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  1. Operation Desert Shed
    Green

    Operation Desert Shed

    Architect Lloyd Russell’s design for this desert getaway passively mitigates the elements with a utilitarian solution, turning a modest modern retreat into a hardy, region-appropriate home.

    written by: Nate Berg
    06.17.09

  2. 7 Smart Design Innovations at CES 2013
    Product Reviews

    7 Smart Design Innovations at CES 2013

    There's definitely something for everyone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and this year we spied practical advances in refrigeration, a slew of accessories for the "i" industry (iPods,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.11.13

  3. Week In Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed
    Week in Review

    Week In Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

    Each week Dwell.com delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top...

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.29.13

  4. IDS Toronto 2011
    Travel Reports

    IDS Toronto 2011

    The thirteenth annual Interior Design Show (IDS) of Toronto—one of Canada's largest contemporary design shows—took place January 27th-30th. Over 300 exhibitors gathered at the Metro...

    written by: Alexis Leino
    02.05.11

  5. Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow
    Renovation

    Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow

    Austin architect J.C. Schmeil converted his family's 1935 bungalow into a spacious modern family home on a modest budget and with tons of ingenuity.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.18.13

  6. Patchwork Pavilion
    Post

    Patchwork Pavilion

    The Patchwork Pavilion in Brazil calls to mind a flurry of snowflakes, a giant scale votive, or those kitschy concrete walls in Southern California. Though the final result is decidedly elegant,...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.10.08

  7. A John Lautner-Designed Hotel
    Hotels

    A John Lautner-Designed Hotel

    A major perk of reporting the story "John Lautner's Desert Rose" for our June 2012 issue? Actually spending a night at the Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs, California, which has been...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Jaime Gillin
    05.31.12

  8. Second Chances at SFO
    Travel Reports

    Second Chances at SFO

    One of the nicest parts of traveling through the San Francisco International Airport is its art gallery in Terminal 3. As I made my way to Las Vegas this week for Surfaces and Las Vegas Market ...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.07.11

  9. Shop We Love: Present & Correct
    Shops

    Shop We Love: Present & Correct

    A back to school vibe isn't just for kids. Peruse these modern office sundries courtesy of British design shop Present & Correct.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.18.13

  10. Shop the Vintage Braun Catalog from Your Web Browser
    Shops

    Shop the Vintage Braun Catalog from Your Web Browser

    A unique online shop that sells only Dieter Rams designs for Braun and Vitsœ, plus vintage Braun electronics issued between 1955 and 1995.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.01.13

  11. Friday Finds 09.06.13
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 09.06.13

    A tongue-in-cheek design guide, the world's first biodegradable water filter, a concrete camera DIY tutorial, Instagrams of North Korea, and more. Welcome to this week's Friday Finds! Happy Friday!

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    09.06.13

  12. Decked Out
    House Tours

    Decked Out

    It's our humble opinion that summers are best spent reclining on a warm sunny deck with a refreshing beverage in hand and a cool breeze blowing. In honor of this seasonal ritual, here are seven...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.01.12

  13. Friday Finds 7.22.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.22.11

    In our current issue, we explored design for families, ranging from multi-generational households to couples with young children. For our Dwell Reports story, House Party!, we rounded up a handful...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.22.11

  14. 7 Rusted Metal Facades
    Post

    7 Rusted Metal Facades

    The metal exteriors of these buildings range from lightly oxidized to coated in rich red layers of rust.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.28.13

  15. A Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed
    Week in Review

    A Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

    Each week Dwell.com delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    05.10.13

  16. The Ultimate Modern Ski Houses
    Houses We Love

    The Ultimate Modern Ski Houses

    As summer wanes, we present Dwell's favorite modern ski houses—high-design buildings built for tough winter weather, rugged activity, and easy access to the slopes.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.11.13

  17. First-Class Cabins
    Houses We Love

    First-Class Cabins

    From the familiar log model to Swiss chalets and Swedish friggebods, cabins are the simplest of structures, made from local materials in forms that respond to climatic and cultural needs. However,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.02.09

  18. Material Focus: Straw Bales
    House Tours

    Material Focus: Straw Bales

    When it comes to ecologically minded building materials, straw bales are among the kindest (they involve repurposing waste material from the grain growing industry). And lest you fear the outcome...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.10.12

  19. Alessi's Fall/Winter Collection
    Post

    Alessi's Fall/Winter Collection

    The business of product design is a family affair for Matteo Alessi, Director of Trade Marketing and International Development at Alessi  (and great grandson to Alberto, the company’s...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.14.09

  20. Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
    A Great Idea

    Yerba Buena Street Life Plan

    Recently in San Francisco, the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District and CMG Landscape Architecture unveiled the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan. The plan is meant to serve as a master plan for the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.08.11

  21. MoMa Director on Folk Art Museum: "We Made Our Decision"
    Post

    MoMa Director on Folk Art Museum: "We Made Our Decision"

    At a forum on MoMa's controversial expansion plan, its director, Glenn D. Lowry, and the architect Elizabeth Diller make a case for why the distinctive, 13-year-old former American Folk Art Museum...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.29.14

  22. Visual Vacation: 8 Homes that Inspire Relaxation
    Travel Reports

    Visual Vacation: 8 Homes that Inspire Relaxation

    You may not be able to get away from your desk today, but you can take a short visual vacation courtesy of these eight scenes from the Dwell archives. Picture yourself in any one of these amazing...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.17.13

  23. Small Spaces in Rural Places
    Houses We Love

    Small Spaces in Rural Places

    Living in a small space isn't restricted to city dwelling. Here are seven pint-size homes situated in far-reaching places.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.14.13

  24. 7 Tremendous Tree Houses
    Outdoor

    7 Tremendous Tree Houses

    Symbolic of both blissful childhood and the threshold between humanity and nature, tree houses hold a unique position in the world of modern architecture and design. We take a look at some of the...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    07.12.12

  25. 6 Noteworthy Designs from Salone Satellite 2013
    Post

    6 Noteworthy Designs from Salone Satellite 2013

    Five American studios and one university exhibited their newest wares at Milan’s 2013 Salone Satellite.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.15.13

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