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Simple planter with hidden self-watering wick and pleated design

Editors' Picks: Our 10 Favorite Planters

It's high season to exercise that green thumb! These stylish, modern planters are made for plants of all sizes—from a miniature, desktop succulent to a space-defining living wall. Read our June 2015 issue for many more green design ideas.
June 17, 2015
hawea lake house exterior

A Remote New Zealand Retreat Walled Off from the World

Located deep in the countryside of New Zealand’s South Island, the Lake Hawea Courtyard House digs into the earth with a low form and a simple, square plan that recalls the modest settler buildings of the region.
April 9, 2015
heath clay studio show

Heath Design Series One: Between Hand and Machine

Heath Ceramics, a California-based company that produces an array of new and midcentury pottery gets ready to debut their first show of work from the Heath Clay studio at their San Francisco location titled Heath Design Series One: Between Hand and Machine, an installation which showcases a series of 100 one-of-a-kind prototypes. Dwell takes an exclusive peek behind the scenes.
October 31, 2013
pia stacking

New from Pia Wüstenberg

We last highlighted Pia Wüstenberg's work in our May 2012 issue, when we called her one of design's rising stars; previously we called out her innovative recycled paper lights, which she created by shaping rolls of laminated scrap paper on a wood lathe. She recently got in touch to let us know about her latest project: a new iteration of her Stacking Vessels, which she originally designed in 2011.
April 11, 2013
Stoneware slip clay objects by Hanna Dis Whitehead

Iceland's New Spark

Iceland’s fondness for innovation and design is no secret. What is surprising, however, is that the capital city lacked a proper gallery showcasing product design until recently. Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir, a professor of product design at the Iceland Academy of Arts, saw an opportunity and opened Spark Design Space. Spark, which houses design projects created by local Icelandic artists, hosts a new exhibition every two months. Sigríður opened the space to share some of her student’s work as well as other Icelandic designers. “There are a couple other galleries in Reykjavik, but they focus on fine art. This is the first gallery to dedicated to design,” she said.
September 19, 2012

Hot Pot by Black+Blum

Most BBQs can flame grill a burger just fine, but for the 355 or so days out of the year that it isn't in use, Black+Blum's Hot Pot one-ups its counterparts: The terra cotta cooker ($124) also doubles as an herb planter.
September 7, 2012
Charleston renovation kitchen interior with wood table and hanging light fixtures

Raise High the Roof Beams

Creative bartering and a healthy dose of sweat equity allowed a young Charleston couple to transform a derelict 19th-century structure into an inspired living space.
August 29, 2011
Heath Collection

Heath LA Visit

While down in LA for Dwell on Design this year I had a chance to stop into the Heath Ceramics LA shop to look around, check out the Playmountain show which is up now, and have lunch with Heath's LA honcho, Adam Silverman. I also took a few photos of the space, which was designed by the very talented Angelenos at Commune Design. All told it made for a very nice afternoon and I can't encourage you enough to stop into the shop at 7525 Beverly Boulevard, just past Fairfax. Have a look at the slideshow to see what I saw.
June 28, 2010
polderceramics atelierNL

Drawn From Clay

Increasingly, consumers like to know the source of the things they buy and products are often sold with information that goes beyond mere "Made in the USA" labels to tell the story of the item's origins. The Dutch ceramics company Atelier NL has taken this concept to its most pared down conclusion, designing a line of ceramics made from clay collected on farms around the Netherlands and stamped with a geo-ID tag.
February 12, 2010