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Small Spaces at Dwell on Design

Compact spaces have caused us to rethink the way we live. Most people will find at least one small space in their condo or home that requires the help of intelligent design. Keep an eye out for these conversations and installations on small spaces at Dwell on Design, taking place June 20-22, 2014, in Los Angeles.
May 22, 2014
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Coolhaus: Architecturally-Inspired Ice Cream

We share a sneak preview of ice cream sandwich company Coolhaus’s first cookbook and chat with cofounder Natasha Case.
April 10, 2014
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Meet Stephen Burks, 2014 Dwell on Design Keynote Speaker

We're thrilled to announce this year's keynote speaker for Dwell's annual design conference in June 2014: Meet irrepressible New York City-based industrial designer Stephen Burks.
March 11, 2014
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5 Dwell Stories at Dwell on Design 2013

We invited architects, designers, and residents who have appeared in the pages of Dwell to join us onstage at this year’s Dwell on Design, which took place in June. Here’s a recap of those who took us from the page to the stage.
August 28, 2013
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Dwell on Design Awards 2013

On Friday, June 21, we presented our third-annual Dwell on Design Awards, in which we handed out custom-made awards designed by Dwell creative director Alejandro Chavetta and the San Francisco design firm Ohio to our top ten picks from the show floor. The jury—consisting of Zahid Sardar, Dwell contributing writer and author of West Coast Modern: Architecture, Interiors and Design; Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, ASID National President-Elect; Kat Fern, ASID LA Chapter President; Donald Strum, principal, Michael Graves Design Group; and myself—walked the show floor and together cast our votes to decide the winners. This year’s categories were Kitchen and Bath, Furniture, Outdoor, Modern Lifestyle, Design Materials, Sustainability, Lighting, New Product, Best Booth, and Best in Show. We handed out the awards on the Sustainable Design stage just ahead of our keynote address by architect Michael Graves.
July 9, 2013
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Sketching Dwell on Design 2013

During Dwell on Design, I have come to realize that sketching images can help to remember and pay attention to small details in design. Therefore, while attending lectures and presentations, I sketched. As the highly influential American architect Michael Graves once said, "A young architect can never read or sketch enough." Click through to see my sketches and notes including buildings by Michael Graves, Bryan Cranston's design team, Ray Kappe, Frank Escher, and more!
June 28, 2013
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Recap: 3D Printing Demo by Cubify

At Dwell on Design, 3D printing expert Scott Turner demonstrated how rapid prototyping technology is moving from heavy industry into the home.
June 26, 2013
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Artist Tanya Aguiñiga’s Kits for the Formerly Homeless

Our Dwell on Design artist-in-residence Tanya Aguiñiga spent all weekend on the show floor with her team of artisans, who, along with hundreds of show attendees, created move-in kits for the formerly homeless and recently housed people of downtown Los Angeles. Consisting of a table, stool, art piece, and handmade blanket, the kits will be donated this week to People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), who will immediately place them in shelters and permanent housing for people recently on the streets of Los Angeles. “This is an opportunity to bring attention to issues in our own community through craft and design, and to try and create a template for other cities and homeless-aid organizations to use in assisting individuals who are placed in permanent housing,” says Aguiñiga. “These will be among the first, or the first, possessions for many recently housed people,” says Tessa Madden of PATH, who collaborated on the endeavor with United Way Los AngelesTanya Aguiñiga, and Dwell on Design.
June 25, 2013

Announcing Passport to Design Competition Winners

On behalf of Dwell and VividWorks, we are proud to announce the winners of the 2013 VividWorks Passport to Design Competition. We celebrate the first, second and third place winners, who out of hundreds of entries were judged by a panel of Dwell Editors, on their usage of products to create a complete, livable and furnished space.
June 25, 2013