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  1. Phoyo Playhouse
    Product of the Day

    Phoyo Playhouse

    When New Zealand architect Robin Hannah’s daughter was very young in the 1970s, he devised the slot-assembly PlayHouse of Your Own (phoyo) out of sustainable pine for her and her two brothers...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.20.10

  2. Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic
    Profiles

    Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic

    Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has done it all, from spoons to umbrellas to lights, but he’s best known for his data-driven chairs.  We dropped in on his Munich studio to sit...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Oliver Mark
    06.18.10

  3. Dwell Patterns with Heath Ceramics
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell Patterns with Heath Ceramics

    Dwell and Sausalito–based Heath Ceramics have more than a few things in common. We're both design-focused Bay Area companies. We both have a dedication to modernism. And we both provide...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.18.10

  4. Friday Finds 6.18.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 6.18.2010

    We close the week with our best picks o' the Web, from online galleries of vintage Japanese illustrations and letterhead collections to videos of slooow roving mobile shrubbery.

    06.18.10

  5. Baxter of California Anniversary Razor
    Product of the Day

    Baxter of California Anniversary Razor

    If your standard Father's Day gift loops round pop's throat, why not swap silk for steel and get him something he'll really stick his neck out for? The 45th Anniversary cut throat razor from...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.18.10

  6. 2010 National Design Awards
    Event Spotlight

    2010 National Design Awards

    On Thursday, the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum announced the winners of its 11th annual National Design Awards. The program honors individuals and organizations across a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.18.10

  7. Preview: Eastside Home Tour
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Eastside Home Tour

    On a corner lot atop Melrose Hill, the slight rise in elevation just east of the Larchmont Village neighborhood in Los Angeles, the Ridgewood Residence glows like a lantern. Its boxes of glossy...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.17.10

  8. Lucky 7
    House Tours

    Lucky 7

    Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, the developers of Auburn 7 were able to maximize their property’s potential. With a host of sustainable features, including...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    06.17.10

  9. Tivoli Audio 10th Anniversary Series
    Product of the Day

    Tivoli Audio 10th Anniversary Series

    To celebrate Tivoli Audio’s 10th anniversary this year, founder Tom DeVesto has sheathed the simple yet powerful iPod-compatible iPal radio in glossy green, yellow, red, white, blue and black...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.17.10

  10. Preview: The New Face of Affluence IDEAS Conference
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: The New Face of Affluence IDEAS Conference

    The New Face of Affluence is Dwell Strategy + Research's half-day program centered around consumer insight, practical knowledge, and marketing strategy. Speakers and guests investigate the...

    06.16.10

  11. Darr / Hollander & Lexer
    Travel Reports

    Darr / Hollander & Lexer

    Brian Cousins and Hicham Benmira are the proprietors of Darr, a found-objects and furniture shop, and Hollander & Lexer, a clothing boutique, in Brooklyn. The two businesses are situated side...

    06.16.10

  12. Events this Weekend: 6.17-6.20
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 6.17-6.20

    This weekend is one of gallery openings in all corners of the world, from a modern lighting show in Philadelphia to a Iannis Xenakis exhibit in Montreal to a display dedicated to Sanaa in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.16.10

  13. Preview: Greywater Corps
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Greywater Corps

    Dwell on Design is quickly approaching and here at the office we're finalizing the finishing touches and getting ready for our road trip down to Los Angeles (which will surely include the requisite...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.15.10

  14. Test-Case Scenario
    House Tours

    Test-Case Scenario

    Beating out a host of competitors, one Danish family left their home behind (it’s just down the road, really) to camp out for a year in an Active House, a green-home prototype with all the...

    written by: Cathy Strongman
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    06.15.10

  15. A Common Boston
    Event Spotlight

    A Common Boston

    If you're in the Northeast this upcoming week, you might want to swing by Common Boston, Boston's fourth annual week of celebrating architecture and urban spaces. Focusing all the city's design...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.15.10

  16. Jon Gasca of STUA
    Interviews

    Jon Gasca of STUA

    Jon Gasca and his father Jesus Gasca are the creative minds behind STUA, a 20-year-old design house based in Spain. I tracked Jon down in San Sebastian, Spain, and asked him about his new chair,...

    06.14.10

  17. A Knight's Retail
    Shops

    A Knight's Retail

    "I can never understand why people employ decorators," posits Sir Terence Conran, a man whose surname is synonymous with design. "One of the great joys in life is collecting things...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Paul Wetherell
    06.14.10

  18. Preview: Jon Wilson, Food Map Design
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Jon Wilson, Food Map Design

    The urban-rural gap is quickly shrinking and interest in local, organic food is continuously increasing. And today, it's not unusually to find gardeners harvesting their own produce even in a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.12.10

  19. Finotti at Centre Culturel
    Event Spotlight

    Finotti at Centre Culturel

    Just opened at the Centre Culturel in Lomé, Togo, is São Paulo–based photographer Leonardo Finotti’s “Brazil: Architecture in Photography,” featuring 50...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.11.10

  20. Preview: Ed Begley, Jr.
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Ed Begley, Jr.

    Ed Begley, Jr. is wearing what can most accurately be described as his uniform, a blue dress shirt unbuttoned to reveal a white t-shirt, khaki cargo shorts and Crocs with socks. Not your typical...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.11.10

  21. Friday Finds 6.11.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 6.11.2010

    We have an epic collection of digital treasures for you today—enjoy! 

    06.11.10

  22. Preview: Project H Design
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Project H Design

    "Change for change" innocently declares a bright green vending machine, but this design intervention delivers more bang for your buck than the typical candy dispenser. The latest...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.10.10

  23. Mag Luv

    Mag Luv

    “Roads are very interesting things for planners,” notes Katherine Harvey, a landscape and urban designer at the Glendale, California–based firm Osborn.

    06.10.10

  24. The PUMP

    The PUMP

    For much of its length, the 8.5-mile Major Deegan Expressway, located in the Bronx (and named for architect William F. Deegan), obstructs the Harlem River waterfront, an uninviting jumble of...

    06.10.10

  25. Friends of the Future

    Friends of the Future

    Anthony Acciavatti taught a studio at the Rhode Island School of Design last year in which students focused on rethinking rest areas along I-95, the highway that runs nearly 2,000 miles along the...

    06.10.10

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