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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
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Tumblr We Love: TypeToy

One man's inspiration is another's inspiration? TypeToy was created as a personal online reference library with an emphasis in vintage design and typography by Aaron Eiland, a senior designer by day and screen printer and freelance illustrator off-hours. Images ranging from colorful matchboxes to witty vintage illustrations are sourced from a variety of image-driven sites such as Flickr and a slew of blog sites. Says Eiland, "TypeToy was started as an online reference library for myself. The name comes from the idea of enjoying design just for fun, not on a professional level." With that in mind, do take a look at a few of our favorites after the jump!
March 18, 2013
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Salone 2013 Sneak Peek: Marni

Fashion house Marni gives Dwell an insider’s look at their Salone del Mobile 2013 exhibition with the Education Department of the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea.
March 18, 2013
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Prefab Icon: Dome of Discovery by Ralph Tubbs

With a life span of just 11 months, the prefabricated 1951 Dome of Discovery, designed by architect Ralph Tubbs for the Festival of Britain, lives on as a lost cultural icon.
March 18, 2013
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Product Spotlight: Living Tables

Bay Area plant studio Habitat Horticulture has designed plant installations for restaurants, residences, and even the California Academy of Sciences. Now, they share one of their products: the living table. Dwell chats with founder David Brenner to learn more.
March 18, 2013
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Pinterest Board of the Day: Scandinavian Design

Scandinavian design: It's colorful, it's functional, it's clean, it's optimistic. We're great fans of all things Scandi, and here, we share a few of our favorite modern design pins from our Pinterest board devoted to Scandinavian design. Enjoy, and be sure to follow the (smorgas)board!
March 15, 2013
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Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

From our favorite blogs on living small, to airstreams, inspirational backyards, a woodland retreat, secret gardens, a sunny workspace, and an off the grid beach house, we've been bringing you the latest in modern design all week. Here, we're selected a few of our most popular stories from this week. Enjoy!
March 15, 2013
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Best of Belgium

If chocolates, waffles, and frites are all you imagine comes from Belgium, you've not been paying attention. A rash of fabulous architecture, hip products, and smart shops keep us perpetually enthralled with this small Benelux nation. We continue to find reasons that this Northern European country is on par designwise with its Scandinavian neighbors, in part because so much Belgian architecture offers a playful mix of clean lines and colorful whimsy. Read on for four of our favorite projects, and one stellar guided tour of Antwerp.
March 14, 2013
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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Modern Style

St. Patrick's Day is this Sunday, so we've put together some great pieces to, ahem, aid you in celebration of the holiday. Enjoy the parades and festivals and invite a few friends over for a ceilidh (a gathering with traditional music, dance, storytelling, jokes, and general merriment). lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh! (Happy St. Patrick's Day!)
March 14, 2013
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