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  1. California Academy of Sciences Preview
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    California Academy of Sciences Preview

    The grand opening of the new California Academy of Sciences, one of the year’s most anticipated events, is taking place this weekend. To help you make it through the last few days until the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.23.08

  2. Design Icon: Isamu Noguchi
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    Design Icon: Isamu Noguchi

    One of the most idiosyncratic artists of the 20th century, Japanese-American designer and sculptor Isamu Noguchi fashioned a future of organic shapes and clean lines, an elegant fusion of trends...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.25.14

  3. Sofa Classics: B&B Italia
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    Sofa Classics: B&B Italia

    Two B&B Italia sofa designs crop up frequently in the Dwell archives: the Charles by Antonio Citterio and the Tufty-Time by Patricia Urquiola. Here are seven homes that sport the now-iconic...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.20.13

  4. 4 City Apartments with a View
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    4 City Apartments with a View

    These four apartments serve as elevated sanctuaries that protect their residents from the city’s urgency.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.01.13

  5. Dwell Home Venice: Part 23
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 23

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 23, May...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    11.25.13

  6. An Introduction to Landscape Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Landscape Design

    The profession of landscape architecture is very much rooted in the European tradition of garden design, and it didn’t germinate as a distinct profession in the United States until the 19th...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    05.26.09

  7. Kathryn Gustafson on the Future of Landscape Design
    --The Future of

    Kathryn Gustafson on the Future of Landscape Design

    As housing demographics shift, 
so too does our conception of the average American residential landscape.

    05.26.09

  8. An Aluminum-Clad Green Energy Home in England
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    An Aluminum-Clad Green Energy Home in England

    Green Orchard, the home Paul Archer designed for his parents outside Bristol, England, sows the seeds of an active retirement.

    written by: Phyllis Richardson
    photos by: Will Pryce
    05.15.13

  9. Dwell Home Venice: Part 22
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 22

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 22, May...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    11.17.13

  10. Touring the BMW Headquarters
    Travel Reports

    Touring the BMW Headquarters

    Dwell traveled to Munich, Germany, to get an up close and personal look at BMW Welt, an undulating, stainless-steel-clad structure designed by Wolf Prix of Coop Himmelb(l)au. It is joined on...

    photos by: Bret Robins
    04.02.11

  11. Five Hexagonal Furniture and Accessory Pieces
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    Five Hexagonal Furniture and Accessory Pieces

    In honor of the hexagon—the polygon du jour—we've collected five furniture pieces that will lend a geometric bent to your interiors.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.12.14

  12. A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home
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    A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home

    Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by solar panels and a geothermal heat pump that draws energy from the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Andrea Lhotakova
    01.21.09

  13. Kitchen Solutions: Smart Storage Design
    Renovation

    Kitchen Solutions: Smart Storage Design

    For a Toronto couple with a love of minimalist Japanese architecture, a sleek, storage-packed kitchen was the first priority in their home's renovation.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Bob Gundu
    01.18.13

  14. Fresh Threads
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    Fresh Threads

    For a mod and modish addition to the old sock-drawer, check out the scented fresheners from Fresh Threads. Small, vibrant, and in a trio of geometric designs and scents, they make a nice addition...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.28.12

  15. Pinterest Board of the Day: Kitchens
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    Pinterest Board of the Day: Kitchens

    The kitchen is undeniably the heart of the modern home. From family-friendly to small space savvy, we curate the best kitchens of Dwell as well as beautiful kitchens from around the design web on...

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.25.13

  16. Product Picks: Dwell's Favorite Chairs, Barware, and More
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    Product Picks: Dwell's Favorite Chairs, Barware, and More

    Searching for that perfect chair or sofa? How about the ideal desk for your home office? A playhouse for your kid that won't clash with your modern interior? Look no further! Dwell has done your...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.02.13

  17. Dwell Chats with Resolution: 4 Architecture
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Chats with Resolution: 4 Architecture

    At a Dwell Meetup event Tuesday, architect Joeseph Tanney of Resolution: 4 Architecture joined editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron in New York City to talk prefab in all its forms. The conversation was...

    written by: Emily Nonko
    12.07.12

  18. 8 Reasons to Love Herringbone
    Design 101

    8 Reasons to Love Herringbone

    It’s not just for stuffy tweeds; herringbone patterns have a distinct place in modern design. See how in these 8 houses, from Paris to Tokyo.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.15.13

  19. Craftspeak: The Bard Graduate Center Craft Oral History Project
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    Craftspeak: The Bard Graduate Center Craft Oral History Project

    While history and tradition inform so much of contemporary craft, the history of makers themselves isn’t always a priority. It’s a realization that struck Bard Assistant Professor Catherine Whalen...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.12.14

  20. Highlights of Dwell on Design 2011 from The Fox is Black
    Dwell on Design

    Highlights of Dwell on Design 2011 from The Fox is Black

    Essentially the West Coast equivalent of ICFF in New York, but with less hype and austerity, Dwell On Design is an exciting time for Los Angeles. It unites designers, creatives, larger corporations...

    written by: Bobby Solomon
    photos by: Bobby Solomon
    06.25.11

  21. Parsons Students Transform an Aging Rec Center
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    Parsons Students Transform an Aging Rec Center

    A team of architecture students overhauls a recreation center in Manhattan, creating a year-round facility with ample space for visitors.

    written by: Rob Colvin
    05.06.14

  22. Imm Cologne 2014 Presents Interior Innovation Awards
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    Imm Cologne 2014 Presents Interior Innovation Awards

    The annual Imm Cologne Fair showcases innovative design from over 1,100 international brands. The following 15 products received the show's Interior Innovation Award, which celebrates the best in...

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.23.14

  23. Rising Above It All
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    Rising Above It All

    Set atop a 1908 warehouse in the Courtenay Precinct of Wellington, New Zealand, the three apartments by Architecture Workshop glow like lanterns at dusk, signaling a new day for this once-seedy...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Richard Powers
    01.17.09

  24. Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California
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    Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California

    Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of space for an extended family to relax.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: John Linden
    04.02.14

  25. An Afternoon with Michael Mundy
    A Great Idea

    An Afternoon with Michael Mundy

    Michael Mundy emailed me out of the blue a few weeks back. He wanted to shoot my apartment for a project he was working on called An Afternoon With. He'd seen pictures of my place via a mutual...

    10.14.10

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