few weeks back. He wanted to shoot my apartment for a project he was working on called An Afternoon With. He'd seen pictures of my place via a mutual...

    10.14.10

  23. Lerival's Architect-Designed Furniture
    Product

    Lerival's Architect-Designed Furniture

    Lerival, a design house that bridges contemporary furniture and architecture, was founded by Dominique Gonfard and James Coombes in late 2008. They founded the company aiming to push the boundaries...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.14.10

  24. The Foundry at Domus Orsoni
    Travel Reports

    The Foundry at Domus Orsoni

    While in Italy checking out the latest in tiles at Cersaie in Bologna, we took a day to train over to Venice and roam the waterways and were given the opportunity to visit the only foundry in the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.13.10

  25. 10 x 10: Dwell & Arkitip Artist Series
    Event Spotlight

    10 x 10: Dwell & Arkitip Artist Series

    Please join Dwell this Friday, October 15th, as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary and debut 10 limited-edition serigraph prints. The prints are a collaboration with our friends at Arkitip and many...

    10.13.10

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