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  1. Dutch Design Week 2012, Pt. 1
    Event Spotlight

    Dutch Design Week 2012, Pt. 1

    It is a beautiful autumn day in the Netherlands and a great buzz has settled upon Eindhoven as this year’s Dutch Design Week 2012, themed "Enter a brave new world," kicks off. 

    written by: Maarten Dinger
    10.25.12

  2. The Wood Life
    Shops

    The Wood Life

    Wiet Hekking’s specialty shop in the heart of Amsterdam displays the best of bent-ply furniture, past and present.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Mirjam Bleeker
    12.28.11

  3. Exploring the process of George Nakashima Woodworker
    Event Spotlight

    Exploring the process of George Nakashima Woodworker

    New York's 1950 Gallery showcases rare photos and a posthumous collaboration between George and his daughter Mira.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.17.14

  4. Follow Us, Friend Us!
    A Great Idea

    Follow Us, Friend Us!

    Dear Dwell Reader: Many thanks to all of you—we've hit a couple milestones recently, and we wanted to share them with you. Last week, we unveiled our ten-year anniversary issue (on the...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.20.10

  5. Bioplastic: Green or Greenwashing?
    Post

    Bioplastic: Green or Greenwashing?

    There's a vast field of opportunity right now for designing every day objects using new materials that make them safer and more sustainable. Food containers—which we throw away in astonishing...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.01.08

  6. A Contemporary Alpine Retreat in Switzerland
    Hotels

    A Contemporary Alpine Retreat in Switzerland

    Thomas Schacht and Ruth Kramer, a Swiss-Danish couple have thoughtfully designed Brüke 49, a contemporary and cozy retreat located in a quaint village in Eastern Switzerland.

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.04.13

  7. Mermeladaestudio
    In The Modern World

    Mermeladaestudio

    Behind each of Mermeladaestudio’s many projects is a story: “We love to have products with meaning, products with a rich language and smart details to discover once you watch and use them,” the...

    04.18.13

  8. Nomad Is an Island
    Green

    Nomad Is an Island

    Much like the updates to your favorite software, video game console, or social-networking site (have you, like, totally seen our Facebook page?) the Nomad version 2.0 is at hand.

    01.01.09

  9. The Power of Paint
    Profiles

    The Power of Paint

    Students are redesigning their environment under the guidance of Publicolor, a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.26.09

  10. A Prefab Beer Garden in Buenos Aires
    Food

    A Prefab Beer Garden in Buenos Aires

    Nicknamed the Green Lantern, this portable bar in Buenos Aires saves the day (and the night).

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.04.14

  11. The Wild Beast by Hodgetts + Fung
    Travel Reports

    The Wild Beast by Hodgetts + Fung

    Los Angeles–based architects Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung of Hodgetts + Fung Design and Architecture created a music pavilion for the Herb Alpert School of Music at the California Institute...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.02.09

  12. A Concrete Double Villa in Switzerland
    Houses We Love

    A Concrete Double Villa in Switzerland

    A glass-and-concrete mountainside lair is fit for a Bond villain with a penchant for stunning Alpine views.

    written by: Robert Landon
    photos by: Hélène Binet
    01.20.13

  13. Mails Woodwork
    Product Reviews

    Mails Woodwork

    Ryan Mails's passion for woodworking started before he was ten years old. "When I was eight, I begged for a first pocket-knife and carved a model of the Mary-Rose, the English warship that sank in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.05.13

  14. The Making of Dwell with Chris Gardner
    Interviews

    The Making of Dwell with Chris Gardner

    To open our September 2009 apartment-themed issued, we dreamed up Dwell’s ideal apartment. Not content to play mere decorator, we tried on the role of developer and enlisted architect Craig...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.09

  15. From the Show Floor: Sasaki
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Sasaki

    Bass beats suddenly stream from Dwell on Design’s speakers. It’s not an African drum, but a public broadcast of someone’s heartbeat. Alongside the beat, Sasaki, the silver space...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.26.11

  16. Fairy Tale Tables
    Post

    Fairy Tale Tables

    Markus Linnenbrick makes tables by drilling in acrylic. He's not crazy, or aggressive, necessarily: he simply has a penchant for the shape and thickness of acrylic tables from the 60s and 70s, and...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.20.08

  17. Design 101

    Energy Retrofit: The Now House Project

    It may be simpler to build a zero-energy home from scratch than to retrofit an existing structure, but buildings constructed in the 20th century are generally the most in need of upgrades for...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  18. Events this Weekend: 7.1-7.4
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.1-7.4

    Happy Canada Day! Today marks the national celebration of our neighbors to the north (and the home country of yours truly). Between singing O Canada and prepping the grill for Sunday's Fourth of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.01.10

  19. Greg Lynn Recycled Toy Furniture
    Post

    Greg Lynn Recycled Toy Furniture

    Perhaps you have spent your entire life thinking that plastic bath toys were very unsophisticated. Rubber Ducky has never been a picture of refinement. It's not too late to transform your opinion,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.18.09

  20. Cafe Trays by David Rasmussen Design
    Product

    Cafe Trays by David Rasmussen Design

    Colorado-based designer David Rasmussen recently released a line of wooden cafe trays that is the perfect blend of modern-meets-craft. What started out as a small commission for a local restaurant...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.09.12

  21. 5 Modern Mountain Homes
    House Tours

    5 Modern Mountain Homes

    Homes at high altitudes enjoy solitude and panoramic views, but they also have to be resilient against inclement weather and difficult foundations.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.23.13

  22. Site of the Day: Lightly
    Product

    Site of the Day: Lightly

    Australian home wares studio Lightly creates sweet and simple products.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.06.13

  23. Design Activism: Public Domain
    --The Future of

    Design Activism: Public Domain

    Though it’s quite popular to proclaim that design can change the world, even the best-laid plans aren’t enough to make a difference on their own. We spoke with three leading design...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.10.09

  24. 8 Great Modern Garages
    Rooms We Love

    8 Great Modern Garages

    As the following spaces show, a garage can be much more than a place to hide your stuff. Celebrate the unsung space with 8 we love from our pages.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.11.13

  25. Material Focus: Copper Furniture and Lighting
    Product Reviews

    Material Focus: Copper Furniture and Lighting

    See you later, burnished brass; bright and shiny copper is the new kid in town.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.06.13

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