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  1. Narrow Modernist Three-Story Home in Toronto
    House Tours

    Narrow Modernist Three-Story Home in Toronto

    Facing tight building codes and an even tighter space, Karen White and David MacNaughtan needed an architect who could turn lemons into lemonade. Donald Chong devised a refreshing solution.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    12.01.09

  2. Tokyo Blues
    Post

    Tokyo Blues

    Cities are a favorite subject for photographers, filled as they are with visual stimuli and primed for artistic criticism. A new series of images by Nurri Kim takes as its target the city of Tokyo,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.01.09

  3. Design Miami 2009
    Travel Reports

    Design Miami 2009

    Dwell's intrepid editor and man about town, Aaron Britt, reports on the sights and scene this week at Design Miami in Miami Beach, Florida.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.01.09

  4. Recycling the Unrecyclable
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    Recycling the Unrecyclable

    It is nearly impossible to talk about materials today without invoking a full-fledged powwow about life cycle analysis, carbon footprints, and potential upcycling. Especially in the building...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.30.09

  5. Spore: Italian Glass Meets LED
    Product

    Spore: Italian Glass Meets LED

    In one of Italy's oldest glass-blowing regions, Murano, the lighting company FDV Collection (a Leucos USA brand) has partnered with Italian architect Massimo Iosa Ghini to unite cutting-edge...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.28.09

  6. Friday Finds 11.30.2009
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 11.30.2009

    The editors share lots of visual inspiration this week, from contemporary Polish poster galleries to a 1970s video flashback courtesy of Sesame Street and Philip Glass.

    11.27.09

  7. This Weekend: 11.26-11.29
    Week in Review

    This Weekend: 11.26-11.29

    Whereas last weekend was one of openings, this weekend is one for catching shows before they close.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.27.09

  8. Jonathan Adler's Whales
    Product

    Jonathan Adler's Whales

    Though I've become quite fond of them, I don't quite know what to make of Jonathan Adler's pair of tabletop cetaceans. A butter dish and a pitcher, are they meant as a wry reminder of what a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.26.09

  9. The Future of Driving
    --The Future of

    The Future of Driving

    San Francisco–based industrial designers Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers sit down with Dwell's Editor-in-Chief, Sam Grawe, to talk about their thoughts on the future of transportation.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    11.25.09

  10. Kilo Design + BIG + Skibsted Ideation
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    Kilo Design + BIG + Skibsted Ideation

    Exciting news in the design world: Danish powerhouse designer firms Kilo Design (headed by Lars Holme Larsen), BIG (led by Bjarke Ingels), and Skibsted Ideation (founded by Jens artin Skibsted)...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.25.09

  11. Ed Mazria
    Interviews

    Ed Mazria

    "This isn’t a question of cost: It’s a question of design. Design is how you solve the climate-change problem."  

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    11.24.09

  12. Life in Space: Email from the ISS
    Interviews

    Life in Space: Email from the ISS

    For our December/January 2010 The Future issue, we asked science fiction writer Bruce Sterling to pen a piece describing The Future of Space Living. In addition to taking us on a step-by-step tour...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.24.09

  13. Inhabitat Interviews Gavin Newsom
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    Inhabitat Interviews Gavin Newsom

    This fall, Inhabitat ran a series of interviews with leaders in sustainable design and urban planning. The last in the series was a lengthy chat with Gavin Newsom, the mayor of San Francisco. The...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.24.09

  14. Space Living: Astro Home
    --The Future of

    Space Living: Astro Home

    You’ve known you were destined to dwell in outer space ever since you first saw The Jetsons. So, how do you do that? Your new home will be the International Space Station (ISS), the only...

    written by: Bruce Sterling
    11.24.09

  15. And the Parkitecture Winner Is...
    Post

    And the Parkitecture Winner Is...

    After much discussion around the Dwell headquarters, it's finally time to announce the winner of the Parkitecture Design Competition!

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    11.23.09

  16. Architect Barbara Bestor
    Three Buildings

    Architect Barbara Bestor

    The latest in our Three Buildings series is an architect we've admired for some time: Barbara Bestor. Keep an eye out for a Bestor–designed house in the My House section of our February 2010...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.23.09

  17. Unpacking My Library
    Books

    Unpacking My Library

    I just got a wonderful new book in the mail today concerning famous archtiects and their personal collections of books. Unpacking My Library: Architects and their Books is due out from Yale...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.23.09

  18. Field Notes Winter Colors Series
    Product

    Field Notes Winter Colors Series

    I've had my eye on the handsome little notebooks from Field Notes--a collaboration between Portland, Oregon's Draplin Design Company and Chicago's Coudal Partners--for some time now. Call them the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.20.09

  19. At the Verge of Collapse
    Travel Reports

    At the Verge of Collapse

    Artist Tobias Putrih gave a gallery talk at the List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts last week, shedding light on the ideas behind his latest exhibition, Without Out.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.20.09

  20. This Weekend: 11.19-11.22
    Week in Review

    This Weekend: 11.19-11.22

    This week we're highlighting a slew of show openings around the world and in the United States focusing on big-name designers and big-name ideas.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.20.09

  21. Nicolas Henchoz and EPFL + ECAL Lab
    Interviews

    Nicolas Henchoz and EPFL + ECAL Lab

    Picked as one of our favorite international design schools in the December/January 2010 issue, EPFL + ECAL Lab in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a new program that marries the design know-how of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.19.09

  22. POWERleap: Energy on the Floor
    Post

    POWERleap: Energy on the Floor

    Over the years the blogosphere has seen a number of stories about generating power from the vibration of people's feet on a train platform, stairs, bridges and even—in perhaps the most...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.19.09

  23. Stair Lust
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    Stair Lust

    Somehow stairs have become the object of "design porn" of late, and while it seems as likely that lamps or sofas or kitchen cabinetry could feature in lusty internet photos, stairs prove...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.18.09

  24. Color-Changing Roof Tiles
    Product

    Color-Changing Roof Tiles

    Living in a temperate climate, and deciding between a dark roof and a white roof? Trying to calculate if your summertime benefit with a light roof will outweigh the potential wintertime losses? We...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.17.09

  25. Luxury: Evaluating Values
    --The Future of

    Luxury: Evaluating Values

    Luxury, a term that once conjured images from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, is now just as often used to aggrandize personal organizers, iPod cases, and websites. So we turned to Augustin...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.09

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