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  1. How to Throw a Design Conference
    Interviews

    How to Throw a Design Conference

    When I was at A Better World By Design this past weekend, I was blown away by the fact that it was organized by not a a league of design professionals, but a group of nine college students. To find...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.09.09

  2. Events this Weekend: 10.8-10.11
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 10.8-10.11

    Welcome to the second installment of Out and About, our weekly round-up of art and architecture events and exhibitions around the country and globe.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.08.09

  3. From Italy: Urquiola for Mutina
    Travel Reports

    From Italy: Urquiola for Mutina

    On day two at Cersaie—a very warm, sunny day in Bologna—the booth of tile manufacturer Mutina hummed with excitement over a visit from design celeb Patricia Urquiola (whose work is...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.08.09

  4. Domestic Ribbon
    House Tours

    Domestic Ribbon

    Armed with a masters in architecture from Columbia University and only 3 years in the field, architectural designer Alan Y. L. Chan renovated a wreck of an apartment in an early 1900s building on...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.08.09

  5. Net Zero x Twenty = Solar Decathlon
    Post

    Net Zero x Twenty = Solar Decathlon

    It’s the site where wars are protested, dreams declared, and millions still march, but on October 9 the National Mall in Washington, DC, will host a new revolution.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.07.09

  6. From Italy: Recycled Tile Wallpaper
    Travel Reports

    From Italy: Recycled Tile Wallpaper

    Our first stop on day one of our week of tile-mania at Cersaie was at the booth of tile manufacturer Trend, an Italian company that makes enamel, quartz, granite and glass tile. Their space was...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.06.09

  7. Better x Design: Emeka Okafor
    Profiles

    Better x Design: Emeka Okafor

    "Makers with Ph.Ds stood next to makers from the side of the road - it is not about who you are or where you come from, but what you have done." At A Better World By Design, a three-day...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.06.09

  8. Reports from Italy: Trends in Tile
    Travel Reports

    Reports from Italy: Trends in Tile

    I spent last week at Cersaie, the annual trade show held each year in Bologna, Italy, featuring the latest in ceramic tiles and bath fixtures. When my hosts told me ahead of time to pack...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.05.09

  9. Farmhouse Redux
    House Tours

    Farmhouse Redux

    Two years ago architect Chad Everhart came across an old farmhouse near Boone, North Carolina. He could tell it dated back to the Great Depression by the 1930s-era cardboard—once used as...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.05.09

  10. Charlie Cannon and Innovation Studio
    Interviews

    Charlie Cannon and Innovation Studio

    Charlie Cannon is the energetic founder and teacher of RISD's award-winning Innovation Studio. An interdisciplinary class in its eleventh year, the studio invites industrial design, landscape...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.05.09

  11. Better x Design: Teddy Cruz
    Travel Reports

    Better x Design: Teddy Cruz

    Providence is all abuzz with "A Better World By Design" this weekend, a three-day conference thrown by students at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently in...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.04.09

  12. Bike Rack by Studio Tractor
    Product

    Bike Rack by Studio Tractor

    I got a note from Mike Tower of Studio Tractor Architecture the other day showing off his firm's collaboration with metalworker Peter Kirkiles, a cotter pin-inspired bike rack built in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.04.09

  13. Before You Renovate
    Design 101

    Before You Renovate

    Finding the perfect home sometimes means creating it. Renovation can require as much effort in the planning as in the execution so you’ll need some patience—and you should arm yourself...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    10.03.09

  14. Joel Turkel on the Future of Prefab
    --The Future of

    Joel Turkel on the Future of Prefab

    The future of prefab is an increasingly nonarchitectural problem.

    written by: Joel Turkel
    10.03.09

  15. Michael Kubo at Boston's Pinkcomma
    Interviews

    Michael Kubo at Boston's Pinkcomma

    Hidden underground in an industrial warehouse in the South End, the pinkcomma gallery carves an alternative space in Boston's conventionally conservative design circle. I attended their latest...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.02.09

  16. Friday Finds 10.2.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.2.09

    Ever wonder where the Dwell staff noodles online? Look no further—as part of our weekly series, Friday Finds, we present a sampling of links, from overly complicated robotic breakfast...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    10.02.09

  17. Live from London: Benjamin Hubert
    Travel Reports

    Live from London: Benjamin Hubert

    Benjamin Hubert has been busy since graduating with an industrial design degree from Loughborough University in 2006. At 100% Design last week, he launched a A year in the making, a collection of...

    written by: Charlotte West
    10.02.09

  18. Events This Weekend: 10.2-10.4
    Week in Review

    Events This Weekend: 10.2-10.4

    Each month in Dwell, we highlight the best of what’s happening In the Modern World in art and architecture, with a listing of our favorite exhibitions around the world. In our new weekly...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.01.09

  19. Asylum by Christopher Payne
    Books

    Asylum by Christopher Payne

    I got an advanced proof of Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals by architect and photographer Christopher Payne  some time ago. But not until I really glimpsed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.01.09

  20. A Coastline Gem in Ogunquit, Maine
    Travel Reports

    A Coastline Gem in Ogunquit, Maine

    As I trekked northward to Maine last month for a lobster-filled weekend getaway, I stumbled upon the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.  A little ways from the shops and beach bustle of Shore...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.01.09

  21. The Birds and The Beavers
    Outdoor

    The Birds and The Beavers

    Connecticut birders happily swap their waterlogged Wellies and foggy field glass for the Wesleyan student–designed SplitFrame, a viewing platform in a former cranberry bog.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    10.01.09

  22. London Design Guide by Max Fraser
    Books

    London Design Guide by Max Fraser

    It is perhaps a bit ironic that the official guide to the London Design Festival was fairly poorly designed—the maps in the back of the book were spectacularly unhelpful in trying to navigate...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.30.09

  23. Live from London: Giles Miller
    Travel Reports

    Live from London: Giles Miller

    When I came across Giles Miller's temporary showroom at Kingly Court off of Carnaby Street in central London last week, I was more than a little impressed by his range of Baroque-inspired cardboard...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.29.09

  24. John Cronin and the Beacon Institute
    Profiles

    John Cronin and the Beacon Institute

    For 35 years, John Cronin has safeguarded New York’s waterways, investigating dozens of pollution cases and authoring three laws to protect the Hudson River and its communities. So when...

    written by: Julie Taraska
    09.29.09

  25. Live from London: Zoe Murphy
    Travel Reports

    Live from London: Zoe Murphy

    Pieces from furniture and textile designer Zoe Murphy were among of the standouts during our weekend tour of Tent London, an amalgamation of art, architecture and design on display at the Truman...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.28.09

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