Tuesday, May 22, 2012 10:28AM - By Diana Cook
The Zombie Apocalypse. Sure you’ve thought about what you’d do if/when it happens, but are you positive you have what it takes to successfully avoid falling at the hands of the Walking Dead? Soon you’ll have the opportunity to put your survival skills to the test. For three days only, the creative minds behind The Walking Dead Escape will turn San Diego’s Petco Park into a zombie obstacle course coinciding with this year’s Comic Con.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 11:59AM - By Diana Cook
Want to take your mad LEGO building skills to the next level? Looking to out your inner architect? Dwell has joined forces with Pacific Standard Time to challenge the next Joseph Eichler or Charles Eames to construct a model of an original home inspired by iconic California mid-century modern architecture. Your building material? LEGO bricks. Looking for inspiration like the amazing replica pictured above of the Charles and Ray Eames Case Study House #8, situated in the Pacific Palisades in Southern California built from 1945 to 1949. That model was created by Stacy Sterling you can see more of her amazing creations here.
Thursday, January 19, 2012 12:52PM - By Diana Cook
How well do you know the names of homes from movies and television? Test your knowledge of famous fictional residences with our quiz.
Thursday, October 6, 2011 9:09AM - By Diana Cook
The challenge – to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The results are in. The University of Maryland has won the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon for 2011. Team Maryland, a runner-up back in 2007, took the top spot with WaterShed, a concept home using water and energy efficiency solutions in addition to solar design, inspired by the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.
Monday, September 26, 2011 11:35AM - By Diana Cook
Fans of mid-century modern design are in for a treat. The untouched living room of design legends Ray and Charles Eames will be available for public viewing at the Los Angeles County Mueseum as part of an upcoming exhibition. California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way” – a showcase examining California’s role in shaping the material culture of the country is set to open on October 1st and run for six months.
Monday, June 6, 2011 7:40AM - By Diana Cook
Throughout his life Frank Lloyd Wright spoke of the influence of the outdoors on his work. He advised his apprentices to “study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
While we’ve already explored ways to bring a little FLW to your interior, considering Wright’s love of the outdoors, these al fresco accessories are a great way to pay homage to the Frank Lloyd Wright legacy. Today, you can bring a bit of the Frank Lloyd Wright aesthetic to your garden and home exterior with Wright inspired designs created to promote the integration of habitat and nature.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 8:22AM - By Diana Cook
It seems the world is fascinated with architects. With this in mind, we gathered the top documentaries featuring great minds of contemporary architecture. So sit back, grab your popcorn bowl and enjoy these 12 films honoring visionaries who created some of the most inspiring structures in the world.
Monday, March 28, 2011 1:00PM - By Diana Cook
Maybe you can’t swing the mortgage on any of these Frank Lloyd Wright homes currently on the market, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little Wright inspired design. Each of these interior home decor items were created based on the famed architect’s iconic works.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:30PM - By Diana Cook
Hankering to own a residence designed by celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright? The dream seems more attainable as prices continue to drop and old listings are revived on an almost weekly basis. The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy features the Wright homes currently on the market. We cherry picked 12 of our favorites: