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  1. The Brick Weave House in Chicago
    House Tours

    The Brick Weave House in Chicago

    Born as a horse stable, the Brick Weave House in Chicago is all about transportation and transparency. A clever renovation has made it the most compelling architecture on the block and home to a...

    written by: Blair Kamin
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    08.31.09

  2. Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle
    Event Spotlight

    Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle

    At Dwell, we love a nice bike just as much as (and sometimes more than) we adore a Bertoia chair or Bouroullec backrest—and rightly so since a well-crafted bicycle is just as much a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.18.10

  3. Garden Pavilion, Seattle
    House Tours

    Garden Pavilion, Seattle

    When the Zimmerman family settled in Seattle, Washington, in the late 1990s they bought a 1,100-square-foot Craftsman built in the 1920s. Fast-forward to today. Not wanting to leave their beloved...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.15.12

  4. Friday Finds 1.28.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 1.28.11

    In this last Friday Finds for the month of January, we bring you a handful of the photographs, films, and other aspects of visual culture that captivated us this week.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.28.11

  5. California Academy of Sciences Preview
    House Tours

    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

  6. How to Pitch: Advice from Design Editors
    Dwell on Design

    How to Pitch: Advice from Design Editors

    Okay, so you've completed your brilliant home renovation. Now how to pitch your work to the publications? Our Design and the Media panel at Dwell on Design presented four editors from very...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.26.09

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Michael Van Valkenburgh on the Future of Landscape Design
    --The Future of

    Michael Van Valkenburgh on the Future of Landscape Design

    Though large projects often garner the greatest attention, Michael Van Valkenburgh agrees that residential projects are also worthwhile:

    03.23.09

  10. Why You Should Send a Thank You Card
    Interviews

    Why You Should Send a Thank You Card

    In the story "To the Letter" in our September 2012 issue, we visited Chandra Greer at Greer, her Chicago shop dedicated to all things paper. A purveyor of stationery, pens, pencils,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Nathan Kirkman
    09.07.12

  11. 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

  12. A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home
    Green

    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. When We Talk About Good Design
    Essay

    When We Talk About Good Design

    Many architects and designers, when talked down from the theoretical towers of “sculptural forms” and “floating volumes” and made to speak of their craft in humbler terms,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.05.10

  14. Fresh Threads
    Product

    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. Living in a Polish Water Tower
    House Tours

    Living in a Polish Water Tower

    I received an unexpected postcard from the petite Polish town of Dąbrówno last week, sent by my friend Tim who was backpacking through Europe. He mentioned that he was shacking up in a...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.27.10

  16. 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

  17. Brand-New Secondhand
    Green

    Brand-New Secondhand

    Fifteen minutes from downtown Seattle, architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo transformed the neighborhood dump—a lot that had been vacant for 30 years—into their dream home.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Philip Newton
    11.04.09

  18. 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

  19. Friday Finds 10.28.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.28.11

    It's Halloween weekend and we here at the Dwell office are excited for the next few days of revelry spent in costume. Before the holiday sugar crash sets in, have a look at our favorite things from...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.28.11

  20. Rising Above It All
    House Tours

    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

  21. 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

  22. Slag Solution
    Design 101

    Slag Solution

    Enter Serious Materials and its EcoRock drywall. EcoRock is not all-natural drywall—–that would be called “wood”—–but it is an attempt to do away with wasteful...

    03.26.10

  23. Light Box
    My House

    Light Box

    For Tad Beck, making a home out of a stolid, windowless warehouse meant opening it up from the inside out.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.15.09

  24. 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

  25. Friday Finds 02.17.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 02.17.12

    Well, folks, it's time for yet another installment of Friday Finds. Scroll down for a look at Kate Bush, one of our favorite pieces from Stockholm Design Week, a stop motion vid, and much more. And...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.17.12

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