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  1. 3 American Mattress Companies to Know Now
    Product Reviews

    3 American Mattress Companies to Know Now

    Three mattress companies offer innovative updates along with domestic production.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.08.14

  2. When Down Means Forward
    Post

    When Down Means Forward

    Upon arrival at the aforementioned Terminal 2E I realized that although a sign with an arrow pointing a certain direction should be foolproof, it doesn't always mean what you'd think. In France,...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.04.08

  3. Visual Dictionaries
    Post

    Visual Dictionaries

    If you live and travel in the modern world you've no doubt found yourself at a loss for words. For me it was a taxi ride from a small rural city in China to another with nothing but a picture to...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.02.08

  4. Shops We Love: Austere, Los Angeles
    Product

    Shops We Love: Austere, Los Angeles

    Los Angeles's downtown has seen a rebirth recently thanks in part to a host of design-forward businesses opening their doors. One of them is Austere, a conceptual shop where Scandinavian...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.22.14

  5. Not Just Another Plant in the Wall
    Outdoor

    Not Just Another Plant in the Wall

    “Technically it’s a cinch,” Patrick Blanc says, and with a wave of the hand ticks off the ingredients needed to build a plant wall: ten-millimeter-thick waterproof PVC slabs...

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    01.01.09

  6. Caesarstone’s Latest 'Coasters for a Cause' Initiative
    Post

    Caesarstone’s Latest 'Coasters for a Cause' Initiative

    Caesarstone is now offering a new coaster in their “Coasters for a Cause” initiative. Coasters for the Cause is a philanthropic program where Caesarstone designs and sells coasters specifically to...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    03.05.13

  7. Transformative House Renovation in Seattle
    Renovation

    Transformative House Renovation in Seattle

    A couple, both architects, give their 1918 bungalow a modern update.

    written by: William Lamb
    07.15.14

  8. 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Art Lover
    Gift Guides

    2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Art Lover

    Shopping for the consummate art lover in your life can be a challenge, so we took inspiration from a few of the 20th century's best artworks and paired them with their modern-day gift doppelgängers.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.16.13

  9. Danish Design in Copenhagen Micro-Neighborhood Paper Island
    Shops

    Danish Design in Copenhagen Micro-Neighborhood Paper Island

    Norm Architects retrofitted an old warehouse in an up-and-coming enclave of the Copenhagen harbor for Danish furniture company &Tradition.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.29.14

  10. Shop This Designer-Curated Book Fair
    Dwell on Design

    Shop This Designer-Curated Book Fair

    Dwell on Design New York presents a one-stop-shop book fair curated by Designers & Books.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.25.14

  11. Line Depping
    Profiles

    Line Depping

    Line Depping finds inspiration in corralling disorder. “We seek to have control and order, but we live in a chaotic world,” the Copenhagen-based designer says. Last year she created a...

    written by: Lindsay J. Westley
    04.23.12

  12. Bigboxology 101
    Post

    Bigboxology 101

    Now that the last laptop computer and toilet-paper dispenser have been liquidated from the once-mighty Circuit City, some very significant mementos remain: the 567 empty warehouse stores across the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.10.09

  13. 14 Creative Solutions for Book Display and Storage
    A Great Idea

    14 Creative Solutions for Book Display and Storage

    We've all had that moment, when we either need to purge our books, box them up and stick them in storage, or do something about creating more space for them. To follow, clever fixes—some familiar,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.14.13

  14. Platform 21's Repair Manifesto
    Post

    Platform 21's Repair Manifesto

    Designers talk a lot about extending product lifecycles, but most often in terms of creating new objects with exceptional longevity. Extending the lifecycle of existing objects is a different...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.03.09

  15. The Wearable Architecture of Karen Konzuk
    Interviews

    The Wearable Architecture of Karen Konzuk

    We recently caught up with designer Karen Konzuk, founder of Konzuk Jewelry, to talk about the process and inspiration behind her architectural concrete and stainless steel creations.

    written by: Sara Ost
    11.28.12

  16. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Textiles out of Africa
    Travel Reports

    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Textiles out of Africa

    One of the special exhibitions at Tendence was Africa Chic, a collection of objects designed and manufactured in Africa. We rarely get a chance to feature designs from the continent, and so jumped...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.27.12

  17. 6 Cool Homes in Los Angeles
    Houses We Love

    6 Cool Homes in Los Angeles

    Hailed as the most populous city in California, Los Angeles is also a sprawling metropolitan haven. Here, six cool homes from a wood-clad Hollywood bungalow to a colorful, vintage furniture-filled...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.21.13

  18. 24 Products That Will Transform Your Small Space
    Product

    24 Products That Will Transform Your Small Space

    Jettison your bulky furniture and swap in pieces that are collapsible, multifunctional, and modest in size. From an energy-efficient lamp that occupies a pinch of floor space to an essential...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.24.14

  19. Marimekko at Crate & Barrel
    Travel Reports

    Marimekko at Crate & Barrel

    This week, Marimekko launched its fourth and fifth shops at Crate & Barrel in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The two companies have collaborated for four decades so it makes sense that...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.27.11

  20. Writer-Gardener Debra Prinzing in SF March 5
    Post

    Writer-Gardener Debra Prinzing in SF March 5

    While British author Virginia Woolf heralded the benefits of “a room of one’s own,” writer, master gardener, and outdoor shed-enthusiast Debra Prinzing rallies for an entire...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.02.09

  21. Stylish Modern Housewares and Accessories from Makr
    We Recommend

    Stylish Modern Housewares and Accessories from Makr

    Makr, a company based in Winter Park, Florida, offers an array of minimalist wares that we're itching to own. Jason Gregory is at the helm of the seven-person company and personally does all of the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.01.14

  22. Greene & Greene Anniversary
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    Greene & Greene Anniversary

    The year 2008 marks the 100th birthday of the Gamble House in Pasadena, CA, the most famous residential work by architects Charles and Henry Greene. (No relation.) But in these precarious financial...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.30.08

  23. Modern and Young: A Furniture-Filled Living Room in Los Feliz
    Post

    Modern and Young: A Furniture-Filled Living Room in Los Feliz

    “We literally had no furniture so we were starting from scratch,” says actor Adam Campbell of the recently renovated Los Feliz abode he shares with wife and fellow actress Jayma Mays from our...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.09.13

  24. David Trubridge Interview
    Interviews

    David Trubridge Interview

    Environment is inspiration for British-born, New Zealand–based David Trubridge, but eco-design is a label he eschews: “We do everything we can, but this greenwashing trend can create a...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.05.09

  25. Dutch Military Bunker Becomes Tiny Vacation Home
    Finishing Touch

    Dutch Military Bunker Becomes Tiny Vacation Home

    A Belgian architecture firm transforms a 140-square-foot Dutch military structure into a modern-day vacation retreat.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    09.10.14

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