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  1. Illustration Play 2
    Books

    Illustration Play 2

    Berkeley–based publisher Gingko Press's latest offering is a whimsical celebration of illustrations that literally jump off the page using traditional crafts like quilling and papercutting....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.30.10

  2. Leather Fly Swatter
    Product

    Leather Fly Swatter

    I was in Maine last week for my yearly vacation back East, and was happy to discover a new shop in Camden called Sugar Tools. All told it has something of a shabby chic vibe, though I did come...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.30.10

  3. Modern Thank-You Notes
    Product

    Modern Thank-You Notes

    GIGI PRESS, a new Los Angeles–based letterpress company, sent me samples of their work last week, and I love their clean, modern aesthetic. Check out the boxed thank you notes emblazoned...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.30.10

  4. Winner: Color Me Impressed, Round 1
    A Great Idea

    Winner: Color Me Impressed, Round 1

    Join us in congratulating Cara Veeder for her submission, Josef Albers' Dinner Party! Designer's Statement: Josef Albers, in his unique approach to color, always begins the paintings in his Homag...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    08.28.10

  5. Architecture + the City Kicks Off
    Event Spotlight

    Architecture + the City Kicks Off

    This weekend, the seventh annual Architecture + the City kicks off in San Francisco. Organized by the American Institute of Architecture San Francisco chapter and the Center for Architecture +...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.27.10

  6. Friday Finds 8.27.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 8.27.2010

    The long days of summer are coming to an end, to help you through this despondent time we've collected a group of fun, fantastic things to keep your spirits high.

    written by: Fida Sleiman
    08.27.10

  7. It Takes A Village
    Travel Reports

    It Takes A Village

    Civic leaders in Oakland, California, have been battling hard for decades to make the city as socially and economically healthy as possible. One of their recent endeavors is Tassafaronga Village,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    08.27.10

  8. An Introduction to Lighting
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Lighting

    One of the oldest proclamations in Western literature—maybe the very oldest, depending on how you see things—is “Let there be light.” And for most of human history, whether...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    08.26.10

  9. Electric Sandwich
    A Great Idea

    Electric Sandwich

    So you’ve finally made the move from incandescent to CFLs only to learn that you’re well behind the LED wave. Get ready to switch again.

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    08.26.10

  10. Sunlight on Demand
    --Done Right

    Sunlight on Demand

    Fiber-optic cables can be used to pipe and enhance sunlight into homes. Money is saved. The English rejoice.

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    08.26.10

  11. Dim Some, Lose Some
    --Done Wrong

    Dim Some, Lose Some

    Waste extends far beyond what winds up in the landfill. The International Dark-Sky Association leads the charge against light pollution.

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    08.26.10

  12. Lumen on the Horizon
    --The Future of

    Lumen on the Horizon

    There’s a light at the end of the tunnel; this trio of design luminaries tells us precisely how it will work.

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    08.26.10

  13. Street Value Book
    Product

    Street Value Book

    Dwell Creative Director Kyle Blue recently introduced me to the diverse and inspiring work of the New York-based graphic design firm Project Projects. So I was excited to get my hands on one of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.26.10

  14. Serra Residence Renovation
    Food

    Serra Residence Renovation

    When residents Gino and Paetra Serra decided to renovate their 1933 Italianate foursquare-plan home in Kansas City, Missouri, to accommodate their growing family, they made sure that in addition to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.26.10

  15. Flip & Tumble Produce Bags
    Product

    Flip & Tumble Produce Bags

    Like many, I'm a big fan of reusable bags (Timbuk2's Hidden bags are my favorites) but am quite guilty of bringing home handfuls of plastic bags after a trip to the grocery store. For the past few...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.25.10

  16. Modern Renovation in Austin
    House Tours

    Modern Renovation in Austin

    Situated in the heart of Austin,Texas, just blocks from the University of Texas campus, the Avenue G House offers a unique and abstract perspective on a thriving historic neighborhood. Kevin Alter,...

    written by: Wilson Barr
    08.25.10

  17. coolcapitals Cool Case Finalists
    A Great Idea

    coolcapitals Cool Case Finalists

    coolcapitals.com and Dwell teamed up for the second year in a row to bring you a "cool" design competition! We asked for smart-phone cover designs that represent and fuse the unique...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    08.24.10

  18. The Design of the Paris Metro
    Travel Reports

    The Design of the Paris Metro

    The Paris metro was born with the same furor as the Eiffel Tower, right on time for the World Expo at the turn of the 20th century. Over the past few months, I've spent nearly an hour everyday...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.24.10

  19. BDDW's Handmade Record Players
    Product

    BDDW's Handmade Record Players

    When Tyler Hays founded BDDW more than a decade ago, the company wore many hats: depending on the project, it might be a design-build construction company, a recording studio, an architecture firm,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.24.10

  20. Architect Miwa Mori
    Profiles

    Architect Miwa Mori

    When 33-year-old Japanese architect Miwa Mori was a student in Germany, she learned a lot about architecture by observing fashion. “In winter in Germany, people wear t-shirts inside and put...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    08.23.10

  21. Michigan: Day 2
    Travel Reports

    Michigan: Day 2

    The second part of my recent Michigan trip took me to Midland to see the work of Alden B. Dow. I had a grand tour of town and his work with Craig McDonald of the Dow Home and Studio, but when...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.23.10

  22. Down-to-Earth Design Online
    Product

    Down-to-Earth Design Online

    I recently happened upon the website of Pedlars, a family-run design shop based in rural Scotland. Run by the husband-and-wife team of Charlie and Caroline Gladstone, the company started out as a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.23.10

  23. New Cottages at Fallingwater
    Event Spotlight

    New Cottages at Fallingwater

    This weekend, Design Competition: New Cottages at Fallingwater exhibition closes at the Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Earlier this year, the Western...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.22.10

  24. Triangle House Tours
    House Tours

    Triangle House Tours

    On October 2 the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will host the inaugural East Coast residential design home tour.  The Triangle Tour will take place between the hours of 10am-6pm in...

    written by: Hanni Chehak
    08.20.10

  25. Michigan: Day One
    Travel Reports

    Michigan: Day One

    As I noted last week via the blog and Twitter, and my colleague Amanda so aptly showed in this slideshow, I was in Michigan last week. It was my first trip to the state and I had a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.20.10

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