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  1. Slow Food Nation
    Food

    Slow Food Nation

    When Carlo Petrini spoke out against the opening of a McDonald’s restaurant in his native Rome, he couldn’t have guessed that he’d be heard around the world.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    12.02.09

  2. Concorso d'Eleganza 2010
    Travel Reports

    Concorso d'Eleganza 2010

    On the banks of Lake Como, in the Lombardy region of Italy, rests the location of one of the most prestigious automobile events in the world, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este....

    written by: Bret Robins
    photos by: Bret Robins
    05.24.10

  3. And the Water Wise Winners Are...
    A Great Idea

    And the Water Wise Winners Are...

    We teamed up with Kohler in hot pursuit of a common enemy—the water hog—and we asked you to submit your water-saving solutions for a “Water Wise” future. The submissions...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    06.27.10

  4. Architect Series Dimmers
    Design 101

    Architect Series Dimmers

    The right lighting can bring warmth and atmosphere to any room.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    01.31.09

  5. Rayko's Plastic Camera Show
    Event Spotlight

    Rayko's Plastic Camera Show

    If you're in San Francisco this Friday, stop by RayKo Photo Center for the opening reception of their 4th International Juried Plastic Camera Show—featuring images by 80 different...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.25.11

  6. Solar: Lease or Own?
    Post

    Solar: Lease or Own?

    One of the most common obstacles to going green is upfront costs (though we all know the long-term savings are plentiful). Many new homes are built solar-ready, with intentions of installing panels...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.19.09

  7. Anna von Schewen
    Interviews

    Anna von Schewen

    While in Vegas for Surfaces and Las Vegas Market, I had the chance to not only take in the terrific 17 Swedish Designers exhibit but also chat with Anna von Schewen and hear her lecture. She spoke...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.07.11

  8. Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
    Books

    Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott

    On a recent weekend, whilst both sitting on a train and lolling by the river, I read the short, strange novel Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott. Occasionally a novel about architecture comes along,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.31.09

  9. Massive Book Sale at MoMA
    Event Spotlight

    Massive Book Sale at MoMA

    Put down your Kindles, New Yorkers, and head straight to MoMA to buy some books. A giant half-off sale of some 1200 titles starts today. But you can't get them online (Boo!), you'll have to show up...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.25.11

  10. Retail Therapy
    Green

    Retail Therapy

    In the great American quest for more stuff, big-box stores are nirvana, laden with cheaply priced items by the ton, from diamond earrings to toilet paper. So isn’t it a good thing that many...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    01.21.09

  11. Five Questions for Nitin Rao
    Interviews

    Five Questions for Nitin Rao

    Nitin Rao, along with Kaustuv DeBiswas, is co-founder of Sunglass, a cloud-based environment that aims to democratize design and provide an easy, user-friendly way to collaborate on 3D content...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    07.19.12

  12. San Diego Home Tours Radio Preview
    Event Spotlight

    San Diego Home Tours Radio Preview

    We're quite excited for our first-ever San Diego Home Tours, which takes place next weekend, November 10–11. We've got a slew of great modern homes all over San Diego and its environs for you...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.02.12

  13. Preview 'Another Side of Ibiza'
    Post

    Preview 'Another Side of Ibiza'

    Spanish rug designer Nani Marquina's island retreat is a feature story in our July/August "Designers at Home" issue (available on newsstands now). The structure has humble origins&mdash...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.30.12

  14. Preview: Asia Now
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Asia Now

    Each year at Dwell on Design we trust the animal-like instincts of designboom to seek out and deliver the best contemporary design from around the planet. This year is no different: designboom will...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    05.21.10

  15. Panel House
    Design 101

    Panel House

    Taking advantage of Southern California’s sunny skies, architect David Hertz ingrained 
passive solar features in almost every detail 
of the Panel House for client Thomas Ennis.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.02.09

  16. DOD Preview: Dror for Target
    Dwell on Design

    DOD Preview: Dror for Target

    The multidisciplinary designer Dror Benshetrit specializes in what you might call "sleight-of-hand design." With a twist of the wrist, a little audience participation, or maybe just a...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.25.09

  17. Preview the '131-Day House'
    Post

    Preview the '131-Day House'

    Our July/August issue (on newsstands now) focuses on the work of talented female architects who found creative ways to solve design problems. One such story is told by Jayna Cooper, an emerging L.A...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.09.12

  18. Uniformity of Design
    Post

    Uniformity of Design

    Where do typography, fashion, and history come together every spring, summer, and fall? On pro baseball uniforms, is where.

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.21.08

  19. Gusto: A Guide to Restaurant Design
    Food

    Gusto: A Guide to Restaurant Design

    Just as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, "the essence of restaurant design cannot be found in any one element but in the unity of all ingredients working together to create a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.21.10

  20. Inhabitat Shop
    Post

    Inhabitat Shop

    Just in time for the holidays, our friends over at Inhabitat launched an online retail shop today.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.09.08

  21. Featured Speaker: Mitchell Joachim
    Dwell on Design

    Featured Speaker: Mitchell Joachim

    Meat houses, McMansions on wheels, and cars that kiss and hug might sound like ideas for an unpublished Dr. Seuss novel, but they are all real concepts championed by architect Mitchell Joachim in...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.11.12

  22. Preview "The Modern Family" Video
    Post

    Preview "The Modern Family" Video

    If you've enjoyed our previous videos—including behind-the-scenes looks at unconventional residences in New York City and San Francisco and our recent spotlight on the preservation of a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.07.12

  23. The Bilbao Effect
    Design 101

    The Bilbao Effect

    In the last 15 years, many a postindustrial city has redefined itself as a design center. Glasgow after its year as European City ...

    written by: Jane Szita
    05.26.09

  24. Transforming TIjuana
    House Tours

    Transforming TIjuana

    In August of 2004, a weekend-long party took place at a new house in the Hacienda Agua Caliente neighborhood of Tijuana, Mexico. The house was raw and unfinished, with bare concrete floors and...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    03.16.09

  25. Curating with a Conscience
    Travel Reports

    Curating with a Conscience

    Upon entering Small Scale Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement‚ the latest exhibition from MoMA's Architecture and Design department‚ the tone of the exhibition is...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.08.10

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