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  1. Color Story: White
    House Tours

    Color Story: White

    While white may be interpreted as an absence of color, it is by no means absent of major impact when used in design. Here, Dwell looks back on 10 favorite homes that center around a white schema...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    09.27.12

  2. WF Magazine Side Table
    Product of the Day

    WF Magazine Side Table

    For our October issue we're celebrating the best in American design, so we recently got on the phone with Parsons-trained furniture and lighting designer Joshua Howe who spoke to us from his Hudson...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.27.12

  3. 10 Modern Hotels Across the USA
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    10 Modern Hotels Across the USA

    From the high-drama NoMad in New York City to a revived mid-century gem in Desert Hot Springs, California, we've pulled together a selection of our favorite American hotels featuring modern...

    written by: Sara Ost
    09.27.12

  4. Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle
    Food

    Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle

    Heath Ceramics recently opened a factory and retail location in San Francisco and partnered with Blue Bottle Coffee to open a cafe inside of the 60,000-square-foot former industrial laundry. Thanks...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.27.12

  5. Raise the Roof
    House Tours

    Raise the Roof

    From the United States to Poland to South Korea, living roofs have taken off. They provide natural insulation, help control with runoff, and pack a slew of cool features—it's no wonder these...

    written by: Caroline Wallis
    09.26.12

  6. London Design Festival 2012
    Travel Reports

    London Design Festival 2012

    It’s been a rather momentous year for London as the city played host to the Olympic Games and celebrated the Queens diamond Jubilee. The mood of positivity and the buzz of excitement that...

    written by: Ali Morris
    photos by: Ali Morris
    09.25.12

  7. Six Upcycled Design Picks
    Product of the Day

    Six Upcycled Design Picks

    Upcycled and reclaimed products are losing their stigma as burlap sack and bottle top creations. Slowly but surely, they are infusing the design world with sharp ideas and a feel-good ethos. Here...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    09.24.12

  8. Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas
    House Tours

    Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas

    An architectural designer and an artist harnessed the collective power of their design firm to remake a dilapidated mid-century gem into a hillside perch for their family.

    written by: Addie Broyles
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    09.24.12

  9. Porches Across America
    House Tours

    Porches Across America

    A spot to foster conviviality with passersby, a place to perch a chair and enjoy the outdoors, a threshold between inside and out, and an informal living room for neighborhoods—the porch is...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.23.12

  10. Into the Woods at Maison & Objet 2012
    Travel Reports

    Into the Woods at Maison & Objet 2012

    As a reaction to throw-away culture in the years following the recession, we have seen age-old woodworking techniques such as cabinetry and parquetry become the focus of high-profile design...

    written by: Ali Morris
    photos by: Ali Morris
    09.21.12

  11. The Modern Baby: Part Three
    Post

    The Modern Baby: Part Three

    After Utah-based nursery furnishing company Oilo garnered praise in The Modern Baby: Part One, co-founder Annalisa Thomas offered to share her favorite nursery products and tips as well. Of...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    09.20.12

  12. Highlights from Maison & Objet Fall 2012
    Travel Reports

    Highlights from Maison & Objet Fall 2012

    Last week, Dwell visited this year’s fall edition of the design and interiors trade show Maison & Objet. The exhibitors booths are spread over nine huge, design-filled halls at Paris...

    written by: Ali Morris
    photos by: Ali Morris
    09.20.12

  13. Architects' Homes for their Parents
    House Tours

    Architects' Homes for their Parents

    It comes at no surprise that some of the most famous architects' early commissions were for their parents. Who better to encourage their experimental ideas? How better to repay years of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.19.12

  14. Iceland's New Spark
    Post

    Iceland's New Spark

    Iceland’s fondness for innovation and design is no secret. What is surprising, however, is that the capital city lacked a proper gallery showcasing product design until recently. Sigrí...

    written by: Jenna Gottlieb
    photos by: Bjorn Ludviksson
    09.19.12

  15. Design Museum London's Time Capsule
    Post

    Design Museum London's Time Capsule

    This morning—smack dab in the middle of the London Design Festival—Design Museum London broke ground on its new building designed by Dutch firm OMA with interiors by architect John...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.18.12

  16. 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

  17. Santa Cruz Home's 'Bale Raising'
    Renovation

    Santa Cruz Home's 'Bale Raising'

    For "Gotta Bale," the Off the Grid story in our October 2012 issue, we visit the Santa Cruz, California, home of college professors Bernie Tershy and Erika Zavaleta. Though there's a lot...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.12

  18. Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz
    Green

    Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz

    How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in Santa Cruz, California, wound up with hay bales in the walls, a state-of-the-art heat pump system, and six very happy residents.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gabriela Hasbun
    09.17.12

  19. 7 Clever Loft Spaces for Small Places
    House Tours

    7 Clever Loft Spaces for Small Places

    Crunched for space, the residents of these homes—mostly under 1,000 square feet—have the same ideas: look upward and compartmentalize. Lofted sleeping areas, closets, and reading nooks...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.15.12

  20. Reader DIY: A Modern Granite Grill
    Home Work

    Reader DIY: A Modern Granite Grill

    We love hearing stories about how our magazine and website have inspired readers to tackle their own modern design projects, at any scale—whether it be a full-blown house or, as featured on...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.13.12

  21. Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion
    House Tours

    Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion

    Alvar Aalto’s Finnish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale, originally designed as a temporary demountable structure, was built in 1956 and stayed solidly in a place for nearly 56 years until...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    09.12.12

  22. 10 New Releases from Alessi
    Product of the Day

    10 New Releases from Alessi

    For the fall and winter 2012 collection, Italian design company Alessi has launched quite a few handsome products ranging from cookware to servingware to furniture. This season reflects a few very...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.12.12

  23. Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC
    Renovation

    Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC

    One family’s effort to “smuggle a modern house into a historic district” in Washington, DC, results in a brightly transformed space made for family life.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    09.10.12

  24. Take Two: 7 Adaptive Reuse Projects We Love
    House Tours

    Take Two: 7 Adaptive Reuse Projects We Love

    As the way in which people use cities morphs form generation to generation, we're left with dormant buildings—those that have outlived their original purpose, but are rife for enterprising...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.08.12

  25. More from the 2012 Venice Biennale
    House Tours

    More from the 2012 Venice Biennale

    The 2012 Venice Biennale is currently taking place until September 25th. Earlier in the week, we shared a recap of the event and here we bring you more photos from the exhibition.

    written by: Linda Taalman
    09.06.12

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