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  1. Design Leader: Michelle Kaufmann

    Design Leader: Michelle Kaufmann

    As part of our Design Leaders video series, prefab specialist Michelle Kaufmann shares her philosophy on sustainable modular construction.

    02.26.09

  2. Video: Emerging Designer: Louise Campbell

    Video: Emerging Designer: Louise Campbell

    The Danish designer Louise Campbell has animated Royal Copenhagen and other traditional brands with a playful, experimental spirit.

    02.15.09

  3. Design Leader: Adam Kalkin

    Design Leader: Adam Kalkin

    At a time when many architects are content to peddle a pat routine, Adam Kalkin is a truly original thinker. His work is industrial grit mixed with poetic touches and a dash of performance art.

    02.26.09

  4. Video: Emerging Designer: Jason Miller

    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.

    02.26.09

  5. Design Leader: Ken Isaacs

    Design Leader: Ken Isaacs

    As part of our Design Leaders video series, architect Ken Isaacs reflects on the innovative projects that defined his career, from the Shoebox House to the Knowledge Box.

    02.26.09

  6. Design Leader: Julius Shulman

    Design Leader: Julius Shulman

    As part of our Design Leaders video series, legendary architectural photographer Julius Shulman reflects on his life's work.

    02.26.09

  7. Design Leader: Kate Orff

    Design Leader: Kate Orff

    Landscape architect Kate Orff marries urbanism and environmentalism, creating instances of nature among skyscrapers and concrete.

    02.20.09

  8. Emerging Designers: Della Valle Bernheimer

    Emerging Designers: Della Valle Bernheimer

    From the creative foment of Brooklyn comes Della Valle Bernheimer, a young design firm committed to new forms of collaborating.

    02.26.09

  9. Emerging Designer: Jake Barton

    Emerging Designer: Jake Barton

    Jake Barton is designing a new breed of museum, one that favors local voices over curatorial authority. They are places for dialogue, not lectures.

    02.26.09

  10. Design Leader: The ReBuilding Center

    Design Leader: The ReBuilding Center

    As part of our Design Leaders video series, Shane Endicott discusses the genesis and growth of the ReBuilding Center in Portland, Oregon.

    02.26.09

  11. Design Leader: David Baker

    Design Leader: David Baker

    As part of our Design Leaders video series, David Baker explores San Francisco's growing Livable City campaign.

    02.26.09

  12. Design Leader: Kathryn McCamant

    Design Leader: Kathryn McCamant

    As part of our Design Leaders video series, architect and cohousing expert Kathryn McCamant talks about a lesson learned from the Danes: Bringing houses together brings people together.

    02.20.09

  13. Design Leader: Christopher Deam

    Design Leader: Christopher Deam

    As part of our Design Leaders video series, architect-designer Christopher Deam discusses his modern take on the classic Airstream.

    02.26.09

  14. Design Leader: Andrea Cochran

    Design Leader: Andrea Cochran

    In the first installment of our Design Leaders video series, Dwell talks to landscape architect Andrea Cochran.

    02.26.09

  15. Design Leader: Chip Kidd

    Design Leader: Chip Kidd

    The sly, striking book jackets designed by Chip Kidd have altered the face of publishing and helped us to view books as art objects, as well as literature.

    02.26.09

  16. coolcapitals Cool Case Finalists
    A Great Idea

    coolcapitals Cool Case Finalists

    coolcapitals.com and Dwell teamed up for the second year in a row to bring you a "cool" design competition! We asked for smart-phone cover designs that represent and fuse the unique...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    08.24.10

  17. Nathan Vincent
    Interviews

    Nathan Vincent

    When I first stumbled upon designer Nathan Vincent's work, I immediately knew I'd found something unique. Using crochet as a method to make traditionally masculine objects, Vincent challenges...

    04.07.10

  18. Reader DIY: A Modern Granite Grill
    Home Work

    Reader DIY: A Modern Granite Grill

    We love hearing stories about how our magazine and website have inspired readers to tackle their own modern design projects, at any scale—whether it be a full-blown house or, as featured on...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.13.12

  19. Hide and Sleep
    Finishing Touch

    Hide and Sleep

    With the classic Murphy bed as muse, Japanese architect Toshihiko Suzuki transformed a standard Airstream into a versatile small wonder.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.06.10

  20. Marmol Radziner Prefab
    How To

    Marmol Radziner Prefab

    Amid the industrial expanse of Vernon, California, Marmol Radziner Prefab’s factory-built homes are pieced together in a process akin to the assembly lines made famous by Henry Ford.

    written by: Jessica Hundley
    03.16.09

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