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  1. Venice Biennale: National Pavilions 1
    Travel Reports

    Venice Biennale: National Pavilions 1

    The concept of each country showing their best colors at the Venice Biennale began from 1895, in the same spirit of nationalism (or chauvinism) of the World's Fair. This year, proceeding straight...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    09.01.10

  2. Small and Modern: A Family Lakeside Getaway in Texas
    Houses We Love

    Small and Modern: A Family Lakeside Getaway in Texas

    A family matriarch enlisted an architect, an interior designer, a builder, and a landscape architect to help realize her vision for a diminutive, low-key lakeside getaway.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.26.13

  3. Phoenix Envy
    City Guide

    Phoenix Envy

    Skip Sedona and forget the Grand Canyon? Architect Will Bruder leads us on a journey through slow food and rapid development in Phoenix, Arizona.

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: João Canziani
    02.26.09

  4. 'Souped Up' Green Architecture
    Travel Reports

    'Souped Up' Green Architecture

    In a new exhibition at A+D Los Angeles, five architects—who at one time or another have worked at Jones, Partners: Architecture (J,P:A)—each created architectural propositions that use ...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    02.15.11

  5. Touring the Vitra Campus
    Travel Reports

    Touring the Vitra Campus

    In addition to my tour of the Freitag factory in Zurich, a huge high point of my recent trip to Switzerland involved hopping over the border from Basel to 1 Charles-Eames-Strasse in Weil am Rhein,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.18.09

  6. Color 101: Created from Color
    Design 101

    Color 101: Created from Color

    There are endless choices to be made in the world of color, as anyone who has tried to paint a room plain white knows. Even more variation is introduced when materials, use, and application are all...

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    02.02.09

  7. A Timeline of Furniture and Lighting by Artek
    Post

    A Timeline of Furniture and Lighting by Artek

    Swiss brand Vitra has announced that it purchased Artek in a move to bring more global exposure to the iconic Finnish design house. Ever since Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.06.13

  8. 11 Creative Uses for Ladders
    Houses We Love

    11 Creative Uses for Ladders

    As we prepare for our November issue, which is all about small spaces, we’re thinking small, and that often means creative use of otherwise wasted space above the main floor. Getting to these...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.08.13

  9. Building the Maxon House: Week 18
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 18

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    07.06.11

  10. Pattern Making at GM's Technical Center
    Post

    Pattern Making at GM's Technical Center

    The Rewind in our July/August 2014 issue examines the Eero Saarinen–designed Styling Dome at GM's Warren, Michigan, Technical Center. On our tour of the campus, we had the rare opportunity to for a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.10.14

  11. 7 Wall-Mounted Storage Solutions
    A Great Idea

    7 Wall-Mounted Storage Solutions

    Display your prized collections elegantly with wall-mounted shelves. From custom outfits to modular installations, we share seven solutions for hanging storage.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.23.13

  12. Ralph Rapson's Chairs
    Event Spotlight

    Ralph Rapson's Chairs

    Though plenty of architects turn their attentions to furniture, few can claim authorship of a proper classic. Ralph Rapson, the Minnesotan modernist who designed the original Guthrie Theater and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.01.11

  13. 7 Lounge-Friendly Furniture Pieces
    Rooms We Love

    7 Lounge-Friendly Furniture Pieces

    The phrase on everyone's lips is "polar vortex." And it's so brutally cold outside this winter that all we can dream about is kicking back on a sofa, preferably in well-heated or downright balmy...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.08.14

  14. The Museum of Modern Art: Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition
    Event Spotlight

    The Museum of Modern Art: Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition

    In February 2014, MoMA presents Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal, an exhibition that explores Wright’s exploration of the new American city in the 1920s and 30s.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.17.13

  15. How To: Bathrooms for Small Spaces
    Rooms We Love

    How To: Bathrooms for Small Spaces

    We can never get enough of great big design in tiny spaces—especially when it comes to efficient, space-saving bathrooms.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.06.14

  16. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Tabletop and Kitchen Accessories
    Travel Reports

    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Tabletop and Kitchen Accessories

    An array of items fills up the halls at Tendence—experimental furniture, textiles, lighting, clothing, jewelry, and more—but housewares and accessories were most prevalent. Here's a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.28.12

  17. A Modern Lakeside Home in Wisconsin
    House Tours

    A Modern Lakeside Home in Wisconsin

    After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.

    written by: Tate Gunnerson
    photos by: Narayan Mahon
    06.24.14

  18. New Favorites from Rich Brilliant Willing
    Product Reviews

    New Favorites from Rich Brilliant Willing

    Back in 2010 we interviewed the three quirky and clever guys behind the young industrial design firm Rich Brilliant Willing. We learned a lot about them as designers and highlighted some favorites...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.07.13

  19. Shops We Love: A&G Merch
    Shops

    Shops We Love: A&G Merch

    The Williamsburg furniture fixture A&G Merch showcases its edgy, tongue-in-cheek vibe with a selection of its favorite current pieces.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.27.14

  20. 12 Modern Homes from the Midwest
    Houses We Love

    12 Modern Homes from the Midwest

    Wide-open spaces, welcoming attitudes, and a healthy respect for modernism: the American Midwest has much to offer. Here are 12 modern houses from the Heartland.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.12.13

  21. The Jonathan
    House Tours

    The Jonathan

    Tired of waiting for innovative architecture to come to San Diego, this proactive architect added developer to his job description, and brought it there himself.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Randi Berez
    03.17.09

  22. Art Meets Design in 7 Modern Homes
    House Tours

    Art Meets Design in 7 Modern Homes

    Modern furniture and architecture looks even richer when paired with a robust art collection. Look to these seven homes for how to create just the right synthesis.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.22.13

  23. Dwell Celebrates Another Successful City Modern
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Celebrates Another Successful City Modern

    As an extension to the sold-out "Creativity & Constraint" event at the #DellVenue during Dwell's City Modern 2013, Designer Jonathan Adler and Dell Creative Director Tommy Lynn discuss the...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.25.13

  24. Hong Kong's Upper House Hotel
    Hotels

    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

  25. Reading List: Demolished Paul Rudolph Homes
    Books

    Reading List: Demolished Paul Rudolph Homes

    Photographer Chris Mottalini pays homage to Paul Rudolph's architectural legacy by documenting his almost-demolished homes—and reminding us what we can't get back.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Chris Mottalini
    12.11.13

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