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  1. Designing Women
    In The Modern World

    Designing Women

    Blazing a trail through the canon of design, these 25 artisans worked to make some of the modern era’s most recognizable furniture, lighting, and objects. From the sculptural pottery of Eva...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.02.09

  2. In The Modern World

    Space of Diplomacy

    On August 7, 1998, two car bombs went off nearly simultaneously in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, killing more than 220 people and all but destroying the U.S. embassies there. The...

    01.09.09

  3. Bridges We Love
    In The Modern World

    Bridges We Love

    Cables and abutments went fancy for a distinct purpose: to convey passersby—not folks whizzing past on vehicles—with personality. Here’s a selection of bridges that are anything...

    written by: Tim Newcomb
    01.27.12

  4. Finds From the LA Modernism Show
    In The Modern World

    Finds From the LA Modernism Show

    The 22nd annual Los Angeles Modernism Show, held May 1–3 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, featured more than 70 exhibitors with mid-century wares trucked in from all over the country....

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.06.13

  5. Architecture Meets Tron in These Retro-Futuristic CAD Drawings
    In The Modern World

    Architecture Meets Tron in These Retro-Futuristic CAD Drawings

    Noting how changing technologies affect the way we imagine design, the bloggers behind RNDRD unearth a trove of retro-yet-futuristic computer renderings.

    written by: Josh Conrad
    02.19.13

  6. Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture
    In The Modern World

    Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture

    Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, makes the case that historical preservationists are finally waking up to the glories of modernist landscape architecture.

    written by: Charles Birnbaum
    03.15.13

  7. Made in L.A.
    In The Modern World

    Made in L.A.

    With its diverse architectural landscape and community that thrives on robust design discourse, Los Angeles is an ideal home for the annual Dwell on Design show. In June, the city will, once again,...

    04.16.13

  8. Furniture Designer Spotlight: La Chance
    In The Modern World

    Furniture Designer Spotlight: La Chance

    An enterprising duo mines their respective creative and business backgrounds to create a furniture collection with French roots and universal appeal.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    05.09.13

  9. Mid-Century Designer Focus: Mel Smilow
    In The Modern World

    Mid-Century Designer Focus: Mel Smilow

    An unsung mid-century designer is poised for a triumphant revival.

    06.17.13

  10. Modern Artist's Fortress Studio in Helsinki
    In The Modern World

    Modern Artist's Fortress Studio in Helsinki

    Two young designers happily make their home inside an 18th-century fortress, reborn as a thriving artists’ enclave, off the coast of Helsinki.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.29.13

  11. Blogger Focus: Design Destinations
    In The Modern World

    Blogger Focus: Design Destinations

    Some of our favorite bloggers handpicked design hotspots from around the globe. Here are their answers.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.31.13

  12. Blogger Focus: Favorite Webshops
    In The Modern World

    Blogger Focus: Favorite Webshops

    Today’s global design scene is more expansive and easier to access than ever, thanks to all things Internet—websites, webshops, and an international brigade of bloggers.Online design writers do...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.03.13

  13. Katie Treggiden's Local Discoveries from Great Britain
    In The Modern World

    Katie Treggiden's Local Discoveries from Great Britain

    In our Sepetember 2013 issue, we asked some of our favorite online design writers to introduce their latest local discoveries. Check out Diana Moss of Miss Moss and Lucy Feagins of The Design Files...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.04.13

  14. Blogger Focus: Bookmarked Finds
    In The Modern World

    Blogger Focus: Bookmarked Finds

    In our September 2013 issue, we asked some of our favorite bloggers what products they're coveting right now.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.04.13

  15. Diana Moss's Local Discoveries from South Africa
    In The Modern World

    Diana Moss's Local Discoveries from South Africa

    In our September 2013 issue, we asked some of our favorite online design writers to introduce their latest local discoveries. Check out Lucy Feagins of The Design Files and Katie Treggiden of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.05.13

  16. Lucy Feagins' Local Discoveries from Australia
    In The Modern World

    Lucy Feagins' Local Discoveries from Australia

    In our September 2013 issue, we asked some of our favorite online design writers to introduce their latest local discoveries. Check out Diana Moss of Miss Moss and Katie Treggiden of Confessions of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.06.13

  17. Johnny Strategy of Spoon & Tamago's Japanese Design Picks
    In The Modern World

    Johnny Strategy of Spoon & Tamago's Japanese Design Picks

    Johnny Strategy, of Spoon & Tamago, has been reporting on Japanese design and culture since 2007. Two years after the Tohoku earthquake, he sees the country taking an optimistic turn.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.07.13

  18. Blogger Focus: Design Inspiration
    In The Modern World

    Blogger Focus: Design Inspiration

    We asked some of our favorite online design writers which sites inspire their blogs and influence their design sense.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.08.13

  19. Blogger Focus: Trend Forecast
    In The Modern World

    Blogger Focus: Trend Forecast

    We asked some of our favorite bloggers what they see in the near future for interiors, graphic design, travel, and more.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.11.13

  20. Designing with George Nelson Pieces
    In The Modern World

    Designing with George Nelson Pieces

    From the Marshmallow sofa to those glowing Bubble lamps, George Nelson’s designs are a must in many a modern interior. Here are 6 that stand out from the pages of Dwell.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.04.13

  21. The City of Chandigarh by Le Corbusier
    In The Modern World

    The City of Chandigarh by Le Corbusier

    Los Angeles architect Linda Taalman made a rare visit to Le Corbusier’s fraught masterpiece, the capitol complex of the city of Chandigarh. Here she offers her take on Corbu’s vision for a modern...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    09.07.13

  22. Q&A with Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz
    In The Modern World

    Q&A with Landscape Architect Thomas Woltz

    Nelson Byrd Woltz carves out a vertical garden for a New York City residence and, in the process, creates a nest for its human and avian inhabitants.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Eric Piasecki
    10.07.13

  23. Design Tips for Privacy
    In The Modern World

    Design Tips for Privacy

    As the lines between our public and personal lives become increasingly blurry, designers are helping redefine privacy for the 21st century. Here we explore the new frontiers­—in residential...

    photos by: Iwan Baan
    10.08.13

  24. Design Tips for Privacy: Helpful Products Part One
    In The Modern World

    Design Tips for Privacy: Helpful Products Part One

    From sound absorbing acoustic wall tiles to geometric white oak screens, here is a set of five products to increase privacy at home and in the office.

    10.09.13

  25. Design Tips for Privacy: Helpful Products Part Two
    In The Modern World

    Design Tips for Privacy: Helpful Products Part Two

    From a lightweight synthetic curtain to a recycled modular nomad system, here are five more pieces of furniture that will guarantee privacy.

    10.11.13

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