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  1. Luyanda Mpahlwa
    Profiles

    Luyanda Mpahlwa

    In Mitchell’s Plain township in Cape Town, South Africa, living conditions are harsh. The congested urban landscape pushes kids into the streets to play. Poverty forces reliance on found...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    10.12.09

  2. Adam Silverman of Heath Ceramics
    Interviews

    Adam Silverman of Heath Ceramics

    The artist and potter, and now Studio Director at Heath Ceramics in Los Angeles, talks with Dwell about his work and inspiration, as well as the personal odyssey that took him from architecture to...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.12.09

  3. Melbourne, Australia: Day Two
    Travel Reports

    Melbourne, Australia: Day Two

    Editor Aaron Britt keeps the home fires stoked with tales and photographs from his architectural tour of Melbourne, Australia.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.11.09

  4. Melbourne, Australia: Day One
    Travel Reports

    Melbourne, Australia: Day One

    After untold hours in the air, and an unexpected 4AM stop in New Caladonia, I finally arrived in Melbourne, Australia, to commence my architectural tour.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.10.09

  5. The DiFrancesco/Koshkarian Bedroom
    --Make It Yours

    The DiFrancesco/Koshkarian Bedroom

    San Francisco residents Lisa Koshkarian and Tom DiFrancesco worked with architect Neal Schwartz to create an airy third-floor addition to hold their master bedroom.

    10.09.09

  6. Gaffney House Dining Room
    --Make It Yours

    Gaffney House Dining Room

    For their weekend home in Sharon, Connecticut, architect Lynn Gaffney and her husband, Bill Backus, filled their natural wood "shack" with eBay finds and classic modern design pieces.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    10.09.09

  7. The Hill Bathroom
    --Make It Yours

    The Hill Bathroom

    When designer Barbara Hill decided to renovate her 1960s condo in Houston, Texas, she stripped the bathroom down to its bare bones and saw beauty in the blemishes.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    10.09.09

  8. Playshapes by millergoodman
    Product of the Day

    Playshapes by millergoodman

    Last week, Assistant Editor Jordan Kushins brought you millergoodman's Shapemaker wooden block set.

    written by: Charlotte West
    10.09.09

  9. New Grass Roots
    Houses We Love

    New Grass Roots

    When they want to escape the mayhem of city life in Chicago, Diane Pascal and Thomas Richie retreat to their low-profile getaway in Hennepin, Illinois, a town where agriculture and ecology are...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.09.09

  10. Friday Finds 10.9.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.9.09

    Interweb inspiration arrived onscreen for the Dwell staff in various forms this week, from adorable animal-shaped cutting boards to an artfully eclectic wine-tasting room in Napa, California.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    10.09.09

  11. How to Throw a Design Conference
    Interviews

    How to Throw a Design Conference

    When I was at A Better World By Design this past weekend, I was blown away by the fact that it was organized by not a a league of design professionals, but a group of nine college students. To find...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.09.09

  12. Events this Weekend: 10.8-10.11
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 10.8-10.11

    Welcome to the second installment of Out and About, our weekly round-up of art and architecture events and exhibitions around the country and globe.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.08.09

  13. From Italy: Urquiola for Mutina
    Travel Reports

    From Italy: Urquiola for Mutina

    On day two at Cersaie—a very warm, sunny day in Bologna—the booth of tile manufacturer Mutina hummed with excitement over a visit from design celeb Patricia Urquiola (whose work is...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.08.09

  14. Domestic Ribbon
    House Tours

    Domestic Ribbon

    Armed with a masters in architecture from Columbia University and only 3 years in the field, architectural designer Alan Y. L. Chan renovated a wreck of an apartment in an early 1900s building on...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.08.09

  15. Net Zero x Twenty = Solar Decathlon
    Post

    Net Zero x Twenty = Solar Decathlon

    It’s the site where wars are protested, dreams declared, and millions still march, but on October 9 the National Mall in Washington, DC, will host a new revolution.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.07.09

  16. From Italy: Recycled Tile Wallpaper
    Travel Reports

    From Italy: Recycled Tile Wallpaper

    Our first stop on day one of our week of tile-mania at Cersaie was at the booth of tile manufacturer Trend, an Italian company that makes enamel, quartz, granite and glass tile. Their space was...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.06.09

  17. Better x Design: Emeka Okafor
    Profiles

    Better x Design: Emeka Okafor

    "Makers with Ph.Ds stood next to makers from the side of the road - it is not about who you are or where you come from, but what you have done." At A Better World By Design, a three-day...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.06.09

  18. Reports from Italy: Trends in Tile
    Travel Reports

    Reports from Italy: Trends in Tile

    I spent last week at Cersaie, the annual trade show held each year in Bologna, Italy, featuring the latest in ceramic tiles and bath fixtures. When my hosts told me ahead of time to pack...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.05.09

  19. Farmhouse Redux
    House Tours

    Farmhouse Redux

    Two years ago architect Chad Everhart came across an old farmhouse near Boone, North Carolina. He could tell it dated back to the Great Depression by the 1930s-era cardboard—once used as...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.05.09

  20. Charlie Cannon and Innovation Studio
    Interviews

    Charlie Cannon and Innovation Studio

    Charlie Cannon is the energetic founder and teacher of RISD's award-winning Innovation Studio. An interdisciplinary class in its eleventh year, the studio invites industrial design, landscape...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.05.09

  21. Better x Design: Teddy Cruz
    Travel Reports

    Better x Design: Teddy Cruz

    Providence is all abuzz with "A Better World By Design" this weekend, a three-day conference thrown by students at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently in...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.04.09

  22. Bike Rack by Studio Tractor
    Product of the Day

    Bike Rack by Studio Tractor

    I got a note from Mike Tower of Studio Tractor Architecture the other day showing off his firm's collaboration with metalworker Peter Kirkiles, a cotter pin-inspired bike rack built in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.04.09

  23. Before You Renovate
    Design 101

    Before You Renovate

    Finding the perfect home sometimes means creating it. Renovation can require as much effort in the planning as in the execution so you’ll need some patience—and you should arm yourself...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    10.03.09

  24. Joel Turkel on the Future of Prefab
    --The Future of

    Joel Turkel on the Future of Prefab

    The future of prefab is an increasingly nonarchitectural problem.

    written by: Joel Turkel
    10.03.09

  25. Michael Kubo at Boston's Pinkcomma
    Interviews

    Michael Kubo at Boston's Pinkcomma

    Hidden underground in an industrial warehouse in the South End, the pinkcomma gallery carves an alternative space in Boston's conventionally conservative design circle. I attended their latest...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.02.09

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