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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. The Ringmaster
    In The Modern World

    The Ringmaster

    In February, Murray Moss closed his landmark SoHo design emporium to open a smaller headquarters. Now he’s pursuing a new agenda: marrying art and design in a 21st-century Wunderkammer.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.20.12

  7. Restoration Station
    In The Modern World

    Restoration Station

    A Burnham and Root–designed train depot in small-town Iowa scores a $10,000 preservation grant.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    09.28.12

  8. In the Doghouse
    In The Modern World

    In the Doghouse

    A new project by Muji mastermind Kenya Hara celebrates the relationship between humans and dogs, one downloadable blueprint at a time.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.16.12

  9. Finds From the LA Modernism Show
    In The Modern World

    Finds From the LA Modernism Show

    The 22nd annual Los Angeles Modernism Show, held May 1–3 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, featured more than 70 exhibitors with mid-century wares trucked in from all over the country....

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.06.13

  10. 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

  11. Ghost in the Machine
    In The Modern World

    Ghost in the Machine

    Noting how changing technologies affect the way we imagine design, the bloggers behind RNDRD unearth a trove of retro-yet-futuristic computer renderings.

    written by: Josh Conrad
    photos by: Tadao Ando
    02.19.13

  12. The Simpsons Meet Dwell
    In The Modern World

    The Simpsons Meet Dwell

    In a recent episode, Springfield underwent a modern architectural renaissance with the arrival of a cool couple who move in next door to Homer, Marge, and company after finding the house has ...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.26.13

  13. 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

  14. Made in L.A.
    In The Modern World

    Made in L.A.

    With its diverse architectural landscape and community that thrives on robust design discourse, Los Angeles is an ideal home for the annual Dwell on Design show. In June, the city will, once again,...

    04.16.13

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 45 Kilo
    In The Modern World

    45 Kilo

    True to their Bauhaus training, Berlin-based designers Philipp Schöpfer and Daniel Klapsing of 45 Kilo let craft, experimentation, and industrialized production shape their work. “Everything that...

    04.18.13

  18. Lanzavecchia + Wai
    In The Modern World

    Lanzavecchia + Wai

    With products ranging from lacy neck braces to a rug for Mercedes-Benz, the globe-trotting design duo Lanzavecchia + Wai’s professional wanderings are as peripatetic as their diverse origins.

    04.19.13

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. Mara Skujeniece
    In The Modern World

    Mara Skujeniece

    Amsterdam-based Mara Skujeniece is a product designer whose work often narrates an underlying story: Porcelain candleholders have felt coasters that mimic the containers’ shadows; ceramic vases for...

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    04.23.13

  22. Joost and Kiki
    In The Modern World

    Joost and Kiki

    Design Academy Eindhoven graduates Joost van Bleiswijk and Kiki van Eijk—known as Joost & Kiki—have gained a following for their conceptual art–based furniture, but recent pieces signal a change....

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    04.23.13

  23. Daphna Laurens
    In The Modern World

    Daphna Laurens

    Daphna Isaacs Burggraaf and Laurens Manders label their collaborative oeuvre Daphna Laurens because they work so closely “It’s like finishing each other’s sentences,” says Manders. “We could not...

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    04.24.13

  24. 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

  25. 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

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