Glass Sculptures Use Magazines as Art
- Deemed "the hottest place on earth" by art critic Joachim Pissarro, Leipzig's cotton mill turned cultural destination mixes art, history, crafts, and politics.
- When an urban expat couple decided to build the suburban house they wanted rather than the one their neighbors expected, they ended up with a spare but airy jewel box and no wooden shingles.
- The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the winners of a design competition for a vertical gateway to a 3.5-mile stretch of abandoned railway in central Queens.
- Rendered helpless in the face of a color wheel? Have a hard time choosing between yellow, green, blue, and red for your living room?
Part of the Saint Étienne International Design Biennial hosted by the Cité du design and City of Montreal is "Design and Mobility in Creative Cities," a conference that will explore improving urban mobility. The main question posed is how can people find pleasure in moving about cities, despite the fact that populations and congestion are ever increasing? And can design imbue a positive effect?
Issues to be discussed include how design can improve mobility with respect to transportation, energy, new housing systems, lifestyles, and sustainability. Speakers include representatives from UNESCO designated "Cities of Design," which includes Buenos Aires, Berlin, Montreal, Nagoya, Shanghai, and Shenzhen.
- Take a photographic trek through cities like Melbourne, Australia; Istanbul, Turkey; Mumbai, India; Oslo, Norway; and more, in our anthology of must-stop destinations for the design-savvy traveler.
- We can never get enough of great big design in tiny spaces—especially when it comes to efficient, space-saving bathrooms.
- Dwell's "My House" section has been an integral part of the magazine since it was founded in 2000.