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  1. The Windows Have It
    House Tours

    The Windows Have It

    From classic, cool glass swaths to a glowing semi-opaque wall to a crowning oculus of light, we've rounded up a selection of some of the most distinctive and diverse windows from homes featured in...

    written by: Sara Ost
    10.24.12

  2. The Wong Show
    Event Spotlight

    The Wong Show

    Artworks often need open light-filled galleries that allow them to breathe, but sometimes they need intimate spaces to help them foster one-on-one connections with viewers. In the second camp lies...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.25.11

  3. The Wood Life
    Shops

    The Wood Life

    Wiet Hekking’s specialty shop in the heart of Amsterdam displays the best of bent-ply furniture, past and present.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Mirjam Bleeker
    12.28.11

  4. The Work of Asher Israelow
    Product

    The Work of Asher Israelow

    Add Asher Israelow to our list of young guns to watch. The Brooklyn resident and Rhode Island School of Design grad, who turns 28 this year, designs and builds stunning furniture with varied...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.08.11

  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. The Writing's on the Wall
    Post

    The Writing's on the Wall

    New York-based designer Sherwood Forlee, through Quirk Books, has produced the Walls Notebook, where everything you write is an act of graffiti. Forlee describes it as "a notebook / sketchbook...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.17.09

  7. The Wrong Impression
    Design 101

    The Wrong Impression

    Going for the hand touch isn’t exactly foolproof. An easy way to miss: embossed wall coverings. Lincrusta was originally invented in 1877 as a kind of textile-linoleum hybrid by linoleum...

    04.27.10

  8. The X2700: Shuttle’s Smallest Mini PC Yet
    Post

    The X2700: Shuttle’s Smallest Mini PC Yet

    Notebooks may be grabbing all the headlines, but the industry’s concurrent obsession with diminutive desktop PCs continues unabated. Witness Shuttle’s latest X2700, the smallest...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.23.08

  9. The Yard Zone

    The Yard Zone

    The space outside your walls should be as thoughtfully considered as the space within. Aside from contributing to pleasant, functioning outdoor space, well-placed landscaping can protect your house...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.01.09

  10. The Year in Review: Dwell's Top 12 Homes of 2012
    Post

    The Year in Review: Dwell's Top 12 Homes of 2012

    2012 is coming to a close, and to celebrate a year in modern architecture, we've collected our 12 favorite stories, one for each month. Click through for a dose of design inspiration.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.20.12

  11. The Youngest Guns Contest
    A Great Idea

    The Youngest Guns Contest

    Once again, we're jostling our way into the hallowed halls of academia to ask for images of student-created work.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.20.11

  12. The Yurt: Ancient Dwelling, Modern Lifestyle
    Post

    The Yurt: Ancient Dwelling, Modern Lifestyle

    The yurt, one of the most ancient forms of shelter, has seen a resurgence in popularity among modernists in the last several years—Ecoshack’s Nomad Yurt is one of our favorites. These...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.06.09

  13. The ‘Made For iPod’ Fridge
    Post

    The ‘Made For iPod’ Fridge

    It’s getting increasingly hard to find a space the iPod hasn’t infiltrated these days. The ubiquitous device has wormed its way into car dash boards, stereo systems, treadmills&mdash...

    written by: Bryan Gardiner
    09.02.08

  14. There’s No Place Like Home
    Design 101

    There’s No Place Like Home

    Telecommuting may let you answer email in your underwear, but is the home office all it’s cracked up to be?

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    02.01.09

  15. These Walls Can Talk
    Product

    These Walls Can Talk

    Congratulations, wallpaper…you no longer look or feel like my grandmother’s living room. Freed from a past of gauche ubiquity, wallpaper is now beautifully designed and updated with...

    written by: Leah King
    01.14.11

  16. They Gave Me a Pritzker and All I Got Was This Lousy Toilet
    Post

    They Gave Me a Pritzker and All I Got Was This Lousy Toilet

    Norwegian modernist Sverre Fehn was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1997, and what was that eminent architect’s first post-Pritzker commission? An outhouse.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.21.08

  17. They Make Houses Too?
    Post

    They Make Houses Too?

    We've all found ourselves fawning over the perfectly minimal housewares, stationary, and incredibly awesome tiny pens that Japanese retailer MUJI has turned into an empire. Well did you know that...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.02.08

  18. They Were All Yellow: Modern Home Accessories
    A Great Idea

    They Were All Yellow: Modern Home Accessories

    Whether it’s butter, canary, neon, or lemon, inject some color into your home with these yellow furnishings.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.01.13

  19. Thibault’s Follies
    Outdoor

    Thibault’s Follies

    Quebec City architect Pierre Thibault has designed three Habitats Légers, or Light Habitats­—small structures installed in the landscape and meant as creative retreats. The first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.04.09

  20. Things Change / Change Things
    Post

    Things Change / Change Things

    Designer Roy McMakin has designed four simple, transparent juice glasses adorned by a progression of the delightfully aphoristic phrases Things Change and Change Things.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.18.09

  21. Things Come Apart by Todd McLellan
    Post

    Things Come Apart by Todd McLellan

    In last week's Friday Finds, photo director Anna Alexander clued us into the amazing work of photographer Todd McLellan. His new book Things Come Apart is an astounding work of deconstruction, both...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.08.13

  22. Things We Saw in Paris (Maison&Objet 2014 Part Three)
    Travel Reports

    Things We Saw in Paris (Maison&Objet 2014 Part Three)

    Following our editors' dispatches from the Maison&Objet furniture fair in Paris (here and here!), we rounded up a few more points of excellence from the French design capital.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.10.14

  23. Think Outside the Box
    Design 101

    Think Outside the Box

    The final step in the creation of a Good Small Space involves its connection to the 2.5 zillion square feet that exist outside your 900.1

    written by: Dan Maginn
    11.17.12

  24. Think Volume
    Design 101

    Think Volume

    Creatively separating your functional needs is a key component of Good Small Design—it’s all about overlap, nesting, and double duty.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    11.17.12

  25. Thinking Beyond LEED at SXSW Eco
    Event Spotlight

    Thinking Beyond LEED at SXSW Eco

    Bill Reed helped develop the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, but at a panel during the South by Southwest Eco conference, he explains why it’s time to move...

    written by: Addie Broyles
    10.04.12

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