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  1. Designed for Play
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    Designed for Play

    Some of my earliest memories are of playgrounds: launching myself into a pit of plastic balls outside a fast-food restaurant in New York and whizzing down (and scratching my arm) on the horrifying...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.21.10

  2. Logo Showdown
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    Logo Showdown

    I recently spent an afternoon merrily clicking my way through 'Brand New,' a website manned by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit, two graphic designers who dedicate themselves to, among other...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.26.10

  3. Alex Randall's Trippy Lighting
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    Alex Randall's Trippy Lighting

    Alex Randall is not your typical lighting designer. In lieu of new materials, the British lighting designer raids salvage yards and taxidermy shops to create truly innovative and often creepy ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.12.10

  4. Alejandro Sticotti's Teahouse
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    Alejandro Sticotti's Teahouse

    I met with the Argentinian architect and furniture designer Alejandro Sticotti a few months ago while he was in San Francisco, and he showed me photos he'd snapped the previous week, while on...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.04.10

  5. Matthias Heiderich's Berlin
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    Matthias Heiderich's Berlin

    Self-taught photographer Matthias Heiderich has spent the past three years roaming around Berlin, snapping photos with his medium-format film camera and Pentax digital camera. During his "...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.25.11

  6. The Nightstand, Reinvented
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    The Nightstand, Reinvented

    An exhibition in New York last month, organized by PIN-UP Magazine and held at Phillips de Pury & Company, explored the nightstand, that humble catch-all by the side of your bed. PIN-UP invited...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.10.11

  7. Discovering the Anthropologist
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    Discovering the Anthropologist

    I spent a couple hours this afternoon blog-hopping, and somehow found my way from Spoon and Tamago to The Anthropologist, an online gallery of sorts that supports the work of "inspiring...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.09.11

  8. "Made by Hand" Video Series
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    "Made by Hand" Video Series

    Recently I've been on a kick of watching behind-the-scenes videos. I've always been fascinated to learn how things are made, and how independently owned companies come to be, and in the past couple...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.24.11

  9. Time-Lapse Prefab
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    Time-Lapse Prefab

    I interviewed Peter Anderson of Anderson Anderson Architecture for our "American Prefab: A Shopper's Guide" story in the December/January issue, and found the firm's backstory and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.22.11

  10. Dwell's Cameo on The Office
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    Dwell's Cameo on The Office

    For those who missed it, Dwell's December/January prefab-themed issue had a short but sweet cameo on the television show The Office last night. Our great cover image of the Burton Residence in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.17.12

  11. Floating Landscape Made of Net
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    Floating Landscape Made of Net

    I recently came across Numen's creative interactive installations, a mix between art and design, on the landscape architecture blog Landezine. These are the same guys who strung up an alien-like...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.05.12

  12. Cerno's Making-Of Videos
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    Cerno's Making-Of Videos

    Cerno, a young Laguna Beach, California-based company that creates LED lighting and, more recently, furniture, has taken a very 21st-century approach to branding and marketing, hiring a producer to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.16.12

  13. Fritz Hansen Stomps on Knockoffs
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    Fritz Hansen Stomps on Knockoffs

    I've been thinking and learning a lot about furniture knockoffs recently—stay tuned to read the results in an upcoming issue—so this video from Fritz Hansen came at an opportune moment....

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.07.12

  14. Accessories from Schoolhouse Electric
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    Accessories from Schoolhouse Electric

    I have always associated the Portland-based company Schoolhouse Electric solely with classic, vintage-inspired lighting, and only recently discovered that they sell much more than that in their...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.10.12

  15. Design-Build Time-Lapse
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    Design-Build Time-Lapse

    TYIN Tegnestue, the Norwegian architecture firm founded by Andreas Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad in 2007, has made it their work and passion to build locally inspired, cleverly designed structures...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.13.12

  16. Dokter and Misses
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    Dokter and Misses

    “I love Johannesburg-based Dokter and Misses’ ceramic and cork canisters and clever light-and-shelf combo.”

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.24.12

  17. Jane Jacobs Video
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    Jane Jacobs Video

    I was so pleased to come across this video recently on the website Grist—a nearly ten-minute film about creating healthy neighborhoods, narrated by the late, great urban writer and activist...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.30.12

  18. Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 1
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    Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 1

    If you liked what you saw in our Young Designers roundup in our May 2012 issue—where we spotlighted 28 up-and-coming design talents from around the globe—then don't miss this extended...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.01.12

  19. Seattle's Next-Wave Design Firm?
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    Seattle's Next-Wave Design Firm?

    A year and a half ago, while on sabbatical from Olson Kundig Architects, Kevin Scott conceived of Röllerhaus Pictureworks & Design Co. A mix of design firm, artist/designer collective, and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.07.12

  20. Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 2
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    Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 2

    Continuing our in-depth look at some of our favorite emerging designers around the world—read more about them in our May 2012 roundup here!—here are some additional products that...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.10.12

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