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  1. Barns Ennobled
    House Tours

    Barns Ennobled

    Subverting the traditional, conservatively cozy British barn conversion, Carl Turner created a getaway in rural Norfolk for himself and his friends to visit, repose, and consider the beauty of...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    12.29.11

  2. Modern French Design: Normal Studio
    Profiles

    Modern French Design: Normal Studio

    With its fresh take on minimalism, French design duo Normal Studio is ushering in a new machine age.

    written by: Laetitia Wolff
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    12.27.11

  3. Woven Lamp

    Woven Lamp

    Lighting your home with a flare of design doesn't have to be expensive. This year, give a handmade woven lamp to brighten another's living space while also adding a hanging piece of inspiration to...

  4. Vintage Camera Nightlight

    Vintage Camera Nightlight

    The photographer on your list probably has all of latest camera gadgets alongside a slew of thrift store vintage cameras—some still working, some collecting dust on the shelf. Why not make...

  5. Unfold Pendant Light

    Unfold Pendant Light

    Not to over-hype Muuto, but I also covet this soft silicone pendant lamp, designed by Form Us With Love, a Swedish design house. It ships flat, and when you take it out of the box it pops open to...

    $189.00

  6. Well Tooled

    Well Tooled

    Though we couldn't see all 280-some events at the ninth-annual London Design Festival this September, a very hardworking furniture trend did catch our eye.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.09.11

  7. Top Dror
    House Tours

    Top Dror

    Industrial designer Dror Benshetrit’s new building system, QuaDror, can be applied to make just about anything from architecture to table bases.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    11.29.11

  8. Designed by Commune
    Product

    Designed by Commune

    I've had my eye on Commune's work for a while now, having first encountered their unique, quirky, modern aesthetic sensibility at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, California, which...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.29.11

  9. Clamp Lamp

    Clamp Lamp

    Made from an everyday industrial clamp threaded through with a stainless steel rod and aluminum shade, Clamp Lamp, by newcomers Plant and Moss, can be affixed nearly anywhere. It was a highlight of...

    $325.00

  10. Forking Light

    Forking Light

    Adding a spun aluminum shade to and bulb to this pitchfork prototype we saw at the TENT London show takes it from fully functional in the farmyard to a perfect fit for the foyer.

    $194.00

  11. A Visit to HAY Copenhagen
    Travel Reports

    A Visit to HAY Copenhagen

    I just returned to the office from a trip to Copenhagen spent reporting a handful of stories for the magazine and scouting future projects. A highlight of the trip was my visit to HAY, a fantastic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.15.11

  12. Second Life

    Second Life

    Recycled materials from cardboard boxes to warship teak make sourcing an adventure—and the resulting products singular creations.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.08.11

  13. Tokyo Designers Week: Eco Lighting
    Travel Reports

    Tokyo Designers Week: Eco Lighting

    Switching from incandescent to LED bulbs can cut the amount of electricity a lamp consumes by sixty percent or more. But with their cool-white hue and hefty price tag, getting excited about these...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    11.06.11

  14. Branching Bubbles

    Branching Bubbles

    Like organic Capsela constructions hovering over the dining table, Lindsey Adelman’s Branching Bubbles chandeliers have a Brooklyn-born brand of industrial expressionism. The one-off quality...

  15. Bendino Lamp

    Bendino Lamp

    If typical shades have you down, this powder coated steel lamp lets lightbulbs stand out. We say screw in a bulb with an artful filament.

    $72.00

  16. o-RE-gami Lampshade

    o-RE-gami Lampshade

    Leather gets a second life in French designer Matali Crasset's o-RE-gami lampshade. The regenerated natural material is cut and folded into place in Italy, and the resulting pendant has the...

    $98.00

  17. Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"
    A Great Idea

    Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"

    When Australian designer Henry Wilson moved to the Netherlands to study for a Masters Degree at the Design Academy Eindhoven, he says he experienced a "philosophical shift away from the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.30.11

  18. Modern World Awards 2011
    Product

    Modern World Awards 2011

    This year we debuted the Modern World Awards, giving our favorite product and furniture discoveries a place to shine on the show floor.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    photos by: Peter Williams
    09.27.11

  19. An Epic Plot
    My House

    An Epic Plot

    Architect Steve Bull designed a high-impact, low-maintenance home for a pair of intrepid clients in Alaska, but that was only the beginning of the adventure.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Erik Johnson
    09.25.11

  20. Made by the Shade

    Made by the Shade

    Lightbulbs are getting smaller, but a spate of new designs show that shades don’t have to follow suit. We welcome the weight of these bold new fixtures that won’t disappear into the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.09.11

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