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  1. Urban Hardwoods Furniture
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    Urban Hardwoods Furniture

    Now that "salvage" has as many connotations with environmental sensitivity, creativity, and resourcefulness as with the need to scrimp and save, showrooms formerly reserved for brand new...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.24.09

  2. Lili Lite
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    Lili Lite

    In small spaces, furniture that can multi-task is key, and in the current economy, it’s also a much-needed budget saver. Which is why I love Studio Smeets Design’s product Lili Lite: It...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.06.09

  3. Quistgaard Pepper Mills
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    Quistgaard Pepper Mills

    If you dig through your parents’ kitchen cupboards, chances are you’ll find a Jens Quistgaard design. Although “Quistgaard” never became a household name, the company he...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.07.09

  4. Grand Prix Chair
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    Grand Prix Chair

    In 1957, Danish designer Arne Jacobsen created the Grand Prix chair for Fritz Hansen—two years after rising to furniture-design fame with his Series 7 chair and five years after his Ant chair...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.11.09

  5. BB02 Table and Chairs
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    BB02 Table and Chairs

    Modern design for moms and dads is becoming ever more available, with the latest eye-catching addition coming from notNeutral. The Los Angeles-based commercial product company of creative group...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.14.09

  6. Reclaimed Bowling Lane Furniture
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    Reclaimed Bowling Lane Furniture

    In bowling, "striking out" means throwing three strikes in the tenth and final frame of a game. In 2007, "striking out," for television producer and musician Jim Malone, meant...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.28.09

  7. Piegato Shelves
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    Piegato Shelves

    Folding furniture is often accused of being the worst of all resting places, associated as it is with the discomfort of cold lecture halls and strange relatives' holiday brunches. But just because...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.01.09

  8. George Nelson Criss Cross Bubble Lamps
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    George Nelson Criss Cross Bubble Lamps

    I like my pendant lamps grouped together or in a bundle, which is why I'm excited about the recent reissue of a trio of George Nelson's Criss Cross Bubble Lamps by Los Angeles-based modern...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.10.09

  9. Artecnica Fall 2009 Collection
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    Artecnica Fall 2009 Collection

    This week, Los Angeles-design firm Artecnica launched its Fall 2009 Collection at the New York International Gift Fair. Reuniting with whimsical Dutch designer Tord Boontje and introducing new...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.20.09

  10. 2010 Calendar from Linda and Harriett
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    2010 Calendar from Linda and Harriett

    At Dwell, we're often living in several months at once: Our October 2009 issue hits newsstands next week but we're already busy writing our articles for February 2010. So it's not surprising that...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.31.09

  11. Kilo Design + BIG + Skibsted Ideation
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    Kilo Design + BIG + Skibsted Ideation

    Exciting news in the design world: Danish powerhouse designer firms Kilo Design (headed by Lars Holme Larsen), BIG (led by Bjarke Ingels), and Skibsted Ideation (founded by Jens artin Skibsted)...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.25.09

  12. Grass Mirror
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    Grass Mirror

    The architects at Paris-based studio H20 Architects know how to maximize space--and in their latest design, the Grass Mirror, it's no different.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.11.09

  13. Snaidero Universal Design Kitchens
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    Snaidero Universal Design Kitchens

    Universal design doesn't need to be ugly--and, more so, shouldn't be. Done well, it's undifferentiated design for the whole population, for disabled and nondisabled people alike, as Graham Pullin,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.10.10

  14. Soft by Molo
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    Soft by Molo

    This year's showstopper at the Montreal International Interior Design Show (SIMID) was without a doubt the Soft collection by Molo. The Vancouver-based company's concept is simple: Create flexible,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.31.10

  15. Timbuk2 Hidden Series
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    Timbuk2 Hidden Series

    The problem with reusable bags is actually reusing them. At my apartment, there is reusable bag upon reusable bag (mostly the kind you can buy at the grocery store that resemble a paper bag) but...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.29.10

  16. Café America Chair
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    Café America Chair

    At our San Francisco office, we've had reuse on our minds. While perusing projects online this week, Grain Design's Café America chair caught my eye. The chair is not only made of recycled...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.10

  17. Heath Ceramics' Winter Collection
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    Heath Ceramics' Winter Collection

    Though it's only August, holiday gear is already on its way (the New York International Gift Fair kicked off August 14). What's caught our eye is Heath Ceramics' new Winter 2010 collection&mdash...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.16.10

  18. Flip & Tumble Produce Bags
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    Flip & Tumble Produce Bags

    Like many, I'm a big fan of reusable bags (Timbuk2's Hidden bags are my favorites) but am quite guilty of bringing home handfuls of plastic bags after a trip to the grocery store. For the past few...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.25.10

  19. Cork Wine Stopper, Pourer
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    Cork Wine Stopper, Pourer

    As more wineries are turning away from cork to seal their blends, Normann-Copenhagen is bringing the wine stopper back to its origins with a new set of corks made from, but of course, cork.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.11.10

  20. Reusable Sandwich Bags by LunchSkins
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    Reusable Sandwich Bags by LunchSkins

    It's a shock that it's taken so long for a product like this to come along. We have reusable containers (thanks Earl Tupper!), lunch boxes, grocery totes, and even produce bags but until recently,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.14.10

  21. Ballo Toilet Brush
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    Ballo Toilet Brush

    Tis the season for having guests—and thus a clean house, as well. And while you'll want a toilet brush on hand, you may not want your current one out on display. Danish manufacturer Normann...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.13.10

  22. Organic Laptop Bag by Zaum
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    Organic Laptop Bag by Zaum

    We've been on a laptop bag lookout and this week Zaum's Eco Portabile Media bag caught our eye. It's got all the fixing of a basic laptop carrier—padded computer section, pockets for plug-ins...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.12.11

  23. The Work of Asher Israelow
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    The Work of Asher Israelow

    Add Asher Israelow to our list of young guns to watch. The Brooklyn resident and Rhode Island School of Design grad, who turns 28 this year, designs and builds stunning furniture with varied...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.08.11

  24. Poketo Artist Wallets
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    Poketo Artist Wallets

    Los Angeles-based design company Poketo's claim to fame is its artists wallets (though its also offers some sweet Spacetime wall decals, adorable Smile cards, and fun Mood bottle openers)....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.09.11

  25. Ceramics by Montes Doggett
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    Ceramics by Montes Doggett

    A journey through the Intertubes recently landed me at the homepage of Montes Doggett. The stunning line of Peruvian ceramics is the work of Mexican designer Monica Porter.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.30.11

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