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  1. Emiliano Granado
    Interviews

    Emiliano Granado

    Although photographer Emiliano Granado only took to the camera five years ago, he quickly mastered the arts of spatial and social portraiture. After taking courses at New York’s International...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    03.23.10

  2. A Complex Story
    Essay

    A Complex Story

    My father’s prefabricated housing project, Habitat ’67, broke ground in April of 1965. The building, which grew out of his bachelor’s thesis, came to be regarded as one of the...

    written by: Oren Safdie
    03.23.10

  3. A Carpenter's Tool Box
    Product

    A Carpenter's Tool Box

    I was a carpenter and architectural woodworker in Northern California for 12 years before sidestepping into a related writing, photography, and editing career in 1988. I’ve also been swinging...

    written by: Bruce Greenlaw
    photos by: Bruce Greenlaw
    03.23.10

  4. Site Specifics: San Diego, CA

    Site Specifics: San Diego, CA

    Nestled on the Pacific coastline, between Los Angeles's sprawl and the Mexican border, San Diego is a surprisingly design-forward town with a handful of modern masterpieces to prove it.

    03.23.10

  5. 1960s Cultural Landscapes Preserved

    1960s Cultural Landscapes Preserved

    Enjoy a special evening with two renowned authorities on Southern California modernism: architect and author Alan Hess (Googie, Googie Redux, Palm Springs Weekend, Oscar Niemeyer Buildings) and...

    03.23.10

  6. Operation Restore Defenestration

    Operation Restore Defenestration

    Whether it be positive or negative, people always have an opinion on the building that has furniture scurrying across its' walls on 6th and Howard.  Some people hate the blighted Hugo Hotel...

    03.23.10

  7. BKLYN Designs 2010

    BKLYN Designs 2010

    The jury has spoken – 45 of the borough’s top designers have been hand-picked by a prestigious panel of experts to exhibit at BKLYN DESIGNS™ 2010.  Now in its eighth year,...

    03.23.10

  8. Botanical Garden Pavilion
    Outdoor

    Botanical Garden Pavilion

    When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, architect and University of Kentucky lecturer Mike McKay felt the pull to go down to the Big Easy to help with a task that was anything but easy:...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.23.10

  9. Liberty of London Tumbler Set

    Liberty of London Tumbler Set

    Target's done a pretty nice job of collaborating with big names to bring unique collections to their superstores, and we're digging the recent Liberty of London treatment given to a range of...

    $23.99

  10. Landscape of Infrastructure
    Books

    Landscape of Infrastructure

    Though museums and skyscrapers are often the comissions that catapult contemporary architects into the design stratosphere, increasingly we're seeing what was once the demesne of engineers (bridges...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.22.10

  11. Poster

    Poster

    $35.00

  12. Mona El Khafif: Design Build
    Interviews

    Mona El Khafif: Design Build

    In 2006, architect and urban planner Mona El Khafif traded Vienna's wiener schnitzel for beignets in the Big Easy to teach at Tulane University's URBANbuild program. Now an associate professor of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.22.10

  13. Jalusta Cake Stand

    Jalusta Cake Stand

    Cakes will come and cakes will go, but when it's time for a slice (or two), we're all for putting the sweet stuff up on a pedestal. Finnish designer Harri Koskinen created this glass stand for...

  14. Fjällräven's Kånken Computer Bag
    Product

    Fjällräven's Kånken Computer Bag

    I've long envied Dwell's Associate Art Director Brendan Callahan for a host of reasons, not least of which is his very cool rugged-cum-modern Fjällräven Kånken knapsack. They weren...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.21.10

  15. Rubik's Cruet

    Rubik's Cruet

    Try all you want to align the yellow, red, blue, orange, and green, but the only two colors that truly matter on the Rubik's Cruet are black and white. Salt and pepper come out when you twist the...

  16. Underdone
    Essay

    Underdone

    At least 19 unfinished renovation projects currently reside within the crotchety old puzzle box of a house that I share with my wife, Keri. Together, the 21 of us live in a spirit of communal...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    03.20.10

  17. Friday Finds 3.19.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 3.19.2010

    We return with our editors' favorite links of the week, featuring everything from Ikea's latest advertising campaign in Paris to a video of a youngish Tom Waits reading Charles Bukowski.

    03.19.10

  18. Lego Island
    Finishing Touch

    Lego Island

    Step back, Jacobsen, Utzon, Kjaerholm, Wegner, and all you other great Danes. When it comes to Danish design domination, the unrivaled champ is undoubtedly the almighty plastic brick—Lego.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    03.19.10

  19. Vollen Painted Stool

    Vollen Painted Stool

    A simple shape and splash of color make this small stool from Seattle-based Chadhaus a surefire hit in pretty much any room of the house. It's made from locally sourced, sustainably harvested...

  20. After the Crash: Architecture in Post-Bubble Japan

    After the Crash: Architecture in Post-Bubble Japan

    Expatriate architect Thomas Daniell, now a resident in Kyoto, takes us on a historical and spatial tour of his adopted home country. Part architectural handbook, part critical look at contemporary...

    $24.95

  21. Data Flow: Visualizing Information in Graphic Design

    Data Flow: Visualizing Information in Graphic Design

    If information comes in all shapes and sizes, then we’ll always need a new way to graph it. This hefty look at construction maps, workflow process diagrams, website-linkage charts, family...

    $78.00

  22. Meadowlands

    Meadowlands

    Photographer Joshua Lutz describes the bleak New Jersey Meadowlands as “a 32-square-mile stretch of sweeping wilderness that evokes morbid fantasies of Mafia hits and buried remains.”...

    $50.00

  23. Nomadic Furniture

    Nomadic Furniture

    Originally published in 1973, this hand-lettered guide to all things nomadic, portable, sit-on-able, and made of wood has finally made it back into print. From toy chests to benches that fold out...

    $29.99

  24. Events this Weekend: 3.18-21
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 3.18-21

    This weekend, Peter Cook curates an exhibit of the next great architects, the Vitra Design Museum reopens its doors for a new exhibit showcasing modern icons and their influences, the Industry...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.18.10

  25. Remy and Veenhuizen in DC
    Event Spotlight

    Remy and Veenhuizen in DC

    Bucking the going notion that the only conversation about design in Washington DC is of the "intelligent" kind, capital spot Industry Gallery is launching Hands On this weekend, an...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.18.10

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