Compostmodern 09: Saul Griffith Demands Heirloom Design
Saul Griffith knows how to deliver grim planetary outlooks with irreverent humor.
Compostmodern in Review
This weekend, I attended Compostmodern, a conference hosted by the AIGA SF that discussed the role of designers and the future...
Sunlight on Demand
Fiber-optic cables can be used to pipe and enhance sunlight into homes. Money is saved.
By Poplar Demand
“I kept pushing the idea of doing a new kind of tree house further and further, trying to find the best structure, the best...
Compostmodern 2009: This weekend!
This coming Saturday, February 21, the second Compostmodern conference will take place at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.
This Lamborghini Miura Is A Family Heirloom Barn Find
I first learned of this story through our friend, the incredibly talented Jeremy Cliff, whose photos accompany this article.
Ready for a design vacation?
If you're planning a break, don't (ever) compromise on style. Stay in a vacation rental that lives up to your design standards.
Compostmodern 09: Thinking Wrong with Project M
One day at Compostmodern equals about a week in standard time, and much more if you add up the many hours' worth of Web-surfing...
Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist
In the remote San Juan Islands, an artist and an architect collaborate on a modern residence dedicated to creative pursuits.
Industrial Design: Atelier Takagi
After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002 with a degree in furniture design, Jonah Takagi traveled the...
Top 5 Saul Bass Movie Titles
In our February issue, on newsstands now, we celebrate the life and work of the great graphic designer Saul Bass on the...
101 Alternative Energy: On-Demand Hot Water
We don’t keep a kettle boiling on the stove all day for the one moment when we want tea, so why do we keep water heated around...
Design Week Portland Showcases the Talent of its Vibrant Design Community
From Friday, April 21 to Saturday, April 29, the Portland Design Community came out en masse to celebrate the city’s innovative...
Cozy by Design
Embrace your primordial instincts with a lesson from the happiest nation in the world.
Giulio Cappellini on the Changing Design Landscape
We sat down with design impresario Giulio Cappellini to chat about workspaces, authenticity, and the state of the furniture...
14 Creative Ways to Design With Felt
Along with being an extremely resilient material that's flame-retardant and self-extinguishing, felt can easily be manipulated...
Q&A With David Lai of Hello Design
It goes without saying that David Lai, Principal and Creative Director of Hello Design, has had a lot of experience creating...
Editor's Letter: Design Matters
Perfection is boring.
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...
Take a Trip to This Photographer-Designed Concrete Home in Thailand
Architecture and interior photographer Marc Gerritsen went back to basics when he designed this minimalist concrete house that...