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  1. Rising Above It All
    House Tours

    Rising Above It All

    Set atop a 1908 warehouse in the Courtenay Precinct of Wellington, New Zealand, the three apartments by Architecture Workshop glow like lanterns at dusk, signaling a new day for this once-seedy...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Richard Powers
    01.17.09

  2. Net Assets
    House Tours

    Net Assets

    Argentinean materials, a roiling economy, and a pinch of personal tumult served as the recipe for furniture designer Alejandro Sticotti’s Buenos Aires oasis.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    06.17.09

  3. Protect and Conserve
    In The Modern World

    Protect and Conserve

    In construction-mad Beijing, “development happens at a crazy speed, like a tsunami,” says Matthew Xinyu Hu, the former managing director of the nonprofit Beijing Cultural Heritage...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.10.10

  4. Designed for Play
    Post

    Designed for Play

    Some of my earliest memories are of playgrounds: launching myself into a pit of plastic balls outside a fast-food restaurant in New York and whizzing down (and scratching my arm) on the horrifying...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.21.10

  5. Films for Design Aficionados
    Event Spotlight

    Films for Design Aficionados

    In conjunction with TechnoCRAFT, an exhibition at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts that explores the fading boundary between the role of designer and consumer, curator Joel Shepard...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.20.10

  6. Workstead Lighting
    Product of the Day

    Workstead Lighting

    Earlier this month, Workstead, a Brooklyn–based design firm comprised of Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler, unveiled their fledgling line of lighting.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.22.10

  7. Logo Showdown
    Post

    Logo Showdown

    I recently spent an afternoon merrily clicking my way through 'Brand New,' a website manned by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit, two graphic designers who dedicate themselves to, among other...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.26.10

  8. The View From Phoenix
    Travel Reports

    The View From Phoenix

    Earlier this week, I spent two days in Phoenix, reporting a story for Dwell's upcoming December/January issue. My second afternoon, local architects Cy Keener and Jay Atherton offered to take me on...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.30.10

  9. Flemish Farmhouse Kitchen
    Finishing Touch

    Flemish Farmhouse Kitchen

    For this farmhouse in the Flemish town of Outgaarden, the Belgian architects 51N4E were charged with designing a new kitchen and adjacent storage space. They decided to split their allotted budget...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.02.10

  10. Swedish Treehouse Fantasy
    Hotels

    Swedish Treehouse Fantasy

    I have a soft spot for tree houses, having built one with my dad at age 11. To me they represent the ultimate coming together of domesticity and nature; a way to feel sheltered and safe but still...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.10.10

  11. Another Country Launches
    Product of the Day

    Another Country Launches

    Another Country is a new furniture company owned by Paul de Zwart, the founding publisher of Wallpaper magazine. The pieces are produced by hand in a small workshop in Dorset, England, made of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.18.10

  12. Alex Randall's Trippy Lighting
    Post

    Alex Randall's Trippy Lighting

    Alex Randall is not your typical lighting designer. In lieu of new materials, the British lighting designer raids salvage yards and taxidermy shops to create truly innovative and often creepy ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.12.10

  13. James Dyson Award Finalists
    Event Spotlight

    James Dyson Award Finalists

    The James Dyson Award, which "seeks to single out the best in problem-solving student design," recently announced their regional finalists, selected from over 500 submission entries. The...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.13.10

  14. The Future of Solar?
    Product of the Day

    The Future of Solar?

    The Brooklyn–based start-up SMIT (Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology) was formed in 2005 by the brother and sister team of Samuel and Teresita Cochran. Their goal: to invent a hybrid...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.18.10

  15. Down-to-Earth Design Online
    Product of the Day

    Down-to-Earth Design Online

    I recently happened upon the website of Pedlars, a family-run design shop based in rural Scotland. Run by the husband-and-wife team of Charlie and Caroline Gladstone, the company started out as a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.23.10

  16. BDDW's Handmade Record Players
    Product of the Day

    BDDW's Handmade Record Players

    When Tyler Hays founded BDDW more than a decade ago, the company wore many hats: depending on the project, it might be a design-build construction company, a recording studio, an architecture firm,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.24.10

  17. Street Value Book
    Product of the Day

    Street Value Book

    Dwell Creative Director Kyle Blue recently introduced me to the diverse and inspiring work of the New York-based graphic design firm Project Projects. So I was excited to get my hands on one of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.26.10

  18. H2Hotel in Healdsburg
    Travel Reports

    H2Hotel in Healdsburg

    Last weekend I spent a night at the new H2Hotel, the sister property of Hotel Healdsburg, which is one of my favorite places to stay in Sonoma County. Conceived as a younger, hipper, more...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.03.10

  19. Medlock Ames' New Tasting Room
    Travel Reports

    Medlock Ames' New Tasting Room

    When I was in Healdsburg checking out H2Hotel, I took a little detour to Medlock Ames' recently opened tasting room and bar, which is on the site and in the footprint of the century-old...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.27.10

  20. Modern Thank-You Notes
    Product of the Day

    Modern Thank-You Notes

    GIGI PRESS, a new Los Angeles–based letterpress company, sent me samples of their work last week, and I love their clean, modern aesthetic. Check out the boxed thank you notes emblazoned...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.30.10

  21. Inside Woodshop
    Travel Reports

    Inside Woodshop

    We trekked to San Francisco's foggy Outer Sunset neighborhood to check out Woodshop, a collective of four artist and designers who came together through a shared interest in craft, design, and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.13.10

  22. New York's LomoWall
    Finishing Touch

    New York's LomoWall

    I just got back from a week in New York City, reporting a handful of stories for Dwell (we're featuring many amazing projects in 2011... stay tuned!). I'll be posting a slideshow of my adventures...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.23.10

  23. A Whirlwind New York Visit
    Travel Reports

    A Whirlwind New York Visit

    Last week I spent a few days running around Manhattan (sometimes literally) reporting a handful of upcoming stories for Dwell. In addition to seeing many inspiring projects and meeting many...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.28.10

  24. Crowd-Sourced Product Design
    Product of the Day

    Crowd-Sourced Product Design

    Founded by the 23-year-old entrepreneur Ben Kaufman—who previously developed an award-winning iPod accessory when he was still in high school—Quirky offers a, yes, quirky new approach...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.28.10

  25. John Pawson: Plain Space
    Books

    John Pawson: Plain Space

    "John Pawson Plain Space," a retrospective of British architect John Pawson's work, is on view at London's Design Museum until January 2011. Coinciding with the exhibition, Phaidon Press...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.30.10

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