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  1. Marimekko's Iconic Patterns
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    Marimekko's Iconic Patterns

    It's hard not to adore (and lust after) Marimekko's fabrics. In the early 1950s, as Finland continued its slow ­recovery from World War II, textile designer Armi Ratia seized the opportunity to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.26.11

  2. Quistgaard Pepper Mills
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    Quistgaard Pepper Mills

    If you dig through your parents’ kitchen cupboards, chances are you’ll find a Jens Quistgaard design. Although “Quistgaard” never became a household name, the company he...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.07.09

  3. Billykirk Bike Frame Bag
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    Billykirk Bike Frame Bag

    I ride my bicycle quite a lot, and often find myself in the position of having a few things to carry with me, but not really enough to warrant a bulky messenger bag. I could slip my a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.09

  4. Camper Covers by Alfredo Häberli
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    Camper Covers by Alfredo Häberli

    Though the East Coast has been in the grip of serious winter weather, we here out west have been pummeled by quite a wet 2010. Naturally rubber boots of all stripes have carried the rainy day, as...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.05.10

  5. Fjällräven's Kånken Computer Bag
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    Fjällräven's Kånken Computer Bag

    I've long envied Dwell's Associate Art Director Brendan Callahan for a host of reasons, not least of which is his very cool rugged-cum-modern Fjällräven Kånken knapsack. They weren...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.21.10

  6. IBM Selectric Turns 50
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    IBM Selectric Turns 50

    The IBM Selectric typewriter, that splendid icon of American industrial design devised by the eminent Eliot Noyes, turns 50 today, July 31st, 2011! In addition to its stunning good looks, the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.31.11

  7. 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

  8. New from OXO
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    New from OXO

    OXO has always been one of our favorite product companies: it has been at the forefront of universal design and seamlessly integrates function into the form of all its products. Here we spotlight...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.30.11

  9. The Life Aquatic
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    The Life Aquatic

    Aquaponics, currently receiving funding on Kickstarter, looks to combine a fish tank and a sustainable garden all-in-one.

    written by: Skylar Bergl
    11.26.12

  10. Bike Rack by Studio Tractor
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    Bike Rack by Studio Tractor

    I got a note from Mike Tower of Studio Tractor Architecture the other day showing off his firm's collaboration with metalworker Peter Kirkiles, a cotter pin-inspired bike rack built in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.04.09

  11. American Made School Supplies
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    American Made School Supplies

    In the October 2011 issue we're spotlighting all of our favorite American-made design. To lend a hand, we've asked Michael and Ruth Storc of the great site Design Patriot to share their top Made in...

    written by: Michael Storc
    09.08.11

  12. Ford & Ching Debuts 100xbetter
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    Ford & Ching Debuts 100xbetter

    A desk, a loveseat, and a shelving system -- all in one single flat pack? I, too, was amazed at the clever level of reconfigurability when I saw these new pieces appear in my inbox. Recently...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    05.19.10

  13. Muutos from Muuto
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    Muutos from Muuto

    What’s in a name? If you’re Muuto, it’s a mission statement. Inspired by the Finnish word “muutos,” meaning “change” or “new perspective,” the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.11.09

  14. BB02 Table and Chairs
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    BB02 Table and Chairs

    Modern design for moms and dads is becoming ever more available, with the latest eye-catching addition coming from notNeutral. The Los Angeles-based commercial product company of creative group...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.14.09

  15. Eglu by Omlet
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    Eglu by Omlet

    How many times have you opened your refrigerator to scramble an egg for breakfast, and then realize that you have none left? With the eglu by Omlet, and a couple of pet chickens, your eggless...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.08.09

  16. Color-Changing Roof Tiles
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    Color-Changing Roof Tiles

    Living in a temperate climate, and deciding between a dark roof and a white roof? Trying to calculate if your summertime benefit with a light roof will outweigh the potential wintertime losses? We...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.17.09

  17. New Energy-Saving Gadgets from CES
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    New Energy-Saving Gadgets from CES

    The Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing in Vegas and there are lots of reports coming from the blogosphere about new energy-saving devices for the home. One early peek from Engadget looks at...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.07.10

  18. Housemouse Doorstop
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    Housemouse Doorstop

    Last weekend I happened into the very fine San Francisco shop ATYS Design and came across this charming doorstop.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.08.10

  19. Snaidero Universal Design Kitchens
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    Snaidero Universal Design Kitchens

    Universal design doesn't need to be ugly--and, more so, shouldn't be. Done well, it's undifferentiated design for the whole population, for disabled and nondisabled people alike, as Graham Pullin,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.10.10

  20. 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

  21. Cork Wine Stopper, Pourer
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    Cork Wine Stopper, Pourer

    As more wineries are turning away from cork to seal their blends, Normann-Copenhagen is bringing the wine stopper back to its origins with a new set of corks made from, but of course, cork.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.11.10

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. Revisioning Camera Lenses
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    Revisioning Camera Lenses

    I’ve developed into a true shutterbug, a camera geek who doesn’t leave home without one. Obsessed with vintage cameras, camera lenses, and taking photos—that's me in a nutshell....

    written by: Leah King
    01.20.11

  25. Salone Posters
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    Salone Posters

    In the beginning, there was Italy. When a handful of furniture manufacturers formed Cosmit in 1961, Salone Internazionale del Mobile was conceived to promote homegrown talent. In the subsequent...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.07.11

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