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  1. 10 Luxurious Linens
    Product Reviews

    10 Luxurious Linens

    Sheets, duvets—heck, even an occasional sham. We’ve made the trek through a welter of modern linens and things and come up with a collection that will have you in bed early and sleeping...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.26.10

  2. 10 Sturdy Desk Chairs
    Product Reviews

    10 Sturdy Desk Chairs

    Whether wrought from molded aluminum or the latest techno-mesh, few seats work harder than the sturdy desk chair. We worked a few over.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    08.12.10

  3. 20/200 Vision
    Design 101

    20/200 Vision

    What if you could get a real work of art for as little as $20? And it’s not 
a coffeehouse portrait of Neil Young?

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.30.10

  4. 3 Tips for Mid-Century Modern Collectors
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    3 Tips for Mid-Century Modern Collectors

    One of the great pleasures of visiting the McKenzie Residence in our September 2012 story "Borrego Springs Eternal," is owner Stacey Chapman Paton's collection of mid-century furniture...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.20.12

  5. 4 Striking Wall Shelves
    Product Reviews

    4 Striking Wall Shelves

    Bar the bookcase and forswear the end table; a striking wall shelf may be all you need to refresh a sagging interior.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    10.01.11

  6. 8 Questions for Giulio Cappellini
    Interviews

    8 Questions for Giulio Cappellini

    A San Francisco-based lecture series, Design Assembly, kicked off with a talk from one of the dons of contemporary furniture, Giulio Cappellini. He spoke to a full crowd of local design fans at...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.25.12

  7. A Clever Window Treatment: Bus Graphics
    Finishing Touch

    A Clever Window Treatment: Bus Graphics

    From an unlikely source comes a clever privacy solution for a pair of prefabbed town houses in Los Angeles.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Sharon Risedorph
    01.07.13

  8. A Dramatic San Francisco Living Room
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    A Dramatic San Francisco Living Room

    "A fallacy about modernism is that every space should be light,” says San Francisco architect Abigail Turin about her Pacific Heights home. “I don’t need every space in my house to be bright and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    03.04.13

  9. A Northern Haven
    House Tours

    A Northern Haven

    North Haven, a rocky island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, is quintessentially New England. As it happens, so is this boat barn–inspired brand of rugged, regional modernism.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    06.17.09

  10. A Pair of Modern Nativity Scenes
    Product

    A Pair of Modern Nativity Scenes

    Whether you prefer your Christmas decor splashy or humble, this pair of nativity scenes from a two fountainheads of modern design should see you, Mary, baby Jesus, and all the wisemen through the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.20.11

  11. A Piece of Home
    House Tours

    A Piece of Home

    Made of hardy Scottish materials and holding a Japanese heart, this Edinburgh house shows that two architects from disparate cultures can design a home that bridges the gap.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Ben Anders
    07.27.11

  12. A Proper Primer on Modernism
    Books

    A Proper Primer on Modernism

    The historicization of modern architecture is quick to lionize Mies, Gropius, Wright and others, but too often treats them as though they existed in a vacuum, a far-sighted brotherhood whose sole...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.28.09

  13. A Surfer's Small Modern Backyard
    Outdoor

    A Surfer's Small Modern Backyard

    We've called out our outdoor furniture favorites before, but the deft use of these Loop chairs by Willy Guhl for Eternit puts them squarely on our list. Matt Jacobson and Kristopher Dukes's small...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    03.25.13

  14. A Week at the Airport: Part I
    Books

    A Week at the Airport: Part I

    Not so long ago I read the English pop philospher and writer Alain de Botton's book The Architecture of Happiness. It was a middling book, one that took great pains to make the case that the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.26.10

  15. A Week at the Airport: Part II
    Books

    A Week at the Airport: Part II

    Earlier this week I had a go at the first half of Alain de Botton's new book A Week at the Airport, where he reports on a week spent at Heathrow's Terminal 5 as the airport's writer-in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.28.10

  16. Aether's Airstream
    Shops

    Aether's Airstream

    Here at Dwell, we love all things Airstream, that modernist silver bullet racing toward the freedom of the open road. And though some of the best Airstream design takes the object as a mobile home,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.27.11

  17. Airbnb Picks
    Hotels

    Airbnb Picks

    We covered our favorite beach spots in our June 2011 issue, but as you well know, summer marches on. And plenty of us (especially those who have already taken their vacations) are dreaming about a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.28.11

  18. Alex Katz: Give Me Tomorrow
    Event Spotlight

    Alex Katz: Give Me Tomorrow

    The American painter Alex Katz is one of my favorites. His flat, graphic realism, and paintings of the windswept coast of Maine recall Edward Hopper, Fairfield Porter, and the cover of some sun...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.04.12

  19. Amazing Product Design from the Federal
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    Amazing Product Design from the Federal

    If you were asked to name the world's design nexuses, Ottawa wouldn't exactly come tripping off your tongue. Yet the Canadian capital has birthed the Federal (get it?), an exciting new player in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.26.13

  20. Ambra Medda
    Interviews

    Ambra Medda

    Before the melee of Design Miami got underway I had a chance to chat with the show’s director, Ambra Medda, about the Designer of the Year, and what we could expect from this year’s...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.05.09

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