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  1. A Marriage of Craft and Design
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    A Marriage of Craft and Design

    At the same time that Pierre Koenig and Joseph Eichler were bringing modernism to California's landscape, artists and designers Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman were filling their homes with thoughtfully...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.10.11

  2. Wide White Space
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    Wide White Space

    Today the exhibition 'The Way Beyond Art: Wide White Space' opens at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco (through February 5). The show, which investigates graphic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.20.11

  3. Talking Swiss Design in LA
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    Talking Swiss Design in LA

    I'll be down in Los Angeles tomorrow, January 27th at 6:00 PM, to moderate a discussion on Swiss design at the A+D Museum. The free talk kicks off an exhibition highliting the winners of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.26.11

  4. "Crossing the Line" by Tanya Aguiñiga
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    "Crossing the Line" by Tanya Aguiñiga

    When Los Angeles-based furniture and textile designer/maker Tanya Aguiñiga was approached by the Craft and Folk Art Museum to create an exhibition of her work, the artist had an off-the-wall...

    written by: Stephanie Orma
    01.28.11

  5. Swiss Design Talk in SF
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    Swiss Design Talk in SF

    I'll be at Swissnex San Francsicso today, February 10th, to lead a panel discussion of Swiss design to help kick off an exhibition of the winners of the 2009 Swiss Design Awards. I had a great...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.10.11

  6. SF Creative Mornings Kicks Off
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    SF Creative Mornings Kicks Off

    Friday morning in San Francisco saw not only torrential rain and spots of hail but the kick off of its own monthly CreativeMornings chapter. Dubbed a "free breakfast lecture series, for...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.28.11

  7. Upcoming Auction at LA Modern
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    Upcoming Auction at LA Modern

    Original Ettore Sottsass furniture and accessories that were custom designed and built for the late tech pioneer Max Palevsky will hit the auction block March 6th at LA Modern. The Memphis Group...

    written by: Jennifer McKinley
    03.04.11

  8. MOCFA's "E is for Everyone"
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    MOCFA's "E is for Everyone"

    The Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Sister Corita Kent—a west coast Pop artist, teacher, and, yes, one-time Catholic nun—has...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.21.11

  9. YBCA's "Remember the Times"
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    YBCA's "Remember the Times"

    Bay Area artist Lauren DiCioccio's "Remember the Times" is currently on view at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco. DiCioccio's work transforms the banal objects...

    written by: Meredith MacKenzie
    03.15.11

  10. Matthew Williams Exhibition 'Outside'
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    Matthew Williams Exhibition 'Outside'

    Kiwi photographer Matthew Williams has traveled around the globe to shoot homes for Dwell. You can catch the Brooklyn-based artist's work later this month, however, in New York at the studio space...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    04.15.11

  11. Don Hisaka's Cleveland Years
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    Don Hisaka's Cleveland Years

    Berkeley, California-based architect Don Hisaka is getting the royal treatment in Cleveland these days with an exhibit of his Ohioan work of the 60s, 70s, and 80s in the show Don Hisaka: The...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.27.11

  12. Wanted Design & NYC Design Week
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    Wanted Design & NYC Design Week

    Design Week is upon us in New York City. Designers, manufacturers, retailers, press, and the design loving general public will descend upon ICFF, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair this...

    05.13.11

  13. Reimagining the Headlands Center
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    Reimagining the Headlands Center

    The Headlands Center for the Arts, located due north of San Francisco in Fort Barry (part of the Golden Gate National Recreation area), is in the midsts of reimagining one of their historic...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.03.11

  14. Winners of "Bright Ideas" Announced
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    Winners of "Bright Ideas" Announced

    Eco-living experts Inhabitat just announced the winning designs in their Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition. The goal? To showcase the energy-efficiency and environmental sustainability of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.17.11

  15. Light Lines Exhibition
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    Light Lines Exhibition

    We at Dwell know Jay Atherton and Cy Keener mostly as architects; we profiled them and their beautiful extreme-minimalist house in Phoenix in our December/January 2011 issue (story online here)....

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.02.11

  16. International Beer Day
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    International Beer Day

    Today is International Beer Day (for those 21 and up, of course). In honor of the sudsy, hoppy, all-around-good delight, I dug up a couple of stories by Dwell Kitchen editor Miyoko Ohtake. The...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.05.11

  17. Alex Garcia Exhibit
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    Alex Garcia Exhibit

    I met the artist Alex Garcia nearly a year ago (we were introduced by the architect Alejandro Sticotti, who like Garcia is a native Porteño), and since then I've stumbled onto his work in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.19.11

  18. Rams: Less and More
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    Rams: Less and More

    Making its only American stop in San Francisco, the wonderful show Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams opened this week at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. I got a chance to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.01.11

  19. SF's Architecture and the City
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    SF's Architecture and the City

    It's September in San Francisco which means that our local chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting its month-long festival of all things Bay Area and design: Architecture and the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.05.11

  20. Reflecting the Stars
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    Reflecting the Stars

    Jon Morris has been a theater producer, social entrepreneur, champion springboard diver—and an artist, in which last capacity he serves as director of New York-based arts collective The...

    written by: Ian Volner
    09.08.11

  21. "Foreclosed" Open Studio at PS1
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    "Foreclosed" Open Studio at PS1

    Back in May, New York’s Museum of Modern Art kicked off a nearly yearlong series of presentations, workshops, and public symposia on the topic of America’s ongoing foreclosure crisis....

    written by: Ian Volner
    09.27.11

  22. Curry Stone Prize Winner Announced
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    Curry Stone Prize Winner Announced

    Hats off to Taiwanese architect Hseih Ying-Chun for winning the Curry Stone Design Grand Prize and taking home the $100,000 grant. Created as a way to champion design with a social bent, the Curry...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.07.11

  23. Eames Time Machine
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    Eames Time Machine

    To stand in the empty living room of Charles and Ray Eames’ Case Study House No. 8 in Pacific Palisades is to experience pure contemplation of the space. While its furnishings, some...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.14.11

  24. Dwell Design Lab Recap
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    Dwell Design Lab Recap

    Over the weekend of October 29th and 30th, Dwell hosted its first ever Design Lab in San Francisco. Bay Area-based designers, architects, and landscape architects gathered at the Millennium Tower...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    10.31.11

  25. Stanley Saitowitz's Judaica
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    Stanley Saitowitz's Judaica

    The South African-born, San Francisco-based architect Stanley Saitowitz is no stranger to the intersection of Judaism and design. His firm, Natoma Architects Inc., is responsible for synagogues in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.14.11

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