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  1. Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 1
    Renovation

    Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 1

    This seven-part blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios". Built in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.03.12

  2. Hands Off the Icons
    The Argument

    Hands Off the Icons

     “What would Hans Wegner say?” I tweeted upon seeing a citrus-tinged Wishbone chair on Design*Sponge. “Anyone else hate recolored classics too? They had paint in 1950; he...

    written by: Alexandra Lange
    09.21.10

  3. Melbourne, Australia: Day One
    Travel Reports

    Melbourne, Australia: Day One

    After untold hours in the air, and an unexpected 4AM stop in New Caladonia, I finally arrived in Melbourne, Australia, to commence my architectural tour.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.10.09

  4. Friday Finds 08.02.13
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 08.02.13

    From a storm detecting app to a ghostly portrait photography series, dark vibes certainly take the lead in this week's roundup of our editors' internet finds.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.02.13

  5. The World of Sound
    Essay

    The World of Sound

    You could call it the next frontier of architecture and design, but you have to close your eyes to “see” it. The ear inhabits a space, and captures a place, more acutely than the eye.

    11.03.12

  6. Project: Live Work Home
    House Tours

    Project: Live Work Home

    Richard Cook, a principal at Cook + Fox Architects, surveyed the Near Westside’s inventory of vacant structures and arrived at a conclusion that would guide the design of the Live Work Home. ...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.24.12

  7. In The City and Off the Grid
    Houses We Love

    In The City and Off the Grid

    From New York to Los Angeles, these self-sufficient homes prove that you don't have to live in the middle of nowhere to be off-the-grid.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.21.13

  8. 10 New and Upcoming Gadgets You'll Want in Your Kitchen
    Post

    10 New and Upcoming Gadgets You'll Want in Your Kitchen

    The kitchen of the future just arrived a few minutes ago, and it’s brought some pretty interesting new gadgets along with it. Here’s a list of 10 new and upcoming tools for kitchen use that you won...

    written by: David Glenn
    03.06.13

  9. Mid-Century Designer Focus: Mel Smilow
    In The Modern World

    Mid-Century Designer Focus: Mel Smilow

    An unsung mid-century designer is poised for a triumphant revival.

    06.17.13

  10. Urban Usonian
    House Tours

    Urban Usonian

    It might have seemed like an oxymoron to Frank Lloyd Wright, but it’s a reality in this Boston photographer’s flat, designed to fit into a preexisting 1,500-square-foot space.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Kent Dayton
    08.03.09

  11. A Modern Retreat in Rhode Island
    House Tours

    A Modern Retreat in Rhode Island

    On a secluded plot of land in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, Brooklyn's Lubrano Ciavarra Architects crafts a modern weekend house designed to frame its landscape. Residents Paul and Sophie wanted to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.10.13

  12. Like a Kid in a Candy Store
    House Tours

    Like a Kid in a Candy Store

    For Parisian gallery director Didier Krzentowski, the art of collecting has become a career by design.  

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Philippe Munda
    07.01.09

  13. Village People
    My House

    Village People

    Amidst the pedestrian-friendly maze of leafy streets in New York City’s West Village, LOT-EK, a firm whose designs focus on the creative reuse of industrial materials, inserted a gut...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    03.05.10

  14. San Diego, CA
    City Guide

    San Diego, CA

    Nestled on the Pacific coastline, between Los Angeles’s sprawl and the Mexican border, San Diego is a surprisingly design-forward town with a handful of modern masterpieces to prove it.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Bryce Duffy
    01.04.10

  15. Bridges We Love
    In The Modern World

    Bridges We Love

    Cables and abutments went fancy for a distinct purpose: to convey passersby—not folks whizzing past on vehicles—with personality. Here’s a selection of bridges that are anything...

    written by: Tim Newcomb
    01.27.12

  16. Tour Modern, Colorful Design Files Show House in Sydney
    House Tours

    Tour Modern, Colorful Design Files Show House in Sydney

    We get a peek at the color-happy, Lucy Feagins-designed The Design Files Open House in Sydney, Australia.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.06.13

  17. Dwell Celebrates Another Successful City Modern
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Celebrates Another Successful City Modern

    As an extension to the sold-out "Creativity & Constraint" event at the #DellVenue during Dwell's City Modern 2013, Designer Jonathan Adler and Dell Creative Director Tommy Lynn discuss the...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.25.13

  18. Universal Appeal
    My House

    Universal Appeal

    When David Carmel decided to propose to Kirsten Axelsen, he was at home in Manhattan and she was in Ethiopia, working to eliminate trachoma (the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness). No...

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.15.09

  19. Stoked to Soak
    Outdoor

    Stoked to Soak

    Compelling custom solutions to off-the-shelf problems are often hard to come by. But landscape architects James A. Lord and Roderick Wyllie relished the challenge of making a standard hot tub the...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Jeremy Harris
    02.05.09

  20. 10 Tiny Houses We Love
    House Tours

    10 Tiny Houses We Love

    We've dedicated the pages in our November 2012 issue to living large in small spaces, whether they're 235, 900, or 2,000 square feet. But there's more! The Dwell archive features scores of small...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.05.12

  21. Standolyn Robertson Reviews 5 Closet Systems
    Product Reviews

    Standolyn Robertson Reviews 5 Closet Systems

    Our homes generally celebrate design you can see, but throw open the closet doors and behold a new frontier. These five closet systems not only make getting dressed easier and folding laundry more...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.13.09

  22. 3 Innovative Outdoor Libraries in Russia
    Outdoor

    3 Innovative Outdoor Libraries in Russia

    Three ‘book-objects’ created by Alexander and Daria Kudmova Butahinoy of the Moscow-based Ruetemple Architectural Studio offer ways to store books and save space. Furnishing the outdoor, public...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    01.28.14

  23. Blogger Focus: Favorite Webshops
    In The Modern World

    Blogger Focus: Favorite Webshops

    Today’s global design scene is more expansive and easier to access than ever, thanks to all things Internet—websites, webshops, and an international brigade of bloggers.Online design writers do...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.03.13

  24. A Place to Stand
    House Tours

    A Place to Stand

    Designed for her parents and generations to come, Amanda Yates's seaside New Zealand house is "somewhere between architecture and landscape" but firmly rooted in family life.

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    06.20.11

  25. Beyond Terradome
    Outdoor

    Beyond Terradome

    Influenced by city dwellers whose windows open to concrete vistas or brick walls, San Francisco native Ric López decided to shift the view inward and back to nature.

    photos by: Peter Belanger
    02.27.09

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