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  1. Dan Rubinstein on The Home Front
    Interviews

    Dan Rubinstein on The Home Front

    What's wrong with American furniture design? That's the topic burning an image on the mind of Surface editor-in-chief Dan Rubinstein. "We're one of the wealthiest nations in the world, we make...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.09.11

  2. Réveille Coffee Company Truck
    Food

    Réveille Coffee Company Truck

    I confess it, friends, despite growing up in a small hill town in Northern California, my four plus years of living in San Francisco have taken their toll. And now, like every other member of this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.07.11

  3. A Marriage of Craft and Design
    Event Spotlight

    A Marriage of Craft and Design

    At the same time that Pierre Koenig and Joseph Eichler were bringing modernism to California's landscape, artists and designers Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman were filling their homes with thoughtfully...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.10.11

  4. Lost & Found in LA: Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Lost & Found in LA: Part 2

    If you liked what you saw in my previous report on Lost & Found in Los Angeles, then check out this slideshow: a roundup of owner Jamie Rosenthal's favorite items in the shop, along with her...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.17.11

  5. Wide White Space
    Event Spotlight

    Wide White Space

    Today the exhibition 'The Way Beyond Art: Wide White Space' opens at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco (through February 5). The show, which investigates graphic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.20.11

  6. An Architect's Guide to Silver Lake
    Travel Reports

    An Architect's Guide to Silver Lake

    One highlight of my recent visit to Los Angeles was a whirlwind tour of Silver Lake with the great architect Barbara Bestor, who has lived there since 1988. She drove me around, pointing out...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.11.11

  7. An Architect's Pop-Up Book
    Books

    An Architect's Pop-Up Book

    One of the perks of being a Dwell editor are the various fun surprises that appear in the mail—newly published books, the occasional small product, even the random staple gun (yes, really)....

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.15.11

  8. Yes Please More
    A Great Idea

    Yes Please More

    While the United States is leaps and bounds behind Europe when it comes to publicly funding the arts and design, the city of Denver and Yes Please More are doing their best to encourage creative...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.18.11

  9. Sightlines and African Urbanism
    Interviews

    Sightlines and African Urbanism

    Later this month the Museum for African Art will kick off a five-part lecture series at Columbia University titled Sightlines: New Perspectives on African Architecture and Urbanism. The free...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.18.11

  10. Studiomama's Outdoor Kitchen
    Food

    Studiomama's Outdoor Kitchen

    A weekend always cries for a DIY project. For those with dreams of the warmer days that are still several months away, Nina Tolstrup—aka Studiomama—has the perfect project to keep you...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.21.11

  11. Modernism for an Ancient Pastime
    House Tours

    Modernism for an Ancient Pastime

    One of Boston's newest additions is the Kollel of Greater Boston—a post-graduate Talmudic research institute that trains future Rabbis—built in the city's historic Brighton district.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Josh Kuchinsky
    01.15.11

  12. 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

  13. Wine Tasting with Georg Riedel
    Travel Reports

    Wine Tasting with Georg Riedel

    Not so long ago I was at a dinner with a handful of food writers--I was there merely as a food taster--and the fancy stemware from the Austrian firm Riedel came up. One woman extolled the famed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.21.11

  14. Retail's Details
    Shops

    Retail's Details

    Few feelings equal the rush of shopping in the center of the universe with cold hard cash—–or credit—–burning a hole in the pocket. New York retail is so good, however, it...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.28.11

  15. "Crossing the Line" by Tanya Aguiñiga
    Event Spotlight

    "Crossing the Line" by Tanya Aguiñiga

    When Los Angeles-based furniture and textile designer/maker Tanya Aguiñiga was approached by the Craft and Folk Art Museum to create an exhibition of her work, the artist had an off-the-wall...

    written by: Stephanie Orma
    01.28.11

  16. Oscar Nominated Short Film
    Post

    Oscar Nominated Short Film

    Each year the Oscar nominations come out, and while we dicker about whether Inception made any sense, or if Black Swan was high camp or high art, we usually stop and reflect "Man, it would be...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.27.11

  17. Midgette on World's Best Concert Halls
    Three Buildings

    Midgette on World's Best Concert Halls

    I had the good fortune to meet Anne Midgette, a classical music critic for the Washington Post, a while back at the Post offices. Though we talked more about German baritone Dietrich Fischer...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.01.11

  18. Robert Venturi Print Collection
    Travel Reports

    Robert Venturi Print Collection

    Ever since reading Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown's seminal text Learning from Las Vegas as an undergraduate architecture student, I've developed a deep love of the dynamism of streetscapes...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.02.11

  19. Friday Finds 2.04.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 2.04.11

    Have a look at some on the most interestiing things we here at Dwell saw this week. Scroll down to see kinetic sculptures, a Werner Herzog-narrated film, and snowy images of the "monster storm...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.04.11

  20. Kaufmann's Unbreakable Glasses
    Interviews

    Kaufmann's Unbreakable Glasses

    I was recently down in Los Angeles to moderate a panel on the Swiss Design Awards at the A+D Museum. There I met a 2009 award winner for product design, Sandra Kaufmann, who heads the eyewear brand...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.08.11

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