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  1. 'Souped Up' Green Architecture
    Travel Reports

    'Souped Up' Green Architecture

    In a new exhibition at A+D Los Angeles, five architects—who at one time or another have worked at Jones, Partners: Architecture (J,P:A)—each created architectural propositions that use ...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    02.15.11

  2. Chris Burden's Big City Dreams
    A Great Idea

    Chris Burden's Big City Dreams

    Judging from the ecstatic mood, it may as well have been Christmas morning at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as Angelenos finally got a much-awaited first look at Chris Burden’s...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    01.13.12

  3. Designing the Modern World Award
    Dwell on Design

    Designing the Modern World Award

    Choosing the finalists and, eventually, the winners wasn't the only difficult task at the Modern World Awards. Designing the face of the award was a feat in and of itself. We chatted with Creative...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.25.11

  4. Dream Hatcher
    Outdoor

    Dream Hatcher

    Our latest special issue, Dwell Outdoor, is on newsstands now and available to order here. A guidebook of sorts for making super-livable indoor/outdoor space, Dwell Outdoor pulls out some...

    written by: Carren Jao
    04.15.12

  5. Eames Demetrios for Herman Miller
    Dwell on Design

    Eames Demetrios for Herman Miller

    Dwell on Design’s Design Innovation Stage started off strong with an interview between Editor-in-Chief Sam Grawe and Eames Demetrios, Director of the Eames Office and grandchild of Charles...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.24.11

  6. Exploring Inner Space at SCI-Arc
    Event Spotlight

    Exploring Inner Space at SCI-Arc

    In Out of Memory, currently on view at SCI-Arc's gallery in Los Angeles, architect Patrick Tighe transports visitors to another plane with an experiential installation that combines light,...

    written by: Carren Jao
    02.26.11

  7. Fabian Debora for Homeboy Industries
    Dwell on Design

    Fabian Debora for Homeboy Industries

    Tote bags are today’s essential accessory. Not only is it a more sustainable alternative to using plastic grocery bags, but it also provides a canvas on which a great message can spread.

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.24.11

  8. Fantastical Photographic Maps
    Event Spotlight

    Fantastical Photographic Maps

    If photography is an act of capturing reality, then artist Sohei Nishino has gone leaps and bounds further than most with his “diorama maps.” Influenced by the 18th century Japanese...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.29.11

  9. From the Show Floor: Eve Troeh
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Eve Troeh

    Making a green decision isn’t always easy. The cost can be daunting, labeling isn’t always as helpful as it should be, and let's not get started on the myriad of marketing gimmicks out...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.25.11

  10. From the Show Floor: Pecha Kucha
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Pecha Kucha

    The Design and Innovation stage closed the day with a bang in a fast-paced Pecha Kucha-style presentation of six potentially world-changing design ideas.

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.26.11

  11. From the Show Floor: Sasaki
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Sasaki

    Bass beats suddenly stream from Dwell on Design’s speakers. It’s not an African drum, but a public broadcast of someone’s heartbeat. Alongside the beat, Sasaki, the silver space...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.26.11

  12. From the Show Floor: SoCal Ed
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: SoCal Ed

    Before investing in that solar panel or hot new electric vehicle, one of the most immediate ways we can be more energy efficient is to look within our homes to find ways to consume smarter. Easier...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.24.11

  13. Go West: DOD Westside Home Tour
    Travel Reports

    Go West: DOD Westside Home Tour

    June gloom greeted the Dwell on Design tourists early Saturday morning, but that didn’t damper their enthusiasm to get up close and personal with six residences in Dwell on Design’s...

    written by: Carren Jao
    06.21.11

  14. Green & Affordable Prefab Home Debuts in Palm Springs
    House Tours

    Green & Affordable Prefab Home Debuts in Palm Springs

    Tours of John Lautner’s Elrod House or the Annenberg’s newly re-opened Sunnylands may leave us wondering if we could ever afford a modernist luxury for ourselves, but thankfully...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Izumi Tanaka
    02.17.12

  15. Living in Marina del Rey
    Renovation

    Living in Marina del Rey

    When Joe Borst saw an affordable bungalow in a Marina del Ray neighborhood filled with either condos or mansions, he knew he found a perfect place for him and his girlfriend Maria Torres to live in...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.08.12

  16. Material Explorations with L.A. Firm Layer
    Interviews

    Material Explorations with L.A. Firm Layer

    Situated at the cross-section of architecture, art, and installation, Los Angeles–based architectural practice Layer has consistently managed to delight and surprise. Complex yet not...

    written by: Carren Jao
    07.31.12

  17. Modern World Award Winners Announced
    Dwell on Design

    Modern World Award Winners Announced

    We just wrapped up our first-ever Modern World Awards, where we put our official stamp of approval on 25 objects that have delighted us over the past year. “We’ve always thought that...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.25.11

  18. Mud Mavens: Mud Girls Founder Jen Gobby
    Interviews

    Mud Mavens: Mud Girls Founder Jen Gobby

    Just off Canada's west coast near Vancouver is a paradise for self-sufficiency seekers. Approximately five miles wide and thirteen-and-a-half miles long, Lasqueti Island is home to poets, artists,...

    written by: Carren Jao
    08.15.12

  19. Product Design by Femme Den
    Post

    Product Design by Femme Den

    At this point, it's virtually ingrained in the popular consciousness: “Women make up 50 percent of the population and 85 percent of purchase decisions," says Karena Cameron of Femme Den,...

    written by: Carren Jao
    08.16.12

  20. The Giving Tree
    House Tours

    The Giving Tree

    A bright idea blossomed close to home for Modal Design principal Daniel Monti. Tasked to create a low-maintenance, multi-generational home for his parents, his family, his brother’s children...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Benny Chan
    08.03.11

  21. 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

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