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  1. Milan, 2010: Day One
    Travel Reports

    Milan, 2010: Day One

    We three weary travelers (Dwell's editor-in-chief, Sam Grawe, assistant editor Jordan Kushins, and I) have landed in Milan and are ready to begin reporting on the sights and scene at the 2010...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    04.14.10

  2. Graphic Europe
    Books

    Graphic Europe

    "We are designers. We notice things in a different way to other people." That's roughly the ethos that defines the Detour section of Dwell, and the expressed driving force behind the new...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.13.10

  3. Stuck Inside of Somerville
    Essay

    Stuck Inside of Somerville

    In the late winter of 2003, I watched out my window as a fuel truck idled below, belching black smoke. A hose, snaking through the frozen grass, stretched from the back of the truck to the side of...

    written by: Pagan Kennedy
    04.08.10

  4. Living on Water: Stilted Villages
    Travel Reports

    Living on Water: Stilted Villages

    After visiting the legendary floating villages on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, I took a detour to Kompong Phluk, a permanent settlement built upon stilts at the edge of the lake. As I paddled...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    04.07.10

  5. Main Chaude Oven Mit

    Main Chaude Oven Mit

    Without the oven mitt, fingertips would be forever singed, palms would bear the wounds of meals made over a hot stove, and handling hot pots and pans would be an act of faith. Fortunately, these...

    $15.00

  6. Learnings from Nantucket
    Essay

    Learnings from Nantucket

    I am looking at my favorite photograph of my summer house in Nantucket. It is not a particularly pretty picture. It was taken on a cloudy and gray day. You cannot see the beach, or the moors, or...

    written by: Anne Trubek
    photos by: Anne Trubek
    03.31.10

  7. Betel Restaurant
    Travel Reports

    Betel Restaurant

    Restaurant openings have slowed down considerably here in New York in the past year, as I am sure it has everywhere. So it was a great treat to visit Betel, a just opened Thai restaurant in the...

    03.30.10

  8. La Via Lattea Cheese Knives

    La Via Lattea Cheese Knives

    Attention turophiles! Specially designed to slice through your favorite hard and soft cheeses, this set of knives for Alessi will make serving goudas, bries, and manchegos a breeze. The collection...

    $42.00

  9. Site Specifics: Tallinn, Estonia

    Site Specifics: Tallinn, Estonia

    Since the fall of the USSR, Tallinn has managed to look unblinkingly to the future while still retaining vital elements of its past. A hotbed of northern art and design encircling a UNESCO World...

    03.24.10

  10. Site Specifics: San Diego, CA

    Site Specifics: San Diego, CA

    Nestled on the Pacific coastline, between Los Angeles's sprawl and the Mexican border, San Diego is a surprisingly design-forward town with a handful of modern masterpieces to prove it.

    03.23.10

  11. Jalusta Cake Stand

    Jalusta Cake Stand

    Cakes will come and cakes will go, but when it's time for a slice (or two), we're all for putting the sweet stuff up on a pedestal. Finnish designer Harri Koskinen created this glass stand for...

  12. Rubik's Cruet

    Rubik's Cruet

    Try all you want to align the yellow, red, blue, orange, and green, but the only two colors that truly matter on the Rubik's Cruet are black and white. Salt and pepper come out when you twist the...

  13. crEATe: Eating, Design, and Food

    crEATe: Eating, Design, and Food

    From restaurants and packaging to the molecular makeup of our daily meals, all experiences associated with eating are subject to design. CrEATe, an ongoing project by The Future Laboratory, sets...

    $65.00

  14. Western Promises
    Essay

    Western Promises

    William McDonough + Partners’ design for a small village in northeastern China was meant to stand as a model for sustainable development. Instead, it proves that the pursuit of better design...

    written by: Timothy Lesle
    03.16.10

  15. Chelsea Jackson's S'mores Tart
    Food

    Chelsea Jackson's S'mores Tart

    On the cover of our March 2010 Recipe for Success issue, Chelsea Jackson sits at the kitchen island while her husband, Arthur, plates their dinner. What steals the shot from the Chef's Table...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    03.15.10

  16. Design Shop Visit: ReForm School in Silver Lake
    Shops

    Design Shop Visit: ReForm School in Silver Lake

    Business as usual for ReForm School founders Billie Lopez and Tootie Maldonado means far more than simply managing their popular Silver Lake, California, shop. Whether exploring thrift stores for...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Brigitte Sire
    03.12.10

  17. The Good Earth
    Essay

    The Good Earth

    As the war-torn city of Kabul, Afghanistan, is transformed into a maze of blast walls, military checkpoints, and foreign bases, how might security architecture be changed to foster psychological...

    written by: Charles Montgomery
    03.11.10

  18. Palladio and His Legacy
    Event Spotlight

    Palladio and His Legacy

    Next month the Morgan Library and Museum presents a rare opportunity to see original drawings from one of the most influential classical architects in history, Andrea Palladio. Principles of...

    written by: Breanne Bumanlag
    03.11.10

  19. Teapots and Tea Kettles

    Teapots and Tea Kettles

    When I started entertaining at my upstate house I was stunned that many people don't drink coffee. Life without coffee? Never! But with more and more houseguests requesting tea, I decided to go a...

    03.10.10

  20. Friday Finds 3.5.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 3.5.2010

    The weekend beckons, people. Cruise through the rest of your Friday afternoon with this series of links from your friendly Dwell staff.

    03.05.10

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