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  1. Not Just Skating By
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    Not Just Skating By

    For years, professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek has ranted about wanting to build a skate plaza: a skate park integrated into the urban environment as a landscaped, multi-use public space. When he...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    photos by: Amanda Marsalis
    02.26.09

  2. Interview: Filmmaker Eric Bricker
    Dwell on Design

    Interview: Filmmaker Eric Bricker

    A documentary screening at Dwell on Design zooms in for a close-up on 98-year-old architectural photographer Julius Shulman and his iconic images that came to define modernism and Los Angeles with...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    05.27.09

  3. DOD Home Tour: Casa Cuadrada
    Dwell on Design

    DOD Home Tour: Casa Cuadrada

    A modern exterior opens its lemon-yellow doors wide to reveal several generations of furnishings, rich technicolor accents, and quirky contributions from the artist and architect who live within. A...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.01.09

  4. Interview: Emily Pilloton of Project H
    Dwell on Design

    Interview: Emily Pilloton of Project H

    As an architect, industrial designer and writer, Emily Pilloton realized it wasn't enough to talk about design that made a difference—she had to do it herself. The Dwell on Design speaker...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.02.09

  5. AIA LA Restaurant Design Awards
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    AIA LA Restaurant Design Awards

    What's the secret recipe for an unforgettable dining experience? The Restaurant Design Awards will showcase the winning combinations at Dwell on Design, thanks to a partnership with AIA Los Angeles...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.08.09

  6. Preview: Design and the Media
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Design and the Media

    Want to see your work in print—or pixels? It's all in the pitch. The Design and the Media panel at Dwell on Design, taking place on Friday June 26, will look at what it takes to craft an idea...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.17.09

  7. Preview: Arthur Rubinfeld
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Arthur Rubinfeld

    As president of global development at Starbucks, architect Arthur Rubinfeld and his team are responsible for everything you love about your local Starbucks, minus the coffee: That's the design,...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.24.09

  8. DOD Preview: Dror for Target
    Dwell on Design

    DOD Preview: Dror for Target

    The multidisciplinary designer Dror Benshetrit specializes in what you might call "sleight-of-hand design." With a twist of the wrist, a little audience participation, or maybe just a...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.25.09

  9. Dining Within Reach in Downtown L.A.
    Dwell on Design

    Dining Within Reach in Downtown L.A.

    When you're talking design, walking design, watching design, hearing design, touching design, feeling design, experiencing design all day long, one thing's bound to happen: You're gonna get hungry...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.25.09

  10. Dwell on Design Has Begun!
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design Has Begun!

    Good afternoon, modern design fans! We're coming to you live today from Dwell on Design, our annual conference held in a very sunny Los Angeles, California.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.26.09

  11. How to Pitch: Advice from Design Editors
    Dwell on Design

    How to Pitch: Advice from Design Editors

    Okay, so you've completed your brilliant home renovation. Now how to pitch your work to the publications? Our Design and the Media panel at Dwell on Design presented four editors from very...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.26.09

  12. Panel: Density in Los Angeles
    Dwell on Design

    Panel: Density in Los Angeles

    Despite what you might think about our infinite freeways, sprawling lawns and tract homes that march all the way to Vegas, Los Angeles actually has some pretty impressive developments that are...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.26.09

  13. Panel: Rise of the Mobile Eateries
    Dwell on Design

    Panel: Rise of the Mobile Eateries

    Who doesn't love a carne asada-serving taco truck or a smart trailer offering gourmet, local hot dogs? You'd be surprised. Despite the challenges in bringing quality food to the masses, these...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.26.09

  14. Dan Pink Kicks Off Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Dan Pink Kicks Off Dwell on Design

    Last night, the Dwell on Design 2009 keynote speaker Daniel Pink serenaded us into cocktail hour with brevity, levity and repetition.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.27.09

  15. William Krisel on Architecture
    Dwell on Design

    William Krisel on Architecture

    William Krisel knows architecture. The 84-year old architect has been licensed for a remarkable 59 years. The Getty Museum has just acquired his papers. But at a panel discussion with editor Aaron...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.27.09

  16. In Madrid: Julius Shulman's LA
    Travel Reports

    In Madrid: Julius Shulman's LA

    Last weekend, the Getty Research Institute's show Julius Shulman's Los Angeles opened in its third location, a cathedral-like neo-Mudéjar style water tower named Canal de Isabel II in Madrid...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    02.24.10

  17. Preview: Asia Now
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Asia Now

    Each year at Dwell on Design we trust the animal-like instincts of designboom to seek out and deliver the best contemporary design from around the planet. This year is no different: designboom will...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    05.21.10

  18. Preview: Reclaimed Space
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Reclaimed Space

    Among the highlights at last year's Dwell on Design was a cozy modular home created by Reclaimed Space, who hauled their one-of-a-kind structure made from reclaimed and repurposed materials all...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.08.10

  19. Preview: Project H Design
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Project H Design

    "Change for change" innocently declares a bright green vending machine, but this design intervention delivers more bang for your buck than the typical candy dispenser. The latest...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.10.10

  20. Preview: Ed Begley, Jr.
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Ed Begley, Jr.

    Ed Begley, Jr. is wearing what can most accurately be described as his uniform, a blue dress shirt unbuttoned to reveal a white t-shirt, khaki cargo shorts and Crocs with socks. Not your typical...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.11.10

  21. Preview: Eastside Home Tour
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Eastside Home Tour

    On a corner lot atop Melrose Hill, the slight rise in elevation just east of the Larchmont Village neighborhood in Los Angeles, the Ridgewood Residence glows like a lantern. Its boxes of glossy...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.17.10

  22. Dwell Patterns with Heath Ceramics
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell Patterns with Heath Ceramics

    Dwell and Sausalito–based Heath Ceramics have more than a few things in common. We're both design-focused Bay Area companies. We both have a dedication to modernism. And we both provide...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.18.10

  23. Preview: The Designer Is In
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: The Designer Is In

    You know you've got one, tucked deep within your house. Maybe you keep it locked up tight so you don't have to see it. But sooner or later you'll have to confront it: The Problem Room. But the...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.22.10

  24. 10 x 10: Dwell & Arkitip Artist Series
    Dwell on Design

    10 x 10: Dwell & Arkitip Artist Series

    Here at Dwell we've always acknowledged the power of great art, whether it's adorning the walls of a modern house, or gracing the pages of our magazine. Through the years, illustration and...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.22.10

  25. Preview: Modern Family Zone
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Modern Family Zone

    Don't leave the kids at home when you head downtown to Dwell on Design this weekend! We've got plenty of activities for the young and young-at-heart, nestled within the Modern Family Zone at...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.24.10

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