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  1. Winners: Cleantech Corridor Competition
    A Great Idea

    Winners: Cleantech Corridor Competition

    We're excited to showcase the winners of the Los Angeles Cleantech Corridor and Green District Competition, sponsored by SCI-Arc and The Architect’s Newspaper. The competition asked a slew of...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    10.10.10

  2. Preview: Modern Lifestyle Lounge
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Modern Lifestyle Lounge

    Modern design isn't just for mature, Marcel Breuer-loving adults. Join us at Dwell on Design—and bring your mini modernists—for a plethora of playful designs in our Modern Lifestyle...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.24.11

  3. Onstage Preview: Lighting Company Cerno
    Dwell on Design

    Onstage Preview: Lighting Company Cerno

    Laguna Beach–based lighting company Cerno is joining Dwell on Design once again. In the panel "As You Light It: Quality of Light Demo," co-founders Bret Englander and Nick Sheridan will chat about...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.13.13

  4. Dwell's Coolest Modern Backyards
    Outdoor

    Dwell's Coolest Modern Backyards

    Dwell spotlights the coolest modern backyards from the pages of our magazine.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.26.13

  5. MOS Throws an "Afterparty"
    Post

    MOS Throws an "Afterparty"

    The winner of the 2009 MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program has opened in the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center courtyard in Long Island City. The winning entry, afterparty by MOS, is a provocative...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.09.09

  6. House Keeper
    We Recommend

    House Keeper

    Today the Iconic Houses website, a new resource for travelers and fans of 20th-century houses, goes live. With its handy map interface, the site identifies dozens of iconic Modernist houses around...

    written by: Jane Szita
    11.05.12

  7. A New Kind of Hardware Store: TreeHouse
    Week in Review

    A New Kind of Hardware Store: TreeHouse

    After the Dwell prefab popup party at SXSW Eco this past October, we spent the next Saturday checking out a number of modern homes and happenings around Austin, where we stumbled with delight...

    written by: Sara Ost
    12.07.12

  8. Modern Bathroom Design, Remodeling, and Decor Ideas
    Rooms We Love

    Modern Bathroom Design, Remodeling, and Decor Ideas

    Browse beautiful and innovative bathroom designs from the pages of Dwell and get inspiration for your own bath tile, toilet, bathtub, bath sink, and shower.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.02.13

  9. Friday Finds 04.06.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 04.06.12

    Get your daily dose of design by scrolling through Friday Finds. Below we share the Miami Marlins' new stadium, one man's ode to Titanic, and a swoon-worthy waxed canvas bag.

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.06.12

  10. How To Navigate Modern Building Codes
    Design 101

    How To Navigate Modern Building Codes

    Dwell's handy-dandy how-to guide on learning and implementing building codes.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.29.13

  11. 2013 Gift Guide: For the Coffee Lover (Snob)
    Gift Guides

    2013 Gift Guide: For the Coffee Lover (Snob)

    For the eternal coffee connoisseur in your life or even just the friend who can't function without the stuff, we've gathered some great gift ideas. From Alessi's iconic Richard Sapper Espresso...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.11.13

  12. A Modern Multiunit Prefab Prototype in Vancouver
    A Great Idea

    A Modern Multiunit Prefab Prototype in Vancouver

    A Vancouver architect maxes out a commercial lot to create a multiunit prefab tower that takes smart urban planning as seriously as good design.

    written by: Adele Weder
    photos by: Kamil Bialous
    12.28.13

  13. 4 Wall Clocks We Love
    Product Reviews

    4 Wall Clocks We Love

    From the traditional with a twist to completely conceptual, these timely wall clocks will tell the hour, impress the guests, and earn you the design-savvy stamp of approval.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    02.26.09

  14. David Stark Pop-Up Shop
    Shops

    David Stark Pop-Up Shop

    New York designer David Stark is the ne plus ultra of event planners: his creative empire employs a merry workshop of 30 craftsmen, set designers, and florists who can build out Stark's visionary...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.03.12

  15. Styled by Sarah Parker
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    Styled by Sarah Parker

    Color. Curiosities. A challenge. These are some of London-based set designer and prop stylist Sarah Parker's likes. Her style could best be described as a more stylized Things Organized Neatly,...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    01.31.13

  16. ICFF 2012: Plank by Eric Pfeiffer and Council
    Product

    ICFF 2012: Plank by Eric Pfeiffer and Council

    Oakland-based designer Eric Pfeiffer has been exhibiting annually at ICFF since 1997 and this year he's launching a series of outdoor pieces in collaboration with San Francisco's Council. According...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.16.12

  17. 10 Minimalist Dream Kitchens
    Houses We Love

    10 Minimalist Dream Kitchens

    "A kitchen provides physical and spiritual nourishment, and for many homes it is the heart and soul of family life," writes celebrated tastemaker Sir Terence Conran in Kitchen Book. Here, we...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.13.13

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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