Allison Arieff, founding editor in chief of successful shelter magazine Dwell
, abruptly quit the magazine Tuesday, saying she was uncomfortable with its editorial direction. Arieff resigned
after a meeting at which an editorial reorganization was unveiled. Arieff had been with the publication since its launch in 2000. In a release, Dwell
said Managing Editor Ann Wilson Spradlin
would take charge of editorial and art duties. Dwell
, which radically revamped and relaunched its Web site in June, has been busy lately expanding into other businesses, including conferences,
cable TV and a line of prefab homes with builder Empyrean.