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  1. Eames Demetrios for Herman Miller
    Dwell on Design

    Eames Demetrios for Herman Miller

    Dwell on Design’s Design Innovation Stage started off strong with an interview between Editor-in-Chief Sam Grawe and Eames Demetrios, Director of the Eames Office and grandchild of Charles...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.24.11

  2. 10 Diagrams that Changed City Planning
    Event Spotlight

    10 Diagrams that Changed City Planning

    From now until February 15, SPUR in San Francisco is holding a rather interesting exhibition on the charts, diagrams, and visualizations that have changed the face of urban planning. From Ebenezer...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.12

  3. Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture
    My House

    Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture

    To maximize their small Warsaw loft, transatlantic designers Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix handcrafted a fleet of double-duty furnishings.

    written by: Sally McGrane
    11.20.12

  4. Phloem Studio's Peninsula Chair
    Product

    Phloem Studio's Peninsula Chair

    Not long ago we took a look at deft joinery and fine form of the Laura desk by Portland, Oregon's Phloem Studio. Today, we've got an exclusive look (and a great video by Alex Olavarria of Quimby TV...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.13.13

  5. 9 Great Bunk Beds
    Post

    9 Great Bunk Beds

    Bunk beds are a double design whammy when it comes to kids' rooms: They encourage imaginative play and save space in one fell swoop.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.02.13

  6. A Traditional Shingle-Clad Home in Connecticut
    Houses We Love

    A Traditional Shingle-Clad Home in Connecticut

    A creative twist on the traditional shingle clads a Connecticut home.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Andrew Rowat
    02.04.13

  7. Eco-Friendly Carpeting
    Product Reviews

    Eco-Friendly Carpeting

    Dear Dwell: I'm not into the hard modernism of concrete floors: I miss the cushy carpet of my youth. Are there eco-friendly options for wall-to-wall? —Craig Dewey, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.28.09

  8. Methodology Highlights
    A Great Idea

    Methodology Highlights

    We just announced the winner of our Methodology contest, but we received many more creative and innovative designs from readers eager to upcycle away. A special thanks to everyone who spent time...

    written by: Kelly Cooper
    08.12.11

  9. Dwell Media Announces Winner of Dwell Vision Award: SLO Architecture
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    Dwell Media Announces Winner of Dwell Vision Award: SLO Architecture

    Dwell Media in partnership with the Big Ass Fan Company is proud to announce the winners of this year’s inaugural Dwell Vision Award, Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi of SLO Architecture. The...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.08.13

  10. Dwell Reviews 6 Modern Desks
    Product Reviews

    Dwell Reviews 6 Modern Desks

    The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the test. 

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    08.12.11

  11. Marimekko Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Iconic Pattern
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    Marimekko Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Iconic Pattern

    Today, Finnish-brand Marimekko celebrates its 50th anniversary of their stylish, iconic poppy pattern officially known as Unikko. The revolutionary floral textile has made its way on to countless...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.04.14

  12. How to Throw a Design Conference
    Interviews

    How to Throw a Design Conference

    When I was at A Better World By Design this past weekend, I was blown away by the fact that it was organized by not a a league of design professionals, but a group of nine college students. To find...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.09.09

  13. 8 Bright Modern Table Lamps
    Product Reviews

    8 Bright Modern Table Lamps

    Searching high and low for your ideal table lamp? Brighter days are ahead.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.03.12

  14. London Design Festival: Past Years in Retrospect
    Rewind

    London Design Festival: Past Years in Retrospect

    Annually, artists from around the world come to celebrate the creative industries as London awards innovative designers at the London Design Festival. Dwell has covered the event for numerous years...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.04.13

  15. Circular Affordable Housing Prototype
    A Great Idea

    Circular Affordable Housing Prototype

    Inside the shell of the Oyster House prototype lies a new shape for affordable housing.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.27.14

  16. Playful Family Home in Belgium
    House Tours

    Playful Family Home in Belgium

    A pair of interior architects with a years-in-the-making furniture collection recast an old Belgian factory as a playful family home.

    written by: Jane Szita
    08.10.13

  17. 10 Pins for a Modern Halloween
    We Recommend

    10 Pins for a Modern Halloween

    Halloween doesn't have to be all kitschy witches on brooms and fake cobwebs—it can be a modern and tasteful affair. Here, we've gathered ten inspirational pins showing ways to celebrate the holiday...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.01.13

  18. A Very Dwell Holiday: Part 1
    Product Reviews

    A Very Dwell Holiday: Part 1

    It may seem early given that we haven't even been trick-or-treating yet but believe it or not the time has come to start thinking about the holidays. The season can really sneak up on you! We know...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.16.13

  19. The Lawn Goodbye
    Outdoor

    The Lawn Goodbye

    We sunbathe, picnic, and play sports on them. Our bare feet seem inexorably drawn to them. And for many of us, they’re the first thing we see when we step out the front door: lawns. It&rsquo...

    written by: Arnie Cooper
    photos by: Fritz Haeg
    02.26.09

  20. A Platform for Living
    House Tours

    A Platform for Living

    Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is “an arresting concept,” photographer Dean Kaufman says, who documented the singular...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    04.06.11

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