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  1. Meeting Dieter Rams
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    Meeting Dieter Rams

    I had the rare pleasure Friday of meeting and interviewing German industrial design legend Dieter Rams. Rams is in town for the opening of the exhibit Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.28.11

  2. Light My Way, Stranger
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    Light My Way, Stranger

    On Friday, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture held its first Day of the Dead auction featuring custom-designed lamps by architects and artists from Los Angeles and beyond. The proceeds from...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    11.08.12

  3. Verner Panton's Visiona 1970
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    Verner Panton's Visiona 1970

    Verner Panton’s avant-garde, neon fever dream comes alive at a new exhibit.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.25.14

  4. 5 Cool Design Events this Week
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    5 Cool Design Events this Week

    Palm Springs Modernism Week, the Walker Art Center's new painting group exhibition (its first in a decade), a Van Alen Institute book launch, and more. Read on for a listing of design events from...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.19.13

  5. Britain's Mid-Century Female Designers
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    Britain's Mid-Century Female Designers

    Of the iconic women designers working in the mid-20th century, the two most often recognized—and adored—are Ray Eames and Lucienne Day (the female halves of two of the best-known...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.14.10

  6. NorthernGRADE Men's Market
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    NorthernGRADE Men's Market

    We're celebrating the best of American-made design this month, and a pair of guys—Max Wastler and Joe Gannon—who make it their business to celebrate Americana all year long are taking...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.09.11

  7. Ralph Rapson's Chairs
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    Ralph Rapson's Chairs

    Though plenty of architects turn their attentions to furniture, few can claim authorship of a proper classic. Ralph Rapson, the Minnesotan modernist who designed the original Guthrie Theater and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.01.11

  8. The Museum of Modern Art: Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition
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    The Museum of Modern Art: Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition

    In February 2014, MoMA presents Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal, an exhibition that explores Wright’s exploration of the new American city in the 1920s and 30s.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.17.13

  9. Dwell Celebrates Another Successful City Modern
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    Dwell Celebrates Another Successful City Modern

    As an extension to the sold-out "Creativity & Constraint" event at the #DellVenue during Dwell's City Modern 2013, Designer Jonathan Adler and Dell Creative Director Tommy Lynn discuss the...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.25.13

  10. Why Design Now?
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    Why Design Now?

    Earlier this month, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum unveiled its fourth exhibition in its National Design Triennial series: Why Design Now?. The exhibit features more than 125 projects-...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.24.10

  11. Magda Biernat's Betel Nut Girls
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    Magda Biernat's Betel Nut Girls

    I recently chatted over the phone with architectural photographer Magda Biernat, whose work photographing Betel Nut Girls of Taiwan (and the small, contained structures they work in) will be...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.16.11

  12. Dwell Conversations: Prefab's Progress
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    Dwell Conversations: Prefab's Progress

    In our Dec/Jan 2013 Prefab issue, we visited two Bay Area prefab homes built on unconventional sites, discovering along the way that you don't need a crane or a fortune to make prefab work for you....

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.28.12

  13. Design Miami and Art.sy: Partners in Design
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    Design Miami and Art.sy: Partners in Design

    It’s that time of year again, and we don’t mean mistletoe and merriment. We’re referring to Design Miami, the annual fair that gathers together a global network of influential...

    written by: Kim Derby
    12.06.12

  14. Event Highlights: DIFFA Picnic by Design 2013
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    Event Highlights: DIFFA Picnic by Design 2013

    Dwell was proud to be the media sponsor for this year's 2nd Annual Picnic By Design. The charity event attracted over 200 talented designers and philanthropists, all there to support DIFFA: Design...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    09.05.13

  15. The Space Beside the Skate Park
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    The Space Beside the Skate Park

    Architecture for Humanity installed a pop up in New York City for two weeks, creating an unlikely plaza next to a skate park and underneath the Manhattan Bridge. Called The Urban Web, it's a...

    written by: Emily Nonko
    photos by: Emily Nonko
    10.24.12

  16. Somerville Library Design Lectures
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    Somerville Library Design Lectures

    A night out at the local library, especially for a Friends of the Library talk, never sounded so good as when James Fox took over in Somerville, Massachusetts. Fox, now head of Friends of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.15.12

  17. American Craft Council's Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft in San Francisco
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    American Craft Council's Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft in San Francisco

    This year's American Craft Council show at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center had a special component. To celebrate the 2013 show season, regional interior designers, architects, and stylists were...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.05.13

  18. Glass Jar Terrariums
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    Glass Jar Terrariums

    Terrariums have once again taken off--just like Indie Mart founder Kelly Malone's San Francisco craft space Workshop. Malone opened Workshop in September 2009 and has since been selling out classes...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.02.10

  19. Open Studios at City Modern
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    Open Studios at City Modern

    Thirteen Brooklyn design studios—with locations ranging from Red Hook to the Navy Yard to Bushwick, and practices varying from furniture design to brand consulting to woodworking—opened...

    written by: Emily Nonko
    10.03.12

  20. Nathan Vincent's Locker Room
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    Nathan Vincent's Locker Room

    Artist Nathan Vincent, will be showing his new work at the Bellevue Arts Museum through June 26th. Vincent's work utilizes crochet and yarn to recreate many masculine objects in a new softer form....

    04.29.11

  21. Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY
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    Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY

    Our world is becoming more and more urban. Today, as Dwell contributor Mark Lamster reported for our June 2010 Megacities issue, more than 75 cities boast populations of more than 5 million. While...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.21.10

  22. Semana Carlos Motta
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    Semana Carlos Motta

    September 21–24 marks Semana Carlos Motta, or Carlos Motta Week, with a series of New York events to celebrate the work of the Brazilian architect and furniture designer known for his use of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.19.10

  23. New Topographics at the SFMoMA
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    New Topographics at the SFMoMA

    On Saturday, July 17, New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape opens at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit is a restaging of the 1975 show New Topographics, which...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.16.10

  24. Landscapes of Quarantine
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    Landscapes of Quarantine

    In the fall and winter of 2009/2010, Future Plural (the combined forces for former Dwell senior editor and BLDGBLOG author Geoff Manaugh and Edible Geography author Nicola Twilley) held a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.17.10

  25. Design Evenings with Dwell and Apartment Therapy
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    Design Evenings with Dwell and Apartment Therapy

    Last Thursday, Apartment Therapy held its 61st Design Evenings meetup at ABC Carpet & Home to discuss “The Future of Interior Design on the Web.” Hundreds of design enthusiasts turned...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    10.25.12

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