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  1. Where the Sidewalk Ends
    Context

    Where the Sidewalk Ends

    After taking on San Francisco City Hall, architect Jane Martin helped spawn a movement that has rendered the city’s sidewalks more hospitable to birds, bees, butterflies—and even to...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    06.22.09

  2. Where Pigs Fly
    Outdoor

    Where Pigs Fly

    Those looking for a more down-to-earth option might consider wallowing in a pigsty, which is essentially what designer Amir Sanei constructed for his two sons.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  3. Where Art Meets Farming
    Post

    Where Art Meets Farming

    On a 21-acre plot in New York's Catskills Mountains lies an enchanting organization, the Andes Sprouts Society, which is devoted to furthering the exchange of knowledge and sustainability through...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.07.09

  4. When We Talk About Good Design
    Essay

    When We Talk About Good Design

    Many architects and designers, when talked down from the theoretical towers of “sculptural forms” and “floating volumes” and made to speak of their craft in humbler terms,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.05.10

  5. When Down Means Forward
    Post

    When Down Means Forward

    Upon arrival at the aforementioned Terminal 2E I realized that although a sign with an arrow pointing a certain direction should be foolproof, it doesn't always mean what you'd think. In France,...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.04.08

  6. When Autumn Comes: 9 Reasons to Look Forward to Fall
    Post

    When Autumn Comes: 9 Reasons to Look Forward to Fall

    In San Francisco, we usually enjoy quite a lovely Indian summer, but for most, September marks the beginning of fall. We know it can be hard to let go of sunny, warm, and long days filled with...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.03.13

  7. WHATSWHAT Collective
    Post

    WHATSWHAT Collective

    The Swedish WHATSWHAT Collective, founded by John Astbury, Bengt Brummer, and Karin Wallenbeck in 2010, creates playful pieces that invite user interaction. WE LOVE: The Greta lampshade, with a...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.24.12

  8. What Would Sverre Fehn Do?
    Post

    What Would Sverre Fehn Do?

    Only slightly less annoying than the self-satisfied American who, upon visiting Europe, complains that everything is better back in the States, is the grossly insecure American who laments...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.22.08

  9. What the Font?
    Post

    What the Font?

    Ever ask yourself, "Is that Arial or Helvetica?" (Or for type snobs, "Is that Helvetica or Helvetica Neue?") Then WhatTheFont may be the iPhone application for you. WhatTheFont...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.22.09

  10. What is Modern? and Olivetti at DAM
    Event Spotlight

    What is Modern? and Olivetti at DAM

    This weekend, a new show opened at the Denver Art Museum that celebrates the forward-looking mentality of modern design as well as the industrial works of Olivetti. What is Modern? and Olivetti:...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.03.10

  11. What iOS 7 Would Look Like in Your Home
    A Great Idea

    What iOS 7 Would Look Like in Your Home

    Apple's latest mobile operating system iOS 7 is set to launch in September. The redesign is radically different than what we're used to seeing on our iPhones and iPads today. Instead of icons and...

    written by: Alexandra Chang
    09.01.13

  12. What Do You See? With Kate Stohr of Architecture for Humanity
    Dwell on Design

    What Do You See? With Kate Stohr of Architecture for Humanity

    We've adored Architecture for Humanity's boots-on-the-ground brand of community building and do-gooder design since its inception. We had CEO Cameron Sinclair as our keynote speaker last year and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.20.13

  13. What Design Can Do For New York City: A City Modern Preview
    Latest

    What Design Can Do For New York City: A City Modern Preview

    After Hurricane Sandy brought New York City’s precarious coastline to the forefront of the city’s collective attention last year, heads turned toward the design community and their proposed...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    09.26.13

  14. What a Chore: 8 Modern Cleaning Tools
    We Recommend

    What a Chore: 8 Modern Cleaning Tools

    It's coming. Just two months away marks the beginning of the holiday entertaining season. Forget spring cleaning, this is fall guest cleaning time. Not only will you need to prep for their arrival,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.18.13

  15. WF Magazine Side Table
    Product

    WF Magazine Side Table

    For our October issue we're celebrating the best in American design, so we recently got on the phone with Parsons-trained furniture and lighting designer Joshua Howe who spoke to us from his Hudson...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.27.12

  16. Westward, Ho! With Airstream 2 Go
    Travel Reports

    Westward, Ho! With Airstream 2 Go

    A new travel venture called Airstream 2 Go pairs the iconic American RV with customized trip itineraries for an unforgettable, mobile vacation rental.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.15.13

  17. Westside L.A. Studio Tour
    Dwell on Design

    Westside L.A. Studio Tour

    In its inaugural Summer Studio Tour, Silver Lake architectural non-profit Materials & Applications certainly gave us a lot to chew on. As part of its fundraising efforts for future...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.25.11

  18. Westernware
    Post

    Westernware

    Fine china dinnerware is not exactly a common medium for photography, and it's less often a bedfellow of all things cowboys and Indians.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.12.08

  19. Western Promises
    Essay

    Western Promises

    William McDonough + Partners’ design for a small village in northeastern China was meant to stand as a model for sustainable development. Instead, it proves that the pursuit of better design...

    written by: Timothy Lesle
    03.16.10

  20. WestEnders
    House Tours

    WestEnders

    One of Portland, Oregon’s, up-and-coming neighborhoods can thank a modern reinterpretation of a previously decrepit building for inspiring a wave of rather chic downtown development.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: John Clark
    01.16.09

  21. West Side Story
    We Recommend

    West Side Story

    A comprehensive look at mid-century California design reveals a modern coming of age for the Golden State.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.28.11

  22. West Coast Green 2010
    Travel Reports

    West Coast Green 2010

    West Coast Green kicked off on Thursday in San Francisco. This year, the annual sustainable design conference is host to speakers like green jobs advocate and Green for All senior fell Van Jones,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.02.10

  23. West Coast Green
    Post

    West Coast Green

    If green design were easy, everyone would be doing it. And though it makes sense in theory, actual implementation is often easier said than done. How to make all design become sustainable design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.29.08

  24. Werner Sobek
    Profiles

    Werner Sobek

    Werner Sobek has seen the future, and it’s high-tech, green, and efficient. The architect, engineer, and teacher’s wandering intellect and belief in the power of design have left their...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    04.14.09

  25. Wendell Castle's Volumes
    Post

    Wendell Castle's Volumes

    Published to coincide with designer, artist, and visionary Wendell Castle's 80th birthday at the end of 2012, writer Alastair Gordon's biographical monograph of Castle's work is a juicy read, full...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.06.13

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