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  1. A Memphis Landmark Finds New Rhythm
    Renovation

    A Memphis Landmark Finds New Rhythm

    The storied residence of blues musician John Len Chatman—aka Memphis Slim—kicks off its next chapter as a creative hub.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ken West
    06.24.14

  2. 10 Inspirations for Beating the Heat
    Post

    10 Inspirations for Beating the Heat

    With the weather creeping towards record highs here in the Bay Area, we turn our minds to everything cool. From pools to ice cream to architecture designed to enjoy the breeze, we'll take anything...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    05.01.13

  3. How to Make a Mid-Century Holiday Village
    Post

    How to Make a Mid-Century Holiday Village

    This season millions of us are going to be spending more time at home and forgoing over-the-top shopping. Here's a wholesome project the whole family can enjoy–creating a tiny cardboard...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.03.08

  4. Shop the Dwell Store's Dwell on Design Pop-Up
    Product

    Shop the Dwell Store's Dwell on Design Pop-Up

    For the first time since launching online in November 2013, the Dwell Store had a physical presence at Dwell on Design Los Angeles from June 20–22, 2014. The curated collection of products included...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    06.25.14

  5. Denver's Energy Efficient Home
    Green

    Denver's Energy Efficient Home

    John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers. As the Colorado and New Mexico territory manager for Burton Snowboards, John depends on winter precipitation for his business, not to mention for family...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.26.11

  6. 101 Bathrooms: Wood
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Wood

    Wood has been used for centuries to submerge bathing beauties, but most people still think of it only for cabinets, furniture, and floors. A new outpouring of innovative wood-based design, from...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  7. Coffee Break: Sightglass 20th Street, San Francisco
    Post

    Coffee Break: Sightglass 20th Street, San Francisco

    Sightglass Coffee's 20th street outpost is an archetypal San Francisco cafe—a space built to reflect the same values as the coffee sold within. The interior, masterminded by local firm Boor Bridges...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    04.04.14

  8. Fall Design Trend: Warm Woods
    We Recommend

    Fall Design Trend: Warm Woods

    One Fall design trend that we are really loving this season is warm wood tones. Whether in the building material, the furniture, or accessories you choose, this Fall is all about those rich...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.10.13

  9. 8 Modern Mountainside Homes
    Houses We Love

    8 Modern Mountainside Homes

    Nothing beats a splendid view of a majestic mountaintop, and there’s no better venue from which to enjoy the vista than a modern house. Here are 8 homes from our pages that celebrate mountain...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.19.13

  10. A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England
    Houses We Love

    A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England

    In southwestern England, an architect transforms a former postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a home that radiates from its original foundations.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Joakim Boren
    02.12.14

  11. Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban
    Interviews

    Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban

    The Japanese architect—and winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize—is working with Muji on a new endeavor: using furniture as a module for prefabricated houses.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    01.19.14

  12. How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes
    A Great Idea

    How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes

    The front door is a sure sign of a successful journey home, and as these houses prove, modern architecture can be just as homey and inviting as its traditional counterparts.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.27.14

  13. Shopping Mass Modern Auction at Wright
    Product

    Shopping Mass Modern Auction at Wright

    Chicago-based auction house Wright is well-regarded for its 20th-century furniture sales—and for discoveries of underrated modern craft. We've rounded up our top ten picks from the 2014 Mass Modern...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.25.14

  14. A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape
    Outdoor

    A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape

    With aptly applied angular concrete details and ornamental plantings, landscape architect Terence Lee transforms his slender Northern California backyard.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.03.14

  15. Parsing Paris
    City Guide

    Parsing Paris

    Critics call Paris a "living museum." If so, designer Erwan Bouroullec curates a must-see list from a compelling collection.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.26.09

  16. Open Architecture Challenge
    Post

    Open Architecture Challenge

    After its tremendous success helping with the rebuilding of New Orleans after Katrina, Architecture for Humanity has announced another program that has the potential to change the face of a...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.13.09

  17. 101 Bathrooms: Cultural Commod(e)ity
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Cultural Commod(e)ity

    In 1937, as the modern movement in Europe 
faced the stifling rise of fascism, the leftist French 
Union des Artistes Modernes hosted a pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair that presented, among...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.26.09

  18. 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

  19. 7 Live-Work Artist Residences
    Houses We Love

    7 Live-Work Artist Residences

    Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? Either way, when these artists merged their home and artistic lives, the results were stunning.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.25.14

  20. The Sleeping Zone

    The Sleeping Zone

    Sleep on this: You probably spend more time in your bedroom than any other home zone, so it’s important to get it right.1 Reducing your resource consumption here requires a close look at how...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.01.09

  21. Cultivating Appreciation
    Essay

    Cultivating Appreciation

    Sixty years ago it was Mies, Alvar, and Lou. Today it’s Zaha, Rem, and Renzo.

    written by: Charles Birnbaum
    03.25.10

  22. Waste Opportunity
    Design 101

    Waste Opportunity

    While the Western world forgets its waste with a flush, 2.6 billion people don’t even have toilets. Virginia Gardiner ventures to the World Toilet Summit in search of sanitation’s future.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    05.13.09

  23. Landscape Architect Bernard Trainor
    Outdoor

    Landscape Architect Bernard Trainor

    We're thrilled to welcome Bernard Trainor to Dwell on Design this year. The Monterey-based, Australia-born landscape architect has a knack for crafting gardens that complement their built and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.15.13

  24. 5 Summer Toys for Kids
    Product

    5 Summer Toys for Kids

    Encourage well-designed outdoor playtime with these picks from the Dwell Store. Featuring multipurpose toys from Kid O, an Adirondack chair in a rainbow of colors, and an inspired kite, this...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    06.16.14

  25. Community Building
    House Tours

    Community Building

    Completed in 2004, the Belmont Street Lofts—with their crisscrossing pattern of wood, metal, and glass—have settled neatly into their neighborhood, offering a contemporary complement to the...

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: John Clark
    01.17.09

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