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  1. Bold Color, Small Space: The Min Loft

    Bold Color, Small Space: The Min Loft

    Craig and Jean Min, owners of LA Mill coffee boutique in Los Angeles, share their story of using a vibrant palette to enliven their temporary home—a 950-square-foot downtown loft apartment...

    07.29.09

  2. The Future of Driving

    The Future of Driving

    San Francisco–based industrial designers Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers sit down with Dwell's Editor-in-Chief, Sam Grawe, to talk about their thoughts on the future of transportation.

    10.20.09

  3. Into the Fold

    Into the Fold

    Senior Editor Aaron Britt hits the streets of San Francisco with a colorful array of Flux chairs—foldable, origami-style perches created by Dutch designer Douwe Jacobs. Directed by Nathan Cozzolino.

    03.22.11

  4. The Bathroom Reinvented: Hyphae

    The Bathroom Reinvented: Hyphae

    Ecologist Brent Bucknum, principal of Hyphae Design Lab in Oakland, California, shares the ABC's of re-routing a home's waste water (greywater) to sustainably irrigate gardens and other green...

    07.22.09

  5. Design Icon: Michael Graves

    Design Icon: Michael Graves

    Dwell visits renowned architect and designer Michael Graves at his home in Princeton, New Jersey, to discuss his thoughts on his career, his practice, and universal design.

    04.12.12

  6. As You Light It: Leni Schwendinger

    As You Light It: Leni Schwendinger

    In our second installment of our series on lighting design we venture to Manhattan to see "lighting urbanist" Leni Schwendinger. From the terminals of Port Authority to the brights lights of Time...

    12.03.10

  7. Matt Locke at Dwell on Design 2009

    Matt Locke at Dwell on Design 2009

    Designer Matt Lock presents his creations, made from found materials at his warehouse, at his booth on the floor of Dwell on Design in Los Angeles.

    06.26.09

  8. Dwell on Design 2010

    Dwell on Design 2010

    We present the sights and scene captured from the show floor of this year's Dwell on Design conference, checking in with a few of our exhibitors and partners, at the West Coast's largest design...

    08.10.10

  9. As You Light It: Jet Lag

    As You Light It: Jet Lag

    For the first installment of our new series investigating lighting design, we go behind the scenes of the Obie-award-winning play Jet Lag. The show, originally conceived by architects Elizabeth...

    10.26.10

  10. Beneath the Surface: Corian® in Healthcare

    Beneath the Surface: Corian® in Healthcare

    For the second video in our series exploring the versatility of DuPont™ Corian®, we delve into the use of the material in the healthcare sector. Speaking to medical professionals and children's...

    06.27.11

  11. Beneath the Surface: DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio

    Beneath the Surface: DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio

    For our third and final installment of Beneath the Surface, we visit the DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio in Manhattan to talk about the recent Koch Theater project at Lincoln Center, which features a...

    12.29.11

  12. Indoor Outdoor Living: The Modern Lifestyle

    Indoor Outdoor Living: The Modern Lifestyle

    The latest video in our Indoor Outdoor series with Western Windows takes us on a tour of The Cresta, a gorgeous 5,300 sq. foot, 3-story single family home in La Jolla, San Diego. Homeowner and...

    01.29.14

  13. Video Exclusive: Mobility & Design

    Video Exclusive: Mobility & Design

    There’s an evolution toward purpose-driven design, combining thoughtful vision with today’s real needs.  How will we be powering the cars of tomorrow?  Here’s a glance at Alvin Huang...

    03.11.14

  14. Made in the USA

    Made in the USA

    From sea to shining sea, the United States holds a wide stratum of makers. Here we’ve collected the newest products from our favorite welders, weavers, and woodworkers, to name just a few.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.10.12

  15. Affordable Pop Art

    Affordable Pop Art

    One thing I am always asked about is where to find original art. Some of the earliest memories I have involve lining my bedroom walls with band posters, and I still carry that impulse with me when...

    03.03.10

  16. Turkey Day Tableware

    Turkey Day Tableware

    It's just about turkey time so in the spirit of the holiday, we've put together some of our favorite tableware and serving plates to ease the kitchen-to-dining room heavy lifting.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.22.10

  17. Mid-Century Furniture for Kids

    Mid-Century Furniture for Kids

    Twee Womb chairs and tiny Tulip tables are not a recent fad invented by design blogs and enterprising modern furniture manufacturers—kid-size replicas of iconic pieces have always been de...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    01.22.10

  18. 9 Dish Drainers

    9 Dish Drainers

    Dishes don't dry on their own and when you don't have a kitchen full of helpful towel-equipped guests at the ready, you're going to need a drying rack on which to place your freshly washed plates....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.10.10

  19. Gentleman's Club

    Gentleman's Club

    The time is nigh to start finding gifts for the gents in your life; heaven knows they can be murder to shop for. With that in mind, I've collected a few bits and bobs that will add a bit of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.14.11

  20. Solar: Lease or Own?
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    Solar: Lease or Own?

    One of the most common obstacles to going green is upfront costs (though we all know the long-term savings are plentiful). Many new homes are built solar-ready, with intentions of installing panels...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.19.09

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