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  1. Malmö's Metamorphosis
    City Guide

    Malmö's Metamorphosis

    Once a blue-collar industrial port, Malmö, Sweden, now aims to be a premier design destination. It’s on its way.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Magnus Marding
    02.26.09

  2. 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

  3. Visiting Borrego Springs
    Travel Reports

    Visiting Borrego Springs

    Last week I was in Borrego Springs, California, a tiny town in the middle of the Anza Borrego desert in San Diego County. A good two hours northeast of San Diego, the town was, and is, a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    04.15.11

  4. More Modern Mother’s Day Gifts
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    More Modern Mother’s Day Gifts

    For those who overlooked our last round up of Mother’s Day ideas, we have five more gifts for the modern mom.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.30.13

  5. 8 Great Modern Hotels
    Hotels

    8 Great Modern Hotels

    With the winter weather comes dreams of an escape, which inspires us to consider the following modern hotels by forward-thinking architects and designers Dwell loves.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.03.14

  6. The Ultimate Road Trip: Ireland
    Travel Reports

    The Ultimate Road Trip: Ireland

    For many, the real Ireland is on the back roads. That’s the green isle envisioned when one closes their eyes, winding around its rocky coastline on tiny lanes lined with centuries-old stone fences....

    written by: Scott Sporleder
    06.30.13

  7. Miami Advice
    City Guide

    Miami Advice

    Cathy Leff takes to the road (and sidewalk) to lead us on an intrepid bicycle tour of Miami’s architectural and cultural wonders.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Roy Zipstein
    02.26.09

  8. 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

  9. OK Gallery's SF Pop-Up
    Event Spotlight

    OK Gallery's SF Pop-Up

    On November 17th, I went to the launch party of a very exciting collaboration between two great shops, Los Angeles design destination OK Gallery and the tightly edited San Francisco menswear...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.21.11

  10. Coffee Break: San Francisco’s Saint Frank
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    Coffee Break: San Francisco’s Saint Frank

    A recent addition to San Francisco's Russian Hill neighborhood, Saint Frank Coffee serves its brews in a geometrically inclined modern space by local firm Openscope Studio. Formerly a nail salon,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.06.14

  11. Palm Springs Modernism Week: The Cocktail Hour with Dwell
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    Palm Springs Modernism Week: The Cocktail Hour with Dwell

    Mid-century modernism is a way of life in Palm Springs, California, and the community continually celebrates the look, feel, and style of the era. So when the Paul Kaplan Group and Dwell invited...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    02.22.13

  12. Barcelona's La Formiga d'Or
    House Tours

    Barcelona's La Formiga d'Or

    La Formiga d'Or, an offshoot of Happy Books, is a curious little shop uniquely located in the cloister of the Cathedral of Barcelona. The selection of items includes books on religion to touristy...

    written by: Genevieve Gladson
    07.11.11

  13. 5 Latin American Design Destinations
    Travel Reports

    5 Latin American Design Destinations

    Should your summer travels take you south of the border, we've rounded up all the architecture and design hotspots in this quintet of Latin American city guides. From Mexico City to Lima, here's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.02.13

  14. Concorso d'Eleganza 2010
    Travel Reports

    Concorso d'Eleganza 2010

    On the banks of Lake Como, in the Lombardy region of Italy, rests the location of one of the most prestigious automobile events in the world, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este....

    written by: Bret Robins
    photos by: Bret Robins
    05.24.10

  15. Retail Therapy
    Green

    Retail Therapy

    In the great American quest for more stuff, big-box stores are nirvana, laden with cheaply priced items by the ton, from diamond earrings to toilet paper. So isn’t it a good thing that many...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    01.21.09

  16. Gusto: A Guide to Restaurant Design
    Food

    Gusto: A Guide to Restaurant Design

    Just as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, "the essence of restaurant design cannot be found in any one element but in the unity of all ingredients working together to create a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.21.10

  17. Inside the New Bay Bridge
    Travel Reports

    Inside the New Bay Bridge

    On a recent sunny San Franciscan morning, associate editor Miyoko Ohtake put on a yellow vest, protective goggles, and a hardhat to partake in a deep-access tour of the new San Francisco-Oakland...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.02.10

  18. Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara
    Hotels

    Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara

    “There is a saying that if you can make a business successful in Guadalajara, you can make it successful anywhere,” says Hotel Demetria owner and architect, Iván Cordero of his...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.29.12

  19. A Look Inside a Marble Factory
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    A Look Inside a Marble Factory

    We're reporting from Almeria, a province in southwestern Spain where surfaces company Cosentino is headquartered. For the past couple of days, we've gotten a first-hand look at how the company...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.05.13

  20. Coffee Break: Cape Town’s Field Offices
    Shops

    Coffee Break: Cape Town’s Field Offices

    In South Africa, Pedersen Lennard has crafted two cafes that showcase the design studio’s modern furniture and love of coffee.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.13.14

  21. Matali Crasset's Hi Matic Hotel
    Hotels

    Matali Crasset's Hi Matic Hotel

    In Paris's 11th Arrondissement, the Bastille district, French design maven Matali Crasset has composed delightfully unique and über contemporary design hotel for weary travelers to lay their...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.07.11

  22. Dwell Recommends: Storm King Art Center
    Green

    Dwell Recommends: Storm King Art Center

    Storm King Art Center offers two new reasons to visit Upstate New York in the upcoming months.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    05.07.14

  23. Weekend Detour: Beacon, New York
    City Guide

    Weekend Detour: Beacon, New York

    Located in the sleepy hamlet of Beacon, New York, Dia:Beacon attracts international visitors to its cutting edge design center and surrounding attractions. Residing on the site of a former...

    written by: Laura Feinstein
    10.27.12

  24. Stockholm Design Week 2011
    Travel Reports

    Stockholm Design Week 2011

    We've been covering the 2011 Stockholm Furniture Fair for the past week, delving into everything from the heavy hitters on the main show floor to the promising young designers debuting prototypes...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    02.13.11

  25. The Modern Honolulu
    Hotels

    The Modern Honolulu

    In early April I was invited out to Honolulu to give a talk at the Hawaii Build and Buy Green Expo, an offer I could hardly refuse. And wanting to be as close to the Hawaiian Convention Center as I...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.25.12

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