- Folding furniture is often accused of being the worst of all resting places, associated as it is with the discomfort of cold lecture halls and strange relatives' holiday brunches.
Much like Olympia Le-Tan’s book-clutches, these awesome cigarette books pay homage to classic stories. Cleverly disguised as cigarette packs (right down to the flip-flop top with foil wrapping and cellophane enclosure), they are the brilliant brainchild of UK-based, Tank Magazine. A few titles included in this set-Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.
Based in Malmö, Sweden, Louise Hederström has a cheerful aesthetic derived from a wide array of sources, from the sheet metal she often uses (inspired by the tractors on her childhood farm) to her product names, many of them homages to Elvis Presley. This multifaceted planter is fitted with “branch” pots that can grow a variety of flora in one go. Add a wooden top in oak or birch for a ready-made seat.
Beginning May 16th, ddc's 181 Madison Avenue location will be transformed into a collection of studios featuring international brands such as Zanotta, Cor, Interluebke, Tacchini, Missoni, Santambrogio, Matteograssi, and Roda. Join ddc to celebrate this metamorphosis with a cocktail party on May 13th from 6:00-9:00 PM.
- Did you know Dwell has covered design in far-flung locations since our very beginning? What was once called Elsewhere has since evolved to departments we call "Detour" and "Postcard".
- From architecture to industrial design, we round up stories hearkening from the Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland.
- It's easy to overlook Kansas City, Missouri. Located squarely in the nation's center, it is better known for its barbecue and bebop than as an incubator for creative design and architecture.
- In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary…