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  1. Dwell Guide to Los Angeles Design
    City Guide

    Dwell Guide to Los Angeles Design

    Dwell—which maintains two primary offices in San Francisco and New York—considers Los Angeles, host to our annual Dwell on Design show, as its third home. In homage, we've put together a local...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.20.14

  2. Alvar Aalto's Artistic Bent at the Vitra Design Museum
    Event Spotlight

    Alvar Aalto's Artistic Bent at the Vitra Design Museum

    A new Vitra Design Museum exhibit re-examines Finnish designer Alvar Aalto's influences and creations.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.20.14

  3. Stainless Steel Teapot Gives Fancy Coffee a Run for its Money
    Product

    Stainless Steel Teapot Gives Fancy Coffee a Run for its Money

    Joey Roth, the designer behind Dwell's favorite ceramic speakers, spent four years designing the perfect teapot. How does it hold up?

    written by: Alexander George
    10.20.14

  4. Travel Pick: The Dean Hotel in Providence
    Hotels

    Travel Pick: The Dean Hotel in Providence

    In Providence, Rhode Island, Ari Heckman and his design firm ASH NYC transform a century-old structure with a storied past into a boutique hotel that pays homage to its roots. With affordable rates...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.20.14

  5. The New Language of Latin American Design
    We Recommend

    The New Language of Latin American Design

    An exhibition showcases the experimental edge of the region's design culture.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.20.14

  6. Amazing Modern Backyard Office
    Post

    Amazing Modern Backyard Office

    When it comes to DIY ingenuity, we applaud Scott Dorman of Marietta, Georgia, for designing, overseeing, and erecting a modern office/shed that makes a striking addition to his backyard. Click...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.03.13

  7. Minimal Home Recreates Nature in the Heart of Amsterdam
    Houses We Love

    Minimal Home Recreates Nature in the Heart of Amsterdam

    Amsterdam’s de Pijp neighborhood, which means “the pipe,” gets its name from the low, narrow homes that dot the area. When architect Jaspar Jansen and his colleagues at i29 Interior Architects were...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.23.14

  8. 10 Modern Cat Shelters
    A Great Idea

    10 Modern Cat Shelters

    In Los Angeles, a fundraiser celebrates modern architecture for felines.

    written by: William Lamb
    09.19.14

  9. How to Optimize Acoustics at Home
    How To

    How to Optimize Acoustics at Home

    You've shelled out for a top-of-the line sound system or sleek, modern speakers, but are you getting the best listening experience at home? If you haven't thought about how your furnishings affect...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.23.14

  10. The Power of Paint
    Profiles

    The Power of Paint

    Students are redesigning their environment under the guidance of Publicolor, a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.26.09

  11. Ceramics Artist to Know: Matthias Kaiser
    Profiles

    Ceramics Artist to Know: Matthias Kaiser

    Vienna-based potter Matthias Kaiser blends Japanese ceramics technique with quirky modernism.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.23.14

  12. 101 Bathrooms: Wood
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Wood

    Wood has been used for centuries to submerge bathing beauties, but most people still think of it only for cabinets, furniture, and floors. A new outpouring of innovative wood-based design, from...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  13. 10 Modern Salt and Pepper Shakers
    Post

    10 Modern Salt and Pepper Shakers

    The first thing a good chef will tell you is to season, season, season. If we're going to season, why not look good doing it? We've put together a list of our current favorite products for shaking,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    03.19.13

  14. Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana
    A Great Idea

    Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana

    A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  15. Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine
    A Great Idea

    Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine

    A mixed-use development transforms a site where the stone that built Bath was unearthed.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.28.14

  16. San Francisco Design Goes Superlocal with Heath’s 8 Favorite Makers
    Event Spotlight

    San Francisco Design Goes Superlocal with Heath’s 8 Favorite Makers

    Heath Ceramics is hosting "Under One Roof," an exhibition showcasing the diverse array of makers who have studios at its San Francisco outpost. Bet you didn't know that the ceramics factory is also...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.28.14

  17. This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think
    A Great Idea

    This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think

    A motivated group of young architects is working toward constructing a massive floating pool for the New York City public.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.29.14

  18. All About Japanese Soaking Tubs
    Post

    All About Japanese Soaking Tubs

    For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became popular indoors, too. Relaxing in steaming neck-high water marks the end of...

    written by: Silvia Cavallini
    02.05.13

  19. Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Jet Setter
    Gift Guides

    Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Jet Setter

    This collection of gifts for the jet-setter from the Dwell Store will give you an early start to gift-buying. From busy work travelers to weekend adventurers, all of the jet setters on your list...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    10.29.14

  20. Nature-Influenced Bathroom Fixtures
    Product Reviews

    Nature-Influenced Bathroom Fixtures

    Sinewy lines and subtle contours abound in organic bathroom fixtures—plus, three engineered materials that are increasingly indistinguishable from their natural counterparts.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.01.14

  21. Roman and Williams Bring the Badlands to New York City Restaurant Scene
    Interviews

    Roman and Williams Bring the Badlands to New York City Restaurant Scene

    The duo behind renowned New York City studio Roman and Williams give Dwell a first look at the interior they designed for Upland, a new restaurant from Chef Justin Smillie and acclaimed...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.30.14

  22. Cheap and Clean Hanging Storage Tactic: Pegboard
    A Great Idea

    Cheap and Clean Hanging Storage Tactic: Pegboard

    Pegboards are the Pinterest-proved interior organization tool du jour: cheap, easy to mount, and far more interesting than a plain white wall. Here are six ways to work with pegboard.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.31.14

  23. Glass Prefab Cabin is Ultimate Outdoor Getaway
    Houses We Love

    Glass Prefab Cabin is Ultimate Outdoor Getaway

    Glass walls and a slide-away wall connect this rural escape with the outdoors.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.02.14

  24. Emerging Designers Dream Up Solutions for the 21st-Century Office
    Product

    Emerging Designers Dream Up Solutions for the 21st-Century Office

    A design competition organized by Unbranded Design and Herman Miller solicits new concepts for today's changing office.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.01.14

  25. 6 Smart Attractive Ways to Store Your Bike Indoors
    We Recommend

    6 Smart Attractive Ways to Store Your Bike Indoors

    Keeping your bike outside leaves it prone to theft, even if you lock it up. And if you live in a smaller space, without giant closets, a garage or a basement, then you'll need to keep your bike...

    written by: Alexandra Chang
    08.29.13

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