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  1. Z for Two
    Green

    Z for Two

    In Portland, Oregon, two adjoining six-story homes on a formerly run-down urban lot add to the neighborhood’s density and its green cred.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Shawn Records
    07.30.10

  2. Yummy Interiors
    Design 101

    Yummy Interiors

    These designers believe that dining out definitely shouldn’t make you feel like you’re staying in.

    written by: Ken Scrudato
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.28.09

  3. Young Designers Make an impression at Design Indaba
    Post

    Young Designers Make an impression at Design Indaba

    Thomas Heatherwick stole the show at the first day of the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday when he unveiled his plans to recast a century-old silo on the city’s...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.26.14

  4. Young Designers
    Design 101

    Young Designers

    Branching out and doing your own thing is a brave and bold move at any time and any age. That said, the 21 visionaries we profile here—–designers 
of interiors, graphics, architecture,...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.15.10

  5. Yota Kakuda
    Profiles

    Yota Kakuda

    A self-proclaimed “collector of old stuff,” designer Yota Kakuda finds inspiration in vintage objects found in junk shops and flea markets. He is constantly gathering vinyl records ...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.23.12

  6. Yong Jeong
    Profiles

    Yong Jeong

    Based in Seoul, Yong Jeong is a recent art school graduate whose inventive and boldly colorful industrial designs owe a debt to the South Korean designer Joongho Choi. Jeong’s One table calendar is...

    written by: William Lamb
    04.03.14

  7. Wrong Woods
    How To

    Wrong Woods

    Established & Sons—The Wrong Woods furniture series is a collaboration between designer Sebastian Wrong and artist Richard Woods for Established & Sons. Wrong creates the object,...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Jeremy Murch
    01.25.09

  8. Wren & Cooper Debut the Simple Chair
    Product

    Wren & Cooper Debut the Simple Chair

    Pennsylvania design studio Wren & Cooper releases the Simple Chair.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.04.13

  9. Worth the Wait
    House Tours

    Worth the Wait

    Tucked into the side of a scenic San Francisco hill, one of the city’s more diminutive houses battles everything from dry rot to obstructionist neighbors in order to grow up.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Zubin Shroff
    04.30.09

  10. Wooden Furniture Handcrafted in Minnesota
    Product

    Wooden Furniture Handcrafted in Minnesota

    Matt Eastvold founded Eastvold Furniture 11 years ago, but the Minnesota native says he'd been doing woodworking as a hobby long before that. The furniture maker designs and creates heirloom...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.14.14

  11. Winter Inspirations: Icy Blues and Snowy Whites
    Product Reviews

    Winter Inspirations: Icy Blues and Snowy Whites

    Blanket your home with the crisp whites and icy blues of sparkling winter snow. Shop this collection of sleek, and beautiful seasonal pieces from the new Dwell Store. Intriguing light fixtures,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.12.13

  12. When We Talk About Good Design
    Essay

    When We Talk About Good Design

    Many architects and designers, when talked down from the theoretical towers of “sculptural forms” and “floating volumes” and made to speak of their craft in humbler terms,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.05.10

  13. West Side Story
    We Recommend

    West Side Story

    A comprehensive look at mid-century California design reveals a modern coming of age for the Golden State.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.28.11

  14. Werner Sobek
    Profiles

    Werner Sobek

    Werner Sobek has seen the future, and it’s high-tech, green, and efficient. The architect, engineer, and teacher’s wandering intellect and belief in the power of design have left their...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    04.14.09

  15. Well Thawed Out
    Green

    Well Thawed Out

    At the end of 2000, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Icelandic natives and partners in the Santa Monica–based design firm Minarc, bought what was essentially a teardown in the...

    written by: Kathryn Harris
    photos by: Raif Seeburger
    02.01.09

  16. Web Shop We Love: Data Modern Furnishings
    We Recommend

    Web Shop We Love: Data Modern Furnishings

    Designed and crafted in Tennessee, we love Data Modern Furnishings streamlined wood furniture.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.15.14

  17. Way Out West
    House Tours

    Way Out West

    Leaving the bustle of Washington, D.C., architect Joe Day and his wife return to California and discover that life in a single-family dwelling isn't as isolated as they had feared.

    written by: Raul Barrenche
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    06.15.09

  18. Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture
    My House

    Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture

    To maximize their small Warsaw loft, transatlantic designers Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix handcrafted a fleet of double-duty furnishings.

    written by: Sally McGrane
    11.20.12

  19. Walter Gropius, Hagerty House
    House Tours

    Walter Gropius, Hagerty House

    Walter Gropius wanted the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States, to be as close to the sea as possible. He sited the structure a precarious 20 feet from the shore and let the...

    written by: Jaci Conry
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    01.14.09

  20. W New York Downtown
    Finishing Touch

    W New York Downtown

    While in New York City last month, I spent a night at the new W New York hotel, downtown in Wall Street. Like all W's, this one was peppered with self-consciously 'cool' design-y touches, some of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.21.10

  21. Vitsœ Brings Back Dieter Rams 620 Chair Program
    Latest

    Vitsœ Brings Back Dieter Rams 620 Chair Program

    On the 50th anniversary of Dieter Rams's 620 modular seating, Vitsoe has introduced a re-engineered version of the modern classic.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.09.13

  22. Visiting H.D. Buttercup
    Shops

    Visiting H.D. Buttercup

    Without condoning knockoffs, let me say: It is a thrill to walk into a furniture shop and discover a slew of handsome and vaguely familiar-looking design pieces that I can actually afford. This was...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.17.11

  23. Viola Park's New Kitchen Islands
    Food

    Viola Park's New Kitchen Islands

    Henrybuilt and Viola Park rank high on our list of great, modern kitchen systems (a list that includes the likes of Snaidero, Berloni, Scavolini, Pedini, Boffi, Poliform, and Bulthaup to name just...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.16.11

  24. Village Green
    My House

    Village Green

    This place was a filthy dump when we bought it,” says Cathryn Barmon, sipping tea in a knockoff Le Corbusier chair. “I didn’t want to go barefoot until we’d redone the...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.18.09

  25. Victorian Secrets
    House Tours

    Victorian Secrets

    Have you ever walked past a house on your way to work and thought, Wouldn’t it be nice to live there. Artist Judith Brenner did. But unlike most of us, Judith loved the house so much that, in July...

    written by: Amanda Talbot
    photos by: Richard Powers
    01.19.09

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