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  1. Q&A with Coyuchi's Design Director
    Interviews

    Q&A with Coyuchi's Design Director

    Though my number-one dream job remains journalist and editor (lucky me!) a close second is textile and furniture designer (third place: documentary filmmaker). So I was excited about my recent...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.14.11

  2. All Aboard
    House Tours

    All Aboard

    Helmut Jahn’s dynamic new supportive-housing facility brings green design and a new outlook on life to the Windy City.

    written by: Edward Lifson
    photos by: Andreas Larsson
    05.13.09

  3. The Best of DIY Design
    We Recommend

    The Best of DIY Design

    When it comes to modern design, we can't all be award-winning, but we can all take on a little DIY now and then. Here, we present some of our favorite DIY supplies and projects from over the years....

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.13.13

  4. Re:Crafted, by Marc Kristal
    Books

    Re:Crafted, by Marc Kristal

    I finally got my hands on a copy of contributing editor Marc Kristal's lush new book, Re:Crafted: Interpretations of Craft in Contemporary Architecture and Interiors, which was published by the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.02.10

  5. New from Note Design: Marginal Notes #2
    Travel Reports

    New from Note Design: Marginal Notes #2

    Note Design Studio opened "Excursion," its second "Marginal Notes" exhibition at the Lindelöf showroom and gallery Wednesday night. Eagerly awaiting the follow-up to last...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.10.12

  6. First Moleskine Store Opens in NYC
    Post

    First Moleskine Store Opens in NYC

    Moleskine opens its first shop in the U.S. today in New York City's Time Warner Center, following a spate of recent store and kiosk launches in the UK including London's Heathrow Airport, Asia, and...

    written by: Sara Ost
    03.22.13

  7. Sound Design
    Essay

    Sound Design

    Years ago, the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas won a design competition for an addition to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) by suggesting the entire museum be torn down and replaced. There...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    03.24.10

  8. When Autumn Comes: 9 Reasons to Look Forward to Fall
    Post

    When Autumn Comes: 9 Reasons to Look Forward to Fall

    In San Francisco, we usually enjoy quite a lovely Indian summer, but for most, September marks the beginning of fall. We know it can be hard to let go of sunny, warm, and long days filled with...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.03.13

  9. 7 Uses of Perforated Metal
    A Great Idea

    7 Uses of Perforated Metal

    A laser cutter or water-jet cutter can add a whimsical, decorative flourish to virtually any space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven creative uses of perforated metal.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.27.14

  10. Nature Applied
    Post

    Nature Applied

    As lighting designer Gwen Carlton puts it on her website, her aesthetic is Grimm's Fairy Tales set in 1930s Paris–though nothing about her is grim. She creates lighting with her own two hands...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.18.08

  11. 5 Stylish Home Gardening Tools
    Product Reviews

    5 Stylish Home Gardening Tools

    Whether your garden grows atop a mantel, shares space with pencils on your desktop, or takes root in a backyard corner, an aptly placed plant can add vibrancy to an otherwise dull sapce. We...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Laura Flippen
    03.13.12

  12. Mid-Century Remastered
    Product

    Mid-Century Remastered

    Bernhardt Design revives Charles Pollock’s long-dormant career with the release of a timeless new lounge chair.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Annie Schlechter
    05.15.12

  13. Clever Kitchen Storage Trick
    A Great Idea

    Clever Kitchen Storage Trick

    What to do if you want a small, minimalist kitchen—but, like any normal person, you have lots of stuff you need to stash away? In this farmhouse in Outgaarden, Belgian architects 51n4e devised a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.03.13

  14. 5 Great Guesthouses
    Houses We Love

    5 Great Guesthouses

    From in-laws to visiting artists, its nice to accommodate traveling guests. These modern guesthouses combine style and hospitality to keep your visitors close to home.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.23.13

  15. Live From Helsinki: EcoDesign
    Travel Reports

    Live From Helsinki: EcoDesign

    At the entrance of Habitare, Finland's largest furniture and interiors expo, designer Yrjö Kukkapuro has curated an exhibition of ecologically-minded chairs. One of Finland's elder statesmen...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.10.09

  16. New Home Collection at JcPenney
    Product Reviews

    New Home Collection at JcPenney

    With lines from Jonathan Adler, Michael Graves, and Sir Terence Conran, jcpenney’s new home collection includes modern interpretations of everyday items, from sofas to TV cabinets and floor lamps...

    written by: Kristen W. Terry
    06.06.13

  17. Finds From the LA Modernism Show
    In The Modern World

    Finds From the LA Modernism Show

    The 22nd annual Los Angeles Modernism Show, held May 1–3 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, featured more than 70 exhibitors with mid-century wares trucked in from all over the country....

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.06.13

  18. John Lautner's Desert Rose
    Hotels

    John Lautner's Desert Rose

    Two Los Angeles designers resuscitate a down-at-the-heel John Lautner building—and give architecture fans a chance to spend the night in a mid-century gem.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dan Chavkin
    05.27.12

  19. Somerville Library Design Lectures
    Event Spotlight

    Somerville Library Design Lectures

    A night out at the local library, especially for a Friends of the Library talk, never sounded so good as when James Fox took over in Somerville, Massachusetts. Fox, now head of Friends of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.15.12

  20. Pinterest Board of the Day: Color!
    Post

    Pinterest Board of the Day: Color!

    From a hotel devoted to Pantone hues to a living room that resembles the inside of a whale (in a good way), our Pinterest board devoted to Color showcases exceptionally creative color use in...

    written by: Sara Ost
    03.28.13

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