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  1. Division and Discovery
    Travel Reports

    Division and Discovery

    I heralded the beginning of my summer with an excursion along the Maine coast, which landed me in Portland this past weekend. After poking my nose into the tattoo shops along Fore Street, snacking...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    05.25.10

  2. Q&A: Gijs Bakker
    Interviews

    Q&A: Gijs Bakker

    As cofounder of the iconic Dutch collective Droog, industrial designer Gijs Bakker further defined the design identity of his homeland, the Netherlands, as simple and playful, conceptual but...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.25.10

  3. Prostheses and Grafts
    Product of the Day

    Prostheses and Grafts

    Though architect Marcio Kogan, principal of the São Paulo-based firm StudioMK 27, has done loads of appealing residences (check out his house for photographer Reinaldo Cóser in the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.24.10

  4. Why Design Now?
    Event Spotlight

    Why Design Now?

    Earlier this month, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum unveiled its fourth exhibition in its National Design Triennial series: Why Design Now?. The exhibit features more than 125 projects-...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.24.10

  5. Concorso d'Eleganza 2010
    Travel Reports

    Concorso d'Eleganza 2010

    On the banks of Lake Como, in the Lombardy region of Italy, rests the location of one of the most prestigious automobile events in the world, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este....

    written by: Bret Robins
    photos by: Bret Robins
    05.24.10

  6. Preview: Asia Now
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Asia Now

    Each year at Dwell on Design we trust the animal-like instincts of designboom to seek out and deliver the best contemporary design from around the planet. This year is no different: designboom will...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    05.21.10

  7. Yves Klein's Air Architecture
    Event Spotlight

    Yves Klein's Air Architecture

    In conjunction with the massive retrospective "Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers" that the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC is launching tomorrow, they've also...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.20.10

  8. Events this Weekend: 5.20-5.23
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 5.20-5.23

    This week we bring you a smattering of events and exhibitions opening and taking place this weekend along the West Coast. Have another to add to the mix? Tell us about it here.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.20.10

  9. Ford & Ching Debuts 100xbetter
    Product of the Day

    Ford & Ching Debuts 100xbetter

    A desk, a loveseat, and a shelving system -- all in one single flat pack? I, too, was amazed at the clever level of reconfigurability when I saw these new pieces appear in my inbox. Recently...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    05.19.10

  10. Scotland: Day 5
    Travel Reports

    Scotland: Day 5

    On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a handful of dirty clothes into my now very rumpled suitcase and was out the door like a shot. Not only was...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.19.10

  11. Auction Preview: LAMA
    Event Spotlight

    Auction Preview: LAMA

    Specializing in modern art, design and furniture with an emphasis on works by important 20th-century artists, designers, and architects, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) was established in 1992...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.18.10

  12. Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle
    Event Spotlight

    Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle

    At Dwell, we love a nice bike just as much as (and sometimes more than) we adore a Bertoia chair or Bouroullec backrest—and rightly so since a well-crafted bicycle is just as much a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.18.10

  13. Uncomfortable Conversations
    Travel Reports

    Uncomfortable Conversations

    Picture this: You’re standing on the subway. The train begins to fill, begins to move, it lurches forward and the man standing next to you grabs the bar, right above your hand. Touching your...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.18.10

  14. ICFF 2010: From the Show Floor
    Travel Reports

    ICFF 2010: From the Show Floor

    With so much going on at ICFF, what with the rows and rows of booths set up with eye candy galore, it's hard not to walk around in a daze. Somehow amidst the hubbub we were able to capture a few...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    05.17.10

  15. ICFF 2010: Design Ride Manhattan
    Travel Reports

    ICFF 2010: Design Ride Manhattan

    After spending the better part of Sunday on the floor of the Javits center, at five pm, I joined a motley (but stylish) crew for the launch of Public Bikes. Organized by former Design Within...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.17.10

  16. ICFF 2010: Tom Dixon
    Interviews

    ICFF 2010: Tom Dixon

    Designer Tom Dixon, armed with a tiny tupperware full of sunflower seeds and a suspiciously healthy looking container of green juice, sat down at ICFF 2010 to chat about his latest limited-edition...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    05.16.10

  17. ICFF 2010: Ikebana Arranging
    Product of the Day

    ICFF 2010: Ikebana Arranging

    While cruising the floor of the ICFF today, I couldn't resist dropping in to have a chat with Dwell's old neighbor and all around good guy, San Francisco–based designer Peter Stathis. In...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.16.10

  18. ICFF 2010: First Look
    Travel Reports

    ICFF 2010: First Look

    It's definitely springtime in the Big Apple, and New York is buzzing. Though ICFF veterans notice the fair feels still a bit smaller than years past, there seems to be a sense of optimism...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.16.10

  19. ICFF 2010: Dressing Up with Artek
    Travel Reports

    ICFF 2010: Dressing Up with Artek

    Among the static furniture displays of the 22nd annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair, which opened at New York's Javits Center this morning, the venerable Finnish brand Artek invited...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.15.10

  20. Britain's Mid-Century Female Designers
    Event Spotlight

    Britain's Mid-Century Female Designers

    Of the iconic women designers working in the mid-20th century, the two most often recognized—and adored—are Ray Eames and Lucienne Day (the female halves of two of the best-known...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.14.10

  21. São Paulo, Brazil
    House Tours

    São Paulo, Brazil

    For photographer Reinaldo Cóser and his family of four, the best way to deal with the sometimes-draining throb of massive São Paulo was to simply rise above.

    written by: Robert Landon
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    05.14.10

  22. Jakarta, Indonesia
    House Tours

    Jakarta, Indonesia

    In the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, Ahmad Djuhara is on a one-man crusade to blow away the conservative cobwebs of the city’s dowdy suburban architecture.

    written by: Simon Pitchforth
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    05.14.10

  23. Scotland: Day 4
    Travel Reports

    Scotland: Day 4

    Today was my second full day in Glasgow and now that I've become an ace navigating the City Center and Merchant City neighborhoods, it was small beans making a beeline for my first appointment of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.14.10

  24. Oggetti e Progetti: 30 Years of Alessi
    Event Spotlight

    Oggetti e Progetti: 30 Years of Alessi

    Italian designer and architect Alessandro Mendini, born in Milan in 1931, joined forces with the Italian design factory Alessi in the late 1970s as a kind of Postmodernist design mentor for the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.13.10

  25. Events this Weekend: 5.13-5.16
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 5.13-5.16

    This weekend we bring you 11 exhibitions and events spanning London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Kuala Lumpur. Got another one for us? Add it to the list.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.13.10

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