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  1. The Wrong Impression
    Design 101

    The Wrong Impression

    Going for the hand touch isn’t exactly foolproof. An easy way to miss: embossed wall coverings. Lincrusta was originally invented in 1877 as a kind of textile-linoleum hybrid by linoleum...

    04.27.10

  2. 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

  3. Mid-Century Textile Design
    Product

    Mid-Century Textile Design

    Among the vintage interior design trends, the mid-century modern designs of the 1950s are holding fast. TV shows like “Mad Men” seem to have struck a chord with many yearning for the...

    written by: Joanna Crain
    03.12.11

  4. Chroma at the San Francisco Ballet
    Interviews

    Chroma at the San Francisco Ballet

    Last week I caught the stunning dance Chroma at the San Francisco Ballet. Choreographed by Wayne McGregor with a set designed by the famed British minimalist architect John Pawson, Chroma is...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.23.12

  5. Stainless Steel Coffee Pot by Nick Munro
    Product

    Stainless Steel Coffee Pot by Nick Munro

    Nick Munro is known for tempering his modern sensibility with classic design. Inspired by a 1930s bicycle pump found in a garage, this stainless steel pot is a chic way to serve coffee.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.02.12

  6. Mustache Wallpaper? Oh, Brother.
    Post

    Mustache Wallpaper? Oh, Brother.

    Alright, so I wasn’t too thrilled with the ironic mustache, but living in San Francisco’s Mission District I’ve learned to cope with it. Let the scruffy kids do what they want,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.04.08

  7. Touring India
    Travel Reports

    Touring India

    India is a country filled with rich colors and diverse patterns. Visual overload is precisely how many would describe the country. Even on a sleepy morning I could not pull my eye from the hues,...

    04.08.11

  8. Friday Finds 03.09.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 03.09.12

    For your Friday amusement, five finds from the staff of Dwell. Scroll down for more.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    03.09.12

  9. Inspired by the Miller House
    Product

    Inspired by the Miller House

    I just learned about this new series of products inspired by one of the country’s most iconic examples of mid-century Modernist residential architecture—the Miller House and Garden in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.14.11

  10. Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay
    Event Spotlight

    Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

    Opening March 18 at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, "Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay" will feature the work of Delaunay, a French painter and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.22.11

  11. To Do: Edible Estates Demonstration Garden
    Post

    To Do: Edible Estates Demonstration Garden

    Earlier this year Fritz Haeg embarked on the first public Edible Estates Garden at southern California's Descanso Gardens in an effort to showcase the benefits of planting an abundant edible garden...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.03.08

  12. Sneak Peek at LOT-EK's Pier 57
    House Tours

    Sneak Peek at LOT-EK's Pier 57

    If you're in New York City for ICFF this weekend, stop by the Diane Von Furstenberg shop in the Meatpacking District for a sneak peek at LOT-EK's cutting-edge design for the new Pier 57. As...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.13.11

  13. Mitchell Joachim's Foundational Buildings
    Three Buildings

    Mitchell Joachim's Foundational Buildings

    In this installment of Three Buildings, we put our standard question—which three buildings have changed the way you think about design—to Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE. Known for...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.30.12

  14. Brussels Sprouts
    City Guide

    Brussels Sprouts

    Brussels is a city of contradictions. Montgomery Square is a circle.

    photos by: Roy Zipstein
    02.26.09

  15. Groceries: Marketing Strategy
    --The Future of

    Groceries: Marketing Strategy

    In 1955, photographer Elliott Erwitt snapped a photo of a bereted Frenchman riding his bicycle down a tree-lined road with a child and a pair of baguettes strapped to the rear. It’s easy to...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.09.09

  16. Made in Mexico Design
    Product

    Made in Mexico Design

    Last week, the MoMA Design Store in New York launched the latest installment in its Destination: Design series. Available only through June, Destination: Mexico is a limited-availability product...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.08.12

  17. Built-In Style
    My House

    Built-In Style

    In Oakland, California, two designers transformed a 100-year-old barn into a (very) cozy home of their own by redefining the functionality of walls and windowsills.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    05.13.09

  18. The NoMad Hotel, New York
    Hotels

    The NoMad Hotel, New York

    One block away from the scene-making New York outpost of the Ace Hotel, in a district mostly known for its wholesale garment industry, is a Beaux Arts showstopper anchoring the corner of Broadway...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.12

  19. Q&A with Adam Kalkin
    Books

    Q&A with Adam Kalkin

    In the In the Modern World section of our June 2009 issue, I reviewed artist-architect Adam Kalkin’s new monograph, Quik Build: Adam Kalkin's ABC of Container Architecture. The book is a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.15.09

  20. Modern Monster Mash
    Latest

    Modern Monster Mash

    For the year's spookiest night, Dwell tracked down some scarily awesome products for a hip Halloween party. 

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.30.12

  21. Back to Nature
    Finishing Touch

    Back to Nature

    A one-of-a-kind house on a Japanese island blurs the indoor-outdoor divide.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Hiroshi Ueda
    04.04.12

  22. Coffee Break: San Francisco's Coffee Bar
    Food

    Coffee Break: San Francisco's Coffee Bar

    When you walk into the Financial District's newest third-wave coffee hot spot, Coffee Bar, it may seem like you're waiting under the arch of a proscenium rather than in line for a piping hot latte....

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Bruce Damonte
    01.11.12

  23. KBIS 2011: Part 2
    Travel Reports

    KBIS 2011: Part 2

    Our second update from the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center and the 2011 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show includes outdoor kitchens, hybrid gas-charcoal grills, and a $6,400 toilet that will...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.02.11

  24. Bruce Bolander on Kitchen Design
    Dwell on Design

    Bruce Bolander on Kitchen Design

    Architect Bruce Bolander designs houses with, generally, very awesome kitchens. He's not afraid of color, and likes to clad his clients' cabinets with laminate in bright and electric hues. "My...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.14.11

  25. 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

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