6 Beautifully Designed Retail Stores
- We recently got the chance to pop into the new Aesop shop in San Francisco, a charming little boutique that opened December 20th.
- Indulge in a bit of retail therapy via our gathering of five must-visit modern design shops around the world.
- Situated on Rue Perrée in the historic district of Le Marais lies the newly opened concept store, The Broken Arm.
- An experiential alternative to staid brick-and-mortar stores, pop-up shops are like the food trucks of retail—nimble, creative, and fleeting. Pioneered by L.A.
- For the holiday season, we've collected a handful of gifts tailored for the discerning and dapper gent: caps to block out the cold of winter, architect-designed cufflinks, and more.
- This week, the Dwell office was abuzz with saxophone playing KJs, Star Trek the Next Generation, vintage design finds, babies who confused magazines with iPads, and the new Tom Waits record.
On September 17th and 18th in San Francisco, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) will host What’s Out There Weekend San Francisco, providing residents and visitors an opportunity to discover and explore twenty‐five free, publicly accessible sites in the Bay Area. The theme of the event is “Mostly Modern,” as most of the sites are Modernist. San Francisco and the Bay Area have the broadest and most diverse Modernist landscape legacy in the country—places people pass by on a daily basis, but do we know their background stories?
Expert guides will provide free tours of San Francisco parks, plazas, and gardens designed by some of America’s greatest landscape architects including Lawrence Halprin, Ted Osmundson, Robert Royston, and others. A companion What’s Out There Weekend San Francisco Web site features downloadable information about all the locations and a schedule of tours. The weekend is an extension of the What’s Out There database of America’s designed landscapes.
- After taking on San Francisco City Hall, architect Jane Martin helped spawn a movement that has rendered the city’s sidewalks more hospitable to birds, bees, butterflies—and even to Homo…