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  1. '9 + 1 Ways of Being Political' Exhibition at MoMA
    Event Spotlight

    '9 + 1 Ways of Being Political' Exhibition at MoMA

    Spanning utopian works from the 1960s to a performance piece examining present-day domestic spaces, the exhibition 9 + 1 Ways of Being Political: 50 years of Political Stances in Architecture and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.06.13

  2. 'Feast in the House of Simon' Series
    Product

    'Feast in the House of Simon' Series

    With its powder-coated frame, subtly beveled top, bright hues, and no-frills minimalist feel, the Feast in the House of Simon table is firmly planted in the present day. It might surprise you to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.17.12

  3. 'Grant Mudford: Building' at Woodbury University
    Event Spotlight

    'Grant Mudford: Building' at Woodbury University

    Grant Mudford is the 2014 winner of the Julius Shulman Award for Excellence in Photography. To celebrate the Australian photographer's prolific body of work—which ranges from architectural to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.01.14

  4. 'One Thousand Doors, No Exit'
    Event Spotlight

    'One Thousand Doors, No Exit'

    "One Thousand Doors, No Exit" is currently on view until April 2nd at the Graham Foundation in Chicago. The exhibition features two photographic series by Swiss-born artist Nicolas...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.09.11

  5. 'West Coast Modern' by Zahid Sardar
    Books

    'West Coast Modern' by Zahid Sardar

    Frequent Dwell contributor Zahid Sardar has two new books out that would be welcome additions to any architecture or industrial-design library: West Coast Modern published by Gibbs Smith and 100...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.29.13

  6. "Born to Rewild" with Landscape Designer Margie Ruddick
    Interviews

    "Born to Rewild" with Landscape Designer Margie Ruddick

    We're thrilled to welcome Margie Ruddick, this year's winner of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture, to Dwell on Design. In a panel on "rewilding" our cities, Ruddick...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.21.13

  7. "Fare" Trade Furniture
    Event Spotlight

    "Fare" Trade Furniture

    As Andy Freeberg perused Chelsea's galleries he noticed an interesting phenomenon: at some of the most prominent galleries, the only human presence was a person's head poking from the top of an...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Andy Freeberg
    09.12.10

  8. 10 Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Architecture
    House Tours

    10 Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Architecture

    If you caught our recent round up of shipping container homes, you know there's no shortage of innovative adaptations to the boxy cargo pieces. We can't get enough of them, either, and here we...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.30.12

  9. 10 Cozy Modern Living Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    10 Cozy Modern Living Rooms

    A renovated concrete abode in Belgium, Jonathan Adler's quirky Shelter Island beachside retreat, and a British farmhouse are just a few projects in our collection of living rooms that showcase the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.03.14

  10. 10 Cozy Pillows and Throws
    We Recommend

    10 Cozy Pillows and Throws

    'Tis the season for curling up by the fireplace with comfy pillows and throws. Here are ten of our favorites to help you weather winter in style.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.02.13

  11. 10 Minimalist Dream Kitchens
    Houses We Love

    10 Minimalist Dream Kitchens

    "A kitchen provides physical and spiritual nourishment, and for many homes it is the heart and soul of family life," writes celebrated tastemaker Sir Terence Conran in Kitchen Book. Here, we...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.13.13

  12. 10 New Releases from Alessi
    Product

    10 New Releases from Alessi

    For the fall and winter 2012 collection, Italian design company Alessi has launched quite a few handsome products ranging from cookware to servingware to furniture. This season reflects a few very...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.12.12

  13. 10 Olson Kundig Houses
    Houses We Love

    10 Olson Kundig Houses

    If there's one material Tom Kundig of Seattle firm Olson Kundig Architects is known for deploying in his projects, it's steel. Whether polished to a spectacular luster or left to weather with the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.13.14

  14. 10 Reasons to Join the City Modern Home Tours
    Event Spotlight

    10 Reasons to Join the City Modern Home Tours

    The Dwell home tours in Los Angeles are an annual highlight and due to popular request, we've brought them to New York for the City Modern architecture festival. Spy five stunning residences...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.28.12

  15. 10 Spectacular Dream Homes
    House Tours

    10 Spectacular Dream Homes

    Arresting vistas, alluring interiors, striking architecture, and handsome furniture: all elements of the following 10 spectacular dream homes that will fill you with serious house envy.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.18.13

  16. 10 Tiny Houses We Love
    House Tours

    10 Tiny Houses We Love

    We've dedicated the pages in our November 2012 issue to living large in small spaces, whether they're 235, 900, or 2,000 square feet. But there's more! The Dwell archive features scores of small...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.05.12

  17. 10 Ways to Use Benches
    A Great Idea

    10 Ways to Use Benches

    "Warming the bench" takes on new meaning when used as a feature in modern homes. From patio perches to living room seats, the versatile piece of furniture is a welcome addition in the 10 residences...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.10.13

  18. 12 Questions for Luis Urculo
    Interviews

    12 Questions for Luis Urculo

    I've long been intrigued by the overlap of design, art, and architecture, and one of the most interesting practitioners working in that realm today is Madrid-based Luis Urculo, whose works tread...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.18.12

  19. 2011 American Craft Council Show
    Travel Reports

    2011 American Craft Council Show

    This past weekend, the American Craft Council—one of the country's oldest organizations championing handicrafts—celebrated its 70th birthday at its annual show at Fort Mason in San...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    08.15.11

  20. 2012 Curry Stone Prize Winners
    Profiles

    2012 Curry Stone Prize Winners

    For its fifth anniversary, the Curry Stone Foundation—a charitable organization that celebrates community-oriented design projects—has announced the five recipients in its annual...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.05.12

  21. 2012 Dwell on Design Award Winners
    Dwell on Design

    2012 Dwell on Design Award Winners

    This year's Dwell on Design exhibitors presented an impressive array of goods ranging from kitchen and bath, furniture and accessories, outdoor, and lighting products. In the following slideshow we...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.23.12

  22. 2013 Architecture and Design Film Festival Highlights
    Event Spotlight

    2013 Architecture and Design Film Festival Highlights

    Part of New York's architecture month, this year's Architecture and Design Film Festival will feature 25 shorts and features spanning topics from the historic to the contemporary, urban planning to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.12.13

  23. 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Gents
    Gift Guides

    2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Gents

    For the holiday season, we've collected a handful of gifts tailored for the discerning and dapper gent: caps to block out the cold of winter, architect-designed cufflinks, and more.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.15.13

  24. 2013 Holiday GIft Guide: Tabletop Picks
    Gift Guides

    2013 Holiday GIft Guide: Tabletop Picks

    Giftable tabletop picks for the consummate host or hostess on your list.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.09.13

  25. 24 Products That Will Transform Your Small Space
    Product

    24 Products That Will Transform Your Small Space

    Jettison your bulky furniture and swap in pieces that are collapsible, multifunctional, and modest in size. From an energy-efficient lamp that occupies a pinch of floor space to an essential...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.24.14

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