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  1. Karim Rashid's Pebble Collection
    Product

    Karim Rashid's Pebble Collection

    This summer, the prolific, plastic-loving designer Karim Rashid teamed up with 3M and its Post-it and Scotch brands for a new collaboration. The result of the team-up is the new Pebble Collection...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.25.11

  2. Young at Any Age
    Interviews

    Young at Any Age

    Japanese designer Mikiko Endo lets her wild imagination go to work—–so we can play.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    07.24.11

  3. Helsinki Ink
    How To

    Helsinki Ink

    Step inside Marimekko’s printing factory for a look at how its iconic textiles come to life.

    written by: Katja Lindroos
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    07.22.11

  4. Rebirth of the Cool
    Houses We Love

    Rebirth of the Cool

    The Sunshine State once yielded a bumper crop of modernist homes that—as this remodel proves—are still worth savoring.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.22.11

  5. Friday Finds 7.22.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.22.11

    In our current issue, we explored design for families, ranging from multi-generational households to couples with young children. For our Dwell Reports story, House Party!, we rounded up a handful...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.22.11

  6. Egg Press Recipe Cards
    Food

    Egg Press Recipe Cards

    When you make a good meal, you want to share it (or at least keep the recipe on file for future dinner parties). Portland, Oregon-based letterpress company Egg Press has designed a new series of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.22.11

  7. Honorable Mentions from World Views
    Post

    Honorable Mentions from World Views

    In our World Views contest, we teamed up with Blurb and challenged our readers to share their view of the modern world. You heard our call and we were incredibly impressed by the hundreds of...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    07.22.11

  8. Rainbow House in Action
    Finishing Touch

    Rainbow House in Action

    One of the more colorful architectural details we've run lately is that multi-hued staricase that gets the full-page treatment in Rainbow Flight by Jordan Kushins, the Finishing Touch in our July...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.21.11

  9. Avocado, Mango & Fennel Salad
    Food

    Avocado, Mango & Fennel Salad

    Nearly all high-end kitchen appliance manufacturers invite celebrity chefs to their showrooms to make epicurean magic on their respective products. Bosch takes another interesting approach: having...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.21.11

  10. Building the Maxon House: Week 20
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 20

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    07.20.11

  11. Spicing Things Up
    Food

    Spicing Things Up

    Chipotle’s recent approach to restaurant design aims to transform the traditionally tasteless experience of eating fast food into something more refined.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.20.11

  12. Heathrow Bag by Want
    Product

    Heathrow Bag by Want

    Seems like there's always a new entry in the pool of men's portage, but rare is the bag that manages to hold all your gear, keep a slim profile, and stand up to a bruising in the overhead...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.20.11

  13. An Introduction to Restaurant Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Restaurant Design

    Eating has always been a sociable event, from primitive campfire cooking to reclining on lectuli at lavish Greek and Roman banquets. However, although taverns and inns had always existed, the...

    written by: Bethan Ryder
    07.19.11

  14. Words You Should Know for Restaurants
    Design 101

    Words You Should Know for Restaurants

    Listed below are some useful words for the experienced diner.

    written by: Bethan Ryder
    07.19.11

  15. Food Court Gourmet
    --Done Right

    Food Court Gourmet

    No need to brave the teeming throngs only to score a slice at Sbarro: These hopping food malls are as haute as can be.

    written by: Bethan Ryder
    07.19.11

  16. Cultivating Good Taste
    A Great Idea

    Cultivating Good Taste

    Grown, harvested, prepped, and cooked all in the same place, farm-to-table fare is coming to a city near you.

    written by: Bethan Ryder
    07.19.11

  17. Tomorrow’s Specials
    --The Future of

    Tomorrow’s Specials

    Slide into that booth or belly up the bar to learn what’s next for restaurant design. You’ll know before the maître d’ does.

    written by: Bethan Ryder
    07.19.11

  18. Sound Advice
    --Done Wrong

    Sound Advice

    Successful restaurants offer the holy trinity of good food, good service, and good ambience. Design can influence all three, but botch the ambience, and you’ll be forever fighting a...

    written by: Bethan Ryder
    07.19.11

  19. Kamal Letterpress Art
    Product

    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

  20. Family Matters
    House Tours

    Family Matters

    The open spaces and transparency of modern architecture turn out to be extremely useful when there’s a house full of relatives.

    written by: Lydia Lee
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    07.18.11

  21. PAS House: Skater's Paradise
    Post

    PAS House: Skater's Paradise

    Each time I spot those small, skateboard-deterring metal bars placed several feet apart on benches and other civic areas, I lament that skaters are being afforded less and less public...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.18.11

  22. Playgrounds Worth A Trip
    Outdoor

    Playgrounds Worth A Trip

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Paige Johnson
    07.18.11

  23. Hollywood Renovation: Week 11
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 11

    When you have a small footprint and you need more space, sometimes the only place to go is up. Our downstairs space is only 750 square feet and accommodates both living and working, so space is at...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    07.17.11

  24. MVRDV's Balancing Barn
    Post

    MVRDV's Balancing Barn

    The Balancing Barn by the Dutch design stars MVRDV has gotten a fair bit of play around the web, but little does it better justice than this great video from the Brits over at Dezeen. The place was...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.11

  25. Renegade Jewelry (and more!)
    Travel Reports

    Renegade Jewelry (and more!)

    The ever-awesome Renegade Craft Fair touched down at Fort Mason in San Francisco last weekend, and the place was predictably chock-full of handcrafted brilliance. Walking through the aisles, I ...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    07.16.11

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