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  1. Toaster Treatise
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    Toaster Treatise

    In addition to being an excellent example of necessity as the mother of invention, Polish designer Martin Žampach's TOAST ONE toaster is a hands-on tour of how a product designer thinks and works....

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.11.08

  2. Stuck Inside of Somerville
    Essay

    Stuck Inside of Somerville

    In the late winter of 2003, I watched out my window as a fuel truck idled below, belching black smoke. A hose, snaking through the frozen grass, stretched from the back of the truck to the side of...

    written by: Pagan Kennedy
    04.08.10

  3. 5 Outdoor Favorites
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    5 Outdoor Favorites

    Set the perfect stage for outdoor fun in the warmth of the coming months. From seating to accessories, we've put together five outdoor favorites.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    03.06.13

  4. Donald Strum: Behind Great Product Design
    Dwell on Design

    Donald Strum: Behind Great Product Design

    Donald Strum, principal of product design at Michael Graves Design Group, drew a standing-room-only crowd at the Business of Design Stage on Friday, June 21, at Dwell on Design. Strum briefly...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.22.13

  5. 7 Modern Gifts for Mom
    Gift Guides

    7 Modern Gifts for Mom

    Mother’s Day is the perfect time to give all the mothers in your life a little design love. From personal accessories to home accents, the Dwell Store has created a collection that has just the...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    04.29.14

  6. Backyard Marsh in San Francisco
    Outdoor

    Backyard Marsh in San Francisco

    A landscape architect in San Francisco harnesses an underground water source to create a lush marshland in his own backyard.

    written by: William Bostwick
    10.26.12

  7. Dwell on Design West Side Home Tour
    House Tours

    Dwell on Design West Side Home Tour

    On June 14, 2014, during Dwell Design Week, take this self-driven tour of modern homes on the West Side of Los Angeles. Along the way, traverse the glass-walled suspended stair at a two-family...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    05.22.14

  8. 5 Spacious San Francisco Homes
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    5 Spacious San Francisco Homes

    Thanks to innovative modern design, these five urban San Francisco homes feel bigger than they look.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.24.13

  9. Pinterest Board of the Day: Chair Design
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    Pinterest Board of the Day: Chair Design

    Presenting a mix of modernist icons and future classics, our Pinterest board devoted to modern chairs is well worth a follow. Catch a glimpse of some of our favorites in today's slideshow.

    written by: Sara Ost
    03.04.13

  10. Outside In or Inside Out?
    Outdoor

    Outside In or Inside Out?

    Among the kitschy, gnome-loving chalets of Holland's community gardens, Krill Architects created an anomalously spare and highly adaptable Garden House.

    written by: Jane Szita
    09.10.09

  11. Marin Living: Home Tours
    Event Spotlight

    Marin Living: Home Tours

    Sadly I won't be able to make it, but if you're in the Bay Area next Saturday, May 15th, you should seriously consider signing up for the first AIASF home tour of the year. Marin Living: Home...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.05.10

  12. Made in the USA: 10 Product Designs We Love
    Product Reviews

    Made in the USA: 10 Product Designs We Love

    Here are ten of our favorite furniture and accessory designs from the four-part coast Made in America series (Midwest, Northeast, South, and West Coast) in our July/August issue celebrating...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.04.13

  13. Modern Desktop Accessories
    Product Reviews

    Modern Desktop Accessories

    To help you get organized this year, we first brought you our favorite office space inspirations. Now we have the desktop accessories to take you rest of the way. From scissors to staplers to pens...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    01.13.14

  14. Made in America: 7 Great Products from the Midwest
    Product Reviews

    Made in America: 7 Great Products from the Midwest

    In the following pages, we toast American ingenuity by highlighting furniture and accessories designed and fabricated across four regions of the continental United States.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.19.13

  15. Patricia Urquiola on the T-Table by Kartell
    Design 101

    Patricia Urquiola on the T-Table by Kartell

    T-Table stands for transgenic table.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.31.09

  16. 13 Furnishings in Outdoor-Friendly Materials
    Product Reviews

    13 Furnishings in Outdoor-Friendly Materials

    Pro tip: For a colorful or light industrial feel, powder-coated metal is your best friend when it comes to outdoor furniture. When going the wood route, opt for teak, which oxidizes naturally.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.18.14

  17. 5 Intelligent Urban Prefabs
    Houses We Love

    5 Intelligent Urban Prefabs

    While we fancy prefab as an option for building economically, out-of-the-way, and off-the-grid, a modular building system can work just as well in a city. Here, a handful of smart urban prefab homes.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.27.14

  18. A Customized Prefab in California's Mayacamas Mountains
    Houses We Love

    A Customized Prefab in California's Mayacamas Mountains

    Petite spaces are given a sense of functionality with smart lighting.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Noah Webb
    11.01.13

  19. Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week
    Houses We Love

    Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week

    As the weekend slowly draws near, we've gathered up ten of our most clicked on homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.02.14

  20. A Prefab Prototype for Disaster-Relief Housing
    A Great Idea

    A Prefab Prototype for Disaster-Relief Housing

    How Superstorm Sandy helped inspire a Brooklyn prototype for more efficient temporary housing after a natural disaster.

    written by: Tim Hanrahan
    05.13.14

  21. 2014 Salone del Mobile Furniture Preview
    Travel Reports

    2014 Salone del Mobile Furniture Preview

    Part one of our guide to what to see in Milan at the 2014 Salone Internazionale del Mobile fair—first up, onsite at the Rho fairground.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.03.14

  22. A Prefab Boathouse in Texas
    Houses We Love

    A Prefab Boathouse in Texas

    Designed as a prefabricated monolithic steel grid, the boathouse’s orthogonal frame was delivered from Houston by truck and then transported by barge to the site.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Paul Bardagjy
    11.02.13

  23. Inspiration Nation
    The Argument

    Inspiration Nation

    Writer Lisa Katayama sees innovation triumphing over tragedy in Japan in the wake of the Sendai earthquake.

    written by: Lisa Katayama
    08.18.11

  24. 8 Questions For Tina Roth Eisenberg
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    8 Questions For Tina Roth Eisenberg

    Tina Roth Eisenberg runs a successful graphic design company but is perhaps better known as the author behind the design centric blog, SwissMiss.  The self described Swiss designer gone NYC...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.04.09

  25. Exhibit Spotlights Influence of Latin American Modern Architecture on Contemporary Artists
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    Exhibit Spotlights Influence of Latin American Modern Architecture on Contemporary Artists

    “Beyond the Supersquare,” a new exhibition at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, explores the influence of Latin American and Caribbean modern architecture on contemporary artists in those regions. The...

    written by: William Lamb
    05.01.14

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