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  1. A Simple Plan
    House Tours

    A Simple Plan

    A Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house, trucked onto a remote Northern California site, takes the pain out of the construction process.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    11.23.11

  2. 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

  3. The Story of De Stijl
    Books

    The Story of De Stijl

    The threads of turn-of-the-20th century radicalism in the arts and design have by now pretty much been woven into one broad yarn: capital-M Modernism. But the new book The Story of De Stijl:...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.22.11

  4. OK Gallery's SF Pop-Up
    Event Spotlight

    OK Gallery's SF Pop-Up

    On November 17th, I went to the launch party of a very exciting collaboration between two great shops, Los Angeles design destination OK Gallery and the tightly edited San Francisco menswear...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.21.11

  5. Looking Inward
    My House

    Looking Inward

    For Paul and Shoko Shozi, a pair of retiring Angelenos, the goal was to shut out the neighborhood but bring in the sunny skies. Their new prefab home, the Tatami House, designed by Swiss architect...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.17.11

  6. Return to Render
    Profiles

    Return to Render

    Carlos Diniz’s astounding hand-done renderings, illustrations, and screen-prints helped to push more than just a handful of buildings—they sold the very idea of modernism itself.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    11.17.11

  7. Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco
    House Tours

    Modern Shipping Container Home in San Francisco

    Two San Francisco art and travel addicts overhauled a loft—and customized a pair of shipping containers—to accommodate their collection and reflect their passions.

    photos by: Drew Kelly
    11.16.11

  8. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 5
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 5

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 5:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    11.16.11

  9. lamesadevenn: Part Four
    Renovation

    lamesadevenn: Part Four

    Site in hand, lamesadevenn began developing a design and program that would be cutting-edge and strikingly original—and of questionable feasibility. ...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    11.15.11

  10. A Visit to HAY Copenhagen
    Travel Reports

    A Visit to HAY Copenhagen

    I just returned to the office from a trip to Copenhagen spent reporting a handful of stories for the magazine and scouting future projects. A highlight of the trip was my visit to HAY, a fantastic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.15.11

  11. Stanley Saitowitz's Judaica
    Event Spotlight

    Stanley Saitowitz's Judaica

    The South African-born, San Francisco-based architect Stanley Saitowitz is no stranger to the intersection of Judaism and design. His firm, Natoma Architects Inc., is responsible for synagogues in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.14.11

  12. Building Green in Albany
    Travel Reports

    Building Green in Albany

    This year, Build it Green celebrates the completion of its 10,000th GreenPoint rated home. Through the Greenpoint system, Build it Green awards points for energy efficiency, resource conservation,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.09.11

  13. Occupy George
    Product of the Day

    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

  14. La Dolce Cinecittà
    Travel Reports

    La Dolce Cinecittà

    On the outskirts of Rome lies Cinecittà, the biggest movie studio in mainland Europe. Launched in 1937 as a propaganda factory for Mussolini, it later became a playground for some of the...

    written by: Rico Gagliano
    photos by: Rico Gagliano
    11.07.11

  15. Tokyo Designers Week: Eco Lighting
    Travel Reports

    Tokyo Designers Week: Eco Lighting

    Switching from incandescent to LED bulbs can cut the amount of electricity a lamp consumes by sixty percent or more. But with their cool-white hue and hefty price tag, getting excited about these...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    11.06.11

  16. Tunnel Vision
    House Tours

    Tunnel Vision

    To maximize every square inch in this Manhattan apartment, LOT-EK knocked down walls, added dozens of recycled doors, and built in a bevy of secret compartments.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Nicholas Calcott
    11.05.11

  17. Report from DesignTide Tokyo
    Travel Reports

    Report from DesignTide Tokyo

    Choices, choices, choices. That seemed to be the mantra for furniture designers at this year’s DesignTide Tokyo, a furniture and product expo on at the city’s swanky Midtown Hall this...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    11.04.11

  18. 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

  19. Bookbinding
    Home Work

    Bookbinding

    For those who adore the beauty of a blank-page-in-waiting, behold! The incredible allure of a hardback book you make yourself is just too damn much to resist.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.01.11

  20. Ralph Rapson's Chairs
    Event Spotlight

    Ralph Rapson's Chairs

    Though plenty of architects turn their attentions to furniture, few can claim authorship of a proper classic. Ralph Rapson, the Minnesotan modernist who designed the original Guthrie Theater and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.01.11

  21. Highlights of Dwell Design Lab
    Travel Reports

    Highlights of Dwell Design Lab

    This past weekend I attended Dwell's first annual Design Lab, which took over a raw penthouse space in the new Millenium Tower in San Francisco's SOMA district and spotlighted 13 local designers. ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    10.31.11

  22. Dwell Design Lab Recap
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Design Lab Recap

    Over the weekend of October 29th and 30th, Dwell hosted its first ever Design Lab in San Francisco. Bay Area-based designers, architects, and landscape architects gathered at the Millennium Tower...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    10.31.11

  23. Hôtel Americano, New York City
    Hotels

    Hôtel Americano, New York City

    Carlos Couturier and Moises Micha have ten hotels in Mexico under their brand Grupo Habita, but now they’ve stepped out of their comfort zone to build a hotel in New York City. What makes H...

    10.31.11

  24. 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

  25. Vintage Design on a Dime
    A Great Idea

    Vintage Design on a Dime

    We profiled The Vintage Bazaar, a pop-up market in Chicago started by Libby Alexander and Katherine Raz, as our October 2011 Design Finder. Here, Libby welcomes us into her home where she shares...

    written by: Libby Alexander
    10.28.11

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