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Event Highlights: DIFFA Picnic by Design 2013

Dwell was proud to be the media sponsor for this year's 2nd Annual Picnic By Design. The charity event attracted over 200 talented designers and philanthropists, all there to support DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. The rooftop of the iconic Scholastic building in Soho painted the perfect backdrop for the colorful soiree, which raised over $30,000 for the organization. A group of 45 A-list designers created one-of-a-kind basket settings for guests, including picnic chic creations from Eric Cohler, Tyler Wisler, Marie Aiello, Laura Anderson Barbata, Mike Perry, Jerry Schwartz, Robyn Lea, Toda, Mike Brown (LOT 71), and many more.
September 5, 2013

Join Us in NYC for City Modern 2013

If you love great design, you won't want to miss the second annual City Modern, a full week of events in Manhattan and Brooklyn, September 27 through October 4, featuring expert panel discussions, compelling home tours, lively parties and receptions and much more. Tickets are selling fast! For pricing and tickets please click here. For all the latest news on CityModern 2013, please visit
September 4, 2013
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Dwell Favorites Head to Venice Architecture Biennale

The US curators for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale were announced this week, and the group includes several visionaries from Dwell issues past.
September 4, 2013
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Dwell Vision Awards Deadline Extended

Calling all designers! The deadline for the first-ever Dwell Vision Awards has been extended!
August 26, 2013
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Unbuilt San Francisco

Visions of the future have long captivated audiences—science-fiction fans, designers, and architects alike. A new exhibition organized by the AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design for the upcoming Architecture in the City festival (September 1–30) explores a hyperlocal look at various "futures." Unbuilt San Francisco is divided into two parts: In "Dreams Deferred" spy conceptual proposals that will never be built or early iterations of some of the city's most beloved buildings. "On the Boards" presents projects that will be realized in the future, such as the Treasure Island master plan to be completed in 2020. The exhibition is on view now through November. A sampling of the works is in the following slideshow.For more conceptual experimental and visionary architecture from the past, visit our slideshow on Never Built: Los Angeles.
August 22, 2013
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Winners of the Inside 2013 Design Competition

We're thrilled to announce the winners of Inside 2013, a design contest seeking to "promote the research, exploration, and investigation currently happening amongst today's emerging talent." Using Morpholio, a new group of applications for creatives, the entrants shared their most innovative design and architecture projects, which ranged from interiors to furniture to conceptual structures. Inside 2013 is divided into two categories: Future Voices, students only, and Emerging Talent, young professionals or enthusiasts (see all the entries here. Our favorite projects included the Emerging Talent winner, Hive City, a 22-foot-tall silo built to house a colony of bees in Buffalo, New York. Flip through the slideshow to see the champions and honorable mentions.
August 20, 2013

American Craft Council's Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft in San Francisco

This year's American Craft Council show at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center had a special component. To celebrate the 2013 show season, regional interior designers, architects, and stylists were invited to create room settings inspired by a piece of fine craft made by one of the show artists.
August 5, 2013
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DIFFA Picnic by Design 2013

Much like great design, great meals are considered by most to be an art. Dwell has long supported the work of innovative designers regardless of their canvas or craft because creativity challenges and propels further ingenuity. Thus, it is with great pleasure we announce our exclusive media sponsorship of DIFFA’s Picnic By Design, an event that couples charitable donation with original design on August 21st. Out of the 45 contributing designers, we have picked out five of our favorites after the jump.
July 11, 2013
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Dwell Vision Awards

Dwell Media proudly introduces the Dwell Vision Awards with the Big Ass Fan Company.
June 16, 2013