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  1. Back To School Special

    Back To School Special

    There's nothing like a little design therapy to relieve the sting of summer's end and first-day-of-school butterflies. Here Marc Kristal presents an online-exclusive about dormitory design that...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    07.16.09

  2. NYC Vertical Neighborhood?
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    NYC Vertical Neighborhood?

    In the highly contested 53 West 53rd Street site in Manhattan, Axis Mundi has revealed an alternatively 'diverse' design for the new Hines Tower, future home to the Museum of Modern Art's planned...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.16.09

  3. In Memoriam: Julius Shulman
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    In Memoriam: Julius Shulman

    We here at the Dwell offices were all saddened to learn that architectural photographer Julius Shulman passed away last night at the age of 98. His photography helped define mid-century modernism...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.16.09

  4. True Hollywood Story
    Profiles

    True Hollywood Story

    For over seventy years, through 7,000 photography sessions, and with 70,000 negatives, Julius Shulman captured the elusive spirit of architecture with an unerring eye and indefatigable character....

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    07.16.09

  5. Kohler Stages Kitchen Sink

    Kohler Stages Kitchen Sink

    The Stages line of kitchen sinks, part of the Chef inspired Collection, was developed in collaboration with professional chefs in order to meet the needs of the serious home cook. The large, deep...

  6. Kohler Prep Bowls

    Kohler Prep Bowls

    This set of six prep bowls comes included with the Stages 33" and 45" Sinks. Based on the mise en place method of cooking used in restaurants, the prep bowls allow the user to gather all...

  7. Igneous Cube Vases

    Igneous Cube Vases

    Forget the hole-in-one, these high-fired stoneware vases from Jonathan Adler make the hole-in-three even better. The set (sold sepearately) comes in a trio of different heights and shapes, and is...

    $19.00

  8. The Penthouse Has Landed
    House Tours

    The Penthouse Has Landed

    In Vienna, a dazzling penthouse by Delugan Meissl has boldly inserted itself between traditional rooftops of the city’s Wieden district like a recently landed alien intruder. 

    written by: Alastair Gordon
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    07.15.09

  9. In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960–1976

    In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960–1976

    This is an exhibition of 75 works by ten American and European artists relating to travel and the city of Amsterdam. Focusing on Conceptual art practices between 1960 and 1976, the show includes...

    07.15.09

  10. New Trio from Stout Publishers
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    New Trio from Stout Publishers

    One of the joys of coming in to Dwell every morning is passing by William Stout Architectural Books, maybe the best design bookstore I've seen. In addition to shelves and shelves of books on...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.15.09

  11. Pavilion Ponderings, Thanks to SANAA
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    Pavilion Ponderings, Thanks to SANAA

    On Sunday, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA revealed their Serpentine Pavilion. A three-month guest to the Kensington Gardens, this year's pavilion is the ninth commissioned by the...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.14.09

  12. Prefab Escapism: Carré d'Etoiles
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    Prefab Escapism: Carré d'Etoiles

    While camping up in Oregon over the fourth of July weekend, I realized when lying on my back in my tent that I wasn't really fulfilling my fervent outdoorsy wish to 'sleep beneath the stars,'...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.14.09

  13. DC Embassy Walking Tour

    DC Embassy Walking Tour

     Embassy Row along Massachusetts Avenue NW is one of the great architectural and cultural treats of Washington DC. Newly constructed embassies mingle with the brick colonials that give the...

    07.13.09

  14. Dwell's Embassy Walking Tour
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    Dwell's Embassy Walking Tour

    In May I led a walking tour of Washington DC's modern embassies. About 25 people in all, we wandered down the District's famed Embassy Row, and though we all marveled at the stately grandeur of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.13.09

  15. Ruth Asawa: Drawing in Space

    Ruth Asawa: Drawing in Space

    This exhibition celebrates artist and sculptor Ruth Asawa (1926- ) and features her earliest sculptures, drawings and paintings created while studying at Black Mounain College with Josef Albers,...

    07.12.09

  16. Gran Turismo Easy Chair

    Gran Turismo Easy Chair

    This upholstered easy chair's solid wood frame and steel base makes for a smooth and sturdy sit; It's a modern-day classic from Mârten Claesson for quintessential Swedish manufacturer Swedese...

  17. Panel Interview: America's Embassies
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    Panel Interview: America's Embassies

    Yesterday I posted a short interview I did with Philip Kennicott, culture critic with the Washington Post, after my embassy design panel "Designing Diplomacy" in Washington DC in May...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.10.09

  18. Friday Finds 7.10.09
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    Friday Finds 7.10.09

    This week's round-up is a varied mix, from radio shows and stylized manhole covers to photo essays and solar-powered bike parking stations. Check out the links below to see where the Dwell team has...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.10.09

  19. The Make Lounge
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    The Make Lounge

    Encouraging busy beavers to "meet people and make stuff," The Make Lounge in London is a contemporary craft school meets social dive, complete with wine and nibbles, music, and of course,...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.10.09

  20. Raised Garden Box Kit

    Raised Garden Box Kit

    For those who have always wanted to plant at home but never had the nerve to assemble the necessary accoutrements, Scout Regalia has done the pre-dirty work and put together this Raised Garden Box...

    $85.00

  21. Ron Arad: No Discipline

    Ron Arad: No Discipline

    This exhibition will be the first major retrospective of Israeli designer and architect Ron Arad's work in the United States, and will feature a collection of objects and furniture pieces created...

    07.09.09

  22. Philip Kennicott on America's Embassies
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    Philip Kennicott on America's Embassies

    Just today the American Institute of Architects' 21st Century Embassy Task Force issued a 40-page report with 59 guidelines and suggestions for how America's embassies can face the challenges and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.09.09

  23. MOS Throws an "Afterparty"
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    MOS Throws an "Afterparty"

    The winner of the 2009 MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program has opened in the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center courtyard in Long Island City. The winning entry, afterparty by MOS, is a provocative...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.09.09

  24. Jazz in Central Park Wallpaper

    Jazz in Central Park Wallpaper

    Whether you're planning on plastering an entire room, a feature wall, or simply adding a single panel of pattern, UK-based Lizzie Allen's hand-printed wallpapers are the perfect addition over plain...

  25. The California Ranch House / A Talk by Alan Hess

    Architect and architecture critic for the San Jose Mercury News will lead a discussion about the history of the California ranch house vernacular. The presentation is offered in conjunction with...

    07.08.09

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