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  1. Nontoxic Housecleaning Guide
    Books

    Nontoxic Housecleaning Guide

    I'll confess it now: I still buy and use all those household cleaning beasties that I know I shouldn't like Windex, Formula 409 and that scourge of bathtub rings, Soft Scrub. I know in my...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.09.09

  2. North by Northwest: 5 Sites We Love
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    North by Northwest: 5 Sites We Love

    It’s no surprise that one of our favorite furniture regions also has some of the best blogs, here are five blogs from northern Europe that we can’t stop checking out this week.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.14.13

  3. NorthernGRADE Men's Market
    Event Spotlight

    NorthernGRADE Men's Market

    We're celebrating the best of American-made design this month, and a pair of guys—Max Wastler and Joe Gannon—who make it their business to celebrate Americana all year long are taking...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.09.11

  4. Norway Represents at 2013 Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Norway Represents at 2013 Dwell on Design

    Insidenorway brings an array of top-notch Norwegian design the LA Convention Center for Dwell on Design. Plus, win a blanket from Mandal Veveri or Røros Tweed!

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.21.13

  5. Norwegian Wood
    My House

    Norwegian Wood

    Designing a house for this setting was a thrilling puzzle of aesthetics and terrain for a young architect. The house they built that year suited the couple for 30 years of long summer vacations,...

    written by: Margit Bisztray
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    03.04.09

  6. Not Just Another Plant in the Wall
    Outdoor

    Not Just Another Plant in the Wall

    “Technically it’s a cinch,” Patrick Blanc says, and with a wave of the hand ticks off the ingredients needed to build a plant wall: ten-millimeter-thick waterproof PVC slabs...

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    01.01.09

  7. Not Just Skating By
    Profiles

    Not Just Skating By

    For years, professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek has ranted about wanting to build a skate plaza: a skate park integrated into the urban environment as a landscaped, multi-use public space. When he...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    photos by: Amanda Marsalis
    02.26.09

  8. Not So Simple Green
    Outdoor

    Not So Simple Green

    Suzanne Shelton’s life work is making sustainable lifestyles attractive and accessible. She’s the CEO of the Shelton Group, a marketing company she founded in 1991 that works...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.03.10

  9. Not to Be Missed: A. Quincy Jones Exhibition
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    Not to Be Missed: A. Quincy Jones Exhibition

    If you’re in the Los Angeles area for the holiday weekend, catch the tail end of the A. Quincy Jones exhibition, Building for Better Living, at the Hammer Museum in Westwood, which only runs...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.31.13

  10. Not to Be Missed: Peter Zumthor Reimagines LACMA
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    Not to Be Missed: Peter Zumthor Reimagines LACMA

    It’s been the talk of L.A. since the design was revealed in June: the Pritzker Prize–winning Swiss architect’s amoebic reinterpretation of the east campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art ...

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.06.13

  11. Notes from Design Week Mexico
    Travel Reports

    Notes from Design Week Mexico

    Dwell is onsite at Design Week Mexico, which takes place in Mexico City through October 24. Here are some of our favorite highlights so far.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.19.13

  12. Notes from Design Week Mexico—Day 2
    Travel Reports

    Notes from Design Week Mexico—Day 2

    Our second full day of design was as inspiring as the first, as we headed to Parque Lincoln to view the work of emerging designers, the Siqueiros gallery for an exhibition, and Casa Luis Barragán...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.21.13

  13. Notes from the Underground
    Profiles

    Notes from the Underground

    “I used to care about how buildings looked on the outside,” says Malcolm Wells, a charming, self-deprecating man with a bushy beard ...

    written by: Hillary Geronemus
    04.20.09

  14. Nouvel Studio Factory Tour
    Travel Reports

    Nouvel Studio Factory Tour

    If you've been following my tweets, you'll know that I've been in Mexico City for the last several days taking the lay of the design landscape. It's fertile down here, let me tell you. Though I'll...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.23.10

  15. Novak Djokovic: Behind the Logo
    Post

    Novak Djokovic: Behind the Logo

    Last year we took a look at tennis great Roger Federer's personal logo (bit of a snooze, frankly), so with the unveiling of top-ranked Novak Djokovic's new logo, I thought we'd check back in. And...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.17.12

  16. NTN
    Profiles

    NTN

    Ian Walton (who comes from a long line of physicists) and Marcel Twohig (the son of an artist and sculptor) both studied industrial design at Dublin’s National College of Art & Design. They...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.03.14

  17. Number Five: A Co-Working Space in Venice Beach
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    Number Five: A Co-Working Space in Venice Beach

    In an industrial loft just off Rose Avenue in Venice Beach—where creative shops, innovative restaurants, juice bars and trendy yoga studios abound—is a co-working space called Number Five.

    written by: Johanna Björk
    07.27.13

  18. NY Design Week 2011: Day One
    Travel Reports

    NY Design Week 2011: Day One

    NoHo is oh-so-hip, with lots of design happenings to check out this week. If you're in New York, a trip to Great Jones Street is a damn good bet. From The Future Perfect to Sight Unseen's pop-up...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.14.11

  19. NYAIA Recognizes 6 Creative New York Architecture and Design Studios
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    NYAIA Recognizes 6 Creative New York Architecture and Design Studios

    The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the six winners of its biennial New Practices New York competition, which singles out promising and pioneering city-based...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.04.14

  20. NYC Post-Disaster Housing Request
    Post

    NYC Post-Disaster Housing Request

    In 2007, New York City's Office of Emergency Management launched an international housing design competition, What if NYC?, calling for solutions that would address how to keep residents safe and...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.21.09

  21. NYC Vertical Neighborhood?
    Post

    NYC Vertical Neighborhood?

    In the highly contested 53 West 53rd Street site in Manhattan, Axis Mundi has revealed an alternatively 'diverse' design for the new Hines Tower, future home to the Museum of Modern Art's planned...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.16.09

  22. Oakland Aesthetics
    My House

    Oakland Aesthetics

    Perfectly content in San Francisco, the Pfeiffers couldn't help falling in love with a charming mid-century house, across the Bay in Oakland, with stunning views, plenty of trees, and a murky past.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    03.16.09

  23. Oakland Museum Preview
    Travel Reports

    Oakland Museum Preview

    Last week I got a sneak preview of the Oakland Museum of California, a Kevin Roche-designed museum in Oakland that's set to reopen on Saturday, May 1st. Mark Cavagnero Associates has completed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.26.10

  24. OAN's Classroom Design Winner
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    OAN's Classroom Design Winner

    Earlier this year we wrote about Open Architecture Network's challenge to create a better classroom design that can accommodate the anticipated surge in student numbers worldwide over the next five...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.08.09

  25. Obama as an Experiment in Urban Form
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    Obama as an Experiment in Urban Form

    President Obama is an urban president. During his time in the White House, he and his wife will maintain their home in south Chicago—in Hyde Park, specifically, just blocks from where I once...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.21.09

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