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Made in the USA

October 2011,
Vol. 11
Issue 10
Dwell Oct11 Cover Web 1239x1600
American Design Makes a Comeback
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Vinyl Sliding

Jack White believes the best way to introduce a new generation to the allure of albums is to bring the music to them—–in the Rolling Record Store, a custom converted delivery truck.

Outdoor staricase of The Douglas House by Richard Meier

On the Waterfront

After purchasing a revered archetypal lake house designed by American architect Richard Meier, a retired couple launches into the home’s second renovation in 35 years.

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Modern NASA-Inspired Cricket Trailer

Part tent, part RV, the NASA-inspired Cricket Trailer is the go-to camper for the modern road tripper.

Charleston renovation kitchen interior with wood table and hanging light fixtures

Raise High the Roof Beams

Creative bartering and a healthy dose of sweat equity allowed a young Charleston couple to transform a derelict 19th-century structure into an inspired living space.

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Hometown Hero

Dow Chemical put Midland on the map, but architect and local scion Alden B. Dow made it the most modern town in Michigan.

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An Epic Plot

Architect Steve Bull designed a high-impact, low-maintenance home for a pair of intrepid clients in Alaska, but that was only the beginning of the adventure.

everett house

A Well-Grafted Home

Working creatively to meet strict preservation codes, architect Roberto de Leon affixes a modern annex onto a historic Louisville house.

The facade of the green-built Suttles and Shah residence.

A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin

Austin couple Anne Suttles and Sam Shah built a house to last their lifetime—and longer. Mixing new efficient systems with old upcycled materials, they keep it weird while keeping it green.

The facade of Flavor Paper wallpaper studio in Brookyn.

At the Printers

Brooklyn's Flavor Paper is hauling dowdy old wallpaper into the splashy 21st century, and you get to watch.

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An Introduction to Building Codes

Fuss all you like about sprinklers and guardrails, we need building codes. Here's how to get your architect to play along.

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Building Community

With a clean-lined new loft building designed by El Dorado Inc., a fleet of hip galleries, and a burgeoning creative class, Wichita is anything but plains.

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West Side Story

A comprehensive look at mid-century California design reveals a modern coming of age for the Golden State.

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Ski for All

In Hobe Sound, Florida, a home overlooking a custom-built water-ski circuit is hardly par for the course.

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Hot Houses

When Seattle’s fire stations needed an overhaul, the city selected local architects to give these ultimate live/work spaces a modern-minded update.

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The Seekers

Thanks to the Vintage Bazaar, a pop-up market started by locals Katherine Raz and Libby Alexander, the Windy City is brimming with prime design finds.

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Dwell Investigates 7 Eco-friendly Countertops

We used and abused seven eco-friendly countertops to investigate if they could stand the heat of Dwell’s kitchen.

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Slat Happy

Budget supplies become modern design gold in this Omaha home.

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