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  1. Designing Women
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    Designing Women

    Blazing a trail through the canon of design, these 25 artisans worked to make some of the modern era’s most recognizable furniture, lighting, and objects. From the sculptural pottery of Eva...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.02.09

  2. Valerie Casey
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    Valerie Casey

    Maybe it was jet lag, or the incipient echo of Al Gore’s recently revealed truth. Meetings devoted to diaper design might have played a part, though SkyMall’s seatback brand of...

    03.11.10

  3. Blogging it all Back Home
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    Blogging it all Back Home

    We are nothing but domestic voyeurs. More home owners are turning to the web to record the juicy ups and downs of tackling a grand remodel. We take a grand tour.

    written by: Sonia Zjawinski
    03.20.11

  4. Walk This Way
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    Walk This Way

    No path? No problem. The desire lines in this Dutch photo essay prove that people are quite comfortable going their own way.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.14.11

  5. The Ringmaster
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    The Ringmaster

    In February, Murray Moss closed his landmark SoHo design emporium to open a smaller headquarters. Now he’s pursuing a new agenda: marrying art and design in a 21st-century Wunderkammer.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.20.12

  6. In the Doghouse
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    In the Doghouse

    A new project by Muji mastermind Kenya Hara celebrates the relationship between humans and dogs, one downloadable blueprint at a time.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.16.12

  7. Finds From the LA Modernism Show
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    Finds From the LA Modernism Show

    The 22nd annual Los Angeles Modernism Show, held May 1–3 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, featured more than 70 exhibitors with mid-century wares trucked in from all over the country....

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.06.13

  8. Israel Light
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    Israel Light

    A 20-foot glass wall, ample sunshine, and an enviable collection of furnishings help this well-appointed living room carry on in Haifa’s great modernist tradition.

    photos by: Amit Geron
    02.19.13

  9. Philippe Malouin
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    Philippe Malouin

    From his studio in London’s Hackney Central borough, Philippe Malouin is constantly testing ideas. “It’s sort of a cross-pollination of failed experiments that eventually leads to something...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.17.13

  10. Studio Juju
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    Studio Juju

    Since their debut at SaloneSatellite in 2009, Singaporean design duo Timo Wong and Priscilla Lui have been sprinting ahead of the competition. Appropriately, Rabbit and the Tortoise, one of their...

    04.17.13

  11. Mermeladaestudio
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    Mermeladaestudio

    Behind each of Mermeladaestudio’s many projects is a story: “We love to have products with meaning, products with a rich language and smart details to discover once you watch and use them,” the...

    04.18.13

  12. 45 Kilo
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    45 Kilo

    True to their Bauhaus training, Berlin-based designers Philipp Schöpfer and Daniel Klapsing of 45 Kilo let craft, experimentation, and industrialized production shape their work. “Everything that...

    04.18.13

  13. Dögg Guðmundsdóttir
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    Dögg Guðmundsdóttir

    Art and design intertwine in the work of Copenhagen-based Dögg Guðmundsdóttir, whose creations range from the clean and contemporary to the ancient and elemental. Two major examples are her recent...

    04.18.13

  14. Lanzavecchia + Wai
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    Lanzavecchia + Wai

    With products ranging from lacy neck braces to a rug for Mercedes-Benz, the globe-trotting design duo Lanzavecchia + Wai’s professional wanderings are as peripatetic as their diverse origins.

    04.19.13

  15. Pauline Deltour
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    Pauline Deltour

    As haute apprenticeships go, few have fared better than the French designer Pauline Deltour. After studying at the tony École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, she spent the late...

    04.22.13

  16. New Duivendrecht
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    New Duivendrecht

    Industrial designers Frederik Roijé and Victor le Noble founded New—a manufacturer of contemporary pieces by young Dutch designers—less than a year ago in an unlikely creative hot spot:...

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    04.22.13

  17. Mara Skujeniece
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    Mara Skujeniece

    Amsterdam-based Mara Skujeniece is a product designer whose work often narrates an underlying story: Porcelain candleholders have felt coasters that mimic the containers’ shadows; ceramic vases for...

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    04.23.13

  18. Joost and Kiki
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    Joost and Kiki

    Design Academy Eindhoven graduates Joost van Bleiswijk and Kiki van Eijk—known as Joost & Kiki—have gained a following for their conceptual art–based furniture, but recent pieces signal a change....

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    04.23.13

  19. Frank Tjepkema
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    Frank Tjepkema

    Frank Tjepkema founded his industrial design firm, Tjep., in Amsterdam in 2001 and has since produced objects in scales from minute to massive. On the tinier end of the spectrum, he has designed...

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    04.23.13

  20. Daphna Laurens
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    Daphna Laurens

    Daphna Isaacs Burggraaf and Laurens Manders label their collaborative oeuvre Daphna Laurens because they work so closely “It’s like finishing each other’s sentences,” says Manders. “We could not...

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    04.24.13

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