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  1. Artecnica Fall 2009 Collection
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    Artecnica Fall 2009 Collection

    This week, Los Angeles-design firm Artecnica launched its Fall 2009 Collection at the New York International Gift Fair. Reuniting with whimsical Dutch designer Tord Boontje and introducing new...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.20.09

  2. Lund & Paarmann's Hot Seats
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    Lund & Paarmann's Hot Seats

    The Danish architecture and design firm Lund & Paarmann have some striking new seating debuting in just a few days at CODE09, an event of Copenhagen Design Week. The new collection, shown...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.26.09

  3. Bird Calls from Sweet Bella
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    Bird Calls from Sweet Bella

    The design world, like Tippi Hedren, pecked on all sides, has fallen prey to the birds. For the past few years the crafty set has flocked in droves to our winged, feathered friends. Nary a letter...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.28.09

  4. 2010 Calendar from Linda and Harriett
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    2010 Calendar from Linda and Harriett

    At Dwell, we're often living in several months at once: Our October 2009 issue hits newsstands next week but we're already busy writing our articles for February 2010. So it's not surprising that...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.31.09

  5. DecorMaison Wallpaper
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    DecorMaison Wallpaper

    In homes, restaurants and retail shops alike, it's common to see a single wall covered in loud, brightly patterned wallpaper—an easy design strategy that packs a powerful visual punch. Plenty...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.03.09

  6. The U*Shelf System
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    The U*Shelf System

    Shelving often acts as a boring backdrop to the various vases, books, and knickknacks on display. Luckily, the U*Shelf's quirky tessellated forms are interesting enough to stand on their own.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    09.10.09

  7. 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

  8. Yellow Owl Cityscape Stamps
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    Yellow Owl Cityscape Stamps

    I wandered into the Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco this weekend and was pleased to discover this rather winsome little set of stamps from Yellow Owl Workshop. I'm not usually a fan of this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.21.09

  9. Tanya Aguiniga Crafted Classics
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    Tanya Aguiniga Crafted Classics

    I'm in the air en route to Minneapolis for the American Craft Council's annual conference, where a number of writers, artists, makers, scholars and others will gather to discuss the future of craft.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.15.09

  10. Monika Järg's Wooden Carpets
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    Monika Järg's Wooden Carpets

    While wood floors are generally more elegant than carpeting, rugs and textiles can bring warmth and texture to otherwise hard and hollow spaces. Estonian designer Monika Järg has a novel...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.29.09

  11. Organic Factory by Giles Belley
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    Organic Factory by Giles Belley

    I first discovered Giles Belley a few years back when he designed one of the most elegant energy-saving power adapters I've ever seen. Now the innovative French designer is passing back into our...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.02.09

  12. Table Linens by Commune Design
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    Table Linens by Commune Design

    In my online wanderings this week I've come across a totally lovely set of table linens from Los Angeles–based Commune Design. They are made of 100% linen hand-dyed in LA by Matteo, and I...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.03.09

  13. New Design from Very Good & Proper
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    New Design from Very Good & Proper

    In this year's June issue, our Square Meal column featured the London restaurant mini-chain Canteen, where good design is as high a priority as good taste. The owner of Canteen also runs a design...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.04.09

  14. Mismo M/S Canvas Bags
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    Mismo M/S Canvas Bags

    I've got a soft spot for really nice bags--totes, brief cases, messenger bags--and the M/S Canvas line from Danish designers Mismo are scratching me right where I itch.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.10.09

  15. 3-D Modeling Fashion
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    3-D Modeling Fashion

    As digital fabrication meets high design, we find more and more examples of amazing furniture and household products (and even interior surfaces and architectural facades) that use 3-D modeling and...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.11.09

  16. Kilo Design + BIG + Skibsted Ideation
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    Kilo Design + BIG + Skibsted Ideation

    Exciting news in the design world: Danish powerhouse designer firms Kilo Design (headed by Lars Holme Larsen), BIG (led by Bjarke Ingels), and Skibsted Ideation (founded by Jens artin Skibsted)...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.25.09

  17. Spore: Italian Glass Meets LED
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    Spore: Italian Glass Meets LED

    In one of Italy's oldest glass-blowing regions, Murano, the lighting company FDV Collection (a Leucos USA brand) has partnered with Italian architect Massimo Iosa Ghini to unite cutting-edge...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.28.09

  18. Jonathan Adler's Whales
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    Jonathan Adler's Whales

    Though I've become quite fond of them, I don't quite know what to make of Jonathan Adler's pair of tabletop cetaceans. A butter dish and a pitcher, are they meant as a wry reminder of what a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.26.09

  19. The Sheep Who Made Your Pouf
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    The Sheep Who Made Your Pouf

    The stream of amazing projects that emerge from students at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands is never-ending. This week I've come across one from an alum of the school who has spent the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.10.09

  20. Grass Mirror
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    Grass Mirror

    The architects at Paris-based studio H20 Architects know how to maximize space--and in their latest design, the Grass Mirror, it's no different.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.11.09

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. Cerno at Ford & Ching
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    Cerno at Ford & Ching

    Our friends at Ford & Ching recently announced a new addition to the curated family of designers they showcase in their Los Angeles headquarters. Cerno Group, founded in 2008, consists of a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.13.10

  24. Grafik180: CityArt by Publique Living
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    Grafik180: CityArt by Publique Living

    Over the recent holidays I was out for a ramble here in San Francisco and happened into the shop ATYS. There I saw a handful of excellent prints from SF–based design firm Publique...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.22.10

  25. Nature of Material
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    Nature of Material

    Israeli designer Ran Amitai has a new line of stacking stools that merge organic with high-tech to lovely effect.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.31.10

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