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  1. Branching Out
    Outdoor

    Branching Out

    Arborsculpturist Richard Reames has spent the past 16 years making more than 100 sculptures, chairs, pieces of furniture, tool handles, mailboxes, and fences out of living trees.

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: John Clark
    02.26.09

  2. Renovating Old and New in Barcelona
    My House

    Renovating Old and New in Barcelona

    When Cecilia Tham and Yoel Karaso of Habitan Architects bought their first-floor apartment in an 1894 block of the Fort Pienc neighborhood of Barcelona in 2005, they knew they were taking a risk....

    written by: Max Andrews
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    08.13.09

  3. Keep Calma
    Post

    Keep Calma

    At their Buenos Aires shop, a couple reissues classic Argentine designs—and moves the regional furniture design field forward, one “simple object” at a time.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    photos by: Ali Kate Cherkis
    12.22.12

  4. Bach to Basics
    Green

    Bach to Basics

    On New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island, two architects designed a petite holiday home that takes care of its own water, electricity, and sewage needs.

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Patrick Reynolds
    02.28.09

  5. Modern Wooden A-Frame Retreat in France
    House Tours

    Modern Wooden A-Frame Retreat in France

    Like a little chapel on the prairie, architect Jean-Baptiste Barache’s simply elegant retreat in the tiny Normandy town of Auvillier is a modern play on centuries-old forms and technology.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    11.10.09

  6. Rodrigo Nino Wants to Crowdfund Your Next Hotel
    Hotels

    Rodrigo Nino Wants to Crowdfund Your Next Hotel

    Getting in on the ground floor of a Manhattan real estate development can be a prohibitive investment for many. The ambitious 17 John project, an extended stay hotel being proposed by Rodrigo Nino...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.13.14

  7. The Doors
    Post

    The Doors

    A door is just a door…or is it? In a dream, a door may represent a new opening in your waking life. A locked door may represent a missed opportunity. From a fuchsia, Spanish-style door to its more...

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    03.08.13

  8. 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

  9. The Best of Horne
    Shops

    The Best of Horne

    Browsing online design shops peeping at awesome housewares and furniture counts as 'work' here at Dwell, and I recently discovered what might be my new favorite design resource: Horne, founded by...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.10.11

  10. Stamberg | Aferiat
    Post

    Stamberg | Aferiat

    After visiting The Saguaro in Palm Springs during Modernism Week, we found ourselves hooked on the Stamberg Aferiat + Associates renovated hotel and wanted to see more from the duo behind it. Lucky...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    04.15.13

  11. Pinboards Come to Life in the Pinterest Pavilion
    Dwell on Design

    Pinboards Come to Life in the Pinterest Pavilion

    Dwell editors made a special visit to the Pinterest Pavilion on the show floor Saturday, where we met and chatted with the winners of the Dwell on Design Pin-spiration Designer Competition. The...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.23.13

  12. Design Idea of the Week: High-Gloss
    Post

    Design Idea of the Week: High-Gloss

    Glossy pieces make the perfect statement for summer: they are low-maintenance and ready to party. From cutlery to chairs, we share some of our favorites.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.23.13

  13. A Modern Kitchen Remodel in Austin
    Post

    A Modern Kitchen Remodel in Austin

    Built in 1950, Lloyd and Kirsten Thompson's Austin house had "some inherent mid-century charm and good flow," says architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective. An addition, however, had...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Whit Preston
    03.28.13

  14. 5 Mid-Century Inspired Interiors
    Houses We Love

    5 Mid-Century Inspired Interiors

    What do an Eichler in San Rafael, a prefab in Emeryville, and a house/gallery in Antwerp have in common? They feature interiors outfitted with mid-century furniture. Click thorough our slideshow...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.17.13

  15. The Design of the Paris Metro
    Travel Reports

    The Design of the Paris Metro

    The Paris metro was born with the same furor as the Eiffel Tower, right on time for the World Expo at the turn of the 20th century. Over the past few months, I've spent nearly an hour everyday...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.24.10

  16. Jason Miller
    Interviews

    Jason Miller

    When people talk about Jason Miller, they invariably mention three things, in varying order: his wit, his youth, and his meteoric rise in the burgeoning United States design scene. Though all of...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    01.13.10

  17. The Potential of Van Bo's 'One Square Meter House'
    House Tours

    The Potential of Van Bo's 'One Square Meter House'

    Designer Van Bo Le-Mentzel takes a philosophical approach to the small housing movement, devising plans for a portable living space that occupies just one square meter.

    written by: Skylar Bergl
    10.15.12

  18. The Green Lagoon
    Green

    The Green Lagoon

    From the deck of this waterfront house, the scenery is abuzz with Northern California wildlife–but there's not a utility bill in sight.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    01.21.09

  19. Cool Chicken House
    Outdoor

    Cool Chicken House

    Who doesn't love a chicken run? This cool coop is by David Rosen, an Associate Producer at CBS News in New York. His goal, in addition to sheltering four egg-laying hens, was to design a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.23.10

  20. Casablanca Chandigarh Exhibit in Montreal
    Latest

    Casablanca Chandigarh Exhibit in Montreal

    The visionary French architects gallivanting the Third World of the 1950’s in their quest to seed Western Modernism, have left legacies whose relevance comes of age in one of our most contemporary...

    written by: Caia Hagel
    01.11.14

  21. Event Highlights: DIFFA Picnic by Design 2013
    Event Spotlight

    Event Highlights: DIFFA Picnic by Design 2013

    Dwell was proud to be the media sponsor for this year's 2nd Annual Picnic By Design. The charity event attracted over 200 talented designers and philanthropists, all there to support DIFFA: Design...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    09.05.13

  22. On the Fence
    Outdoor

    On the Fence

    This “landscaped outdoor room” near Farrar Pond, Massachusetts, uses simple construction to create complex effects.

    written by: Michael Grozik
    photos by: Charles Mayer
    02.04.09

  23. Seaside Art Hotel in Los Cabos: Hotel El Ganzo
    Travel Reports

    Seaside Art Hotel in Los Cabos: Hotel El Ganzo

    Besides white-sand beaches and warm weather, creative geeks have a new reason to head to Los Cabos. Hotel El Ganzo is a newly opened modern design escape set on a quiet marina in Puerto Los Cabos,...

    written by: Stephanie Orma
    07.30.13

  24. Tiny Architecture: 5 Modern Outbuildings
    Post

    Tiny Architecture: 5 Modern Outbuildings

    Who doesn't fantasize about a small place of one's own—a retreat, an escape, a house built for one? Here, five small modern outbuildings that don't skimp on design—and offer a chance to be alone,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.02.13

  25. World's Smallest Hotel and Café in Copenhagen
    Hotels

    World's Smallest Hotel and Café in Copenhagen

    Quaintly perched on Tullinsgade in Vesterbro, Copenhagen lies the monoroomed Central Hotel & Café.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.21.13

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