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  1. Designed In-House
    My House

    Designed In-House

    Mill Valley, California, might not be a hotbed of modernism, but it was here, ten years ago, that Dwell came into the world alongside founder Lara Hedberg Deam’s first home—now...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    09.07.10

  2. Venice Biennale: National Pavilions 2
    Travel Reports

    Venice Biennale: National Pavilions 2

    As promised, here is the second part of our grand tour through the national pavilions at the 2010 Venice Biennale. Sejima forecasted well - the strongest crowd-pleasers were not the ones that...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    09.07.10

  3. Dwellings Redux
    My House

    Dwellings Redux

    In celebration of our tenth anniversary, we tracked down the residents of 15 of the 19 homes we featured in Dwell’s first year to find out who’s stayed put, who’s moved on, and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.07.10

  4. Murray's Law
    Shops

    Murray's Law

    “Form follows function” has been the go-to paradigm for evaluating good design since American architect Louis Sullivan articulated the idea more than a century ago. For Murray Moss, a...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jason Schmidt
    09.07.10

  5. Modern Urban Retreat in South Minneapolis
    House Tours

    Modern Urban Retreat in South Minneapolis

    In a South Minneapolis neighborhood of century-old housing stock, Julie Snow’s bold but elegant residential design fulfilled Andrew Blauvelt and Scott Winter’s desire for a loft on the...

    written by: Mason Riddle
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    09.07.10

  6. Mid-Century Finds by Sam Kaufman
    Product

    Mid-Century Finds by Sam Kaufman

    Too much time has passed since we last checked in with mid-century furniture aficianado Sam Kaufman, whose diminutive gallery on Beverly Boulevard is always stocked with the most wonderful...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.06.10

  7. Naledi Tables

    Naledi Tables

    The telephone table may have gone the way of the carrier pigeon, but the Naledi side table, patterned with a multihued selection of Botswanan telephone wires, offers a charmingly literal new take...

  8. Fresco Wallpaper

    Fresco Wallpaper

    Fresco is a flat, digitally printed wallpaper that mimics the subtle cracks and fissures that affect stuccoed works of art. Pearlescent polka dots play with perspective, flattening out the...

  9. Folding Chair

    Folding Chair

    Folding chairs are an obvious option for extra seating, but the utilitarian plastic models aren’t exactly elegant. When folded flat, these lean-but-sturdy ash models fit flush against each...

  10. H2Hotel in Healdsburg
    Travel Reports

    H2Hotel in Healdsburg

    Last weekend I spent a night at the new H2Hotel, the sister property of Hotel Healdsburg, which is one of my favorite places to stay in Sonoma County. Conceived as a younger, hipper, more...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.03.10

  11. Friday Finds 9.3.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 9.3.2010

    This is a good one, people. Today we present a ridiculous amount of eye candy by way of Flickr, journal scribblings, and of course, general Internet meanderings.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.03.10

  12. Not So Simple Green
    Outdoor

    Not So Simple Green

    Suzanne Shelton’s life work is making sustainable lifestyles attractive and accessible. She’s the CEO of the Shelton Group, a marketing company she founded in 1991 that works...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.03.10

  13. Re:Crafted, by Marc Kristal
    Books

    Re:Crafted, by Marc Kristal

    I finally got my hands on a copy of contributing editor Marc Kristal's lush new book, Re:Crafted: Interpretations of Craft in Contemporary Architecture and Interiors, which was published by the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.02.10

  14. Toro Chair

    Toro Chair

    Easy chairs are, sadly, not always so easy on the eyes. Give the old Barcalounger the boot and slip into Toro, a smooth leather-and-wood looker.

  15. Venice Biennale: National Pavilions 1
    Travel Reports

    Venice Biennale: National Pavilions 1

    The concept of each country showing their best colors at the Venice Biennale began from 1895, in the same spirit of nationalism (or chauvinism) of the World's Fair. This year, proceeding straight...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    09.01.10

  16. ArtHaus Gallery's Backyard

    ArtHaus Gallery's Backyard

    Peer into the backyards of Chris Schiavo's youth and you'll find a surreal landscape of brightly-hued plants, weathered lawn furniture, and costumed children. Taken over a 10-year period in Queens,...

    09.01.10

  17. Two Days in Marfa, Texas
    Travel Reports

    Two Days in Marfa, Texas

    It requires a long and dusty trek across the desert to reach Marfa,Texas. Situated 200 miles from El Paso, Marfa is a little burg in west Texas with a population of 2,200 and a thriving community...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    09.01.10

  18. Winner: Coolcapitals Cool Case Contest
    A Great Idea

    Winner: Coolcapitals Cool Case Contest

    This was a tough one! After much deliberation, our judges are excited to announce the grand-prize winner of the Coolcapitals Cool Case competition.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.01.10

  19. Super Design London

    Super Design London

    Now in its fourth year, Super Design has cemented its reputation as one of London’s most important and innovative exhibition of contemporary design. Set within Victoria House, the exhibition...

    09.01.10

  20. Architecture for Change Summit

    Architecture for Change Summit

    A national summit on affordable housing is taking place September 22-24th at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Designers and activists will join panel discussions on why change is necessary,...

    09.01.10

  21. Media Preview for Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen

    Media Preview for Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen

    Soon to open at MoMA is Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen, an exhibition chronicling the transformation of 20th century kitchen design. On September 14th, MoMA's Department of...

    09.01.10

  22. Spindle Stool

    Spindle Stool

    The Spindle stool—made from Andiroba wood—was turned on a lathe traditionally used for making lamps in Barbados. Part of Love, Freedom, Flow, the debut collection from the New Caribbean...

  23. SFMOMA talks Olivetti's Design
    Event Spotlight

    SFMOMA talks Olivetti's Design

    Earlier this year SFMOMA hosted a big extravaganza marking the opening of it's 75th anniversary show 75 Years of Looking Forward. In addition to finely-curated group of paintings and objects, a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.31.10

  24. Venice Biennale: Arsenale
    Travel Reports

    Venice Biennale: Arsenale

    I was once told, "If you ever go to the Venice Biennale, you will see all of the architecture that the world will be seeing for the next two years."  So here I am, at the opening of...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    08.31.10

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