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  1. A Whirlwind New York Visit
    Travel Reports

    A Whirlwind New York Visit

    Last week I spent a few days running around Manhattan (sometimes literally) reporting a handful of upcoming stories for Dwell. In addition to seeing many inspiring projects and meeting many...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.28.10

  2. Crowd-Sourced Product Design
    Product

    Crowd-Sourced Product Design

    Founded by the 23-year-old entrepreneur Ben Kaufman—who previously developed an award-winning iPod accessory when he was still in high school—Quirky offers a, yes, quirky new approach...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.28.10

  3. Personality Chair Socks

    Personality Chair Socks

    Straight from the unconventional-but-quite-fun file come these furniture socks from German design duo Chris & Ruby. Though it's unlikely your seat suffers from cold feet, it's very possible...

    $20.00

  4. Welcome Hut
    House Tours

    Welcome Hut

    Toronto-based firm Levitt Goodman Architects is known for its green designs. "We've done lots of LEED-certified buildings, but we're looking toward the bigger picture of sustainability,"...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.27.10

  5. Medlock Ames' New Tasting Room
    Travel Reports

    Medlock Ames' New Tasting Room

    When I was in Healdsburg checking out H2Hotel, I took a little detour to Medlock Ames' recently opened tasting room and bar, which is on the site and in the footprint of the century-old...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.27.10

  6. The Art of Structure
    Event Spotlight

    The Art of Structure

    Last weekend, The Art of Structure opened at the Carnegie Museum of Art Heinz Architectural Center. Dedicated to feats of modern engineering, the exhibition features 20 scale models of bridges and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.27.10

  7. ICA Cup

    ICA Cup

    Oh, how we wish we were in London for the design extravaganza going on this week. We've been drooling over loads of treasures online, and the new Design Marketo shop naturally caught our eye (we...

    $25.14

  8. Friday Finds 9.24.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 9.24.2010

    Friday goodness, all around! Help yourself to a week's worth of links, all donated by your friendly Dwell staff.

    09.24.10

  9. Electrolux Versatility EL8502

    Electrolux Versatility EL8502

    When selecting Electrolux's Versaility upright vacuum cleaner, you can pick your color in amethyst, tangerine, or vivid green but all will come with a HEPA filter and quick-release wand to help you...

    $400.00

  10. London Design Festival: Day One
    Travel Reports

    London Design Festival: Day One

    Over eight short years The London Design Festival has grown from a minor design-world offshoot to one of the few must-attend events. With all of the UK's homespun talent—from Tom Dixon to the...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.24.10

  11. Small Felt Diamond Bowl

    Small Felt Diamond Bowl

    A hot tip from our friends at Ford + Ching introduced us to the utterly lovely work of Aurelie Tu and her company, Crafted Systems. This small felt diamond bowl (as well as its complementary...

    $110.00

  12. New York's LomoWall
    Finishing Touch

    New York's LomoWall

    I just got back from a week in New York City, reporting a handful of stories for Dwell (we're featuring many amazing projects in 2011... stay tuned!). I'll be posting a slideshow of my adventures...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.23.10

  13. Counter Space at the MoMA
    Event Spotlight

    Counter Space at the MoMA

    In post-World War I Germany, architect Grete Schütte-Lihotzky's "Frankfurt Kitchen" was manufactured and installed in thousands of public-housing unit across Frankfurt am Main. Sch...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.23.10

  14. 01SJ Biennial: Build Your Own World
    Travel Reports

    01SJ Biennial: Build Your Own World

    This past weekend marked the third 01SJ Biennial, held in San Jose, California. "The Silicon Valley is such a capitol of innovation, technology, and people thinking creatively that we wanted...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.22.10

  15. Autoban and their House Hotel
    Interviews

    Autoban and their House Hotel

    Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çağlar are the principals behind the Istanbul–based design house Autoban. Their work incorporates the rich history of the city perfectly with its emerging...

    09.22.10

  16. Gold Standard Noteblock

    Gold Standard Noteblock

    We have a lot—a LOT—of stuff piled up on our desk at work: books, toys, trinkets, you name it, we've got it. There are few things that have garnered more attention, however than the...

    $7.95

  17. Hands Off the Icons
    The Argument

    Hands Off the Icons

     “What would Hans Wegner say?” I tweeted upon seeing a citrus-tinged Wishbone chair on Design*Sponge. “Anyone else hate recolored classics too? They had paint in 1950; he...

    written by: Alexandra Lange
    09.21.10

  18. Follow Us, Friend Us!
    A Great Idea

    Follow Us, Friend Us!

    Dear Dwell Reader: Many thanks to all of you—we've hit a couple milestones recently, and we wanted to share them with you. Last week, we unveiled our ten-year anniversary issue (on the...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.20.10

  19. Corallo Lamp

    Corallo Lamp

    Like an elusive sea creature glowing from within a thicket of coral, the Corallo lamp captures the intrigue of the deep within its tangle of injection-molded polycarbonate branches.

    $1380.00

  20. Semana Carlos Motta
    Event Spotlight

    Semana Carlos Motta

    September 21–24 marks Semana Carlos Motta, or Carlos Motta Week, with a series of New York events to celebrate the work of the Brazilian architect and furniture designer known for his use of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.19.10

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