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  1. On the Level
    --Done Right

    On the Level

    Sadly there's no blueprint for how to best work with an architect. Follow the example of the Smiths, though, and you'll come out ahead.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    10.12.10

  2. Ill Communication
    --Done Wrong

    Ill Communication

    The Joneses went for a splashy starchitect to design their new home. Then things took a turn for the worse.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    10.12.10

  3. Beyond Thunderdome
    --The Future of

    Beyond Thunderdome

    Ten years from now, a hundred, a thousand? Yeah, we know what architecture will look like then.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    10.12.10

  4. An Introduction to Architects
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Architects

    Aside from that mischievous caveperson in France who used a piece of charcoal to draw a line around some stick figures that suggested some kind of manmade shelter, it is generally acknowledged that...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    10.12.10

  5. Postertext's Literary Wall Art
    Books

    Postertext's Literary Wall Art

    What bibliophile, understanding that he maybe ought not cover all the walls of his apartment with shelves of books and stacks of journals, hasn't then moved onto classic book covers as his next...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.29.10

  6. Graphitecture: The Graphic Designer Draws Lines in the Architect's Sandbox

    Los Angeles-based graphic designer Jessica D'Elena, the primary graphic specialist for Morphosis Architects, will discuss the intersection between graphic design platforms and architectural bodies.

    04.02.09

  7. Inside Woodshop
    Travel Reports

    Inside Woodshop

    We trekked to San Francisco's foggy Outer Sunset neighborhood to check out Woodshop, a collective of four artist and designers who came together through a shared interest in craft, design, and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.13.10

  8. SFMOMA talks Olivetti's Design
    Event Spotlight

    SFMOMA talks Olivetti's Design

    Earlier this year SFMOMA hosted a big extravaganza marking the opening of it's 75th anniversary show 75 Years of Looking Forward. In addition to finely-curated group of paintings and objects, a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.31.10

  9. Modern Thank-You Notes
    Product of the Day

    Modern Thank-You Notes

    GIGI PRESS, a new Los Angeles–based letterpress company, sent me samples of their work last week, and I love their clean, modern aesthetic. Check out the boxed thank you notes emblazoned...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.30.10

  10. coolcapitals Cool Case Finalists
    A Great Idea

    coolcapitals Cool Case Finalists

    coolcapitals.com and Dwell teamed up for the second year in a row to bring you a "cool" design competition! We asked for smart-phone cover designs that represent and fuse the unique...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    08.24.10

  11. Art of the Novella Series
    Books

    Art of the Novella Series

    I'm something of a sucker for graphically clever series of paperbacks. Penguin's Great Ideas series is nice, if hit-or-miss, and of course the classic Penguin covers are second to none. I was...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.12.10

  12. Friday Finds 7.30.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.30.2010

    Care for a glimpse of what's saved in our browser histories? Scroll down to check out our favorite links, videos, and photo galleries, all garnered from a week's worth of clicking.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.30.10

  13. Logo Showdown
    Post

    Logo Showdown

    I recently spent an afternoon merrily clicking my way through 'Brand New,' a website manned by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit, two graphic designers who dedicate themselves to, among other...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.26.10

  14. Friday Finds 7.23.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.23.2010

    As usual, we end the week with a mixed bag of Internetly delights, from crowd-sourced portraiture to eerie galleries of forlorn and forgotten buildings in Detroit.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.23.10

  15. Jason Pontius on Blog Themes
    The Argument

    Jason Pontius on Blog Themes

    Recently I had the idea of asking a well-placed, well-respected web designer who understands the vagaries of design, branding, and getting information across, to have a look at the themes on...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.12.10

  16. Works by Maira Kalman
    Profiles

    Works by Maira Kalman

    Last week painter and illustrator Maira Kalman was in San Francisco to kick off the Contemporary Jewish Museum's run of her new show Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (Of a Crazy World). I ...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.06.10

  17. coolcapitals Competition Winners
    Dwell on Design

    coolcapitals Competition Winners

    We welcomed coolcapitals and Wacom back to Dwell on Design this year for another exciting graphic design competition. Over the course of the weekend, we named three winners and awarded each one a...

    written by: Fida Sleiman
    07.01.10

  18. Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM
    Interviews

    Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM

    I've long loved her New Yorker covers, and am still over the moon about the illustrated version of Strunk and White's classic The Elements of Style from 2005, so I leapt at the chance to meet...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.01.10

  19. 10 x 10: Dwell & Arkitip Artist Series
    Dwell on Design

    10 x 10: Dwell & Arkitip Artist Series

    Here at Dwell we've always acknowledged the power of great art, whether it's adorning the walls of a modern house, or gracing the pages of our magazine. Through the years, illustration and...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.22.10

  20. Friday Finds 6.11.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 6.11.2010

    We have an epic collection of digital treasures for you today—enjoy! 

    06.11.10

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