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  1. Take Four: Well Designed Shoes
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    Take Four: Well Designed Shoes

    Take Four will be a semi-regular look at four things that follow a trend. First up: designer shoes. The relationship between fashion and design is nothing new, but being a fashionable brand doesn...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.13.09

  2. Modern Tractor
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    Modern Tractor

    Over the holidays, Dwell reader Steve Rankin sent us photos from his October 2008 visit to the North Carolina State Fair featuring an Eames-like molded plastic chair on a Farmall Cub tractor.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.14.09

  3. Dormitory Climbing Wall
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    Dormitory Climbing Wall

    Here at Dwell, we’re big fans of multi-purpose places: live-work spaces, home-art galleries, and products like Murphy beds that transform office spaces or play areas to instant guest rooms....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.14.09

  4. 5 Questions for Carrie and Andrew Purcell
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    5 Questions for Carrie and Andrew Purcell

    Husband and wife Carrie and Andrew Purcell are in the business of making beautiful, and mouthwatering, photographs together. They chronicle their observations on food, photography and living in Los...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.15.09

  5. Luminhaus Lantern Shed
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    Luminhaus Lantern Shed

    How do you create a tool shed to match the modern lines of a Rocio Romero LV prefab house? If you’re Barry Bless and Jennifer Watson, you cross a standard storage shed design with that of a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.15.09

  6. Keep Calm and Carry On
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    Keep Calm and Carry On

    Gotta love the Brits. If they don't have humor, they have style, and on the rare occasion that they don't have either, at least they have something to say while they're taking a deep breath and...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.16.09

  7. Chilean Wine Barrel Breezeway
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    Chilean Wine Barrel Breezeway

    In Talca, Chile, over 50 wine barrels started a second life in 2006—though neither as planters nor avatars. In the grape-growing region of Maule Valley, Macarena Avila Burdiles of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.16.09

  8. The Writing's on the Wall
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    The Writing's on the Wall

    New York-based designer Sherwood Forlee, through Quirk Books, has produced the Walls Notebook, where everything you write is an act of graffiti. Forlee describes it as "a notebook / sketchbook...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.17.09

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    DWR: Kitchens- A Chat with Designer Nilus de Matran

    Design Within Reach, long an established leader in making modern lifestyles functional and (incredibly) fashionable, is launching a new kitchen range. DWR: Kitchen, a modular and portable system of...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.17.09

  10. Small Apple in DUMBO
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    Small Apple in DUMBO

    Perhaps it's because there are more young children in New York City than there have been in decades, according to most census reports, but stylish shops for the under-six set in Brooklyn have...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.17.09

  11. Angela Adams and The Birds and The Bees
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    Angela Adams and The Birds and The Bees

    Angela Adams is largely known for her bold textile design, but more recently she's expanded her line to include clean-edged modern furniture.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.17.09

  12. Things Change / Change Things
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    Things Change / Change Things

    Designer Roy McMakin has designed four simple, transparent juice glasses adorned by a progression of the delightfully aphoristic phrases Things Change and Change Things.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.18.09

  13. Coral and Tusk- A Chat With Designer Stephanie Housley
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    Coral and Tusk- A Chat With Designer Stephanie Housley

    Coral and Tusk’s sweet, mostly seafaring motifs are inspired by designer Stephanie Housley’s intrigue with the mysteries of the deep; many of the hand-drawn tableaus depict enchanting...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.18.09

  14. Green Reading
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    Green Reading

    Renderings of a new storage facility for the British Library have been released. The design, by HOK, comes with plenty of interesting details—including an expansive green roofing system&mdash...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.19.09

  15. The Anti-Luxury Hotel
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    The Anti-Luxury Hotel

    Sure, you could take a vacation in Switzerland and stay in one of many posh hotels, eating gourmet meals, taking bubble baths, and sleeping peacefully on 600-thread count sheets. But that would be...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.19.09

  16. Modern Wall Clocks
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    Modern Wall Clocks

    We’ve started a new year and entered a new era of strained economics, so now more than ever is the time to be on top of things—which got me thinking recently about modern wall clocks.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.19.09

  17. Sustainable in South Africa
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    Sustainable in South Africa

    What if the World/Design Studio is one inspired outfit. The group, directed by designer Liam Mooney, is a multi-disciplinary collective that stocks products designed by local and progressive South...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.19.09

  18. Michelangelo To Go
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    Michelangelo To Go

    The iPhone is an amazing device, running software that allows one to catapult penguins, mimic fart sounds, and upload baby pictures to Facebook while driving.

    01.20.09

  19. Cloud by Bouroullec
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    Cloud by Bouroullec

    Wallpaper recently announced their winners in various design related categories. Perhaps the most intriguing winner was in the category Best Use of Textiles.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.20.09

  20. Obama as an Experiment in Urban Form
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    Obama as an Experiment in Urban Form

    President Obama is an urban president. During his time in the White House, he and his wife will maintain their home in south Chicago—in Hyde Park, specifically, just blocks from where I once...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.21.09

  21. Vespa Revamped
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    Vespa Revamped

    While probably not ideal for rainy climes, Portuguese carpenter/designer Carlos Alberto built a Vespa that could be reason enough for some people to move to a desert (one without sandstorms,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.21.09

  22. The 2009 International Builders' Show
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    The 2009 International Builders' Show

    Green themes and cost-effective credentials might not be new to the spotlight, but they are certainly ubiquitous at the 2009 International Builders’ Show, held this year in Las Vegas. While...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.21.09

  23. A Bolder Key Holder
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    A Bolder Key Holder

    We recently received a letter from Dwell reader Paula Pollachek asking for suggestions for a container in which to “collect all of your belongings, like keys, phone, and wallet, in one place...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.22.09

  24. Yes We Kamm
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    Yes We Kamm

    Now that the 2010 Honda Insight has been road-tested, and the 2010 Toyota Prius redesign has been revealed, it's time to find out why these two fuel-efficient cars—with two completely...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.22.09

  25. Handmade Nation
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    Handmade Nation

    Like the Arts and Crafts movement that exploded at the turn of the century, today's DIY revolution is a return to community and creativity.  The film Handmade Nation seeks to document the slow...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.23.09

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