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  1. Touring Switzerland: Day 4
    Travel Reports

    Touring Switzerland: Day 4

    The morning weather in Madiswil at the Hotel Baeren was gloomy at best. Rain fell sideways as our driver Herr Muster helped us load up the van. We’d been told that sunnier skies awaited us in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.30.09

  2. Architectural Trespassing
    Travel Reports

    Architectural Trespassing

    I alluded to it in an earlier post on my trip to Switzerland, but one of the highlights of the whole affair was an impromptu stop at Villa Le Lac, a small house Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.10.09

  3. 101 Airports
    Design 101

    101 Airports

    Modern air travel is about far more than merely making it from point A to point B. The journey is the destination, and we take a look at airport design and how terminals are evolving: which...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  4. An Introduction to Airport Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Airport Design

    As anyone who has been to Peru, 
or Bali, or Timbuktu can tell you, travel is not merely the experience of going
 somewhere. Travel design must convey a complex message: of place, of pleasure, of...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  5. Blimp My Ride
    A Great Idea

    Blimp My Ride

    A century ago giant airships—–blimps and zeppelins and such—–were considered the future of air transport, but with their safety called into question by the Hindenburg...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  6. Richard Spencer on the Future of Travel
    --The Future of

    Richard Spencer on the Future of Travel

    “Sustainability and energy efficiency are extremely important. We’re already seeing a trend of pushing cars farther away from the terminals and improving access to public transit with...

    05.12.09

  7. Jim Starry on the Future of Travel
    --The Future of

    Jim Starry on the Future of Travel

    “We have to reconsider the basic structure of airports. If we land planes on an incline to assist in deceleration and have runways end on top of the terminals to eliminate the need for...

    05.11.09

  8. 101 Travel
    Design 101

    101 Travel

    From trains to planes, see how travel is inextricably linked to design. Plus is Philippe Starck coming to a Motel 6 near you?

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.27.09

  9. Branding the Friendly Skies
    Design 101

    Branding the Friendly Skies

    In Barbara S. Peterson’s new book, Blue Streak: Inside JetBlue, the Upstart that Rocked an Industry, she recounts the rise of the design-meets-discount airline through the biography of its...

    written by: Dianna Dilworth
    05.26.09

  10. Back on Track
    Design 101

    Back on Track

    What is it about trains that gets kids going gaga? Undoubtedly it has much to do with their wheels of steel, whistles, and distinc- tive chugga-chugga sound.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    05.26.09

  11. 2007: A Space Odyssey
    Design 101

    2007: A Space Odyssey

    Any cachet attached to the potential of space tourism was placed in dire straits when N’Sync heartthrob Lance Bass signed up to hitch a ride on a manned Russian rocket 
to the International...

    written by: Dianna Dilworth
    05.26.09

  12. Dwell's Embassy Walking Tour
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    Dwell's Embassy Walking Tour

    In May I led a walking tour of Washington DC's modern embassies. About 25 people in all, we wandered down the District's famed Embassy Row, and though we all marveled at the stately grandeur of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.13.09

  13. Motel 6 Makeover
    Hotels

    Motel 6 Makeover

    It's been said more than once since the recession began that a down economy breeds creativity, born from heightened resourcefulness. On an individual level, this often means more DIY projects and...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    07.21.09

  14. coolcapitals Competition
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    coolcapitals Competition

    Calling all graphic designers and overall creative types: You only have three more days to submit your geographically inspired creation for the coolcapitals contest. Time is running out!

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.24.09

  15. 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

  16. Rent an Architectural Masterpiece
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    Rent an Architectural Masterpiece

    Ever wonder what it would be like to live in a house designed by a world-class architect? The team behind the new venture Living Architecture lamented the fact that most people only experience...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.12.09

  17. The New Old Commodore Hotel
    Hotels

    The New Old Commodore Hotel

    The Commodore Hotel in Astoria, Oregon (population 10,000) is not exactly conveniently located, tucked away near the ocean's edge at the mouth of the Columbia River. But the mysterious tale of the...

    written by: Charlotte West
    08.17.09

  18. William T. Vollmann on Imperial
    Books

    William T. Vollmann on Imperial

    Presently on tour to support his massive new work Imperial, journalist, novelist and National Book Award winner for 2005's Europe Central, William T. Vollmann was recently in San Francisco.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.09

  19. Parking Day
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    Parking Day

    After lunch today I ambled down to Spur (San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association) to see how they, and the Great Street Initiative, were celebrating Parking Day.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.09

  20. Live from London: Brompton District
    Travel Reports

    Live from London: Brompton District

    While the main venue hosting the 100% Design trade fair is at Earl's Court in West London, more than 200 events and exhibitions are scattered across the British capital during the nine-day London...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.23.09

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