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  1. Swedish Treehouse Fantasy
    Hotels

    Swedish Treehouse Fantasy

    I have a soft spot for tree houses, having built one with my dad at age 11. To me they represent the ultimate coming together of domesticity and nature; a way to feel sheltered and safe but still...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.10.10

  2. Michigan or Bust
    Travel Reports

    Michigan or Bust

    I'm quite happy to report that I'm off for Michigan for the first time in all my days on Wednesday. Online editor Amanda Dameron and I are off to film the third and final installment of our color...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.09.10

  3. Double Time: Bungalow Redux
    House Tours

    Double Time: Bungalow Redux

    Upon the birth of their first child, artist Stas Orlovski and food stylist Alise Arato felt that their 700-square-foot 1930s bungalow in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles was too small to...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.09.10

  4. The 2010 California Design Biennial
    Interviews

    The 2010 California Design Biennial

    Currently on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art is the 2010 California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction, an exhibition that highlights some the most significant and innovative designs...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.09.10

  5. D House Kitchen Renovation
    Food

    D House Kitchen Renovation

    In 2009, just as architectural designer Chris Greenawalt and his wife, Danielle, completed remodeling their Seattle home, Danielle received word that she was heading to Boston for her job as a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.09.10

  6. Introducing Dwell Kitchen
    Food

    Introducing Dwell Kitchen

    The kitchen is the heart of the home and starting today, we're giving these hearty rooms their own home at dwell.com. We're excited to introduce Dwell Kitchen, a new food-focused section of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.07.10

  7. Parsing Perec
    Books

    Parsing Perec

    A few months back I received a pair of new books from the small Wakefield Press in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and have come to like them both very much. The first, a translation of Balzac's Treatise...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.06.10

  8. Friday Finds 8.6.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 8.6.2010

    Pick your poison: historical photographs rendered in glorious color? Conceptual playground design? Websites devoted to compiling urban planning data? How about time lines amassed...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    08.06.10

  9. Oslo, Norway
    City Guide

    Oslo, Norway

    A sleepy capital perched by the sea, Oslo is in the midst of an architectural surge. The old port and the new opera house are just two examples of why Norway’s capital is pointing the way...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    08.05.10

  10. Hobby House
    Finishing Touch

    Hobby House

    Retirement often offers couples more time together, but when René Menten and Mikey Bienkens left the working world, they built a house that emphasized their individual activities. The...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    08.05.10

  11. Cardboard Workshop
    Travel Reports

    Cardboard Workshop

    A celebration of all things impromptu and participatory, Kawamata's Cardboard Workshop at the Centre Pompidou in Paris has seen many different rebirths over the past few months. Over the weekend,...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.04.10

  12. Fine Dine-ing
    My House

    Fine Dine-ing

    Interior and furniture designer Nick Dine—son of pop artist Jim Dine—has a love-hate relationship with his 2,000-square-foot Hudson Square condo loft. A long rectangle, it was born a...

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Jeremy Liebman
    08.03.10

  13. Dreamlands
    Event Spotlight

    Dreamlands

    There are moments now and then that the architecture of our imaginations becomes the architecture of an actual place. Amusement parks can bring Hogwarts castle and the lands of Pirates of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.03.10

  14. Flemish Farmhouse Kitchen
    Finishing Touch

    Flemish Farmhouse Kitchen

    For this farmhouse in the Flemish town of Outgaarden, the Belgian architects 51N4E were charged with designing a new kitchen and adjacent storage space. They decided to split their allotted budget...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.02.10

  15. Kickstart Some Design
    Post

    Kickstart Some Design

    If you've ever complained about the dearth of good design in our world, but as you're not a designer yourself felt like you could opt out of the heavy lifting, your days are numbered. Kickstarter...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.02.10

  16. Smaller in Texas
    House Tours

    Smaller in Texas

    Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping container into a playhouse, a garden retreat and a guesthouse for...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Chris Cooper
    08.02.10

  17. Industry Gallery: Getting to Now
    Event Spotlight

    Industry Gallery: Getting to Now

    Industry Gallery in Washington DC is the only gallery dedicated to 21st-century design in the US, and they've got a new show up right now that's of some interest. Getting to Now: Pathways to 21st...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.30.10

  18. Z for Two
    Green

    Z for Two

    In Portland, Oregon, two adjoining six-story homes on a formerly run-down urban lot add to the neighborhood’s density and its green cred.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Shawn Records
    07.30.10

  19. Friday Finds 7.30.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.30.2010

    Care for a glimpse of what's saved in our browser histories? Scroll down to check out our favorite links, videos, and photo galleries, all garnered from a week's worth of clicking.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.30.10

  20. The View From Phoenix
    Travel Reports

    The View From Phoenix

    Earlier this week, I spent two days in Phoenix, reporting a story for Dwell's upcoming December/January issue. My second afternoon, local architects Cy Keener and Jay Atherton offered to take me on...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.30.10

  21. Events this Weekend: 7.29-8.1
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.29-8.1

    This week brings fresh designs ideas from Bay Area students—including how to reuse the Bay Bridge once it goes out of service in 2013—as well as 25 years of Pixar animations, the first...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.29.10

  22. Salaam Mumbai
    House Tours

    Salaam Mumbai

    Seeking to harmoniously integrate a modern aesthetic into the varied architectural vernaculars of Mumbai, India, the Brooklyn-based firm Khanna Schultz (made up of the wife-and-husband team of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Edmund Sumner
    07.28.10

  23. Striking Angular Cottage in Connecticut
    House Tours

    Striking Angular Cottage in Connecticut

    What happens when the guest house becomes home? Retired couple Suzanne and Brooks Kelley found out when a pair of brainy New Haven architects breathed new architectural life into the property they...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    07.28.10

  24. John Madin: Birmingham Mod

    John Madin: Birmingham Mod

    Continuing in the vein of highlighting the modern design of yesteryear in the north of England, here is a BBC documentary from 1965 focused on the leading modernist of Birmingham, John Madin....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.28.10

  25. 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

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