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  1. 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

  2. Past and Present
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    Past and Present

    Design*Sponge managing editor Amy Azzarito branches out with her first book, Past and Present. “I love learning about history through objects and design rather than remembering names and dates; it...

    written by: Christa Martin
    photos by: Ellen Silverman
    02.15.13

  3. 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

  4. Wild for Tiled
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    Wild for Tiled

    A foundation for our beloved possessions and very own two feet—the floor. From the clean beauty of Carrara marble to intricately patterned slabs, we take a look at seven tile-clad floors we love.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    01.30.13

  5. The Art of the Statement Piece
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    The Art of the Statement Piece

    Whether housed inside a tightly packed apartment or an iconic mid-century abode, an interior space usually needs that special something to complete the room. In this round, we take a look at eight...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.04.13

  6. Roof There It Is
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    Roof There It Is

    As the legendary American impresario Sol Hurok once said, "The sky's the limit if you have a roof over your head.” Here we highlight eight of the best roofs from California to Poland, straight from...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.04.13

  7. On the Scene at Stockholm Design Week 2013: Furniture Fair
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    On the Scene at Stockholm Design Week 2013: Furniture Fair

    Furniture expo Stockholm Furniture Fair is the largest exhibition of Scandinavian design, with 80 percent of the 730 exhibitors being from the Nordic countries. Still, the outlook is international,...

    02.06.13

  8. 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

  9. Wood in the House
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    Wood in the House

    Known for its strength, durability, and diverse range of grains and colors, wood has been the undefeated provider of shelter and furnishing material for millennia. We take a look at five residences...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.06.13

  10. Designed by POOL
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    Designed by POOL

    POOL is a design studio based in Paris and founded in late 2010 by Léa Padovani and Sébastien Kieffer, whose goal is to "explore associations between objects, architecture and images." They are...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.06.13

  11. Hélène Binet's Composing Space
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    Hélène Binet's Composing Space

    If photography is painting with light, few make better canvases of buildings than Hélène Binet. The photographer has been documenting the world's most important structures for 25 years, and in late...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Hélène Binet
    02.07.13

  12. Modern in the City of Roses
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    Modern in the City of Roses

    Portland—the city where young people go to retire, home of Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and filming location of that one show. We present four modern homes located in one of the friendliest cities...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.07.13

  13. 8 Small Space Bath & Wardrobe Solutions
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    8 Small Space Bath & Wardrobe Solutions

    Continuing our small spaces series today, we offer tips for the very smallest rooms of all: The bathroom and the closet. From washroom accessories to a build-your-own closet, we've put together...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.08.13

  14. Stanley Kubrick Retrospective at LACMA
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    Stanley Kubrick Retrospective at LACMA

    Calling all film and design buffs! The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is currently showing the first U.S. retrospective of master director Stanley Kubrick's prolific 45-year life and career in...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Eujin Rhee
    02.11.13

  15. Best Houses in New England
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    Best Houses in New England

    As the Northeast braces for one of the worst storms in memory, we can't help but remember (and hope for the best for) all the fantastic houses we've featured in New England. Designed for hard...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.08.13

  16. Furniture Design Series: The Kitchen Table
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    Furniture Design Series: The Kitchen Table

    Merriam-Webster defines a table as: A piece of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs, providing a level surface on which objects may be placed. We know the table can be so much more than...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.11.13

  17. Pouf! 6 Instant Extra Seating Ideas
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    Pouf! 6 Instant Extra Seating Ideas

    Not to be mistaken for its sister, the stool, poufs come completely covered in cloth with no visible legs. Click through the slideshow to find six purveyors of cushioned comfort fit for all.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.11.13

  18. Furniture Design Series: The Dining Table
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    Furniture Design Series: The Dining Table

    In this second installment of our design series focused on tables, we take at look at the dining table. The dining table sets the stage for family gatherings, dinner parties, and the general...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.13.13

  19. Windows of New York by José Guízar
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    Windows of New York by José Guízar

    Graphic and information designer José Guízar, a New York transplant by way of Mexico, started The Windows of New York, a weekly illustrated series about, yes, the windows of New York. Part ode to...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.12.13

  20. Murphy's Law
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    Murphy's Law

    Flashback to the early 1900s: After trying to woo an opera singer, but having to abide by the strict moral code of a woman entering a man's bedroom, William Lawrence Murphy invented the Murphy...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.13.13

  21. Product Spotlight: Yield Picnic Bag
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    Product Spotlight: Yield Picnic Bag

    We're digging the new multi-purpose Picnic Bag from San Francisco based Yield Design Co. It goes from being an everyday stylish and useful tote bag to a picnic blanket in a pinch. ...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.13.13

  22. All Rugged Up
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    All Rugged Up

    Ahhhh, the rug. Ever so comfortable, ever so cozy. We compiled six of the plushest rugs not only worthy of your feet, but for showing off too.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.14.13

  23. Furniture Design Series: The Coffee Table
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    Furniture Design Series: The Coffee Table

    For the third installment in our table design series, (see the Dining Table series here and the Kitchen Table series here) we focus on the hardworking coffee table, center of everything from meals...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.14.13

  24. 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

  25. Color Delivery
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    Color Delivery

    Valentine’s Day festivities are at their peak in grade-school, when children eagerly decorate shoeboxes with construction paper hearts and bright colors. A little nostalgic for these peppy postal...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.15.13

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