Crane.tv, the excellent video magazine focusing on design and contemporary culture, has teamed up with Port, the best men's mag out of the UK, to produce this great look at the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Instead of coming to Venice to show off the latest in British architecture, the curators of the UK's pavilion have launched "Venice Takeaway: Ideas to Change British Architecture," a series of exhibits, illustrations, and installations that discuss not what Britain does best, but what it might learn from other parts of the world. A crop of young British architects explore what's happening in Brazil, Argentina, Los Angeles, Lagos, Japan, and elsewhere, and present ideas that might then be used to build community in London, or stitch together the urban fabric of Belfast. It's fascinating stuff presented smartly, the next best thing to actually attending the show in person.
If this bird feeder looks mildly familiar, you're right! It's based off of Mies van der Rohe's famed Barcelona Pavilion. Your avian pals will surely return to your yard day after day to dine from this mod design.
For even more nifty nursery ideas, we checked in with the owner of online children's emporium fawn&forest and modern parent, Summer Robertson. Fawn&forest was founded two years after the birth of her first child, in part because she was disatisfied by the baby and nursery things on the market. Below, we chat about the "modern baby movement" (it's a thing) and her advice for nursery newbies.
Vermont-based glassmaker Simon Pearce has been responsible for some of the loveliest, most popular American-made glassware of the last couple decades. And the new Silver Lake collection, out now, strikes just the right note of wintry Scandinavian modernism to make it a cold-months staple for years to come.
In an age where offices come with ping pong tables and private conference rooms are built with transparent glass walls, the company building management company WeWork seeks to create something even more collaborative and fun. Along with architecture and design firm Studio Dror, they are designing a New York City office space, called WeCross, to foster cross-pollination between design, architecture, and technology companies.
This month, to coincide with our September 2012 "Entertaining" issue, dwell.com is covering all aspects of entertaining from tabletop goods to cocktail recipes. Nothing ensures a gathering's success more than an artfully planned soundtrack, so we approached one of our favorite record labels to select the tunes you should be listening to this Labor Day weekend. Click through for Dwell's playlist, curated by the minds at independent label group Secretly Canadian/ Jagjaguwar/ Dead Oceans.
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A cornerstone of Portland, Oregon’s plan to eradicate homelessness, the Bud Clark Commons supportive housing project proves that thoughtful design creates considerable social good.
It took a small army of contributing writers and photographers to bring the stories in our first-ever entertaining issue, Open House (September 2012), to life. Many are consummate hosts themselves and we polled a few to get the low down on their go-to recipes and party advice. Read on for mixology tips, an easy summer meal, and one way to set the vibe for a casual get together that involves a muted surf movie.