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  1. Marimekko Tour
    Design 101

    Marimekko Tour

    Beyond a shining white foyer and a canteen infused with fragrant lunchtime aromas, Marimekko’s Helsinki headquarters hides a textile factory in its belly.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    01.31.09

  2. Sneak Peek: Milan Furniture Fair '11
    Event Spotlight

    Sneak Peek: Milan Furniture Fair '11

    Next week, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (also known as the Milan Furniture Fair) kicks off it in Italy's design capital, Milan. Celebrating its 50th year, the fair promises to best itself...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.08.11

  3. Mr. CHIP Goes to Washington
    Event Spotlight

    Mr. CHIP Goes to Washington

    A highlight of this year's Solar Decathlon was the CHIP house, designed, built, and transported to Washington DC by a team of over 100 SCI-Arc and Caltech students. The uniquely puffy "...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.25.11

  4. Exploring the Solar Systems
    Design 101

    Exploring the Solar Systems

    For the past 30 years, we’ve been teased with the promise of plentiful solar energy. But for most of us, nerdy solar calculators and watches are as close as we get to realizing this promise....

    written by: James Nestor
    02.02.09

  5. Exhibition Snapshot: Boom Design
    Dwell on Design

    Exhibition Snapshot: Boom Design

    While on the exhibition floor of Dwell on Design, it's hard to miss the curious crowds swarming around the playful modular shelves of Boom Design. We talked to Craig Varterian, entrepreneur and...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.28.09

  6. Face Off: Looking Good on the Outside
    Design 101

    Face Off: Looking Good on the Outside

    The husband-and-wife architecture team Halpert & Ruiz know that if a house’s face 
is pretty from the outside and views are good from within, as a landlord you will have an easier time...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  7. Maison & Objet: Part 3
    Travel Reports

    Maison & Objet: Part 3

    Welcome to my third and final installment of highlights from Maison & Objet 2011. You can find the first two here and here. This one is a chunky, motley assortment of LED lights,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.31.11

  8. The Ungreening of America
    Design 101

    The Ungreening of America

    We asked Charles Birnbaum to point us to five unique landscapes that we can still take a peek at. He explains: “I’ve chosen places that are either at risk or lesser known. They don’t resemble...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.27.09

  9. 101 Alternative Energy: Sunny Delight
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: Sunny Delight

    Sunlight transportation systems are the pinnacle of innovation in energy-efficient design.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.29.09

  10. Events this Weekend: 6.17-6.20
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 6.17-6.20

    This weekend is one of gallery openings in all corners of the world, from a modern lighting show in Philadelphia to a Iannis Xenakis exhibit in Montreal to a display dedicated to Sanaa in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.16.10

  11. Editors' Picks from the Dwell Shop: Holiday Edition
    Product

    Editors' Picks from the Dwell Shop: Holiday Edition

    This year, Dwell gives you another reason to make a list and check it twice. Along with our Holiday Gift Guide series, we've upped the ante on gift giving by teaming up with AHAlife to put together...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.07.12

  12. The People's Park
    Design 101

    The People's Park

    An amorphous profession, landscape architecture embraces everything from civic plazas, highways, and landfill reclamations to the front lawn. Here we profile two practitioners, Walter Hood and...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.27.09

  13. Seven from Stockholm Design Week
    Travel Reports

    Seven from Stockholm Design Week

    It's about mid-way through the 2012 Stockholm Design Week and I've been traveling to studios, showrooms, and the show floor of the Furniture and Light Fair to seek out what's new in Scandinavian...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.07.12

  14. Airport Design Gone Wrong
    --Done Wrong

    Airport Design Gone Wrong

    The challenge for airport designers is to consider the complex function of an airport and then cap it off with some truly striking architecture. Most airports get at least some of it right. Some...

    written by: Tom Downs
    05.13.09

  15. Ai Weiwei’s Washington Moment
    House Tours

    Ai Weiwei’s Washington Moment

    He’s been jailed, beaten, and most recently, had his design firm, Fake Cultural Development, shut down by Chinese authorities. Now famed Beijing artist and Twitter hero Ai Weiwei is currently...

    written by: Sommer Mathis
    10.17.12

  16. Mississippi Queen
    House Tours

    Mississippi Queen

    When architect Brett Nave and his partner, architect Kelley Bishiop, began developing the Heron Park neighborhood in the coastal town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, they managed to lay 1,200 feet...

    written by: Chris Tackett
    08.22.12

  17. Building the Maxon House: Week 3
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 3

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    03.17.11

  18. Design Open Mic
    Dwell on Design

    Design Open Mic

    Dwell on Design is proud to host Architecture for Humanity's Design Open Mic on the Design Innovation Stage this year. A Pecha Kucha-style hour of rapid-fire design presentations, Design Open Mic...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.18.11

  19. Debra Prinzing Reviews 4 Prefab Outbuildings
    Product Reviews

    Debra Prinzing Reviews 4 Prefab Outbuildings

    From city slickers to country bumpkins, homeowners have always longed for a special place from which to escape the toils of day-to-day life.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Amanda Friedman
    02.27.09

  20. Clifford Avenue Homes
    Design 101

    Clifford Avenue Homes

    The cost for solar systems is not only related to how elaborate the system is—it also depends on where you live.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.02.09

  21. 'One Thousand Doors, No Exit'
    Event Spotlight

    'One Thousand Doors, No Exit'

    "One Thousand Doors, No Exit" is currently on view until April 2nd at the Graham Foundation in Chicago. The exhibition features two photographic series by Swiss-born artist Nicolas...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.09.11

  22. Building the Maxon House: Week 17
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 17

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    06.29.11

  23. Your Design City
    Post

    Your Design City

    The 20 finalists in the Your Design City photography competition on flickr have been announced. The goal is to highlight "contemporary design" in world cities, and to show how good design...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.02.09

  24. From Sweden: Note Design Studio
    Product

    From Sweden: Note Design Studio

    Stockholm-based Note Design Studio is like a Swedish Pee Wee's Playhouse--everything is cartoonish, playful, and very very fun. Founded in 2008, the group is comprised of a quirky mix of designers,...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.07.11

  25. Co-op
    Design 101

    Co-op

    “It is really different from anything else,” explains David Burcher, who bought a co-op apartment in Manhattan with his partner, Greg Broan, almost a decade ago.

    written by: James Nestor
    01.27.09

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