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Modern Meets Traditional in a Swedish Summer House

Modern Meets Traditional in a Swedish Summer House Lindsay J.

Color Story: Blue

Color Story: Blue Diana Budds Blue: the color that helped catapult the careers of artist Yves Klein and musician Miles Davis , the most-prized and most-expensive hue in the Renaissance . We also think it makes for striking design accents, from vibrant cobalts to soothing navys

People in Glass Houses: The Legacy of Joseph Eichler

People in Glass Houses: The Legacy of Joseph Eichler Luanne Bradley Procurers of these 20th-century inside-outside, flat-roofed dwellings are referred to as Eichler-holics who won’t live anywhere else. Realtor-turned-filmmaker Monique Lombardelli brings their experience home while shedding light on a Northern California architectural movement in her new documentary, People in Glass Houses: The Legacy of Joseph Eichler .   “One reason why I respect him so much is how he changed the game completely,” Lombardelli says in describing the 11,000 airy dwellings the former dairy salesman erected, the majority in the San Francisco Bay Area aided by A

Dwell Conversation at AetherSF

Dwell Conversation at AetherSF Aaron Britt On January 23rd, at the Proxy in San Francisco, Dwell and Aether Apparel hosted the talk Prefab's Progress, the latest in our series of Dwell Conversations. Not only did we celebrate the opening of AetherSF, Aether's first stand-alone shop, and an incredible structure made from three customized shipping containers, but we also heard more from architect Benjamin Parco and Seth Krubiner, founder of Simpatico Homes , both of whom had projects in our December/January issue Prefab Comes Home . Check out the home Parco designed in the Berkeley Hills here and Krubiner's prototype here

Catch A Wave

Catch A Wave Diana Budds An undulating wall made from over 40,000 dowels adds a dose of awe to a Massachusetts loft. When John Matosky hired Merge Architects to upgrade his loft, it was a pretty standard project—renovate the existing lackluster bathroom, add a second bathroom, and build a bookshelf.

Interior Design in 8 Classic Films

Interior Design in 8 Classic Films Eujin Rhee Cinema is having a little moment right now—the annual Sundance Film Festival is just about to wrap up and awards season is currently in full swing. We take a look at seven classic films, each lauded for their visually striking set designs

Mix Master

Mix Master Jaime Gillin Both a gallery and a residence, an Antwerp home redefines the boundaries between public and private, art and interior design. Veerle Wenes has always been interested in hybrid creations, in the blending of disciplines.

A New Cultural Hub for San Francisco

A New Cultural Hub for San Francisco Diana Budds In the last few years, San Francisco has seen an influx of new architecture to house its cultural institutions. The new SFJAZZ center designed by award-winning firm Mark Cavagnero Associates , which formally opened on January 21, joins their ranks as an admirable addition to the city's urban fabric.

Join Dwell for Philanthropy by Design’s 25th Anniversary Event

Join Dwell for Philanthropy by Design's 25th Anniversary Event Dwell is pleased to announce our media sponsorship of Philanthropy by Design's 25th Anniversary event, "Turning Silver into Green," happening February 13th, 2013 at SOMArts in San Francisco. Join us for a dynamic evening of philanthropy, art, fashion, live music, and more with Philanthropy by Design ! Enjoy scrumptious locally-produced and vegetarian small bites, wine from Bluxome Street Winery , coffee from Illy , and a selection of delicious desserts. Celebrating 25 years of design and recycling with heart, Philanthropy by Design transforms nonprofit environments through design

Making Room

Making Room Sara Carpenter Making Room, an exhibition opening today at the Museum of the City of New York, celebrates our growing citywide fascination with living small. Living Small in the Big City  In a metropolis where space is at a premium and ideal apartments aren't so much a dime a dozen as a hefty first and last month's rent plus deposit, many of us make do with what we can get. The exhibition, organized by MCNY’s Curator of Architecture and Design Donald Albrecht and Andrea Renner, Andrew W.