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  1. Graphic Europe
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    Graphic Europe

    "We are designers. We notice things in a different way to other people." That's roughly the ethos that defines the Detour section of Dwell, and the expressed driving force behind the new...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.13.10

  2. First Works
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    First Works

    Chronicling the eponymous exhibition from earlier this year at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, First Works: Emerging Architectural Experimentation of the 1960s and...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    04.12.10

  3. A Carpenter's Tool Box
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    A Carpenter's Tool Box

    I was a carpenter and architectural woodworker in Northern California for 12 years before sidestepping into a related writing, photography, and editing career in 1988. I’ve also been swinging...

    written by: Bruce Greenlaw
    photos by: Bruce Greenlaw
    03.23.10

  4. Landscape of Infrastructure
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    Landscape of Infrastructure

    Though museums and skyscrapers are often the comissions that catapult contemporary architects into the design stratosphere, increasingly we're seeing what was once the demesne of engineers (bridges...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.22.10

  5. Fjällräven's Kånken Computer Bag
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    Fjällräven's Kånken Computer Bag

    I've long envied Dwell's Associate Art Director Brendan Callahan for a host of reasons, not least of which is his very cool rugged-cum-modern Fjällräven Kånken knapsack. They weren...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.21.10

  6. Definitive Collections
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    Definitive Collections

    We all know not to judge a book by its cover, or people by the company they keep. Unpacking My Library: Architects and Their Books offers a guided tour across the shelves of ten famous architects,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.18.10

  7. Nike's Recycled Jerseys
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    Nike's Recycled Jerseys

    As you may well have heard (that's what you pay PR people for, no?), Nike previewed the nine World Cup 2010 jerseys they're producing for the South African games this summer. In addition to the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.16.10

  8. LivingColors Lamps by Philips
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    LivingColors Lamps by Philips

    Editor-in-chief Sam Grawe offers his San Francisco apartment as a staging ground for a couple LivingColors lamps, and we asked associate photo editor Alexis Tjian to set up a few color-saturated...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Alexis Tjian
    03.15.10

  9. Ramayana by Sanjay Patel
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    Ramayana by Sanjay Patel

    My favorite book as a kid was unquestionably D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths. I took it out of every branch of the Sacramento library, renewed it a hundred times and basically absorbed every...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.09.10

  10. Camper Covers by Alfredo Häberli
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    Camper Covers by Alfredo Häberli

    Though the East Coast has been in the grip of serious winter weather, we here out west have been pummeled by quite a wet 2010. Naturally rubber boots of all stripes have carried the rainy day, as...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.05.10

  11. Tucker Lamp by Tucker Waugh
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    Tucker Lamp by Tucker Waugh

    I was perusing the perpetually well done output of Working Class Studio, a division of the Savannah College of Art and Design, the other day and came across a lovely lamp by furniture designer...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.04.10

  12. American Trademarks
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    American Trademarks

    Eric Baker and Tyler Blik are a pair of noted graphic and identity designers, though perhaps their greatest legacy in American design will come not from their work as designers, but as design...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.02.10

  13. The Philosophy of Juxtaposed:Power
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    The Philosophy of Juxtaposed:Power

    At a party last year I was chatting with Mike Simonian of the San Francisco design firm Mike and Maaike. We were talking about a project of his from 2006: Juxtaposed:Religion, a curated,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.26.10

  14. Gardening Products: Modern Portable Planter Pots
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    Gardening Products: Modern Portable Planter Pots

    Today’s planters are smarter than ever. They breathe, they drain, and some even light up. So whether your thumb is as green as the plants you’re pruning or as brown as the compost you...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.26.10

  15. Birdie Light by Kiel Mead
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    Birdie Light by Kiel Mead

    Granted, it's been a good ten years since my half-credit, freshman-year-of-college badminton class, but my love for the genteel game persists. And though it's entirely ill-advised to play it in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.19.10

  16. I Swear to Good You are God at This
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    I Swear to Good You are God at This

    Finding design inspiration online is as easy as pointing and clicking but there's something special about the feel of bound paper. Design and creative consulting company Holiday Matinee founder...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.17.10

  17. Drawn From Clay
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    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...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.12.10

  18. Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition
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    Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition

    The best part of traveling is rarely the hotel. Sure, you'll suffer a tatty travelers flop if it means an extra day wandering the streets of Seoul, but in the main, hotel stays, and hotel decor,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.10

  19. From Stockholm: Snowflakes Tables
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    From Stockholm: Snowflakes Tables

    The prolific team at Claesson Koivisto Rune has come up with something truly unique with their Snowflakes tables for OFFECT, which premiered at the Stockholm Furniture Fair this week.

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    02.10.10

  20. Snaidero Universal Design Kitchens
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    Snaidero Universal Design Kitchens

    Universal design doesn't need to be ugly--and, more so, shouldn't be. Done well, it's undifferentiated design for the whole population, for disabled and nondisabled people alike, as Graham Pullin,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.10.10

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