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  1. Events this Weekend: 12.31-1.3
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 12.31-1.3

    Out with the old and in with the new! As we put 2009 to rest and ring in 2010, we take a look at three exhibits from 2009 worth visiting before their doors are closed.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.31.09

  2. Snow Proofed Hillside Family Home in Austria
    Green

    Snow Proofed Hillside Family Home in Austria

    Most homeowners would avoid living within striking distance of an avalanche, but Marcell Strolz and Uli Alber embrace Alpine extremes. They built a house that could weather even the fiercest storm....

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    photos by: Richard Powers
    12.30.09

  3. Kids' Room Renovation
    House Tours

    Kids' Room Renovation

    A baby's arrival is cause for celebration—and for many, it's also a time to confront limited living space. For one Parisian couple, living in a cramped but loved apartment in the 10th...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    12.30.09

  4. The Real Good Experiment
    Post

    The Real Good Experiment

    In early November, Minnesota–based furniture and design company Blu Dot dropped 25 Real Good Chairs on the streets of Manhattan to see what would happen. Thus began the Real Good Experiment.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.29.09

  5. Jaime Salm Reviews 15 Energy-efficient LED Lights
    Product Reviews

    Jaime Salm Reviews 15 Energy-efficient LED Lights

    Forever replacing bulbs might fast become an act of the past as long-lasting, energy-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs) make their way into the marketplace.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.27.09

  6. Emigre No. 70
    Books

    Emigre No. 70

    From 1984 through 2005, Emigre magazine was to graphic designers what L'Espirit Nouveau was to architects in the early 1920s. This year, Gingko Press has published Emigre No. 70: The Look Back...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.26.09

  7. Gingko Press Roundup
    Books

    Gingko Press Roundup

    The holidays are a wonderful time for stopping what you're doing and catching up on all those tasks (and treats) you've put aside for later. Top on my list is always snuggling up on the couch with...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.24.09

  8. Viction:ary Roundup
    Books

    Viction:ary Roundup

    There's nothing like a good read to escape the blustery blows of winter. This holiday season, here are three enticing graphic design titles from Viction:ary to get you through the cold.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.21.09

  9. DawnTown Miami Contest Winners
    Post

    DawnTown Miami Contest Winners

    In a world of hypothetical architecture contests and imagined landscapes, one does thrill at the possibility that all these deft exercises in computer rendering might one day be actually built. 

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.18.09

  10. Friday Finds 12.18.2009
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 12.18.2009

    Let the Dwell staff send you into the warm embrace of 2010 with the last installment of Friday Finds for this year. Happy holidays!

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    12.18.09

  11. Rhythms of Modern Life Exhibition
    Travel Reports

    Rhythms of Modern Life Exhibition

    While I was in Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami a couple weeks back, I ducked into my favorite Miami Beach museum the Wolfsonian to have a look around.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.18.09

  12. Timeless Design: Future Perfect
    --The Future of

    Timeless Design: Future Perfect

    Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair, the Eames lounge chair, George Nelson’s Ball clock, and Giancarlo Mattioli’s Nesso lamp are just a few of the prodigious products that one might...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    12.17.09

  13. This Weekend: 12.17-12.20
    Week in Review

    This Weekend: 12.17-12.20

    Though this is the time of year when many people spend the weekends bustling around finishing their Christmas shopping, it's a good time to take a break and warm up with a stroll inside a museum-...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.17.09

  14. CityCenter Las Vegas
    Post

    CityCenter Las Vegas

    When you visit the website for the newest major development in Las Vegas, you are taken on a stomach-dropping virtual sweep up, over, around and through the new city-within-a-city funded by MGM...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.17.09

  15. Home Furnishings: Mag-Neato
    --The Future of

    Home Furnishings: Mag-Neato

    For almost a decade Dwell has printed countless examples of new furniture designs, but with a handful of exceptions, little has been offered—–to us or to you—–in the way of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    12.16.09

  16. Wonders of the World
    Books

    Wonders of the World

    Though not strictly modern—well, not modern at all, really—the Wonders of the World series of books from Harvard Universtiy Press remains my favorite ongoing run of architectural tomes....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.15.09

  17. USA Fellows Announced
    Post

    USA Fellows Announced

    The United States Artists announced the USA Fellows on December 14. The goal of the fellowship program is to support the arts by each year awarding $50,000 unrestricted grants to 50 artists, a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.15.09

  18. A Piece of Cleveland
    Post

    A Piece of Cleveland

    Just before Thanksgiving I traveled to Cleveland to give a few lectures at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University. If you haven't visited Cleveland, you might be subject...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.14.09

  19. Preservation Recommended
    --The Future of

    Preservation Recommended

    With the preservation of mid-century buildings already a touchy subject—–many people are still unwilling to see the value in preserving “modern” architecture—–we...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.14.09

  20. Grass Mirror
    Product of the Day

    Grass Mirror

    The architects at Paris-based studio H20 Architects know how to maximize space--and in their latest design, the Grass Mirror, it's no different.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.11.09

  21. Friday Finds 11.11.2009
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 11.11.2009

    Dwellians have contributed en masse this week to shower you with goodly links, all garnered from the ether of the Interweb.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    12.11.09

  22. Design Activism: Public Domain
    --The Future of

    Design Activism: Public Domain

    Though it’s quite popular to proclaim that design can change the world, even the best-laid plans aren’t enough to make a difference on their own. We spoke with three leading design...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.10.09

  23. This Weekend: 12.10-12.13
    Week in Review

    This Weekend: 12.10-12.13

    This weekend sees the closing of a number of exhibitions around the world. Though they're on their way out, these shows, like Arch Schools: Visions of the Future and Nordhavn: The Sustainable City...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.10.09

  24. Rubell Collection: Donut Wall
    Travel Reports

    Rubell Collection: Donut Wall

    I saw a lot of art and a lot of design amidst the Basel melee in Miami last week. But little can compare to the sheer glee I experienced at seeing this massive wall of donuts at the Rubell...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.10.09

  25. The Sheep Who Made Your Pouf
    Product of the Day

    The Sheep Who Made Your Pouf

    The stream of amazing projects that emerge from students at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands is never-ending. This week I've come across one from an alum of the school who has spent the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.10.09

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