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  1. Live from London: Zoe Murphy
    Travel Reports

    Live from London: Zoe Murphy

    Pieces from furniture and textile designer Zoe Murphy were among of the standouts during our weekend tour of Tent London, an amalgamation of art, architecture and design on display at the Truman...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.28.09

  2. Kirei Instead of Wood?
    Product of the Day

    Kirei Instead of Wood?

    Among the ever-expanding sea of wood alternatives, Kirei -- the Japanese character signifying 'beautiful' or 'clean' -- makes some unique materials that can replace your typical (and potentially ...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.28.09

  3. The Norsk Face
    Shops

    The Norsk Face

    Marianne Lien and Lasse Altern Halvorsen opened Pur Norsk in Oslo in 2006 to seek out and promote the finest in Norweigan design. Can Pur Dansk be far behind? 

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.28.09

  4. Elevator by Darrin Umboh
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    Elevator by Darrin Umboh

    Tired of gliding between floors in bland metal boxes, Dutch artist Darrin Umboh designed an elevator interior for Antwerp-based advertising company DuboisMeetsFugger that's anything but boring.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    09.27.09

  5. Live from London: Everyday Objects
    Travel Reports

    Live from London: Everyday Objects

    You can have your pick of a wide assortment of couches, chairs and tables at the 100% Design trade fair at Earl's Court in London, but some of the objects that made the biggest impression were the...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.26.09

  6. Best of SF 20 Modernism Show
    Travel Reports

    Best of SF 20 Modernism Show

    This weekend's SF20 Modernism Show and Sale opened to the public this morning at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center. Dwell editors Aaron Britt and Sarah Rich took a spin around the floor and found...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.25.09

  7. Live from London: Non-Stop Pop-Up
    Travel Reports

    Live from London: Non-Stop Pop-Up

    I'm not sure whether “pop-up” is just a buzz word or a new trend, but the "pop-up" label has been slapped on sorts of events and venues across the British capital during...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.25.09

  8. Friday Finds 9.25.09
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    Friday Finds 9.25.09

    Looking for some online inspiration? Take a look-see at our Friday special—favorite links of the week, delivered to you by various members of the Dwell staff. Happy weekend, everyone.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.25.09

  9. Architect Peter Cohen's Floor Plans
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    Architect Peter Cohen's Floor Plans

    In addition to the wonderful letters architect Peter Cohen sent to Editor Aaron Britt while he was working on a feature story on his home, Maison Amtrak, he also sent in drawings of the four other...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.24.09

  10. The Airstream Life
    House Tours

    The Airstream Life

    First came the idea. Then came the late nights of Craigslist searching. And then it happened quickly: a trip to a derelict horse ranch in the Salinas Valley, an exchange of cash in an old barn, and...

    photos by: Mark Compton
    09.24.09

  11. Modern Love
    Design 101

    Modern Love

    Single mod-loving gal seeks North Jersey split-level for a match made in Hoboken.

    written by: Dave Weinstein
    09.23.09

  12. An Introduction to Modern Real Estate
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Modern Real Estate

    Though the market has rarely looked worse, our primer on the past, present, and future of modern real estate gives you the inside track on why modern homes are always a good investment.

    written by: Dave Weinstein
    09.23.09

  13. That's So 04
    Design 101

    That's So 04

    When it comes to creating a sense of community, cozying up to your neighbor proves that density rules.

    written by: Dave Weinstein
    09.23.09

  14. Lowering the Bar
    Design 101

    Lowering the Bar

    A modernist facade can't keep some developments from suffering from that very American malady: sprawl.

    written by: Dave Weinstein
    09.23.09

  15. Live from London: Brompton District
    Travel Reports

    Live from London: Brompton District

    While the main venue hosting the 100% Design trade fair is at Earl's Court in West London, more than 200 events and exhibitions are scattered across the British capital during the nine-day London...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.23.09

  16. Mid-City Modern
    House Tours

    Mid-City Modern

    In the heart of Atlanta, Shawn Moseley worked closely with designer Scott Ball to design and build his new house not ten minutes from downtown.

    written by: Donovan Finn
    photos by: Mark Steinmetz
    09.23.09

  17. Live from London: Max Lamb
    Travel Reports

    Live from London: Max Lamb

    From commentary in The Incidental (a community-generated newsletter and website tracking the design buzz this week in the British capital) to a curated show of his father's pottery collection,...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.23.09

  18. Reading Ada Louise Huxtable
    Books

    Reading Ada Louise Huxtable

    I picked up this copy of Kicked a Building Lately? by the onetime New York Times architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable while on vacation this summer. The used bookstores of small-town Maine...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.23.09

  19. Live from London: Lifestylebazaar
    Travel Reports

    Live from London: Lifestylebazaar

    I was thrilled to discover that East London is chock full of design do-gooders. The second stop of my tour of the Shoreditch design district was Lifestylebazaar, a home furnishing boutique filled...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.22.09

  20. Live From London: Tea with Ella Doran
    Travel Reports

    Live From London: Tea with Ella Doran

    We celebrated the start of London Design Festival with tea and itty bitty cupcakes at British textile and surface designer Ella Doran's shop in East London. She is hosting There's No Place Like...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.22.09

  21. "I Live in an Alvar Aalto"
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    "I Live in an Alvar Aalto"

    Thrusting its sinuous brick curves towards the Charles River, Baker House is one of only two Alvar Aalto works on this side of the Atlantic. As school gets underway, 300 students every year at MIT...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.22.09

  22. Noe Valley Renovation
    House Tours

    Noe Valley Renovation

    It's rare that in a resident-architect collaboration, the resident picks the more dramatic design scheme than the architect. But the homeowners of this recently renovated San Francisco Victorian,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Sharon Risedorph
    09.22.09

  23. Yellow Owl Cityscape Stamps
    Product of the Day

    Yellow Owl Cityscape Stamps

    I wandered into the Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco this weekend and was pleased to discover this rather winsome little set of stamps from Yellow Owl Workshop. I'm not usually a fan of this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.21.09

  24. Inside Dwell
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    Inside Dwell

    We mean it—we really want to know what you think of Dwell. Every so often we ask for volunteers to join Inside Dwell, a panel consisting of community and audience members that contribute...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.21.09

  25. Diamond in the Rough (and Ready)
    My House

    Diamond in the Rough (and Ready)

    Architect Ken Meffan's ten-years-in-the-making home is in the tiny Northern California town of Rough and Ready—a term that might as aptly refer to the house itself.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Todd Hido
    09.21.09

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