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  1. Good Deal: The RTA Dwell Stool

    Good Deal: The RTA Dwell Stool

    Semigood is offering Dwell fans a chance to snag their special-edition RTA Dwell Stool (in bright green, just for us!) at ten percent off, between now and July 11th. The piece is customizable&mdash...

    07.06.10

  2. The Tallest Cake in the World
    Travel Reports

    The Tallest Cake in the World

    To my joie de vivre, my first Sunday in Paris coincided with musée gratuit dimanche, the first Sunday of every month when museums across the city open their doors to the masses for no charge...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    07.06.10

  3. Crosstown Traffic Scarf

    Crosstown Traffic Scarf

    Yes, it's summer. Sure, many of you are most likely enjoying long balmy afternoons that shift seamlessly into warm—even steamy—evenings. Here in San Francisco, however, when the sun...

  4. Shelving System

    Shelving System

    “I have always associated Aalto’s designs, which highlight the graciousness of plain wood, with square building blocks,” says designer Naoto Fukasawa. His birch-laddered modular...

  5. Home Smart Home
    Essay

    Home Smart Home

    Energy-monitoring and smart technologies have set up shop in the home, transforming machines for living into veritable living things—with all the bells, whistles, frills, and failures.

    written by: Alessandra Bianchi
    07.04.10

  6. Delicious Storage Units

    Delicious Storage Units

    We’ve never met a hot-dog vendor we didn’t like, and neither, apparently, has French designer Mathieu Lehanneur: The classic quilted street-food cart provided inspiration for his...

  7. Guillermo Kuitca: Everything

    Guillermo Kuitca: Everything

    Buenos Aires–based artist Guillermo Kuitca (b. 1961) displays 50 large-scale paintings and 25 works on paper, incorporating influences from sculpture, architecture, theater, film, and...

    07.03.10

  8. Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations

    Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations

    This is the first museum survey of Maira Kalman’s narrative art. Working as an illustrator, author, and designer, Kalman is well known for her covers and drawings for The New Yorker, over a...

    07.03.10

  9. Bac Chair

    Bac Chair

    More than 20 years into his career, Jasper Morrison has little to prove. His designs eschew kitsch in favor of timeless qualities that speak to the nature of the object he is designing in this case...

  10. Inside the New Bay Bridge
    Travel Reports

    Inside the New Bay Bridge

    On a recent sunny San Franciscan morning, associate editor Miyoko Ohtake put on a yellow vest, protective goggles, and a hardhat to partake in a deep-access tour of the new San Francisco-Oakland...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.02.10

  11. Dwell Outdoor, 2010
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell Outdoor, 2010

    It’s quite a feat to transform the interior of a convention hall—vast and fluorescently lit—into a feel-good lounge-y space that truly brings the outside in. The Dwell on Design...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Williams
    07.02.10

  12. Friday Finds 7.2.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.2.2010

    This week our internet proclivities include bookshelf porn, Star Wars dandies, museum blogs and rebooted illustrations for film posters past. Oh, and sweet bathroom fixtures designed by Ronan and...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.02.10

  13. Rian RTA

    Rian RTA

    Seattle design studio Semigood proves yet again that their work is never too cool for stool. The cantilevered Rian RTA is fully customizable—select your timber, color of powder-coated...

    $695.00

  14. Texas Bunkhouse
    House Tours

    Texas Bunkhouse

    A film writer and director asked Austin, Texas–based architect Henry Panton to build a bunkhouse with a huge screen porch for family and guests on his 40-acre property in Bastrop, Texas,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Greg Hursley
    07.02.10

  15. coolcapitals Competition Winners
    Dwell on Design

    coolcapitals Competition Winners

    We welcomed coolcapitals and Wacom back to Dwell on Design this year for another exciting graphic design competition. Over the course of the weekend, we named three winners and awarded each one a...

    written by: Fida Sleiman
    07.01.10

  16. Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM
    Interviews

    Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM

    I've long loved her New Yorker covers, and am still over the moon about the illustrated version of Strunk and White's classic The Elements of Style from 2005, so I leapt at the chance to meet...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.01.10

  17. The First LEED for Homes–Rated House in Utah
    Green

    The First LEED for Homes–Rated House in Utah

    In the land of large mountain lodge wannabes, two California natives tuck Utah’s first LEED for Homes–rated house onto the side of Emigration Canyon.  

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    07.01.10

  18. Houses We Love: People's Choice
    A Great Idea

    Houses We Love: People's Choice

    Now that it's been decided that Munich–based firm Nimmrichter CDA won the grand prize of our Houses We Love competition, the time has come to spread the love around and hand over the People's...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.01.10

  19. Trunk

    Trunk

    Given that modern, streamlined travel itineraries generally call for similarly simplified (and smaller) baggage, it would seem the very idea of the classic steamer trunk sank with the Titanic....

  20. Events this Weekend: 7.1-7.4
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.1-7.4

    Happy Canada Day! Today marks the national celebration of our neighbors to the north (and the home country of yours truly). Between singing O Canada and prepping the grill for Sunday's Fourth of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.01.10

  21. 30% at Kartell Through July 18

    30% at Kartell Through July 18

    Save up to 30% on discontinued and overstock Kartell products, 20% off other items*, at all participating dealers. ...

    06.30.10

  22. Shelter Island Retreat
    House Tours

    Shelter Island Retreat

    Architect Cary Tamarkin designed his family's summer house for snoozing. “It lends itself to massive relaxing,” he says of the 2,800-square-foot cottage on Shelter Island overlooking...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    photos by: Bart Michiels
    06.30.10

  23. Coast Docs
    My House

    Coast Docs

    Law professor Carole Goldberg and sociology professor Duane Champagne both teach at the University of California, Los Angeles. Both have a love of books and cooking, and since marrying in 2003,...

    written by: Emily Young
    photos by: Shawn Records
    06.30.10

  24. In Review: SMIBE's short films
    Dwell on Design

    In Review: SMIBE's short films

    On Sunday afternoon at Dwell on Design we dimmed the lights on the Sustainability Stage for a special screening from SMIBE—The Society for Moving Images About the Built Environment. Founding...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.30.10

  25. Brazil Tavolo Table Lamp

    Brazil Tavolo Table Lamp

    If you like Pixar‘s hopping lamp, you’ll love version 2.0 from Danese. Features a red-painted adjustable arm on a moon white stem and iron base designed by Alberto Zecchini.

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