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  1. 'Design through the Ages' Kicks off City Modern
    Event Spotlight

    'Design through the Ages' Kicks off City Modern

    City Modern—Dwell and New York Magazine's collaborative week-long collection of talks, studio and home tours showcasing New York architecture and design—began Monday evening with the...

    written by: Sara Dierck
    photos by: Sara Dierck
    10.02.12

  2. 'Feast in the House of Simon' Series
    Product

    'Feast in the House of Simon' Series

    With its powder-coated frame, subtly beveled top, bright hues, and no-frills minimalist feel, the Feast in the House of Simon table is firmly planted in the present day. It might surprise you to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.17.12

  3. 'Souped Up' Green Architecture
    Travel Reports

    'Souped Up' Green Architecture

    In a new exhibition at A+D Los Angeles, five architects—who at one time or another have worked at Jones, Partners: Architecture (J,P:A)—each created architectural propositions that use ...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    02.15.11

  4. 'Tis the Season: Red and Green Home Design
    Design 101

    'Tis the Season: Red and Green Home Design

    We certainly wouldn't recommend decorating in red and green together all year long but at this time of year it's fun to think about. Here we've gathered some great examples of homes that...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.10.13

  5. 'West Coast Modern' by Zahid Sardar
    Books

    'West Coast Modern' by Zahid Sardar

    Frequent Dwell contributor Zahid Sardar has two new books out that would be welcome additions to any architecture or industrial-design library: West Coast Modern published by Gibbs Smith and 100...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.29.13

  6. 'Woodstock Trees' by Sebastian Mariscal
    A Great Idea

    'Woodstock Trees' by Sebastian Mariscal

    We here at Dwell are big fans of Sebastian Mariscal's work; we've featured his projects in the magazine several times over the years (see here and here) and have an amazing house he designed in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.04.11

  7. "Born to Rewild" with Landscape Designer Margie Ruddick
    Interviews

    "Born to Rewild" with Landscape Designer Margie Ruddick

    We're thrilled to welcome Margie Ruddick, this year's winner of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture, to Dwell on Design. In a panel on "rewilding" our cities, Ruddick...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.21.13

  8. "Crossing the Line" by Tanya Aguiñiga
    Event Spotlight

    "Crossing the Line" by Tanya Aguiñiga

    When Los Angeles-based furniture and textile designer/maker Tanya Aguiñiga was approached by the Craft and Folk Art Museum to create an exhibition of her work, the artist had an off-the-wall...

    written by: Stephanie Orma
    01.28.11

  9. "Fare" Trade Furniture
    Event Spotlight

    "Fare" Trade Furniture

    As Andy Freeberg perused Chelsea's galleries he noticed an interesting phenomenon: at some of the most prominent galleries, the only human presence was a person's head poking from the top of an...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Andy Freeberg
    09.12.10

  10. "Iron Me On" Fabric Transfers

    "Iron Me On" Fabric Transfers

    Whether you want to liven up a plain t-shirt or add some pep to a pillowcase, these very cool fabric transfers will do the trick. Brooklyn-based illustrator Mike Perry has put together a set of 50...

    $12.95

  11. "Living in a Modern Way" at LACMA
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    "Living in a Modern Way" at LACMA

    For their part in the citywide "Pacific Standard Time" exhibition, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has just opened “California Design 1930–1965: Living in a...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.06.11

  12. "N" Is for Nice
    Profiles

    "N" Is for Nice

    Sometimes all the numbers don't add up, but at least they can look cool. Studio 5 takes graphic design into the classroom and the kids are better than all right.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Douglas Adesko
    07.24.09

  13. "Postmodernism" at the V&A Museum
    Event Spotlight

    "Postmodernism" at the V&A Museum

    "Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990," on view at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum through January 15th 2012, is the first major exhibition to take a long, hard look...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    10.17.11

  14. "Sustainism": the New Modernism?
    Books

    "Sustainism": the New Modernism?

    Honestly, when the book Sustainism is the New Modernism: A Cultural Manifesto for the Sustainist Era (D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers, New York) first crossed my desk, I wasn't sure how to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.04.11

  15. "The Printed Picture": Lee Friedlander's Documentary Photographs
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    "The Printed Picture": Lee Friedlander's Documentary Photographs

    An exhibition explores the American photographer's preference for showcasing his work in books.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.18.14

  16. "What's Next?" Competition
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    "What's Next?" Competition

    It's a new year and if you're newly energized to enter some design competitions, you now have an extension to get in on the newest one from Social Designer. The "What's Next?" competition...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.09.10

  17. 005 Collection

    005 Collection

    A light-emitting acrylic tube contains 180 LEDs, which mimic old-school fluorescent bulbs with less eye strain and better energy efficiency.  

  18. 01 Woodblocks
    How To

    01 Woodblocks

    Woods’s prints begin as marker drawings on acetate. “We have a set of patterns that have been reduced from wood grain,” he says, “and we use them as a library, and change them around. So it really...

    01.01.09

  19. 01SJ Biennial: Build Your Own World
    Travel Reports

    01SJ Biennial: Build Your Own World

    This past weekend marked the third 01SJ Biennial, held in San Jose, California. "The Silicon Valley is such a capitol of innovation, technology, and people thinking creatively that we wanted...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.22.10

  20. 02 Plywood
    How To

    02 Plywood

    Wrong based his designs on DIY plywood-furniture patterns from postwar Britain. “It’s a very simple message of construction using plywood and turned timber legs,” he explains.“ They’re like...

    01.01.09

  21. 03 Prints
    How To

    03 Prints

    Before the furniture is assembled, each piece is painted jet-black and printed with the CNC-cut MDF woodblocks, which Wrong calls “crude but very effective.” Enamel paint in various shades is...

    01.01.09

  22. 10 Bedroom Design Ideas
    Rooms We Love

    10 Bedroom Design Ideas

    It's tempting to place the most design attention on the public spaces in your home, but these bedrooms show the power of a great sleeping space.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.20.14

  23. 10 Benches

    10 Benches

    April showers have brought May flowers and now is the ideal time to retreat to the outdoors and idle away spring's sunny afternoons. We've rounded up ten of our favorite benches that form the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.10

  24. 10 Clever Office Designs
    Product Reviews

    10 Clever Office Designs

    The new workplace acts more like a living room than a holding pen for corporate drones.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.12.14

  25. 10 clever storage ideas for the bathroom
    A Great Idea

    10 clever storage ideas for the bathroom

    Flummoxed by the ever-present need for storage in the bathroom? Here are 10 ways to stash all your bath supplies in a modern way.

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.07.14

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