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  1. Making Sense of the City
    House Tours

    Making Sense of the City

    The Mariscal residence in downtown San Diego is just one surprise in a city rarely associated with innovative urban structures.  

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Randi Berez
    07.20.09

  2. Onstage at Dwell on Design 2014, Day Three
    Dwell on Design

    Onstage at Dwell on Design 2014, Day Three

    On the last day of Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, onstage talks will spotlight renowned mid-century architects, question knockoffs, and offer design strategies for neurological challenges. Click...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.22.14

  3. Minimalist Bachelor Pad in Brisbane
    My House

    Minimalist Bachelor Pad in Brisbane

    Londoner Dave Clayden has gradually adjusted to life in the subtropics, where, as he puts it, “toweling yourself down after a shower is enough to make you start sweating again.” He no longer...

    written by: Karen Pakula
    photos by: Richard Powers
    01.15.09

  4. Geometric Housing Complex in Jerusalem
    In The Modern World

    Geometric Housing Complex in Jerusalem

    Architect Zvi Hecker explores geometric forms in three-dimensional structures, or “polyhedric architecture.”

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.17.13

  5. Dwell on Design 2014 Award Winners
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design 2014 Award Winners

    The Dwell on Design Awards recognize outstanding exhibitors and booths across the show floor. Click through the slideshow for highlights from the ceremony.

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.21.14

  6. It's Musical in the Modern World
    House Tours

    It's Musical in the Modern World

    Dwell has been exploring how acoustics factor into architecture, most recently in contributor William Hamilton's essay "The World of Sound" and in the forthcoming May issue on Steven Holl's Daeyang...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.29.13

  7. 5 Clever Designs for the Home Office
    Product Reviews

    5 Clever Designs for the Home Office

    Working remotely has its benefits (easy kitchen access, for one), but it doesn’t mean your workstation should be any less serious.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.11.14

  8. 8 Exhibits to See Over the Holidays
    Event Spotlight

    8 Exhibits to See Over the Holidays

    With a few days off and some time to travel, now is your chance to catch new shows as well as the tail ends of the exhibitions you've been meaning to make it to. We've rounded up 8 must-see...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.22.10

  9. The Chatwal Hotel
    Hotels

    The Chatwal Hotel

    The prevailing approach to landmark preservation in New York tends to be either/or—i.e., if it’s not worthy of embalming, knock it down—which has deprived the city of many fine...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    12.02.10

  10. 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

  11. Toronto's Tetris Inspired Home
    Post

    Toronto's Tetris Inspired Home

    We have all played the game “Tetris” at least once in our lives. We were mesmerized by the magic of geometry and rewarded by our efficiency. For rzlbd Tetris is not just a game of block arrangement...

    written by: Lailee Soleimani
    photos by: borXu Design
    10.08.13

  12. Studio Shed: An Easy Backyard Storage Solution
    Green

    Studio Shed: An Easy Backyard Storage Solution

    In tandem with our upcoming April outdoor issue, take inspiration from Studio Shed, a sustainable company that makes quick-to-assemble backyard buildings.

    03.06.14

  13. Ocean-Inspired Porcelain Designs by Maria Moyer
    Product Reviews

    Ocean-Inspired Porcelain Designs by Maria Moyer

    In essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection, profoundness in nature and valuing authenticity above all else. This description could accurately be used to...

    written by: Johanna Björk
    05.16.13

  14. Democratic Design: The Work of Le Van Bo
    Post

    Democratic Design: The Work of Le Van Bo

    Van Bo Le-Mentzel arrived on the shores of Germany as a young refugee from Laos. He was fascinated by Spiderman and dreamed of the day when he could help the helpless. Today, he still prefers to...

    written by: Caia Hagel
    08.17.12

  15. Get This Room: Playful Hollywood Dining Area
    Post

    Get This Room: Playful Hollywood Dining Area

    Glee star Jayma Mays and actor Adam Campbell had to start from scratch when filling their Los Feliz abode, which was renovated by architect Mike Jacobs, with furniture. Their successful blend of...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Floto + Warner
    06.06.13

  16. 7 Carefully Curated Interiors
    Houses We Love

    7 Carefully Curated Interiors

    Aesthetically pleasing and fruitful, these 7 interiors have been thoughtfully pieced to perfection.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.14.13

  17. Airbnb Comes Home Preview
    Dwell on Design

    Airbnb Comes Home Preview

    One of the most exciting companies to enter the domestic sphere in the last five years is Airbnb. Transforming homes into short-term rentals, Airbnb has reimagined how we use our houses, and where...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.16.13

  18. 10 Modern Gables
    Post

    10 Modern Gables

    You'll never tear us away from the flat-roof modernism so prevalent in Dwell's pages over the last 12 years; nor would we try to eschew touting the glory of mid-century housing typologies. That...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.15.13

  19. Take a Seat: 8 Dashing Modern Chairs
    Product Reviews

    Take a Seat: 8 Dashing Modern Chairs

    Whether a sculptural noir Philippe Starck or bright-hued minimalist number suits your fancy, there's a dashing modern chair for everyone inside.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    09.18.13

  20. Fine Dine-ing
    My House

    Fine Dine-ing

    Interior and furniture designer Nick Dine—son of pop artist Jim Dine—has a love-hate relationship with his 2,000-square-foot Hudson Square condo loft. A long rectangle, it was born a...

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Jeremy Liebman
    08.03.10

  21. Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids
    Outdoor

    Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids

    At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.24.14

  22. 7 Quilts for Modern Bedrooms
    Post

    7 Quilts for Modern Bedrooms

    From simple geometrics to a riot of patterns, this folkcraft is easily adapted to a modern aesthetic.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.17.14

  23. Designer Profile: Kate Koeppel
    Profiles

    Designer Profile: Kate Koeppel

    San Francisco–based designer Kate Koeppel makes record dividers for the hyper-organized audiophile.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.21.14

  24. Super Sydney: 5 Modern Houses Down Under
    Post

    Super Sydney: 5 Modern Houses Down Under

    Skip the Sydney Opera House and click through these five amazing abodes in Australia's biggest city.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.20.13

  25. How to Design with Hexagon Patterns
    A Great Idea

    How to Design with Hexagon Patterns

    The hexagon has been long favored in design, most often implemented in tile. Here are examples from our design archives, plus our favorite products that celebrate the motif.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.03.13

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