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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Mr. CHIP Goes to Washington
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    Mr. CHIP Goes to Washington

    A highlight of this year's Solar Decathlon was the CHIP house, designed, built, and transported to Washington DC by a team of over 100 SCI-Arc and Caltech students. The uniquely puffy "...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.25.11

  4. Design with the Other 90%: CITIES
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    Design with the Other 90%: CITIES

    The second in a series of themed exhibitions by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum that demonstrate how design can address the world’s most critical issues, "Design with the Other...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.18.11

  5. "Postmodernism" at the V&A Museum
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    "Postmodernism" at the V&A Museum

    "Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990," on view at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum through January 15th 2012, is the first major exhibition to take a long, hard look...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    10.17.11

  6. 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

  7. Eames Words
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    Eames Words

    The A+D Museum on L.A.’s Museum Row has just opened "Eames Words," named for its highly conceptual, and lexical, approach to the Eames legacy. “The whole idea is based on an...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.12.11

  8. 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

  9. "Living in a Modern Way" at LACMA
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    "Living in a Modern Way" at LACMA

    For their part in the citywide "Pacific Standard Time" exhibition, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has just opened “California Design 1930–1965: Living in a...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.06.11

  10. "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

  11. Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion
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    Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion

    Love her or hate her, Zaha Hadid's scope is remarkable in terms of the breadth of designs as well as in their diverse locales. Her opera house in Guangzhou was shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.13.11

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Architecture and the City 2011
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    Architecture and the City 2011

    This week, the AIA San Francisco kicks off its ninth annual Architecture and the City festival. The month-long event features food tours, home and city tours, film series, exhibitions, lectures,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.01.11

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. Cape/Modern at PAAM
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    Cape/Modern at PAAM

    Friday, July 29th marks the opening of what looks to be a very exciting exhibit on residential regionalism. The Provincetown Art Association and Museum on Cape Cod offers "Cape/Modern: The...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.26.11

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. Behind the Scenes: Knoll Textiles
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    Behind the Scenes: Knoll Textiles

    Many a modern-design enthusiast can spot a Cesca side chair and say it was designed by Marcel Breuer. But, were it upholstered in Digit fabric, few could name the textile designer. (Answer: Suzanne...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.26.11

  25. 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

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