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  1. Houses of the Sundown Sea
    Books

    Houses of the Sundown Sea

    Way back in our Dec/Jan issue that kicked off 2008, we told the story of the super groovy, surf bum-cum-architectural genius Harry Gesner. The man was a true California original, one who found a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.02.12

  2. A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy
    House Tours

    A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy

    A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Helenio Barbetta
    03.31.12

  3. Inside Saturdays NYC
    Shops

    Inside Saturdays NYC

    A surf shop in New York City? Unexpected, sure, but also incredibly chic. Saturdays NYC was founded by three friends, avid surfers who "saw a massive opportunity to bring the surf scene to the city...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.29.12

  4. Coffee Break: Stockholm's Cafe Foam
    Food

    Coffee Break: Stockholm's Cafe Foam

    Located in the Östermalm neighborhood of Stockholm, Cafe Foam channels "Spanish temperament with Scandinavian cool," according to its designers, local firm Note. Indeed, the interior features...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.28.12

  5. DesignMarch Iceland 2012
    Travel Reports

    DesignMarch Iceland 2012

    For the fourth year in a row, product designers, architects, artists, and fashionistas opened their studio doors across Reykjavik, Iceland, for DesignMarch, a four-day roaming festival of art,...

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: James Nestor
    03.27.12

  6. Restoring Mies's Villa Tugendhat
    House Tours

    Restoring Mies's Villa Tugendhat

    Most home renovations don’t require trips to New York’s MoMA to look at original construction plans. But when you are working on one of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s best...

    written by: Jacy Meyer
    photos by: David Židlický
    03.26.12

  7. Modern Green Concept House in South Korea
    Green

    Modern Green Concept House in South Korea

    The E+ Green Home, a concept house located an hour outside Seoul, not only points the way to a greener South Korea, it may well be the most sustainable house in the country.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Sergio Pirrone
    03.25.12

  8. Tiles of Casablanca
    Travel Reports

    Tiles of Casablanca

    Wandering the streets of downtown Casablanca, one sees a whole other use of tile on building facades. Instead of the reddish concrete with colorful accents you see in Marrakech (which I documented...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.19.12

  9. And the Playhaus Winner Is...
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    And the Playhaus Winner Is...

    We joined James Hardie in the sandbox and tasked Dwellers to wow us with renderings of fantastical funhouses for the mini design enthusiasts in the making. Whether inspired by Bauhaus or Versailles...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    03.16.12

  10. Tiles of Marrakech
    Travel Reports

    Tiles of Marrakech

    I was in Morocco last week and it should come as no surprise to design fans that I was ensorcelled by the variety and complexity of Moroccan tilework. From elaborate mosaics on palace walls to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.15.12

  11. Grateful Shed
    My House

    Grateful Shed

    A family discovers the joys of DIY design—and muddy feet—in their home made up of distinct pods that blends harmoniously with its surroundings in the rainy mountains of Kauai.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Linny Morris
    03.12.12

  12. Illuminated Texts
    Rewind

    Illuminated Texts

    Personally wired by Thomas Edison, J. Pierpont Morgan’s home was the first electrified residence in New York. A recent LED retrofit delivers the library into a new age.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    03.10.12

  13. Julio Miranda Thiel's Workshop
    Travel Reports

    Julio Miranda Thiel's Workshop

    I had the chance to visit master potter Julio Miranda Thiel's workshop at the Beldi Country Club just outside of Marrakech. I met Thiel at a dinner a few nights before and he graciously invited me...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.09.12

  14. Light-Filled Family Home Renovation in Copenhagen
    House Tours

    Light-Filled Family Home Renovation in Copenhagen

    In a former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen, a young family has carved out a cozy, light-filled home.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.08.12

  15. Living in Marina del Rey
    Renovation

    Living in Marina del Rey

    When Joe Borst saw an affordable bungalow in a Marina del Ray neighborhood filled with either condos or mansions, he knew he found a perfect place for him and his girlfriend Maria Torres to live in...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.08.12

  16. Coolest Homes for Artists & Art Collectors
    House Tours

    Coolest Homes for Artists & Art Collectors

    We at Dwell are always on the lookout for unique homes that express the personality of their occupants—and it's no wonder some of the most unique and memorable residences we've featured in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.07.12

  17. Marrakech Biennale: Higher Atlas
    Travel Reports

    Marrakech Biennale: Higher Atlas

    The Marrakech Biennale is in its fourth go here in Morocco's cultural capitol, and though much of the citywide exhibition deals with photography, sculpture and the like, the main show Higher Atlas...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    03.06.12

  18. Coffee Break: Toby's Estate
    Food

    Coffee Break: Toby's Estate

    Under-caffeinated Brooklynites have a new destination in Toby's Estate coffee, an Australian cafe import that opened in January. The company has been around since 1998 but for their first U.S....

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.05.12

  19. Architecture in Baghdad
    Event Spotlight

    Architecture in Baghdad

    There are many famous structures we associate with Le Corbusier (Chandigarh in India, Villa Savoye in France, the United Nations headquarters in New York), the Saddam Hussein Sports Complex in...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    02.29.12

  20. Seinfood Posters
    A Great Idea

    Seinfood Posters

    No Soup for You, the marble rye, Junior Mints in the operating theater, Kenny Roger's chicken, Mackinaw peaches, the big salad. Seinfeld never skimped on the food jokes, and a new show of 20 prints...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.28.12

  21. Wang Shu Wins 2012 Pritzker Prize
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    Wang Shu Wins 2012 Pritzker Prize

    Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio became the first Chinese architect to win the Pritzker Prize for Architecture today. Unlike the majority of previous Pritzker winners, whose names often come...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.27.12

  22. Art from Architecture
    We Recommend

    Art from Architecture

    Highlight Gallery's new project, 3020 Laguna Street In Exitum, is open to the public for just one more day–tomorrow, Saturday, February 25, from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. So if you're in San Francisco...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.24.12

  23. Spirit of the South
    House Tours

    Spirit of the South

    With neighboring duplexes supplying rental income, two Knoxville architects patiently—and affordably—craft their dream home.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Hollis Bennett
    02.22.12

  24. Split the Difference
    House Tours

    Split the Difference

    When the plan to add a second story to a century-old Montreal house crumbled due to a weak foundation, architect Marc-André Plasse eked out another 500 square feet with a clever...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Alexi Hobbs
    02.22.12

  25. San Francisco's "Forgotten Modernism"
    A Great Idea

    San Francisco's "Forgotten Modernism"

    While I was on a scouting trip for a future Dwell Reports story, I came across the work of local artist and architect Michael Murphy, his "Forgotten Modernism" series specifically. Three...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.21.12

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