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  1. Flux Furniture

    Flux Furniture

    Flux loves designer furniture as well as things that are simple, sustainable and flexible. With flux furniture the studio tries to combine all of these things and add origami. It’s pretty...

    01.02.09

  2. Exploring the Plastiki
    Travel Reports

    Exploring the Plastiki

    Plastic waste is a huge problem. Single-use containers and products are clogging up our ecosystems, and the statistics are staggering: of the nearly 230 million tons of plastic the world uses...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.17.09

  3. The U*Shelf System
    Product of the Day

    The U*Shelf System

    Shelving often acts as a boring backdrop to the various vases, books, and knickknacks on display. Luckily, the U*Shelf's quirky tessellated forms are interesting enough to stand on their own.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    09.10.09

  4. Masters Chair

    Masters Chair

    For this versatile indoor/outdoor seat, Philippe Starck mined the silhouettes of the Arne Jacobsen Series 7, Eames Shell chair, and Saarinen Tulip armchair.

    $244.00

  5. Chris Jordan's Plastic Provocation
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    Chris Jordan's Plastic Provocation

    Artist Chris Jordan has become something of a cult figure for the green set, with his growing portfolio of mind-bending large-scale art that depicts our culture of consumption and waste in...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.11.09

  6. The Exhibitionists
    Profiles

    The Exhibitionists

    In Los Angeles, Materials & Applications puts design theory into open-to-the-public practice.http://dwell-stage.pingv.net/node/17158/edit?destination=admin/content%3Ffield_legacycontentid_value...

    written by: Chris Rubin
    04.27.09

  7. Karim Rashid Reviews 4 Luxury Plastic Chairs
    Product Reviews

    Karim Rashid Reviews 4 Luxury Plastic Chairs

    I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Plastics. 

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Martien Mulder
    03.18.09

  8. Power Plastic
    Design 101

    Power Plastic

    Every hour, enough sunlight hits the earth to power the entire planet for a year. But since they’re pricey—and, let’s face it, generally unattractive—solar cells are still woefully underutilized...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    01.31.09

  9. The Personality of Yellow
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    The Personality of Yellow

    Yellow brings cheer—this is one conclusion by color theorists. But for designers Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto at Foscarini, the color is actually a new tweak to their celebrated...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.29.09

  10. Magazine Racks
    Product Reviews

    Magazine Racks

    Dear Dwell, There's nothing better than settling in to read the Sunday paper, but it's becoming difficult to enjoy with the ever-present clutter of publications getting in our way. Could you steer...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    01.26.09

  11. Sing for Your Supper, Kid
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    Sing for Your Supper, Kid

    Though it was released in 2006, lately I've been appreciating David Weeks' Sing Sing Dinner Plate. Purportedly a copy of the actual food-trays used at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.12.09

  12. 101 Bathrooms: Plastic
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Plastic

    The same qualities that make plastic so prized by designers—malleability, translucency, vibrancy—also make for one-of-a-kind pieces to place in your bathroom

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  13. Bento Box

    Bento Box

    We own one of these Bentos from Black + Blum and find it quite satisfying loading our lunch into it in the morning. The top secures completely shut, preventing any unwanted spills in the commuter...

    $17.90

  14. Bow Bin

    Bow Bin

    We're all for upcycling, especially when a product's new incarnation gives it a dynamic aesthetic that just didn't exist before. By combining reclaimed plastic bins and expertly wrapped rattan,...

    $36.00

  15. Citrange Orange Squeezer

    Citrange Orange Squeezer

    Summer's come early to San Francisco! It's beautiful and bright and warm outside, ideal weather for sipping on a sweet and refreshing beverage. And what's better than a tall glass of just-squeezed...

    $18.00

  16. M-Cups

    M-Cups

    Put these nesting dolls to work. Designed by Carl Mitsch of Fred and Friends, the set of six measuring cups store one within another and open up to measure 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1 cup as...

    $12.00

  17. Mee Me Measuring Cups

    Mee Me Measuring Cups

    The kitchen is often where color can take the spotlight and these measuring cups by Zak Designs bring with them a burst of excitement (though you can tone it down with a white set if you want)....

    $9.00

  18. Magnetic Measuring Spoons

    Magnetic Measuring Spoons

    Keep yourself from scrounging through your kitchen drawers in the middle of making dinner by keeping your measuring spoons easily within reach. The Magnetic Measuring Spoons from Joseph Joseph...

    $3.00

  19. Madeira Chair

    Madeira Chair

    Pros This striking stackable chair is an eco star: the polypropylene-injected seat contains 40% recycled wood fibers. It can be used indoors or out, and comes in a variety of color combinations: w...

  20. DSS Stacking Side Chair

    DSS Stacking Side Chair

    Pros The supportive back comes up high and tapers toward the top, providing clearance for your elbows—useful if you’re at a computer or pulled up close to a worktable. It’s stack...

    $229.00

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