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Outside In or Inside Out?

Among the kitschy, gnome-loving chalets of Holland's community gardens, Krill Architects created an anomalously spare and highly adaptable Garden House.
September 10, 2009
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Friday Finds 8.28.09

This week at Dwell as the chilly summer gives way to the warmest, sunniest months in San Francisco's calendar, the troops have rallied up a collection of links from around the Web for your Week in Review reading curiosity, including webcams documenting the progress of construction projects, microphilanthropy for emerging artists and design solutions for salad droughts. Read on...
August 28, 2009

Friday Finds 8.21.09

This week at Dwell we've been thinking a lot about the future, from the announcement of the visionary winners of our Reburbia competition to the planning of our early 2010 issues (hard to believe!). Here's a week's worth of design finds that contribute inspirational fuel as we cast creative energy toward things to come.
August 21, 2009
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The New Old Commodore Hotel

The Commodore Hotel in Astoria, Oregon (population 10,000) is not exactly conveniently located, tucked away near the ocean's edge at the mouth of the Columbia River. But the mysterious tale of the hotel's past is enough to draw visitors for a night or two in the now-modern quarters of the historic getaway.
August 17, 2009

Friday Finds 8.14.09

This week at the Dwell office we've been working on our November issue, which will feature a collection of beautiful homes from the far reaches of the rural US and France. We also shipped off this fall's special issue, which will hit stands very soon (be on the lookout!). In spare moments of inspiration-hunting, the editors rounded up this week's picks from around the web. Today Aaron speculates on the future of bike transport, Sam dreams of a few days in Spain, Jordan unwraps a ball full of treasure, Miyoko tracks the progress of building the new Bay Bridge, and Sarah finds a cake she likes so much she wouldn't want to eat it.
August 14, 2009
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Alessi's Fall/Winter Collection

The business of product design is a family affair for Matteo Alessi, Director of Trade Marketing and International Development at Alessi  (and great grandson to Alberto, the company’s founder).
August 14, 2009

Ford + Ching Comes to Oakland

It’s been a busy few months for Willard Ford and Andrea Ching. The duo launched Ford + Ching, their joint-venture furniture and design company, in June at Dwell on Design. They debuted their LA showroom earlier in the summer and now they've set up shop up north with a new sales office and sample warehouse in Oakland.
August 13, 2009
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Cecilia Tham

For part three of our new series Three Buildings, we spoke with Cecilia Tham of Habitan Architects in Barcelona. She walks us through her three favorite buildings, each in Spain, ranging from a Gaudi masterpiece to a startlingly beautiful outdoor escalator. Not only does she point to the high points of Spanish design, she does so in a series of gauzey rhetorical questions which shed significant light on what Tham wants from architecture. To see more of what she does, and where precisely she lives, check out the My House story "Everything Must Go" in the current issue of Dwell.
August 13, 2009
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Product Developments

We asked three product designers from three different fields what the future holds. Oddly, none of them mentioned crystal balls.
August 12, 2009