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  1. 7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home
    House Tours

    7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home

    To coincide with our gift guide featuring modern gifts for the consummate host, we've rounded up a few crucial tips for entertaining at home from Dwell residents past.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.19.14

  2. Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Antiques Dealer Joel Chen
    Product

    Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Antiques Dealer Joel Chen

    Los Angeles-based antiques dealer Joel Chen shares his gift-shopping advice.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.18.14

  3. Improving Lives Through Accessible Design
    A Great Idea

    Improving Lives Through Accessible Design

    Industry leaders gather in Boston to brainstorm human-centric solutions.

    11.14.14

  4. Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Mini Modernist
    Gift Guides

    Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Mini Modernist

    Jump start a child's design education with a savvy gift—from a smart game to a playful lamp—this holiday season.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.13.14

  5. 8 Eco-Friendly Homes in Los Angeles
    Green

    8 Eco-Friendly Homes in Los Angeles

    Los Angeles isn't all mansions and superhighways. As these eight homes demonstrate, sustainability is within reach in America's second largest city.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.12.14

  6. Highly Flexible House Designed for a Musician on a Budget
    House Tours

    Highly Flexible House Designed for a Musician on a Budget

    In Kansas City, an architecture studio designs an adaptable house for a musician on a budget.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Narayan Mahon
    11.12.14

  7. How Technology Can Improve the Lives of Older Adults
    In The Modern World

    How Technology Can Improve the Lives of Older Adults

    Joseph Coughlin, the founder and director of MIT’s AgeLab, shares his insights on aging in place.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.11.14

  8. The Ultimate Ride: VIP Helicopter with Plush Interior
    A Great Idea

    The Ultimate Ride: VIP Helicopter with Plush Interior

    Italian and Singaporean design team Lanzavecchia + Wai dreamed up a luxury ride for helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland. Featuring a light palette, plush leather seats, and LED lights, the...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.11.14

  9. Modern Architecture Meets Screen Stars
    We Recommend

    Modern Architecture Meets Screen Stars

    While Cary Grant may never have set foot into Oscar Niemeyer's Casa das Canoas, he looks quite at home ironing a shirt in artist Federico Babina's "Archilife" illustrated series of structures from...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.10.14

  10. New Kids on the Bloc: American Architects in the Post-Soviet World
    Context

    New Kids on the Bloc: American Architects in the Post-Soviet World

    Three New York-based architects discuss the challenges—and opportunities—of designing in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.07.14

  11. Design-Friendly Destinations in Detroit
    City Guide

    Design-Friendly Destinations in Detroit

    Out of the ashes of recession rises a promising design scene in Detroit. Endemic residential vacancy and a persistent industrial core present challenges as well as opportunities for enterprising...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.07.14

  12. Creative Proposals for New Teaching Facility at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
    A Great Idea

    Creative Proposals for New Teaching Facility at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

    A design competition drew submissions for a new teaching facility, dubbed the ONE Lab, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard's renovated Building 128. The building is among a series of structures dedicated to...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.07.14

  13. Shops We Love: Quitokeeto
    Shops

    Shops We Love: Quitokeeto

    It might be because Quitokeeto photographs its collection of earthy ceramics, sculptural steamers, vintage kitchenware, rare honeys (yes, rare honeys), and more against deliciously milky-white...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.06.14

  14. 10,000 Bones Cover the Walls of this Mexico Restaurant
    Travel Reports

    10,000 Bones Cover the Walls of this Mexico Restaurant

    Ignacio Cadena’s new Jalisco, Mexico restaurant concept, the aptly named Hueso, is covered in bones.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.06.14

  15. Gifts from the Dwell Store: For Kids with Taste
    Gift Guides

    Gifts from the Dwell Store: For Kids with Taste

    If you know a kid who ditched coloring books in favor of oil paints at age eight, this guide will help you find the perfect gift. It includes everything from desk accessories for students who...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    11.05.14

  16. Simple Getaways: 8 Prefab Cabins
    Houses We Love

    Simple Getaways: 8 Prefab Cabins

    Cabins are modest by nature, a design quality that makes them conducive to prefabrication. Here are eight prefabs that tread lightly on the great outdoors.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.04.14

  17. A Clever System Turns Nearly Anything into a Shelf
    A Great Idea

    A Clever System Turns Nearly Anything into a Shelf

    Two Detroit-based designers create a brilliant system that turns nearly any flat surface into a shelf or table. We go behind the scenes to see how the products are made.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.03.14

  18. Designer Celebrates Los Angeles with Local Design Approach
    Profiles

    Designer Celebrates Los Angeles with Local Design Approach

    Armen Sevada Gharabegian, head of Los Angeles–based Lounge22 and Ethos Design, shares his philosophies on the importance of working locally.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.31.14

  19. Modular Platform Makes Outdoor Cooking a Breeze
    Product Reviews

    Modular Platform Makes Outdoor Cooking a Breeze

    Extend barbecue season as long as possible with the Ulaelu, a modular outdoor cooking platform that can be outfitted with every tool necessary for preparing meals outdoors. Add-ons, which include a...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.30.14

  20. The World's First Ergonomic Ice Cream Scoop?
    Product Reviews

    The World's First Ergonomic Ice Cream Scoop?

    The ice cream scoop's basic features haven't changed much in over a century. It's design is so taken for granted, in fact, that it literally took a rocket scientist to improve upon it. Michael Chou...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.29.14

  21. Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Design Seeker
    Gift Guides

    Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Design Seeker

    This holiday season, the Dwell Store has assembled a series of gift guides to help find something for everyone on your list. This assortment of design gifts includes thoughtfully designed personal...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    10.27.14

  22. Concrete Hotel in Puerto Rico Plays with Light and Shadow
    Hotels

    Concrete Hotel in Puerto Rico Plays with Light and Shadow

    El Blok, a 22-room hotel in Vieques, Puerto Rico, strikes a unique profile—its meandering shape features numerous cut-outs that let light in, casting playful shadows. The LEED Gold-certified...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.27.14

  23. Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana
    A Great Idea

    Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana

    A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  24. 5 Must-Read Books On Color
    Books

    5 Must-Read Books On Color

    New releases on the wonderful world of color—or a palate-cleansing lack thereof.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    10.25.14

  25. Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight
    A Great Idea

    Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight

    The striking midcentury homes of Palm Springs are well-documented in photographs, books, and films. But simply by capturing the houses at night, Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford casts...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.24.14

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