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  1. Design Icon: Russel Wright
    Profiles

    Design Icon: Russel Wright

    Industrial designer Russel Wright helped define American postwar living through his tableware, books, and furniture.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.01.14

  2.  Shape: Doodles for Design Learning
    A Great Idea

    Shape: Doodles for Design Learning

    A cartoon created by the Dublin City Council aims to get kids to question and shape their environment.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.30.14

  3. Designing with Eero Saarinen's Tulip Dining Set
    How To

    Designing with Eero Saarinen's Tulip Dining Set

    Eero Saarinen's fiberglass-and-aluminum Tulip table and chairs, designed in 1950s for Knoll, were among the futuristic furnishings found in the 1960s classic Star Trek series. Today, the industrial...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.30.14

  4. A Gut Renovation Transforms a Tiny Manhattan Apartment
    Renovation

    A Gut Renovation Transforms a Tiny Manhattan Apartment

    A 400-square-foot Upper East Side apartment gets a new look.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.30.14

  5. A Mirrored Garden Comes to the Met Rooftop
    Green

    A Mirrored Garden Comes to the Met Rooftop

    Artist Dan Graham builds a glass pavilion around ivy hedgerows for the museum's annual rooftop installation.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.30.14

  6. 9 Comfortable Bedrooms in Renovated Homes
    Rooms We Love

    9 Comfortable Bedrooms in Renovated Homes

    As one of the home's most intimate spaces, the bedroom should be a tranquil retreat. These nine renovated homes take this into account, blending comfort with personality.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.30.14

  7. Judge These Books by Their Covers: Graphic Designer David Pearson
    Books

    Judge These Books by Their Covers: Graphic Designer David Pearson

    A gallery show spotlights the acclaimed bookwork by British graphic artist David Pearson.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.30.14

  8. Around the World in Instagrams: Dwell's Most Popular Photos, April 2014
    We Recommend

    Around the World in Instagrams: Dwell's Most Popular Photos, April 2014

    In April, Dwell's editors traveled the world, making a stop in Milan for the festivities surrounding Salone del Mobile, and Detroit to explore the city's art and design scene. Click through the...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.29.14

  9. Artist to Watch: Matt Paweski
    Profiles

    Artist to Watch: Matt Paweski

    Los Angeles based artist-designer Matt Paweski creates riveting sculpture out materials used for furniture: birch plywood, steel, enamel, and copper rivets.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.29.14

  10. Chicago’s Summer of Design
    Travel Reports

    Chicago’s Summer of Design

    A massive exhibition and a new permanent design museum put the past, present, and future of the city’s design community in focus.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.28.14

  11. Five Innovative Infill Homes
    Green

    Five Innovative Infill Homes

    As city populations grow, we continue to squeeze the most out of every square foot in our living spaces. These five infill homes manage to slip through the cracks.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.28.14

  12. Jewish Designers' Influence on Midcentury Modernism
    Rewind

    Jewish Designers' Influence on Midcentury Modernism

    From furniture to interiors, Jewish designers made their mark on modernist American design in the postwar years.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.28.14

  13. 8 Backyards We Love
    Outdoor

    8 Backyards We Love

    Offering places to garden, play, recline, and contemplate the view, backyards have the power to redefine the homes with which they share a site.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.28.14

  14. Web Shop We Love: RIA
    Shops

    Web Shop We Love: RIA

    A fun and funky web shop by Ria Leigh in Los Angeles, California, with bright textiles, ceramics, and more.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.25.14

  15. Small-Scale Architecture Around the World
    Books

    Small-Scale Architecture Around the World

    Philip Jodidio's new book visits innovative projects across the globe, investigating the ingenuity of small-scale design.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.25.14

  16. 10 Inspiring Modern Churches
    Design 101

    10 Inspiring Modern Churches

    One of the oldest types of public space gets reimagined in incredible visions of glass, steel and concrete.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.24.14

  17. Green Edition of Links We Love
    Green

    Green Edition of Links We Love

    Earth Day spurred amazing sustainable architecture and design posts across the web, from an interview with Shigeru Ban to the best recycling bins.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.24.14

  18. Accessible Frank Lloyd Wright House in Illinois Is Reborn as a Museum
    We Recommend

    Accessible Frank Lloyd Wright House in Illinois Is Reborn as a Museum

    Tours of the Ken and Phyllis Laurent House in Rockford, Wright's only accessible building, start June 7.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.24.14

  19. Design Icon: 8 Buildings by Hans Hollein
    Design 101

    Design Icon: 8 Buildings by Hans Hollein

    The late, Pritzker-winning Viennese architect was a key proponent of postmodernism.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.24.14

  20. Dwell Presents Stephen Burks Man Made in Milan
    Travel Reports

    Dwell Presents Stephen Burks Man Made in Milan

    Dwell presented an exhibition of work by lauded American furniture designer Stephen Burks during Milan Design Week—a preview of what's to come when Burks joins Dwell on Design 2014 as keynote speaker.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.24.14

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