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  1. New Dutch Design: Aldo Bakker
    Profiles

    New Dutch Design: Aldo Bakker

    Familiar objects take surprising new forms in the hands of experimental designer Aldo Bakker.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    05.05.12

  2. Friday Finds 05.04.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 05.04.12

    Editor Real Talk, a Ryan Gosling–like meme featuring econospeak, a young design company out of New Zealand, and more in this installment of Friday Finds. 

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.04.12

  3. Alex Katz: Give Me Tomorrow
    Event Spotlight

    Alex Katz: Give Me Tomorrow

    The American painter Alex Katz is one of my favorites. His flat, graphic realism, and paintings of the windswept coast of Maine recall Edward Hopper, Fairfield Porter, and the cover of some sun...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.04.12

  4. The Making of Screenplay: Part 5
    Renovation

    The Making of Screenplay: Part 5

    Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest installation, Screenplay, to be featured at the upcoming Dwell on Design 2012....

    written by: Jenny Wu
    05.03.12

  5. Casa H, Brussels
    House Tours

    Casa H, Brussels

    When it came time for Hernan Rios to renovate his apartment inside a 1968 Louis Herman De Koninck building, he reached out to Matteo Colombo and Andrea Serboli's Barcelona-based firm CaSA...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.03.12

  6. Dwell Light & Energy Issue Launch
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Light & Energy Issue Launch

    On Wednesday April 25, 2012, Dwell Media celebrated its Light & Energy issue with a spectacular lighting exhibition and party held at Industria Superstudio. Dwell’s April issue looks at...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    05.02.12

  7. Five Questions for Bjarke Ingels
    Interviews

    Five Questions for Bjarke Ingels

    Architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of the world-beating firm BIG, was in San Francisco this week to show off the design for his latest project, an addition to the Kimball Art Center in Park City,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.02.12

  8. Top Ten Green Projects of 2012
    House Tours

    Top Ten Green Projects of 2012

    On April 19th, AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the COTE Top Ten Green Project Awards: their selection of the most sustainable buildings across the country. COTE advocates...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.02.12

  9. Facade Focus: Wood
    Houses We Love

    Facade Focus: Wood

    A Boston couple with a big extended family wanted to enlarge their brick neo-Georgian with an addition that would fit a generous kitchen and hangout space, all while avoiding superfluous detail....

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: John Horner
    05.02.12

  10. Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 1
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    Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 1

    If you liked what you saw in our Young Designers roundup in our May 2012 issue—where we spotlighted 28 up-and-coming design talents from around the globe—then don't miss this extended...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.01.12

  11. Facade Focus: Brick
    Houses We Love

    Facade Focus: Brick

    Yves Borghs and Katleen van Ammel wanted their new house to offer maximum privacy but also maximum light. The solution proposed by Tom Verschueren, of Mechelen, Belgium-based DMVA Architects, was...

    written by: Jane Szita
    05.01.12

  12. Public Art at Johns Hopkins
    House Tours

    Public Art at Johns Hopkins

    Yesterday the Johns Hopkins Hospital officially opened its new building, the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center, bringing an empathetic and curatorial eye to civic architecture by inviting 70...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.01.12

  13. Modern Ritual
    Interviews

    Modern Ritual

    When it came time to partake in rituals like lighting the Shabbat candles or setting the seder plate, designer Stanley Saitowitz of Natoma Architects, Inc., saw nothing but a sea of Star of David...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Robyn Twomey
    04.30.12

  14. Jane Jacobs Video
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    Jane Jacobs Video

    I was so pleased to come across this video recently on the website Grist—a nearly ten-minute film about creating healthy neighborhoods, narrated by the late, great urban writer and activist...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.30.12

  15. Friday Finds 04.27.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 04.27.12

    In this installment of Friday Finds, we trek to Japan for a rockabilly video, zip on over to Spain to see a wood-framed bicycle crafted using traditional Basque tecnhiques, then head northward to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.27.12

  16. I'm A Kombo's Social Act
    Food

    I'm A Kombo's Social Act

    Delicious high-concept food? A homey setting? Stylish crowd? Denmark, Denmark, Denmark? Yup, this video from crane.tv on the itinerant dinner series The Social Act by the Danish chefs at I'm a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.27.12

  17. New Summer Colors from Heath Ceramics
    Product

    New Summer Colors from Heath Ceramics

    I was in the Heath Ceramics shop in Los Angeles this past weekend, borrowing a few pieces for a photo shoot, and I spotted their lovely new Summer Collection, a limited-edition series of new colors...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.26.12

  18. Hope Floats
    House Tours

    Hope Floats

    A self-taught designer embarks upon a solo mission to resuscitate a 19th-century homestead.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    04.25.12

  19. The Making of Screenplay: Part 4
    Renovation

    The Making of Screenplay: Part 4

    Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest installation, Screenplay, to be featured at the upcoming Dwell on Design 2012....

    written by: Jenny Wu
    04.25.12

  20. Portland's Beam & Anchor
    Travel Reports

    Portland's Beam & Anchor

    Painter Jocelyn Rahm and furniture reclaimer Robert Rahm are the married partners behind Beam & Anchor, a new warehouse space in Portland that provides workshop space for craftsmen as well as a...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.25.12

  21. The Modern Honolulu
    Hotels

    The Modern Honolulu

    In early April I was invited out to Honolulu to give a talk at the Hawaii Build and Buy Green Expo, an offer I could hardly refuse. And wanting to be as close to the Hawaiian Convention Center as I...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.25.12

  22. Daniel Rybakken
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    Daniel Rybakken

    Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken explores how light affects people’s moods. WE LOVE: His experiments with simulated daylight and the six-and-a-half-foot-long Counterbalance light.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.24.12

  23. WHATSWHAT Collective
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    WHATSWHAT Collective

    The Swedish WHATSWHAT Collective, founded by John Astbury, Bengt Brummer, and Karin Wallenbeck in 2010, creates playful pieces that invite user interaction. WE LOVE: The Greta lampshade, with a...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.24.12

  24. Andreas Engesvik
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    Andreas Engesvik

    Andreas Engesvik, cofounder of NORWAY SAYS, established a solo studio in Oslo in 2009, creating offbeat updates of ordinary pieces. WE LOVE: The Shelf lamp, meant to nestle amid books like a...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.24.12

  25. Justin G. Miller
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    Justin G. Miller

    Justin G. Miller (Savannah College of Art and Design, graduated), Multipurpose Stool, 2011: This versatile piece of industrial design was originally intended for a bathroom: It’s stain,...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.24.12

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