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  1. Maison & Objet: Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Maison & Objet: Part 2

    I'm just back from Paris, and still processing all the exciting new furnishings, accessories, and objets I spied at Maison & Objet over the weekend. In case you missed my first dispatch, check...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.27.11

  2. Storage Slings
    Home Work

    Storage Slings

    For those spots where a table will take up too much space and piling your on the floor isn't exactly appealing, try hanging a sling from the wall for a bit of extra decorative storage.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.12.11

  3. Bookbinding
    Home Work

    Bookbinding

    For those who adore the beauty of a blank-page-in-waiting, behold! The incredible allure of a hardback book you make yourself is just too damn much to resist.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.01.11

  4. Print Workshop
    Books

    Print Workshop

    A blank canvas can really get the blood pumping. For some, the sight is a beacon. For others, it can be intimidating. Christine Schmidt, founder and creative force behind San Francisco–based...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    03.27.11

  5. Peru Gift Show 2011
    Travel Reports

    Peru Gift Show 2011

    Greetings from Peru! I'm in Lima reporting from the showroom floors of the National Gift Show and Peru Moda, a fashion tradeshow, taking place April 27th to 30th. An estimated 5,000 people come to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.30.11

  6. 72 Hour Urban Action
    Travel Reports

    72 Hour Urban Action

    The other week I attended a gathering at REBAR in San Francisco, in honor of Israeli architects Kerem Halbrecht and Gilly Karjevsky's cool project, 72 Hour Urban Action. Held last September and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.03.11

  7. Danny Seo's "Upcycling"
    Books

    Danny Seo's "Upcycling"

    In a new book out this August, upcycling ace Danny Seo guides readers through the craft of taking trash and everyday objects and transforming them into "better, brighter, and cooler things....

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.02.11

  8. Friday Finds 7.01.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.01.11

    We're back from our Friday Finds hiatus with seven great things for you to check out. Have a listen to some synth-heavy beats by German oceanographer Jürgen Müller, a look at a Dwell...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.01.11

  9. Friday Finds 7.29.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.29.11

    Wonder what all the Dwellerz have we been checking out on the interwebz this week? Scroll down to through Friday Findz to uncover what we saw.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.29.11

  10. Friday Finds 08.05.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 08.05.11

    Close off the week with simply the best designs, photographs, and musical odes selected by the editors of Dwell.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.05.11

  11. 2011 American Craft Council Show
    Travel Reports

    2011 American Craft Council Show

    This past weekend, the American Craft Council—one of the country's oldest organizations championing handicrafts—celebrated its 70th birthday at its annual show at Fort Mason in San...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    08.15.11

  12. Refurbishing A Lane Coffee Table
    Renovation

    Refurbishing A Lane Coffee Table

    I purchased this table months ago from a thrift store in Chicago. It was a mistake. As you can see from the before photo, it's more of a project than it is a table. And I swore to myself I would ...

    written by: Katherine Raz
    09.23.11

  13. DIY Holiday Gifts

    DIY Holiday Gifts

    Handcrafted gifts carry a certain charm with them and often prove to be the less-expensive and more personalized gift alternative. With endless do-it-yourself projects out there, you can rest...

    written by: Tammy Vinson
    12.21.11

  14. MAD Curator on Crafting Modernism

    MAD Curator on Crafting Modernism

    The American Decorative Arts Forum welcomes Jeannine Falino, curator of New York's Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), who will lecture on her museum's traveling exhibition that's focused on...

    12.28.11

  15. Wooden Button Set

    Wooden Button Set

    Billie and Tootie, the lovely owners of Silverlake’s ReForm School, have gathered together buttons from artisans around the world into this perfect little set. They come together in a...

    $28.00

  16. Make Your Own Monster Kit

    Make Your Own Monster Kit

    Scottish textile designer extraordinaire Donna Wilson does some pretty wonderful things with wool. Her site has a selection of blankets and little plush toys, along with this great Make Your Own...

    $15.60

  17. Notebook Paper Embroidery Kit

    Notebook Paper Embroidery Kit

    Send a super-special note to someone you love. There's something strangely thrilling about a blank piece of loose-leaf, and this fabric sheet will only get better with your hand-embroidered note o...

    $14.00

  18. Felt Coffee Cozies

    Felt Coffee Cozies

    Simple, useful, and customizable felt coffee cozies are cherished gifts for coworkers, teachers, and of course, your resident caffeine addict.

  19. Vintage Camera Nightlight

    Vintage Camera Nightlight

    The photographer on your list probably has all of latest camera gadgets alongside a slew of thrift store vintage cameras—some still working, some collecting dust on the shelf. Why not make...

  20. Recycled Road Map Corkboard

    Recycled Road Map Corkboard

    It's true, foldout road maps are on the way out. Clean out your glove box and put those old maps to use. Recycled road map corkboards are a quick DIY gift idea for the beloved traveler, geography...

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