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  1. Designed for Play
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    Designed for Play

    Some of my earliest memories are of playgrounds: launching myself into a pit of plastic balls outside a fast-food restaurant in New York and whizzing down (and scratching my arm) on the horrifying...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.21.10

  2. Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY
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    Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY

    Our world is becoming more and more urban. Today, as Dwell contributor Mark Lamster reported for our June 2010 Megacities issue, more than 75 cities boast populations of more than 5 million. While...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.21.10

  3. Inside the Musee d'Orsay
    Travel Reports

    Inside the Musee d'Orsay

    Along the left bank of the Seine, the world's most famous museum of impressionistic art had a former life as an old, crumbling train station and hotel. Now, linking the chronological gap between...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.20.10

  4. Water Wise Finalists
    A Great Idea

    Water Wise Finalists

    We are very pleased to present this gallery dedicated to our talented top finalists in our Water Wise competition, sponsored by Kohler. All the creative solutions made for a very difficult decision...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.19.10

  5. Canada's Design Domestic
    Event Spotlight

    Canada's Design Domestic

    Design Domestic is a photo-based exhibit featuring nine Canadian designers and artists in their homes. Through the photos and objects presented, the exhibition captures glimpses of some of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.19.10

  6. Contemporary Nordic Town House
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    Contemporary Nordic Town House

    With their light, white house that owes equal debts to its Nordic surroundings and to the Japanese provenance of its architects, a pair of design-minded art lovers are boldly making their mark on...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    07.19.10

  7. The Barn and the Lantern
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    The Barn and the Lantern

    Edgar Lyall, a television writer, and Elizabeth Wise, a Lifetime network executive, bought a 1,000-square-foot 1941 prewar bungalow in Studio City, California, that they quickly grew very fond of,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Christa Mae
    07.19.10

  8. Land Use Survey at Jen Bekman Gallery
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    Land Use Survey at Jen Bekman Gallery

    Land Use Survey is a new show up at the gallery Jen Bekman in New York through August 15th. It's a group show that ranges across media that tries to understand how we use land in America, and it's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.10

  9. Do More with Your Door Dwell Finalists
    A Great Idea

    Do More with Your Door Dwell Finalists

    Hosting design competitions is one of our favorite things to do on dwell.com, and we are always overwhelmingly impressed by the rush of intelligent, inspirational, and thought-provoking ideas that...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.16.10

  10. New Topographics at the SFMoMA
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    New Topographics at the SFMoMA

    On Saturday, July 17, New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape opens at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit is a restaging of the 1975 show New Topographics, which...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.16.10

  11. Pieces from a Larger Puzzle
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    Pieces from a Larger Puzzle

    “Pieces from a Larger Puzzle,” an exhibition at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura—a 1950s building in Westwood designed by Robert Alexander, Richard Neutra’s partner—of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.14.10

  12. Hong Kong's Upper House Hotel
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    Hong Kong's Upper House Hotel

    In Hong Kong, we had the opportunity to check out the new Upper House hotel. Every bit of the hotel was designed by Andre Fu, the 35-year-old founder of the burgeoning Hong Kong firm AFSO—...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.14.10

  13. Avenue Road
    Travel Reports

    Avenue Road

    From the “Make Your Own Luck” desk: In June, the Toronto- and New York-based architects George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg opened the new furniture showroom-cum-gallery they designed for...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Chiun-Kai Shih
    07.13.10

  14. Villa La Roche
    Travel Reports

    Villa La Roche

    Nestled in a leafy alleyway in Paris's famous 16th arrondissement, Villa La Roche is a prime reflection of modernist architecture in France.  Built between 1923 and 1925 by Le Corbusier, it...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    07.13.10

  15. Works by Maira Kalman
    Profiles

    Works by Maira Kalman

    Last week painter and illustrator Maira Kalman was in San Francisco to kick off the Contemporary Jewish Museum's run of her new show Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (Of a Crazy World). I ...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.06.10

  16. The Model Architect
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    The Model Architect

    Timothy Richards of Bath, England, turned his love of design into a cottage industry. He makes architectural models—not from cardboard, blocks or foam core, but from strong British Gypsum...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    07.06.10

  17. Inside the New Bay Bridge
    Travel Reports

    Inside the New Bay Bridge

    On a recent sunny San Franciscan morning, associate editor Miyoko Ohtake put on a yellow vest, protective goggles, and a hardhat to partake in a deep-access tour of the new San Francisco-Oakland...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.02.10

  18. Dwell Outdoor, 2010
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell Outdoor, 2010

    It’s quite a feat to transform the interior of a convention hall—vast and fluorescently lit—into a feel-good lounge-y space that truly brings the outside in. The Dwell on Design...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Williams
    07.02.10

  19. Texas Bunkhouse
    House Tours

    Texas Bunkhouse

    A film writer and director asked Austin, Texas–based architect Henry Panton to build a bunkhouse with a huge screen porch for family and guests on his 40-acre property in Bastrop, Texas,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Greg Hursley
    07.02.10

  20. The First LEED for Homes–Rated House in Utah
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    The First LEED for Homes–Rated House in Utah

    In the land of large mountain lodge wannabes, two California natives tuck Utah’s first LEED for Homes–rated house onto the side of Emigration Canyon.  

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    07.01.10

  21. Shelter Island Retreat
    House Tours

    Shelter Island Retreat

    Architect Cary Tamarkin designed his family's summer house for snoozing. “It lends itself to massive relaxing,” he says of the 2,800-square-foot cottage on Shelter Island overlooking...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    photos by: Bart Michiels
    06.30.10

  22. Coast Docs
    My House

    Coast Docs

    Law professor Carole Goldberg and sociology professor Duane Champagne both teach at the University of California, Los Angeles. Both have a love of books and cooking, and since marrying in 2003,...

    written by: Emily Young
    photos by: Shawn Records
    06.30.10

  23. Heath LA Visit
    Travel Reports

    Heath LA Visit

    While down in LA for Dwell on Design this year I had a chance to stop into the Heath Ceramics LA shop to look around, check out the Playmountain show which is up now, and have...

    06.28.10

  24. A Rational Approach
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    A Rational Approach

    Typography guru Erik Spiekermann and his wife, designer Susanna Dulkinys, hate 
clutter. That’s why they love the supersleek Berlin domicile they constructed to have 
just the right lines...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    06.28.10

  25. The Modern Family Zone
    Dwell on Design

    The Modern Family Zone

    The Modern Family Zone was a respite for Dwell on Design attendees with young children, with all manner of cool and stylish coloring, playing and resting opportunities. My six-year-old tried...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.28.10

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