Design Ideas

A Great Idea

Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment

Architect Michael Chen of New York firm Normal Projects masterminds the ultimate bar for a compact Chelsea apartment.



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No Early Birds

Per Söderberg and Peter Simonsson are no spring chickens, though they are certainly No Early Birds.
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Design 101

8 Spiral Staircases

Somewhere between the Villa Savoye and shag-carpeted condos in Mammoth, the spiral staircase lost its way.
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Dwell on Design

2011 Restaurant Design Awards

For the sixth year, AIA Los Angeles's Restaurant Design Awards will be announced at Dwell on Design.
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Design 101

6 Ways to Design with Marc Newson

Can’t afford to drop $2 million on a Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge? Relax, for to follow is a study of rooms from the pages of Dwell that incorporate a range of designs by the modern industrial master.

Design Icon: Eva Zeisel

Hungarian designer Eva Zeisel is best known for her sculptural organic ceramic pieces.
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Dwell on Design

From the Show Floor: FLOR Tiles

While browsing the floor at Dwell on Design I had to stop in my tracks as I noticed this brightly colored rug.
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A Great Idea

Designing for Kids: 5 Rooms That Put the Fun in Functional

For a youthful perspective on design's playful potential, look no farther than this slideshow. These five rooms put the fun back in functional.
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How To

Steelwood Chair: Perimeters

The next tool makes a perpendicular fold around the sheet’s perimeter, which allows the hard edges to be folded away from the smooth backrest. Parts of this fold will become armrests.


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Gimme Shelter

Earlier this month, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education opened their Gimme Shelter exhibition, featuring six temporary woodland shelters that offer places of rest and respite to the…


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Video: Emerging Designer: Jason Miller

The first subject in our emerging designers series, Jason Miller draws on threadbare bits of Americana, serving up something entirely new with a sly, subversive spin.