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  1. Bold Color, Small Space: The Min Loft

    Bold Color, Small Space: The Min Loft

    Craig and Jean Min, owners of LA Mill coffee boutique in Los Angeles, share their story of using a vibrant palette to enliven their temporary home—a 950-square-foot downtown loft apartment...

    07.29.09

  2. The Future of Driving

    The Future of Driving

    San Francisco–based industrial designers Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers sit down with Dwell's Editor-in-Chief, Sam Grawe, to talk about their thoughts on the future of transportation.

    10.20.09

  3. The Bathroom Reinvented: Hyphae

    The Bathroom Reinvented: Hyphae

    Ecologist Brent Bucknum, principal of Hyphae Design Lab in Oakland, California, shares the ABC's of re-routing a home's waste water (greywater) to sustainably irrigate gardens and other green...

    07.22.09

  4. Bold Color, Small Space: Yelo Spa

    Bold Color, Small Space: Yelo Spa

    At Yelo Spa in Manhattan, a saturated palette of therapeutic hues sets the stage for holistic relaxation and redefines the notion of a power nap.

    09.17.09

  5. Matt Locke at Dwell on Design 2009

    Matt Locke at Dwell on Design 2009

    Designer Matt Lock presents his creations, made from found materials at his warehouse, at his booth on the floor of Dwell on Design in Los Angeles.

    06.26.09

  6. Travel Accessories

    Travel Accessories

    Associate Editor Miyoko Ohtake: For the past few months, I’ve been in a Japan state of mind. This December, my sister and I are heading to the archipelago of our ancestors—our...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.16.09

  7. Kitchen Wishlist

    Kitchen Wishlist

    Editor Sarah Rich: "I'm an enthusiastic collector of kitchen tools and cookbooks from decades past. Whether it's a brightly colored enamel corkscrew or a recipe compilation from Gold Rush-era...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.20.09

  8. William Kentridge: Five Themes

    William Kentridge: Five Themes

    The exhibition features the first American presentation and catalogue of the new work Kentridge has created since 2000 that dramatically expands his technical innovations as an artist filmmaker,...

    06.22.09

  9. Solar: Lease or Own?
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    Solar: Lease or Own?

    One of the most common obstacles to going green is upfront costs (though we all know the long-term savings are plentiful). Many new homes are built solar-ready, with intentions of installing panels...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.19.09

  10. The Shipping Muse
    House Tours

    The Shipping Muse

    Shipping containers are ubiquitous in Houston, though unlike the four that make up this new home, they're usually filled with foreign goods rather than flourishing lives.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    08.31.09

  11. Kids' Room Renovation
    House Tours

    Kids' Room Renovation

    A baby's arrival is cause for celebration—and for many, it's also a time to confront limited living space. For one Parisian couple, living in a cramped but loved apartment in the 10th...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    12.30.09

  12. Linus Bikes
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    Linus Bikes

    As cities with hills steeper than black diamond ski slopes go, San Francisco is exceptionally bike-friendly. Drivers are trained (most of the time) to look for cyclists before opening their car...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    07.07.09

  13. Designy-ness vs. Design
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    Designy-ness vs. Design

    Where is the line between design and "designy-ness"? A recent essay got us thinking about how consumers identify real innovation beneath a cosmetically enhanced product. Join the debate.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.17.09

  14. Google SketchUp Tutorial for Kids

    Google SketchUp Tutorial for Kids

    As part of the upcoming Kids' Digital Design Contest, architect Mason Kirby will introduce parents of would-be contestants the basics of working with SketchUp, a free 3D modeling program from...

    08.24.09

  15. Toronto, Ontario
    Three Buildings

    Toronto, Ontario

    Toronto, Ontario, is one metropolis that never ceases to amaze me with its never-ceasing construction. I grew up in Buffalo, New York, and always loved being able to see the city from across Lake...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.16.09

  16. Philadelphia, PA
    City Guide

    Philadelphia, PA

    One of the oldest cities in the United States and home to the country’s first International Style skyscraper, Philadelphia is, unfortunately, now associated more with cheesesteaks and...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    06.17.09

  17. And The Winner Is...
    Dwell on Design

    And The Winner Is...

    We know you've been waiting white-knuckled at the edge of your seats to know who came up with the winning name for Coolhaus's next ice cream sandwich. The time has come. We've picked a winner. And...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    06.26.09

  18. Portland, Maine
    City Guide

    Portland, Maine

    Portland has long been a cultural outpost in New England, a hotspot for artists and longshoreman alike who crave the sophistication of the big city (65,000 people) while still retaining a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.02.09

  19. Hometta: Affordable Modern Home Plans
    Dwell on Design

    Hometta: Affordable Modern Home Plans

    Mark Johnson started daydreaming last year about how residential architecture in his native Houston would be improved if developers had a pool of pre-existing plans for small and attractive modern...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein
    05.11.09

  20. Motel 6 Makeover
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    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

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