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  1. 10 Diagrams that Changed City Planning
    Event Spotlight

    10 Diagrams that Changed City Planning

    From now until February 15, SPUR in San Francisco is holding a rather interesting exhibition on the charts, diagrams, and visualizations that have changed the face of urban planning. From Ebenezer...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.12

  2. 10 Luxurious Linens
    Product Reviews

    10 Luxurious Linens

    Sheets, duvets—heck, even an occasional sham. We’ve made the trek through a welter of modern linens and things and come up with a collection that will have you in bed early and sleeping...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.26.10

  3. 10 Sturdy Desk Chairs
    Product Reviews

    10 Sturdy Desk Chairs

    Whether wrought from molded aluminum or the latest techno-mesh, few seats work harder than the sturdy desk chair. We worked a few over.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    08.12.10

  4. 131-Day House
    My House

    131-Day House

    Architect Jayna Cooper had never designed a house before, much less played general contractor, when she broke ground on her new home in the middle of Los Angeles in 2009. After a grueling four...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.11.12

  5. 20/200 Vision
    Design 101

    20/200 Vision

    What if you could get a real work of art for as little as $20? And it’s not 
a coffeehouse portrait of Neil Young?

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.30.10

  6. 2010 Pritzker: Sejima and Nishizawa
    House Tours

    2010 Pritzker: Sejima and Nishizawa

    Kazuyo Sejima (just the second woman ever!) and Ryue Nishizawa of the Japanese architecture firm SANAA were awarded the 2010 Pritzker Prize. The pair (just the second duo to win the Pritzker Prize)...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.29.10

  7. 3 Tips for Mid-Century Modern Collectors
    Post

    3 Tips for Mid-Century Modern Collectors

    One of the great pleasures of visiting the McKenzie Residence in our September 2012 story "Borrego Springs Eternal," is owner Stacey Chapman Paton's collection of mid-century furniture...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.20.12

  8. 4 Striking Wall Shelves
    Product Reviews

    4 Striking Wall Shelves

    Bar the bookcase and forswear the end table; a striking wall shelf may be all you need to refresh a sagging interior.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    10.01.11

  9. 5 Latin American Design Destinations
    Travel Reports

    5 Latin American Design Destinations

    Should your summer travels take you south of the border, we've rounded up all the architecture and design hotspots in this quintet of Latin American city guides. From Mexico City to Lima, here's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.02.13

  10. 8 Issues Dedicated to Small Spaces
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    8 Issues Dedicated to Small Spaces

    At Dwell, we've loved small spaces from the get-go. Cruise through these eight issues from our archive to see all the ways that small is smart.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.22.13

  11. 8 Questions for Giulio Cappellini
    Interviews

    8 Questions for Giulio Cappellini

    A San Francisco-based lecture series, Design Assembly, kicked off with a talk from one of the dons of contemporary furniture, Giulio Cappellini. He spoke to a full crowd of local design fans at...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.25.12

  12. 9 Amazing Modern Houses by Paul Archer
    Books

    9 Amazing Modern Houses by Paul Archer

    We're big fans of British architect Paul Archer, so much so that we ran a story on the incredible Green Orchard house he designed for his parents in our June 2013 issue. Naturally we were thrilled...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.14.13

  13. 9 Modern Masterpieces by A. Quincy Jones
    Post

    9 Modern Masterpieces by A. Quincy Jones

    Though he's often lumped in as one of Joseph's Eichler's gang—and we certainly love what Eichler did for the modern tract home—architect A. Quincy Jones is a midcentury lion in his own right. And...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.28.13

  14. A Bold Bathroom in Marfa
    Post

    A Bold Bathroom in Marfa

    Designer Barbara Hill, whose renovation of a West Texas dance hall we adore, admits to putting her bathtub in the middle of her bedroom for "purely romantic reasons." From the bed, she can gaze...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    03.08.13

  15. A Clever Window Treatment: Bus Graphics
    Finishing Touch

    A Clever Window Treatment: Bus Graphics

    From an unlikely source comes a clever privacy solution for a pair of prefabbed town houses in Los Angeles.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Sharon Risedorph
    01.07.13

  16. A Dramatic San Francisco Living Room
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    A Dramatic San Francisco Living Room

    "A fallacy about modernism is that every space should be light,” says San Francisco architect Abigail Turin about her Pacific Heights home. “I don’t need every space in my house to be bright and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    03.04.13

  17. A Greener Version of Clorox Cleans Up
    Post

    A Greener Version of Clorox Cleans Up

    Clorox launched an eco-friendly line of cleansers earlier this year and has seen its Green Works line leap to the head of the green cleansers class.  A recent story in the San Francisco...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.21.08

  18. A London Ramble
    Travel Reports

    A London Ramble

    At the tail end of my Scottish excursion last month, I got a chance to visit London. It was my first time in the city and man was I floored. I loved it to bits and can't wait to go...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.07.10

  19. A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic
    Houses We Love

    A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic

    A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the next generation.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Caren Alpert
    12.30.12

  20. A Northern Haven
    House Tours

    A Northern Haven

    North Haven, a rocky island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, is quintessentially New England. As it happens, so is this boat barn–inspired brand of rugged, regional modernism.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    06.17.09

  21. A Pair of Modern Nativity Scenes
    Product

    A Pair of Modern Nativity Scenes

    Whether you prefer your Christmas decor splashy or humble, this pair of nativity scenes from a two fountainheads of modern design should see you, Mary, baby Jesus, and all the wisemen through the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.20.11

  22. A Piece of Home
    House Tours

    A Piece of Home

    Made of hardy Scottish materials and holding a Japanese heart, this Edinburgh house shows that two architects from disparate cultures can design a home that bridges the gap.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Ben Anders
    07.27.11

  23. A Proper Primer on Modernism
    Books

    A Proper Primer on Modernism

    The historicization of modern architecture is quick to lionize Mies, Gropius, Wright and others, but too often treats them as though they existed in a vacuum, a far-sighted brotherhood whose sole...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.28.09

  24. A Surfer's Small Modern Backyard
    Outdoor

    A Surfer's Small Modern Backyard

    We've called out our outdoor furniture favorites before, but the deft use of these Loop chairs by Willy Guhl for Eternit puts them squarely on our list. Matt Jacobson and Kristopher Dukes's small...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    03.25.13

  25. A Week at the Airport: Part I
    Books

    A Week at the Airport: Part I

    Not so long ago I read the English pop philospher and writer Alain de Botton's book The Architecture of Happiness. It was a middling book, one that took great pains to make the case that the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.26.10

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