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  1. Manchester Modernist Society
    House Tours

    Manchester Modernist Society

    I was out walking with some friends this weekend and trying very hard to think of the name of a certain mid-century Manchester, England, architect and utterly failing. We were talking about...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.27.10

  2. Bed Bug

    Bed Bug

    Eschewing sharp lines and tight corners for a far more bulbous take on the bed, Paola Navone’s low-lying design gives the 
effect of settling into an overstuffed cloud.

  3. Designer Gaetano Pesce
    Interviews

    Designer Gaetano Pesce

    After meeting Gaetano Pesce at “Pieces of a Larger Puzzle,” his first West Coast retrospective at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Westwood, I caught up with the artist, designer and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.26.10

  4. 24th Annual AIA Austin Homes Tour

    24th Annual AIA Austin Homes Tour

    This October 2-3, AIA Austin will hold its annual AIA Austin Homes Tour, a showcase of great design by local architects. The 12 homes on the tour feature contemporary and traditional designs, as...

    07.26.10

  5. Logo Showdown
    Post

    Logo Showdown

    I recently spent an afternoon merrily clicking my way through 'Brand New,' a website manned by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit, two graphic designers who dedicate themselves to, among other...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.26.10

  6. Bigger is Better
    Essay

    Bigger is Better

    Welcome to the era of the megacity. The world has more big cities than at any time in history, and those cities are larger than they have ever been. There are now more than 30 urban centers with...

    written by: Mark Lamster
    07.26.10

  7. Comback Chair

    Comback Chair

    Don’t call it a Comb Back. The classic Windsor chair gets a multinational makeover via Patricia Urquiola. Gone are the spindled legs and gently curving wood, replaced with geometric accents...

  8. Bike By Me
    Product

    Bike By Me

    I cannot stop playing around on Bike By Me's website.  

    07.25.10

  9. TechnoCRAFT
    Event Spotlight

    TechnoCRAFT

    Out-of-the-box is so old school. On view now at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco is TechnoCRAFT, an exhibit that exhibit focuses in on the current trend of adapting a mass...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.24.10

  10. Shelved By Color
    Books

    Shelved By Color

    I went to the Dwell bookcase today to look for the tome Mutations by Rem Koolhaas and others. I was following up on a note from the fact checker on a Koolhaas quote and needed that book to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.23.10

  11. Friday Finds 7.23.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.23.2010

    As usual, we end the week with a mixed bag of Internetly delights, from crowd-sourced portraiture to eerie galleries of forlorn and forgotten buildings in Detroit.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.23.10

  12. Alodia

    Alodia

    Striking a perfect equilibrium between the tubular base and steel seat, Todd Bracher’s Alodia distills stooldom down to linear harmony.

  13. Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement at MoMA

    Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement at MoMA

    Organized by MoMA, the exhibition focuses on 11 major architectural projects in underserved communities around the world: Alabama, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Lebanon, Los Angeles,...

    07.22.10

  14. Events this Weekend: 7.22-7.25
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.22-7.25

    This week we bring you three exhibitions to be sure to catch before they close.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.22.10

  15. Rem Koolhaas DVD Winners
    Post

    Rem Koolhaas DVD Winners

    A short while back I announced that we'd be giving away five DVDs of the new film Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect directed by Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch. The time has come to announce...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.22.10

  16. Store

    Store

    Better suited to storing sugar than supporting Apollo missions, these ceramic containers’ lines were nevertheless inspired by space capsules. Armstrong and Aldrin would definitely approve.

  17. Workstead Lighting
    Product

    Workstead Lighting

    Earlier this month, Workstead, a Brooklyn–based design firm comprised of Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler, unveiled their fledgling line of lighting.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.22.10

  18. Glazed Old Fashioned
    House Tours

    Glazed Old Fashioned

    On a shady street just off the main drag of Melbourne, Australia’s hippest inner suburb, a pair of creative types and their two kids have made a bright, cheery home by renovating an 1860s...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Stephen Oxenbury
    07.22.10

  19. New Rietveld App for iPhones
    Product

    New Rietveld App for iPhones

    You've probably heard of Gerrit Rietveld's Schröder House, but did you know that he designed over 200 buildings in the Netherlands? Courtesy of a new, free iPhone and iPad app developed in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.21.10

  20. Light it Up

    Light it Up

    There's much to be gleaned from the September 2010 issue's "Lighting 101", from the horrors of light pollution to the joys of organic LEDs. Thus inspired, we thought we'd present our...

    07.21.10

  21. Designed for Play
    Post

    Designed for Play

    Some of my earliest memories are of playgrounds: launching myself into a pit of plastic balls outside a fast-food restaurant in New York and whizzing down (and scratching my arm) on the horrifying...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.21.10

  22. Frontier Project's Green Tie Gala

    Frontier Project's Green Tie Gala

    The Frontier Project is hosting its second annual Green Tie Gala. Learn how to incorporate sustainable design into your home or business, hear about the latest innovations and strategies used...

    07.21.10

  23. Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY
    Event Spotlight

    Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY

    Our world is becoming more and more urban. Today, as Dwell contributor Mark Lamster reported for our June 2010 Megacities issue, more than 75 cities boast populations of more than 5 million. While...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.21.10

  24. Lighthouse Lamp

    Lighthouse Lamp

    Were you lost at sea, there could be no finer beacon than this brilliant new light from the brothers Bouroullec. The delicately molded hand-blown glass globe perches atop the industrially produced...

  25. Inside the Musee d'Orsay
    Travel Reports

    Inside the Musee d'Orsay

    Along the left bank of the Seine, the world's most famous museum of impressionistic art had a former life as an old, crumbling train station and hotel. Now, linking the chronological gap between...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.20.10

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