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  1. Supernatural San Francisco
    Shops

    Supernatural San Francisco

    A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a lunch thrown by Claudia Mahecha and Robert Allen, in celebration of the opening of their new Potrero Hill design showroom Supernatural. After...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.22.11

  2. Supplant Your Lawn
    A Great Idea

    Supplant Your Lawn

    It’s both water-wise and 
wallet-wise to consider alternatives to a grassy lawn. As 
more homeowners reach this conclusion, inventive designers are finding new ways to achieve beautiful,...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    02.21.10

  3. Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light
    Event Spotlight

    Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light

    What exactly does it mean to fully immerse oneself in art? In the most literal of terms, L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art invites us to dive right in and create some strokes of our own ...

    written by: Stephanie Orma
    01.05.11

  4. Surprisingly Subtle 300-Foot Radio Tower
    Superstructure

    Surprisingly Subtle 300-Foot Radio Tower

    The winning design for the Canakkale Antenna Tower in Turkey manages grandeur with restraint.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.13.14

  5. Surreal Architect’s Portraits (and their buildings)
    We Recommend

    Surreal Architect’s Portraits (and their buildings)

    We recently featured Federico Babina’s Archist City of artist’s imaginary houses, now see his newly released architect’s portraits and their buildings.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.07.14

  6. Surrealist Architecture: Synagogue de Delme in France
    Houses We Love

    Surrealist Architecture: Synagogue de Delme in France

    Sculpture meets architecture in the surrealist facade of the Synagogue de Delme visitors center in northeastern France.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.15.13

  7. Surrogate Cities
    Essay

    Surrogate Cities

    So this is what city life boils down to: flat roofs, right angles, and steel-mesh awnings for industrial spice.  

    written by: John King
    04.01.10

  8. Surveying Frieze New York
    Post

    Surveying Frieze New York

    Fact #1: New Yorkers are more allergic to bridges and tunnels than plants and trees. Fact #2: Manhattanites generally enjoy exploring other boroughs as much as they like the Times Square...

    written by: Faith-Ann Young
    05.12.12

  9. Surviving Cold & Flu Season in Modern Style
    We Recommend

    Surviving Cold & Flu Season in Modern Style

    Well it's that time of the year, and no I don't mean the holidays. It's an unfortunate truth but at some point this season we are all going to get sick. Ready yourself with these modern design cold...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.03.13

  10. Susan Kare

    Susan Kare

    Thirty years ago, an Apple designer helped define the future of personal computers with three iconic icons.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.17.12

  11. Sushi chef Susumu Ueda Reviews 6 Energy-Efficient Refrigerators
    Product Reviews

    Sushi chef Susumu Ueda Reviews 6 Energy-Efficient Refrigerators

    The refrigerator in your kitchen may be humming a pricey song—to the tune of hundreds of dollars and thousands of kilowatts a year. Even a ten-year-old model uses twice the energy of a new...

    photos by: Brad Hines
    02.03.09

  12. Suspended Habitation
    Outdoor

    Suspended Habitation

    “This was really a parameter-driven project,” explains Lukasz Kos, a Toronto-based designer and cofounder of the architecture firm Testroom. “That is, I had to let the trees...

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  13. Sustainability in Stages
    My House

    Sustainability in Stages

    "Personally, I’d rather be living outside,” says architect David Hertz. As a young man surfing in Bali, he was impressed by tropical village compounds where indoors and out flow into each other. ...

    written by: Sydney LeBlanc
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    01.20.09

  14. Sustainable Glass House in Sonoma
    House Tours

    Sustainable Glass House in Sonoma

    Two linked 1,000-square-foot pavilions are greater than a sum of their parts.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    11.19.12

  15. Sustainable in South Africa
    Post

    Sustainable in South Africa

    What if the World/Design Studio is one inspired outfit. The group, directed by designer Liam Mooney, is a multi-disciplinary collective that stocks products designed by local and progressive South...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.19.09

  16. Sustainable Living: Chicago's First Certified Passive House
    Green

    Sustainable Living: Chicago's First Certified Passive House

    Take a tour through Chicago's first Passive House built by Brandon Weiss of Weiss Building and Development LLC, with the help of architect Tom Bassett-Dilley. Part of Chicago's inaugural GreenBuilt...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.28.13

  17. Sustainable Strides in Today's Architecture
    Post

    Sustainable Strides in Today's Architecture

    Having explored issues of sustainability in the postmodern era, we turn to the measurable strides evident in today's best modern architecture.

    written by: Luanne Bradley
    02.07.13

  18. Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California
    House Tours

    Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California

    Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of space for an extended family to relax.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: John Linden
    04.02.14

  19. Sustainably Sourced Furniture by Steuart Padwick
    Product Reviews

    Sustainably Sourced Furniture by Steuart Padwick

    Steuart Padwick is having a bang-up year. “A couple of months ago I received a Design Guild Mark for my Horseshoe Chair,” says Padwick, “And I have just had a great time at Clerkenwell Design Week....

    written by: Vanessa Corrêa
    05.29.13

  20. Green

    Svelte Veldte

    Given Langka’s directive that “the people who live around us have to see our roof and I don’t want them to see anything but grass,”

    01.01.09

  21. Swamp Thing
    Outdoor

    Swamp Thing

    With families in tow, architects Keith Moskow and Robert Linn settle in for a weekend of s'mores and camping in the unlikliest of locations: a simple structure built in the heart of the suburbs.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.02.10

  22. Swan Chair 50th Anniversary
    Post

    Swan Chair 50th Anniversary

    Arne Jacobsen’s Swan chair is no ugly duckling—especially when upholstered in swan-white leather, finished with a pearl-white base, and decorated with a sterling silver bracelet and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.25.08

  23. Swedish Designer Focus: Monica Förster
    Profiles

    Swedish Designer Focus: Monica Förster

    Monica Förster takes a hands-on approach to furniture design. In her Stockholm studio, she whips up a flurry of tiny paper models—”3-D sketches”—that rival their full...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Felix Odell
    04.06.11

  24. Swedish Home Designs We Love
    Product Reviews

    Swedish Home Designs We Love

    Scandinavian design grew popular in the modern era for its simplicity and focus on minimalism. Spotlighting Sweden, Dwell looks at some of our favorite designs for the home from our friends in...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.12.13

  25. Swedish Treehouse Fantasy
    Hotels

    Swedish Treehouse Fantasy

    I have a soft spot for tree houses, having built one with my dad at age 11. To me they represent the ultimate coming together of domesticity and nature; a way to feel sheltered and safe but still...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.10.10

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