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  1. 101 Product Design
    Design 101

    101 Product Design

    We’re surrounded by legions of products, most of them unremittingly lousy. What separates the good from the bad from the ugly? Take out your well-designed pencils for Product Design 101.

    written by: James Nestor
    08.11.09

  2. Design Books: September 2009
    Books

    Design Books: September 2009

    Check out this selection of recently released design books culled by our editors and profiled in the September 2009 issue's In The Modern World section.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    08.11.09

  3. Less is...
    Post

    Less is...

    Less is more. Or maybe, less is a bore. Perhaps, less is only more when more is no good. Regardless of whether you agree with the modernist motto of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ("Less is more&qu...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.11.09

  4. Wright at Home: 1930-1965
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    Wright at Home: 1930-1965

    While airport terminals aren't necessarily known as venues for stellar art exhibits, it's always a nice surprise to find some visual stimulation while floating down the conveyor belt in a travel...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.11.09

  5. And the coolcapitals Winner Is....
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    And the coolcapitals Winner Is....

    After a tough round of reviewing the top finalists' submissions, we are excited to present the winner of the coolcapitals.com design competition.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    08.10.09

  6. Reburbia Voting Begins Today!
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    Reburbia Voting Begins Today!

    The time has come! Online voting for the best of the Reburbia competition finalists begins today. During the month of July we collected hundreds of submissions from dozens of countries proposing...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.10.09

  7. Unauthorized Moss Art
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    Unauthorized Moss Art

    From Banksy to Katsu to Iz the Wiz, we often hear about guerilla graffiti artists who've taken their social critiques to the streets with powerful images and strong words.  Along a quieter...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.10.09

  8. Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan Reviews 5 Sleeper Sofas
    Product Reviews

    Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan Reviews 5 Sleeper Sofas

    From sitting and sleeping to lolling and loitering, these new sleeper sofas are workaholics of relaxation—on either the day or the night shift.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.08.09

  9. The 1Formtable
    Product of the Day

    The 1Formtable

    While multifunctional furniture systems that open and unfold and morph into fifty different pieces are quite cool and impressive, there is something elegant about simple, yet multifunctional...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.07.09

  10. Friday Finds 8.7.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 8.7.09

    From Dwell's editorial, photo, and design teams, this week's round-up of blog sightings includes several stellar photographic finds, some upcycled housewares, the invention of sentimental value for...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.07.09

  11. Ryutaro Coffee Table

    Ryutaro Coffee Table

    Viccarbe founder and design director Victor Carrasco (who partners with design think-tank Coalese in San Francisco) uses a minimalist Japanese approach for the design of his new Ryutaro coffee...

  12. Green Light District
    Green

    Green Light District

    On a former brownfield site across the river from downtown Boston, a renovated turn-of-the-century lithography factory trades in carbon copies for a lighter carbon footprint.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    08.06.09

  13. Aaron Britt
    Three Buildings

    Aaron Britt

    We’re starting a new series on dwell.com this week called Three Buildings. In it we ask people from all corners of the design world two simple questions: Which are your three favorite...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.06.09

  14. Unpeeling the Egg Kitchen
    Product of the Day

    Unpeeling the Egg Kitchen

    Starting as a dormant, unassumingly giant egg, Romanian designer Vlad Icobet's conceptual product hatches into an elegant, all-in-one cooking facility.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.06.09

  15. Massimo Iosa Ghini: The Speed of Design
    Interviews

    Massimo Iosa Ghini: The Speed of Design

    Designer Massimo Iosa Ghini takes a moment to reflect on the hazards of speed and the merits of Europe’s standard of living.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    08.05.09

  16. Re-imagining Chinatown
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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...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.05.09

  17. Fascinating Risom
    Profiles

    Fascinating Risom

    Jens Risom is enjoying his place in the canon of mid-century furniture designers while also distinguishing himself as a great contemporary designer. At 93, he shows no sign of putting down the...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    08.04.09

  18. Design Taste
    Books

    Design Taste

    When we go out to eat, the environs are are often as much of a consideration as the food—if we just wanted to satisfy our hunger we'd eat a sandwich standing up at the kitchen counter. Dining...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.04.09

  19. Q & A with Max Lamb
    Interviews

    Q & A with Max Lamb

    The work of British designer Max Lamb oozes a wish-you-had-thought-of-that creativity. By playing with the design process—from creating pewter casts in the sand of a Cornwall beach, to...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    08.04.09

  20. Aro Chair

    Aro Chair

    Valencia designer Carlos Tiscar makes joints a virtue in his perfectly round, barrel-shaped molded woo and fabric Aro chair by Capdell, a Valencia manufacturer. Aro's elegant wood legs contrast...

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