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Architect and theorist Anne Tyng

Women to Know in Design Part Two

From women who make moves behind the scenes to an architectural theorist who hit the proverbial glass ceiling in the 1940s, here are more women in design worth knowing. Check out part one here.
July 2, 2013
Rossana Orlandi portrait by Leslie Williamson

Women to Know in Design Part One

Good work speaks for itself, but it would be remiss to ignore these movers and shakers in the design scene.
July 1, 2013
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Giulio Cappellini on the Changing Design Landscape

We sat down with design impresario Giulio Cappellini to chat about workspaces, authenticity, and the state of the furniture economy.
June 27, 2013
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10 Minutes with Michael Graves at the JCP Home Launch

Last week, JCPenney (now known as JCP) launched several collaborative home collections from renowned designers. We sat down with architect Michael Graves to chat about designing for large retailers, Habitat for Humanity housing, and his upcoming Dwell on Design appearance.
June 10, 2013

A Modern House and Studio for a Marble Sculptor

On Sunday, June 23, we will welcome architect Michael Lehrer to the Demo Stage at Dwell on Design. Lehrer will take us inside a house and art studio he designed for the marble sculptor Charlie Kaplan—an epic commission and collaboration that stretched across 12 years. Since Kaplan will be traveling and won't be able to attend, we reached out to him ahead of the event to get his take on the challenges, rewards, and lessons drawn from the architectural collaboration.
June 6, 2013
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Q&A with Johanna Lowe of Martyn George

London native Johanna Lowe came into food and prop styling after finishing up a career as a photographer. “I was working for Sur la Table as a prop stylist and for lack of budget, they asked me if I would try my hand at food styling, which I did and discovered I was a natural,” says Lowe. Turns out she was not only a natural at styling for photo shoots. Last June, she opened Martyn George, a charming vintage housewares shop in Chicago outfitted with inspirational, unexpected vignettes of kitchen tools and entertaining pieces.
June 3, 2013
Modern landscape design by Margie Ruddick

"Born to Rewild" with Landscape Designer Margie Ruddick

We're thrilled to welcome Margie Ruddick, this year's winner of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture, to Dwell on Design. In a panel on "rewilding" our cities, Ruddick will discuss new ways to think about urban landscapes. Below, she answers a few of our questions about her influences, her design philosophy, and what she hopes people will take away from the panel.
May 21, 2013
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Chicago's Green Mile

Chicago bills a one-and-a-half-mile-long stretch of Cermak Road as "the greenest street in America," a surprising characterization considering it was once one of the grittiest industrial thoroughfares in the city. Now, it acts as a valuable learning and teaching tool about how streetscapes can play a role in advancing citywide sustainability.
April 24, 2013
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Q&A with Architectural Designer and Artist Maya Lin

The artist, designer, and architect takes us through her formative years as a maker, her dedication to environmental art, and the joys of furniture design.
March 18, 2013