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  1. Chef's Table
    House Tours

    Chef's Table

    When these full-time foodies renovated their Chicago condo, getting the kitchen right meant finding the right kitchen island. Editor-in-chief Sam Grawe invites himself over to sample the fruits of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    02.03.10

  2. D House Kitchen Renovation
    Food

    D House Kitchen Renovation

    In 2009, just as architectural designer Chris Greenawalt and his wife, Danielle, completed remodeling their Seattle home, Danielle received word that she was heading to Boston for her job as a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.09.10

  3. Chicken Chapel
    Outdoor

    Chicken Chapel

    Architect Keith Moskow grew up doing grunt construction work. His dad was a builder and after his first year of college, he helped build their family's summer home. "I was doing lowly work,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.20.11

  4. Coffee Break: San Francisco's Coffee Bar
    Food

    Coffee Break: San Francisco's Coffee Bar

    When you walk into the Financial District's newest third-wave coffee hot spot, Coffee Bar, it may seem like you're waiting under the arch of a proscenium rather than in line for a piping hot latte....

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Bruce Damonte
    01.11.12

  5. Touring Toronto, Part 1
    Travel Reports

    Touring Toronto, Part 1

    Last week I headed north (and quite a ways east) to one of my favorite cities: Toronto. I spend a fair share of my childhood in Toronto visiting family, and I later lived near the Annex...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.16.11

  6. Seattle, Part One
    Travel Reports

    Seattle, Part One

    Seattle did nothing to cast away its stereotype as the country's wettest city earlier this week. I traveled north from our Dwell headquarters in San Francisco to visit a house that will be featured...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.27.10

  7. Gusto: A Guide to Restaurant Design
    Food

    Gusto: A Guide to Restaurant Design

    Just as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, "the essence of restaurant design cannot be found in any one element but in the unity of all ingredients working together to create a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.21.10

  8. Seattle, Part Two
    Travel Reports

    Seattle, Part Two

    Earlier this week, I headed to Seattle to report a story for an upcoming issue and to run around town to find the best food, furnishings, and other local favorites. Part one of my trip was...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.28.10

  9. Beer: The Designs of Drinking
    Books

    Beer: The Designs of Drinking

    Wine labels have recently received acclaim for their more astute designs so its high time beer branders were awarded the same salute. A new coffee table-topper from Chronicle Books, Beer: A Genuine...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.20.11

  10. Beer Craft: A Guide to Homebrew
    Books

    Beer Craft: A Guide to Homebrew

    William Bostwick and Jessi Rymill's new book Beer Craft: A Simple Guide to Making Great Beer is like Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything—just for homebrew hobbyists. In the book, the writer...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.19.11

  11. New from OXO
    Product

    New from OXO

    OXO has always been one of our favorite product companies: it has been at the forefront of universal design and seamlessly integrates function into the form of all its products. Here we spotlight...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.30.11

  12. Kitchens We Love: Color
    Rooms We Love

    Kitchens We Love: Color

    Following our kitchen roundups shouting the joy of wood and celebrating the calm of all-white, here are eight home kitchens that dip into bright color.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.23.14

  13. Search and Display
    Finishing Touch

    Search and Display

    Every collection has to start somewhere, and for Lisa Congdon, it began with a dish. Nearly ten years ago, the San Francisco–based artist (and co-owner of local design shop Rare Device)...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jen Siska
    02.02.10

  14. Coffee Break: Toby's Estate
    Food

    Coffee Break: Toby's Estate

    Under-caffeinated Brooklynites have a new destination in Toby's Estate coffee, an Australian cafe import that opened in January. The company has been around since 1998 but for their first U.S....

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.05.12

  15. Salvaged Jungle Kitchen
    Food

    Salvaged Jungle Kitchen

    In the jungles of Maui, artist and builder Tom Sewell has built his own oasis. Using discarded materials from the Hawaiian island's sugar mills, he's created his own home and outbuildings as well...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.06.10

  16. Coffee Break: Stockholm's Cafe Foam
    Food

    Coffee Break: Stockholm's Cafe Foam

    Located in the Östermalm neighborhood of Stockholm, Cafe Foam channels "Spanish temperament with Scandinavian cool," according to its designers, local firm Note. Indeed, the interior features...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.28.12

  17. 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Ladies
    Gift Guides

    2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Ladies

    With her myriad interests and discerning taste, it can be hard to shop for the lovely lady in your life. Whether you need the perfect present for your mother, sister, significant other, or yourself...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.20.13

  18. Farmstead Restaurant
    Food

    Farmstead Restaurant

    In 2009, Ted Hall was producing his own certified-organic wine, growing olives that he turned into extra-virgin olive oil, raising cattle for grass-fed beef, and harvesting heirloom fruits and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Kristen Loken
    08.17.10

  19. Mexico City: Day 3
    Travel Reports

    Mexico City: Day 3

    My third day of Mexico City design tourism was one fraught with camera woes. Not only did many of the photos I took on my daylong wander not come through a vexing download (goodbye morning...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.01.10

  20. Poncelet Cheese Bar
    Food

    Poncelet Cheese Bar

    Travelers who take their design as seriously as their food may well have a new stop to make when they swing through Spain: the new Poncelet Cheese Bar in Madrid. The multidisciplinary firm Gabriel...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.17.11

  21. Tuscan Winery by Renzo Piano
    Travel Reports

    Tuscan Winery by Renzo Piano

    Nestled into the Tuscan landscape, in the municipality of Gavorrano in the heart of Maremma, sits a modern winery called Rocca di Frassinello. Designed by Renzo Piano, the brilliant red structure...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    04.21.10

  22. Plow Restaurant: Local Dishes, Design
    Food

    Plow Restaurant: Local Dishes, Design

    In San Francisco, local food rules. Before seasoned chefs Joel Bleskacek and Maxine Siu opened the doors of their new Potrero Hill restaurant Plow last month, they did more than just source...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    10.07.10

  23. Three Days in Austin, Texas
    Travel Reports

    Three Days in Austin, Texas

    Last week I flew down to Austin, Texas, to report two stories for our upcoming modern-across-America-themed issue (stay tuned!). I met with several architects, enjoyed coffee at the home of a soon...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.10.11

  24. Coffee Break: Albany's Local 123
    Food

    Coffee Break: Albany's Local 123

    San Francisco has its fair share of third-wave coffee so we jumped at the chance to visit one of the East Bay's newest offerings. On a pleasantly sleepy stretch of Solano Avenue, Berkeley-based...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    07.18.12

  25. The Corner Store, San Francisco
    Food

    The Corner Store, San Francisco

    Tiring of the Prohibition-era style pervasive in San Francisco's bars and restaurants, the owners and design team behind recently opened The Corner Store opted to channel "something more in tune...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.16.12

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