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  1. Qantas First Lounge: Sydney
    Travel Reports

    Qantas First Lounge: Sydney

    I had two legs to my trip as I flew back to San Francisco from Melbourne, Australia. And much as a nice little layover in Hawaii would have been, I actually changed planes in Sydney. As I was holed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.20.09

  2. QuaDror in Action
    Renovation

    QuaDror in Action

    In this month's issue, Prefab Perfected, we report on QuaDror, a structural joint system devised by designer Dror Benshetrit that Contributing Editor Marc Kristal calls a "diabolically brain...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.30.11

  3. QuaDror Unveiled at Design Indaba
    A Great Idea

    QuaDror Unveiled at Design Indaba

    In its simplest version, QuaDror looks like a child's wooden puzzle. Dror Benshetrit aligns four L-shaped blocks, and effortlessly shifts them from a few flat planes into an elegant structure. It...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    02.28.11

  4. Queens
    House Tours

    Queens

    The 84-block trip south to Times Square is surprisingly speedy. But when I transfer to the 7 for the journey to Flushing–Main Street, its final stop, time slows. The train becomes elevated...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.14.11

  5. Quirky and GE Unveil Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter
    Product Reviews

    Quirky and GE Unveil Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter

    Tech startup Quirky and GE, who officially announced their partnership in April of 2013, launched seven new products that seek to reinvent home security, outlets, switches, and sensors. With the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.11.14

  6. Quirky Midcentury Modern Gem in Napa Gets Stunning Transformation
    Renovation

    Quirky Midcentury Modern Gem in Napa Gets Stunning Transformation

    Two designers restore a low-slung midcentury gem in Napa, California, by an unsung Bay Area modernist.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    photos by: Joe Pugliese
    11.12.14

  7. Quistgaard Pepper Mills
    Product

    Quistgaard Pepper Mills

    If you dig through your parents’ kitchen cupboards, chances are you’ll find a Jens Quistgaard design. Although “Quistgaard” never became a household name, the company he...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.07.09

  8. R 20th Century Gifts
    Product

    R 20th Century Gifts

    The New York City gallery R 20th Century recently mounted "The Objects Show," a collection of artist and designer-created objects on view (and available to purchase) through December 30th...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.13.11

  9. Radical Sustainability with Mitchell Joachim
    Dwell on Design

    Radical Sustainability with Mitchell Joachim

    Environmental thought leader, architect, and urban designer Mitchell Joachim joined Dwell editor Amanda Dameron Friday, June 21, at Dwell on Design, sharing his most innovative ideas for the city...

    written by: Kim Derby
    06.23.12

  10. Radius Furniture by Jeff Martin
    Product

    Radius Furniture by Jeff Martin

    An ahead-of-the-curve furniture experiment by Jeff Martin plays with pastels and geometry.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.13.14

  11. Raffles Paris: A True Art Hotel
    Post

    Raffles Paris: A True Art Hotel

    April 15th marks the final day of the 2013 YIA Little Art Fair (for Young International Artists), hosted by Raffles Paris and featuring a selection of contemporary painters and sculptors from...

    written by: Adam H. Graham
    04.15.13

  12. Rail-Volution 2009: Building with Transit
    Travel Reports

    Rail-Volution 2009: Building with Transit

    As a nod to the home of the nation's first subway, Rail-Volution rolled into Boston this past weekend. Planners, designers, engineers, and scholars eagerly feasted on the many workshops and panels...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.05.09

  13. Railroad Revival
    House Tours

    Railroad Revival

    It isn't often that your eight-year-old son helps you decide on an architect, but that is how homeowners Connie DeWitt and Kam Kasravi became well-acquainted with architect David Fenster of Modulus...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.07.12

  14. Rainbow House in Action
    Finishing Touch

    Rainbow House in Action

    One of the more colorful architectural details we've run lately is that multi-hued staricase that gets the full-page treatment in Rainbow Flight by Jordan Kushins, the Finishing Touch in our July...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.21.11

  15. Raise High the Roof Beams
    House Tours

    Raise High the Roof Beams

    Creative bartering and a healthy dose of sweat equity allowed a young Charleston couple to transform a derelict 19th-century structure into an inspired living space.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Daniel Shea
    08.29.11

  16. Raise the Roof
    House Tours

    Raise the Roof

    From the United States to Poland to South Korea, living roofs have taken off. They provide natural insulation, help control with runoff, and pack a slew of cool features—it's no wonder these...

    written by: Caroline Wallis
    09.26.12

  17. Raising the Barn
    House Tours

    Raising the Barn

    Architect Preston Scott Cohen resurrected an early 1800s barn as a vacation home for a literary couple and their family, calling to mind both the agrarian spaciousness of the structure’s former...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.15.09

  18. Rakish Behavior
    Post

    Rakish Behavior

    Innovation is frequently the younger sibling to a problem, question, or challenge—a designer realizes something doesn't work, and then an idea is born. Case in point is the Outdoor Grip...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.27.09

  19. Ralph Rapson's Chairs
    Event Spotlight

    Ralph Rapson's Chairs

    Though plenty of architects turn their attentions to furniture, few can claim authorship of a proper classic. Ralph Rapson, the Minnesotan modernist who designed the original Guthrie Theater and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.01.11

  20. Ralph Walker Renaissance
    Event Spotlight

    Ralph Walker Renaissance

    To Frank Lloyd Wright, Ralph Walker was “the only other honest architect in America,” and to The New York Times, he was the “architect of the century.”* Throughout his...

    written by: Alicia Chiu
    03.27.12

  21. Ramayana by Sanjay Patel
    Books

    Ramayana by Sanjay Patel

    My favorite book as a kid was unquestionably D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths. I took it out of every branch of the Sacramento library, renewed it a hundred times and basically absorbed every...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.09.10

  22. Rams: Less and More
    Event Spotlight

    Rams: Less and More

    Making its only American stop in San Francisco, the wonderful show Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams opened this week at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. I got a chance to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.01.11

  23. Rana Creek: The Design Firm Bringing Architecture to Life
    Green

    Rana Creek: The Design Firm Bringing Architecture to Life

    In a nursery off the coast of Monterey, California, Rana Creek raises millions of plants each year. From there, many will be raised again, off their grids of soil and up onto roofs and walls,...

    written by: Thomas Travagli
    01.07.13

  24. Rapson Rockers: A Classic is Reborn
    Product

    Rapson Rockers: A Classic is Reborn

    What has been dubbed the "Rapson Revival" began with the reintroduction of Ralph Rapson’s mid-century modern Rapid Rocker. First manufactured in the 1940s by Knoll, the classic chair had been...

    written by: Kim Derby
    05.29.12

  25. Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center
    Rewind

    Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center

    Heralded as the “Versailles of Industry” when it opened in 1956, the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, remains symbolic of cutting-edge design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.26.14

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