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  1. Überblick by Thomas Heinser
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    Überblick by Thomas Heinser

    Though the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridge are certainly the most famous, there are in fact seven bridges that span the wide waters of the San Francisco Bay. German photographer Thomas Heinser has...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Thomas Heinser

  2. Thomas Hayes Gallery Opening
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    Thomas Hayes Gallery Opening

    The opening exhibition of Thomas Hayes Gallery in Hollywood embodies the showroom’s renewed focus on art, with works by artists representing an array of generations, backgrounds, mediums and...

    written by: Erika Heet

  3. And the Pursuit of Happiness

    And the Pursuit of Happiness

    Not so long ago I had a chance to talk with illustrator Maira Kalman when she came to San Francisco for the launch of a retrospective of her work at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Though we...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  4. Máze: Life above the Arctic Circle

    Máze: Life above the Arctic Circle

    Far above the Arctic Circle, in the Norway's Lapland, is a small village of the land's native Sámi inhabitants. For the past five years, French photographer and Dwell contributor Cé...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Céline Clanet

  5. Rineke Dijkstra at SFMOMA
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    Rineke Dijkstra at SFMOMA

    Yesterday I was utterly knocked out at the press preview for SFMOMA's new show "Rineke Dijkstra: Retrospective." I'd seen the Dutch photographer's work before in dribs and drabs, but...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  6. Catherine Opie: In & Around L.A.

    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

  7. Photographer Focus: Rebecca Daniels

    Photographer Focus: Rebecca Daniels

    Rebecca Daniels is an architectural photographer based in San Francisco, mainly commissioned by local architects to shoot their latest project. She has a beautiful eye for abstract details, shapes,...

    photos by: Rebecca Daniels

  8. RCA Secret 2013

    RCA Secret 2013

    Shh, can you keep a secret? The Royal College of Art in London is having its annual RCA Secret exhibition and one-day shop of its 2,700 original postcard-sized artworks by 1,034 internationally...

    written by: Eujin Rhee

  9. MAD’s After the Museum

    MAD’s After the Museum

    A new exhibition at the Museum of Arts & Design is best described as an ecosystem, says MAD's Manager of Public Programs and co-curator, Jake Yuzna. After the Museum: The Home Front 2013 brings...

    written by: Sara Carpenter

  10. Photographer Henry Leutwyler's Ballet

    Photographer Henry Leutwyler's Ballet

    Swiss born Henry Leutwyler is a photo school reject. He taught himself the anatomy of a camera and all the chemical processing fun a darkroom has to offer—praise the film gods for that! He made...


  11. Iceland Photo Portfolio by Meg Wachter

    Iceland Photo Portfolio by Meg Wachter

    Considered to be one of Europe's sparsely populated countries, Iceland simply put, has an occupancy half the size of Vermont, but a whole lotta land. Brooklyn-based photographer Meg Wachter takes...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Meg Wachter

  12. Photographer Jodi Coleman's Urban Graphics

    Photographer Jodi Coleman's Urban Graphics

    Photographer Jodi Coleman, based in Portland, Oregon has a new abstract photography series on the unseen objects on the street that the rest of us tend to ignore. Here's a taste of her new work,...


  13. Photographer Focus: Ward Roberts

    Photographer Focus: Ward Roberts

    Empty sporting courts and fields have never looked so beautiful. Photographer Ward Roberts travelled the globe to shoot this pastel-hued series Courts. While being completely devoid of life and...

    written by: Julia Sabot

  14. Photography Focus: Jeannette Montgomery Barron

    Photography Focus: Jeannette Montgomery Barron

    Jeannette Montgomery Barron found her way into some of the most socially renowned 1980's NYC underground artist culture and turned those infamous artists into her subjects. Scene is a new book—more...


  15. “Spoons” Mural at March in San Francisco

    “Spoons” Mural at March in San Francisco

    Homewares and kitchen supply store March, in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood, will display Joshua Vogel’s “Spoons” Mural beginning June 6.

    written by: Olivia Martin

  16. Promo Daily: Anna Wolf

    Promo Daily: Anna Wolf

    In this installment of Photographer's Promotional Pieces We Love and Why: Anna Wolf

    written by: Julia Sabot
    photos by: Anna Wolf

  17. Promo Daily: Nicole Mlakar

    Promo Daily: Nicole Mlakar

    Today's Photographer Promotional Piece We Love and Why: Nicole Mlakar

    photos by: Nicole Mlakar

  18. Promo Daily: Matt Nager

    Promo Daily: Matt Nager

    Today's Photographer Promotional Piece We Love and Why: Matt Nager

    written by: Julia Sabot

  19. Promo Daily: Kelsey Foster

    Promo Daily: Kelsey Foster

    Today's Photographer's Promotional Pieces We Love and Why: Kelsey Foster

    photos by: Kelsey Foster

  20. Pinboard of the Day: Photography

    Pinboard of the Day: Photography

    The right time, the right place, as they say. Case in point, these seven photographers who each managed to successfully capture and freeze a unique moment in time. A stunning black and white, snowy...

    written by: Eujin Rhee

  21. Impressions from South Africa
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    Impressions from South Africa

    In an upcoming MoMA exhibition called Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now,  nearly 100 prints, posters, books, and wall stencils will be on view—many for the first time in the...

    written by: Diana Budds

  22. Rayko's Plastic Camera Show
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    Rayko's Plastic Camera Show

    If you're in San Francisco this Friday, stop by RayKo Photo Center for the opening reception of their 4th International Juried Plastic Camera Show—featuring images by 80 different...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  23. Favorite Kids' Products

    Favorite Kids' Products

    Sometimes, thinking outside the box with children's toys means forgoing the flashing lights and going back to basics with simple design and honest materials. We've curated a collection of our top...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen

  24. Today’s Tumblr: Found by National Geographic

    Today’s Tumblr: Found by National Geographic

    Dwell is a huge fan of Tumblrs for inspiration and pictorial satisfaction. Today, we focus on "Found," a Tumblr created by National Geographic to celebrate their 125th anniversary. Sourced from the...

    written by: Olivia Martin

  25. Edgeless School: Design for Learning
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    Edgeless School: Design for Learning

    Edgeless School: Design for Learning is an exhibition currently on view at the Center for Architecture. An exploration of how new approaches to learning are being interpreted and facilitated by...

    written by: Sara Dierck