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  1. Glass Jar Terrariums
    Event Spotlight

    Glass Jar Terrariums

    Terrariums have once again taken off--just like Indie Mart founder Kelly Malone's San Francisco craft space Workshop. Malone opened Workshop in September 2009 and has since been selling out classes...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.02.10

  2. Surrogate Cities
    Essay

    Surrogate Cities

    So this is what city life boils down to: flat roofs, right angles, and steel-mesh awnings for industrial spice.  

    written by: John King
    04.01.10

  3. Architecture Delivery to Rwanda
    House Tours

    Architecture Delivery to Rwanda

    With nearly ten million people, Rwanda is Africa’s most densely populated country -- yet it boasts fewer than ten architecture firms within its borders.  As one of the most pressing...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Ebbe Strathairn
    04.01.10

  4. Events this Weekend: 4.1-4.4
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 4.1-4.4

    Though this weekend sees the last days of exhibits at the Museum of Arts and Design and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, both in New York, it also brings the beginnings of shows in London...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.01.10

  5. Omer Arbel
    Interviews

    Omer Arbel

    Omer Arbel is a Vancouver–based architect and designer who creates spaces and objects in equal measure. Most recently he designed both the the medals for the 2010 Winter Olympics and and the...

    03.31.10

  6. Learnings from Nantucket
    Essay

    Learnings from Nantucket

    I am looking at my favorite photograph of my summer house in Nantucket. It is not a particularly pretty picture. It was taken on a cloudy and gray day. You cannot see the beach, or the moors, or...

    written by: Anne Trubek
    photos by: Anne Trubek
    03.31.10

  7. Betel Restaurant
    Travel Reports

    Betel Restaurant

    Restaurant openings have slowed down considerably here in New York in the past year, as I am sure it has everywhere. So it was a great treat to visit Betel, a just opened Thai restaurant in the...

    03.30.10

  8. 2010 Pritzker: Sejima and Nishizawa
    House Tours

    2010 Pritzker: Sejima and Nishizawa

    Kazuyo Sejima (just the second woman ever!) and Ryue Nishizawa of the Japanese architecture firm SANAA were awarded the 2010 Pritzker Prize. The pair (just the second duo to win the Pritzker Prize)...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.29.10

  9. Home Sweat Home
    Essay

    Home Sweat Home

    The land we purchased—a little less than 40 acres in the Floyd County foothills of southwestern Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains—is the hilly, unfarmable center of several large...

    written by: Cy Merkezas
    03.29.10

  10. Behind the Scenes: Dwell Reports
    Renovation

    Behind the Scenes: Dwell Reports

    As the photo editor at Dwell, one of best things I get to do is go on set and art direct shoots. It’s always an exciting process of creating, tweaking, and finalizing an idea or concept and...

    written by: Amy Silberman
    03.29.10

  11. Illustrator Mike Perry
    Interviews

    Illustrator Mike Perry

    Mike Perry knows how to fill a page--and beginning this week, he's filling a 2,800-square-foot exhibition space at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The Brooklyn-based illustrator and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.29.10

  12. Tech Styles
    Design 101

    Tech Styles

    Matilda McQuaid is the head of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s Textiles Department: ...

    03.27.10

  13. All Roads Lead to Home
    Essay

    All Roads Lead to Home

    Davy Rothbart is the editor of Found magazine, a frequent contributor to public radio’s This American Life, and author of the story collection The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas. His...

    written by: Davy Rothbart
    03.27.10

  14. Sew Awesome
    Design 101

    Sew Awesome

    “Who we are arises directly from what our bodies can do,” writes Richard Sennett in his recent book, The Craftsman. In his spirited defense of how making material things can enlarge...

    03.26.10

  15. Let’s Get Small
    Design 101

    Let’s Get Small

    Hammers and nails are out, friends, and as the (patent) pending nanotech revolution shows, manufacturing is on the eve of the atom.

    03.26.10

  16. Absolutely Fabricated
    Design 101

    Absolutely Fabricated

    We talked to a handful of movers and makers to see what's in store for the wider manufacturing world.

    03.26.10

  17. Wall of Shame
    Design 101

    Wall of Shame

    It started out as a great idea: Do away with wet-plaster wall construction, which required multiple workers taking days or weeks to plaster a house (and weeks or months for the plaster to set). So,...

    03.26.10

  18. Slag Solution
    Design 101

    Slag Solution

    Enter Serious Materials and its EcoRock drywall. EcoRock is not all-natural drywall—–that would be called “wood”—–but it is an attempt to do away with wasteful...

    03.26.10

  19. Friday Finds 3.26.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 3.26.2010

    We humbly offer our favorite links from the week, and we've got a little something for everyone: videos, archival photographs, DIY projects, sneak-attack drawings, and more.

    03.26.10

  20. Eight Questions for Frank Muytjens
    Interviews

    Eight Questions for Frank Muytjens

    Yesterday Frank Muytjens, head designer of menswear at J. Crew, came to San Francisco and we met up down at Sam's Grill for lunch. Though mass-market menswear isn't exactly Dwell's standard design...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.26.10

  21. Cultivating Appreciation
    Essay

    Cultivating Appreciation

    Sixty years ago it was Mies, Alvar, and Lou. Today it’s Zaha, Rem, and Renzo.

    written by: Charles Birnbaum
    03.25.10

  22. Underground House in Seoul
    House Tours

    Underground House in Seoul

    Architect Byoung Soo Cho’s Earth House is quite possibly one of the classiest dugouts ever built. Set amid peaceful woods and rice fields an hour east of Seoul, Korea, the subterranean...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Wooseop Hwang
    03.25.10

  23. Events this Weekend: 3.25-3.28
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 3.25-3.28

    This weekend, check out the work of Dwell contributors and featured architects in exhibits around the world as well as new work by the Museum of Modern Art's architects-in-residence.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.25.10

  24. RIBA Winners
    Post

    RIBA Winners

    I was down in the mailroom today when I spied a copy of Architecture 09: RIBA Buildings of the Year, edited by Tony Chapman, which came out at the end of last year. Whenever I'm hard...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.24.10

  25. Sound Design
    Essay

    Sound Design

    Years ago, the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas won a design competition for an addition to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) by suggesting the entire museum be torn down and replaced. There...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    03.24.10

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