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  1. Alvar Aalto in Lights
    Travel Reports

    Alvar Aalto in Lights

    International Style architect Alvar Aalto is undoubtedly Finland's best-known design export, and is often cited for his mastery of natural light. Less often discussed is his role as a designer of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.09.09

  2. Modern Hallway Designs We Love Part One
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    Modern Hallway Designs We Love Part One

    In this four-part series, we explore modern hallway designs from Asia to North America sourced from the Dwell archives.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.06.13

  3. Let It Shine: 7 Elegant Clerestory Windows
    Houses We Love

    Let It Shine: 7 Elegant Clerestory Windows

    Clerestory windows have been around since the time of the ancient Egyptians, and there's a reason for their staying power. By drawing sunlight from high spaces, clerestory windows help bathe a room...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.01.14

  4. 7 Cutting-Edge Furniture Designs
    Product Reviews

    7 Cutting-Edge Furniture Designs

    By harnessing the latest high-tech materials and innovations, like 3-D printing and nanotechnology, manufacturers are using science to create forward-thinking design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.05.14

  5. Venice Biennale: Giardini
    Travel Reports

    Venice Biennale: Giardini

    Although the Venice Architecture Biennale invades all nooks and crannies of the four-square-mile island, most of the festival's big-hitters reside under the roof of only one building, the Italian...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.28.10

  6. Sustainable Living: Chicago's First Certified Passive House
    Green

    Sustainable Living: Chicago's First Certified Passive House

    Take a tour through Chicago's first Passive House built by Brandon Weiss of Weiss Building and Development LLC, with the help of architect Tom Bassett-Dilley. Part of Chicago's inaugural GreenBuilt...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.28.13

  7. Best of Belgium: Three Days in Antwerp
    Travel Reports

    Best of Belgium: Three Days in Antwerp

    It's hard to narrow down the highlights of a recent trip Dwell took to Belgium—a whirlwind week covering Antwerp, Ghent, and Brussels, spent meeting architects and designers, exploring...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.18.12

  8. Scavolini's Flagship Store Opens in Soho
    Travel Reports

    Scavolini's Flagship Store Opens in Soho

    Italian kitchen design powerhouse Scavolini recently opened up a 10,000-square-foot flagship store in Soho, their very first in the United States. The 15 vignettes inside reflect Scavolini at its...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.16.10

  9. Flat Design for Kitchen Appliances
    Product Reviews

    Flat Design for Kitchen Appliances

    We've noticed a curious trend of disappearing appliances, planar sinks, and subdued surfaces. Just like the flat design that is becoming popular in technology interfaces, this kitchen is excess...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.31.14

  10. All Aboard!
    Product Reviews

    All Aboard!

    While styles, and items in the overhead compartment, may shift, these comely carry-ons will make you feel like a member of the jetset, even on JetBlue.

    photos by: Jake Chessum
    02.03.09

  11. Georg Jensen Unveils Modern Designer Collaborations
    Product

    Georg Jensen Unveils Modern Designer Collaborations

    Famed Danish silversmith Georg Jensen has debuted two new collections from designers Louise Campbell and Aldo Bakker to coincide with the 53rd Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.18.14

  12. 8 Designs for Your Summer Table
    Product

    8 Designs for Your Summer Table

    Whether you choose to dine outside or in, updating your tableware with color will make your summer dinners feel more festive. These eight picks from the Dwell Store will provide a cheerful canvas...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    06.09.14

  13. 7 Salone Internazionale del Mobile Designs We Love
    Product Reviews

    7 Salone Internazionale del Mobile Designs We Love

    Each spring, Dwell hits the ground running to scout furniture, lighting, and accessories during the design industry's biggest fair, Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Here are just a few of the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.15.13

  14. Promo Daily: Cody Pickens
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    Promo Daily: Cody Pickens

    In this installment of Photographer's Promotional Pieces We Love and Why: Cody Pickens

    written by: Julia Sabot
    photos by: Cody Pickens
    06.18.13

  15. A Mirrored Garden Comes to the Met Rooftop
    Green

    A Mirrored Garden Comes to the Met Rooftop

    Artist Dan Graham builds a glass pavilion around ivy hedgerows for the museum's annual rooftop installation.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.30.14

  16. The Eco-Design Movement
    Design 101

    The Eco-Design Movement

    Manifesto: Bruce Sterling, “Viridian Design Speech” (1998)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  17. How To: Paint Your Home
    A Great Idea

    How To: Paint Your Home

    Dwell’s tips on painting a modern home: from the best environmentally friendly paint to rooms that use paint as a major design statement.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.27.13

  18. 7 Last-minute Gifts for the Interior Design Lover
    Product Reviews

    7 Last-minute Gifts for the Interior Design Lover

    Not everyone has an eye for high design and it can be tough to shop for that person in your life that always seems to have the perfect taste and can name drop designers like hollywood celebrities....

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.19.13

  19. Great White
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    Great White

    Moleskine is debuting a new white notebook today in its online store. Inspired by the concept of a black canvas, as well as icons like the Beatles' The White Album, Le Corbusier’s white blocks,...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.21.13

  20. Renovating the Swan House: Part 3
    Renovation

    Renovating the Swan House: Part 3

    In this three-part series, expanding on our July/August 2012 "Designers at Home" theme, Los Angeles–based architect Barbara Bestor tracks her hands-on, ten-month renovation of the...

    written by: Barbara Bestor
    07.24.12

  21. MAK Center 20th Anniversary Celebration
    Event Spotlight

    MAK Center 20th Anniversary Celebration

    The MAK Center for Art and Architecture kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration in Los Angeles on May 17, 2014, with a cocktail event sponsored by Dwell at Rudolph Schindler's How House, built...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    05.28.14

  22. Scandinavian Design at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Scandinavian Design at Dwell on Design

    The Scandinavian programming at Dwell on Design, happening June 20-22 in Los Angeles, celebrates the modern design heritage of Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden. Click through the slideshow for...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.09.14

  23. 6 Clever Room Dividers that Double as Storage Space
    A Great Idea

    6 Clever Room Dividers that Double as Storage Space

    Partitioning small spaces may seem counterintuitive, but when combined with storage solutions, room dividers can make compact homes feel bigger and more multifunctional.

    06.10.14

  24. Australia's Black Granite Box at Venice Architecture Biennale
    Travel Reports

    Australia's Black Granite Box at Venice Architecture Biennale

    An uncannily simple white cube gallery space wrapped in black granite comes to the Australian pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale.

    written by: Robert Landon
    06.10.14

  25. 13 Affordable High-Design Chairs
    Product Reviews

    13 Affordable High-Design Chairs

    There are lots of handsome chairs out there, but sitting beauties that cost $250 or less are a rarer breed. Our picks run the gamut from traditional (the wooden, Shaker-inspired Salt or the Thonet...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    03.07.11

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