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  1. Cycle China: Week 4
    Travel Reports

    Cycle China: Week 4

    In this special five-part series, we're riding along with SWA Group landscape designer Amirah Shahid as she cycles nearly 800 miles from Beijing to Shanghai (find the previous posts here). Join us...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Amirah Shahid
    09.29.11

  2. Vintage Design on a Dime
    A Great Idea

    Vintage Design on a Dime

    We profiled The Vintage Bazaar, a pop-up market in Chicago started by Libby Alexander and Katherine Raz, as our October 2011 Design Finder. Here, Libby welcomes us into her home where she shares...

    written by: Libby Alexander
    10.28.11

  3. Return to Render
    Profiles

    Return to Render

    Carlos Diniz’s astounding hand-done renderings, illustrations, and screen-prints helped to push more than just a handful of buildings—they sold the very idea of modernism itself.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    11.17.11

  4. Modern French Design: Normal Studio
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    Modern French Design: Normal Studio

    With its fresh take on minimalism, French design duo Normal Studio is ushering in a new machine age.

    written by: Laetitia Wolff
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    12.27.11

  5. Chris Burden's Big City Dreams
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    Chris Burden's Big City Dreams

    Judging from the ecstatic mood, it may as well have been Christmas morning at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as Angelenos finally got a much-awaited first look at Chris Burden’s...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    01.13.12

  6. Rineke Dijkstra at SFMOMA
    Event Spotlight

    Rineke Dijkstra at SFMOMA

    Yesterday I was utterly knocked out at the press preview for SFMOMA's new show "Rineke Dijkstra: Retrospective." I'd seen the Dutch photographer's work before in dribs and drabs, but...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.17.12

  7. Seinfood Posters
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    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

  8. Top Ten Green Projects of 2012
    House Tours

    Top Ten Green Projects of 2012

    On April 19th, AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the COTE Top Ten Green Project Awards: their selection of the most sustainable buildings across the country. COTE advocates...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.02.12

  9. The Light Fantastic: Johanna Grawunder
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    The Light Fantastic: Johanna Grawunder

    To Johanna Grawunder, a turned-off chandelier is “one of the saddest things in the world.” Granted, she is an avant-garde lighting designer; a darkened fixture is a missed opportunity.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.27.12

  10. Munich's Dynamic Duo: Hansandfranz
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    Munich's Dynamic Duo: Hansandfranz

    Hans and Franz were a pair of characters in a Saturday Night Live sketch who yodeled with fake Austrian accents while wearing Schwarzenegger-send-up body padding. German Gen Y’ers Horst...

    written by: Caia Hagel
    08.06.12

  11. An Innovative Air Purifier
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    An Innovative Air Purifier

    An ingenious filtration system keeps air clean through a set of cell-like modules and a network of tubes that harnesses the organic technology of plants.

    written by: Skylar Bergl
    10.12.12

  12. Designer Spotlight: Kelly Behun
    Profiles

    Designer Spotlight: Kelly Behun

    Once upon a time, Kelly Behun was destined for Wall Street. She spent a few months at Salomon Brothers after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the...

    written by: Caia Hagel
    10.22.12

  13. Dwell Conversation at AetherSF
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    Dwell Conversation at AetherSF

    On January 23rd, at the Proxy in San Francisco, Dwell and Aether Apparel hosted the talk Prefab's Progress, the latest in our series of Dwell Conversations.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.24.13

  14. Pinboard of the Day: Winter Wonderland
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    Pinboard of the Day: Winter Wonderland

    With the Northeast still digging itself out from under the snow, we offer these cozy winter abodes as cataloged on the Dwell Pinterest board, Winter Wonderland. Stay warm, friends!

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.12.13

  15. Catherine Opie: In & Around L.A.
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    Catherine Opie: In & Around L.A.

    In her work, Catherine Opie has consistently focused her lens on the subcultural phenomena and the castaways of Los Angeles—lonely, mansard-roofed Beverly Hills mansions, freeway underbellies, and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.15.13

  16. Shop Talk: 10 New Pieces from Totokaelo Art—Object
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    Shop Talk: 10 New Pieces from Totokaelo Art—Object

    Seattle-based readers (and online shoppers with a passion for fashion) may be well aware of Totokaelo, the Capitol Hill-based purveyor of avant-garde design. Last June, founder Jill Wenger opened a...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.27.13

  17. Stone Cold Foxes
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    Stone Cold Foxes

    Concrete: Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier utilized the material to build the famous Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France. The historic Tower Bridge in London contains over 70,000 tons of it....

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.27.13

  18. Bring in the Green
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    Bring in the Green

    The Pantone color for 2013 may be emerald, but we are excited about another continuing trend in a different shade of green: The living wall. Also known as green walls or vertical gardens, these...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.28.13

  19. Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You Might Have Missed
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    Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You Might Have Missed

    Here are the top seven stories on Dwell that you might have missed this week—from architecture blogs we love to Dwell on the Simpsons to our top recommendations for installing sliding doors in your...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    03.01.13

  20. Lighting the Way
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    Lighting the Way

    From snaking pendants to antique geometric wire frames, these five lighting pieces illuminate their spaces in modern style.

    written by: Jami Smith
    03.05.13

  21. Plastic Fantastic
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    Plastic Fantastic

    Container is a design studio based in Australia and Shanghai. Since 2012, the firm has been creating bespoke 2D and 3D packaging design and identity for various beauty and haircare companies.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.04.13

  22. Three Top Designs by Chad Wright
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    Three Top Designs by Chad Wright

    We loved San Francisco designer Chad Wright when we first spotted his Attic birdhouses and plunked them into our April issue. Now, we check in with his three top designs before Wright heads off to...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.04.13

  23. Shot by Jonas von der Hude
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    Shot by Jonas von der Hude

    Born in Lübeck, Germany and currently based in Hamburg, photographer Jonas von der Hude has been snap, snap, snapping away. Previously trained in all things carpentry, design, and photography, von...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.05.13

  24. M to M with M/M (Paris)
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    M to M with M/M (Paris)

    Prolific Parisian design duo M/M (Paris) have released their long-awaited 528-paged monograph, M to M of M/M (Paris), today. The hefty tome celebrates 20 years of unprecedented, generation-defining...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.05.13

  25. Mastering the Wood Grain
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    Mastering the Wood Grain

    “Process is everything in my work,” says Michael Rupich, designer and founder of EndGrain Furniture, a woodworking studio based in Fairfield, New Jersey. “The thing I want most when someone is...

    written by: Johanna Björk
    03.06.13

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