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  1. Renovation Tips from American Dream Builders' Nate Berkus

    Renovation Tips from American Dream Builders' Nate Berkus

    In addition to designing spaces and collections (like this one for Target), Nate Berkus hosts the NBC reality design competition series, American Dream Builders, which airs its two-hour season...

    written by: Monique Valeris

  2. "Born to Rewild" with Landscape Designer Margie Ruddick

    "Born to Rewild" with Landscape Designer Margie Ruddick

    We're thrilled to welcome Margie Ruddick, this year's winner of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture, to Dwell on Design. In a panel on "rewilding" our cities, Ruddick...

    written by: Diana Budds

  3. Your Next Car Might Literally Be Made of Money

    Your Next Car Might Literally Be Made of Money

    Tomato fiber, retired currency, and used cigarette filters are just a few of the things researchers are thinking about when they're developing greener materials. Delve into the material science...

    written by: Diana Budds

  4. John Quale

    John Quale

    John Quale discovered his calling early. While his buddies were reading Brewers box scores, nine-year-old Quale was analyzing house-of-the-week floor plans in the Milwaukee Sentinel.

    written by: Arnie Cooper

  5. Q&A with Autograph Creative Directors

    Q&A with Autograph Creative Directors

    Donerik Dela Cruz and Aaron Pou describe their business as a “design start-up in challenging times,” but since launching Autograph, a brand consulting, art direction, and graphic design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  6. Q&A with Illustrious California Architect William Krisel

    Q&A with Illustrious California Architect William Krisel

    Palm Springs architect William Krisel entered the arena of architecture in the boom times that followed World War II and left in 1979 when the profession became “too uptight” as a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  7. Wonderwall Inc.

    Wonderwall Inc.

    At the opposite end of the spectrum from North American big-box stores are the conceptually driven and exquisitely realized retail designs of Masamichi Katayama.


  8. The Making of Dwell with Chris Gardner

    The Making of Dwell with Chris Gardner

    To open our September 2009 apartment-themed issued, we dreamed up Dwell’s ideal apartment. Not content to play mere decorator, we tried on the role of developer and enlisted architect Craig...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  9. Partners in Design

    Partners in Design

    A design career spanning decades has left this pair of Design Research–alumni with a thing or two to say concerning the state of people, design, and the retail environment.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Todd Hido

  10. Sir Nicholas Grimshaw

    Sir Nicholas Grimshaw

    "One of the good things about doing decent public design in a prominent place is that people look at it and say: Why can’t we have that everywhere?”  

    written by: Alec Appelbaum

  11. Miguel Nelson of Woolly Pocket

    Miguel Nelson of Woolly Pocket

    The path to a better world isn't through pavers but via plants, says artist and Woolly Pocket founder Miguel Nelson. "I love architecture but I think if everyone was gardening instead of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  12. Ed Mazria

    Ed Mazria

    "This isn’t a question of cost: It’s a question of design. Design is how you solve the climate-change problem."  

    written by: Geoff Manaugh

  13. Jason Miller

    Jason Miller

    When people talk about Jason Miller, they invariably mention three things, in varying order: his wit, his youth, and his meteoric rise in the burgeoning United States design scene. Though all of...

    written by: Amber Bravo

  14. Rich Brilliant Willing

    Rich Brilliant Willing

    When Senior Editor Aaron Britt was at Design Miami in December, he met the three RISD chaps behind the young industrial design firm Rich Brilliant Willing. Theo Richardson, Charles Brill, and...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  15. Architect Matthew Hufft

    Architect Matthew Hufft

    Matthew Hufft is the principal and founder of Hufft Projects and the fabrication stuido MAKE, both young Kansas City, Missouri, firms that we've been keeping an eye on here at Dwell. After a phone...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  16. Emily Pilloton

    Emily Pilloton

    In January 2008, Emily Pilloton founded Project H Design in an effort to "turn criticism into action" by connecting socially minded designers with the communities in need of their...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  17. Ice House Detroit

    Ice House Detroit

    American cities are not short on abandoned houses, but for great swathes of residential vacancy, Detroit takes the cake. There have been a variety of responses to the motor city's blight, from the...

    written by: Sarah Rich

  18. Belt Buckles by Kiel Mead

    Belt Buckles by Kiel Mead

    Senior Editor Aaron Britt talked to Kiel Mead the other day, after an initial cruise through his site yielded the Birdie Light, which he promptly posted. A closer look yielded a handful of men's...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  19. Pedro E. Guerrero

    Pedro E. Guerrero

    In 1939, Frank Lloyd Wright hired 22-year-old Pedro Guerrero to be Taliesin West’s resident photographer, the start of a collaborative bond that would last until Wright’s death in 1959....


  20. Omer Arbel

    Omer Arbel

    Omer Arbel is a Vancouver–based architect and designer who creates spaces and objects in equal measure. Most recently he designed both the the medals for the 2010 Winter Olympics and and the...


  21. Richard Schulman's Photographs

    Richard Schulman's Photographs

    Last week I talked to photographer Richard Schulman about his career photographing legends of the architecture and art worlds. This week Richard pulled 21 images from his impressive catalog to...

    photos by: Richard Schulman

  22. Q&A: Gijs Bakker

    Q&A: Gijs Bakker

    As cofounder of the iconic Dutch collective Droog, industrial designer Gijs Bakker further defined the design identity of his homeland, the Netherlands, as simple and playful, conceptual but...

    written by: Jordan Kushins

  23. Jon Gasca of STUA

    Jon Gasca of STUA

    Jon Gasca and his father Jesus Gasca are the creative minds behind STUA, a 20-year-old design house based in Spain. I tracked Jon down in San Sebastian, Spain, and asked him about his new chair,...


  24. Objeti Design Studio

    Objeti Design Studio

    Cleveland is no New York or Milan, so it may not seem to be the most ideal city in which to launch a design studio. But Objeti, Joseph Ribic's design/manufacturing firm based in Ohio, is proving...


  25. The Architecture of Adler & Sullivan

    The Architecture of Adler & Sullivan

    In a prolific 15-year period between 1880 and 1895, Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan teamed up to produce an architecture that was stridently American—one that drew from nature for its...

    written by: J. Michael Welton