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  1. Alvar Aalto in Lights
    Travel Reports

    Alvar Aalto in Lights

    International Style architect Alvar Aalto is undoubtedly Finland's best-known design export, and is often cited for his mastery of natural light. Less often discussed is his role as a designer of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.09.09

  2. Venice Biennale: Giardini
    Travel Reports

    Venice Biennale: Giardini

    Although the Venice Architecture Biennale invades all nooks and crannies of the four-square-mile island, most of the festival's big-hitters reside under the roof of only one building, the Italian...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.28.10

  3. Best of Belgium: Three Days in Antwerp
    Travel Reports

    Best of Belgium: Three Days in Antwerp

    It's hard to narrow down the highlights of a recent trip Dwell took to Belgium—a whirlwind week covering Antwerp, Ghent, and Brussels, spent meeting architects and designers, exploring...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.18.12

  4. Scavolini's Flagship Store Opens in Soho
    Travel Reports

    Scavolini's Flagship Store Opens in Soho

    Italian kitchen design powerhouse Scavolini recently opened up a 10,000-square-foot flagship store in Soho, their very first in the United States. The 15 vignettes inside reflect Scavolini at its...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.16.10

  5. Venezuela's Eco Cabanas
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    Venezuela's Eco Cabanas

    An architectural idealist, Kristofer Nonn answered an online job posting for an ecological builder in Venezuela. The result of his short tenure in the country is two elegantly simple housing shelters.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    08.18.09

  6. Q&A with Illustrious California Architect William Krisel
    Interviews

    Q&A with Illustrious California Architect William Krisel

    Palm Springs architect William Krisel entered the arena of architecture in the boom times that followed World War II and left in 1979 when the profession became “too uptight” as a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.13.09

  7. Printed Matter
    Profiles

    Printed Matter

    Considering his cache of bold-faced employers, the Swiss-born graphic designer and photographer Herbert Matter (1907–1984) should loom larger in the mid-century design canon than he does....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.05.11

  8. Dwell Holiday Gift Guide: Our Picks for Entertaining
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    Dwell Holiday Gift Guide: Our Picks for Entertaining

    When it comes to getting your home in tip-top shape for hosting parties this holiday season, or picking out the perfect gift for your favorite foodie, Dwell has you covered. From luxurious cheese...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.30.12

  9. SFMOMA: How Wine Became Modern
    Event Spotlight

    SFMOMA: How Wine Became Modern

    Earlier this week I attended the press preview for "How Wine Became Modern," opening at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Saturday, November 20. The hard-to-define exhibition...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.19.10

  10. Materials for Consideration
    Event Spotlight

    Materials for Consideration

    Galerie Kreo is one of the most unique spaces I know of for design. The gallery, run by Didier and Clémence Krzentowski, sees itself as a 'research laboratory,' commissioning and displaying...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.27.11

  11. Trends at Tokyo Designers Week
    Travel Reports

    Trends at Tokyo Designers Week

    We sent crack writer and Dwell's woman-in-Japan to check out Tokyo Designers Week. Here's what she found....

    written by: Winifred Bird
    11.02.11

  12. 17 Swedish Designers
    Travel Reports

    17 Swedish Designers

    If there was one exhibition I longed to see last year, it was 17 Swedish Designers. The show features the work of, you guessed it, 17 young, female, Swedish designers and design groups who have all...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.03.11

  13. Report from Qubique in Berlin
    Travel Reports

    Report from Qubique in Berlin

    What makes a tradeshow cool? Location, location, location. In the case of Quibique, a furniture fair making its debut October 26th to 29th, that means a cool city (Berlin) and a cool spot in that...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    10.28.11

  14. Danish Design, Curated by Morrison
    Travel Reports

    Danish Design, Curated by Morrison

    While in Copenhagen recently, I had the chance to visit the recently renamed Design Museum Denmark (formerly the Danish Museum of Art & Design), and to check out their current exhibition,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.22.11

  15. Resnick Pavilion at LACMA
    Travel Reports

    Resnick Pavilion at LACMA

    I was down in Los Angeles at the end of last week and between visiting clients, attending the Divine Design benefit, and generally sitting in traffic, it was a miracle I got a minute to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.08.10

  16. Zurich, Switzerland
    City Guide

    Zurich, Switzerland

    Industrial designer Alfredo Häberli shows us how to pass the hours in Zurich, Switzerland, a city with no shortage of timekeepers.

    written by: Andy Isaacson
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    01.21.09

  17. Dwell Around the World
    Travel Reports

    Dwell Around the World

    As we began dispersing for the holidays—heading our separate ways to SoCal and all the way to the Carribean—we take a look back at the best of what we saw worldwide in 2010.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.28.10

  18. LACMA: California Design
    Dwell on Design

    LACMA: California Design

    As you might imagine, we inveterate modernists up here at Dwell are very, very excited for what will be one of the fall's best forays into modern design. On October 1, the Los Angeles County Museum...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.09.11

  19. Nouvel Studio Factory Tour
    Travel Reports

    Nouvel Studio Factory Tour

    If you've been following my tweets, you'll know that I've been in Mexico City for the last several days taking the lay of the design landscape. It's fertile down here, let me tell you. Though I'll...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.23.10

  20. The Conservatorium, Amsterdam
    Hotels

    The Conservatorium, Amsterdam

    The Conservatorium is among the newest in the European crop of design hotels. Architect Piero Lissoni has added his touch to what was originally a 19th-century bank by Dutch architect Daniel...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.16.12

  21. Occupy George
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    Occupy George

    Though the sprawling Occupy movement may not be able to agree to a central compact, or even list of demands, its message that wealth inequality in America is untenable is a pressing, and salient,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.08.11

  22. LINES Ballet's Mod Sets
    Event Spotlight

    LINES Ballet's Mod Sets

    Last week I had the pleasure of seeing Alonzo King's LINES Ballet's new production "Triangle of the Squinches" at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. King has long been a San...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.21.11

  23. Belt Buckles by Kiel Mead
    Interviews

    Belt Buckles by Kiel Mead

    Senior Editor Aaron Britt talked to Kiel Mead the other day, after an initial cruise through his site yielded the Birdie Light, which he promptly posted. A closer look yielded a handful of men's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.23.10

  24. Editors' Picks: Selected Seating
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    Editors' Picks: Selected Seating

    Dwell has curated a selection of AHAlife's most stylish seats. Ranging from modern pouffes to a luminous bench, any of these perches are sure to be as comfortable as they are aesthetically pleasing...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    11.07.12

  25. Alex Katz: Give Me Tomorrow
    Event Spotlight

    Alex Katz: Give Me Tomorrow

    The American painter Alex Katz is one of my favorites. His flat, graphic realism, and paintings of the windswept coast of Maine recall Edward Hopper, Fairfield Porter, and the cover of some sun...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.04.12

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