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  1. Supplant Your Lawn
    A Great Idea

    Supplant Your Lawn

    It’s both water-wise and 
wallet-wise to consider alternatives to a grassy lawn. As 
more homeowners reach this conclusion, inventive designers are finding new ways to achieve beautiful,...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    02.21.10

  2. Richard Rogers
    Profiles

    Richard Rogers

    The architecture of Richard Rogers weds the best of high-tech design with the outer limits of the architect’s imagination, creating soaring, sustainable spaces that enrich everyday urban life.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    04.14.09

  3. Werner Sobek
    Profiles

    Werner Sobek

    Werner Sobek has seen the future, and it’s high-tech, green, and efficient. The architect, engineer, and teacher’s wandering intellect and belief in the power of design have left their...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    04.14.09

  4. Terunobu Fujimori
    Profiles

    Terunobu Fujimori

    A modern eccentric with an architectural sensibility drawn from ancient Japanese traditions, Terunobu Fujimori designs projects that are exercises in playful experimentation and sophisticated craft.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    04.14.09

  5. Michael Gainer
    Profiles

    Michael Gainer

    When Michael Gainer moved from Boston to the Rust Belt city of Buffalo, New York, he had no idea he’d end up in “deconstruction”—not the collected works of Jacques Derrida...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.07.09

  6. An Introduction to Kitchen Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Kitchen Design

    The kitchen has evolved from a closed-off satellite to the most open, doted-upon room in the house—and repository of our dreams of domestic fulfillment.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  7. Model Worthy
    Renovation

    Model Worthy

    The true test of a kitchen’s mettle is not how it looks brand-new, but how it looks after a decade of wear and tear from heaving cleavers and spilling sauce.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  8. An Architecture Prof Weighs in on Haiti
    Interviews

    An Architecture Prof Weighs in on Haiti

    There are thousands of architects and designers in the Dwell audience and beyond who are contemplating how they can help with the massive rebuilding effort that will soon get underway in Port-au...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.25.10

  9. Listening There: Scenes From Ghana
    Event Spotlight

    Listening There: Scenes From Ghana

    Two years ago, Mabel O. Wilson and Peter Tolkin traveled through Ghana, visiting the cities and documenting the architecture that had been erected over a thirty-year period, beginning in the late...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.05.10

  10. Tadao Ando's Reimagined Clark Art Institute
    Renovation

    Tadao Ando's Reimagined Clark Art Institute

    The striking Massachusetts museum Clark Art Institute reopens its doors after a decade-long transformation.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.01.14

  11. Made in America: 7 Great Designs from the Northwest
    Product Reviews

    Made in America: 7 Great Designs from the Northwest

    In our Modern Across America issue, we rounded up the best American-made products from across the country. First up: furniture and accessories crafted in the Northwest.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    06.18.14

  12. A Very Eames Christmas
    Post

    A Very Eames Christmas

    Even if you can't pony up the cash to buy a living room full of iconic furniture by Charles and Ray Eames doesn't mean that there aren't some Eames-related stocking stuffers to splurge on.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.17.08

  13. Design Classic: Eames House Bird
    Rewind

    Design Classic: Eames House Bird

    The small decorative black bird is considered one of the most famous Eames pieces, even though it wasn't designed by Eames at all.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.17.14

  14. Fun With Eames
    Product Reviews

    Fun With Eames

    Are you a lover of everything Eames? The small Berlin based illustration shop Citoyennes has a fun selection of Eames based products. What is not to love about Eames wrapping paper or a rubber...

    written by: Julia Sabot
    03.26.13

  15. Unseen Eames: Films from the Vault
    Dwell on Design

    Unseen Eames: Films from the Vault

    One of the events I'm most excited about at this year's Dwell on Design is Unseen Eames, a half-hour screening of rare and little-seen films from the Eames family archive at 4:00 pm on Friday June...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.21.11

  16. Designer Spotlight: Ray Eames
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    Designer Spotlight: Ray Eames

    Dwell features Eames furniture often, and it can be all too easy to see Charles and Ray Eames as an indivisible unit: they worked together, dressed similarly, and by all accounts had a perfectly...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    09.05.12

  17. The Eames Bow Tie, designed by Ray!
    Post

    The Eames Bow Tie, designed by Ray!

    Here's a quick follow-up to my recent slideshow last week on the bow ties of modern architects. Little did I realize, until I saw this video, that Ray Eames designed her husband Charles'...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.09

  18. Eames and EMECO on Knockoffs
    Dwell on Design

    Eames and EMECO on Knockoffs

    Gregg Buchbinder, CEO of EMECO, and Eames Demetrios of The Eames Foundation, both experts on authentic modern design, joined Dwell Deputy Editor Jaime Gillin on Sunday, June 24 at Dwell on Design...

    written by: Sara Ost
    06.25.12

  19. Best Eames Videos
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    Best Eames Videos

    Charles and Ray Eames need little introduction. The husband-and-wife team are lions of mid-century design, helping define what mid-century America would look like, feel like, and value. They also...

    03.22.13

  20. The California Museum’s exhibit "Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design"
    Event Spotlight

    The California Museum’s exhibit "Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design"

    February 23, 2013 - February 23, 2014 "Celebrating the centennial of legendary designer Ray Eames, this all-new exhibition is the first to explore the early life and work of the Sacramento nativ...

    written by: Jami Smith
    06.06.13

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