Dwell (magazine)

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Editor Amanda Dameron [1]
Categories Architecture and Design
Frequency monthly except two bi-monthly issues
Publisher Dwell Media LLC
Total circulation
First issue October 2000
Country  United States
Based in San Francisco, CA
Language English
Website www.dwell.com
ISSN 1530-5309

Dwell is an American magazine devoted to modern architecture and design. It was launched in September 2000 by mail-order heiress[clarification needed] Lara Hedberg Deam with architecture and design critic Karrie Jacobs as its editor-in-chief. In August 2002 Jacobs left the magazine and was replaced by senior editor Allison Arieff. Arieff subsequently resigned in August 2006, citing a "fundamental change in the magazine's mission and philosophy" as her reason for leaving.

Dwell is published 10 times a year (monthly except bi-monthly in December/January and July/August) by Dwell Media, LLC. The current subscription is priced at $19.95 a year. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, by the close of 2005 the magazine's circulation exceeded 260,000, a 25.5 percent increase over 2004.[citation needed] Recently, president and publisher Michela O’Connor Abrams has attempted to capitalize on the magazine’s success by introducing a number of branded spin-offs, including a limited edition minimalist athletic sneaker designed by Medium Design Group and a weekly TV series on the Fine Living cable network.[citation needed] Dwell LLC also publishes a popular design website dwell.com and produces an annual design conference and exhibition called Dwell on Design. Approximately 50% of the pages in a typical issue of Dwell are used for advertising.


  • April 2005 National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the 100,000-to-250,000 circulation category.[3]
  • March 2006 Adweek 2006 Creative Team of the Year award to creative director Claudia Bruno and photo editor Kate Stone [4]


  1. ^ 'Dwell' Names New Editor
  2. ^ ABC
  4. ^ Walker, David (2006-03-10). "Home Grown: Creative Team of the Year Adweek". In the News. Dwell. Retrieved 2008-07-23. [dead link]

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