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  1. Cooler Ranch
    House Tours

    Cooler Ranch

    After searching in vain for an empty lot to build on, architect Brian White settled for a nondescript 1960s ranch that nobody else wanted—and proved that building from the ground up doesn’t always...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: John Clark
    01.18.09

  2. Community of Vision
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    Community of Vision

    A mere eight miles from Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Georgian neoclassical plantation home, and just nine miles south of Old Town Alexandria, the colonial bastion that provides much...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Eric Laignel
    03.16.09

  3. Lava Flow 4, The Big Island
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    Lava Flow 4, The Big Island

    Set into the dense tropical foliage of Hawaii’s wildest coast is a house that goes with the flow by welcoming the breeze.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Linny Morris
    01.20.09

  4. Curating Cologne
    City Guide

    Curating Cologne

    Gallerist Martin Kudlek shows us that there’s more to Cologne than its cathedral.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    02.26.09

  5. Piet Hein Eek
    Profiles

    Piet Hein Eek

    Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek is best known for his intricately composed scrap wood furniture—each piece a one-of-a-kind creation that merges artisan handcraft with skilled design processes....

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.30.09

  6. Live From Helsinki: EcoDesign
    Travel Reports

    Live From Helsinki: EcoDesign

    At the entrance of Habitare, Finland's largest furniture and interiors expo, designer Yrjö Kukkapuro has curated an exhibition of ecologically-minded chairs. One of Finland's elder statesmen...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.10.09

  7. Chef's Table
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    Chef's Table

    When these full-time foodies renovated their Chicago condo, getting the kitchen right meant finding the right kitchen island. Editor-in-chief Sam Grawe invites himself over to sample the fruits of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    02.03.10

  8. ICFF 2010: Design Ride Manhattan
    Travel Reports

    ICFF 2010: Design Ride Manhattan

    After spending the better part of Sunday on the floor of the Javits center, at five pm, I joined a motley (but stylish) crew for the launch of Public Bikes. Organized by former Design Within...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.17.10

  9. Fantastic Plastics
    Travel Reports

    Fantastic Plastics

    While in Italy for a large press event regarding the 50th Salone Del Mobile, I took the opportunity to visit Kartell's headquarters in Noviglio, just outside of Milan. In a rambling campus of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Sam Grawe
    02.11.11

  10. Milan 2011: Day One
    Travel Reports

    Milan 2011: Day One

    Dwell has traveled to Milan, Italy, for the 2011 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the largest furniture fair in the world, to see firsthand the latest novelties from renowned designers and to...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    04.11.11

  11. Salone Satellite 2011
    Travel Reports

    Salone Satellite 2011

    One of the most exciting perks of being lucky enough to attend Italy's Salone Internazionale del Mobile, also known as the Milan Furniture Fair, is having the opportunity to get a glimpse of...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    04.13.11

  12. Sign of the Times
    House Tours

    Sign of the Times

    Looking for directions on the road to sustainability? At Leger Wanaselja Architecture's multifamily development in Berkeley, California, all signs point to green.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Randi Berez
    04.21.09

  13. An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California
    House Tours

    An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California

    If good fences make good neighbors, then Shino and Ken Mori are the best neighbors ever. They invite us past the charred cedar facade of their Southern California home. 

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    08.04.11

  14. Like a Kid in a Candy Store
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    Like a Kid in a Candy Store

    For Parisian gallery director Didier Krzentowski, the art of collecting has become a career by design.  

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Philippe Munda
    07.01.09

  15. London Design Festival: Day One
    Travel Reports

    London Design Festival: Day One

    Over eight short years The London Design Festival has grown from a minor design-world offshoot to one of the few must-attend events. With all of the UK's homespun talent—from Tom Dixon to the...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.24.10

  16. The Lowest Utility Bill on the Block
    Green

    The Lowest Utility Bill on the Block

    Hybridization is hit or miss (i.e., the jackalope). But this Houston home combines two housing types to create a conscientious alternative.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    05.04.09

  17. Mid-Century Mash-Up
    House Tours

    Mid-Century Mash-Up

    Although postwar California modernism is generally associated with Southern California, the Bay Area’s own tradition has begun in recent years to be more widely acknowledged, and its surviving...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    01.16.09

  18. The Full Montara
    My House

    The Full Montara

    In Montara, California, architect Michael Maltzan designed a home for, his sister and brother-in-law. From certain vantage points, the home’s unique angles result in M.C. Escher–like optical...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Noah Webb
    01.20.09

  19. Go With the Flow
    House Tours

    Go With the Flow

    Along the ever-expanding coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island, an architect and his family exchange fast-paced city life for a different kind of flow—the geological kind.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Linny Morris
    04.28.09

  20. Mutual Fulfilment
    House Tours

    Mutual Fulfilment

    In Santa Monica, architect and activist Cory Buckner is working to preserve the living monuments of L.A.'s mid-century-modern past, including her own home by A. Quincy Jones.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Darcy Hemley
    06.16.09

  21. Opdahl Remastered
    House Tours

    Opdahl Remastered

    Case Study architect Edward Killingsworth’s masterpiece, the 1957 Opdahl House, fell into ruin, but thanks to a musician with a passion for modernism, it is celebrating its 50th anniversary...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    01.12.10

  22. Designed In-House
    My House

    Designed In-House

    Mill Valley, California, might not be a hotbed of modernism, but it was here, ten years ago, that Dwell came into the world alongside founder Lara Hedberg Deam’s first home—now...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    09.07.10

  23. Stainless Chef
    House Tours

    Stainless Chef

    Designer John Picard isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty in the kitchen, or washing the sand off his feet in the bathroom. This ecological pioneer’s half-lot home is designed for...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    07.27.09

  24. Kansas City, MO
    House Tours

    Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City is a sprawling 318 square miles. With the help of creative developers and architects, the three square miles that make up downtown are finally growing up.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    01.18.09

  25. Urban Usonian
    House Tours

    Urban Usonian

    It might have seemed like an oxymoron to Frank Lloyd Wright, but it’s a reality in this Boston photographer’s flat, designed to fit into a preexisting 1,500-square-foot space.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Kent Dayton
    08.03.09

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