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  1. Turkey Day Tableware

    Turkey Day Tableware

    It's just about turkey time so in the spirit of the holiday, we've put together some of our favorite tableware and serving plates to ease the kitchen-to-dining room heavy lifting.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.22.10

  2. 9 Dish Drainers

    9 Dish Drainers

    Dishes don't dry on their own and when you don't have a kitchen full of helpful towel-equipped guests at the ready, you're going to need a drying rack on which to place your freshly washed plates....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.10.10

  3. Chicken Chapel
    Outdoor

    Chicken Chapel

    Architect Keith Moskow grew up doing grunt construction work. His dad was a builder and after his first year of college, he helped build their family's summer home. "I was doing lowly work,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.20.11

  4. Dwell's Sweetest Contest Ever
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell's Sweetest Contest Ever

    Hey Dwell readers: Remember Coolhaus? They're the new architect-owned ice cream truck that's been driving around LA from sweet tooth to sweet tooth delivering ice cream sandwiches named after...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    06.10.09

  5. Touring Toronto, Part 1
    Travel Reports

    Touring Toronto, Part 1

    Last week I headed north (and quite a ways east) to one of my favorite cities: Toronto. I spend a fair share of my childhood in Toronto visiting family, and I later lived near the Annex...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.16.11

  6. Birthday Fête Essentials

    Birthday Fête Essentials

    It's my favorite day of the year: My birthday. And for this very special holiday (yes, I consider it so), I've rounded up the perfect products for any fête d'anniversaire—especially...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.29.10

  7. 8 Kitchen Measuring Tools

    8 Kitchen Measuring Tools

    A pinch of this and a dollop of that are fine instructions for the seasoned chef but for the rest of us (especially the precision-oriented), a good set of measuring cups and spoons are essential....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.11

  8. The Little Gadget that Could

    The Little Gadget that Could

     A seated 12-course dinner may still exist in some corner of the universe, but our favorite kind of to-do is the one that keeps a host out of the kitchen. These gadgets take the work out of...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.16.12

  9. Bialetti’s Aeternum Cookware
    Product

    Bialetti’s Aeternum Cookware

    If you've ever seen a Moka stovetop espresso maker—and what design or coffee fan hasn't (especially visitors to the Museum of Modern Art in New York where it's part of the permanent...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.06.11

  10. Grow Bottles
    Product

    Grow Bottles

    If you live in an apartment or otherwise lack a patch in which to plant a garden, Potting Shed Creations' Grow Bottles (also available at sustainable-living shop Branch) might be your answer to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.16.11

  11. 7 Portable BBQ Grills We Love
    Product Reviews

    7 Portable BBQ Grills We Love

    They’re hot! They’re mini! They’re full of coal! These seven portable barbecues will help you get the summer started.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Jason Madara
    06.07.11

  12. Seattle, Part One
    Travel Reports

    Seattle, Part One

    Seattle did nothing to cast away its stereotype as the country's wettest city earlier this week. I traveled north from our Dwell headquarters in San Francisco to visit a house that will be featured...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.27.10

  13. And the coolcapitals Winner Is....
    Post

    And the coolcapitals Winner Is....

    After a tough round of reviewing the top finalists' submissions, we are excited to present the winner of the coolcapitals.com design competition.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    08.10.09

  14. Seattle, Part Two
    Travel Reports

    Seattle, Part Two

    Earlier this week, I headed to Seattle to report a story for an upcoming issue and to run around town to find the best food, furnishings, and other local favorites. Part one of my trip was...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.28.10

  15. Beer: The Designs of Drinking
    Books

    Beer: The Designs of Drinking

    Wine labels have recently received acclaim for their more astute designs so its high time beer branders were awarded the same salute. A new coffee table-topper from Chronicle Books, Beer: A Genuine...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.20.11

  16. Beer Craft: A Guide to Homebrew
    Books

    Beer Craft: A Guide to Homebrew

    William Bostwick and Jessi Rymill's new book Beer Craft: A Simple Guide to Making Great Beer is like Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything—just for homebrew hobbyists. In the book, the writer...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.19.11

  17. Kitchens We Love: Color
    Rooms We Love

    Kitchens We Love: Color

    Following our kitchen roundups shouting the joy of wood and celebrating the calm of all-white, here are eight home kitchens that dip into bright color.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.23.14

  18. Gusto: A Guide to Restaurant Design
    Food

    Gusto: A Guide to Restaurant Design

    Just as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, "the essence of restaurant design cannot be found in any one element but in the unity of all ingredients working together to create a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.21.10

  19. New from OXO
    Product

    New from OXO

    OXO has always been one of our favorite product companies: it has been at the forefront of universal design and seamlessly integrates function into the form of all its products. Here we spotlight...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.30.11

  20. Search and Display
    Finishing Touch

    Search and Display

    Every collection has to start somewhere, and for Lisa Congdon, it began with a dish. Nearly ten years ago, the San Francisco–based artist (and co-owner of local design shop Rare Device)...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jen Siska
    02.02.10

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