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  1. Magda Biernat's Betel Nut Girls
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    Magda Biernat's Betel Nut Girls

    I recently chatted over the phone with architectural photographer Magda Biernat, whose work photographing Betel Nut Girls of Taiwan (and the small, contained structures they work in) will be...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.16.11

  2. 5 Midcentury Renovations We Love
    Renovation

    5 Midcentury Renovations We Love

    While some midcentury gems merely need a spruce up, others require a complete overhaul. Here are 5 that have gained new life, inside and out.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.14.13

  3. Music for the Modern World
    Green

    Music for the Modern World

    We are always interested in people who are doing things never-before-done and pushing the boundaries of sustainability and innovation. Blackbird Guitars, a small San-Francisco based maker, has been...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.21.13

  4. Romancing the Stone
    House Tours

    Romancing the Stone

    From the warm tone of travertine to the pitch black of Indian granite to the industrial edge of gabions, natural stone products lend a lot to the tactility and mood of a structure.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.19.12

  5. Q&A With American Dream Builders Finalist Lukas Machnik
    Profiles

    Q&A With American Dream Builders Finalist Lukas Machnik

    Over the past 10 weeks on NBC’s new series American Dream Builders, host Nate Berkus has led us through inspiring interior design makeovers, meant to help a family in need. (Read Berkus's...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    05.22.14

  6. Keep Calma
    Post

    Keep Calma

    At their Buenos Aires shop, a couple reissues classic Argentine designs—and moves the regional furniture design field forward, one “simple object” at a time.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    photos by: Ali Kate Cherkis
    12.22.12

  7. Stamberg | Aferiat
    Post

    Stamberg | Aferiat

    After visiting The Saguaro in Palm Springs during Modernism Week, we found ourselves hooked on the Stamberg Aferiat + Associates renovated hotel and wanted to see more from the duo behind it. Lucky...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    04.15.13

  8. Casablanca Chandigarh Exhibit in Montreal
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    Casablanca Chandigarh Exhibit in Montreal

    The visionary French architects gallivanting the Third World of the 1950’s in their quest to seed Western Modernism, have left legacies whose relevance comes of age in one of our most contemporary...

    written by: Caia Hagel
    01.11.14

  9. Tiny Architecture: 5 Modern Outbuildings
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    Tiny Architecture: 5 Modern Outbuildings

    Who doesn't fantasize about a small place of one's own—a retreat, an escape, a house built for one? Here, five small modern outbuildings that don't skimp on design—and offer a chance to be alone,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.02.13

  10. Nature Framed
    Books

    Nature Framed

    A recently released book from the Monacelli Press celebrates the connection between indoor and outdoor space in residential architecture. In Nature Framed: At Home in the Landscape, author Eva...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.15.11

  11. Marimekko at Crate & Barrel
    Travel Reports

    Marimekko at Crate & Barrel

    This week, Marimekko launched its fourth and fifth shops at Crate & Barrel in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The two companies have collaborated for four decades so it makes sense that...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.27.11

  12. Lenbachhaus Gallery and Museum in Munich
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    Lenbachhaus Gallery and Museum in Munich

    All it took was a new copper-clad addition, the installation of a geo-thermal heating and cooling system, and some LED lighting to transform an elegant yet out-of-date 19th century building in...

    written by: Frances J. Folsom
    03.04.13

  13. LGBT Synagogue in New York by ARO
    House Tours

    LGBT Synagogue in New York by ARO

    One week ago, as New Yorkers celebrated Pride Week, Architecture Research Office (ARO) announced its plans for a new synagogue, built for the 40-year-old LGBT religious institution Congregation...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.03.12

  14. The Best of DIY Design
    We Recommend

    The Best of DIY Design

    When it comes to modern design, we can't all be award-winning, but we can all take on a little DIY now and then. Here, we present some of our favorite DIY supplies and projects from over the years....

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.13.13

  15. When Autumn Comes: 9 Reasons to Look Forward to Fall
    Post

    When Autumn Comes: 9 Reasons to Look Forward to Fall

    In San Francisco, we usually enjoy quite a lovely Indian summer, but for most, September marks the beginning of fall. We know it can be hard to let go of sunny, warm, and long days filled with...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.03.13

  16. 7 Architectural Preservation Projects in San Francisco
    Renovation

    7 Architectural Preservation Projects in San Francisco

    Rounding up a few remarkable renovation and preservation architecture projects in the Bay Area, courtesy of SPUR and San Francisco Architectural Heritage.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.15.13

  17. Live From Helsinki: EcoDesign
    Travel Reports

    Live From Helsinki: EcoDesign

    At the entrance of Habitare, Finland's largest furniture and interiors expo, designer Yrjö Kukkapuro has curated an exhibition of ecologically-minded chairs. One of Finland's elder statesmen...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.10.09

  18. New Home Collection at JcPenney
    Product Reviews

    New Home Collection at JcPenney

    With lines from Jonathan Adler, Michael Graves, and Sir Terence Conran, jcpenney’s new home collection includes modern interpretations of everyday items, from sofas to TV cabinets and floor lamps...

    written by: Kristen W. Terry
    06.06.13

  19. A New Model for Suburbia
    House Tours

    A New Model for Suburbia

    Hong Kong architect Otto Ng drew inspiration from challenges facing the modern world to design an innovative suburban model that could become reality. His model, called Transcity, blurs the line...

    written by: Skylar Bergl
    10.01.12

  20. 5 Unique Tokyo-Based Architects
    Houses We Love

    5 Unique Tokyo-Based Architects

    Tokyo, Japan is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world with a rich cultural history in art and design. Working with small spaces and incorporating traditional and modern aesthetic,...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.08.13

  21. A Renovated Tribeca Loft with Skylight
    Houses We Love

    A Renovated Tribeca Loft with Skylight

    American history lives on in a family’s Tribeca, New York, loft after a renovation by a couple of enterprising architects.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: João Canziani
    06.26.13

  22. Tightly Squeezed Modern Architecture
    A Great Idea

    Tightly Squeezed Modern Architecture

    When space is an issue building up is a solution few designers dare to do. Here are 7 homes that successfully solve spatial challenges of city living by expanding upwards.

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.20.13

  23. 10 Ways to Use Benches
    A Great Idea

    10 Ways to Use Benches

    "Warming the bench" takes on new meaning when used as a feature in modern homes. From patio perches to living room seats, the versatile piece of furniture is a welcome addition in the 10 residences...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.10.13

  24. Fun and Funky Modern Tableware
    Product Reviews

    Fun and Funky Modern Tableware

    Set a table that will be the envy of everyone you know with Dwell's latest favorites for fun and funky modern tableware. From sleek and swooping flatware to bold place settings to a cheerful cake...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.08.13

  25. Pooling Around
    Outdoor

    Pooling Around

    We take a look at 10 of our favorite swimming pools and pool houses from over the years. Whether for recreation, exercise, or simply to beat the heat, these pools (and in some cases their...

    02.01.13

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