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  1. Buffalo, New York
    Three Buildings

    Buffalo, New York

    Last week I traveled back East to my hometown of Buffalo, New York. Though we may not be able to consistently win a football game, we Buffalonians do know good architecture when we see it. The...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.21.09

  2. Craft Culture Face-Off
    Travel Reports

    Craft Culture Face-Off

    On the surface, craft culture may seem as soft and fuzzy as a skein of hand-dyed yarn, but as I learned at the American Craft Council's annual meeting and conference last week, there are as many...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.21.09

  3. The Future of Driving

    The Future of Driving

    San Francisco–based industrial designers Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers sit down with Dwell's Editor-in-Chief, Sam Grawe, to talk about their thoughts on the future of transportation.

    10.20.09

  4. Qantas First Lounge: Sydney
    Travel Reports

    Qantas First Lounge: Sydney

    I had two legs to my trip as I flew back to San Francisco from Melbourne, Australia. And much as a nice little layover in Hawaii would have been, I actually changed planes in Sydney. As I was holed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.20.09

  5. James Dyson on the Air Multiplier
    Interviews

    James Dyson on the Air Multiplier

    You’ve heard the story, usually told by James Dyson in his own dulcet tones: After five years and thousands of prototypes, the furniture designer-turned-engineer invented the first bagless...

    written by: Julie Taraska
    10.20.09

  6. Grasp and Teether Toys

    Grasp and Teether Toys

    No need to clutter the crib with plastic playthings when your baby begins to teethe; Their toys can be good for their gums, good for the environment, and darn good-looking, too. Made from solid...

    $22.00

  7. Chasen S2 Suspension Light

    Chasen S2 Suspension Light

    The Chasen S2 has a chemically photo-etched stainless steel body with borosilicate glass diffuser and is finished in a white or black liquid paint.  It was designed by Patricia Urquiola in...

    $2180.00

  8. Miconos Ceiling Light

    Miconos Ceiling Light

    A hand-blown glass diffuser hangs from a chrome-plated steel stem and base in this truly one-of-a-kind design by Ernesto Gismondi for Artemide.

    $455.00

  9. Mirror Ball Pendant

    Mirror Ball Pendant

    Blown like bubble gum into a mould, these plastic spheres are metalized internally to give a mirrored finish. This internal metallic design focuses the brightness from the lamp, projecting a soft,...

  10. Criss Cross Bubble Lamp

    Criss Cross Bubble Lamp

    A mid-century classic, the Bubble Lamp was first designed by George Nelson in 1947. These famous lamps are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

    $359.00

  11. PH Artichoke

    PH Artichoke

    Designed by Poul Henningsen, the PH Artichoke is a 360-degree glare-free luminaire created by 72 leaves that shield the light source, and redirect and reflect the light onto the underlying leaves,...

  12. Prefab, Proven
    House Tours

    Prefab, Proven

    In January 2003, we issued a challenge to 16 architects: Design a modern prefab home for $200,000. Here’s the story of the house that resulted from that challenge—and what we learned...

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Roger Davies
    10.19.09

  13. Todd Larson and Elemental Awareness
    Profiles

    Todd Larson and Elemental Awareness

    In the summer of 2001, Element Skateboards founder Johnny Schillereff stumbled on a new addition to a YMCA skate camp in Northern California: a nature survival-skills program. Over the course of...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.19.09

  14. The Frozen Fountain
    Shops

    The Frozen Fountain

    Though some might say that you can’t buy good taste, Cok de Rooy has built a career out of doing just that. He refined his design sensibilities as a buyer for big brands like Liberty of...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    10.19.09

  15. Arco Floor Lamp

    Arco Floor Lamp

    Created in 1962 by Italian brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, this iconic steel-and-marble lamp's design was based on the shape of a streetlight. A sturdy base anchors the form...

    $2696.00

  16. Solar Decathlon Virtual Tours
    Post

    Solar Decathlon Virtual Tours

    Though I couldn’t make it out to Washington, DC, this weekend to see the final days of the Solar Decathlon—which wrapped up yesterday with Team Germany the winner—I have been...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.19.09

  17. Matt Grigsby of Ecolect
    Interviews

    Matt Grigsby of Ecolect

    As I scrutinized and stroked the swatches of Ekobe, Green Cell Foam, and Kirei wood on the wall, I knew I was living out the designer's dream -- to indulge in an entire gallery of materials at my...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.19.09

  18. Victor Armchair

    Victor Armchair

    After a long day at work it would feel so good to sit down and settle back in black. Victor's FSC-certified maple frame gives a geometric edge to the soft Belgian linen cushions; This armchair was...

    $3500.00

  19. Vitsoe Starter Collection

    Vitsoe Starter Collection

    Dieter Rams designed Vitsoe's classic universal shelving system in 1960, and now you can buy a simple starter collection online. These pre-planned units come in three sizes and a hanging rail, and...

    $285.00

  20. Everything and the Kitchen Sink

    Everything and the Kitchen Sink

    Looking to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, but don't have the patience to sift through endless pages of inventory online? Get your feet wet with this quick collection of Kohler fixtures and...

    10.17.09

  21. Exploring the Plastiki
    Travel Reports

    Exploring the Plastiki

    Plastic waste is a huge problem. Single-use containers and products are clogging up our ecosystems, and the statistics are staggering: of the nearly 230 million tons of plastic the world uses...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.17.09

  22. Firefly Pendant

    Firefly Pendant

    Each iron Firefly fixture from CB2 comes with five glass shades which would look great lined up above the dining table or kitchen countertop, or illuminating the living room. 

    $199.00

  23. Stillness Widespread Lavatory Faucet

    Stillness Widespread Lavatory Faucet

    Simplified form and detail embody the pared-down approach of Stillness faucets.

    $486.05

  24. Parity Cast-Iron Drop-In Bath

    Parity Cast-Iron Drop-In Bath

    This contemporary tub features an integral grip rail along the sides of the interior, drop-in installation, and a low step-over height. The slotted overflow increases the depth, and an optional...

    $1885.00

  25. Terunobu Fujimori at RMIT
    Travel Reports

    Terunobu Fujimori at RMIT

    Easily the best stumbled-upon finds of my trip to Melbourne, Australia, was the Black Teahouse, a small structure installed at the RMIT Gallery by Terunobu Fujimori and Jun Sakaguchi. I first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.16.09

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