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  1. The Country's Best Yurt
    Green

    The Country's Best Yurt

    Lakes of ink have been spilled over a peculiarly American wanderlust, whether it’s our ancestors’ push westward or our current penchant for cross-country moves at the drop of a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.01.09

  2. The Critic and the Game Space
    Post

    The Critic and the Game Space

    Video games are an often-overlooked realm of architectural ideas and spatial design—the buildings and landscapes through which characters move, play, and operate—but where are the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    02.09.09

  3. The Crystal Chair
    Post

    The Crystal Chair

    To build a chair usually does not begin with filling a large glass tank with water, nor does it involve submerging polyester fibers. This is the approach of visionary Japanese industrial designer...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.08.09

  4. The Day After
    Post

    The Day After

    The election is finally over. Now what to do with all that campaign crap? (I mean, paraphernalia.)

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.12.08

  5. The Deconstructivism and Digital Design Movements
    Design 101

    The Deconstructivism and Digital Design Movements

    Manifesto: Philip Johnson and Mark Wigley, “Deconstructivist Architecture” (1988)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  6. The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

    The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

    This exhibition includes more than 200 sketches and objects by industrial designer Dieter Rams, as well as contemporary designs influenced by his Ten Principles of Good Design, such as Apple...

    07.03.11

  7. The Design of the Paris Metro
    Travel Reports

    The Design of the Paris Metro

    The Paris metro was born with the same furor as the Eiffel Tower, right on time for the World Expo at the turn of the 20th century. Over the past few months, I've spent nearly an hour everyday...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.24.10

  8. The Design Week Movement
    Essay

    The Design Week Movement

    If a movement can be defined as a moment when people across time zones and borders act simultaneously on the same idea, then the design week movement is verifiable. In the last three years, design...

    written by: Caroline Tiger
    10.13.12

  9. The DiFrancesco/Koshkarian Bedroom
    --Make It Yours

    The DiFrancesco/Koshkarian Bedroom

    San Francisco residents Lisa Koshkarian and Tom DiFrancesco worked with architect Neal Schwartz to create an airy third-floor addition to hold their master bedroom.

    10.09.09

  10. The Director's House: Cranbrook
    House Tours

    The Director's House: Cranbrook

    After fifteen years of disuse, a Saarinen-designed house on the Cranbrook campus has been renovated and updated by the school's Director, Reed Kroloff, and interior designer Lynda Charfoos.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.18.11

  11. The Dogs of Dwell
    Post

    The Dogs of Dwell

    Is the modernist's perfect companion a fluffy pooch? For the residents of these 15 homes—spanning a renovated farmhouse in the Italian countryside to a Chicago loft filled with epicurean...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.26.12

  12. The Doors
    Post

    The Doors

    A door is just a door…or is it? In a dream, a door may represent a new opening in your waking life. A locked door may represent a missed opportunity. From a fuchsia, Spanish-style door to its more...

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    03.08.13

  13. The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Modern Art Collection
    Post

    The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Modern Art Collection

    Recently the Bowdoin College Museum of Art received a gift of 320 artworks from the collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel—a couple who earned under $50,000 a year but managed to amass a vast...

    written by: Frances J. Folsom
    03.18.14

  14. The Dots

    The Dots

    Pros An artfully—or inartfully—mounted set of these smooth, simple ash or oak speckles makes for a compelling graphic combination of form and function. The oversize drawer pulls come in...

    $149.00

  15. The Drop Speakers

    The Drop Speakers

    Greetings, earthlings! Take us to your iPod. Blast off with bumping beats from these Scandyna space oddities with sound as clear as a radio transmission from ground control to Major Tom.

  16. The Dutch Design Awards Young Designer Finalists
    Latest

    The Dutch Design Awards Young Designer Finalists

    The four finalists for the Mini Young Designer Award (MYDA)—part of the larger annual Dutch Design Awards—have been announced: Femke Herregraven, Lex Pott, Yuri Veerman, and Sander Wassink. The...

    08.22.13

  17. The Dwell Guide to Kitchen Design
    Design 101

    The Dwell Guide to Kitchen Design

    Is your kitchen too drab? Feeling the pinch of cramped cooking quarters? Appliances dating from the stone age? We've got you covered. To coincide with our Rooms We Love special issue now on...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.14.13

  18. The Dwell Guide to Smart Design in Tiny Spaces
    Design 101

    The Dwell Guide to Smart Design in Tiny Spaces

    Tight quarters prove especially challenging. If you're at a loss on how to squeeze the most out of your small space, consider the expert advice and furniture picks that will help your bantam-sized...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.18.14

  19. The Dylan, Amsterdam
    Hotels

    The Dylan, Amsterdam

    Last year I spent two nights at the luxurious Dylan Hotel in Amsterdam, and I'm excited to share my photos of the place. It's located in central Amsterdam, along the Keizersgracht canal, in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.12.12

  20. The Eames Bow Tie, designed by Ray!
    Post

    The Eames Bow Tie, designed by Ray!

    Here's a quick follow-up to my recent slideshow last week on the bow ties of modern architects. Little did I realize, until I saw this video, that Ray Eames designed her husband Charles'...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.09

  21. The Eco-Design Movement
    Design 101

    The Eco-Design Movement

    Manifesto: Bruce Sterling, “Viridian Design Speech” (1998)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  22. The Editor Is In: 7 Tips for Pitching Stories to Dwell
    Dwell on Design

    The Editor Is In: 7 Tips for Pitching Stories to Dwell

    A perennial highlight of Dwell on Design are our professional consultations—a chance to sit down with licensed architects, designers, and landscapers and get some free design advice. This year we...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.22.13

  23. The Electric Mini
    Post

    The Electric Mini

    Now things get interesting: BMW, the corporate parent of Mini Cooper, has announced that an all-electric version of the Mini   will premiere at the Los Angeles car show in January. Dubbed the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.31.08

  24. The Electrician-Free Sconce
    Product of the Day

    The Electrician-Free Sconce

    A few months into living in a new apartment, it's become clear that I'm one lamp shy of a fully-lit living room. It's perfectly fine in there, but I often wish that I could turn...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.14.11

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