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  1. The Rug Company's Chris Sharp
    Interviews

    The Rug Company's Chris Sharp

    Founded in London in 1997 by Suzanne and Christopher Sharp, The Rug Company grew out of the globe-trotting couple’s love of exotic cultures, exquisite hand-craftsmanship and, of course, rugs....

    written by: Marc Kristal
    07.01.11

  2. Playhaus Design Competition is Coming Soon!
    A Great Idea

    Playhaus Design Competition is Coming Soon!

    We're getting our hands dirty and joining James Hardie in the sandbox for our upcoming design competition, Playhaus. Your mission—should you choose to accept the challenge—is to wow us...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    07.01.11

  3. New from OXO
    Product

    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

  4. DESIGNINGreen at DOD
    Dwell on Design

    DESIGNINGreen at DOD

    Plenty of our attendees came to Dwell on Design looking to learn more about how to green their homes. And one panel in particular hit the sweet spot of green design and the latest in sustainable...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.30.11

  5. Building the Maxon House: Week 17
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 17

    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 house with...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    06.29.11

  6. Borrego Springs: McKenzie Residence
    Dwell on Design

    Borrego Springs: McKenzie Residence

    This spring, I had the chance to visit the tiny town of Borrego Springs in the middle of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in San Diego County, California. I was so taken with the place and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.29.11

  7. Jabba the Hutt Pillow
    Home Work

    Jabba the Hutt Pillow

    You’d be hard pressed to find someone—in this or any other galaxy, no matter how far, far away—who is not a fan of Star Wars, and the insta-classic from 1977 is now a franchise...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.28.11

  8. Highlights from Dwell on Design 2011
    Dwell on Design

    Highlights from Dwell on Design 2011

    Temperatures were sweltering in L.A. over the weekend, but the 20,000 plus attendees at our sixth annual Dwell on Design conference—who took to the Convention Center in droves—were able...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.28.11

  9. Amsterdam Retail Therapy
    Travel Reports

    Amsterdam Retail Therapy

    On a drizzly afternoon in Holland's capital city, I took to the streets, armed with a map, a copy of a great little guide book, Amsterdam Made by Hand, and absolutely no problem getting lost along...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    06.27.11

  10. From the Show Floor: FLOR Tiles
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: FLOR Tiles

    While browsing the floor at Dwell on Design I had to stop in my tracks as I noticed this brightly colored rug. I would describe this rug as completely ridiculous, as its colors are garish and the...

    written by: Bobby Solomon
    photos by: Bobby Solomon
    06.27.11

  11. From the Show Floor: Pecha Kucha
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Pecha Kucha

    The Design and Innovation stage closed the day with a bang in a fast-paced Pecha Kucha-style presentation of six potentially world-changing design ideas.

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.26.11

  12. The Business Behind Indie Design
    Dwell on Design

    The Business Behind Indie Design

    There's more to making it as a designer than creating great goods—you also need to find an avenue through which to share your wares. On Sunday morning at Dwell on Design, Mohawk General Store...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.26.11

  13. From the Show Floor: Dwell Outdoor
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Dwell Outdoor

    Abuzz with visitors discovering and testing out all manner of sustainable alfresco products, Dwell Outdoor drew a huge crowd all day Saturday, with many filing in and out of a brand-new modern...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    06.26.11

  14. 2011 Dwell on Design Awards
    Dwell on Design

    2011 Dwell on Design Awards

    Among the many wares that were exhibited on the Dwell on Design show floor, 11 stood out for excellence in their respective categories. Read on for the winners of the 2011 Dwell on Design Awards.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    06.26.11

  15. From the Show Floor: Modern Family
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Modern Family

    The Modern Family Zone was once again a hoppin’ spot for the young visitors of Dwell on Design, with cool, eco-friendly and innovative furniture and playthings. Adults and kids alike...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    06.26.11

  16. From the Show Floor: Sasaki
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Sasaki

    Bass beats suddenly stream from Dwell on Design’s speakers. It’s not an African drum, but a public broadcast of someone’s heartbeat. Alongside the beat, Sasaki, the silver space...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.26.11

  17. Highlights of Dwell on Design 2011 from The Fox is Black
    Dwell on Design

    Highlights of Dwell on Design 2011 from The Fox is Black

    Essentially the West Coast equivalent of ICFF in New York, but with less hype and austerity, Dwell On Design is an exciting time for Los Angeles. It unites designers, creatives, larger corporations...

    written by: Bobby Solomon
    photos by: Bobby Solomon
    06.25.11

  18. From the Show Floor: Eve Troeh
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Eve Troeh

    Making a green decision isn’t always easy. The cost can be daunting, labeling isn’t always as helpful as it should be, and let's not get started on the myriad of marketing gimmicks out...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.25.11

  19. Designing the Modern World Award
    Dwell on Design

    Designing the Modern World Award

    Choosing the finalists and, eventually, the winners wasn't the only difficult task at the Modern World Awards. Designing the face of the award was a feat in and of itself. We chatted with Creative...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.25.11

  20. Modern World Award Winners Announced
    Dwell on Design

    Modern World Award Winners Announced

    We just wrapped up our first-ever Modern World Awards, where we put our official stamp of approval on 25 objects that have delighted us over the past year. “We’ve always thought that...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.25.11

  21. Westside L.A. Studio Tour
    Dwell on Design

    Westside L.A. Studio Tour

    In its inaugural Summer Studio Tour, Silver Lake architectural non-profit Materials & Applications certainly gave us a lot to chew on. As part of its fundraising efforts for future...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.25.11

  22. Eames Demetrios for Herman Miller
    Dwell on Design

    Eames Demetrios for Herman Miller

    Dwell on Design’s Design Innovation Stage started off strong with an interview between Editor-in-Chief Sam Grawe and Eames Demetrios, Director of the Eames Office and grandchild of Charles...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.24.11

  23. Fabian Debora for Homeboy Industries
    Dwell on Design

    Fabian Debora for Homeboy Industries

    Tote bags are today’s essential accessory. Not only is it a more sustainable alternative to using plastic grocery bags, but it also provides a canvas on which a great message can spread.

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.24.11

  24. From the Show Floor: SoCal Ed
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: SoCal Ed

    Before investing in that solar panel or hot new electric vehicle, one of the most immediate ways we can be more energy efficient is to look within our homes to find ways to consume smarter. Easier...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.24.11

  25. Taalman/Koch Renovation Recap
    Dwell on Design

    Taalman/Koch Renovation Recap

    For the past six months, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture has been blogging for Dwell.com about her hands-on renovation of her family's live-work rental apartment in Los Angeles. The...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.24.11

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