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  1. "N" Is for Nice
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    "N" Is for Nice

    Sometimes all the numbers don't add up, but at least they can look cool. Studio 5 takes graphic design into the classroom and the kids are better than all right.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Douglas Adesko
    07.24.09

  2. 11 Buildings by Pritzker Winner Shigeru Ban
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    11 Buildings by Pritzker Winner Shigeru Ban

    2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban’s body of work is a showcase of spatial and material innovation.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.25.14

  3. 2012 Curry Stone Prize Winners
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    2012 Curry Stone Prize Winners

    For its fifth anniversary, the Curry Stone Foundation—a charitable organization that celebrates community-oriented design projects—has announced the five recipients in its annual...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.05.12

  4. 5 Modern Design Icons You Should Know
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    5 Modern Design Icons You Should Know

    From the photographer who shaped how mid-century architecture was communicated to the furniture designer whose work is synonymous with the "space-age pop" aesthetic, we profile five icons you...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.02.13

  5. 6 Makers We Love
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    6 Makers We Love

    In this world of big box companies, megastores, and supermarkets, we have lost a certain connection to where the things we buy and bring into our homes come from. This kind of growth and disconnect...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.07.13

  6. A Chat with Joel Fitzpatrick
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    A Chat with Joel Fitzpatrick

    Fashion. Sculpture. Lighting. Architecture. Design. Shoes. Joel Fitzpatrick has done a lot. Dwell recently spoke with Fitzpatrick, a master of design—and design reinvention.

    written by: Sara Ost
    10.31.12

  7. A Look Inside Eleanor Pritchard's Textile Studio
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    A Look Inside Eleanor Pritchard's Textile Studio

    Eleanor Pritchard’s textiles nod to British modernism and local craft. Thanks to a new upholstery line, she’s poised to become an industry name.

    12.25.13

  8. A Mama's Touch
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    A Mama's Touch

    Nina Tolstrup, the Danish furniture and product designer, who works under the name Studiomama, has been carving herself an enviable reputation in the UK.

    written by: Grant Gibson
    photos by: Ben Anders
    02.26.09

  9. A Plea from New Orleans
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    A Plea from New Orleans

    I recently received an email from filmmaker Evan Mather, alerting me to his most recent—and urgent—project, which I thought I'd share with you. It's a short video about the Phillis...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.27.11

  10. Activist Designers: Design 99
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    Activist Designers: Design 99

    Gina Reichert, an architectural designer, and her husband, artist Mitch Cope, are the duo behind Design 99, an organization in Detroit that creates everything from bathroom tile designs to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Jason Keen
    12.21.10

  11. American Made Design: Dust
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    American Made Design: Dust

    A trio of design studios forms a distinctly American picture of modern design: Despite their regional differences, all three produce forward-thinking products and furniture made using time-tested...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Nathaniel Wood
    06.27.13

  12. Anna Karlin: Designing in 360 Degrees
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    Anna Karlin: Designing in 360 Degrees

    After establishing herself as a graphic designer, art director, and interior and set designer, London-born Anna Karlin found that her progression to product designer was a natural transition. After...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    10.30.12

  13. Anne Tyng, 1920-2011
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    Anne Tyng, 1920-2011

    Just before the new year, architect and theorist Anne Tyng died at the age of 91 at her home in Marin County, California. Her extensive writings about geometric architecture explored ways to apply...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.17.12

  14. Architect Miwa Mori
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    Architect Miwa Mori

    When 33-year-old Japanese architect Miwa Mori was a student in Germany, she learned a lot about architecture by observing fashion. “In winter in Germany, people wear t-shirts inside and put...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    08.23.10

  15. Architect We Love: Sou Fujimoto
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    Architect We Love: Sou Fujimoto

    With his experimental buildings, the Tokyo-based architect is creating a new breed of hybrid design.

    written by: Naomi Pollock
    09.14.13

  16. Art Start
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    Art Start

    Curatorial manager Jennifer Strate O’Neal calls Creative Growth Art Center the “homestead” of a now-flourishing creative community in Oakland, California.

    photos by: Doug Adesko
    02.26.09

  17. Benjamin Graindorge
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    Benjamin Graindorge

    Parisian designer Benjamin Graindorge is self-deprecating but completely content in his chosen métier, professing that “learning is freedom.” His enlightened state derives from time spent in...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.03.14

  18. Better x Design: Emeka Okafor
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    Better x Design: Emeka Okafor

    "Makers with Ph.Ds stood next to makers from the side of the road - it is not about who you are or where you come from, but what you have done." At A Better World By Design, a three-day...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.06.09

  19. Bringing Beets to the Streets
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    Bringing Beets to the Streets

    The beats you hear booming through the Oakland streets might be emanating from the cars of future rap stars—or from the People's Grocery Mobile Market.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    07.27.09

  20. Brooklyn Renaissance
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    Brooklyn Renaissance

    Thanks to a group of young Brooklyn architects, an immigrant neighborhood untouched by gentrification gets low-income housing with high ideals.

    written by: Michael Cannell
    02.26.09

  21. Buffalo Basics at 153 Eaton Street
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    Buffalo Basics at 153 Eaton Street

    It may be hard to believe, but Buffalo, New York, was once a pinnacle of high-tech innovation, even dubbed the City of Light for being one of the first electrified towns in America. But today, with...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    06.17.09

  22. Byoung Cho
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    Byoung Cho

    Agricultural buildings aren't really designed, someone just made them. I try to design like that—so it looks like it's not designed at all, it's just there."

    photos by: Julian Broad
    02.26.09

  23. Camp Counsel
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    Camp Counsel

    Architecture professor Laura Terry and her students spent a summer designing and creating new facilities for young campers with physical and developmental disabilities.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.25.09

  24. Castles Made of Sand
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    Castles Made of Sand

    Iranian architect Nader Kahlili fashions affordable, easily assembled housing out of sandbags and concrete for a surprsingly striking result.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    04.30.09

  25. Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond
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    Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond

    Of all American cities, you'd think Chicago would be at the forefront of celebrating and preserving its architecture. And while in many ways it does—the Chicago Architecture Foundation hosts...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.07.09

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