Latest Articles in Metal

Modern backyard living area with door by Sand Studios

Designed In-House

Mill Valley, California, might not be a hotbed of modernism, but it was here, ten years ago, that Dwell came into the world alongside founder Lara Hedberg Deam’s first home—now renovated by her husband, Chris Deam. Here’s the story behind the place that started it all.
September 7, 2010
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The Stealth Winery

Thousands of oenophiles trek to California’s Napa Valley each year to indulge in its scenic vistas and celebrated wineries. While the Chandons and Mondavis of the Valley are open to the throngs of tourists who ogle at the modern-day spectacle that is wine tasting, one remains closed on most days. And on the rare occasions that the Dominus Estate opens its silver gates to the public, it does so for architectural tours—not tastings. When I took one look at the building’s modernist sensibilities, I instantly knew why.
August 16, 2010
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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.
July 30, 2010
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Striking Angular Cottage in Connecticut

What happens when the guest house becomes home? Retired couple Suzanne and Brooks Kelley found out when a pair of brainy New Haven architects breathed new architectural life into the property they’ve inhabited for over thirty years.
July 28, 2010
Cafe America chair by Grain Design

Café America Chair

At our San Francisco office, we've had reuse on our minds. While perusing projects online this week, Grain Design's Café America chair caught my eye. The chair is not only made of recycled galvanized steel chain-link fencing but it also cleverly rethinks the use of the material—and was designed with its afterlife in mind as well.
July 27, 2010
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14 Modern Pendant Lights

Flying high in the air with the greatest of ease or low over a table to accent your meal, a pendant illuminates the room like no other kind of fixture.
July 10, 2010
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The First LEED for Homes–Rated House in Utah

In the land of large mountain lodge wannabes, two California natives tuck Utah’s first LEED for Homes–rated house onto the side of Emigration Canyon.  
July 1, 2010
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A Rational Approach

Typography guru Erik Spiekermann and his wife, designer Susanna Dulkinys, hate 
clutter. That’s why they love the supersleek Berlin domicile they constructed to have 
just the right lines—and a host of energy-saving features behind the scenes.  
June 28, 2010
Dwell on Design 2012 Wallter Showroom

Live from the Show Floor: Wallter

We've always admired the metal Slat Rack coat hanger by Wallter. At Dwell on Design, the Richmond, California–based design company debuted a new series of products: the Post, Wall, and Hang powder-coated spun aluminum planters. The owners, husband-wife team Max and Linda Geiser, launched the company in 2000 and continue to craft all the textiles themselves and have almost the rest of their collection fabricated two miles down the street. Dwell associate editor Miyoko Ohtake popped by the Wallter booth and chatted with Max about the company and the new pieces.  
June 26, 2010