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  1. Sound Design
    Essay

    Sound Design

    Years ago, the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas won a design competition for an addition to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) by suggesting the entire museum be torn down and replaced. There...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    03.24.10

  2. When Autumn Comes: 9 Reasons to Look Forward to Fall
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    When Autumn Comes: 9 Reasons to Look Forward to Fall

    In San Francisco, we usually enjoy quite a lovely Indian summer, but for most, September marks the beginning of fall. We know it can be hard to let go of sunny, warm, and long days filled with...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.03.13

  3. 7 Uses of Perforated Metal
    A Great Idea

    7 Uses of Perforated Metal

    A laser cutter or water-jet cutter can add a whimsical, decorative flourish to virtually any space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven creative uses of perforated metal.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.27.14

  4. Nature Applied
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    Nature Applied

    As lighting designer Gwen Carlton puts it on her website, her aesthetic is Grimm's Fairy Tales set in 1930s Paris–though nothing about her is grim. She creates lighting with her own two hands...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.18.08

  5. 5 Stylish Home Gardening Tools
    Product Reviews

    5 Stylish Home Gardening Tools

    Whether your garden grows atop a mantel, shares space with pencils on your desktop, or takes root in a backyard corner, an aptly placed plant can add vibrancy to an otherwise dull sapce. We...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Laura Flippen
    03.13.12

  6. 5 Great Guesthouses
    Houses We Love

    5 Great Guesthouses

    From in-laws to visiting artists, its nice to accommodate traveling guests. These modern guesthouses combine style and hospitality to keep your visitors close to home.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.23.13

  7. Live From Helsinki: EcoDesign
    Travel Reports

    Live From Helsinki: EcoDesign

    At the entrance of Habitare, Finland's largest furniture and interiors expo, designer Yrjö Kukkapuro has curated an exhibition of ecologically-minded chairs. One of Finland's elder statesmen...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.10.09

  8. New Home Collection at JcPenney
    Product Reviews

    New Home Collection at JcPenney

    With lines from Jonathan Adler, Michael Graves, and Sir Terence Conran, jcpenney’s new home collection includes modern interpretations of everyday items, from sofas to TV cabinets and floor lamps...

    written by: Kristen W. Terry
    06.06.13

  9. Finds From the LA Modernism Show
    In The Modern World

    Finds From the LA Modernism Show

    The 22nd annual Los Angeles Modernism Show, held May 1–3 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, featured more than 70 exhibitors with mid-century wares trucked in from all over the country....

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.06.13

  10. John Lautner's Desert Rose
    Hotels

    John Lautner's Desert Rose

    Two Los Angeles designers resuscitate a down-at-the-heel John Lautner building—and give architecture fans a chance to spend the night in a mid-century gem.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dan Chavkin
    05.27.12

  11. Somerville Library Design Lectures
    Event Spotlight

    Somerville Library Design Lectures

    A night out at the local library, especially for a Friends of the Library talk, never sounded so good as when James Fox took over in Somerville, Massachusetts. Fox, now head of Friends of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.15.12

  12. Pinterest Board of the Day: Color!
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    Pinterest Board of the Day: Color!

    From a hotel devoted to Pantone hues to a living room that resembles the inside of a whale (in a good way), our Pinterest board devoted to Color showcases exceptionally creative color use in...

    written by: Sara Ost
    03.28.13

  13. Fawning Over Flora
    Outdoor

    Fawning Over Flora

    Flora Grubb Gardens, the hippest plant merchant in the Bay Area, takes up residence in a new building as green as it is frondescent.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Todd Hido
    02.05.09

  14. Bookshelves for All Spaces
    A Great Idea

    Bookshelves for All Spaces

    Whether you have a large or small space, these bookshelves will fit right in.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.13.14

  15. A Look at Playrooms
    House Tours

    A Look at Playrooms

    Don't kid yourself—playing is serious business. Here are six playrooms from our archives that we wouldn't mind pitching a fort in.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    01.18.13

  16. Storage Wars
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    Storage Wars

    Keep cool, calm, and contained in all your clutter battles with these nine smart storage solutions.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    02.15.13

  17. Modern Family at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Modern Family at Dwell on Design

    With considering the ever-expanding children's market in the modern design realm, the plethora of visitors, tiny people, and exhibitors at The Modern Family Zone at Dwell on Design was not...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.04.13

  18. Dwell Holiday Gift Guide: For Her
    Product

    Dwell Holiday Gift Guide: For Her

    Our 2012 picks for presents include unique and - we say - downright fun twists on classic gifts for her like jewelry and handbags.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.02.12

  19. A New Model for Suburbia
    House Tours

    A New Model for Suburbia

    Hong Kong architect Otto Ng drew inspiration from challenges facing the modern world to design an innovative suburban model that could become reality. His model, called Transcity, blurs the line...

    written by: Skylar Bergl
    10.01.12

  20. Recent Additions to the Dwell Store
    Product

    Recent Additions to the Dwell Store

    If 2014 is the year you resolve to reinvent your home, consider these handsome design pieces, all recent additions to the Dwell store.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.03.14

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