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  1. Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban
    Interviews

    Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban

    The Japanese architect—and winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize—is working with Muji on a new endeavor: using furniture as a module for prefabricated houses.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    01.19.14

  2. Monobloc Blues
    The Argument

    Monobloc Blues

    The secret history of a plastic classic that doesn’t sit quite right.

    written by: William Bostwick
    02.21.12

  3. City Modern Home Tours: Brooklyn
    House Tours

    City Modern Home Tours: Brooklyn

    A rainy start to the Brooklyn Home Tour—the closing event of City Modern—didn't deter those who turned out for a peek into five unique homes in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Boerum...

    written by: Sara Dierck
    photos by: Sara Dierck
    10.12.12

  4. Campbells' Coup
    House Tours

    Campbells' Coup

    Modernist furniture may signal worldly tastes, but its American origins lie in Michigan’s humble reaches. It’s here that Keith and Mary Campbell renovated a lakeside cottage into a...

    written by: James Griffioen
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.25.10

  5. How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes
    A Great Idea

    How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes

    The front door is a sure sign of a successful journey home, and as these houses prove, modern architecture can be just as homey and inviting as its traditional counterparts.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.27.14

  6. Touring the Freitag Factory
    Travel Reports

    Touring the Freitag Factory

    One of the highlights of my recent trip to Switzerland was a tour of Freitag factory in Zurich. The messenger bags first designed and developed by Markus and Daniel Freitag in 1993 have become...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.14.09

  7. Prefab Escapism: Carré d'Etoiles
    Post

    Prefab Escapism: Carré d'Etoiles

    While camping up in Oregon over the fourth of July weekend, I realized when lying on my back in my tent that I wasn't really fulfilling my fervent outdoorsy wish to 'sleep beneath the stars,'...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.14.09

  8. Shopping Mass Modern Auction at Wright
    Product

    Shopping Mass Modern Auction at Wright

    Chicago-based auction house Wright is well-regarded for its 20th-century furniture sales—and for discoveries of underrated modern craft. We've rounded up our top ten picks from the 2014 Mass Modern...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.25.14

  9. A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape
    Outdoor

    A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape

    With aptly applied angular concrete details and ornamental plantings, landscape architect Terence Lee transforms his slender Northern California backyard.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.03.14

  10. Parsing Paris
    City Guide

    Parsing Paris

    Critics call Paris a "living museum." If so, designer Erwan Bouroullec curates a must-see list from a compelling collection.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.26.09

  11. 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

  12. Open Architecture Challenge
    Post

    Open Architecture Challenge

    After its tremendous success helping with the rebuilding of New Orleans after Katrina, Architecture for Humanity has announced another program that has the potential to change the face of a...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.13.09

  13. 101 Bathrooms: Cultural Commod(e)ity
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Cultural Commod(e)ity

    In 1937, as the modern movement in Europe 
faced the stifling rise of fascism, the leftist French 
Union des Artistes Modernes hosted a pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair that presented, among...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.26.09

  14. Apples from Asphalt
    Outdoor

    Apples from Asphalt

    Mobile City Farmstead is bringing a little bit of the heartland into the big city, one vacant lot at a time.

    05.04.09

  15. Hay Is for Horses, Straw Is for Houses
    Green

    Hay Is for Horses, Straw Is for Houses

    In the Napa Valley, one sustainable residence elegantly demonstrates straw bale technology.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: JD Peterson
    09.10.09

  16. Inside the Musee d'Orsay
    Travel Reports

    Inside the Musee d'Orsay

    Along the left bank of the Seine, the world's most famous museum of impressionistic art had a former life as an old, crumbling train station and hotel. Now, linking the chronological gap between...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.20.10

  17. 7 Live-Work Artist Residences
    Houses We Love

    7 Live-Work Artist Residences

    Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? Either way, when these artists merged their home and artistic lives, the results were stunning.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.25.14

  18. The Sleeping Zone

    The Sleeping Zone

    Sleep on this: You probably spend more time in your bedroom than any other home zone, so it’s important to get it right.1 Reducing your resource consumption here requires a close look at how...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.01.09

  19. Cultivating Appreciation
    Essay

    Cultivating Appreciation

    Sixty years ago it was Mies, Alvar, and Lou. Today it’s Zaha, Rem, and Renzo.

    written by: Charles Birnbaum
    03.25.10

  20. Waste Opportunity
    Design 101

    Waste Opportunity

    While the Western world forgets its waste with a flush, 2.6 billion people don’t even have toilets. Virginia Gardiner ventures to the World Toilet Summit in search of sanitation’s future.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    05.13.09

  21. Landscape Architect Bernard Trainor
    Outdoor

    Landscape Architect Bernard Trainor

    We're thrilled to welcome Bernard Trainor to Dwell on Design this year. The Monterey-based, Australia-born landscape architect has a knack for crafting gardens that complement their built and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.15.13

  22. 5 Summer Toys for Kids
    Product

    5 Summer Toys for Kids

    Encourage well-designed outdoor playtime with these picks from the Dwell Store. Featuring multipurpose toys from Kid O, an Adirondack chair in a rainbow of colors, and an inspired kite, this...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    06.16.14

  23. Community Building
    House Tours

    Community Building

    Completed in 2004, the Belmont Street Lofts—with their crisscrossing pattern of wood, metal, and glass—have settled neatly into their neighborhood, offering a contemporary complement to the...

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: John Clark
    01.17.09

  24. The Toddlers of Dwell Review 5 Modern Playhouses
    Product Reviews

    The Toddlers of Dwell Review 5 Modern Playhouses

    All it takes to play is a healthy imagination, 
but a modern playhouse adds to the fun.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    07.15.11

  25. World’s Fair Pavilion: Restoring the Tent of Tomorrow
    Superstructure

    World’s Fair Pavilion: Restoring the Tent of Tomorrow

    Matthew Silva’s documentary on New York's World's Fair Pavilion is focused on getting a forgotten modernist structure restored.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.31.14

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