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  1. Virgin Territory: Richard Branson
    Interviews

    Virgin Territory: Richard Branson

    It's not everyday that you get on a plane with someone who's been to the moon, and someone who has his own spaceship, but that's exactly what I did yesterday on an early morning flight out of San...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.07.11

  2. Ruché Sofa
    How To

    Ruché Sofa

    On a walk through Ligne Roset’s factory near Lyon, France, we track the multitude of steps, hands, and hours required to craft this very refined couch.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Nicholas Calcott
    01.03.12

  3. Designer Spotlight: Meg Callahan
    Profiles

    Designer Spotlight: Meg Callahan

    We first spotted Providence, Rhode Island–based designer Meg Callahan's work at Matter's Next World exhibition this spring and instantly loved her quilts—a contemporary take on...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.22.12

  4. Modern London House with Rainbow Spiral Staircase
    Finishing Touch

    Modern London House with Rainbow Spiral Staircase

    In a London house that’s flooded with light, a spiral staircase provides a prismatic path from floor to floor.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: John Short
    06.20.11

  5. An Architecture Prof Weighs in on Haiti
    Interviews

    An Architecture Prof Weighs in on Haiti

    There are thousands of architects and designers in the Dwell audience and beyond who are contemplating how they can help with the massive rebuilding effort that will soon get underway in Port-au...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.25.10

  6. 101 Prefab
    Design 101

    101 Prefab

    Everything you wanted to know about prefab but were afraid to ask! We've tapped the brain behind popular web resource FabPreFab to explain the birds and bees of manufactured housing.

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    04.16.09

  7. Bjarke Ingels of BIG
    Interviews

    Bjarke Ingels of BIG

    As his firm’s name implies, Bjarke Ingles thinks big. At 34 years old, the founder of BIG, the Bjarke Ingels Group, has broken into Denmark’s architectural scene, which has historically...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.23.09

  8. Lina Bo Bardi
    Profiles

    Lina Bo Bardi

    Architect Lina Bo Bardi, born Achillina Bo in Rome in 1914, made an indelible mark on mid-century Brazilian architecture and design after emigrating there following the destruction of her office in...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.18.10

  9. Architect Matthew Hufft
    Interviews

    Architect Matthew Hufft

    Matthew Hufft is the principal and founder of Hufft Projects and the fabrication stuido MAKE, both young Kansas City, Missouri, firms that we've been keeping an eye on here at Dwell. After a phone...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.10

  10. Live from the Show Floor: method
    Dwell on Design

    Live from the Show Floor: method

    “It’s crazy that a laundry detergent product is on the show floor at a design conference,” says Matthew Loyd, the vice-president of brand experience for method (or as he’s...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.25.10

  11. W New York Downtown
    Finishing Touch

    W New York Downtown

    While in New York City last month, I spent a night at the new W New York hotel, downtown in Wall Street. Like all W's, this one was peppered with self-consciously 'cool' design-y touches, some of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.21.10

  12. Midgette on World's Best Concert Halls
    Three Buildings

    Midgette on World's Best Concert Halls

    I had the good fortune to meet Anne Midgette, a classical music critic for the Washington Post, a while back at the Post offices. Though we talked more about German baritone Dietrich Fischer...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.01.11

  13. Chris Hardy Design
    Interviews

    Chris Hardy Design

    Name the hubs for emerging American designers and you'll likely hear the usual suspects of Seattle, San Francisco, and Brooklyn. Look southward, too, though, for a crop of energetic young guns set...

    05.16.11

  14. A Plea from New Orleans
    Profiles

    A Plea from New Orleans

    I recently received an email from filmmaker Evan Mather, alerting me to his most recent—and urgent—project, which I thought I'd share with you. It's a short video about the Phillis...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.27.11

  15. Walk This Way
    In The Modern World

    Walk This Way

    No path? No problem. The desire lines in this Dutch photo essay prove that people are quite comfortable going their own way.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.14.11

  16. Return to Render
    Profiles

    Return to Render

    Carlos Diniz’s astounding hand-done renderings, illustrations, and screen-prints helped to push more than just a handful of buildings—they sold the very idea of modernism itself.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    11.17.11

  17. Architectural Virtual Reality
    A Great Idea

    Architectural Virtual Reality

    Last year we posted a video that architect Sebastian Mariscal shared with us; a cinematic architectural rendering that takes viewers on a virtual tour of a project he designed in Woodstock, New...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.14.12

  18. Live/Work Design Contest WInner
    Dwell on Design

    Live/Work Design Contest WInner

    Dwell and Design Within Reach (DWR) proudly announced the winner of their Live/Work Design Contest at the 7th Annual Dwell on Design in Los Angeles. Out of 587 submissions, five finalists were...

    written by: Kim Derby
    06.22.12

  19. Lighting Up
    Finishing Touch

    Lighting Up

    A dim Toronto Tudor gets an airy new look, thanks to a top-level remodel and some bright ideas.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    01.25.12

  20. From Stockholm, With Love
    Profiles

    From Stockholm, With Love

    The problem with loving all things Scandinavian is that for those of us in the United States, the objects of our affection are at least 4,000 miles away. While some larger companies make...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.29.09

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