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  1. Why Is Joe Frowning?
    Design 101

    Why Is Joe Frowning?

    So you’ve brought home a bumbling new contractor who’ll turn your Ritz into a wreck. How to avoid it? Read on.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  2. Ralph Rapson's Chairs
    Event Spotlight

    Ralph Rapson's Chairs

    Though plenty of architects turn their attentions to furniture, few can claim authorship of a proper classic. Ralph Rapson, the Minnesotan modernist who designed the original Guthrie Theater and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.01.11

  3. 7 Lounge-Friendly Furniture Pieces
    Rooms We Love

    7 Lounge-Friendly Furniture Pieces

    The phrase on everyone's lips is "polar vortex." And it's so brutally cold outside this winter that all we can dream about is kicking back on a sofa, preferably in well-heated or downright balmy...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.08.14

  4. The UpWrite Convertible Standing Desk
    Product

    The UpWrite Convertible Standing Desk

    Office design is the subject of continual research and debate and as a recent survey by global architecture superfirm Gensler found, "only one in four U.S. workers are in optimal workplace...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.21.13

  5. How To: Bathrooms for Small Spaces
    Rooms We Love

    How To: Bathrooms for Small Spaces

    We can never get enough of great big design in tiny spaces—especially when it comes to efficient, space-saving bathrooms.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.06.14

  6. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Tabletop and Kitchen Accessories
    Travel Reports

    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Tabletop and Kitchen Accessories

    An array of items fills up the halls at Tendence—experimental furniture, textiles, lighting, clothing, jewelry, and more—but housewares and accessories were most prevalent. Here's a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.28.12

  7. Design Within Reach Spring Picks
    Travel Reports

    Design Within Reach Spring Picks

    This week Design Within Reach previewed their Spring 2011 collection where I got a sneek peek of some of their new products and furnishings. A current running throughout much of the furniture was...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.24.10

  8. Mara Skujeniece
    In The Modern World

    Mara Skujeniece

    Amsterdam-based Mara Skujeniece is a product designer whose work often narrates an underlying story: Porcelain candleholders have felt coasters that mimic the containers’ shadows; ceramic vases for...

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    04.23.13

  9. Product Design by Femme Den
    Post

    Product Design by Femme Den

    At this point, it's virtually ingrained in the popular consciousness: “Women make up 50 percent of the population and 85 percent of purchase decisions," says Karena Cameron of Femme Den,...

    written by: Carren Jao
    08.16.12

  10. A Modern Lakeside Home in Wisconsin
    House Tours

    A Modern Lakeside Home in Wisconsin

    After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.

    written by: Tate Gunnerson
    photos by: Narayan Mahon
    06.24.14

  11. The Caesarstone Challenge Winners, Unveiled
    Post

    The Caesarstone Challenge Winners, Unveiled

    At Dwell we know that no space is complete without the right materials. But in today's modern world of myriad options, designing for your space involves some tough deliberation. So we teamed up...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    03.22.12

  12. New Favorites from Rich Brilliant Willing
    Product Reviews

    New Favorites from Rich Brilliant Willing

    Back in 2010 we interviewed the three quirky and clever guys behind the young industrial design firm Rich Brilliant Willing. We learned a lot about them as designers and highlighted some favorites...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.07.13

  13. Spazio Marni in Salone del Mobile
    Post

    Spazio Marni in Salone del Mobile

    Dwell looks inside Spazio Marni, Marni's new multipurpose venue in Milan.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.16.13

  14. Salone 2013 Sneak Peek: Marni
    Post

    Salone 2013 Sneak Peek: Marni

    Fashion house Marni gives Dwell an insider’s look at their Salone del Mobile 2013 exhibition with the Education Department of the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.18.13

  15. Art Meets Design in 7 Modern Homes
    House Tours

    Art Meets Design in 7 Modern Homes

    Modern furniture and architecture looks even richer when paired with a robust art collection. Look to these seven homes for how to create just the right synthesis.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.22.13

  16. Dwell Celebrates Another Successful City Modern
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Celebrates Another Successful City Modern

    As an extension to the sold-out "Creativity & Constraint" event at the #DellVenue during Dwell's City Modern 2013, Designer Jonathan Adler and Dell Creative Director Tommy Lynn discuss the...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.25.13

  17. Friday Finds 06.01.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 06.01.12

    Wrap up the week with our collection of design, architecture, music, and literature finds.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.01.12

  18. The Comforts of Evil
    Post

    The Comforts of Evil

    It is possible that in the depths of Hades, the devil indeed sits on a baroque throne made from the horns of endangered species, with a hard wooden seat. We are more troubled by the image of Ernst...

    written by: Evan Rothman
    02.21.13

  19. Hong Kong's Upper House Hotel
    Hotels

    Hong Kong's Upper House Hotel

    In Hong Kong, we had the opportunity to check out the new Upper House hotel. Every bit of the hotel was designed by Andre Fu, the 35-year-old founder of the burgeoning Hong Kong firm AFSO—...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.14.10

  20. Design Icon: Eileen Gray
    Profiles

    Design Icon: Eileen Gray

    The modernist designer generated an oeuvre that is gentler and more sensuous in spirit than many of her competitors.

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    06.09.14

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