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  1. 01SJ Biennial: Build Your Own World
    Travel Reports

    01SJ Biennial: Build Your Own World

    This past weekend marked the third 01SJ Biennial, held in San Jose, California. "The Silicon Valley is such a capitol of innovation, technology, and people thinking creatively that we wanted...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.22.10

  2. Forces of Nature Exhibit at 19 Greek Street
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    Forces of Nature Exhibit at 19 Greek Street

    Sustainable design shines at 19 greek street’s Forces of Nature exhibit.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.20.14

  3. Modern Cuckoo
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    Modern Cuckoo

    Leave it to the Italians: the cuckoo clock has entered the modern. Presented at the often flamboyant 2008 Milan Furniture Fair, Paolino & Fusi's Albero clock is the latest iteration...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.02.08

  4. Our 10 Favorite Headlines
    We Recommend

    Our 10 Favorite Headlines

    Here at Dwell, we love a good pun. In fact, we save some of the best for headlines that run in our print issues. Check newsstands to see the latest and see 10 of our favorites from the archives...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.02.13

  5. Friday Finds 7.24.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.24.09

    While our editor-in-chief Sam Grawe and design director Kyle Blue lunch at the White House today with the honorees of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards (woohoo!), the rest of the crew has...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    07.24.09

  6. 8 Iconic Chairs by Hans Wegner
    Rewind

    8 Iconic Chairs by Hans Wegner

    Hans Wegner's name is synonymous with Danish design the world over, and his seemingly simple chair designs helped usher in an appreciation for Scandinavian modern design in the United States. Here...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.11.14

  7. Togo Sofa by Ligne Roset Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary
    In The Modern World

    Togo Sofa by Ligne Roset Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

    Love it or hate it, the distinctive silhouette of Ligne Roset’s most enduring sofa model celebrates 40 years of booming business.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.16.13

  8. 5 Alternatives to the Traditional Headboard
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    5 Alternatives to the Traditional Headboard

    The bed is so much more than a place to lay your head, it's the focal point of the room and the headboard can either make or break that look. Rather than the conventional headboard, consider one of...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    05.09.13

  9. Hideaway Cachet
    A Great Idea

    Hideaway Cachet

    A quirky mountain refuge by French designer Charlotte Perriand is an ingenious take on small-space living.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.01.12

  10. Q&A with Ceramist Virginie Besengez
    Interviews

    Q&A with Ceramist Virginie Besengez

    Up and coming ceramist Virginie Besengez discusses shape, space and her inspirations.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.11.14

  11. A Modernist Click Through Remodelista
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    A Modernist Click Through Remodelista

    If you caught our interview with Remodelista co-founder Sarah Lonsdale earlier this year, you already know we're fans of the home design blog dedicated to comfortable interiors with a rustic touch....

    written by: Alessia Piccinini
    10.23.12

  12. 10 Minutes with Marc Newson
    Interviews

    10 Minutes with Marc Newson

    Throughout his decades-long career, Australian industrial designer Marc Newson has produced prolifically. His diverse body of work includes furniture, jewelry, fashion, a boat for Riva, a concept...

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.13.12

  13. Incredible Modernist Architecture From Latvia
    A Great Idea

    Incredible Modernist Architecture From Latvia

    An exhibition at the Venice Biennale showcases the Baltic state’s unique post-war styles and structures.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.21.14

  14. Vitra
    Design 101

    Vitra

    The conventional version of the
open-plan office is now regarded as a failure.

    written by: Jürgen Dürrbaum
    01.28.09

  15. Hidden in Plain View
    Finishing Touch

    Hidden in Plain View

    A digitally fabricated design in London boasts secret compartments for coralling the trappings of a modern workspace.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: James Day
    06.28.12

  16. Pup Tent!
    A Great Idea

    Pup Tent!

    Last year, the AIA Small Project Award went to what is most likely the smallest house ever to win the award: the Pup Tent by the New York-based firm Slade Architecture. Made from a single four-by...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.03.11

  17. Stephan Jaklitsch
    Books

    Stephan Jaklitsch

    Oro Editions's Stephan Jaklitsch: Habits, Patterns, Algorithms 1998-2008 is a massive tome chronicling the last ten years' work of architect and interior designer Stephan Jaklitsch. Jaklitsch has...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.05.10

  18. Dwell on Design Preview: Tom Kundig Collection
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design Preview: Tom Kundig Collection

    We're huge fans of architect Tom Kundig's work here at Dwell, so we'll surely be stopping by his booth—D7—at Dwell on Design this weekend. Among the hundreds of other exhibitors, from solar panels...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.17.13

  19. Transit Maps We Love
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    Transit Maps We Love

    Certainly you could opt for a postcard of your favorite city’s key landmarks, but that doesn’t tell you all that much about the city’s culture does it? For a graphical element...

    written by: Tim Newcomb
    06.15.12

  20. 5 Ways to Utilize Lighting as Art
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    5 Ways to Utilize Lighting as Art

    An inexpensive and subtle way to add a flourish to any room—make your lighting double as a design statement.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.17.13

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