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  1. Rayko's Plastic Camera Show
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    Rayko's Plastic Camera Show

    If you're in San Francisco this Friday, stop by RayKo Photo Center for the opening reception of their 4th International Juried Plastic Camera Show—featuring images by 80 different...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.25.11

  2. Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay
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    Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

    Opening March 18 at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, "Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay" will feature the work of Delaunay, a French painter and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.22.11

  3. 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

  4. Valentine's Giveaway from PACT
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    Valentine's Giveaway from PACT

    As a Valentine's Day treat to our faithful readers, we're teaming up with PACT, purveyors of fine, design-minded underwear and fellow San Franciscans to give away (ooh la la) a dozen pairs of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.14.11

  5. Swiss Design Talk in SF
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    Swiss Design Talk in SF

    I'll be at Swissnex San Francsicso today, February 10th, to lead a panel discussion of Swiss design to help kick off an exhibition of the winners of the 2009 Swiss Design Awards. I had a great...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.10.11

  6. "Crossing the Line" by Tanya Aguiñiga
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    "Crossing the Line" by Tanya Aguiñiga

    When Los Angeles-based furniture and textile designer/maker Tanya Aguiñiga was approached by the Craft and Folk Art Museum to create an exhibition of her work, the artist had an off-the-wall...

    written by: Stephanie Orma
    01.28.11

  7. Talking Swiss Design in LA
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    Talking Swiss Design in LA

    I'll be down in Los Angeles tomorrow, January 27th at 6:00 PM, to moderate a discussion on Swiss design at the A+D Museum. The free talk kicks off an exhibition highliting the winners of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.26.11

  8. Massive Book Sale at MoMA
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    Massive Book Sale at MoMA

    Put down your Kindles, New Yorkers, and head straight to MoMA to buy some books. A giant half-off sale of some 1200 titles starts today. But you can't get them online (Boo!), you'll have to show up...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.25.11

  9. Wide White Space
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    Wide White Space

    Today the exhibition 'The Way Beyond Art: Wide White Space' opens at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco (through February 5). The show, which investigates graphic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.20.11

  10. A Marriage of Craft and Design
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    A Marriage of Craft and Design

    At the same time that Pierre Koenig and Joseph Eichler were bringing modernism to California's landscape, artists and designers Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman were filling their homes with thoughtfully...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.10.11

  11. Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light
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    Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light

    What exactly does it mean to fully immerse oneself in art? In the most literal of terms, L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art invites us to dive right in and create some strokes of our own ...

    written by: Stephanie Orma
    01.05.11

  12. 8 Exhibits to See Over the Holidays
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    8 Exhibits to See Over the Holidays

    With a few days off and some time to travel, now is your chance to catch new shows as well as the tail ends of the exhibitions you've been meaning to make it to. We've rounded up 8 must-see...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.22.10

  13. Sneak Peek: Hyperlinks at AIC
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    Sneak Peek: Hyperlinks at AIC

    In the new exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago titled Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design, AIC curator Zoe Ryan and collaborator Joseph Rosa, director of the University of Michigan Museum of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.20.10

  14. Auction: Vintage Mod for Kids
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    Auction: Vintage Mod for Kids

    Step right up! For your little budding design buff, there’s an amazing – and rather large – lot of vintage modern furniture for children (and of course, their design-crazy parents...

    written by: Jennifer McKinley
    12.15.10

  15. Zoe Ryan on Hyperlinks at AIC
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    Zoe Ryan on Hyperlinks at AIC

    A new exhibit opened this weekend at the Art Institute of Chicago. Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design explores the connects between architecture and design—as well as other disciplines like...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.14.10

  16. SFMOMA: How Wine Became Modern
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    SFMOMA: How Wine Became Modern

    Earlier this week I attended the press preview for "How Wine Became Modern," opening at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Saturday, November 20. The hard-to-define exhibition...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.19.10

  17. Hyundai Ride and Drive
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    Hyundai Ride and Drive

    Recently Dwell partnered with the Hyundai Sonata Uncensored campaign, an interactive, traveling exhibit designed to welcome visitors to a unique space where they could learn more about the Hyundai...

    written by: Hanni Chehak
    11.18.10

  18. Seeing Orange in SF
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    Seeing Orange in SF

    Seeing Orange Dutch Design Week in SF is in full swing now in San Francisco, showcasing the best in Dutch design here in the City by the Bay. Here's a quick handicap of the talks and films that you...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.10

  19. Patrick Jouin: Design and Gesture
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    Patrick Jouin: Design and Gesture

    Earlier week, Patrick Jouin: Design and Gestures opened at the Museum of Art and Design in New York. The show, on display through February 6, 2011, marks the French designer's American museum debut...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.11.10

  20. Pop!Tech Conference
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    Pop!Tech Conference

    Pop!Tech is a big-ideas conference in a small Maine town that brings together leaders and innovators from science, tech, education, and entertainment for a three-day conversation among 600...

    11.08.10

  21. Jean Prouvé: Architecture
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    Jean Prouvé: Architecture

    Long before prefab gained renewed popularity a decade ago, mass production was considered avant-garde thinking. A new exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery in Paris titled Jean Prouvé:...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.05.10

  22. What is Modern? and Olivetti at DAM
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    What is Modern? and Olivetti at DAM

    This weekend, a new show opened at the Denver Art Museum that celebrates the forward-looking mentality of modern design as well as the industrial works of Olivetti. What is Modern? and Olivetti:...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.03.10

  23. Learning from Iran
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    Learning from Iran

    Sustainability-minded San Diegans should head over to the La Jolla Library today for what looks to be a fascinating talk from longtime San Diego architect Simi Razavian of MSA and Associates. Her...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.03.10

  24. Snøhetta Curates Nordic Design
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    Snøhetta Curates Nordic Design

    "Nordic Models + Common Ground: Art and Design Unfolded" recently opened at New York's Scandinavia House. Curated by Snøhetta, the Oslo-based architecture firm recently selected by...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.01.10

  25. Maine Modern
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    Maine Modern

    I am very excited to announce that Philip M. Isaacson, owner and resident of the house we featured in our October Off the Grid and longtime architecture critic for the Maine Sunday Telegram...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.29.10

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