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  1. Scrap Wrap Bracelets
    Home Work

    Scrap Wrap Bracelets

    I've got a habit—a little hoard-y, but not necessarily bad—of buying craft-ish supplies with no concept of what I will do with them. A while back at the local Mission Fabric Outlet ...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    08.03.11

  2. The Giving Tree
    House Tours

    The Giving Tree

    A bright idea blossomed close to home for Modal Design principal Daniel Monti. Tasked to create a low-maintenance, multi-generational home for his parents, his family, his brother’s children...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Benny Chan
    08.03.11

  3. Future Beauty
    Books

    Future Beauty

    Because the September 2011 issue is dedicated to the influence of Japanese design (architecture, craft, and industrial design primarily), we'd be utterly remiss if we didn't give a nod to the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.03.11

  4. Touring Sydney, Part 1
    Travel Reports

    Touring Sydney, Part 1

    Sydney really is everything people build it up to be: the Opera House, the Botanic Gardens, the beaches! I recently traveled Down Under to take in its sights and sounds. This slideshow, the first...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.02.11

  5. Light Lines Exhibition
    Event Spotlight

    Light Lines Exhibition

    We at Dwell know Jay Atherton and Cy Keener mostly as architects; we profiled them and their beautiful extreme-minimalist house in Phoenix in our December/January 2011 issue (story online here)....

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.02.11

  6. More Favorite Play! Spaces
    Books

    More Favorite Play! Spaces

    Our September 2011 issue is about to hit newsstands, but we're not finished celebrating play (the theme of our July/August 2011 issue). Earlier this week we featured five fantastic projects from...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.01.11

  7. Dror-Designed Soho Synagogue
    House Tours

    Dror-Designed Soho Synagogue

    Designed by Studio Dror, the new SoHo Synagogue in New York aims to translate the inspiration of Judaism to a new generation. Founders Rabbi Dovi Scheiner and his wife Esty Scheiner invited Dror to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.01.11

  8. Mid-Century Modern on the Playground
    Outdoor

    Mid-Century Modern on the Playground

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    08.01.11

  9. Emeryville Renovation: Part 1
    Renovation

    Emeryville Renovation: Part 1

    In our latest Backstory series, we'll be previewing the loft renovation that will be the featured My House in Dwell's November issue—our first-ever online sneak peek. Here, Emeryville,...

    written by: Peter Benoit
    photos by: Peter Benoit
    07.28.11

  10. Favorite Play! Spaces
    Books

    Favorite Play! Spaces

    We love to play and love places that celebrate our inner, creative, kidlike selves—we dedicated our July/August 2011 issue to the subjects of families, kids, and play after all. The editors...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.28.11

  11. A Piece of Home
    House Tours

    A Piece of Home

    Made of hardy Scottish materials and holding a Japanese heart, this Edinburgh house shows that two architects from disparate cultures can design a home that bridges the gap.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Ben Anders
    07.27.11

  12. Building the Maxon House: Week 21
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 21

    During the process of planning, designing, and ultimately constructing our future home, we discovered inspiration, resources, and motivation in a plethora of places, both online and off. These...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    07.27.11

  13. Hotel Missoni Kuwait
    Hotels

    Hotel Missoni Kuwait

    Gold. Mosaic. Gold. Turquoise. Gold. Did I mention gold? Following the success of Hotel Missoni Edinburgh—a partnership between Rezidor Hotel Group and fashion powerhouse Missoni—the...

    07.27.11

  14. Mjölk: Favorite Product Picks
    Product

    Mjölk: Favorite Product Picks

    Storeowners Juli Daoust and John Baker scout Scandinavia and Japan for the best designs in each region to bring back the best of their finds to their Toronto shop Mjölk (pronounced "mi...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.11

  15. Design Shop Visit: Mjölk in Toronto
    Shops

    Design Shop Visit: Mjölk in Toronto

    This Canadian duo searches out top Scandinavian and Japanese designs and brings their best finds back to this Toronto shop.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Christopher Wahl
    07.27.11

  16. Cape/Modern at PAAM
    Event Spotlight

    Cape/Modern at PAAM

    Friday, July 29th marks the opening of what looks to be a very exciting exhibit on residential regionalism. The Provincetown Art Association and Museum on Cape Cod offers "Cape/Modern: The...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.26.11

  17. How to Build a Natural Playscape
    Outdoor

    How to Build a Natural Playscape

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Paige Johnson
    07.26.11

  18. Marimekko's Iconic Patterns
    Product

    Marimekko's Iconic Patterns

    It's hard not to adore (and lust after) Marimekko's fabrics. In the early 1950s, as Finland continued its slow ­recovery from World War II, textile designer Armi Ratia seized the opportunity to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.26.11

  19. Modern Meets Historic in Denmark
    House Tours

    Modern Meets Historic in Denmark

    This conference center, designed by the Amsterdam-based firm SeARCH, is an extension of a 14th-century Danish farm and building. Designed for Novo Nordisk a/s, the biggest insulin producer in the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.25.11

  20. Helsinki Ink
    How To

    Helsinki Ink

    Step inside Marimekko’s printing factory for a look at how its iconic textiles come to life.

    written by: Katja Lindroos
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    07.22.11

  21. Honorable Mentions from World Views
    Post

    Honorable Mentions from World Views

    In our World Views contest, we teamed up with Blurb and challenged our readers to share their view of the modern world. You heard our call and we were incredibly impressed by the hundreds of...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    07.22.11

  22. Family Matters
    House Tours

    Family Matters

    The open spaces and transparency of modern architecture turn out to be extremely useful when there’s a house full of relatives.

    written by: Lydia Lee
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    07.18.11

  23. Playgrounds Worth A Trip
    Outdoor

    Playgrounds Worth A Trip

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Paige Johnson
    07.18.11

  24. Hollywood Renovation: Week 11
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 11

    When you have a small footprint and you need more space, sometimes the only place to go is up. Our downstairs space is only 750 square feet and accommodates both living and working, so space is at...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    07.17.11

  25. Renegade Jewelry (and more!)
    Travel Reports

    Renegade Jewelry (and more!)

    The ever-awesome Renegade Craft Fair touched down at Fort Mason in San Francisco last weekend, and the place was predictably chock-full of handcrafted brilliance. Walking through the aisles, I ...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    07.16.11

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