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  1. 12 tips for a clutter-free home office
    Design 101

    12 tips for a clutter-free home office

    The next post in our series dedicated to eradicating clutter focuses squarely on the home office, where simple storage and design solutions promise to help you dump those extra papers and think...

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.12.14

  2. Dwell's 8 Favorite Playrooms
    Rooms We Love

    Dwell's 8 Favorite Playrooms

    In these kid-friendly rooms, design is more than mere child's play.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.28.14

  3. Boston Translation
    Green

    Boston Translation

    Boston's rich history is potently infused into its dense, bustling neighborhoods, where the same brick walls that once contained cobbler shops now house Internet startups. The adaptive reuse of...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Jason Lee
    03.16.09

  4. Design for Humankind
    Interviews

    Design for Humankind

    Architect and healthcare design visionary Michael Graves shares his thoughts on how paralysis has affected his approach and practice.

    04.13.12

  5. Photographer Iwan Baan Honored
    Profiles

    Photographer Iwan Baan Honored

    On October 10--the 100th anniversary of legendary photographer Julius Shulman--artist Iwan Baan was honored with the inaugural Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award. Just as Shulman was the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Iwan Baan
    10.17.10

  6. Plain and Sempé
    Profiles

    Plain and Sempé

    A maker of unfussy, elegant design objects, Inga Sempé delights in things both great and small—even if she doesn’t own any.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.26.09

  7. Children's Bedrooms
    Post

    Children's Bedrooms

    Though often pushed to the wayside, the rooms belonging to the littlest members of the family need not be ignored. Our editors have combed through the archives to find some favorites from years past.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.01.13

  8. Bright Hotel with Spacious Communal Lobby in Times Square
    Hotels

    Bright Hotel with Spacious Communal Lobby in Times Square

    When creating a hotel in the madhouse that is New York's Times Square, designers can go one of two ways—create a protected sanctuary that provides some quiet from the nonstop bustle on the streets,...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    06.05.14

  9. Wild for Tiled
    Post

    Wild for Tiled

    A foundation for our beloved possessions and very own two feet—the floor. From the clean beauty of Carrara marble to intricately patterned slabs, we take a look at seven tile-clad floors we love.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    01.30.13

  10. Keep Calma
    Post

    Keep Calma

    At their Buenos Aires shop, a couple reissues classic Argentine designs—and moves the regional furniture design field forward, one “simple object” at a time.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    photos by: Ali Kate Cherkis
    12.22.12

  11. Susan Kare

    Susan Kare

    Thirty years ago, an Apple designer helped define the future of personal computers with three iconic icons.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.17.12

  12. Young Guns 2014
    Design 101

    Young Guns 2014

    Our 2014 class of rising talent includes designers from Bulgaria, South Korea, Portugal, and beyond. This year's installment shows that global design is more accessible than ever before, thanks to...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.17.14

  13. Hangers by Toma
    Product

    Hangers by Toma

    Montreal design firm Toma won us over with their Russian cherry plywood hangers featuring a curlicue shape. Drape scarves, gloves, and other hard-to-store clothing items over and through the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.25.12

  14. Rodrigo Nino Wants to Crowdfund Your Next Hotel
    Hotels

    Rodrigo Nino Wants to Crowdfund Your Next Hotel

    Getting in on the ground floor of a Manhattan real estate development can be a prohibitive investment for many. The ambitious 17 John project, an extended stay hotel being proposed by Rodrigo Nino...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.13.14

  15. Renny Ramakers

    Renny Ramakers

    A few words with the polymath powerhouse behind Dutch industrial-design giant Droog.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.12

  16. Laurinda Spear

    Laurinda Spear

    Cofounding principal of Arquitectonica

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.12

  17. The Best of Horne
    Shops

    The Best of Horne

    Browsing online design shops peeping at awesome housewares and furniture counts as 'work' here at Dwell, and I recently discovered what might be my new favorite design resource: Horne, founded by...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.10.11

  18. Stamberg | Aferiat
    Post

    Stamberg | Aferiat

    After visiting The Saguaro in Palm Springs during Modernism Week, we found ourselves hooked on the Stamberg Aferiat + Associates renovated hotel and wanted to see more from the duo behind it. Lucky...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    04.15.13

  19. Pinboards Come to Life in the Pinterest Pavilion
    Dwell on Design

    Pinboards Come to Life in the Pinterest Pavilion

    Dwell editors made a special visit to the Pinterest Pavilion on the show floor Saturday, where we met and chatted with the winners of the Dwell on Design Pin-spiration Designer Competition. The...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.23.13

  20. Interview: Emily Pilloton of Project H
    Dwell on Design

    Interview: Emily Pilloton of Project H

    As an architect, industrial designer and writer, Emily Pilloton realized it wasn't enough to talk about design that made a difference—she had to do it herself. The Dwell on Design speaker...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.02.09

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