Allison Arieff
Allison Arieff

Allison Arieff is Editor-at-Large for Sunset and writes the By Design column for the NY Times. From 2002-2006, she was Editor in Chief of Dwell (and was the magazine's founding senior editor). She lectures frequently on design and sustainability and  is author of the books Prefab and Trailer Travel,  and the editor of numerous books on design and culture including Airstream: The History of the Land Yacht.


Blog Posts by Allison Arieff
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My friend and colleague Lloyd Alter has a wonderful post on TreeHugger where he suggests that the three S’s for 2010 will be “small, simple and shared.” I couldn’t agree more, and… More
Posted by Allison Arieff on Friday, January 1, 2010
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So there's just a few days left 'til Christmas. Rather than offer my own holiday gift guide, I'd like to point you to some incredibly thoughtful and creative lists curated by friends and colleagues this… More
Posted by Allison Arieff on Friday, December 18, 2009
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The last few years have seen a tremendous influx of "eco" dinnerware but none comes close to the offerings of Japan's Wasara.   At first glance, these plates and vessels appear to be the work of artisan… More
Posted by Allison Arieff on Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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It's not a great time for the housing industry but it's always a great time for gingerbread. In a clever spin on a treasured holiday tradition, modern home plans company Hometta has unveiled an irresistible… More
Posted by Allison Arieff on Monday, December 7, 2009
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One of the more successful attempts at restarting the economy this year came in the form of the Cash for Clunkers program, where consumers could trade in their old cars for cash toward the purchase of… More
Posted by Allison Arieff on Monday, November 30, 2009
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The other night I had the wonderful opportunity to see one of my literary heroes—though Maira Kalman would probably refrain from describing herself as either literary or heroic.   The author/illustrator… More
Posted by Allison Arieff on Wednesday, November 18, 2009
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I love Branch Home [www.branchhome.com] for so many reasons, not least of which are these groovy kitchen tea towels, available in yellow or blue (or even better, as a set). Started by the lovely Paul Donald,… More
Posted by Allison Arieff on Monday, November 9, 2009
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