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  1. Ralph Rapson's Chairs
    Event Spotlight

    Ralph Rapson's Chairs

    Though plenty of architects turn their attentions to furniture, few can claim authorship of a proper classic. Ralph Rapson, the Minnesotan modernist who designed the original Guthrie Theater and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.01.11

  2. Highlights of Dwell Design Lab
    Travel Reports

    Highlights of Dwell Design Lab

    This past weekend I attended Dwell's first annual Design Lab, which took over a raw penthouse space in the new Millenium Tower in San Francisco's SOMA district and spotlighted 13 local designers. ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    10.31.11

  3. Dwell Design Lab Recap
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Design Lab Recap

    Over the weekend of October 29th and 30th, Dwell hosted its first ever Design Lab in San Francisco. Bay Area-based designers, architects, and landscape architects gathered at the Millennium Tower...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    10.31.11

  4. Hôtel Americano, New York City
    Hotels

    Hôtel Americano, New York City

    Carlos Couturier and Moises Micha have ten hotels in Mexico under their brand Grupo Habita, but now they’ve stepped out of their comfort zone to build a hotel in New York City. What makes H...

    10.31.11

  5. Report from Qubique in Berlin
    Travel Reports

    Report from Qubique in Berlin

    What makes a tradeshow cool? Location, location, location. In the case of Quibique, a furniture fair making its debut October 26th to 29th, that means a cool city (Berlin) and a cool spot in that...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    10.28.11

  6. Friday Finds 10.28.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.28.11

    It's Halloween weekend and we here at the Dwell office are excited for the next few days of revelry spent in costume. Before the holiday sugar crash sets in, have a look at our favorite things from...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.28.11

  7. Vintage Design on a Dime
    A Great Idea

    Vintage Design on a Dime

    We profiled The Vintage Bazaar, a pop-up market in Chicago started by Libby Alexander and Katherine Raz, as our October 2011 Design Finder. Here, Libby welcomes us into her home where she shares...

    written by: Libby Alexander
    10.28.11

  8. Aether's Airstream
    Shops

    Aether's Airstream

    Here at Dwell, we love all things Airstream, that modernist silver bullet racing toward the freedom of the open road. And though some of the best Airstream design takes the object as a mobile home,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.27.11

  9. Modern Farm Furniture
    Product

    Modern Farm Furniture

    Modern Farm Furniture out of Columbus, Ohio, was one of my favorite finds at the Solar Decathlon this year. The team of Kiel Mohrman and Kyle Herlihy built the custom furniture in Ohio State's...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.26.11

  10. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 4
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 4

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 4: A...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    10.26.11

  11. Mr. CHIP Goes to Washington
    Event Spotlight

    Mr. CHIP Goes to Washington

    A highlight of this year's Solar Decathlon was the CHIP house, designed, built, and transported to Washington DC by a team of over 100 SCI-Arc and Caltech students. The uniquely puffy "...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.25.11

  12. Reign of Terroir
    Food

    Reign of Terroir

    Nestled in the small village of Tadten, Austria, the Erich Sattler Winery takes advantage of the soil’s temperature and sun’s trajectory to create the ideal environment for producing...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.24.11

  13. "Made by Hand" Video Series
    Post

    "Made by Hand" Video Series

    Recently I've been on a kick of watching behind-the-scenes videos. I've always been fascinated to learn how things are made, and how independently owned companies come to be, and in the past couple...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.24.11

  14. The Toaster Project
    Interviews

    The Toaster Project

    One of the most exciting books to come across my desk in the last while is designer Thomas Thwaites' incredible The Toaster Project: Or a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.24.11

  15. Small in Seattle
    House Tours

    Small in Seattle

    For architect Michelle Linden, living and working in 600 square feet poses its challenges, but one of the biggest was completing a gut-renovation on the tightest of budgets—just $25,000....

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.21.11

  16. Friday Finds 10.21.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.21.11

    This week, the Dwell office was abuzz with saxophone playing KJs, Star Trek the Next Generation, vintage design finds, babies who confused magazines with iPads, and the new Tom Waits record. Scroll...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.21.11

  17. Row House
    Houses We Love

    Row House

    With a modernist palette of concrete, glass, and steel, Ziger/Snead Architects constructed an ode to rowing in rural Virginia.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.21.11

  18. Modern Space-Efficient Family Home in San Francisco
    House Tours

    Modern Space-Efficient Family Home in San Francisco

    To convert a musty mid-century house with a nonsensical floor plan into a modern and space-efficient family home, three intrepid designers played a bit of architectural Tetris.

    written by: Rachel Levin
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    10.20.11

  19. Recycled Paper Lights
    A Great Idea

    Recycled Paper Lights

    I recently came across the work of Pia Wüstenberg, a German-born designer whose recent obsession is transforming piles of waste paper (posters, magazines) into striking pendant lights and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.20.11

  20. A Renovated Boathouse on Seattle's Portage Bay
    Houses We Love

    A Renovated Boathouse on Seattle's Portage Bay

    A once-plain floating home on Seattle’s Portage Bay receives a much-needed renovation ten years in the making.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.19.11

  21. Schoenenberger's Favorite Buildings
    Three Buildings

    Schoenenberger's Favorite Buildings

    Continuing our series where we ask our favorite architects and designers about the three buildings that most inspire and impress them, we turn to Erich Schoenenberger of su11 architecture + design....

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.11

  22. DIY Furniture
    Books

    DIY Furniture

    We are quite excited to share a new book from Laurence King Publishing called DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide by Christopher Stuart of Luur Design. The real coup in this book, however, is...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.18.11

  23. Design with the Other 90%: CITIES
    Event Spotlight

    Design with the Other 90%: CITIES

    The second in a series of themed exhibitions by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum that demonstrate how design can address the world’s most critical issues, "Design with the Other...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.18.11

  24. Tramshed 2011 Video Recap
    Post

    Tramshed 2011 Video Recap

    One of the best shows I saw in all of the London Design Festival was Tramshed 2011 in the Shoreditch Design Triangle. I posted a slideshow of what I saw whilst in London, but as is common...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.18.11

  25. Small Wooden Box Home in Portland
    House Tours

    Small Wooden Box Home in Portland

    This pair of handy Portlanders doesn’t crave any more of Oregon’s territory than what’s taken up by their 704-square-foot home, hard-working garden, and smartly designed outdoor...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: John Clark
    10.17.11

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