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  1. The Future of Solar?
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    The Future of Solar?

    The Brooklyn–based start-up SMIT (Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology) was formed in 2005 by the brother and sister team of Samuel and Teresita Cochran. Their goal: to invent a hybrid...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.18.10

  2. Lerival's Architect-Designed Furniture
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    Lerival's Architect-Designed Furniture

    Lerival, a design house that bridges contemporary furniture and architecture, was founded by Dominique Gonfard and James Coombes in late 2008. They founded the company aiming to push the boundaries...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.14.10

  3. Method Laundry Pump
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    Method Laundry Pump

    A few weeks ago I attended a press event at method, which is headquartered conveniently around the corner from our Dwell offices. Besides a fascinating behind-the-scene tour of their labs (I had to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.09.11

  4. BDDW's Handmade Record Players
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    BDDW's Handmade Record Players

    When Tyler Hays founded BDDW more than a decade ago, the company wore many hats: depending on the project, it might be a design-build construction company, a recording studio, an architecture firm,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.24.10

  5. Eco-Friendly Holiday Cards
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    Eco-Friendly Holiday Cards

    I've known about Paperless Post for a while now; this past wedding season, a handful of Save-the-Dates arrived in my email inbox rather than in my mailbox. It struck me as a great idea, and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.07.10

  6. Smart StudioDesk
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    Smart StudioDesk

    I've been on an organizing kick recently (see my 'creative storage gift guide' here) and my online meanderings have led me to a slew of great products that seem to hold the promise of a better,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.04.11

  7. Easy Ways to Save Energy
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    Easy Ways to Save Energy

    Apparently the average home has 40 devices plugged in drawing constant energy, even when they're turned off (this is called, creepily, 'vampire energy'). To combat this, Belkin has created a slew...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.07.10

  8. Terrariums by Botany Factory
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    Terrariums by Botany Factory

    Browsing through the San Francisco shop General Store recently, I noticed some highly covetable, bulbous glass globes filled with tiny succulents: terrariums by the local designer Katie Goldman...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  9. Workstead Lighting
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    Workstead Lighting

    Earlier this month, Workstead, a Brooklyn–based design firm comprised of Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler, unveiled their fledgling line of lighting.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.22.10

  10. Nesting Instinct
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    Nesting Instinct

    If I had a fatter wallet, and a big, spreading tree in my backyard (if, indeed, I had a backyard), I would most certainly covet this cool new product from DEDON: a Nestrest. It's a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.18.10

  11. Another Country Launches
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    Another Country Launches

    Another Country is a new furniture company owned by Paul de Zwart, the founding publisher of Wallpaper magazine. The pieces are produced by hand in a small workshop in Dorset, England, made of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.18.10

  12. Street Value Book
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    Street Value Book

    Dwell Creative Director Kyle Blue recently introduced me to the diverse and inspiring work of the New York-based graphic design firm Project Projects. So I was excited to get my hands on one of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.26.10

  13. Modern Thank-You Notes
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    Modern Thank-You Notes

    GIGI PRESS, a new Los Angeles–based letterpress company, sent me samples of their work last week, and I love their clean, modern aesthetic. Check out the boxed thank you notes emblazoned...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.30.10

  14. Crowd-Sourced Product Design
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    Crowd-Sourced Product Design

    Founded by the 23-year-old entrepreneur Ben Kaufman—who previously developed an award-winning iPod accessory when he was still in high school—Quirky offers a, yes, quirky new approach...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.28.10

  15. High-Design Doors
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    High-Design Doors

    Fifth-generation Italian manufacturer Lualdi just released its first collection of doors by American designers—namely by Dror Benshetrit, David Rockwell and Robert A.M. Stern. They're on pre...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.11.10

  16. Corbusier-Approved Paint Deck
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    Corbusier-Approved Paint Deck

    I was excited to learn, from this recent New York Times story, that the Swiss company KT Color manufactures a line of paints created by Le Corbusier.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.28.10

  17. Data Modern Furnishings
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    Data Modern Furnishings

    Data Modern Furnishings was founded by Ryan Richardson in the fall of 2010, after 18 months of prototyping and tweaking their products. Richardson collaborates with a team of nine woodworkers,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.09.10

  18. Eco-Friendly Lighting's New Look
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    Eco-Friendly Lighting's New Look

    YLighting recently alerted us to the new energy-efficient lighting designs they're carrying online. The market for energy-efficient lights is currently booming (and is estimated to grow 35% per...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.19.10

  19. The Next-Generation Paper Plate
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    The Next-Generation Paper Plate

    I'm currently planning a party (ok, wedding) and have been coming across lots of interesting paper party supplies—including these awesome Gunilla Axén-designed cocktail napkins, which...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.07.11

  20. Lomography Loves Japan
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    Lomography Loves Japan

    Amid the flurry of creative efforts towards Japan fund-raising comes this latest offering: Lomography Loves Japan, a fleet of three special-edition 'analog' cameras from Lomography. Funds from...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.25.11

  21. Furniture by Chadhaus
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    Furniture by Chadhaus

    I recently discovered the work of Chadhaus, a four-year-old Seattle-based company that builds beautiful modern furniture from hardwoods and recycled steel sourced mostly in the Pacific Northwest....

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.29.11

  22. Suita Sofa by Antonio Citterio
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    Suita Sofa by Antonio Citterio

    I'm smitten with this modular sofa, designed by Antonio Citterio in 2010. Suita is his first non-office, non-waiting room collaboration with Vitra—that is, his first design for the home&mdash...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.20.11

  23. Kamal Letterpress Art
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    Kamal Letterpress Art

    I stumbled onto Kamal Patel's letterpress work in the Chronicle Books 2010 publication The Little Book of Letterpress, which highlights work by letterpress studios around the globe. The work by her...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.19.11

  24. Made in America: Wolverine Boots
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    Made in America: Wolverine Boots

    Inspired by our "Made in the U.S.A"-themed October issue, which is chockablock with awesome American designs, I've been looking out for great-looking heritage products that are...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.26.11

  25. Max Lipsey's Acciaio Series
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    Max Lipsey's Acciaio Series

    Of the many reasons I wish I could have checked out Qubique, the new furniture fair that debuted at Berlin's decommissioned Tempelhof airport last month (and which Sally McGrane reported on through...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.07.11

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