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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Bike By Me
    Product of the Day

    Bike By Me

    I cannot stop playing around on Bike By Me's website.  

    07.25.10

  4. New Rietveld App for iPhones
    Product of the Day

    New Rietveld App for iPhones

    You've probably heard of Gerrit Rietveld's Schröder House, but did you know that he designed over 200 buildings in the Netherlands? Courtesy of a new, free iPhone and iPad app developed in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.21.10

  5. Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY
    Event Spotlight

    Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY

    Our world is becoming more and more urban. Today, as Dwell contributor Mark Lamster reported for our June 2010 Megacities issue, more than 75 cities boast populations of more than 5 million. While...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.21.10

  6. Concorso d'Eleganza 2010
    Travel Reports

    Concorso d'Eleganza 2010

    On the banks of Lake Como, in the Lombardy region of Italy, rests the location of one of the most prestigious automobile events in the world, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este....

    written by: Bret Robins
    photos by: Bret Robins
    05.24.10

  7. Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle
    Event Spotlight

    Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle

    At Dwell, we love a nice bike just as much as (and sometimes more than) we adore a Bertoia chair or Bouroullec backrest—and rightly so since a well-crafted bicycle is just as much a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.18.10

  8. ICFF 2010: Design Ride Manhattan
    Travel Reports

    ICFF 2010: Design Ride Manhattan

    After spending the better part of Sunday on the floor of the Javits center, at five pm, I joined a motley (but stylish) crew for the launch of Public Bikes. Organized by former Design Within...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.17.10

  9. San Francisco's New Bus Shelters
    Travel Reports

    San Francisco's New Bus Shelters

    Though they're not exactly the hottest design news in town, my daily walk to work up Sansome Street from the Montgomery BART stop has gained two attractive new bits of infrastructure in the past...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.22.10

  10. CNC Floor Drive Pump

    CNC Floor Drive Pump

    Your kitted-out custom ride deserves equally attractive accessories. This lightweight aluminum pump from Lezyne is available in silver, blue, gold, or red and has a 43-inch-long hose compatible...

    $99.99

  11. Perch Rack

    Perch Rack

    Requiring just two screws, Perch is simple to mount. The bent-ply piece holds up to 50 pounds, but our 30-pound bike put the shelf under duress. It didn’t come crashing down, but we’d...

    $149.00

  12. Watts Helmet

    Watts Helmet

    Inspired by the style of skating helmets, the Watts won’t make you look like an extra in Alien. There are vents on top of the helmet but not in front, so bring along a sweatband or a...

    $60.00

  13. Eclipse P9 Bike

    Eclipse P9 Bike

    This baby folds in ten sec
onds flat to dimensions of 16.5 by 35 by 30 inches 
and weighs just 29 pounds—
essential attributes for commuters who travel on trains with bicycle restrictions....

    $1100.00

  14. Pedal Pod

    Pedal Pod

    British designer Tamasine Osher released this walnut shelf at last year’s London Design Festival. For those who need design pieces 
to be multifunctional, 
Pedal Pod boasts ample cubby space...

    $887.00

  15. Gen2 Helmet

    Gen2 Helmet

    Helmets may not be the most alluring bike accessories out there, but they are the most essential. This low-profile silhouette is more subdued than the standard style. And if you need more...

    $65.00

  16. Roadster Sport

    Roadster Sport

    The Roadster Sport comes tricked out with a rear rack, bell, and fenders that ensure splashing through a puddle won’t leave your suit soggy. Linus improved the bike’s stylish European...

    $639.00

  17. Farmers Market Twin Pannier

    Farmers Market Twin Pannier

    Cast off that too-heavy messenger bag digging into your collarbone. Let your bike do the heavy lifting and opt for a pannier, a pair of bags that drapes over your rear rack. Public&rsquo...

    $80.00

  18. R1 Bike

    R1 Bike

    Custom bike maker Renovo out of Portland, Oregon, rethought the materials used in frames and opted to craft theirs from sustainably sourced bamboo and hickory. It’s not just for...

    $4300.00

  19. Hood Bike Rack

    Hood Bike Rack

    This leather-trimmed, powder-coated-steel rack cradles the top bar of your bike. Its abstract sculptural form will look great on your living room wall, but be sure to have a...

    $200.00

  20. 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

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