Austin-based modern prefab designer Kimber Reed wants you to space out.
Designer Naoto Yoshida found a new use for scrap wood from the furniture industry in Japan: an organizer to wrangle unruly cords. The clever Wrapqarw contraption ($20–$25) comes in three sizes—small, medium, and large—to help organize everything from headphones to phone chargers to USB cables. To purchase, visit muhshome.com.
Commune has good ideas. Opening Ceremony’s shop in Los Angeles? Good idea. Partnering with Heath Ceramics? Really good idea. Working with Japanese design company Landscape Products to help tsunami victims in Japan? Incredibly good idea. “We feel very connected to Japan and have been trying to find ways to contribute since the earthquake and tsunami last year, but our options felt very broad and too big to get a handle on,” says Roman Alonso, a partner at Commune.
Just off Canada's west coast near Vancouver is a paradise for self-sufficiency seekers. Approximately five miles wide and thirteen-and-a-half miles long, Lasqueti Island is home to poets, artists, designers, musicians, and people from all walks of life trying to live off the land responsibly. There are no paved roads or public utilities—just ingenuity and elbow grease.
When compiling the list of the 20 most popular modern homes featured throughout Dwell's 12-year history, certain themes began to surface: small space projects, renovations, unconventional living situations, and crisp, Spartan interiors. Click through for a look at the projects, ranging in scope from prefab prototypes to communal living and more.
The votes are in! With your help, we have selected five finalists chosen from over 900 entries. Of these five, one lucky design lover will receive a $5,000 grant from Dwell and Dyson to pursue his or her design dreams. The winner will also be featured in an exclusive Dwell video. Make sure to check back in on September 15th when we announce the grant winner. Thank you for voting and for sharing why you love design!
The brainchild of Cincinnati-born and Brooklyn-based designer Paul Loebach, Areaware's Shanty Lamp ($75) is crafted from pine and references "Shinto temples and humble wooden cabins." We think it's more the latter than the former, and love that it has a scrappy sensibility and affordable price tag. More a showpiece than a streaming light source, the table lamp illuminates with a five-watt bulb.
For our latest installment of Three Buildings, we turned to Danish designer Søren Rose. His picks for this trio of inspiring buildings mines the great modernist canon while also turning up a pair of rather unexpected buildings. Read on for a proper lesson in architectural history.
We captured the highlights of a recent party at Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery's Los Angeles house for our September 2012 story "American Pastoral." As evidenced in the magazine and our extended photo slideshow online, this family really knows how to entertain. Here, six tips from Gabbert and Avery on throwing a fun and inviting party—plus, a recipe for a garden-fresh Gimlet.