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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. BIG & Parkour in "My Playground"
    Post

    BIG & Parkour in "My Playground"

    I just came across the trailer for My Playground, a most unusual documentary about architecture by director Kaspar Astrup Schröder. In it the Danish parkour crew Team JiYo sprints and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.15.11

  4. YBCA's "Remember the Times"
    Event Spotlight

    YBCA's "Remember the Times"

    Bay Area artist Lauren DiCioccio's "Remember the Times" is currently on view at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco. DiCioccio's work transforms the banal objects...

    written by: Meredith MacKenzie
    03.15.11

  5. Marc Kristal on Immaterial World
    Interviews

    Marc Kristal on Immaterial World

    One of my favorite writers in Dwell is our contributing editor Marc Kristal. His latest story for us—the centerpiece of the issue, if you ask me—is a mad dash around New York City...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.15.11

  6. DIY Black Chalkboard Pegboard by Margaret Oomen
    Finishing Touch

    DIY Black Chalkboard Pegboard by Margaret Oomen

    Sometimes the pursuit of a simple accessory can result in a surprising upshot. Margaret Oomen was well into the process of reappropriating a portion of her dining room for use as a creative studio,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    03.14.11

  7. A New View on the Glass House
    Books

    A New View on the Glass House

    We've all seen images of the Glass House, the iconic architectural landmark that Philip Johnson built in New Canaan, Connecticut in 1949. Breaking from the traditional view on the property,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.14.11

  8. The Electrician-Free Sconce
    Product

    The Electrician-Free Sconce

    A few months into living in a new apartment, it's become clear that I'm one lamp shy of a fully-lit living room. It's perfectly fine in there, but I often wish that I could turn...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.14.11

  9. Mid-Century Textile Design
    Product

    Mid-Century Textile Design

    Among the vintage interior design trends, the mid-century modern designs of the 1950s are holding fast. TV shows like “Mad Men” seem to have struck a chord with many yearning for the...

    written by: Joanna Crain
    03.12.11

  10. Impressions from South Africa
    Event Spotlight

    Impressions from South Africa

    In an upcoming MoMA exhibition called Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now,  nearly 100 prints, posters, books, and wall stencils will be on view—many for the first time in the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.11.11

  11. Friday Finds 3.11.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 3.11.11

    Devastating news this Friday as a magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck Japan triggering tsunamis and swells across the Pacific. In this edition of Friday Finds, we share some photographs of the wild...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.11.11

  12. Honey Pie Natural Shampoo Bar
    A Great Idea

    Honey Pie Natural Shampoo Bar

    I made a glorious discovery in the shower last night: shampoo in bar form. I'm in Toronto serving on the curatorial committee for the third Twenty+Change design exhibition and publication and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.11.11

  13. Israel's Heavy Light House
    House Tours

    Israel's Heavy Light House

    Everything about this vacation home is little crazy. For starters, there’s the location. It’s in Israel. In northern Galilee. On the border with Lebanon.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    03.10.11

  14. Carneros Inn's Green Water System
    Interviews

    Carneros Inn's Green Water System

    A couple months back I stayed at the Plumpjack-owned Carneros Inn in Napa County. A more bucolic location you could not imagine, but beyond its tasty fare and sylvan setting, the Carneros has a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.10.11

  15. 'One Thousand Doors, No Exit'
    Event Spotlight

    'One Thousand Doors, No Exit'

    "One Thousand Doors, No Exit" is currently on view until April 2nd at the Graham Foundation in Chicago. The exhibition features two photographic series by Swiss-born artist Nicolas...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.09.11

  16. Building the Maxon House: Week 2
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 2

    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
    03.09.11

  17. Poketo Artist Wallets
    Product

    Poketo Artist Wallets

    Los Angeles-based design company Poketo's claim to fame is its artists wallets (though its also offers some sweet Spacetime wall decals, adorable Smile cards, and fun Mood bottle openers)....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.09.11

  18. Bertoia's Works on Paper
    Event Spotlight

    Bertoia's Works on Paper

    From March 24th to May 10th, "Harry Bertoia: Works on Paper and Furniture" will be on view at Kean University's Karl and Helen Burger Gallery. Italian-born and Michigan-educated Bertoia ...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.08.11

  19. 2011 IIDA NC Honor Awards
    House Tours

    2011 IIDA NC Honor Awards

    The International Interior Design Association Northern California Chapter threw their party of the year on March 2 to toast the 2011 IIDA NC Honor Award winners. At the historic Fox Theater in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.08.11

  20. Best Design for Transit Seating
    Interviews

    Best Design for Transit Seating

    This weekend our pals over at The Bay Citizen came out with a very alarming report: After running a few tests on the seats of San Francisco's two main transit systems—Muni and Bay Area Rapid...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.07.11

  21. Hollywood Renovation: Week 8
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 8

    In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on renovation of her and her partner's live-work space in Hollywood, California. Week 8:...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    03.07.11

  22. A New Slant
    House Tours

    A New Slant

    In Seattle, where others saw only a severe slope and lack of municipal hookups, one couple spotted their ticket to their dream home.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Philip Newton
    03.07.11

  23. Fine Finnish
    House Tours

    Fine Finnish

    A pair of crafty designers on a serious budget show that though their apartment may be short on square footage, it’s long on charm.

    written by: Katja Lindroos
    photos by: Petra Bindel
    03.07.11

  24. Fine Finnish: Master Bedroom
    House Tours

    Fine Finnish: Master Bedroom

    Despite its serene appearance, the master bedroom is an active, multifunctional space. The family sits together on the bed to read and watch cartoons: Tove Jansson’s Moomin, about trolls who...

    03.07.11

  25. Fine Finnish: Living/Dining Room
    House Tours

    Fine Finnish: Living/Dining Room

    The focal point of the living/dining room is an oak table from Ikea. “We like to draw, read newspapers, sew, and invite friends over, so a generous table suits our lifestyle.” No couch?...

    03.07.11

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