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  1. 111 Navy Chair
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    111 Navy Chair

    I've been lucky enough to visit Emeco's Pennsylvania factory where their iconic chairs are made by hand. It was a religious experience for me, a person with a sick chair fetish. I've also been...

    04.16.10

  2. 30 Minutes With Dieter Rams
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    30 Minutes With Dieter Rams

    The word "icon" is thrown around rather freely in the design world, but when discussing Dieter Rams and his body of work, it is the only word that sticks. Last week, on the morning after...

    photos by: Tre Cassetta
    05.18.11

  3. An Afternoon with Michael Mundy
    A Great Idea

    An Afternoon with Michael Mundy

    Michael Mundy emailed me out of the blue a few weeks back. He wanted to shoot my apartment for a project he was working on called An Afternoon With. He'd seen pictures of my place via a mutual...

    10.14.10

  4. An Afternoon with Milton Glaser
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    An Afternoon with Milton Glaser

    Meeting design legend Milton Glaser was one of those classic moments that can only happen in New York City. I was having lunch with Alan Heller—the man behind the furniture manufacturing...

    05.26.11

  5. Art by Adrian Albino
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    Art by Adrian Albino

    I have a thing for stripes—always have, and always will. One need only look to the myriad stripes in my home, from bath towels and shirts by Paul Smith, to ties and slacks by Etro, to the...

    04.28.10

  6. Artist Kii Arens: Live/Work Studio
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    Artist Kii Arens: Live/Work Studio

    While researching affordable Pop Art for Dwell last month I came across the art of Kii Arens. He designs the posters for the shows at The Hollywood Bowl and I was smitten by the images he created...

    04.27.10

  7. Autoban and their House Hotel
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    Autoban and their House Hotel

    Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çağlar are the principals behind the Istanbul–based design house Autoban. Their work incorporates the rich history of the city perfectly with its emerging...

    09.22.10

  8. Backpack Sofa by Quinze&Milan
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    Backpack Sofa by Quinze&Milan

    Being a sucker for a good backpack, I was turned on when I saw the images from the collaboration between Eastpak, the venerable backpack brand, and Quinze & Milan, the Belgium-based design...

    04.14.10

  9. Betel Restaurant
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    Betel Restaurant

    Restaurant openings have slowed down considerably here in New York in the past year, as I am sure it has everywhere. So it was a great treat to visit Betel, a just opened Thai restaurant in the...

    03.30.10

  10. Bike By Me
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    Bike By Me

    I cannot stop playing around on Bike By Me's website.  

    07.25.10

  11. Chris Hardy Design
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    Chris Hardy Design

    Name the hubs for emerging American designers and you'll likely hear the usual suspects of Seattle, San Francisco, and Brooklyn. Look southward, too, though, for a crop of energetic young guns set...

    05.16.11

  12. Colors of Iceland
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    Colors of Iceland

    I just returned from a four-day trip to Reykjavik and am still filled with excitement. Though the sky was grey for most of my time in Iceland, the visit was anything but dark and gloomy. The colors...

    04.26.11

  13. Darr / Hollander & Lexer
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    Darr / Hollander & Lexer

    Brian Cousins and Hicham Benmira are the proprietors of Darr, a found-objects and furniture shop, and Hollander & Lexer, a clothing boutique, in Brooklyn. The two businesses are situated side...

    06.16.10

  14. Esquivel Shoes
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    Esquivel Shoes

    George Esquivel learned how to make shoes 16 years ago in a Southern California garage. Today the designer runs his eponymous shoe brand from Los Angeles, where his team crafts gorgeous shoes with...

    10.06.10

  15. Inside HeadHoods' Workshop
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    Inside HeadHoods' Workshop

    On a cold winter's day a few weeks back, I boarded a train to Brooklyn where I met Clinton Van Gemert and his girlfriend Martha. Clinton is the brains behind HeadHoods, a unique brand of hoodies...

    01.12.11

  16. Inspiration via Instagram
    A Great Idea

    Inspiration via Instagram

    One might say that Instagram is on the cusp of a tipping point: Their iPhone app is adding 130,000 new users a week, which is staggering for a company boasting only two employees. Though popular...

    03.23.11

  17. John Christakos of Blu Dot
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    John Christakos of Blu Dot

    I have always adored Blu Dot's mission: good design at good prices. Heck, I liked them so much I even worked for them. I caught up with Blu Dot's CEO & founder John Christakos and he answered...

    05.05.10

  18. Jon Gasca of STUA
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    Jon Gasca of STUA

    Jon Gasca and his father Jesus Gasca are the creative minds behind STUA, a 20-year-old design house based in Spain. I tracked Jon down in San Sebastian, Spain, and asked him about his new chair,...

    06.14.10

  19. Maria Dahlgren on Design
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    Maria Dahlgren on Design

    In her graphic wooden serving trays, Swedish designer Maria Dahlgren deftly takes on the "tacky souvenirs" of the world. Her delightfully bold, retro-inspired designs feature the names of...

    03.17.11

  20. Nathan Vincent
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    Nathan Vincent

    When I first stumbled upon designer Nathan Vincent's work, I immediately knew I'd found something unique. Using crochet as a method to make traditionally masculine objects, Vincent challenges...

    04.07.10

  21. Nathan Vincent's Locker Room
    Event Spotlight

    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

  22. Objeti Design Studio
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    Objeti Design Studio

    Cleveland is no New York or Milan, so it may not seem to be the most ideal city in which to launch a design studio. But Objeti, Joseph Ribic's design/manufacturing firm based in Ohio, is proving...

    08.31.10

  23. Omer Arbel
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    Omer Arbel

    Omer Arbel is a Vancouver–based architect and designer who creates spaces and objects in equal measure. Most recently he designed both the the medals for the 2010 Winter Olympics and and the...

    03.31.10

  24. Phuc Van Dang
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    Phuc Van Dang

    Last month artist and designer Phuc Van Dang sent me a note about our mutual love of color. That email exchange led to more, and allowed me to discover more about his varied works. I asked him a...

    05.27.10

  25. Q&A with Stephen Burks
    Interviews

    Q&A with Stephen Burks

    I ventured to Stephen Burks' "Man Made" exhibit a few days after returning home to New York City from a trip to India. The colors and textures of Indian culture, though not directly...

    04.11.11

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