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  1. Dave Brown of Holiday Matinee
    Interviews

    Dave Brown of Holiday Matinee

    Dave Brown founded Holiday Matinee after agreeing to be the publicist for his friends in Jimmy Eat World--without even known what a publicist did. After a two-year hiatus from the company, during...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.02.10

  2. American Trademarks
    Books

    American Trademarks

    Eric Baker and Tyler Blik are a pair of noted graphic and identity designers, though perhaps their greatest legacy in American design will come not from their work as designers, but as design...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.02.10

  3. South Africa: Design Indaba 2010

    South Africa: Design Indaba 2010

    The annual Design Indaba Expo, held last weekend in Cape Town, South Africa, focuses solely on domestic talents. Some of these designs are available in American outlets like Anthropologie,...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.01.10

  4. Long and Hard Suspension Light

    Long and Hard Suspension Light

    New from Flos. This linear suspension light, designed by Philippe Starck, features a polished die-cast aluminum body with polycarbonate diffuser and steel suspension cables.

    $1868.00

  5. Prefab Parlance
    Design 101

    Prefab Parlance

    From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting. We asked a handful of architects and designers to help us build a prefab glossary of the top...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    03.01.10

  6. Mapping Prefab

    Mapping Prefab

    In just under ten years, dozens of prefab projects from all over the world have graced the pages of Dwell. We sifted through our archives to find some of our best-loved pieces, revisiting stories...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    03.01.10

  7. Edith Shelf

    Edith Shelf

    British brand SCP recently launched their spring collection in Paris, and among the many treasures were the Edith (shorter) and Anges (taller) freestanding shelves. Made from solid walnut or...

    £434.24

  8. ABC Chalkboard

    ABC Chalkboard

    Recent online travels took us to The Regional Assembly of Text, a Vancouver shop dedicated to the brilliance of type, fonts, and print. They host monthly letter-writing clubs  to encourage...

    $20.00

  9. HemDing Platter

    HemDing Platter

    Tote hors d'oeuvres to the table on HemDing, and when the nibbles are noshed the platter will become a centerpiece. The porcelain plate has a solid ash handle, like a spade half-immersed in a milky...

    £109.00

  10. The Philosophy of Juxtaposed:Power
    Books

    The Philosophy of Juxtaposed:Power

    At a party last year I was chatting with Mike Simonian of the San Francisco design firm Mike and Maaike. We were talking about a project of his from 2006: Juxtaposed:Religion, a curated,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.26.10

  11. Gardening Products: Modern Portable Planter Pots
    Product Reviews

    Gardening Products: Modern Portable Planter Pots

    Today’s planters are smarter than ever. They breathe, they drain, and some even light up. So whether your thumb is as green as the plants you’re pruning or as brown as the compost you...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.26.10

  12. Fertile Grounds
    House Tours

    Fertile Grounds

    Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll. And with the voracious design appetites of a family of gastronomically inclined clients, this concrete...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    02.26.10

  13. Friday Finds 2.26.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 2.26.2010

    We continue, undaunted, braving the wilds of the Internet, to bring you these hard-won links.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.26.10

  14. Hanging Test Tube Vase

    Hanging Test Tube Vase

    Cast from a vintage test tube and suspended on a thin leather strap, these ceramic bud vases will bring a bit of bloom to any window pane or unadorned wall. Each piece is handcrafted by Lisa Jones...

    $36.00

  15. 101 Being Green
    Design 101

    101 Being Green

    Even for sustainability's greatest proponents, going green isn't necessarily a walk in the park. Dwell explores what it takes to be truly environmental.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.25.10

  16. Pod Planter

    Pod Planter

    You don’t get much more mid-century-modern than the Pod from Pad Outdoor—and once you see these, you’ll want many more than just one. The aluminum planter, finished with an...

    $202.00

  17. Ridge Planter

    Ridge Planter

    Woolly Pocket’s breathable fabric planters, made of recycled plastic bottles, whick water away to avoid root rot and are available in nine different sizes and shapes (ranging from $29 to $247...

    $67.00

  18. Living on Water: Floating Villages
    Travel Reports

    Living on Water: Floating Villages

    During my jaunt to Cambodia last month, when I was not hauling bricks to build an outdoor school kitchen with my studio, I had the chance to see a multitude of informal building in both urban and...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    02.25.10

  19. Events this Weekend: 2.25-28
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 2.25-28

    This weekend features openings and closing around the globe--from Toronto to Pittsburgh to Beijing--plus a one-day program we couldn't be more excited about: Edible Geography blogger Nicola Twilley...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.25.10

  20. Greening San Francisco's Old Mint
    Travel Reports

    Greening San Francisco's Old Mint

    Last year I had the chance to take a press preview of the Old Mint in San Francisco. It's right downtown, just opposite the San Francisco Chronicle, and though it's unused at present, it's set to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.25.10

  21. No Early Birds
    Interviews

    No Early Birds

    Per Söderberg and Peter Simonsson are no spring chickens, though they are certainly No Early Birds. Bringing together over 20 years of combined experience in interior design, architecture and...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    02.24.10

  22. In Madrid: Julius Shulman's LA
    Travel Reports

    In Madrid: Julius Shulman's LA

    Last weekend, the Getty Research Institute's show Julius Shulman's Los Angeles opened in its third location, a cathedral-like neo-Mudéjar style water tower named Canal de Isabel II in Madrid...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    02.24.10

  23. The Best of Northern Light Fair 2010

    The Best of Northern Light Fair 2010

    The Northern Light Fair is held every year in conjunction with the Stockholm Furniture Fair. This year approximately 100 exhibitors demonstrating the latest in home lighting, LEDs, halogen lamps,...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    02.24.10

  24. Tree Hooked Coat Rack

    Tree Hooked Coat Rack

    Not only is it helpful for hanging hats and coats while creating a striking silhouette on the wall, this powder-coated steel branch also has a beautiful backstory. Dutch designers Alissa Melka...

    $89.00

  25. Sunset District Renovation
    House Tours

    Sunset District Renovation

    The residents of atelier KS's first renovation like stuff. When the couple, who lives in San Francisco's Sunset District, first invited the husband-wife design team to their home, the garage they...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.23.10

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