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  1. Preview: Cleantech Corridor Competition
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Cleantech Corridor Competition

    Imagine a massive green community running through the heart of Los Angeles where research labs and small businesses exist side-by-side with design-focused companies manufacturing everything from...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.07.10

  2. 5 Modern Ways to Bathe Outdoors
    We Recommend

    5 Modern Ways to Bathe Outdoors

    Dwell loves a good outdoor shower or al fresco tub. Here, five of our favorite ways to bathe outdoors, from Wisconsin to Japan.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.30.13

  3. Illuminated Texts
    Rewind

    Illuminated Texts

    Personally wired by Thomas Edison, J. Pierpont Morgan’s home was the first electrified residence in New York. A recent LED retrofit delivers the library into a new age.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    03.10.12

  4. David Stone Martin's Mid-Century Jazz Prints
    Post

    David Stone Martin's Mid-Century Jazz Prints

    Few art forms felt as thoroughly modern at mid-century as jazz. And the graphics that accompanied and adorned those classic albums were often just as experimental and exuberant. Illustrator David...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.11.13

  5. The Postmodern Movement
    Design 101

    The Postmodern Movement

    Manifesto: Robert Venturi, “Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture” (1966)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  6. Pinterest Board of the Day: Typography
    Post

    Pinterest Board of the Day: Typography

    The Dwell team shares all manner of design discoveries daily on Pinterest. Enjoy this look at typography we find interesting, novel, or simply beautiful (typeface nerds, be sure to follow our...

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.07.13

  7. Lukas Dahlén
    In The Modern World

    Lukas Dahlén

    Inspired by traditional Swedish “fresh wood” basket weaving, Stockholm designer Lukas Dahlén creates a cabinet that is as friendly as it is refined. Its solid ash skeleton is a series of spokes,...

    05.15.13

  8. A Modern House in the Forest Designed for Aging In Place
    House Tours

    A Modern House in the Forest Designed for Aging In Place

    An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate the greenery of its Northwestern site.

    photos by: Iwan Baan
    03.12.14

  9. Resilient Building in the Post-Sandy Era
    Green

    Resilient Building in the Post-Sandy Era

    Architect and design activist Rachel Minnery talks to Dwell about Hurricane Sandy reconstruction and preparing for climate change.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.02.14

  10. A Sleek Kitchen Renovation in San Francisco
    Renovation

    A Sleek Kitchen Renovation in San Francisco

    In a San Francisco kitchen, a sleek series of custom cabinets camouflages an armada of professional features.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.07.14

  11. Designer Spotlight: Alvaro Catalán de Ocón
    In The Modern World

    Designer Spotlight: Alvaro Catalán de Ocón

    An emerging Spanish designer redefines his role by pursuing philanthropic projects with indigenous peoples in Colombia.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    01.26.14

  12. The Feiz Brothers: Pursuing Clarity in Design
    Profiles

    The Feiz Brothers: Pursuing Clarity in Design

    Two Iran-born brothers—each running multidisciplinary studios, 5,000 miles apart—discuss the similarities and differences in designing like a Feiz.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    01.15.14

  13. A Brooklyn Couple Rehabilitate a 19th-Century Duplex
    House Tours

    A Brooklyn Couple Rehabilitate a 19th-Century Duplex

    A couple gets their hands dirty in Brooklyn by rehabilitating a 19th-century tenement to reveal decades of layers and scores of possibilities.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Paul Barbera
    01.21.14

  14. A Renovated Ray Kappe Abode in Manhattan Beach
    House Tours

    A Renovated Ray Kappe Abode in Manhattan Beach

    Up-sizing from a small bungalow, Kristopher Dukes and Matt Jacobson take a minimalist approach to renovating and furnishing a soaring ’80s-era Ray Kappe–designed house.

    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    01.31.14

  15. Cost-Effective Family Home in Pittsburgh
    My House

    Cost-Effective Family Home in Pittsburgh

    An architect and his wife roll up their sleeves and create an affordable family residence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Plus, catch architect Andrew Moss's guide to the city here.)

    photos by: Caren Alpert
    07.07.14

  16. Made in America: 7 Products from the Southeast
    Product Reviews

    Made in America: 7 Products from the Southeast

    From our Modern Across America issue, check out these great products made in the Southeastern U.S. (Continue your tour with the rest of our editors' picks: Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, and...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    06.30.14

  17. Made in America: 8 Designs from the Northeast
    Product Reviews

    Made in America: 8 Designs from the Northeast

    Dwell's editors pick their favorite products from Northeastern U.S. in Dwell's Modern Across America issue. (Continue your tour with these Midwestern, Southwestern, and Northwestern picks.)

    written by: Dwell Staff
    06.23.14

  18. Mobile App We Love: Instagram
    Event Spotlight

    Mobile App We Love: Instagram

    Join Instagram launching co-founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom for a #Nofilter conversation this Thursday at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, California. What to expect? Their recent $1...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.29.13

  19. Crystal Clear: 5 See-Through Accessories
    Product

    Crystal Clear: 5 See-Through Accessories

    Go extra minimal with these five clear accessories.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.16.13

  20. 5 Modern Fireplaces That Make the Room
    We Recommend

    5 Modern Fireplaces That Make the Room

    A high-impact, modern fireplace can be the heart and hearth of the home, providing a visual anchor in any room, indoors or out. Click through the slideshow to check out five of our favorites.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.20.13

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