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  1. Terra Ephemera
    Profiles

    Terra Ephemera

    Whether spanning acres or encased in amorphous glass ecospheres, Paula Hayes's singular landscapes blur the boundary between art and nature—and redefine the relationship between art and...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.23.09

  2. Indoor Garden Kits
    Product Reviews

    Indoor Garden Kits

    Dear Dwell, I'd like to grow edible herbs and plants, but since I live in a tiny apartment with no outdoor space, I'm looking for a garden I can grow on my kitchen counter. Can you help?

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.26.09

  3. House Plants
    Product Reviews

    House Plants

    Q: I enjoy plants' form, color, and positive impact, but what frustrates me is the lack of interesting houseplants available today. Are houseplants old-fashioned and out of place in the modern home...

    01.01.09

  4. Not Just Another Plant in the Wall
    Outdoor

    Not Just Another Plant in the Wall

    “Technically it’s a cinch,” Patrick Blanc says, and with a wave of the hand ticks off the ingredients needed to build a plant wall: ten-millimeter-thick waterproof PVC slabs...

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    01.01.09

  5. All-Inclusive Architecture
    Outdoor

    All-Inclusive Architecture

    At the symbolic heart of Philadelphia lies John F. Kennedy (JFK) Plaza, more commonly called Love Park after a Robert Indiana sculpture that is the soul of the site.

    written by: Anuj Desai
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.05.09

  6. Not Just Skating By
    Profiles

    Not Just Skating By

    For years, professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek has ranted about wanting to build a skate plaza: a skate park integrated into the urban environment as a landscaped, multi-use public space. When he...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    photos by: Amanda Marsalis
    02.26.09

  7. Writer-Gardener Debra Prinzing in SF March 5
    Post

    Writer-Gardener Debra Prinzing in SF March 5

    While British author Virginia Woolf heralded the benefits of “a room of one’s own,” writer, master gardener, and outdoor shed-enthusiast Debra Prinzing rallies for an entire...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.02.09

  8. Andrea Cochran Landscapes
    Post

    Andrea Cochran Landscapes

    Just like modern homes often bring the outside in, San Francisco landscape architect Andrea Cochran’s exterior designs extend the modern aesthetic from indoors to the outdoors. A new book by...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.06.09

  9. The Yard Zone

    The Yard Zone

    The space outside your walls should be as thoughtfully considered as the space within. Aside from contributing to pleasant, functioning outdoor space, well-placed landscaping can protect your house...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.01.09

  10. Lath House Doghouse
    Post

    Lath House Doghouse

    I was recently in Palm Springs, California, to help judge doghouse designs for BARKitecture CHIQue 2009, a pet-sized architecture competition and auction to benefit Gilda’s Club Desert Cities...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.09

  11. Exhibition Snapshot: Dwell Outdoor
    Dwell on Design

    Exhibition Snapshot: Dwell Outdoor

    From modern prefab sheds to luxury tent lodges, organic planters to living walls, Dwell Outdoor is one of the most anticipated exhibitions at this year's Dwell on Design.  

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.27.09

  12. New Trio from Stout Publishers
    Books

    New Trio from Stout Publishers

    One of the joys of coming in to Dwell every morning is passing by William Stout Architectural Books, maybe the best design bookstore I've seen. In addition to shelves and shelves of books on...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.15.09

  13. Charlie Cannon and Innovation Studio
    Interviews

    Charlie Cannon and Innovation Studio

    Charlie Cannon is the energetic founder and teacher of RISD's award-winning Innovation Studio. An interdisciplinary class in its eleventh year, the studio invites industrial design, landscape...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.05.09

  14. Friday Finds 10.9.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.9.09

    Interweb inspiration arrived onscreen for the Dwell staff in various forms this week, from adorable animal-shaped cutting boards to an artfully eclectic wine-tasting room in Napa, California.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    10.09.09

  15. Julian Darley
    Profiles

    Julian Darley

    It might seem that the Post Carbon Institute casts too wide a net. But after translating German at the Vatican and becoming a Hollywood filmmaker, Julian Darley, the institute’s director, is...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.02.09

  16. Baltimore Tree House
    Outdoor

    Baltimore Tree House

    The wooden structure next to Laurie and Peter Stubbs' house outside Baltimore is made out of trees and is nestled in the woods but it isn't technically a tree house. "The trees here are...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.04.09

  17. Friday Finds 4.9.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 4.9.2010

    We present our favorite discoveries garnered from the past week of Internet trawling, spotlighting interesting digital tidbits. Today's offering includes new Universal Design creations for the...

    04.09.10

  18. Live from the Show Floor: Wallter
    Dwell on Design

    Live from the Show Floor: Wallter

    We've always admired the metal Slat Rack coat hanger by Wallter. At Dwell on Design, the Richmond, California–based design company debuted a new series of products: the Post, Wall, and Hang...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.26.10

  19. Designed for Play
    Post

    Designed for Play

    Some of my earliest memories are of playgrounds: launching myself into a pit of plastic balls outside a fast-food restaurant in New York and whizzing down (and scratching my arm) on the horrifying...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.21.10

  20. World's First Lichen Garden?
    Travel Reports

    World's First Lichen Garden?

    Last spring, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art unveiled its new 14,000-square foot rooftop sculpture garden, spangled with works by Ellsworth Kelly, Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith. To a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.26.10

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