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  1. Crafting a Meaningful Home
    Books

    Crafting a Meaningful Home

    Anonymous mass production is losing its mass-market appeal, and there’s a growing movement toward owning things that have origins beyond an assembly line. Handmade crafts have an inherent...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    03.24.11

  2. Building the Maxon House: Week 4
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 4

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    03.23.11

  3. Made Design Shop and Gallery
    Shops

    Made Design Shop and Gallery

    Canada is known for its love of hockey and its long winters but few people know of our neighbor to the north's wealth of innovative modern designers. Enter Made. The Toronto shop and gallery...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.23.11

  4. Woodbury Trains Latino Architects
    Post

    Woodbury Trains Latino Architects

    Frequent Dwell contributor and all-around sharp design writer Mark Lamster has a bang-up story in The Architect right now about the rise of Woodbury University, a young architecture school in Los...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.23.11

  5. Inspiration via Instagram
    A Great Idea

    Inspiration via Instagram

    One might say that Instagram is on the cusp of a tipping point: Their iPhone app is adding 130,000 new users a week, which is staggering for a company boasting only two employees. Though popular...

    03.23.11

  6. 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

  7. Supernatural San Francisco
    Shops

    Supernatural San Francisco

    A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a lunch thrown by Claudia Mahecha and Robert Allen, in celebration of the opening of their new Potrero Hill design showroom Supernatural. After...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.22.11

  8. How to Build an Eames Chair
    Post

    How to Build an Eames Chair

    I know, I know, the Eames Shell Chair is totally ubiquitous, which is part of why this Herman Miller film from the Eames Office in 1970 is such a revelation. Watching the artisans sort...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.22.11

  9. Greece's Atlantis Books
    Books

    Greece's Atlantis Books

    In light of our Independent Bookstores Across America map, I've recently been inspired by the unique story of Atlantis Books, which is across the big pond in Santorini, Greece. The original idea...

    written by: Meredith MacKenzie
    03.21.11

  10. MOCFA's "E is for Everyone"
    Event Spotlight

    MOCFA's "E is for Everyone"

    The Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Sister Corita Kent—a west coast Pop artist, teacher, and, yes, one-time Catholic nun—has...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.21.11

  11. Blogging it all Back Home
    In The Modern World

    Blogging it all Back Home

    We are nothing but domestic voyeurs. More home owners are turning to the web to record the juicy ups and downs of tackling a grand remodel. We take a grand tour.

    written by: Sonia Zjawinski
    03.20.11

  12. Separate Boîte Equal
    My House

    Separate Boîte Equal

    From the leafy sidewalk outside Paul Bernier and Joëlle Thibault’s home in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood of Montreal, there’s no clue that their brick home is all that...

    written by: Tim McKeough
    photos by: Alexi Hobbs
    03.19.11

  13. Spanish Design in "Bravos"
    Event Spotlight

    Spanish Design in "Bravos"

    BRAVOS: Groundbreaking Spanish Design will debut at the American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC on April 2nd and will remain on view until May 15th. Thanks to BRAVOS,...

    written by: Meredith MacKenzie
    03.18.11

  14. Friday Finds 3.18.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 3.18.11

    In this week's Friday Finds, we here at Dwell searched the depths of the web to bring you the tale of two cosmonauts, the Spanish tradition of "Castellers," a new take on bear skin rugs,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.18.11

  15. Touring Toronto, Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Touring Toronto, Part 2

    I traveled to Toronto last week to serve on the curatorial committee of Twenty+Change, report a story, and check out the city's current design scene. Having already visited the TIFF Lightbox and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.18.11

  16. Maria Dahlgren on Design
    Interviews

    Maria Dahlgren on Design

    In her graphic wooden serving trays, Swedish designer Maria Dahlgren deftly takes on the "tacky souvenirs" of the world. Her delightfully bold, retro-inspired designs feature the names of...

    03.17.11

  17. Green and Efficient: Boost Boxes
    Product

    Green and Efficient: Boost Boxes

    These days, it seems like everyone is busy saving the world. Using recycled, sustainably sourced materials is de rigeur for designers and manufacturers as consumers are becoming savvier about the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.17.11

  18. Building the Maxon House: Week 3
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 3

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    03.17.11

  19. Touring Toronto, Part 1
    Travel Reports

    Touring Toronto, Part 1

    Last week I headed north (and quite a ways east) to one of my favorite cities: Toronto. I spend a fair share of my childhood in Toronto visiting family, and I later lived near the Annex...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.16.11

  20. Buffalo's "Blank Snow" Park
    A Great Idea

    Buffalo's "Blank Snow" Park

    A few weeks ago, the possibility of snow at sea level here in the San Francisco Bay Area raised quite a stir. Will it? Won't it? Should we ready our toboggans and show shoes? Nary a flake has...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.16.11

  21. An Introduction to Home Gardening
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Home Gardening

    Ever since Adam and Eve’s unfortunate eviction, their descendants have been plunging hands and seeds into the earth in hopes of bringing forth food, beauty, and the satisfaction of taming...

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  22. Seedlings
    --The Future of

    Seedlings

    Before gathering those rosebuds, before planting the roses themselves, learn about what’s in store for your garden.

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  23. Modern Sharecropping
    A Great Idea

    Modern Sharecropping

    For every well-tended backyard garden there’s another gone to seed, and for every happy horticulturalist noodling with the begonias out front there’s a cooped-up apartment dweller...

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  24. Pest Practices
    --Done Wrong

    Pest Practices

    For decades home gardeners have turned to an arsenal of chemical pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers to keep their lawns, ornamentals, and veggies looking perfect. Unfortunately, this...

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  25. Going to Pot
    --Done Right

    Going to Pot

    Container gardening is often the only option for apartment dwellers longing for some greenery in their lives and soil under their fingernails. If you have limited space, grow something that you can...

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

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