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  1. An Introduction to Lighting
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Lighting

    One of the oldest proclamations in Western literature—maybe the very oldest, depending on how you see things—is “Let there be light.” And for most of human history, whether...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    08.26.10

  2. Consumer Retorts
    Shops

    Consumer Retorts

    Chris Houston, the charmingly curmudgeonly owner of Modern Artifacts in San Francisco, is not your typical retailer. Though his shop is packed to the rafters with an eclectic and highly covetable...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Chloe Aftel
    05.27.11

  3. Design Indaba 2011
    Travel Reports

    Design Indaba 2011

    Cape Town's Design Indaba always kicks off with a conference of eclectic speakers from all over the world and wraps up with an expo focusing on Southern African designers. "Forget about the...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.01.11

  4. Design House Stockholm Celebrates 20 Years
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    Design House Stockholm Celebrates 20 Years

    Design House Stockholm celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and we sent a few questions to founder Anders Färdig to let us in on a few snippets about what separates the Swedish company from...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.05.12

  5. Geometric Lighting by New Zealand’s Resident
    Product

    Geometric Lighting by New Zealand’s Resident

    Resident is a lighting and furniture company based in New Zealand that designs and manufactures innovative furnishings for the modern home. Many of Resident’s lamps are defined by their geometric...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    06.03.14

  6. Milan Design Week: Day One
    Travel Reports

    Milan Design Week: Day One

    The first day of Milan Design Week, as seen by our editors. [Update: day two, day three, and day four!]

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.07.14

  7. Sculpture Lets the Public Paint the Sky
    Travel Reports

    Sculpture Lets the Public Paint the Sky

    An art installation in Vancouver, suspended 24 stories above the harbor, lets the public create light patterns with the swipe of a cell phone screen.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.02.14

  8. Spicing Things Up
    Food

    Spicing Things Up

    Chipotle’s recent approach to restaurant design aims to transform the traditionally tasteless experience of eating fast food into something more refined.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.20.11

  9. Alvar Aalto in Lights
    Travel Reports

    Alvar Aalto in Lights

    International Style architect Alvar Aalto is undoubtedly Finland's best-known design export, and is often cited for his mastery of natural light. Less often discussed is his role as a designer of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.09.09

  10. 7 Last-minute Gifts for the Interior Design Lover
    Product Reviews

    7 Last-minute Gifts for the Interior Design Lover

    Not everyone has an eye for high design and it can be tough to shop for that person in your life that always seems to have the perfect taste and can name drop designers like hollywood celebrities....

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.19.13

  11. The Conservatorium, Amsterdam
    Hotels

    The Conservatorium, Amsterdam

    The Conservatorium is among the newest in the European crop of design hotels. Architect Piero Lissoni has added his touch to what was originally a 19th-century bank by Dutch architect Daniel...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.16.12

  12. 8 Pendants, and How to Hang 'Em
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    8 Pendants, and How to Hang 'Em

    The most buoyant of the lighting family, pendant lamps are awfully fun but take a bit of planning; here's how to do it right.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.03.13

  13. A Customized Prefab in California's Mayacamas Mountains
    Houses We Love

    A Customized Prefab in California's Mayacamas Mountains

    Petite spaces are given a sense of functionality with smart lighting.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Noah Webb
    11.01.13

  14. Imm Cologne 2014 Presents Interior Innovation Awards
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    Imm Cologne 2014 Presents Interior Innovation Awards

    The annual Imm Cologne Fair showcases innovative design from over 1,100 international brands. The following 15 products received the show's Interior Innovation Award, which celebrates the best in...

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.23.14

  15. A Table That Charges Your iPhone
    Product

    A Table That Charges Your iPhone

    Designer Marjan van Aubel’s Current project, based on photosynthesis, uses a solar-powered table to charge electronics.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.18.14

  16. Interiors by Kathryn Tyler, Linea Studio
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    Interiors by Kathryn Tyler, Linea Studio

    Judging by all the great feedback we've received on Kathryn Tyler's lovely Falmouth, England, home (Collector's Choice, June 2012), you all loved her style—and awesome collections of vintage...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.12.12

  17. The Modern Baby: Part Three
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    The Modern Baby: Part Three

    After Utah-based nursery furnishing company Oilo garnered praise in The Modern Baby: Part One, co-founder Annalisa Thomas offered to share her favorite nursery products and tips as well. Of...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    09.20.12

  18. Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis
    Hotels

    Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis

    When Michael Suomi of Stonehill & Taylor describes the $25 million interior redesign process of the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, he calls it a "multi-part architectural narrative."...

    written by: Kurt Kohlstedt
    08.23.12

  19. Kex Hostel, Reykjavik
    Hotels

    Kex Hostel, Reykjavik

    Any traveler who’s been drawn to the magical desolation and unique energy of Iceland and its people knows that finding interesting places to stay has been quite a challenge. Last May this all...

    written by: Jeff Wardell
    01.31.12

  20. 14 Modern Pendant Lights
    Product Reviews

    14 Modern Pendant Lights

    Flying high in the air with the greatest of ease or low over a table to accent your meal, a pendant illuminates the room like no other kind of fixture.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.10.10

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