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  1. The Deconstructivism and Digital Design Movements
    Design 101

    The Deconstructivism and Digital Design Movements

    Manifesto: Philip Johnson and Mark Wigley, “Deconstructivist Architecture” (1988)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  2. The Design Community that Defines New York City
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    The Design Community that Defines New York City

    A biennial at New York's MAD Museum, open through October 12, 2014, explores the rich design community of New York City—a group whose creations set the tone of the ever-shifting city. "It’s...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.24.14

  3. The Design of the Paris Metro
    Travel Reports

    The Design of the Paris Metro

    The Paris metro was born with the same furor as the Eiffel Tower, right on time for the World Expo at the turn of the 20th century. Over the past few months, I've spent nearly an hour everyday...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.24.10

  4. The Design Week Movement
    Essay

    The Design Week Movement

    If a movement can be defined as a moment when people across time zones and borders act simultaneously on the same idea, then the design week movement is verifiable. In the last three years, design...

    written by: Caroline Tiger
    10.13.12

  5. The DiFrancesco/Koshkarian Bedroom
    --Make It Yours

    The DiFrancesco/Koshkarian Bedroom

    San Francisco residents Lisa Koshkarian and Tom DiFrancesco worked with architect Neal Schwartz to create an airy third-floor addition to hold their master bedroom.

    10.09.09

  6. The Director's House: Cranbrook
    House Tours

    The Director's House: Cranbrook

    After fifteen years of disuse, a Saarinen-designed house on the Cranbrook campus has been renovated and updated by the school's Director, Reed Kroloff, and interior designer Lynda Charfoos.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.18.11

  7. The Dogs of Dwell
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    The Dogs of Dwell

    Is the modernist's perfect companion a fluffy pooch? For the residents of these 15 homes—spanning a renovated farmhouse in the Italian countryside to a Chicago loft filled with epicurean...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.26.12

  8. The Doors
    Post

    The Doors

    A door is just a door…or is it? In a dream, a door may represent a new opening in your waking life. A locked door may represent a missed opportunity. From a fuchsia, Spanish-style door to its more...

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    03.08.13

  9. The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Modern Art Collection
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    The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Modern Art Collection

    Recently the Bowdoin College Museum of Art received a gift of 320 artworks from the collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel—a couple who earned under $50,000 a year but managed to amass a vast...

    written by: Frances J. Folsom
    03.18.14

  10. The Dutch Design Awards Young Designer Finalists
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    The Dutch Design Awards Young Designer Finalists

    The four finalists for the Mini Young Designer Award (MYDA)—part of the larger annual Dutch Design Awards—have been announced: Femke Herregraven, Lex Pott, Yuri Veerman, and Sander Wassink. The...

    08.22.13

  11. The Dwell Guide to Kitchen Design
    Design 101

    The Dwell Guide to Kitchen Design

    Is your kitchen too drab? Feeling the pinch of cramped cooking quarters? Appliances dating from the stone age? We've got you covered. To coincide with our Rooms We Love special issue now on...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.14.13

  12. The Dwell Guide to Smart Design in Tiny Spaces
    Design 101

    The Dwell Guide to Smart Design in Tiny Spaces

    Tight quarters prove especially challenging. If you're at a loss on how to squeeze the most out of your small space, consider the expert advice and furniture picks that will help your bantam-sized...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.18.14

  13. The Dylan, Amsterdam
    Hotels

    The Dylan, Amsterdam

    Last year I spent two nights at the luxurious Dylan Hotel in Amsterdam, and I'm excited to share my photos of the place. It's located in central Amsterdam, along the Keizersgracht canal, in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.12.12

  14. The Eames Bow Tie, designed by Ray!
    Post

    The Eames Bow Tie, designed by Ray!

    Here's a quick follow-up to my recent slideshow last week on the bow ties of modern architects. Little did I realize, until I saw this video, that Ray Eames designed her husband Charles'...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.09

  15. The Eco-Design Movement
    Design 101

    The Eco-Design Movement

    Manifesto: Bruce Sterling, “Viridian Design Speech” (1998)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  16. The Editor Is In: 7 Tips for Pitching Stories to Dwell
    Dwell on Design

    The Editor Is In: 7 Tips for Pitching Stories to Dwell

    A perennial highlight of Dwell on Design are our professional consultations—a chance to sit down with licensed architects, designers, and landscapers and get some free design advice. This year we...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.22.13

  17. The Electric Mini
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    The Electric Mini

    Now things get interesting: BMW, the corporate parent of Mini Cooper, has announced that an all-electric version of the Mini   will premiere at the Los Angeles car show in January. Dubbed the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.31.08

  18. The Electrician-Free Sconce
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    The Electrician-Free Sconce

    A few months into living in a new apartment, it's become clear that I'm one lamp shy of a fully-lit living room. It's perfectly fine in there, but I often wish that I could turn...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.14.11

  19. The Energy Seed
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    The Energy Seed

    Because I have been told time and again that disposing of batteries in the garbage is a terribly destructive thing to do, I generally collect my spent batteries in an old container in my house. My...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.19.08

  20. The Exhibitionists
    Profiles

    The Exhibitionists

    In Los Angeles, Materials & Applications puts design theory into open-to-the-public practice.

    written by: Chris Rubin
    04.27.09

  21. The Expat Art of Giving Up
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    The Expat Art of Giving Up

    Eventually, if you live in Japan long enough, you learn not to ask “why.” But until you learn, you keep asking, and every time you ask, you regret it that little bit more.

    written by: Steve McCabe
    07.28.13

  22. The Experts Are In at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    The Experts Are In at Dwell on Design

    Consultations are back at Dwell on Design this year! Our free, no-commitment consultations are the perfect time to ask architects, designers, and landscape designers for their professional opinions...

    written by: Kristen W. Terry
    05.31.13

  23. The Family Tree
    House Tours

    The Family Tree

    For this San Diego family, the phrase "putting down roots" has taken on a whole new meaning.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Noah Webb
    11.03.09

  24. The Farm by Cindy Rendely
    House Tours

    The Farm by Cindy Rendely

    Draw a barn. Now look at the shape. It almost certainly features a triangular roof. When a Canadian couple approached Cindy Rendely to design a home for them in the Ontario countryside, however, it...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Tom Arban
    05.09.11

  25. The Farm Project
    Design 101

    The Farm Project

    For the Farm Project, Mike Meiré abandoned the idea of the hyper-designed kitchen in favor of one where life—of all manners—happens.

    01.30.09

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