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  1. 101 Home Cooking
    Design 101

    101 Home Cooking

    How did such a simple act become so complex? Dwell analyzes how to cut, cook, and enjoy your food - and the plate it;s served on.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.28.09

  2. 101 Manufacturing
    Design 101

    101 Manufacturing

    Manufacturing from conception to production and reproduction.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.25.09

  3. 101 Travel
    Design 101

    101 Travel

    From trains to planes, see how travel is inextricably linked to design. Plus is Philippe Starck coming to a Motel 6 near you?

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.27.09

  4. 101: Kitchens
    Design 101

    101: Kitchens

    From IKEA-mania and back to the farm, we wonder if the perfect kitchen might be an oxymoron.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    02.22.09

  5. 14 Modern Pendant Lights
    Product Reviews

    14 Modern Pendant Lights

    Flying high in the air with the greatest of ease or low over a table to accent your meal, a pendant illuminates the room like no other kind of fixture.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.10.10

  6. A Note on Our Expert: Bruce Aidells
    A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Bruce Aidells

    Bruce Aidells starting cooking professionally while a graduate student at UC Santa Cruz. 

    written by: Sam Grawe
    01.01.09

  7. A Square Meal
    Design 101

    A Square Meal

    So many recipes leave so much to chance, and that is why I love the waffle iron.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.28.09

  8. A Three-Factory Tour
    Design 101

    A Three-Factory Tour

    Inside vast concrete buildings all over the world, gizmos and gears (assisted by human hands, of course) assemble everything from enormous plasma TVs to endless rolls of colorful fabric to high-end...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    01.31.09

  9. Alvar Aalto in Lights
    Travel Reports

    Alvar Aalto in Lights

    International Style architect Alvar Aalto is undoubtedly Finland's best-known design export, and is often cited for his mastery of natural light. Less often discussed is his role as a designer of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.09.09

  10. An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California
    House Tours

    An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California

    If good fences make good neighbors, then Shino and Ken Mori are the best neighbors ever. They invite us past the charred cedar facade of their Southern California home. 

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    08.04.11

  11. Bill Stumpf Reviews 5 Modern Desks
    Product Reviews

    Bill Stumpf Reviews 5 Modern Desks

    At work, you don’t usually get to choose where you sit, but at home it’s a different story. Dwell asked designer Bill Stumpf, whose ergonomically sound chairs make overtime okay, to...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    06.02.09

  12. Bruce Aidells Reviews 5 36-inch Cooktops
    Product Reviews

    Bruce Aidells Reviews 5 36-inch Cooktops

    Not quite at home on the range? No need to boast the most roast? For boiling, frying, searing, and simmering, the drop-in cooktop is king.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.28.09

  13. Cabin Envy
    Design 101

    Cabin Envy

    I’m tired of hearing about the golden age 
of flight, that era when air hostesses (never hosts) wore Pucci uniforms, Pan Am logos adorned everything from complimentary socks to midtown...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.26.09

  14. Chef's Table
    House Tours

    Chef's Table

    When these full-time foodies renovated their Chicago condo, getting the kitchen right meant finding the right kitchen island. Editor-in-chief Sam Grawe invites himself over to sample the fruits of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    02.03.10

  15. Community of Vision
    House Tours

    Community of Vision

    A mere eight miles from Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Georgian neoclassical plantation home, and just nine miles south of Old Town Alexandria, the colonial bastion that provides much...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Eric Laignel
    03.16.09

  16. Cooler Ranch
    House Tours

    Cooler Ranch

    After searching in vain for an empty lot to build on, architect Brian White settled for a nondescript 1960s ranch that nobody else wanted—and proved that building from the ground up doesn’t always...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: John Clark
    01.18.09

  17. Curating Cologne
    City Guide

    Curating Cologne

    Gallerist Martin Kudlek shows us that there’s more to Cologne than its cathedral.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    02.26.09

  18. Designed In-House
    My House

    Designed In-House

    Mill Valley, California, might not be a hotbed of modernism, but it was here, ten years ago, that Dwell came into the world alongside founder Lara Hedberg Deam’s first home—now...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    09.07.10

  19. Designer's Block
    Design 101

    Designer's Block

    While some of Joe Columbo’s designs have proven the test of time (Alitalia still uses his plastic flatware), others were simply ahead of their time.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    01.30.09

  20. Driving: Joy Ride
    --The Future of

    Driving: Joy Ride

    San Francisco–based design team Mike and Maaike wave goodbye to the driver's seat with their concept car, the ATNMBL (the "autonomobile"). Consider it a high-tech living room on...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    11.16.09

  21. Fantastic Plastics
    Travel Reports

    Fantastic Plastics

    While in Italy for a large press event regarding the 50th Salone Del Mobile, I took the opportunity to visit Kartell's headquarters in Noviglio, just outside of Milan. In a rambling campus of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Sam Grawe
    02.11.11

  22. From Milan: Q&A with Marcel Wanders
    Travel Reports

    From Milan: Q&A with Marcel Wanders

    Soon after arriving in Milan, relieved at having made it through the nine-hour airline delay and gotten to Italy in one piece, we met up with Marcel Wanders. The Dutch designer is a fixture in the...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.22.09

  23. From Milan: Q&A with Sam Hecht
    Travel Reports

    From Milan: Q&A with Sam Hecht

    Every year, journalists make the pilgrimage to Milan in the hope of finding products that are unique, that offer a new typology, and that may very well one day revolutionize the way we live. It...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.22.09

  24. From Milan: Q&A with Shigeru Ban
    Travel Reports

    From Milan: Q&A with Shigeru Ban

    Boldly declaring “One Chair Is Enough,” Artek, the Finnish company founded in part by legendary architect Alvar Aalto, today introduced a new product line, the 10-Unit System by Shigeru...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.23.09

  25. Gio Ponti's Parco dei Principi Hotel
    Hotels

    Gio Ponti's Parco dei Principi Hotel

    With the opening of the Royalton Hotel in 1988, Phillippe Starck ushered in the new age of boutique design hotels. But long before a front-desk-to-fourteenth-floor-faucets commission was de rigueur...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Sam Grawe
    06.06.11

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