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  1. An Introduction to Modern Textiles
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Modern Textiles

    If the design world feels like an endless parade of products, then the gnashing maws of industrial production assuredly underpin it all. Take a look at how leading manufacturers make what they make...

    written by: Akiko Bush
    04.27.10

  2. Z for Two
    Green

    Z for Two

    In Portland, Oregon, two adjoining six-story homes on a formerly run-down urban lot add to the neighborhood’s density and its green cred.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Shawn Records
    07.30.10

  3. Coffee Talk
    Design 101

    Coffee Talk

    I love coffee. It’s coffee shops I have a problem with. Whenever someone suggests we “grab coffee and catch up,” I instinctively shudder and suggest instead a nice cocktail or...

    written by: Heather Bradley
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.28.09

  4. Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia
    House Tours

    Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia

    By keeping the budget strict, the insulation tight, and its values clear, Philadelphia’s Postgreen Homes shows a little brotherly love for green, urban housing.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    03.22.11

  5. Brook Farm General Store
    Shops

    Brook Farm General Store

    If you've been longing for the timeless kitchen and home goods stocked on the shelves of Labour and Wait in East London but aren't in the UK (and thus can't have them shipped to you), Brook Farm...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.19.10

  6. Renovating An Aging Mill in France
    Green

    Renovating An Aging Mill in France

    In 1981, Londoners Anthony and Gillian Blee purchased the ultimate fixer-upper. The property in southwestern France was idyllic, but its old mill, built in 1822, and three flanking outbuildings had...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Sarah Blee
    01.19.11

  7. Paris Versus New York
    Books

    Paris Versus New York

    It's rare that a series of visual puns has much of a shelf life, but Paris Versus New York, a punchy book of illustrations comparing and contrasting the two cities from Vahram Muratyan merits...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.06.12

  8. The Real Cost of Rip-Offs
    The Argument

    The Real Cost of Rip-Offs

    Knockoff furnishings may be cheap, but for the design industry, they come with a heavy price.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.22.12

  9. The Lowest Utility Bill on the Block
    Green

    The Lowest Utility Bill on the Block

    Hybridization is hit or miss (i.e., the jackalope). But this Houston home combines two housing types to create a conscientious alternative.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    05.04.09

  10. 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

  11. University Place Apartment
    Renovation

    University Place Apartment

    After a young couple purchased an apartment in New York City's Greenwich Village, they turned to Matthew Miller of local firm StudioLAB to rescue its dark, closed-off interiors. The 800-square-foot...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.07.12

  12. All Clad
    House Tours

    All Clad

    For photographer Ed Reeve, building his own house had been a lifelong dream. When he met architect David Adjaye, and found the perfect plot of land in London’s De Beauvoir Town, Reeve knew his time...

    written by: Max Fraser
    photos by: Ed Reeve
    01.15.09

  13. Stoked to Soak
    Outdoor

    Stoked to Soak

    Compelling custom solutions to off-the-shelf problems are often hard to come by. But landscape architects James A. Lord and Roderick Wyllie relished the challenge of making a standard hot tub the...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Jeremy Harris
    02.05.09

  14. Luxury: Evaluating Values
    --The Future of

    Luxury: Evaluating Values

    Luxury, a term that once conjured images from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, is now just as often used to aggrandize personal organizers, iPod cases, and websites. So we turned to Augustin...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.09

  15. From the Floor: Asia Now Exhibition
    Dwell on Design

    From the Floor: Asia Now Exhibition

    Last year at Dwell on Design our pals at Italian website designboom curated the wonderful show Kitchen Ecology. This year they’re back with a passel of new domestic products from all over...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.26.10

  16. From the Show Floor: Sleek Identity
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Sleek Identity

    One of the advantages of online shopping is being able to sift through thousands upon thousands of designs and products. On the flipside, however, you lose the opportunity of experiencing said...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.26.10

  17. Cyclorama Saved from Destruction (For Now)
    Post

    Cyclorama Saved from Destruction (For Now)

    Remember the Gettysburg Cyclorama?   Four years ago, there was a petition circulated to save the 1961 Richard Neutra building from demolition.

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.20.08

  18. LG and SHFT's Evening of Design
    Event Spotlight

    LG and SHFT's Evening of Design

    On Wednesday night the Museum of Arts and Design hosted a discussion on the cross section of home design and sustainability with a cast of characters including SHFT.com co-founders, actor...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    11.15.12

  19. Manufractured Takes a Look at Post-Consumer Creativity
    Post

    Manufractured Takes a Look at Post-Consumer Creativity

    Design aficionados and dumpster divers alike will relish the well-laid-out and surprising new book Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects by Steven Skov Holt and Mara...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.02.08

  20. Raise High the Roof Beams
    House Tours

    Raise High the Roof Beams

    Creative bartering and a healthy dose of sweat equity allowed a young Charleston couple to transform a derelict 19th-century structure into an inspired living space.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Daniel Shea
    08.29.11

  21. The Architectural Insider
    Design 101

    The Architectural Insider

    The old joke “Enough about me, let’s talk about you. What do you think about me?” isn’t a joke to architects, it’s part of their profession. Dwell asked one design...

    written by: Donlyn Lyndon
    05.27.09

  22. Prefab, Proven
    House Tours

    Prefab, Proven

    In January 2003, we issued a challenge to 16 architects: Design a modern prefab home for $200,000. Here’s the story of the house that resulted from that challenge—and what we learned...

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Roger Davies
    10.19.09

  23. Ice House Detroit
    Interviews

    Ice House Detroit

    American cities are not short on abandoned houses, but for great swathes of residential vacancy, Detroit takes the cake. There have been a variety of responses to the motor city's blight, from the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.10.10

  24. A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin
    Green

    A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin

    Austin couple Anne Suttles and Sam Shah built a house to last their lifetime—and longer. Mixing new efficient systems with old upcycled materials, they keep it weird while keeping it green.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    08.31.11

  25. 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

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