Dave has contributed to Dwell since its inception. He's a CalArts dropout, a former art critic for The New Yorker, and a producer of comedies on TV. He lives in, and writes from, Los Angeles.

Diamond in the Rough (and Ready)
Architect Ken Meffan's ten-years-in-the-making home is in the tiny Northern California town of Rough and Ready—a term…
Two Houses Are Better Than One
Or is one house better than two? For Santa Monica–based architect Jesse Bornstein and his family, both are true.
Domestic Democracy
In a code-happy L.A. suburb, how do you break the mold without breaking the law? Architects Alice Fung and Michael…
Invincible Cities
The exhibition "Harlem 1970-2009: Photographs by Camilo José Vergara," opens at the New-York Historical Society on…
This Place Matters
May is National Preservation Month at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and to celebrate, they've rolled…
Urban PUMA
One of the wonderful things about living in an unhinged time is that no one has any clue what's cool anymore. When…
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