The Dwell team sees scads of exhibits, pop-ups, and installations on our journeys both physical and digital, every week, from all over the globe. We're inspired by the power of such creative displays to surprise, create wonder, and sometimes simply amuse. Here are a few recent favorite installations. Look for more of our finds soon!
A wide expanse of glass is a classic hallmark of modern architecture, and with good reason: Walls and windows that blur the boundaries of indoor and outdoor spaces by employing glass create feelings of freedom and lightness, connect us to nature, and capture breathtaking views. To that end, we've pulled together a selection of stunning homes that are defined as much by the views their designs afford as the architectural elements themselves.
Nespresso has unveiled a sleek new flagship - its first boutique on the West Coast - in San Francisco. Dwell was on the scene at the launch party to take a peek inside the gleaming two-story boutique on Union Square.
PrintCollection.com, an online purveyor of both original and historic reproduction prints and photographs, recently commissioned the State of America graphic print series by artist Julian Montague. The collection of official various symbols of the 50 United States is both weird and wonderful: There are the usual suspects one might expect (leaves, amphibia, fruits, birds, still more fruits, still more birds), but then there are a wasp, potato, shark teeth, and a trilobite, too. (That last would be Pennsylvania's.) And who knew Connecticut goes in for the mantis, while Iowa favors a catfish? Click through to see a selection of these bright, modern prints.
A holding cell for clutter, a landing pad for laundry. Why is the bedroom so often an afterthought? Nowhere is modernism a more welcome aesthetic antidote than in the bedroom, where a dose of thoughtful design can mean the difference between slapdash and sanctuary. In this slideshow, we showcase a multitude of beautiful bedrooms that accomplish just that.
During Art Basel/Design Miami this week, visitors to the Cassina Showroom were able to see - for the first time in the U.S. - a replica of the interior of Le Corbusier's 1952 Le Cabanon (Cassina has held exclusive rights to reproduce Corbu's work since 1965). A revolution at the time, Le Cabanon promoted simplistic, functional modernism over self-interested ornament in architecture.
Dwell's popular Home Tours included a Breezehouse by Blu Homes in Healdsburg as a bonus tour during this spring's Marin Home Tours. With our annual Prefab issue now out on newsstands, we paid a visit so that online readers could get a closer look and learn more about the prefab home's innovative design from its owner, designer Jo Cooper, as well as Blu Homes West Coast project manager, Jeff Morter. Enjoy our slideshow, and be sure to sign up for upcoming Dwell Home Tours near you!