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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. New Olds at Israeli Design Museum
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    New Olds at Israeli Design Museum

    There's an interesting new museum in Israel, just south of Tel Aviv, with a corkscrewing exterior of rust-red Cor-Ten steel: Design Museum Holon, designed by Ron Arad. Their forthcoming exhibition...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.13.11

  13. 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

  14. Don Hisaka's Cleveland Years
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    Don Hisaka's Cleveland Years

    Berkeley, California-based architect Don Hisaka is getting the royal treatment in Cleveland these days with an exhibit of his Ohioan work of the 60s, 70s, and 80s in the show Don Hisaka: The...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.27.11

  15. Materials for Consideration
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    Materials for Consideration

    Galerie Kreo is one of the most unique spaces I know of for design. The gallery, run by Didier and Clémence Krzentowski, sees itself as a 'research laboratory,' commissioning and displaying...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.27.11

  16. The Wong Show
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    The Wong Show

    Artworks often need open light-filled galleries that allow them to breathe, but sometimes they need intimate spaces to help them foster one-on-one connections with viewers. In the second camp lies...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.25.11

  17. LINES Ballet's Mod Sets
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    LINES Ballet's Mod Sets

    Last week I had the pleasure of seeing Alonzo King's LINES Ballet's new production "Triangle of the Squinches" at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. King has long been a San...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.21.11

  18. Matthew Williams Exhibition 'Outside'
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    Matthew Williams Exhibition 'Outside'

    Kiwi photographer Matthew Williams has traveled around the globe to shoot homes for Dwell. You can catch the Brooklyn-based artist's work later this month, however, in New York at the studio space...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    04.15.11

  19. Marin Home Tours 2011
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    Marin Home Tours 2011

    Over the weekend of April 30th, join the Marin Home Tours for a chance to step into the homes featured in the pages of Dwell and see a few of the amazing houses pushing residential architecture...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.09.11

  20. Sneak Peek: Milan Furniture Fair '11
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    Sneak Peek: Milan Furniture Fair '11

    Next week, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (also known as the Milan Furniture Fair) kicks off it in Italy's design capital, Milan. Celebrating its 50th year, the fair promises to best itself...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.08.11

  21. Design in Uniform at CCA
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    Design in Uniform at CCA

    The degree to which modernist design came to the fore of Western life—both aesthetically, in its reliance on mechanized production—at mid-century had everything to do with World War II....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.06.11

  22. Silent Disco at Sci-Arc
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    Silent Disco at Sci-Arc

    When talking about her new "Silent Disco" exhibition at Sci-Arc, Los Angeles—and more specifically Silver Lake—based architect Barbara Bestor has a lot to say. The exhibition...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.03.11

  23. Fantastical Photographic Maps
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    Fantastical Photographic Maps

    If photography is an act of capturing reality, then artist Sohei Nishino has gone leaps and bounds further than most with his “diorama maps.” Influenced by the 18th century Japanese...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.29.11

  24. MOCFA's "E is for Everyone"
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    MOCFA's "E is for Everyone"

    The Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Sister Corita Kent—a west coast Pop artist, teacher, and, yes, one-time Catholic nun—has...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.21.11

  25. Spanish Design in "Bravos"
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    Spanish Design in "Bravos"

    BRAVOS: Groundbreaking Spanish Design will debut at the American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC on April 2nd and will remain on view until May 15th. Thanks to BRAVOS,...

    written by: Meredith MacKenzie
    03.18.11

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