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  1. A Memphis Landmark Finds New Rhythm
    Renovation

    A Memphis Landmark Finds New Rhythm

    The storied residence of blues musician John Len Chatman—aka Memphis Slim—kicks off its next chapter as a creative hub.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ken West
    06.24.14

  2. 10 Inspirations for Beating the Heat
    Post

    10 Inspirations for Beating the Heat

    With the weather creeping towards record highs here in the Bay Area, we turn our minds to everything cool. From pools to ice cream to architecture designed to enjoy the breeze, we'll take anything...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    05.01.13

  3. Shop the Dwell Store's Dwell on Design Pop-Up
    Product

    Shop the Dwell Store's Dwell on Design Pop-Up

    For the first time since launching online in November 2013, the Dwell Store had a physical presence at Dwell on Design Los Angeles from June 20–22, 2014. The curated collection of products included...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    06.25.14

  4. Denver's Energy Efficient Home
    Green

    Denver's Energy Efficient Home

    John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers. As the Colorado and New Mexico territory manager for Burton Snowboards, John depends on winter precipitation for his business, not to mention for family...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.26.11

  5. 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

  6. Coffee Break: Sightglass 20th Street, San Francisco
    Post

    Coffee Break: Sightglass 20th Street, San Francisco

    Sightglass Coffee's 20th street outpost is an archetypal San Francisco cafe—a space built to reflect the same values as the coffee sold within. The interior, masterminded by local firm Boor Bridges...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    04.04.14

  7. Fall Design Trend: Warm Woods
    We Recommend

    Fall Design Trend: Warm Woods

    One Fall design trend that we are really loving this season is warm wood tones. Whether in the building material, the furniture, or accessories you choose, this Fall is all about those rich...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.10.13

  8. 8 Modern Mountainside Homes
    Houses We Love

    8 Modern Mountainside Homes

    Nothing beats a splendid view of a majestic mountaintop, and there’s no better venue from which to enjoy the vista than a modern house. Here are 8 homes from our pages that celebrate mountain...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.19.13

  9. Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban
    Interviews

    Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban

    The Japanese architect—and winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize—is working with Muji on a new endeavor: using furniture as a module for prefabricated houses.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    01.19.14

  10. How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes
    A Great Idea

    How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes

    The front door is a sure sign of a successful journey home, and as these houses prove, modern architecture can be just as homey and inviting as its traditional counterparts.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.27.14

  11. Shopping Mass Modern Auction at Wright
    Product

    Shopping Mass Modern Auction at Wright

    Chicago-based auction house Wright is well-regarded for its 20th-century furniture sales—and for discoveries of underrated modern craft. We've rounded up our top ten picks from the 2014 Mass Modern...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.25.14

  12. A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape
    Outdoor

    A Design-Minded Solution to a Narrow Landscape

    With aptly applied angular concrete details and ornamental plantings, landscape architect Terence Lee transforms his slender Northern California backyard.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.03.14

  13. Parsing Paris
    City Guide

    Parsing Paris

    Critics call Paris a "living museum." If so, designer Erwan Bouroullec curates a must-see list from a compelling collection.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.26.09

  14. 101 Bathrooms: Cultural Commod(e)ity
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Cultural Commod(e)ity

    In 1937, as the modern movement in Europe 
faced the stifling rise of fascism, the leftist French 
Union des Artistes Modernes hosted a pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair that presented, among...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    02.26.09

  15. Apples from Asphalt
    Outdoor

    Apples from Asphalt

    Mobile City Farmstead is bringing a little bit of the heartland into the big city, one vacant lot at a time.

    05.04.09

  16. 7 Live-Work Artist Residences
    Houses We Love

    7 Live-Work Artist Residences

    Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? Either way, when these artists merged their home and artistic lives, the results were stunning.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.25.14

  17. 5 Summer Toys for Kids
    Product

    5 Summer Toys for Kids

    Encourage well-designed outdoor playtime with these picks from the Dwell Store. Featuring multipurpose toys from Kid O, an Adirondack chair in a rainbow of colors, and an inspired kite, this...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    06.16.14

  18. Community Building
    House Tours

    Community Building

    Completed in 2004, the Belmont Street Lofts—with their crisscrossing pattern of wood, metal, and glass—have settled neatly into their neighborhood, offering a contemporary complement to the...

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: John Clark
    01.17.09

  19. World’s Fair Pavilion: Restoring the Tent of Tomorrow
    Superstructure

    World’s Fair Pavilion: Restoring the Tent of Tomorrow

    Matthew Silva’s documentary on New York's World's Fair Pavilion is focused on getting a forgotten modernist structure restored.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.31.14

  20. 9 Striking Modern White Facades
    Houses We Love

    9 Striking Modern White Facades

    If you’re the blaming type, you might fault Le Corbusier for making the white facade so utterly irresistible. Here are 9 that could cause you to rethink your shade when the next need for an...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.01.13

  21. Renovating to Maximize Light
    House Tours

    Renovating to Maximize Light

    Who doesn't want a little more light in their lives? In these eight projects we explore the power of illumination, from a modernist skylight in Harlem to concrete-clad funnels that mitigate the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.25.13

  22. Kitchen Products at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Kitchen Products at Dwell on Design

    From sleek ranges to high-tech faucets, a slew of modern kitchen products will be displayed at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, June 20-22. Click through the slideshow to preview the array.

    written by: Izzie Panasci
    06.10.14

  23. Kitchen & Bath at Dwell on Design 2012
    Dwell on Design

    Kitchen & Bath at Dwell on Design 2012

    In the Kitchen and Bath zone at Dwell on Design, exhibitors showed us new ways to think about cooking, baking, grilling, dining, bathing, and more. In the following slideshow, we share some of our...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.25.12

  24. Dwell on Design Awards 2013
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design Awards 2013

    On Friday, June 21, we presented our third-annual Dwell on Design Awards, in which we handed out custom-made awards designed by Dwell creative director Alejandro Chavetta and the San Francisco...

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.09.13

  25. KBIS 2011: Part 1
    Travel Reports

    KBIS 2011: Part 1

    This week, we headed to the annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (more commonly referred to as KBIS, pronouced "k-biz") in Las Vegas, Nevada, to check in with favorite manufacturers and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.29.11

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