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  1. Friday Finds 10.30.2009
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.30.2009

    Dancing skeletons, embroidered jewelery, tree house hotels....what more can you ask for on a Friday afternoon? 

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    10.30.09

  2. The Map as Art
    Books

    The Map as Art

    A map is most often understood as a directional devise to help you navigate from Point A to Point B. Author Katherine Harmon has spent years collecting maps, but instead of heading to gas stations...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.30.09

  3. Farm Fresh
    House Tours

    Farm Fresh

    Nobody ever said farming was easy, but the rewards of a homegrown harvest are great. On six acres of fertile land in the heart of rural Iowa, Geoff and Joanna Mouming mix modern home design with a...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    10.29.09

  4. Events this Weekend: 10.29-11.1
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 10.29-11.1

    This week, we’re featuring two events and one exhibition closing happening (on three continents, no less) this weekend in the world of architecture and design.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.29.09

  5. Monika Järg's Wooden Carpets
    Product of the Day

    Monika Järg's Wooden Carpets

    While wood floors are generally more elegant than carpeting, rugs and textiles can bring warmth and texture to otherwise hard and hollow spaces. Estonian designer Monika Järg has a novel...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.29.09

  6. An Atypical Tree House
    House Tours

    An Atypical Tree House

    When a 40-year-old pine tree fell over at the rear of a Brentwood estate in Los Angeles a few years back, its owner, an art lover and a philanthropist, let it lie. The tree revived itself,...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.28.09

  7. Anju: Portland, Oregon
    Travel Reports

    Anju: Portland, Oregon

    A new restaurant named Anju recently opened in Portland, Oregon. With a darkly sleek interior, industrial finishes, and original art on the walls and ceiling, it comes as a pleasant surprise that...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    10.28.09

  8. Emiliano Godoy
    Interviews

    Emiliano Godoy

    Sustainable design isn’t merely a catchphrase for Mexico City–based industrial designer Emiliano Godoy. The density and environmental tensions of the megalopolis he calls home have both...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.28.09

  9. Marimekko in Harvard Square
    Post

    Marimekko in Harvard Square

    Strolling down Brattle Street in Harvard Square, one can't help but notice the new vibrant swathes of color and fabric trumpeting from the windows of the Design Research Building.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.27.09

  10. Moby Tape Dispenser
    Product of the Day

    Moby Tape Dispenser

    I've been following designer Jonas Damon for a little while now, and like most design-watchers, I rather liked his charming wooden Torch Flashlight, and the Twice Twice Clock he created...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.27.09

  11. Webcast: Design for Emerging Markets
    Event Spotlight

    Webcast: Design for Emerging Markets

    If you have an interest in humanitarian design and product development, you'll want to tune in this Thursday, October 29, to a live online seminar "Designing Products for Emerging Markets,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.27.09

  12. In Memoriam: Lawrence Halprin
    Post

    In Memoriam: Lawrence Halprin

    I was very sad to learn that the design world lost a giant in the field yesterday when landscape architect Lawrence Halprin passed away at age 93. He worked all over the country, but it could be...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.26.09

  13. Nendo Takes Over MADProjects Gallery
    Event Spotlight

    Nendo Takes Over MADProjects Gallery

    Starting this week, New York’s Museum of Arts and Design will cede control of its second-floor MADProjects Gallery to Nendo, a Tokyo-based studio known for its clever, subversive updates to...

    written by: William Lamb
    10.26.09

  14. "I Live in a Frank Gehry"
    Post

    "I Live in a Frank Gehry"

    For the next in our unconventional-campus-spaces series, I could not neglect one of Boston's most controversial works, Frank Gehry's Stata Center. Home to MIT's computer scientists and electrical...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.26.09

  15. Melbourne Convention Center
    Travel Reports

    Melbourne Convention Center

    One element of my tour of Melbourne that really surprised me was how much I liked the new Melbourne Convention Center by Hamish Lyon of NH Architecture and Nik Karalis of Woods Bagot. 

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    10.23.09

  16. Friday Finds 10.23.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.23.09

    Costume ideas, bicycle voyeurism, limited-edition artwork on view this weekend in Los Angeles...please don't say the Dwell staff never gave you anything. Check out the links below to see where we...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    10.23.09

  17. Red, Wood, and Blue
    House Tours

    Red, Wood, and Blue

    An entreprenurial pair of Belgian brothers land in one of Texas's few bohemian oases, become property owners, and find that sharing a house in adulthood isn't half bad.

    written by: Sam Martin
    10.23.09

  18. 2009 People's Design Award Winner
    Post

    2009 People's Design Award Winner

    After a month of online voting, the winner of the 2009 People’s Design Award was announced last night at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s fourth annual National Design Awards...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.23.09

  19. Denise Korn
    Profiles

    Denise Korn

    "In 2003, Denise Korn marched into the Boston public school system with one goal in mind: to demystify the process of design. She had already learned, as copresident of the Creative Economy...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.22.09

  20. Paul Petrunia of Archinect
    Interviews

    Paul Petrunia of Archinect

    Paul Petrunia founded the website Archinect in 1997, using news, forums, and original features to connect the architecture world online. With 30,000 registered members and 1.4 million unique...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.22.09

  21. Passive Acceptance
    Green

    Passive Acceptance

    Virtually unknown in the United States, Passive Houses are starting to make a big impression with their small footprints.

    written by: Jacob Gordon
    10.22.09

  22. Morphosis FLOAT House for NOLA
    Post

    Morphosis FLOAT House for NOLA

    The Make It Right Foundation has gotten loads of press over the last few years, thanks in large part to its ultra-celebrity founder, as well as the numerous famous architects who've invested their...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.22.09

  23. Events This Weekend: 10.22-10.25
    Week in Review

    Events This Weekend: 10.22-10.25

    This weekend’s art, architecture, and design events features a typography exhibition opening in Los Angeles, the end of both National Design Week in New York City and Dutch Design Week in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.22.09

  24. Buffalo, New York
    Three Buildings

    Buffalo, New York

    Last week I traveled back East to my hometown of Buffalo, New York. Though we may not be able to consistently win a football game, we Buffalonians do know good architecture when we see it. The...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.21.09

  25. Craft Culture Face-Off
    Travel Reports

    Craft Culture Face-Off

    On the surface, craft culture may seem as soft and fuzzy as a skein of hand-dyed yarn, but as I learned at the American Craft Council's annual meeting and conference last week, there are as many...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.21.09

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