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  1. Community of Vision
    House Tours

    Community of Vision

    A mere eight miles from Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Georgian neoclassical plantation home, and just nine miles south of Old Town Alexandria, the colonial bastion that provides much...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Eric Laignel
    03.16.09

  2. All-Inclusive Architecture
    Outdoor

    All-Inclusive Architecture

    At the symbolic heart of Philadelphia lies John F. Kennedy (JFK) Plaza, more commonly called Love Park after a Robert Indiana sculpture that is the soul of the site.

    written by: Anuj Desai
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.05.09

  3. Kaleidoscopic Cabinet
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    Kaleidoscopic Cabinet

    A dazzling display of colored windows wraps the custom-furniture-filled Venice, California, home of architect Lorcan O’Herlihy.

    written by: Rick Miller
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    07.02.09

  4. Josef Albers Exhibition
    Event Spotlight

    Josef Albers Exhibition

    As a pioneering voice in the diffusion of modern art and design, Josef Albers's contributions to printmaking, color theory and pedagogy cannot be overstated.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.12.10

  5. Land Use Survey at Jen Bekman Gallery
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    Land Use Survey at Jen Bekman Gallery

    Land Use Survey is a new show up at the gallery Jen Bekman in New York through August 15th. It's a group show that ranges across media that tries to understand how we use land in America, and it's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.10

  6. Magda Biernat's Betel Nut Girls
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    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

  7. MOCFA's "E is for Everyone"
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    MOCFA's "E is for Everyone"

    The Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Sister Corita Kent—a west coast Pop artist, teacher, and, yes, one-time Catholic nun—has...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.21.11

  8. Matthias Heiderich's Berlin
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    Matthias Heiderich's Berlin

    Self-taught photographer Matthias Heiderich has spent the past three years roaming around Berlin, snapping photos with his medium-format film camera and Pentax digital camera. During his "...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.25.11

  9. Massimo Scolari's Drawings at Yale
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    Massimo Scolari's Drawings at Yale

    Visit the website of the Italian architect, designer, and artist Massimo Scolari and you'll be surprised to see how many drawings and paintings are lumped in with his more three-dimensional work....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.16.12

  10. Alex Katz: Give Me Tomorrow
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    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

  11. Lítill Takes Flight in Berlin
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    Lítill Takes Flight in Berlin

    Terrariums that defy gravity and cultivate offshoots of the unpredictable are what Lítill's latest project at Direktorenhaus in Berlin, Jette and Fabrik, is all about.

    written by: Abigail Doan
    05.28.12

  12. Fashion's Night Out: Dinosaur Designs
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    Fashion's Night Out: Dinosaur Designs

    In their light-filled studio in Sydney Australia’s Strawberry Hills, Louise Olsen and Steve Ormandy fashion resin destined for landfill into jewelry and home wares of rare beauty. Their...

    written by: Caia Hagel
    09.06.12

  13. Paperpunk
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    Paperpunk

    At Dwell we take our paper very seriously and have a certain affinity for interaction with the tangible world so when we discovered Grace Hawthorne's Paperpunk, well, it was just a match made in...

    02.19.13

  14. Lebbeus Woods: Architect at SFMoMA
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    Lebbeus Woods: Architect at SFMoMA

    Architect and artist Lebbeus Woods died late last year, leaving behind him a legacy of very few buildings, but a new vision of what architecture can and should be. His illustrations and sculptures,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.21.13

  15. All-Clad: 7 Innovative Exteriors
    How To

    All-Clad: 7 Innovative Exteriors

    From wood to steel to glass to cement boards, we give you the inside track on the materials and techniques needed to make your facade sing.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.24.13

  16. How To Use Color in Small Spaces
    How To

    How To Use Color in Small Spaces

    While many shy away from using bold color in small spaces, there is no reason spatial restrictions should restrict the imagination.

    written by: Dora Vanette
    06.02.14

  17. How to Shop for Wallpaper
    How To

    How to Shop for Wallpaper

    We asked Jon Sherman, founder and creative director of Brooklyn-based wallpaper company Flavor Paper, to share his tips on finding the right wall covering.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.05.14

  18. 10 Back-To-School Essentials
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    10 Back-To-School Essentials

    Whether you’re heading back to school this fall, or heading back to work after a vacation, it’s important to outfit your workspace with functional design items that inspire creative...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.21.14

  19. A Look Inside the United Nations' Restored Security Council Chamber
    Renovation

    A Look Inside the United Nations' Restored Security Council Chamber

    The chamber, originally a gift of Norway, is revived as part of a $2.1 billion overhaul of the U.N. complex.

    written by: William Lamb
    10.22.14

  20. 10 Inspiring Wallpapers for the Modern Home
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    10 Inspiring Wallpapers for the Modern Home

    From tips on how to buy wallcoverings to our new favorite patterns, we're obsessed with wallpaper. Look to these ten homes for tips on how to employ the move.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.04.14

  21. Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Art Aficionado
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    Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Art Aficionado

    Let Dwell be your guide in shopping for the textile fiend, print lover, painting aficionado, or sculpture enthusiast in your life this holiday season.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.10.14

  22. Why Go Bare When You Could Go Bright? 6 Fantastic Rugs
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    Why Go Bare When You Could Go Bright? 6 Fantastic Rugs

    A bare floor is a bore. Treat toes right with these carpets that feel oh so good underfoot.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.27.14

  23. 7 Rosy Design Flourishes We Love
    Houses We Love

    7 Rosy Design Flourishes We Love

    Our passion for these seven red accents burns hot.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.12.15

  24. A Charming Renovation in Austin
    Renovation

    A Charming Renovation in Austin

    It takes the right couple to find a dilapidated home and wholeheartedly believe it can be transformed into a dream property. That’s just what Ryan and Allison Burke did. Allison, an interior...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    photos by: Adrienne Breaux
    05.05.15

  25. A Country Home That Changes Color Throughout the Day
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    A Country Home That Changes Color Throughout the Day

    Choosing a single color to represent your house is daunting, which is why Ilhan and Kamer Eser went with many. Using a pearlescent paint that appears to change color with the position of the sun,...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    06.04.15

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