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  1. Emily Pilloton
    Interviews

    Emily Pilloton

    In January 2008, Emily Pilloton founded Project H Design in an effort to "turn criticism into action" by connecting socially minded designers with the communities in need of their...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.29.10

  2. ICFF 2012: New from Black + Blum
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    ICFF 2012: New from Black + Blum

    Two products we really loved from the ICFF show floor came courtesy of Londoners Dan Black and Martin Blum: Thermo Pot and Eau Good. The former merges practicality and aesthetics in a smart cork...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.20.12

  3. Cal Academy's Green Credentials
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    Cal Academy's Green Credentials

    Photo © Tim Griffith/CAS Everything from the meals to the materials are green at the California Academy of Sciences, opening Sept. 27. The building is expected to receive a LEED platinum ce...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.25.08

  4. PH Artichoke 50th Anniversary Edition
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    PH Artichoke 50th Anniversary Edition

    It’s known around the world as the “Artichoke” but in Denmark, where it originated, Poul Henningsen’s iconic lighting fixture is often referred to as the “pine cone....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.16.08

  5. Tiny Teaks
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    Tiny Teaks

    Good things come in small packages, like Danish modernism in Dansk-emblazoned boxes. In the 1960s, industrial designer Jens Quistgaard introduced his country’s aesthetic to America via a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.10.08

  6. Denver's Fin Art Co.
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    Denver's Fin Art Co.

    One of the most interesting furniture companies I've come across lately is Fin Art Co. based in Denver, Colorado. When childhood friends Rob McGowan and Ben Olson graduated from the University of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.21.11

  7. Café America Chair
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    Café America Chair

    At our San Francisco office, we've had reuse on our minds. While perusing projects online this week, Grain Design's Café America chair caught my eye. The chair is not only made of recycled...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.10

  8. Meet Upstart Humanitarian Architecture Duo TYIN Tegnestue
    House Tours

    Meet Upstart Humanitarian Architecture Duo TYIN Tegnestue

    Two young Norwegians take a hands-on approach to do-good design with projects in remote Thailand, Bangkok, Sumatra, and beyond.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Pasi Aalto
    04.13.12

  9. Sea Ranch in the Suburbs
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    Sea Ranch in the Suburbs

    Whether you consider it democracy at work or architectural sacrilege, the online retailer houseplans.com has begun selling blueprints for homes in The Sea Ranch, the legendary planned community...

    written by: David A. Greene
    04.03.09

  10. How to Get the New Sustain MiniHome
    Dwell on Design

    How to Get the New Sustain MiniHome

    Ever wondered what it would be like to own a compact, green, mobile, prefab home? You will soon have a chance to find out.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.18.09

  11. Kaufmann's Unbreakable Glasses
    Interviews

    Kaufmann's Unbreakable Glasses

    I was recently down in Los Angeles to moderate a panel on the Swiss Design Awards at the A+D Museum. There I met a 2009 award winner for product design, Sandra Kaufmann, who heads the eyewear brand...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.08.11

  12. Name this Wall Hook
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    Name this Wall Hook

    I used to think that being a professional namer, you know, a guy who dreams up names for stuff like products, racehorses, children, would be the most amazing job in the world. I'm not so...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.02.11

  13. Valentine's Giveaway from PACT
    Event Spotlight

    Valentine's Giveaway from PACT

    As a Valentine's Day treat to our faithful readers, we're teaming up with PACT, purveyors of fine, design-minded underwear and fellow San Franciscans to give away (ooh la la) a dozen pairs of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.14.11

  14. Take Four: International Builders' Show Edition
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    Take Four: International Builders' Show Edition

    There was a lot to see at the International Builders’ Show last week. Here are four things that caught my eye.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.30.09

  15. Stainless Steel Tea Infuser by Nick Munro
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    Stainless Steel Tea Infuser by Nick Munro

    Who better than a British designer to dream up a smart modern tea pot. Nick Munro—based in Chester, the United Kingdom—takes a classic silhouette we all recognize and updates it by...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.01.12

  16. Alessi's Annual Sale
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    Alessi's Annual Sale

    Last week Jordan posted on a big sale Kartell is running, so let me join the fray by telling dwell.com readers that Alessi is also offering some serious discounts online as well as at their shops...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.17.09

  17. Huge Warehouse Sale at Kartell
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    Huge Warehouse Sale at Kartell

    It may have been a little while since you've thought of splurging on something special. If you've been saving up to buy a signature seat for your living space, though, now might be just the right...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.12.09

  18. Friday Finds 03.02.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 03.02.12

    If you've ever received a string of unnecessary emails, had a cup of coffee that's too hot, or wondered who designed the hot new issue of Spin, scroll through our Friday Finds.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    03.02.12

  19. Magic Mountain
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    Magic Mountain

    Architect Ko Wibowo designed a house of prodigious proportions beneath the hulking rise of Mount Ranier.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: John Clark
    01.22.09

  20. The Real Cost of Rip-Offs
    The Argument

    The Real Cost of Rip-Offs

    Knockoff furnishings may be cheap, but for the design industry, they come with a heavy price.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.22.12

  21. Space-Efficient Renovation in New York
    Design 101

    Space-Efficient Renovation in New York

    “A strategy of extreme density was required,” says Michael Chen of Normal Projects, 
who along with partner Kari Anderson handled the renovation of this Upper West Side apartment.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    02.01.09

  22. 10 Tiny Houses We Love
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    10 Tiny Houses We Love

    We've dedicated the pages in our November 2012 issue to living large in small spaces, whether they're 235, 900, or 2,000 square feet. But there's more! The Dwell archive features scores of small...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.05.12

  23. 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

  24. The Director's House: Cranbrook
    House Tours

    The Director's House: Cranbrook

    After fifteen years of disuse, a Saarinen-designed house on the Cranbrook campus has been renovated and updated by the school's Director, Reed Kroloff, and interior designer Lynda Charfoos.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.18.11

  25. Compostmodern 09: Saul Griffith Demands Heirloom Design
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    Compostmodern 09: Saul Griffith Demands Heirloom Design

    Saul Griffith knows how to deliver grim planetary outlooks with irreverent humor. His Compostmodern talk began with a slide of a contrarian T-shirt graphic that reads "Design won't save the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.23.09

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