In a 180-degree turn from 2012’s spunky Tangerine Tango, the Pantone Color Institute introduced Emerald as its color of 2013 “to promote balance and harmony.” Citing gemstones, the environment, and the association of green with regrowth, the Institute is touting it as the perfect hue for design, fashion, and beauty. Tangerine reigned supreme this past year and we expect to see a burst of green hit the design scene.
At a Dwell Meetup event Tuesday, architect Joeseph Tanney of Resolution: 4 Architecture joined editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron in New York City to talk prefab in all its forms. The conversation was held in light of the latest Dwell issue, Prefab Comes Home, which features Tanney's creative prefab work. As Dameron told the crowd, “There is no one way to look at prefab.” And the conversation that followed supported the sentiment. Dameron began by highlighting prefab projects in the issue, starting with the cover story, a prefab cottage built on Block Island by architect Jens Risom. She then spoke at length about the Habitat '67 project, a prefab apartment complex built in Montreal by architect Moshe Safdie and also highlighted in the magazine. “We wanted to show what's possible inside of these concrete bunkers,” she says, referring to the owner's freedom to transform and combine the boxy units of the apartment complex. The apartment featured in the magazine is a creative, modern work: “Owners that were excited to show their own interpretation of the building,” says Dameron.
This past August, Scottish native, designer Catherine Aitken, won the 2012 Time to Design award, sponsored by Normann Copenhagen, the Danish Architectural Press, the Danish Association of Wood and Furniture Industries, and OeO. The public-private cooperative granted Aitken a three-month-long residency at the Danish Art Workshops. During that time, Aitken created her recently debuted collection, Fade.
Artbound by KCET is a great journal of the arts and culture in Southern California, and we're especially big fans of its videos. Dwell was down in Palm Springs last week scouting around and we were very happy to discover just what a comprehensive look at the current state of desert modernism the video "Future Perfect: The Midcentury Modern Painting of Danny Heller" offers. Check out Heller's paintings of Palm Springs, hear from local preservationists, and even get a glimpse inside the restoration of a William Krisel house. As a quick hit of what's new, and what's new with what's old, in Palm Springs, California, Artbound's 11-minute video hits it out of the park. Watch below and read the article from which the video springs here.
It’s that time of year again, and we don’t mean mistletoe and merriment. We’re referring to Design Miami, the annual fair that gathers together a global network of influential galleries, curators, designers, collectors, and critics to celebrate collectible design of the past century. And 2012 is bound to be an exceptional event. What makes this year especially noteworthy is the collaboration between Design Miami and the online creative haven of contemporary art, known as Art.sy. The result is an interactive, up-close-and-personal experience of the design fair, available to anyone with an Internet connection.
With the days growing shorter, temperatures sinking lower, and damp air creeping into the house, it can be tempting to burrow under that old electric blanket. However, you might want to consider selection of linen towels, cashmere throws, and plump knitted pouffes instead. Here, we show 12 of our favorite ways to have a happy hibernation this winter.
Much like his contemporary Balthazar Korab (whose work is featured in the current issue of Dwell), Ezra Stoller's iconic images of post-war America depict the evolution of the Modernist movement. From industrial and commercial spaces to landmark interiors, his extensive portfolio is reincarnated in a long-awaited new monograph, Ezra Stoller: Photographer (Yale University Press, 2012), written by Nina Rappaport and Erica Stoller. Stoller's camera captured some of the most significant Modernist buildings from the 1940s through the 1970s, and will be presented in a partner exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery from January 24 to March 2, 2013.
Welcome to the Dwell Holiday Gift Guides! There are seven special product assortments hand-selected by our editors, and we've rounded them all up here for your convenience. Our guides cover gifts for him and for her and everyone else on your list: the tech junkie, the travel bug, the home entertainer, the kids, and of course, the one who has everything (we know you've been searching). Enjoy!
From an inviting kitchen in a charmingly renovated cypress clad home to a hand-hewn elm galley atop a houseboat to a peek at the glossy blue cabinets inside the iconic Miller House, these kitchens offer a visual feast of design creativity.