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  1. Melbourne Convention Center
    Travel Reports

    Melbourne Convention Center

    One element of my tour of Melbourne that really surprised me was how much I liked the new Melbourne Convention Center by Hamish Lyon of NH Architecture and Nik Karalis of Woods Bagot. 

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    10.23.09

  2. Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition
    Books

    Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition

    The best part of traveling is rarely the hotel. Sure, you'll suffer a tatty travelers flop if it means an extra day wandering the streets of Seoul, but in the main, hotel stays, and hotel decor,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.10

  3. Graphic Europe
    Books

    Graphic Europe

    "We are designers. We notice things in a different way to other people." That's roughly the ethos that defines the Detour section of Dwell, and the expressed driving force behind the new...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.13.10

  4. LA-ab and LSU
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    LA-ab and LSU

    I'm headed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to have a look at a house for a feature in the October issue. While I'm there I'm quite excited to be stopping in to chat with a class of graduate students in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.28.10

  5. A London Ramble
    Travel Reports

    A London Ramble

    At the tail end of my Scottish excursion last month, I got a chance to visit London. It was my first time in the city and man was I floored. I loved it to bits and can't wait to go...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.07.10

  6. Mexico City: Day 1
    Travel Reports

    Mexico City: Day 1

    On Thursday I headed down to Mexico City for four days of sheer design tourism. Things got underway that night with a molecular gastronomy feast the Polanco restaurant Oca. Parsley foam, man....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.24.10

  7. Mexico City: Day 3
    Travel Reports

    Mexico City: Day 3

    My third day of Mexico City design tourism was one fraught with camera woes. Not only did many of the photos I took on my daylong wander not come through a vexing download (goodbye morning...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.01.10

  8. London Design Festival: Day 3
    Travel Reports

    London Design Festival: Day 3

    My third day traipsing about London for the Design Festival had me venturing east again, starting my day in Clerkenwell (that's pronounced CLARK-en-well, I learned) and then, as ever, heading back...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    09.23.11

  9. Poncelet Cheese Bar
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    Poncelet Cheese Bar

    Travelers who take their design as seriously as their food may well have a new stop to make when they swing through Spain: the new Poncelet Cheese Bar in Madrid. The multidisciplinary firm Gabriel...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.17.11

  10. Aether's Airstream
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    Aether's Airstream

    Here at Dwell, we love all things Airstream, that modernist silver bullet racing toward the freedom of the open road. And though some of the best Airstream design takes the object as a mobile home,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.27.11

  11. Grafik180: CityArt by Publique Living
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    Grafik180: CityArt by Publique Living

    Over the recent holidays I was out for a ramble here in San Francisco and happened into the shop ATYS. There I saw a handful of excellent prints from SF–based design firm Publique...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.22.10

  12. Wonderwall Archives 01
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    Wonderwall Archives 01

    Back in 2009 we ran a conversation with Masamichi Katayama about the incredible Japanese retail design outfit Wonderwall. We only showed a handful of photos to go with it, but now with the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.11

  13. Michigan: Day One
    Travel Reports

    Michigan: Day One

    As I noted last week via the blog and Twitter, and my colleague Amanda so aptly showed in this slideshow, I was in Michigan last week. It was my first trip to the state and I had a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.20.10

  14. Designs on Midtown Manhattan
    Travel Reports

    Designs on Midtown Manhattan

    I was back in New York last week, in part to attend the press preview lunch for I Saloni Milano in New York which is a six-week celebration of Italian design. The event is meant to comemorate the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.20.10

  15. Tiles of Casablanca
    Travel Reports

    Tiles of Casablanca

    Wandering the streets of downtown Casablanca, one sees a whole other use of tile on building facades. Instead of the reddish concrete with colorful accents you see in Marrakech (which I documented...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.19.12

  16. Visiting Borrego Springs
    Travel Reports

    Visiting Borrego Springs

    Last week I was in Borrego Springs, California, a tiny town in the middle of the Anza Borrego desert in San Diego County. A good two hours northeast of San Diego, the town was, and is, a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    04.15.11

  17. Miami Advice
    City Guide

    Miami Advice

    Cathy Leff takes to the road (and sidewalk) to lead us on an intrepid bicycle tour of Miami’s architectural and cultural wonders.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Roy Zipstein
    02.26.09

  18. 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

  19. 5 Latin American Design Destinations
    Travel Reports

    5 Latin American Design Destinations

    Should your summer travels take you south of the border, we've rounded up all the architecture and design hotspots in this quintet of Latin American city guides. From Mexico City to Lima, here's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.02.13

  20. The Modern Honolulu
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    The Modern Honolulu

    In early April I was invited out to Honolulu to give a talk at the Hawaii Build and Buy Green Expo, an offer I could hardly refuse. And wanting to be as close to the Hawaiian Convention Center as I...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.25.12

  21. Mexico City: Day 2
    Travel Reports

    Mexico City: Day 2

    My second day of design tourism in Mexico City was as good as the first, in no small part because I had what may have been the best meal of my life at the restaurant Pujol. Chef Enrique Olvera...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.29.10

  22. Borrego Springs' Mod Houses
    Travel Reports

    Borrego Springs' Mod Houses

    I posted some of the mid-century buildings in my last Borrego Springs update, but over the course of my three days in the desert I visited a half dozen really beautiful homes. Lucky for...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.18.11

  23. Pot + Pantry
    Food

    Pot + Pantry

    Last week I stopped into Pot + Pantry, Donna Suh Wageman's new kitchenwares shop in San Francisco's Mission District. Not only was the tiny space utterly charming, an appealing melange of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.11.11

  24. European Vacation: 5 Capitals of Design
    Travel Reports

    European Vacation: 5 Capitals of Design

    Headed back to good old Europe this summer for some design-driven travel? Our city guides offer an insider's view of what you should not miss as your travels take you from Paris to Helsinki and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.01.13

  25. London Design Festival: Day 1
    Travel Reports

    London Design Festival: Day 1

    Fighting a bit of jetlag and a few high-design, low-usefulness maps, I headed to the Brompton Design District for my first day of the London Design Festival. I started at festival headquarters,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.20.11

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