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  1. How to Pitch to Dwell
    How To

    How to Pitch to Dwell

    Want to appear in Dwell? Help get your project noticed with these tips.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    08.21.14

  2. 10 Minutes With Piero Lissoni
    Interviews

    10 Minutes With Piero Lissoni

    Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni spent an evening at the Graye showroom in Los Angeles last week at a gathering to celebrate his furniture designs for Living Divani and Porro, which...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Erika Heet
    05.19.11

  3. Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center
    Rewind

    Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center

    Heralded as the “Versailles of Industry” when it opened in 1956, the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, remains symbolic of cutting-edge design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.26.14

  4. Design Tips for Privacy: Helpful Products Part One
    In The Modern World

    Design Tips for Privacy: Helpful Products Part One

    From sound absorbing acoustic wall tiles to geometric white oak screens, here is a set of five products to increase privacy at home and in the office.

    10.09.13

  5. Events this Weekend: 7.15-7.18
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.15-7.18

    Our headquarters and our hearts are always in San Francisco. This week, we showcase three exhibitions opening and closing in the Bay Area to lure you to our favorite place in the country.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.15.10

  6. Mid-Century Remastered
    Product

    Mid-Century Remastered

    Bernhardt Design revives Charles Pollock’s long-dormant career with the release of a timeless new lounge chair.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Annie Schlechter
    05.15.12

  7. Modern Lifestyle at Dwell on Design 2012
    Dwell on Design

    Modern Lifestyle at Dwell on Design 2012

    Each year, one of the most popular parts of the Dwell on Design show floor is the Modern Lifestyle zone. New furniture, the great Remodelista Market, an array of modern playhouses thrumming with...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.24.12

  8. The Energy Seed
    Post

    The Energy Seed

    Because I have been told time and again that disposing of batteries in the garbage is a terribly destructive thing to do, I generally collect my spent batteries in an old container in my house. My...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.19.08

  9. Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands
    House Tours

    Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands

    When two retired teachers decided to build a new home, they knew they wanted an energy-efficient, no-stress Passive House design that would support aging in place. The resulting 1,800-square-foot...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    08.14.14

  10. It Takes A Village
    Travel Reports

    It Takes A Village

    Civic leaders in Oakland, California, have been battling hard for decades to make the city as socially and economically healthy as possible. One of their recent endeavors is Tassafaronga Village,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    08.27.10

  11. Iconic Furniture Designs by Josef Albers
    Product

    Iconic Furniture Designs by Josef Albers

    Bauhaus member and modernist pioneer Josef Albers was best known as an influential color theorist, writer, teacher, and painter. But the artist took his exploration of color into furniture design,...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.27.14

  12. How to Design with Gray
    Post

    How to Design with Gray

    Modernists love to play with color, and the absence of it. Gray, the color of steel and concrete, has participated quietly in countless facades. But inside these homes, the cool hue moves into the...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.09.14

  13. How to Design with White
    Post

    How to Design with White

    While white may be interpreted as an absence of color, it is by no means absent of major impact when used in design. Here, Dwell looks back on some of our favorite homes that center around a white...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    09.27.12

  14. How to Design with Pink
    Post

    How to Design with Pink

    The color pink is traditionally associated with many things, including love, luck, and good health; perhaps that's why these homeowners chose to include splashes of the color throughout their abodes.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    03.04.13

  15. How to Design with Black
    Post

    How to Design with Black

    If your answer to “How much more black could this room be?” is “None more black,” then we have some recommendations for you. From jet-black facades to walls to furniture, adding a touch of midnight...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.31.13

  16. How to Design with Orange
    Houses We Love

    How to Design with Orange

    Dwell's favorite homes featuring orange hues all show that the secret to using this often-avoided color is a balance of neutral tones and plenty of natural light.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.12.12

  17. How to Design with Yellow
    Post

    How to Design with Yellow

    As these projects show, a wash of yellow does wonders for interiors by providing a lively contrast to more somber materials like steel and concrete.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.19.13

  18. How to Design with Purple
    Post

    How to Design with Purple

    From a renovated cottage in England to a family home in Brooklyn, these modern homes make the last letter on the color wheel look regal by its creative insertions indoors and out.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    05.03.13

  19. 10 Great Coffee Shops for Design Fans
    Food

    10 Great Coffee Shops for Design Fans

    In our October issue, we profiled Luke Pedersen and James Lennard, the designers who run Cape Town’s Field Office, a joint coffee shop and furniture showroom. Here, we take a tour through some more...

    08.28.14

  20. Icons of Danish Design: Wooden Ducklings and Birds
    Product

    Icons of Danish Design: Wooden Ducklings and Birds

    In 1959, a Danish police officer stopped traffic in order to let a young family of ducks across the road. Inspired by the newspaper photographs, Hans Bøling designed duck and duckling figures to...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.29.14

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