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  1. Zurich, Switzerland
    City Guide

    Zurich, Switzerland

    Industrial designer Alfredo Häberli shows us how to pass the hours in Zurich, Switzerland, a city with no shortage of timekeepers.

    written by: Andy Isaacson
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    01.21.09

  2. Yes Please More
    A Great Idea

    Yes Please More

    While the United States is leaps and bounds behind Europe when it comes to publicly funding the arts and design, the city of Denver and Yes Please More are doing their best to encourage creative...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.18.11

  3. World's Smallest Hotel and Café in Copenhagen
    Hotels

    World's Smallest Hotel and Café in Copenhagen

    Quaintly perched on Tullinsgade in Vesterbro, Copenhagen lies the monoroomed Central Hotel & Café.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.21.13

  4. Wonderwall Archives 01
    Books

    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

  5. Windows at Bergdorf Goodman
    Books

    Windows at Bergdorf Goodman

    "To window-shop," we learned in our November 2010 issue's Introduction to Retail Design, dates back to 1922—but it wasn't until the 1930s that shops  spiced up their...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.18.10

  6. Weekend Getaway: The Roundhouse in Beacon, New York
    Hotels

    Weekend Getaway: The Roundhouse in Beacon, New York

    A comfortable hotel spanning four buildings that date back to the early to mid-1800s is much-needed addition to the town of Beacon.

    written by: Lisa Selin Davis
    05.29.14

  7. Weekend Detour: Beacon, New York
    City Guide

    Weekend Detour: Beacon, New York

    Located in the sleepy hamlet of Beacon, New York, Dia:Beacon attracts international visitors to its cutting edge design center and surrounding attractions. Residing on the site of a former...

    written by: Laura Feinstein
    10.27.12

  8. Webshop We Love: Rodale's
    Shops

    Webshop We Love: Rodale's

    Look no further than online shop Rodale's for a well-edited selection of eco-friendly items. Products span clothing to kitchenware to bedding, all selected because they're manufactured in a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.23.13

  9. Webshop We Love: Labour and Wait
    Shops

    Webshop We Love: Labour and Wait

    We first reported on Labour and Wait, the quaint East London homeware shop on Redchurch Street, here. A second visit, albeit online, has left us twice smitten. From children's hobby kits to marbled...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.07.13

  10. Webshop We Love: Giftlab
    Shops

    Webshop We Love: Giftlab

    As gift guide season kicks in to high gear, check out one editor-approved online shopping destination (aside from our own!): Giftlab, the newest venture from Net-a-Porter's Carmen Busquets.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.29.13

  11. Web Shop We Love: RIA
    Shops

    Web Shop We Love: RIA

    A fun and funky web shop by Ria Leigh in Los Angeles, California, with bright textiles, ceramics, and more.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.25.14

  12. Web Shop We Love: Herriott Grace
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    Web Shop We Love: Herriott Grace

    Herriot Grace, a father-daughter company, features an array of salvaged, chemical-free, hand carved, and hand turned wooden kitchen objects accompanied by a truly dreamlike food blog.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.18.13

  13. Web Shop of the Day: Labt
    Post

    Web Shop of the Day: Labt

    We check out some of our favorite products from Labt, a furniture design studio in Ghent, Belgium.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.11.13

  14. We're Not in Kansas Anymore
    City Guide

    We're Not in Kansas Anymore

    On May 4, 2007, Greensburg, Kansas, was wiped off the map. An EF5 tornado ravaged the small town of 1,400 residents, destroying or severely damaging 95 percent of the city. Less than a week later,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Alec Soth
    04.06.11

  15. Washington, DC
    City Guide

    Washington, DC

    Washington, DC, is not all political wonks and Masonic conspiracies: It's also a highly walkable city, its diagonal avenues wide open to modern design.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Matthew Monteith
    02.26.09

  16. Visual Vacation: 8 Homes that Inspire Relaxation
    Travel Reports

    Visual Vacation: 8 Homes that Inspire Relaxation

    You may not be able to get away from your desk today, but you can take a short visual vacation courtesy of these eight scenes from the Dwell archives. Picture yourself in any one of these amazing...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.17.13

  17. Visiting the Lost Kingdom of Tibet
    Travel Reports

    Visiting the Lost Kingdom of Tibet

    Photojournalist Darren Ornitz traveled last year to Mustang, Nepal, known as the “Lost Kingdom of Tibet.”

    written by: Darren Ornitz
    05.12.13

  18. Visiting H.D. Buttercup
    Shops

    Visiting H.D. Buttercup

    Without condoning knockoffs, let me say: It is a thrill to walk into a furniture shop and discover a slew of handsome and vaguely familiar-looking design pieces that I can actually afford. This was...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.17.11

  19. 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

  20. Vessyl Smart Cup Tracks What You're Drinking
    Product Reviews

    Vessyl Smart Cup Tracks What You're Drinking

    As fitness trackers evolve to become more autonomous and easier to use, tracking food consumption remains bound to basic journal entries that are easy to skip. For drinks, there’s now the Vessyl...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  21. Ventura Lambrate Trumps in Milan
    Travel Reports

    Ventura Lambrate Trumps in Milan

    For the second year running, Milan’s Zona Tortona feels more like Zona Tortura, a nightclub dotted with big brand showrooms, than the former creative epicenter of the Salone furniture fair...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    04.20.12

  22. Vancouver Maneuvers
    City Guide

    Vancouver Maneuvers

    Vancouver, British Columbia, offers a dramatic natural setting, but as Omer Arbel shows us, there’s more to the city of glass than an immaculate reflection.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: João Canziani
    02.26.09

  23. U.S. Pavilion Pushes Boundaries of the Venice Architecture Biennale
    Event Spotlight

    U.S. Pavilion Pushes Boundaries of the Venice Architecture Biennale

    The curators of the U.S. Pavilion bring a working architectural office to the Venice Architecture Biennale.

    written by: Robert Landon
    06.08.14

  24. Two Days in Marfa, Texas
    Travel Reports

    Two Days in Marfa, Texas

    It requires a long and dusty trek across the desert to reach Marfa,Texas. Situated 200 miles from El Paso, Marfa is a little burg in west Texas with a population of 2,200 and a thriving community...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    09.01.10

  25. Tuscan Winery by Renzo Piano
    Travel Reports

    Tuscan Winery by Renzo Piano

    Nestled into the Tuscan landscape, in the municipality of Gavorrano in the heart of Maremma, sits a modern winery called Rocca di Frassinello. Designed by Renzo Piano, the brilliant red structure...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    04.21.10

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