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  1. Palm Springs Modern: Wexler Steel Houses
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    Palm Springs Modern: Wexler Steel Houses

    Architect Donald Wexler was thinking prefab long before prefab was popular. One of Palm Springs's "big five" modernists—along with being William F. Cody, Albert Frey, William Krisel...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.19.09

  2. Palm Springs Modernism Week: The Cocktail Hour with Dwell
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    Palm Springs Modernism Week: The Cocktail Hour with Dwell

    Mid-century modernism is a way of life in Palm Springs, California, and the community continually celebrates the look, feel, and style of the era. So when the Paul Kaplan Group and Dwell invited...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    02.22.13

  3. Palm Springs, California
    City Guide

    Palm Springs, California

    In Palm Springs, California, “mid-century modern” connotes more than just Eames chairs and glass walls; it also hints at Hollywood Regency. From the 1920s through the 1970s, silver...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.24.09

  4. Pandora's Strong-Box
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    Pandora's Strong-Box

    It was only a matter of time before the sea-going shipping containers that have entranced the prefab architecture crowd made it to the world of consumer products. Sander Mulder, the young and less...

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.03.08

  5. Panel 2 at Arthur Ross
    Travel Reports

    Panel 2 at Arthur Ross

    Panel 2, Martin Beck's new exhibition at Columbia University's Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, revisits the 1970 International Design Conference in Aspen (IDCA) to ask how design might influence...

    written by: Ari Messer
    12.08.09

  6. Panel House
    Design 101

    Panel House

    Taking advantage of Southern California’s sunny skies, architect David Hertz ingrained 
passive solar features in almost every detail 
of the Panel House for client Thomas Ennis.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.02.09

  7. Panel Interview: America's Embassies
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    Panel Interview: America's Embassies

    Yesterday I posted a short interview I did with Philip Kennicott, culture critic with the Washington Post, after my embassy design panel "Designing Diplomacy" in Washington DC in May...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.10.09

  8. Panel: Cars Are Products Too
    Dwell on Design

    Panel: Cars Are Products Too

    Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers of mike and maaike, an experimental industrial design studio in San Francisco, gave a talk today at Dwell on Design on the possible direction of car design over...

    written by: Kristen Terry
    06.27.09

  9. Panel: Density in Los Angeles
    Dwell on Design

    Panel: Density in Los Angeles

    Despite what you might think about our infinite freeways, sprawling lawns and tract homes that march all the way to Vegas, Los Angeles actually has some pretty impressive developments that are...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.26.09

  10. Panel: Rise of the Mobile Eateries
    Dwell on Design

    Panel: Rise of the Mobile Eateries

    Who doesn't love a carne asada-serving taco truck or a smart trailer offering gourmet, local hot dogs? You'd be surprised. Despite the challenges in bringing quality food to the masses, these...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.26.09

  11. Paneling is Cool Again
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    Paneling is Cool Again

    Back in the bad old days of design, the unholy trinity of wall coverings were harvest gold paint, flocked wallpaper, and knotty-pine wood paneling.

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.01.08

  12. Pantone Announces 2013 Color of the Year: 17-5641 Emerald
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    Pantone Announces 2013 Color of the Year: 17-5641 Emerald

    In a 180-degree turn from 2012’s spunky Tangerine Tango, the Pantone Color Institute introduced Emerald as its color of 2013 “to promote balance and harmony.” Citing...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.07.12

  13. Paolo and Valentina Bertazzoni
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    Paolo and Valentina Bertazzoni

    This week, Italian kitchen appliance manufacturer Bertazzoni introduced its new line of built-in ovens designed for the U.S. market and unveiled its newest cooktops as well. We sat down with Paolo...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.11.11

  14. Paperfold Lamps
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    Paperfold Lamps

    Architects are notorious for being sticklers for detail. Often, and in the best cases, this leads to beautifully uncomplicated structures and well thought out product design.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.17.09

  15. Paperpunk
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    Paperpunk

    At Dwell we take our paper very seriously and have a certain affinity for interaction with the tangible world so when we discovered Grace Hawthorne's Paperpunk, well, it was just a match made in...

    02.19.13

  16. Paris Versus New York
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    Paris Versus New York

    It's rare that a series of visual puns has much of a shelf life, but Paris Versus New York, a punchy book of illustrations comparing and contrasting the two cities from Vahram Muratyan merits...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.06.12

  17. Parisian Concept Store: The Broken Arm
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    Parisian Concept Store: The Broken Arm

    Situated on Rue Perrée in the historic district of Le Marais lies the newly opened concept store, The Broken Arm.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.13.13

  18. Park Life, San Francisco
    Travel Reports

    Park Life, San Francisco

    I was in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood a few days ago, and stopped by one of my favorite shops: Park Life, a cool and highly unconventional gallery and shop. It opened in 2006, the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  19. Park Street Renovation
    House Tours

    Park Street Renovation

    The renovation of Katie and John Eller's Park Street Residence in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco began with a referral from a friend: "She said, 'I want your architect and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.27.09

  20. Park(ing) Day Website
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    Park(ing) Day Website

    ReBar is a San Francisco based architectural activists who create work "situated in the domains of environmental installation, urbanism and absurdity." They're perhaps best known as the...

    05.01.09

  21. Parking Day
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    Parking Day

    After lunch today I ambled down to Spur (San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association) to see how they, and the Great Street Initiative, were celebrating Parking Day.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.09

  22. Parksite Residence, Rotterdam
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    Parksite Residence, Rotterdam

    A former ambulance garage may seem like an unusual option for a home, but in the hands of innovative Rotterdam design office Doepel Strijkers it proved to be an inspired choice. The strongest point...

    written by: Jane Szita
    02.16.12

  23. Parrish Art Museum by Herzog & de Meuron
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    Parrish Art Museum by Herzog & de Meuron

    Herzog & de Meuron design a new home for the Parrish Art Museum, providing an excuse to visit the Hamptons in the off-season.

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    09.29.12

  24. Parsing Levi's Plaza
    Travel Reports

    Parsing Levi's Plaza

    I had lunch yesterday with Charles Birnbaum, president and founder of the Cultural Landscape Foundation. Our chat, over a terrific salmon BLT at the Fog City Diner, ranged from Garret...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.30.10

  25. Parsing Paris
    City Guide

    Parsing Paris

    Critics call Paris a "living museum." If so, designer Erwan Bouroullec curates a must-see list from a compelling collection.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.26.09

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