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  1. Blair Kamin, on Criticism
    Interviews

    Blair Kamin, on Criticism

    Blair Kamin is a Pulitzer Prize–winning architecture critic from a town blessed with some of the best buildings in the world. He writes for The Chicago Tribune, passing unflinching near-daily...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.18.10

  2. Interior Designers Speak: 18 Common Design Mistakes to Avoid
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    Interior Designers Speak: 18 Common Design Mistakes to Avoid

    Did you know? We've recently launched a national partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Throughout 2013, look to Dwell and ASID to bring you loads of interior design...

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.08.13

  3. Before You Renovate
    Design 101

    Before You Renovate

    Finding the perfect home sometimes means creating it. Renovation can require as much effort in the planning as in the execution so you’ll need some patience—and you should arm yourself...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    10.03.09

  4. Social Heat
    Finishing Touch

    Social Heat

    What’s the best way to warm a small studio? Ekaterina Voronova opted for a compact wood-burning stove to keep her space cozy.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.11.11

  5. Weekend Detour: St. Louis, Missouri

    Weekend Detour: St. Louis, Missouri

    St. Louis is famous for Budweiser, the Cardinals, and the Gateway Arch. And Eero Saarinen's 630-foot-high stainless-steel arch—part building, part sculpture—has towered over the banks...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    08.03.12

  6. Kaleidoscopic Cabinet
    House Tours

    Kaleidoscopic Cabinet

    A dazzling display of colored windows wraps the custom-furniture-filled Venice, California, home of architect Lorcan O’Herlihy.

    written by: Rick Miller
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    07.02.09

  7. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 4
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 4

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 4: A...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    10.26.11

  8. Furniture Fresh from South Central L.A.
    Shops

    Furniture Fresh from South Central L.A.

    In our October 2011 issue we're spotlighting all of our favorite American-made design. To lend a hand, we've asked Michael and Ruth Storc of the great site Design Patriot to share their top Made...

    written by: Ruth Storc
    09.28.11

  9. An Introduction to Airport Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Airport Design

    As anyone who has been to Peru, 
or Bali, or Timbuktu can tell you, travel is not merely the experience of going
 somewhere. Travel design must convey a complex message: of place, of pleasure, of...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  10. On the Level
    House Tours

    On the Level

    Judged by contemporary design standards, the typical postwar suburban split-level house has little to recommend it. Usually spotted in a tract with dozens of similarly shaped units, the classic...

    written by: Carolann Rule
    photos by: João Canziani
    01.16.09

  11. Hometown Hero
    Profiles

    Hometown Hero

    Dow Chemical put Midland on the map, but architect and local scion Alden B. Dow made it the most modern town in Michigan.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.29.11

  12. London Design Festival: Day 3
    Travel Reports

    London Design Festival: Day 3

    My third day traipsing about London for the Design Festival had me venturing east again, starting my day in Clerkenwell (that's pronounced CLARK-en-well, I learned) and then, as ever, heading back...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    09.23.11

  13. Omer Arbel
    Interviews

    Omer Arbel

    Omer Arbel is a Vancouver–based architect and designer who creates spaces and objects in equal measure. Most recently he designed both the the medals for the 2010 Winter Olympics and and the...

    03.31.10

  14. Designer Spotlight: Ray Eames
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    Designer Spotlight: Ray Eames

    Dwell features Eames furniture often, and it can be all too easy to see Charles and Ray Eames as an indivisible unit: they worked together, dressed similarly, and by all accounts had a perfectly...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    09.05.12

  15. Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project
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    Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project

    As a San Franciscan I'm very fortunate to live every day with the work of landscape architecture pioneer Lawrence Halprin, who passed away last October. Yesterday I was descending the towering,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.17.10

  16. Helsinki Ink
    How they make it

    Helsinki Ink

    Step inside Marimekko’s printing factory for a look at how its iconic textiles come to life.

    written by: Katja Lindroos
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    07.22.11

  17. Los Angeles Home with Wood-Clad Interior
    House Tours

    Los Angeles Home with Wood-Clad Interior

    Why the clean, sophisticated interior of this Hollywood bungalow needed nothing so much as a man’s touch.

    written by: Rico Gagliano
    photos by: Zen Sekizawa
    05.27.12

  18. Small Houses in Prague
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    Small Houses in Prague

    As we finish planning our Small Spaces issue for next year, I was interested to find coverage [via Dezeen] of an exhibition called Small Houses, which ran last month during the Czech design...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.09.09

  19. Mark Rylant of Method Homes
    Dwell on Design

    Mark Rylant of Method Homes

    In 2007, builders and developers Mark Rylant and Brian Abramson launched Method Homes, a prefabricated building company with a focus on modern homes. Since then, the Seattle-based business has...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.09.11

  20. Salone 2012: Charlotte Perriand's Mountain Prefab
    House Tours

    Salone 2012: Charlotte Perriand's Mountain Prefab

    For the first time ever, Cassina has constructed a prefab mountain dwelling conceived by Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret from the drawings the pair created in 1938.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    04.16.12

  21. Made in the USA

    Made in the USA

    From sea to shining sea, the United States holds a wide stratum of makers. Here we’ve collected the newest products from our favorite welders, weavers, and woodworkers, to name just a few.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.10.12

  22. Woodbury Trains Latino Architects
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    Woodbury Trains Latino Architects

    Frequent Dwell contributor and all-around sharp design writer Mark Lamster has a bang-up story in The Architect right now about the rise of Woodbury University, a young architecture school in Los...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.23.11

  23. AIA LA Restaurant Design Awards
    Dwell on Design

    AIA LA Restaurant Design Awards

    What's the secret recipe for an unforgettable dining experience? The Restaurant Design Awards will showcase the winning combinations at Dwell on Design, thanks to a partnership with AIA Los Angeles...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.08.09

  24. Inspiration via Instagram
    A Great Idea

    Inspiration via Instagram

    One might say that Instagram is on the cusp of a tipping point: Their iPhone app is adding 130,000 new users a week, which is staggering for a company boasting only two employees. Though popular...

    03.23.11

  25. Nice Box
    House Tours

    Nice Box

    In October, the light in Norway is cold and diffused by rain. It's "our worst month," says John Roger Holte, a Norwegian artist and builder. The weather may be dismal here, but the...

    written by: Clare Dudman
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    02.26.09

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