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  1. 10 Impressive New University Buildings
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    10 Impressive New University Buildings

    Think of these inspiring new additions to schools and universities around the world as teachable monuments.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.21.14

  2. Designtex, the Fabric Manufacturer with a Pulse
    Dwell on Design

    Designtex, the Fabric Manufacturer with a Pulse

    In advance of her appearance at Dwell on Design NY, the story behind Designtex and Susan Lyons, the leader who's matched the textile company with creative partners from Charley Harper to 3M.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.23.14

  3. The Pi Table
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    The Pi Table

    Scrapile—Pull up a chair to one of Scrapile’s impossibly elegant dining tables and you’d never guess that the materials used to create it had once been destined for a landfill....

    written by: Mark Lamster
    photos by: Eirik Johnson
    01.25.09

  4. How To

    The Pi Table: Dumpster Diving

    The first step in the Scrapile process is to acquire raw materials. Salgado and Bettencourt are beggars, not choosers: Any wood—from cherry to walnut—will do. With help from a local...

    01.01.09

  5. How To

    The Pi Table: Building a Block

    With raw material in hand, they painstakingly assemble their scraps into a solid, ten-foot-long block that is eight inches square. To achieve the striated pattern of cascading bands that is...

    01.01.09

  6. The Pi Table: A Design Emerges
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    The Pi Table: A Design Emerges

    All of Scrapile’s sharp modern forms come from the solid block of wood. The pieces have evolved from basic, boxy shapes to more complex lines as Salgado, who does most of the design, has...

    01.01.09

  7. How To

    The Pi Table: Putting It Together

    With a design in place, the block is trimmed down to size, planed, sanded, and edge-cleaned. Planks are cut with precision, to ensure the waterfall pattern aligns exactly, and pieces are glued and...

    01.01.09

  8. 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Person Who Has Everything
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    2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Person Who Has Everything

    We're kicking off a month of Dwell-approved holiday shopping lists with this roundup of the best unusual gifts to give your friends and relatives who seem to have it all.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.16.13

  9. Furniture Design Series: The Dining Table
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    Furniture Design Series: The Dining Table

    In this second installment of our design series focused on tables, we take at look at the dining table. The dining table sets the stage for family gatherings, dinner parties, and the general...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.13.13

  10. Iconic and Whimsical 20th-Century Chairs
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    Iconic and Whimsical 20th-Century Chairs

    Chairs: we sit in them all day, but how often do we stop to admire them? In the Swiss Institute's inaugural edition of its design series, architect Andreas Angelidakis curates a selection of 20th...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.18.14

  11. Origami-Inspired Furniture You Can Fold Flat
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    Origami-Inspired Furniture You Can Fold Flat

    Cut and Fold, a Kickstarter furniture project by two Canadian architects, fuses plywood and papercraft.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.23.14

  12. Kaleido Trays by HAY
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    Kaleido Trays by HAY

    One of our favorite finds from Stockholm Design Week was HAY's Kaleido tray. We're not sure what we like most—the array of sizes, the palette of unexpected colors, or the way that one can...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.27.12

  13. Time to Gather: A Modern Tablescape
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    Time to Gather: A Modern Tablescape

    When it comes time for the big feast, be ready with dinnerware, servingware, glasses and more all in seasonal style. This Dwell approved assortment will help you set a simple yet elegant and...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.17.13

  14. Ai Weiwei Exhibition Takes Over Alcatraz
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    Ai Weiwei Exhibition Takes Over Alcatraz

    The Chinese artist uses the notorious prison as a backdrop for metal sculpture, colorful dragons, and Lego portraits.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.24.14

  15. Kid Tested, Mothers Approved
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    Kid Tested, Mothers Approved

    A long house on Long Island, this prefab could get to its site peaceably only by traveling in pieces. Designed by Resolution: 4 Architecture as a holiday retreat for a family of six, this...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: João Canziani
    03.17.10

  16. The Living: Using Biology as a Building Block
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    The Living: Using Biology as a Building Block

    Brooklyn-based architecture firm The Living, run by David Benjamin, aims to use biology to challenge traditional building methods. The winner of the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program in 2014, the...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.24.14

  17. And the World Views Winners Are...
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    And the World Views Winners Are...

    In our World Views photography competition, we teamed up with Blurb and challenged Dwellers everywhere to take a shot and share their view of the modern world. You answered our call and now,...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    07.15.11

  18. Honorable Mentions from World Views
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    Honorable Mentions from World Views

    In our World Views contest, we teamed up with Blurb and challenged our readers to share their view of the modern world. You heard our call and we were incredibly impressed by the hundreds of...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    07.22.11

  19. 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Unique Finds Under $50
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    2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Unique Finds Under $50

    If you shop wisely, you can buy plenty of holiday goodness for under $50 for everyone on your list, from bibliophiles to architecture buffs.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.27.13

  20. The 404: Nashville's Newest, Smallest, Hotel
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    The 404: Nashville's Newest, Smallest, Hotel

    In a section of Nashville increasingly defined by large high-rise developments and national chains, a new boutique hotel and restaurant stays deliberately small and local.

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    04.02.14

  21. 2013 Gift Guide: For the Coffee Lover (Snob)
    Gift Guides

    2013 Gift Guide: For the Coffee Lover (Snob)

    For the eternal coffee connoisseur in your life or even just the friend who can't function without the stuff, we've gathered some great gift ideas. From Alessi's iconic Richard Sapper Espresso...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.11.13

  22. Finn Juhl Centennial at Designmuseum Danmark
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    Finn Juhl Centennial at Designmuseum Danmark

    This fall we had the opportunity to pay a visit to Copenhagen, Denmark, where design buffs and locals alike are honoring what would have been the 100th birthday of one of the most influential (and...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.27.12

  23. Usefulness in Small Things
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    Usefulness in Small Things

    I've always been a firm believer that some of the most interesting design is found in the objects we use everyday. As much as I do love those specific objects meant to be perched on mantles or be...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.25.11

  24. Innovative Academic Spaces by SOM
    Dwell on Design

    Innovative Academic Spaces by SOM

    A panel at Dwell on Design NY will explore how tech-forward teaching and learning is changing how we conceptualize academic spaces. Joining the discussion is Colin Koop from Skidmore, Owings &...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.26.14

  25. L.A. Studio Tour
    Dwell on Design

    L.A. Studio Tour

    On Saturday I had the good luck to wander around the East side of L.A. on the Materials and Applications Studio Tour. Though it's always nice to see how creative types work, what was most...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    06.20.11

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