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  1. 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

  2. Electrolux Oxygen3 Ultra

    Electrolux Oxygen3 Ultra

    Like the Bosch, the Electrolux is an agile and effective machine. The difference is that the Electrolux seems more thought out in both material and functionality. The attention to detail, finish,...

  3. 2007: A Space Odyssey
    Design 101

    2007: A Space Odyssey

    Any cachet attached to the potential of space tourism was placed in dire straits when N’Sync heartthrob Lance Bass signed up to hitch a ride on a manned Russian rocket 
to the International...

    written by: Dianna Dilworth
    05.26.09

  4. Hoover WindTunnel Canister S3639

    Hoover WindTunnel Canister S3639

    This isn’t the best-looking machine on the market, but it certainly remains true to the Hoover name as far as suction goes. It’s unfortunate that such a powerful, well-made mechanical...

  5. Back on Track
    Design 101

    Back on Track

    What is it about trains that gets kids going gaga? Undoubtedly it has much to do with their wheels of steel, whistles, and distinc- tive chugga-chugga sound.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    05.26.09

  6. Bosch Formula Electro Duo Plus HEPA

    Bosch Formula Electro Duo Plus HEPA

    Not to throw the c-bomb around too much, but this machine is dang cute. The design is simple and straightforward; there aren’t too many buttons or settings to overwhelm, and the performance...

  7. Putting the Motel in Hotels
    Design 101

    Putting the Motel in Hotels

    When design hotels first appeared in the ’80s, with their stylish bars, big-name designers, and excessive tariffs, many of us could have been forgiven for thinking that they were merely...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    05.26.09

  8. Miele Red Velvet

    Miele Red Velvet

    This is as close to perfect a vacuum as any. The quality of each of the attachments, the material, and overall usability are impressive. The one drawback is the price, which is more than most...

  9. Sanyo SC-X1000P Bagless Canister Vacuum

    Sanyo SC-X1000P Bagless Canister Vacuum

    Well, we couldn’t complain about the suction—until something got stuck. The design of this machine connotes power, but it’s largely aesthetic and insubstantial.  This machine...

  10. Branding the Friendly Skies
    Design 101

    Branding the Friendly Skies

    In Barbara S. Peterson’s new book, Blue Streak: Inside JetBlue, the Upstart that Rocked an Industry, she recounts the rise of the design-meets-discount airline through the biography of its...

    written by: Dianna Dilworth
    05.26.09

  11. Cabin Envy
    Design 101

    Cabin Envy

    I’m tired of hearing about the golden age 
of flight, that era when air hostesses (never hosts) wore Pucci uniforms, Pan Am logos adorned everything from complimentary socks to midtown...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.26.09

  12. ecobee Smart Thermostat
    Post

    ecobee Smart Thermostat

    Integrating smart technology into home energy and heating/cooling systems is a no-brainer. Few tools make it easier to save money and conserve resources without lifting a finger or remembering a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.26.09

  13. Kathryn Gustafson on the Future of Landscape Design
    --The Future of

    Kathryn Gustafson on the Future of Landscape Design

    As housing demographics shift, 
so too does our conception of the average American residential landscape.

    05.26.09

  14. Missing the Mark
    --Done Wrong

    Missing the Mark

    Landscape design is a matter of personal taste, but there are some approaches that almost any designer would recommend against.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    05.26.09

  15. Well Pruned
    --Done Right

    Well Pruned

    There is such a variety of well-executed residential landscape designs, it is difficult (and arbitrary) to cite one as being superlative. However, each of the following projects deals well with a...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    05.26.09

  16. Judy Kameon on the Future of Landscape Design
    --The Future of

    Judy Kameon on the Future of Landscape Design

    There’s a common misconception that the scale of domestic projects places them in the realm of “garden designers” rather than landscape architects, but size is not always the...

    05.26.09

  17. An Introduction to Landscape Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Landscape Design

    The profession of landscape architecture is very much rooted in the European tradition of garden design, and it didn’t germinate as a distinct profession in the United States until the 19th...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    05.26.09

  18. Diana Balmori on the Future of Landscape Architecutre
    --The Future of

    Diana Balmori on the Future of Landscape Architecutre

    Planting a vegetable garden, however, shouldn’t be the end of our transformation of the domestic landscape, as Diana Balmori explains.

    05.26.09

  19. 101 Landscape
    Design 101

    101 Landscape

    Garden design is only a fraction of the landscaping tradition. Residential or commercial it's a balance fo aesthetics and function that makes for sucess, and we take a look into (and upon) the field.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    05.26.09

  20. RIN Chair

    RIN Chair

    It takes a strong design to hold its own against Fritz Hansen’s long line of classics, but RIN is at least named for the task (it means “to appear courageous” in Japanese).

    $714.00

  21. Dylan Gold's Cornered Table
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    Dylan Gold's Cornered Table

    Several weeks ago I was a member of the jury for a design competition sponsored by Design Within Reach. The call for entries asked emerging designers to submit furniture and lighting that paid as...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.26.09

  22. Built-In Beauty
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    Built-In Beauty

    While visiting and writing about small homes for our June 2009 “Think Smaller” issue, it quickly became clear that when space is sparse, the best way to get the most bang for your buck...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.25.09

  23. Crystals Rug

    Crystals Rug

    Since temperature and water-vapor humidity determine how ice crystals take their shape, we’re guessing it was superhot when this rug formed in Angela Adams’s studio. Things will cool...

    $18000.00

  24. The Best of Small Spaces
    House Tours

    The Best of Small Spaces

    Small spaces have been on our mind (check out our June 2009 "Think Smaller" issue), and they’ve also been on the minds of the American Institute of Architects.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.23.09

  25. Friday Finds 5.22.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 5.22.09

    Even though Dwell's crew has been jaunting all over the country as of late, rest assured they are still down to stock the larder of good old Friday Finds. Check out the links below to see where...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    05.22.09

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