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  1. Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion
    Event Spotlight

    Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion

    Love her or hate her, Zaha Hadid's scope is remarkable in terms of the breadth of designs as well as in their diverse locales. Her opera house in Guangzhou was shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.13.11

  2. Wrapqarw by To-mo-ni
    Product

    Wrapqarw by To-mo-ni

    Designer Naoto Yoshida found a new use for scrap wood from the furniture industry in Japan: an organizer to wrangle unruly cords. The clever Wrapqarw contraption ($20–$25) comes in three...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.15.12

  3. Wood House Dining Room
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    Wood House Dining Room

    In the Auckland, New Zealand, house architect Michal O'Sullivan designed for a family of four, natural materials and neutral tones come together to create an inviting interior. The wood ceiling is...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.05.13

  4. Winter Wonderlands
    House Tours

    Winter Wonderlands

    The chill of winter is soon to set in. Thinking toward blustery days ahead, we've corralled a series of modern homes set amid snowy surroundings and with cozy interiors, ranging from a cabin built...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.29.12

  5. Winners of the Inside 2013 Design Competition
    Event Spotlight

    Winners of the Inside 2013 Design Competition

    We're thrilled to announce the winners of Inside 2013, a design contest seeking to "promote the research, exploration, and investigation currently happening amongst today's emerging talent." Using...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.20.13

  6. Winners of "Healthy Homes" for Haiti
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    Winners of "Healthy Homes" for Haiti

    In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, ARCHIVE, a non-profit whose efforts center on the use of housing as a strategy for preventing illness and providing care among...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.12.11

  7. Winners of "Bright Ideas" Announced
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    Winners of "Bright Ideas" Announced

    Eco-living experts Inhabitat just announced the winning designs in their Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition. The goal? To showcase the energy-efficiency and environmental sustainability of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.17.11

  8. Webshop We Love: Rodale's
    Shops

    Webshop We Love: Rodale's

    Look no further than online shop Rodale's for a well-edited selection of eco-friendly items. Products span clothing to kitchenware to bedding, all selected because they're manufactured in a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.23.13

  9. Webshop to Watch: Son & Dotter
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    Webshop to Watch: Son & Dotter

    Son & Dotter, a new webshop launched in September by Sabrina Bello, aims to bring hard-to-find Scandinavian designs to the U.S. market. Included in their growing roster are brands like HAY ...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.09.12

  10. Wearable Fitness Tech at CES 2014
    A Great Idea

    Wearable Fitness Tech at CES 2014

    The wearable technology trend has gone gangbusters. At the 2014 International CES, electronic fitness trackers had a strong presence on the show floor. Here's a sampling.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.10.14

  11. Watch an Unassuming House Unfold into a Community Theater
    A Great Idea

    Watch an Unassuming House Unfold into a Community Theater

    The tiny city of York, Alabama, is located a three hour drive west of Montgomery, near the Mississippi border. There, artist Matthew Mazzotta has created a project with the Coleman Center for the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.23.13

  12. Walnut Planters by Revolution Design House
    Product

    Walnut Planters by Revolution Design House

    Portland's Revolution Design House has just released a walnut version of its popular Boxcar planters. The small, angular pieces can be displayed individually or in a group—ideal for tabletop...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.05.13

  13. Vote for Dwell in the Webbys!
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    Vote for Dwell in the Webbys!

    We here at Dwell are happy that our mobile app has been nominated for a Webby award! We're calling on your help to rock the vote. Download our FREE app for Android and iPhone and vote for us here!...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.25.11

  14. Visionary Architect Focus: Paolo Soleri
    Rewind

    Visionary Architect Focus: Paolo Soleri

    Countercultural architect Paolo Soleri looked beyond the bounds of four walls and a roof to orchestrate his vision for comprehensive ecological design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.27.13

  15. Usefulness in Small Things
    Books

    Usefulness in Small Things

    I've always been a firm believer that some of the most interesting design is found in the objects we use everyday. As much as I do love those specific objects meant to be perched on mantles or be...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.25.11

  16. University Place Apartment
    Renovation

    University Place Apartment

    After a young couple purchased an apartment in New York City's Greenwich Village, they turned to Matthew Miller of local firm StudioLAB to rescue its dark, closed-off interiors. The 800-square-foot...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.07.12

  17. Unbuilt San Francisco
    Event Spotlight

    Unbuilt San Francisco

    Visions of the future have long captivated audiences—science-fiction fans, designers, and architects alike. A new exhibition organized by the AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture +...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.22.13

  18. Tumblr of the Week: Wandrlustr
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    Tumblr of the Week: Wandrlustr

    Superstudio collages, counterculture architecture at its finest, 1970s Hollywood sirens, Googie signage, and photographs from the likes of Wim Wenders and Lee Friedlander. There's nothing not to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.01.13

  19. Tumblr of the Week: Usrdck
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    Tumblr of the Week: Usrdck

    "Cool things around the globe. Every day. Always fresh."—that's the motto of Frankfurt, Germany–based photographer Maik Lipp's Tumblr. We like Lipp's mix of architecture, interiors, products, and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.11.13

  20. Tumblr of the Week: Subtilitas
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    Tumblr of the Week: Subtilitas

    Take a visual tour of Subtilitas, "a collection of images, moments, ideas, and spaces that inspire, inform, agitate, and influence a Los Angeles–based architectural designer."

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.22.13

  21. Tumblr of the Week: Ryan Panos
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    Tumblr of the Week: Ryan Panos

    In his eponymous Tumblr, Ryan Panos offers a cool selection of high-contrast black-and-white photographs that depict the abstract and geometric side of architecture. These aren't your warm and cozy...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.16.13

  22. Tumblr of the Week: Remash
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    Tumblr of the Week: Remash

    Featuring "architecture and other stuff for the visually inclined," Remash puts forth a selection of photographs culled from blogs like ArchDaily, Designboom, Dezeen, and ArchitectureAU. If your...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.12.13

  23. Tumblr of the Week: Budapest Poster Gallery
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    Tumblr of the Week: Budapest Poster Gallery

    The first installment in our Tumblr of the Week series focuses on the site Budapest Poster Gallery, a collection ranging from politically charged propaganda to movie promotions to advertising. We...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.28.13

  24. Travel Pick: The Dean Hotel in Providence
    Hotels

    Travel Pick: The Dean Hotel in Providence

    In Providence, Rhode Island, Ari Heckman and his design firm ASH NYC transform a century-old structure with a storied past into a boutique hotel that pays homage to its roots. With affordable rates...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.20.14

  25. Tools and Appliances to Master Your Chores
    Product Reviews

    Tools and Appliances to Master Your Chores

    For simple repairs and household chores, the smartest pieces get the job done correctly and efficiently.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.11.14

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