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  1. Faces of Freedom
    Dwell on Design

    Faces of Freedom

    South Asia is a region known for producing beautiful handmade rugs which are sold all over the world. What many people don't know or consider when admiring these exquisite pieces is that most of...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.07.09

  2. Geigy's Stellar Graphic Design
    Travel Reports

    Geigy's Stellar Graphic Design

    I alluded to it in an earlier post, but one of the highlights of my first day in Zurich was a tour through the exhibit Good Design, Good Business- Swiss Graphic Design and Advertising by Geigy...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.07.09

  3. Argington at BKLYN Designs
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    Argington at BKLYN Designs

    Having children often inspires and motivates people to make changes in their lives or execute projects that have long been brewing. When Jenny Argie and Andrew Thornton learned that they were...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.06.09

  4. Mike Andrews Reviews 5 iPod Docks
    Product Reviews

    Mike Andrews Reviews 5 iPod Docks

    Listening to your favorite music—–from that “Blame It on the Rain” cassingle to an 8-track of Tusk—–used to be a pretty straightforward task.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Laurie Frankel
    05.06.09

  5. Dwell Conversations in DC Tonight!
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    Dwell Conversations in DC Tonight!

    Tonight I’ll be hosting the next Dwell Conversation, Designing Diplomacy, a panel discussion on the intersection of design and diplomacy at the Finnish Embassy in Washington DC. As easily one...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.06.09

  6. Houston, Texas
    City Guide

    Houston, Texas

    Texas is known for propagating a "bigger is better" attitude. But even in Houston—the state’s oil and energy epicenter— residents are starting to understand the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.06.09

  7. Yale's Architectural Growth
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    Yale's Architectural Growth

    With important architectural contributions by Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph, Eero Saarinen, Gordon Bunshaft, Phillip Johnson, and many other noteworthy architects, Yale University is no stranger to...

    05.05.09

  8. Q&A with Autograph Creative Directors
    Interviews

    Q&A with Autograph Creative Directors

    Donerik Dela Cruz and Aaron Pou describe their business as a “design start-up in challenging times,” but since launching Autograph, a brand consulting, art direction, and graphic design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.05.09

  9. Touring Switzerland: Final Day
    Travel Reports

    Touring Switzerland: Final Day

    Waking up, despite the early hour, was a joy in sunny Lausanne. Finally, after days of rain, I could look onto spectacular Lake Geneva as I hurried through my breakfast. We were up and out in the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.05.09

  10. Dwell Evaluates 5 Home Espresso Machines
    Product Reviews

    Dwell Evaluates 5 Home Espresso Machines

    Bitter black brew got you down? Lackluster crema floating in your cup? With the assistance of an espresso expert, Dwell evaluates five home espresso machines that will help you tamp, pull, and...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    05.04.09

  11. Apples from Asphalt
    Outdoor

    Apples from Asphalt

    Mobile City Farmstead is bringing a little bit of the heartland into the big city, one vacant lot at a time.

    05.04.09

  12. The New Suburbanism
    House Tours

    The New Suburbanism

    When an urban expat couple decided to build the suburban house they wanted rather than the one their neighbors expected, they ended up with a spare but airy jewel box and no wooden shingles.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.04.09

  13. Standout in a Crowd
    House Tours

    Standout in a Crowd

    In architecturally conservative San Francisco, this house built on a 20-foot-wide lot proves that modern design can fit—literally and figuratively—in any neighborhood.

    written by: Amos Klausner
    photos by: Todd Hido
    05.04.09

  14. Caving in Wine Country
    Post

    Caving in Wine Country

    While stem heights and glass colors change with the whims of culinary fashion, the shape of a wine glass has remained essentially the same for several centuries. One could argue it's a design that...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.04.09

  15. One Room Fits All
    House Tours

    One Room Fits All

    New Yorkers often work, eat, sleep, and entertain in a single room. But for Milan Hughston, a renovation turned that predicament into a pleasure.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Grant Delin
    05.04.09

  16. Design for the Public
    Profiles

    Design for the Public

    Public Architecture forges ahead into uncharted territory, and creates a model for fitting pro bono work into the daily practice of every firm.  

    written by: Ann Wilson
    photos by: Emily Nathan
    05.04.09

  17. The Lowest Utility Bill on the Block
    Green

    The Lowest Utility Bill on the Block

    Hybridization is hit or miss (i.e., the jackalope). But this Houston home combines two housing types to create a conscientious alternative.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    05.04.09

  18. Lath House Doghouse
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    Lath House Doghouse

    I was recently in Palm Springs, California, to help judge doghouse designs for BARKitecture CHIQue 2009, a pet-sized architecture competition and auction to benefit Gilda’s Club Desert Cities...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.09

  19. Marek Gut Commode
    Product of the Day

    Marek Gut Commode

    Though we already ran our weekly round-up of finds from the Web, I couldn't help spotlighting this retrofuturistic piece of furniture by Polish designer Marek Gut. The so-called Commode (we'd...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.01.09

  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. On a Rock in a Hard Place
    House Tours

    On a Rock in a Hard Place

    In an unlikely mountaintop locale, Anderson Anderson Architecture crafted a home out of a complex composition of off-the-shelf components, paving new paths for the prefabricated construction industry.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: John Clark
    05.01.09

  22. Friday Finds 5.1.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 5.1.09

    It's hard to believe it's May already—the months are flying by. This week at Dwell we've been pulling together our September 2009 "Apartments" issue and looking ahead to later fall...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.01.09

  23. How to Play FlatPak
    House Tours

    How to Play FlatPak

    Intelligent, appealing, and affordable, Charlie Lazor’s user-friendly FlatPak just might be the project that revolutionizes the prefab industry.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Chad Holder
    05.01.09

  24. Tait Modern
    Green

    Tait Modern

    When building a second home, most people don’t consider traveling farther than upstate. But the Taits built theirs 30 hours away on the coast of Tasmania.

    written by: Catherine Franklin
    photos by: Peter Hyatt
    04.30.09

  25. Castles Made of Sand
    Profiles

    Castles Made of Sand

    Iranian architect Nader Kahlili fashions affordable, easily assembled housing out of sandbags and concrete for a surprsingly striking result.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    04.30.09

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