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  1. 01SJ Biennial: Build Your Own World
    Travel Reports

    01SJ Biennial: Build Your Own World

    This past weekend marked the third 01SJ Biennial, held in San Jose, California. "The Silicon Valley is such a capitol of innovation, technology, and people thinking creatively that we wanted...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.22.10

  2. Ikea Furniture Designed for Small Spaces
    Product Reviews

    Ikea Furniture Designed for Small Spaces

    Ikea's biannual PS collection delves into small space living, inviting young designers from diverse cities across the world to reimagine flexible furniture for urban spaces.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.17.14

  3. Forces of Nature Exhibit at 19 Greek Street
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    Forces of Nature Exhibit at 19 Greek Street

    Sustainable design shines at 19 greek street’s Forces of Nature exhibit.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.20.14

  4. Off the Beaten Path
    House Tours

    Off the Beaten Path

    A dramatic departure from your typical cabin on the lake, this unique retreat adds shades of black to a tiny island awash with local color.

    written by: Eric Lawlor
    photos by: Chad Holder
    04.30.09

  5. Mission Statement
    House Tours

    Mission Statement

    A house that survived the Great Quake and the intervening decades is reborn after a serious intervention by a modernist architect. David Baker’s carefully crafted rehabilitation kept the...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    02.26.09

  6. 8 Iconic Chairs by Hans Wegner
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    8 Iconic Chairs by Hans Wegner

    Hans Wegner's name is synonymous with Danish design the world over, and his seemingly simple chair designs helped usher in an appreciation for Scandinavian modern design in the United States. Here...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.11.14

  7. Cityscapes: SF's Buildings
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    Cityscapes: SF's Buildings

    The San Francisco Chronicle boasts one of our nation's best architecture critics in John King. We happy citizens of the City by the Bay look out for his column in each Tuesday's paper, though his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.12.11

  8. 5 Alternatives to the Traditional Headboard
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    5 Alternatives to the Traditional Headboard

    The bed is so much more than a place to lay your head, it's the focal point of the room and the headboard can either make or break that look. Rather than the conventional headboard, consider one of...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    05.09.13

  9. Pup Tent!
    A Great Idea

    Pup Tent!

    Last year, the AIA Small Project Award went to what is most likely the smallest house ever to win the award: the Pup Tent by the New York-based firm Slade Architecture. Made from a single four-by...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.03.11

  10. Dwell on Design Preview: Tom Kundig Collection
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design Preview: Tom Kundig Collection

    We're huge fans of architect Tom Kundig's work here at Dwell, so we'll surely be stopping by his booth—D7—at Dwell on Design this weekend. Among the hundreds of other exhibitors, from solar panels...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.17.13

  11. 5 Ways to Utilize Lighting as Art
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    5 Ways to Utilize Lighting as Art

    An inexpensive and subtle way to add a flourish to any room—make your lighting double as a design statement.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.17.13

  12. 9 DIY Home Automation Gadgets for 2013
    Product Reviews

    9 DIY Home Automation Gadgets for 2013

    Home automation is an incredible way to simplify the life of a homeowner. By automating all of your technologies, you can not only make your life easier, but you can save yourself a lot of money...

    written by: David Glenn
    05.30.13

  13. Magda Biernat's Betel Nut Girls
    Event Spotlight

    Magda Biernat's Betel Nut Girls

    I recently chatted over the phone with architectural photographer Magda Biernat, whose work photographing Betel Nut Girls of Taiwan (and the small, contained structures they work in) will be...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.16.11

  14. 10 New and Upcoming Gadgets You'll Want in Your Kitchen
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    10 New and Upcoming Gadgets You'll Want in Your Kitchen

    The kitchen of the future just arrived a few minutes ago, and it’s brought some pretty interesting new gadgets along with it. Here’s a list of 10 new and upcoming tools for kitchen use that you won...

    written by: David Glenn
    03.06.13

  15. Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles
    House Tours

    Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles

    With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.

    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    05.27.14

  16. An Unlikely Marriage
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    An Unlikely Marriage

    We can’t get enough of new design brand House of Rym, an improbable artistic combination of Tunisian craftsmanship and Swedish aesthetics. In October 2011, Tunisian entrepreneurs Rym Tounsi and...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.28.13

  17. 7 Minimalist Living Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    7 Minimalist Living Rooms

    Uncluttered and pared back to the fewest of items, these seven living rooms make minimalism shine.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.18.13

  18. San Juan, PR
    House Tours

    San Juan, PR

    After three rainless weeks a welcome tropical shower blew into San Juan, Puerto Rico, one afternoon last May, awakening Casa Delpin with the sound of trickling water.

    written by: Michael Cannell
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    02.26.09

  19. 7 Snug Fireplaces for Winter
    A Great Idea

    7 Snug Fireplaces for Winter

    Cozy up with modern fireplaces for all kinds of spaces.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.03.13

  20. 7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen
    Design 101

    7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen

    Danish designer Poul Henningsen had us at the Artichoke lamp, its 72 leaves bursting forth from it like fireworks. Henningsen's other lamps hang in many modern interiors around the world—we thought...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.29.13

  21. Wendell Castle's Volumes
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    Wendell Castle's Volumes

    Published to coincide with designer, artist, and visionary Wendell Castle's 80th birthday at the end of 2012, writer Alastair Gordon's biographical monograph of Castle's work is a juicy read, full...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.06.13

  22. The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California Part Two
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    The Golden State: 5 Great Homes in California Part Two

    From a sleek Eichler-inspired prefab in Emeryville to a barnhouse-turned family home in Oakland, we highlight five more of our favorite abodes from the west coast. Click here to view our previous...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.15.13

  23. 8 Ways to Decorate with Herman Miller Furniture
    House Tours

    8 Ways to Decorate with Herman Miller Furniture

    Herman Miller is the Michigan-based manufacturer of all things modern—along with Knoll, and a handful of other companies, one of the grandparents of American modernism.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.02.13

  24. Shine On
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    Shine On

    From a witty golden keychain to a sleek, reimagined classic steel coffee pot, prepare to get distracted by these eight seriously shiny products.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.07.13

  25. Berber Ragtime
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    Berber Ragtime

    While on a trip to Marrakech late last year, Fort Street Studio owners Brad Davis and Janis Provisor came across a cache of boucherouite rugs made by Berber women most likely between the 1950s and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.01.11

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