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Small Houses in Prague

As we finish planning our Small Spaces issue for next year, I was interested to find coverage [via Dezeen] of an exhibition called Small Houses, which ran last month during the Czech design festival Designblok at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague.
November 9, 2009
<a href="http://www.dwell.com/products/barbara-carafe.html">The Barbara Carafe</a>, by Swedish designer Nina Jobs.

Events this Weekend: 11.5-11.8

The days are getting shorter, the nights are darker earlier, and with rain forecasted around the country this weekend, there's no better time to spend a day at the museum. This weekend's highlights include three openings and two shows to see before they shut down.
November 5, 2009
The Walla Womba Guest House by <a href="http://www.dwell.com/organizations/1-2-architecture.html">1+2 Architecture</a>, part of "The Green House" exhibition (Photo by Petere Hyatt, courtesy <a href="http://www.dwell.com/places/national-building-museum.htm

Yale School of Architecture Exhibits

School's back in session and university galleries are filling up again with works worth studying. This fall, the Yale School of Architecture is outfitting the campus's Paul Rudolph Hall with two exhibitions: one focusing on sustainable design, the other looking back at the learnings of its legendary lecturers Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown.
September 14, 2009
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Live From Helsinki: EcoDesign

At the entrance of Habitare, Finland's largest furniture and interiors expo, designer Yrjö Kukkapuro has curated an exhibition of ecologically-minded chairs. One of Finland's elder statesmen of design, Kukkapuro recently worked with UNESCO to launch a line of bamboo furnishings aimed at the Chinese domestic market. In was in the spirit of this venture that he recruited colleagues and friends from around the globe—and especially Finland—to submit their designs for seating that would not only demonstrate sound aesthetic and ergonomic principals, but also have a strong consideration for environmental impact. Click on the above slideshow button to have a look at 10 of our favorites.
September 10, 2009
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Re-imagining Chinatown

If you are in Los Angeles this weekend (or any time before September 5), be sure to pay a visit to Fifth Floor Gallery to take part in the new interactive exhibition Re-imagining Chinatown by urban planner and artist James Rojas.
August 5, 2009
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Ron Arad: No Discipline Preview

Israeli-born British designer and architect Ron Arad has made a name for himself pushing the boundaries of forms and materials, so it comes at no surprise that the installation devised for Arad’s upcoming retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York is a shape-shifting work of its own.
July 25, 2009
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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-related objects available through Apartment Zero. The dishes, utensils, and other kitchenware designs are beautiful, useful, and thought-provoking.
June 10, 2009
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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 visitors of the 350-acre nature preserve just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
May 29, 2009
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Hand-Powered Lamp

Producing power by harnessing kinetic energy from human and animal movement is a great idea but one with few good results. Disco-ball lights powered by club-goers getting down on the dance floor is a fun concept but ultimately unsustainable—one can only do the Electric Slide for so long—and there are simply not enough hamsters in the world for those rodent-wheel-energy fantasies to be fulfilled. Recently, Swedish designer Karin Johansson approached the concept with a slightly new angle, generating light through a familiar activity: Spinning a globe.
May 8, 2009
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