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2010

Big Ideas for Small Spaces

Dwell May, 2010 cover
May 2010,
Vol. 10
Issue 05.

Extended Content

bornstein facade with cityscape

Knotty by Nature

In snowy Sweden, where pine planks and the democratic design incubator Ikea reign supreme, a local architect pays homage to his patrimony, making a small, slatty home feel like a rather big…
atelier opa interior unfolded bed empty

Hide and Sleep

With the classic Murphy bed as muse, Japanese architect Toshihiko Suzuki transformed a standard Airstream into a versatile small wonder.
echo chamber turin molina home living room

Echo Chamber

After architectural designers Louis Molina and Laurent Turin of Good Idea Studio revamped a tiny, dilapidated 1923 clapboard house in 2004, they moved their Los Angeles office into the ground level…
fleming adams home exterior

From Brown to Green

Toronto designers Peter Fleming and Debbie Adams found a polluted lot and a run-down building­—and saw fertile ground for a unique, eco-minded new home.
compression osullivan schollum home exterior

The Great Compression

In Auckland, New Zealand, architect Michael O’Sullivan and his partner Melissa Schollum braved a miniscule budget, withering looks from friends, and nasty nail-gun injuries to design and build…
sky ranch house exterior from waterway

Sky Small

Building a small home doesn’t equate to easy lifting.
atelieroi

Q & A with Patrick Reymond

Partnership is imperative for Swiss designer Patrick Reymond, 
who runs the design studio Atelier Oï with longtime collaborators Aurel Aebi and Armand Louis.
revival of the fittest interior portrait myers snyderman on couch

Revival of the Fittest

Located at the ever-shifting intersection of design, fine art, and craft, R 20th Century has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a small vintage boutique in Brooklyn over a decade ago.
karel martens profile

Dutch Master

Limitations—–even in choice of wardrobe—–fuel the creative fires of Dutch master Karel Martens.
Photograph by Laurie Frankel. Soft goods styling by Christina Watkinson.

10 Luxurious Linens

Sheets, duvets—heck, even an occasional sham.
textile, art

An Introduction to Modern Textiles

If the design world feels like an endless parade of products, then the gnashing maws of industrial production assuredly underpin it all.
shine and rise light sleeper duvet

Shine and Rise

The catalog of smart textiles for the future is teeming with cognitive intelligence—fabrics that serve as interactive surfaces or are embedded with sheets of tiny microprocessors, little solar…
tech styles hands holding sphere illustration

Tech Styles

Matilda McQuaid is the head of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s Textiles Department:
bolle venini interior workshop multiple work areas

Bolle

On Murano, an island near Venice, Italy, glass artisans go to work before dawn. Inside one workshop, the kilns have been howling all night, preparing colored glass for the day’s work.
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