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  1. The New Underground: Subway Stations Reimagined
    City Guide

    The New Underground: Subway Stations Reimagined

    In a campaign pledge last week that resembles a high school candidate’s promise to give out free pop during lunchtime, Paris mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, of the center-right UMP...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.11.14

  2. Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin
    Outdoor

    Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin

    Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal housing concept creates space in geometric patterns.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.26.14

  3. Gorgeous New Kitchen Appliances with a Handle on Technology
    Product

    Gorgeous New Kitchen Appliances with a Handle on Technology

    These Italian-designed kitchen-tech tools are part of the Internet of Things We Covet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.07.14

  4. American Cycle: Modern Gear for Biking
    Product

    American Cycle: Modern Gear for Biking

    Dwell’s roundup of tech-savvy biking gear and stylish new cycles will give you more reasons to ride. In a poor paraphrase of George Orwell, two wheels good, four wheels bad.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.20.14

  5. Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen
    Profiles

    Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen

    Bold curves, colorful accents and technical vision: Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s body of work represents Modernism’s playful side in bloom. His iconic buildings, from the Gateway Arch...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.10.14

  6. Projectile Motion: Hat-Trick Design’s Stockwell Project Bring Local Art to Wayfinding
    Post

    Projectile Motion: Hat-Trick Design’s Stockwell Project Bring Local Art to Wayfinding

    The Stockwell Park Estate in Lambeth, South London, boasts a colorful cultural history. Once part of a Roman trade route out of the city, the eclectic community has been reinvigorated over the...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.14.14

  7. Olympic City: Gary Hustwit on Sochi and the Afterlife of the Games
    Latest

    Olympic City: Gary Hustwit on Sochi and the Afterlife of the Games

    While Sochi’s true legacy is yet to be written, the questions raised by inflated budgets and shaky construction are already being debated. It’s nothing new. Generations of host cities have had to...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.14.14

  8. Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand
    Profiles

    Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand

    Many innovators helped usher in the Modernist movement, but French architect, furniture maker, and interior designer Charlotte Perriand turned lofty ideals into revolutionary living spaces. Her...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.25.14

  9. Maggie’s Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care
    Event Spotlight

    Maggie’s Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care

    A striking set of designs for patient treatment centers showcases architecture’s power to heal.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.02.14

  10. Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW
    A Great Idea

    Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW

    Inspired by a coffee cup, the EXO portable housing prototype can make a difference for those in need.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.10.14

  11. Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto
    Profiles

    Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto

    Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.17.14

  12. Shops We Love: twentytwentyone
    Shops

    Shops We Love: twentytwentyone

    This London institution for furniture and modern design travels from vintage to modern in 10 striking pieces. Here, twentytwentyone co-founder Simon Alderson talks us through the wares.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.27.14

  13. Photographer Candida Höfer's Lush Images of Architecture
    In The Modern World

    Photographer Candida Höfer's Lush Images of Architecture

    The photographer's large-scale interior photos function like architectural character sketches.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.09.14

  14. Danish Army’s Next Mission: Sustainable Building
    Green

    Danish Army’s Next Mission: Sustainable Building

    The armed forces go mod and green with a cleverly designed set of barracks.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.13.14

  15. Chicago’s Summer of Design
    Travel Reports

    Chicago’s Summer of Design

    A massive exhibition and a new permanent design museum put the past, present, and future of the city’s design community in focus.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.28.14

  16. Shops We Love: Forage Modern Workshop
    Shops

    Shops We Love: Forage Modern Workshop

    This Minneapolis idea shop and store focuses on practical Midwestern goods with personality.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.14.14

  17. A Green Table Lamp Grown from Mushrooms
    Product

    A Green Table Lamp Grown from Mushrooms

    Brooklyn designer Danielle Trofe’s new Mush-Lume lamp is made from biodegradable mushroom material.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.27.14

  18. Radius Furniture by Jeff Martin
    Product

    Radius Furniture by Jeff Martin

    An ahead-of-the-curve furniture experiment by Jeff Martin plays with pastels and geometry.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.13.14

  19. Kickstarter of the Day: Crafty Manual Coffee Maker
    Product

    Kickstarter of the Day: Crafty Manual Coffee Maker

    Chicago designer Craighton Berman creates a bespoke brewer for your morning ritual.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.05.14

  20. Shanty Storage Cabinet: Groove is in the Art
    Product

    Shanty Storage Cabinet: Groove is in the Art

    Doshi Levien’s corrugated steel furniture elevates the design of DIY homebuilders.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.06.14

  21. Rock, Paper, Circuits: Pulplites Lamps
    Product

    Rock, Paper, Circuits: Pulplites Lamps

    The Vancouver design duo Dear Human finds an illuminating use for recycled paper.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.09.14

  22. Peaking Lights: The Wobbelhead Lamp
    Product

    Peaking Lights: The Wobbelhead Lamp

    A lamp prototype from Norway adds distinct personality to lighting design.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.13.14

  23. Laser-Cut Lampshade Made from Seaweed
    Product

    Laser-Cut Lampshade Made from Seaweed

    Get by with a little kelp from my friends: Julia Lohmann’s lighting solution illuminates the possibilities of seaweed.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.14.14

  24. “If You Build It” Documentary Shows Power of Design Education
    We Recommend

    “If You Build It” Documentary Shows Power of Design Education

    Designer/activist duo Matthew Miller and Emily Pilloton are no strangers to hitting the road for the greater good. In 2010, they left San Francisco in an Airstream trailer to embark on the Design...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.14.14

  25. Incipit: Milan’s New Lab for Designers
    A Great Idea

    Incipit: Milan’s New Lab for Designers

    A studio, a lab, and a business—Incipit aims to be all three, but, most importantly, a new way to support young craftspeople.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.28.14

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