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  1. The Bathroom Reinvented
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    The Bathroom Reinvented

    Who says poo is taboo? In the first episode of Dwell's new video series, The Bathroom Reinvented, Virginia Gardiner makes a case for talking candidly about the can, explaining the designer's role...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.23.09

  2. Emergency Shelters
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    Emergency Shelters

    If necessity is the mother of invention, forethought was the provoker of a recent exhibition at the National Art Museum of China. The show, “Crossings: Dialogues for Emergency Architecture,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.18.09

  3. Dwell's Innovate It! Winners Announced
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    Dwell's Innovate It! Winners Announced

    Phase II of Dwell's Innovate it! design competition has ended. Many Innovators from the Dwell community answered the call and submitted their redesigns for the three problem objects we chose...

    written by: Keven Matsuzaka
    06.17.09

  4. The Office for Lost Objects
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    The Office for Lost Objects

    A couple of months ago when I judged a furniture competition sponsored by Design Within Reach, I was lured by a chair design from a young studio out of Madison, Wisconsin, called The Office for...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    06.16.09

  5. San Francisco Design Week
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    San Francisco Design Week

    San Francisco is a hotbed for design, spanning the disciplines of art, architecture, graphic design, illustration, and more. Today, the AIGA San Francisco kicks off San Francisco Design Week with a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.15.09

  6. Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian
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    Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian

    The Smithsonian's Kogod Courtyard, built in 2007 as a modern complement to the nineteenth-century museum's Greek Revival–style architecture, is an oasis in downtown Washington, DC.

    written by: Rachael Grad
    06.13.09

  7. Foodjects: Design and Cuisine in Spain
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    Foodjects: Design and Cuisine in Spain

    The Spain-USA Foundation is organizing cultural events in Washington, DC all summer. The latest is "FOODJECTS: Design and the new Cuisine in Spain," an exhibition of over 100 kitchen...

    written by: Rachael Grad
    06.10.09

  8. The High Line Opens
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    The High Line Opens

    Amidst much anticipated celebration, the High Line on the west side of Manhattan has finally opened. A formerly-abandoned 1930s elevated rail structure, the High Line has been transformed over the...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.09.09

  9. Touring Design for a Living World
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    Touring Design for a Living World

    Design for a Living World is a new "green" exhibition at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. For the show, the museum commissioned ten leading designers...

    written by: Rachael Grad
    06.09.09

  10. Re:Vision Dallas Winners
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    Re:Vision Dallas Winners

    With plans to turn a massive downtown Dallas parking lot into an exemplar of green design, Re:Vision Dallas announced last week that it had chosen three finalists in an architecture competition...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.06.09

  11. Viola Park Kitchens
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    Viola Park Kitchens

    Viola Park, a new company owned and operated by handcrafted cabinet brand Henrybuilt, offers the opportunity to revamp your cooking space based on the particular design of your existing kitchen...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.05.09

  12. A Clearing in the Streets
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    A Clearing in the Streets

    Frederick Law Olmsted brought nature to New York in his carefully controlled design of Central Park.  In that green oasis amid the city’s dense buildings, nature comes to urbanites in...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein
    06.04.09

  13. Dreams Happen: This Weekend
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    Dreams Happen: This Weekend

    Dreams Happen is a biennial fundraising event benefiting Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) and hosted by Stanford Shopping Center. The event teams local architects and builders in the...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    06.04.09

  14. Ample Sample 2009
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    Ample Sample 2009

    In the perfect vision of a sustainable future, products will be designed and produced based on cradle-to-cradle principles, eliminating waste and drastically reducing the amount of virgin resources...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.03.09

  15. Defining Good Design at Bulthaup
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    Defining Good Design at Bulthaup

    I'll be down in Los Angeles on Thursday to speak at the bulthaup showroom and wanted to alert all our Southern California readers that we'd love for you to attend. My talk is titled Defining Good...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.02.09

  16. Maker Faire 2009
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    Maker Faire 2009

    This weekend the annual Maker Faire is taking place south of San Francisco at the San Mateo County Events Center. Hosted by Make Magazine, the gargantuan event pulls together science geeks, tech...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.31.09

  17. Gimme Shelter
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    Gimme Shelter

    Earlier this month, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education opened their Gimme Shelter exhibition, featuring six temporary woodland shelters that offer places of rest and respite to the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.29.09

  18. Airstream-Victorinox Anniversary Model
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    Airstream-Victorinox Anniversary Model

    Since the 1930s Airstream trailers have served as the transport of choice for the globe’s cross-country travelers, retirees, and nomads. Their iconic rounded shape is the creation of Hawley...

    05.28.09

  19. Alexander Girard at Urban Outfitters
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    Alexander Girard at Urban Outfitters

    Alexander Girard has certainly been spreading the love lately. With timeless designs that look good just about anywhere, companies large and small are applying Girard's touch to their products. 

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.27.09

  20. ecobee Smart Thermostat
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    ecobee Smart Thermostat

    Integrating smart technology into home energy and heating/cooling systems is a no-brainer. Few tools make it easier to save money and conserve resources without lifting a finger or remembering a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.26.09

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