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  1. Seattle, Part Two
    Travel Reports

    Seattle, Part Two

    Earlier this week, I headed to Seattle to report a story for an upcoming issue and to run around town to find the best food, furnishings, and other local favorites. Part one of my trip was...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.28.10

  2. A Week at the Airport: Part II
    Books

    A Week at the Airport: Part II

    Earlier this week I had a go at the first half of Alain de Botton's new book A Week at the Airport, where he reports on a week spent at Heathrow's Terminal 5 as the airport's writer-in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.28.10

  3. Corbusier-Approved Paint Deck
    Product

    Corbusier-Approved Paint Deck

    I was excited to learn, from this recent New York Times story, that the Swiss company KT Color manufactures a line of paints created by Le Corbusier.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.28.10

  4. Replenish Reusable Bottle System

    Replenish Reusable Bottle System

    Did you know that most surface cleaners are a mix of 5% solution and a whopping 95% water? That's a whole lot of bottle you're buying every time for such a small amount of concentrate. Replenish...

    $3.99

  5. Seattle, Part One
    Travel Reports

    Seattle, Part One

    Seattle did nothing to cast away its stereotype as the country's wettest city earlier this week. I traveled north from our Dwell headquarters in San Francisco to visit a house that will be featured...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.27.10

  6. iFoscarini App

    iFoscarini App

    Even if you'e not in the market for high-end lighting, it's tough to deny the appeal of playing around with Foscarini's fixtures on their new (free!) iPhone app, and seeing how they'd look in any...

  7. Living in Laos
    Travel Reports

    Living in Laos

    In August 2008 I moved with my family to Laos for a year. We wanted to give our children—and ourselves—a break from American, or Western culture, and experience something new and...

    written by: Marc Henrich
    photos by: Marc Henrich
    10.26.10

  8. As You Light It: Jet Lag

    As You Light It: Jet Lag

    For the first installment of our new series investigating lighting design, we go behind the scenes of the Obie-award-winning play Jet Lag. The show, originally conceived by architects Elizabeth...

    10.26.10

  9. World's First Lichen Garden?
    Travel Reports

    World's First Lichen Garden?

    Last spring, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art unveiled its new 14,000-square foot rooftop sculpture garden, spangled with works by Ellsworth Kelly, Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith. To a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.26.10

  10. Awkward Moment Cards

    Awkward Moment Cards

    Who wouldn't want a way to skip an inevitably awkward face-to-face by sending a straight-shooting card instead? Kegan and Liz, the charming gals behind Design Glut, are no strangers to...

  11. A Week at the Airport: Part I
    Books

    A Week at the Airport: Part I

    Not so long ago I read the English pop philospher and writer Alain de Botton's book The Architecture of Happiness. It was a middling book, one that took great pains to make the case that the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.26.10

  12. 8 House by Bjarke Ingels Group
    House Tours

    8 House by Bjarke Ingels Group

    Good things come in threes and for Danish superstarchitect Bjarke Ingels, it’s no different. As he makes his new home in New York City, the founder of BIG (the Bjarke Ingels Group) sees the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.25.10

  13. Airy Live/Work Studio Space in Toronto
    House Tours

    Airy Live/Work Studio Space in Toronto

    In Toronto, a painter accustomed to crashing in his studio created an airy artistic haven with both working and living quarters for a more balanced and polished picture.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    10.25.10

  14. Chive Vases

    Chive Vases

    Though the Toronto-based Chive has been around for a few years, we weren't aware of the flower-focused company until recently, when a few of their products were sent to the office. Well, wowzers....

  15. Jansjö Work Lamp

    Jansjö Work Lamp

    Our epic quest for an inexpensive bedside lamp has led us, perhaps predictably, in a roundabout route right back to Ikea (which is right where we started). This slim Jansjö comes in a kicky...

    $9.99

  16. Shipping Container Retail Design
    A Great Idea

    Shipping Container Retail Design

    I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first (albeit temporary) retail store for fashion designer Richard Chai, set...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.22.10

  17. Friday Finds 10.22.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.22.2010

    The Dwell team was heavily inspired by art and photography this week. Enjoy a little bit of culture as we head into the weekend!

    written by: Fida Sleiman
    10.22.10

  18. San Diego Cadres
    House Tours

    San Diego Cadres

    In 2006, architect Nathan Lee Colkitt, whose firm has designed affordable, modern housing, a challenged athletes foundation and a conceptual Cuban immigrant museum, was in search of a live/work...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.22.10

  19. W New York Downtown
    Finishing Touch

    W New York Downtown

    While in New York City last month, I spent a night at the new W New York hotel, downtown in Wall Street. Like all W's, this one was peppered with self-consciously 'cool' design-y touches, some of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.21.10

  20. Evil People in Modern Homes
    Interviews

    Evil People in Modern Homes

    I was wandering around William Stout's architectural bookstore the other day when I came across Yale University graphic design student Benjamin Critton's wonderful tabloid treatise Evil...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.21.10

  21. Gusto: A Guide to Restaurant Design
    Food

    Gusto: A Guide to Restaurant Design

    Just as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, "the essence of restaurant design cannot be found in any one element but in the unity of all ingredients working together to create a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.21.10

  22. Tasteful Placemat Set

    Tasteful Placemat Set

    Straightforward take on the tastes of your meal or cheeky commentary on the relative dispositions of your dinner guests? You be the judge (!), but be sure to set the table accordingly. These...

    $54.00

  23. Honeycomb Blanket

    Honeycomb Blanket

    Trust us when we say this organic cotton throw is ideal for a living room standby. Sturdy enough to handle a restless napper, soft enough to make snuggling up a joy, it comes in a variety of colors...

    $102.00

  24. 10 Warm Throws

    10 Warm Throws

    For the long autumn nights through the first signs of spring, here's a collection of blankets and throws to make your time inside on chilly days and nights nice and toasty warm.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.20.10

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