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  1. 10 Inspirations for Beating the Heat
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    10 Inspirations for Beating the Heat

    With the weather creeping towards record highs here in the Bay Area, we turn our minds to everything cool. From pools to ice cream to architecture designed to enjoy the breeze, we'll take anything...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    05.01.13

  2. How to Make a Mid-Century Holiday Village
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    How to Make a Mid-Century Holiday Village

    This season millions of us are going to be spending more time at home and forgoing over-the-top shopping. Here's a wholesome project the whole family can enjoy–creating a tiny cardboard...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.03.08

  3. Coffee Break: Sightglass 20th Street, San Francisco
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    Coffee Break: Sightglass 20th Street, San Francisco

    Sightglass Coffee's 20th street outpost is an archetypal San Francisco cafe—a space built to reflect the same values as the coffee sold within. The interior, masterminded by local firm Boor Bridges...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    04.04.14

  4. Parsing Paris
    City Guide

    Parsing Paris

    Critics call Paris a "living museum." If so, designer Erwan Bouroullec curates a must-see list from a compelling collection.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.26.09

  5. Open Architecture Challenge
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    Open Architecture Challenge

    After its tremendous success helping with the rebuilding of New Orleans after Katrina, Architecture for Humanity has announced another program that has the potential to change the face of a...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.13.09

  6. 101 Bathrooms: Cultural Commod(e)ity
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Cultural Commod(e)ity

    In 1937, as the modern movement in Europe 
faced the stifling rise of fascism, the leftist French 
Union des Artistes Modernes hosted a pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair that presented, among...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.26.09

  7. Apples from Asphalt
    Outdoor

    Apples from Asphalt

    Mobile City Farmstead is bringing a little bit of the heartland into the big city, one vacant lot at a time.

    05.04.09

  8. 7 Live-Work Artist Residences
    Houses We Love

    7 Live-Work Artist Residences

    Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? Either way, when these artists merged their home and artistic lives, the results were stunning.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.25.14

  9. 5 Summer Toys for Kids
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    5 Summer Toys for Kids

    Encourage well-designed outdoor playtime with these picks from the Dwell Store. Featuring multipurpose toys from Kid O, an Adirondack chair in a rainbow of colors, and an inspired kite, this...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    06.16.14

  10. Dacor Introduces the Discovery WineStation
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    Dacor Introduces the Discovery WineStation

    Dacor unveils an automated wine dispensing system for the home connoisseur—the first of its kind.

    written by: Sara Ost
    03.19.13

  11. Dwell Store Spotlight: Italian Design Classics
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    Dwell Store Spotlight: Italian Design Classics

    The Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano was launched in 1961 as a means to showcase Italian furniture design. Throughout the years the Milan Furniture Fair has become a global design event,...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    04.04.14

  12. Prefab Icon: Dome of Discovery by Ralph Tubbs
    Rewind

    Prefab Icon: Dome of Discovery by Ralph Tubbs

    With a life span of just 11 months, the prefabricated 1951 Dome of Discovery, designed by architect Ralph Tubbs for the Festival of Britain, lives on as a lost cultural icon.

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    03.18.13

  13. Las Vegas Market: Vegas Kids
    Travel Reports

    Las Vegas Market: Vegas Kids

    Among floors and floors of showrooms and design exhibits at Las Vegas's World Design Market, we scouted the best in kids' furniture on view at Las Vegas Market's Vegas Kids showcase.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.31.11

  14. The Alpine Lodge by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie
    Superstructure

    The Alpine Lodge by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie

    At the January edition of Pitti Uomo—a bi-annual men's fashion event held in Florence, Italy—accessories brand Want Les Essentiels de la Vie exhibited within the Alpine Lodge, a conceptual...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.12.14

  15. Lost & Found, Part 1
    Travel Reports

    Lost & Found, Part 1

    I spent last week in Los Angeles, exploring neighborhoods, poking around design shops, and hoping to finally understand how the various corners of the sprawling metropolis fit together. In between...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.06.11

  16. City Guides for the Design-Savvy Traveler
    City Guide

    City Guides for the Design-Savvy Traveler

    Take a photographic trek through cities like Melbourne, Australia; Istanbul, Turkey; Mumbai, India; Oslo, Norway; and more, in our anthology of must-stop destinations for the design-savvy traveler.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.27.13

  17. Probate Sale
    Design 101

    Probate Sale

    When the owner of a home dies without a will or trust to allocate their estate, the property goes into probate.

    written by: James Nestor
    01.27.09

  18. Reveal: Studio Gang Architects
    Books

    Reveal: Studio Gang Architects

    At Dwell we've long been fans of the Chicago architecture firm Studio Gang Architects. Headed up by the nation's fastest rising female architect Jeanne Gang, the company is responsible not just for...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.31.11

  19. Crap = Good
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    Crap = Good

    This morning I came across a terrific new design blog with a clean, if quirky, aesthetic. Crap = Good is rather a strange name for a blog, and I confess that I can't totally fathom their...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.03.11

  20. Five Buck Book
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    Five Buck Book

    Got five dollars lying around? For $5.00 (plus, um, $7.50 shipping), you can snag a copy of George Nelson's 1977 classic How To See: A Guide to Reading our Man Made Environment from Design Within...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.01.08

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