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  1. Play: Electric Slide
    --The Future of

    Play: Electric Slide

    A group of Columbia University students have a good time reinventing the playground as a place to harness all that youthful energy.  

    written by: Marc Kristal
    11.16.09

  2. The Making of Dwell with Chris Gardner
    Interviews

    The Making of Dwell with Chris Gardner

    To open our September 2009 apartment-themed issued, we dreamed up Dwell’s ideal apartment. Not content to play mere decorator, we tried on the role of developer and enlisted architect Craig...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.09

  3. Like a Kid in a Candy Store
    House Tours

    Like a Kid in a Candy Store

    For Parisian gallery director Didier Krzentowski, the art of collecting has become a career by design.  

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Philippe Munda
    07.01.09

  4. Carte Blanche Prints

    Carte Blanche Prints

    For those looking for stunning photography prints at an accessible price point, have no fear. Founded by Frenchwoman Gwen Lafage, Carte Blanche, located on Valencia Street in San Francisco, offers...

    $69.00

  5. Branching Out
    Outdoor

    Branching Out

    Arborsculpturist Richard Reames has spent the past 16 years making more than 100 sculptures, chairs, pieces of furniture, tool handles, mailboxes, and fences out of living trees.

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: John Clark
    02.26.09

  6. Art Start
    Profiles

    Art Start

    Curatorial manager Jennifer Strate O’Neal calls Creative Growth Art Center the “homestead” of a now-flourishing creative community in Oakland, California.

    photos by: Doug Adesko
    02.26.09

  7. All-Inclusive Architecture
    Outdoor

    All-Inclusive Architecture

    At the symbolic heart of Philadelphia lies John F. Kennedy (JFK) Plaza, more commonly called Love Park after a Robert Indiana sculpture that is the soul of the site.

    written by: Anuj Desai
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.05.09

  8. Nature’s Graces
    Outdoor

    Nature’s Graces

    With the lightness and imagination of origami and the mathematical exactitude of digital design, this open-air chapel invites all creatures into its folds.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Sarah Rich
    02.04.09

  9. Exhibiting Interest
    Design 101

    Exhibiting Interest

    Get your information from curators, professors of contemporary art, critics, and other collectors through your local arts organizations, newspapers, and art schools.

    written by: Natasha Boas
    02.01.09

  10. Village Green
    My House

    Village Green

    This place was a filthy dump when we bought it,” says Cathryn Barmon, sipping tea in a knockoff Le Corbusier chair. “I didn’t want to go barefoot until we’d redone the...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.18.09

  11. Escape From New York
    My House

    Escape From New York

    It was no exodus, of course, but when Kathleen Triem quit her job at a Manhattan design firm in July 1996, her associates were thunderstruck. Triem had decided to practice architecture in the more...

    written by: Eric Lawlor
    photos by: Barbel Miebach
    01.16.09

  12. Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park
    House Tours

    Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park

    High-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban grid have been much maligned as some of the major wrongdoings of modernism, but Detroit's Lafayette Park&mdash...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.14.09

  13. A Very Eames Christmas
    Post

    A Very Eames Christmas

    Even if you can't pony up the cash to buy a living room full of iconic furniture by Charles and Ray Eames doesn't mean that there aren't some Eames-related stocking stuffers to splurge on.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.17.08

  14. Calypso in Air
    Post

    Calypso in Air

    The Whitney Museum of American Art recently put on view a collection of Alexander Calder mobiles from 1926-1933, so it's perhaps of interest to check out another artist of this medium in New York. ...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.08.08

  15. Call Me or Copy Me

    Call Me or Copy Me

    Wong’s business card was a stencil, which he passed along with a brief but evocative disclaimer: “Call me or copy me.” Thorpe transformed the plastic piece into gold.

  16. Convex Concave

    Convex Concave

    Wong once decked out a Parisian shop window with clever diamond-inspired designs. Burks opted for fragmented reflections from this faceted steel objet.

  17. Reflection

    Reflection

    The original Mirror Puzzle was a not-so-standard jigsaw—Wong substituted reflective pieces for standard printed cardboard. Ascalon’s black-and-brass stained glass evolves the thoughtful...

  18. Die

    Die

    Tobias Wong once traded a cigarette for a die from a stranger on the street. McSwain honored his friend with a portrait composed of 13,138 plastic dice—one for every day of Wong’s life.

  19. Dishmop Sponge

    Dishmop Sponge

    Washing up is rarely as enjoyable as the eating that precedes it, which makes us appreciate simple cleaning tools that somehow manage to bring a little levity to the sudsy process. Dutch industrial...

    $10.00

  20. Eames Orange Print

    Eames Orange Print

    We might actually be one of the few Dwell staffers, readers, or random passersby who does not own some kind of incarnation of an Eames chair. We do, however, hold out hope that somehow, some way,...

    $50.00

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