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2012

Designers at Home

Modern homes in Dwell July/August magazine
Sharing Stories of Houses That Were Worth the Wait
July/August 2012,
Vol. 12
Issue 08.
A century of design products by women

Designing Women

Blazing a trail through the canon of design, these 25 artisans worked to make some of the modern era’s most recognizable furniture, lighting, and objects.
girl talk essay on modern toys

Girl Talk

The world’s most popular doll, dressed in architect’s garb: friend or foe to a profession already suffering from a pronounced gender gap?
Modern home interior with pink and yellow walls

Colorful Remodel in Los Angeles

How a highly productive collaboration among a trio of creative Angelenas—and a good dose of Barragán—turned a dark and beleaguered mid-century house into a family home for the…
modern CNC-milled desk in London home

Hidden in Plain View

A digitally fabricated design in London boasts secret compartments for coralling the trappings of a modern workspace.
Massachusetts house of Toshiko Mori with modern wood and steel facade

Modern Martha's Vineyard Retreat

A Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by Harvard professor and practicing architect Toshiko Mori.
modern jewelry designer margaret de patta

Modernist Jewelry by Margaret De Patta

Under the tutelage of a Bauhaus master, Margaret De Patta trailblazed the American studio jewelry movement with wearable art.
Modern house in Los Angeles with corrugated metal facade

131-Day House

Architect Jayna Cooper had never designed a house before, much less played general contractor, when she broke ground on her new home in the middle of Los Angeles in 2009.
Modern living space with sheep's wool hanging and antique furniture

Rural Home on a Holland Harbor

Inspired by her natural surroundings, a Dutch felt artist intuitively crafts a home on a northern Holland harbor.
Modern colorful living room with Philippe Xerri chairs and Tunisian rug

Rug Designer Nani Marquina's Serene Home in Ibiza

In a quiet corner of the famed Spanish party island, rug designer Nani Marquina and photographer Albert Font have carved out a serene, site-sensitive home.
Rossana Orlandi portrait by Leslie Williamson

Rossana Orlandi

During Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, there is one person that everyone watches: Rossana.
modern bedding in navy and white

3 Bedroom Styling Ideas and Resources

If your boudoir’s design lacks luster, a set of bedding can spiff things up in a cinch. Selected with comfort and style in mind, our medley of shams, duvets, and blankets will keep…
Quite Strong design collective in Chicago, Illinois

Strength in Numbers

Touting a model of collaborative creativity, five young Chicagoans share talent and resources to promote the work of female designers.
Women of Influence portrait squares

Women of Influence

We identify a cross-section of designers hard at work in every corner of society, from a Taiwanese graphic designer working in the New York headquarters of Pentagram, to the first female…
Yehia Abdelnour and Monique Bresson of 33 Rue Majorelle

Marrakech Expressed

33 Rue Majorelle, a new concept store specializing in housewares and clothes in Marrakech, Morocco, is pushing the nation’s centuries-old design traditions firmly into the 21st century.
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