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  1. In The Modern World

    Space of Diplomacy

    On August 7, 1998, two car bombs went off nearly simultaneously in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, killing more than 220 people and all but destroying the U.S. embassies there. The...

    01.09.09

  2. Valerie Casey
    In The Modern World

    Valerie Casey

    Maybe it was jet lag, or the incipient echo of Al Gore’s recently revealed truth. Meetings devoted to diaper design might have played a part, though SkyMall’s seatback brand of...

    03.11.10

  3. Modern Getaways
    In The Modern World

    Modern Getaways

    Enjoy the salty air and coastal views—without having to invest your nest egg in a ground-up build. These modern marvels offer stays from one night to one month (or more, if you can swing it!).

    written by: Heidi Mitchell
    08.04.11

  4. Walk This Way
    In The Modern World

    Walk This Way

    No path? No problem. The desire lines in this Dutch photo essay prove that people are quite comfortable going their own way.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.14.11

  5. Israel Light
    In The Modern World

    Israel Light

    A 20-foot glass wall, ample sunshine, and an enviable collection of furnishings help this well-appointed living room carry on in Haifa’s great modernist tradition.

    photos by: Amit Geron
    02.19.13

  6. Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture
    In The Modern World

    Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture

    Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, makes the case that historical preservationists are finally waking up to the glories of modernist landscape architecture.

    written by: Charles Birnbaum
    03.15.13

  7. Philippe Malouin
    In The Modern World

    Philippe Malouin

    From his studio in London’s Hackney Central borough, Philippe Malouin is constantly testing ideas. “It’s sort of a cross-pollination of failed experiments that eventually leads to something...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.17.13

  8. Pauline Deltour
    In The Modern World

    Pauline Deltour

    As haute apprenticeships go, few have fared better than the French designer Pauline Deltour. After studying at the tony École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, she spent the late...

    04.22.13

  9. New Duivendrecht
    In The Modern World

    New Duivendrecht

    Industrial designers Frederik Roijé and Victor le Noble founded New—a manufacturer of contemporary pieces by young Dutch designers—less than a year ago in an unlikely creative hot spot:...

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    04.22.13

  10. Lotty Lindeman and Wouter Scheublin
    In The Modern World

    Lotty Lindeman and Wouter Scheublin

    Lotty Lindeman and Wouter Scheublin's wood and ceramics workshop is located within designer Piet Hein Eek’s building, a former Philips factory in Eindhoven that was remodeled in 2010 into a...

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    04.24.13

  11. Second Look: Henry Wilson
    In The Modern World

    Second Look: Henry Wilson

    With Australian designer Henry Wilson's new A-Joint Mini, a flexible joint used to connect standardized timber, it's possible to construct simple, strong furniture on a budget using wood from a...

    04.25.13

  12. Anton Alvarez
    In The Modern World

    Anton Alvarez

    Using a tool he calls the "Thread Wrapping Machine," Swedish-Chilean designer and recent Royal College of Art graduate Anton Alvarez creates furniture bound together by glue-coated thread—no screws...

    04.25.13

  13. Product Spotlight: Schola Desk by Yota Kakuda
    In The Modern World

    Product Spotlight: Schola Desk by Yota Kakuda

    Traditional English school desks were the inspiration behind London-based Japanese designer Yota Kakuda's workstation. He used just one sheet of plywood to fashion the compact piece.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.29.13

  14. Iconic Furniture Cameos on Charles Schulz's Peanuts
    In The Modern World

    Iconic Furniture Cameos on Charles Schulz's Peanuts

    In a comic strip that appeared March 1, 1953, a Knoll Hardoy butterfly chair and an Eames LCW occupy a living room—the first appearance of mid-century modern furniture in Peanuts. Though author and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.01.13

  15. Blogger Focus: Design Destinations
    In The Modern World

    Blogger Focus: Design Destinations

    Some of our favorite bloggers handpicked design hotspots from around the globe. Here are their answers.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.31.13

  16. Lucy Feagins' Local Discoveries from Australia
    In The Modern World

    Lucy Feagins' Local Discoveries from Australia

    In our September 2013 issue, we asked some of our favorite online design writers to introduce their latest local discoveries. Check out Diana Moss of Miss Moss and Katie Treggiden of Confessions of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.06.13

  17. Johnny Strategy of Spoon & Tamago's Japanese Design Picks
    In The Modern World

    Johnny Strategy of Spoon & Tamago's Japanese Design Picks

    Johnny Strategy, of Spoon & Tamago, has been reporting on Japanese design and culture since 2007. Two years after the Tohoku earthquake, he sees the country taking an optimistic turn.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.07.13

  18. Designing with George Nelson Pieces
    In The Modern World

    Designing with George Nelson Pieces

    From the Marshmallow sofa to those glowing Bubble lamps, George Nelson’s designs are a must in many a modern interior. Here are 6 that stand out from the pages of Dwell.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.04.13

  19. 8 Design Instagrammers We Love
    In The Modern World

    8 Design Instagrammers We Love

    First, if you're not following @dwellmagazine on Instagram, what are you waiting for? And if you're like us, you can never see enough design—so here, we've rounded up eight other must-follow...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.04.13

  20. Claesson Koivisto Rune's Scandinavian Prefab Prototype
    In The Modern World

    Claesson Koivisto Rune's Scandinavian Prefab Prototype

    Claesson Koivisto Rune introduces its second iteration of the prefab home, combining time-honored Scandinavian touches with the studio’s signature polished aesthetic.

    written by: Madeline A. Potter
    12.26.13

  21. An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles
    In The Modern World

    An Innovative Net-Zero Prefab in Los Angeles

    A net-zero prefab home design is set to reinvigorate a down-at-the-heels Los Angeles neighborhood.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.29.13

  22. Photographer Candida Höfer's Lush Images of Architecture
    In The Modern World

    Photographer Candida Höfer's Lush Images of Architecture

    The photographer's large-scale interior photos function like architectural character sketches.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.09.14

  23. Designing Women
    In The Modern World

    Designing Women

    Blazing a trail through the canon of design, these 25 artisans worked to make some of the modern era’s most recognizable furniture, lighting, and objects. From the sculptural pottery of Eva...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.02.09

  24. By the Book
    In The Modern World

    By the Book

    Architect Deborah Berke has maintained a ledger full of ephemera that details memories of every dinner party she’s hosted for the past fourteen years. Here she shares a few pages and...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    photos by: Tom Schierlitz
    08.17.12

  25. Studio Juju
    In The Modern World

    Studio Juju

    Since their debut at SaloneSatellite in 2009, Singaporean design duo Timo Wong and Priscilla Lui have been sprinting ahead of the competition. Appropriately, Rabbit and the Tortoise, one of their...

    04.17.13

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