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  1. Maison & Objet 2010
    Travel Reports

    Maison & Objet 2010

    Last weekend, contributing blogger Scott Newlin attended Maison & Objet, a Parisian fair featuring objects that range from furniture to gifts to home decor. Seemingly bigger and bigger each...

    written by: Scott Newlin
    01.27.10

  2. LA Tech-Habitat Home
    House Tours

    LA Tech-Habitat Home

    Building for a client with specific desires can be difficult, but designing for one with few programming preferences can often be harder. Such was the case for a team of nine fifth-year students at...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.26.10

  3. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century

    Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century

    The exhibition, the first major retrospective of Bresson's work in the U.S. in more than 30 years, comprises 300 prints from 1929 to 1989, at least one fifth of them previously unknown to the...

    01.26.10

  4. An Introduction to Contractors
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Contractors

    Architect-author, Dan Maginn of El Dorado Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri, gives us the inside track on one of his favorite subjects: contractors. Learn what makes them tick, how to work with them,...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.26.10

  5. Truss Library Desk and Shelf

    Truss Library Desk and Shelf

    Cranbrook Academy Designer-in-Residence Scott Klinker created the Truss series for Context Furniture, making this a thoroughly modern Michigan collaboration. The birch plywood pieces are given a...

    $785.00

  6. Campbells' Coup
    House Tours

    Campbells' Coup

    Modernist furniture may signal worldly tastes, but its American origins lie in Michigan’s humble reaches. It’s here that Keith and Mary Campbell renovated a lakeside cottage into a...

    written by: James Griffioen
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.25.10

  7. Shard Planter Bench

    Shard Planter Bench

    The geometric Shard Planter Bench is more than just planter or bench—it’s a sculptural piece of art. Designed by Charles Constantine for Planterworx’s Element collection, each...

    $3200.00

  8. Griffin XL Planter

    Griffin XL Planter

    Phase Design’s Griffin planter is as substantial as it is stunning. Made from hand-sanded fiberglass with an automotive polyurethane gloss finish the Griffin measures in at 18-inches high and...

    $880.00

  9. TH-4 Planter

    TH-4 Planter

    This mid-century-modern-style planter, which stands 26 inches high, rings of Case Study House qualities but speaks strongly to those captured by recently renewed cravings for all things ceramic....

    $1095.00

  10. Words You Should Know
    Design 101

    Words You Should Know

    Bid: How much the contractor will charge to build the house. Different than “estimate.” (“Bid” is to “estimate” as “getting wife flowers” is to ...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  11. Building Tomorrow
    Design 101

    Building Tomorrow

    What will the future hold for contractors and builders? We asked three industry leaders for their prognostications.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  12. In the Nick of Time
    Design 101

    In the Nick of Time

    Though contractors are unusually deft with tools, accidents do happen. SawStop puts an end to that.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  13. Why Is Joe Frowning?
    Design 101

    Why Is Joe Frowning?

    So you’ve brought home a bumbling new contractor who’ll turn your Ritz into a wreck. How to avoid it? Read on.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  14. Why Is Jane Smiling?
    Design 101

    Why Is Jane Smiling?

    So you’ve brought home an ebullient new contractor to turn your wreck into the Ritz. How to do it? Read on.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  15. An Architecture Prof Weighs in on Haiti
    Interviews

    An Architecture Prof Weighs in on Haiti

    There are thousands of architects and designers in the Dwell audience and beyond who are contemplating how they can help with the massive rebuilding effort that will soon get underway in Port-au...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.25.10

  16. SFMOMA x Gap: Artists' T-Shirts
    Product

    SFMOMA x Gap: Artists' T-Shirts

    As part of their 75th anniversary celebration, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has partnered with local retail giant Gap on eight limited-edition artist t-shirts. The battery of art stars...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.25.10

  17. Jane Davis Doggett: Talking Graphics

    Jane Davis Doggett: Talking Graphics

    Jane Davis Doggett, M.F.A. 1956, is known for her career in creating graphic identities and wayfinding systems for massive public spaces, including 40 international airports. Doggett recently...

    01.25.10

  18. Double Kitchen Timer

    Double Kitchen Timer

    While it may be true that most modern kitchen appliiances have a dedicated countdown clock, we love the look of these retro timers from Kikkerland. Two faces let you keep track of dueling recipes...

    $23.00

  19. Sunday Lamp

    Sunday Lamp

    Sunday is a wall light and shelf in-one. It is lit by using either a bulb or a candle. This petite design object was created by Frost Produkt after being invited by the Norwegian design magazine,...

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