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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Julian Scarf

    Julian Scarf

    Multi-functional fashion at its very best. If you tend to pile way too much in your bag (or pockets) when you're walking out the door, this scarf would be a brilliant way to hang on to a couple...

    $30.00

  10. Berwick High Back Armchair

    Berwick High Back Armchair

    Matthew Hilton looked to the work of industrial design legend Vico Magistretti to create this comfortable, clean-lined armchair for British brand SCP. Its European hardwood frame, natural ash glide...

  11. Friday Finds 9.17.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 9.17.2010

    Happy Friday, all. We close the week with our favorite Interwebbian finds, featuring everything from big old trampolines to jaunty paper hats.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.17.10

  12. Buckyballs

    Buckyballs

    Can't. Stop. Playing. With. Buckyballs. Seriously, since this set of mind-blowing magnets landed on our desk a couple days ago, it's been nearly impossible to put them down. Each of the little tiny...

    $29.95

  13. A Fine Vintage
    Green

    A Fine Vintage

    At age 34, Philip M. Isaacson commissioned architect F. Frederick Bruck to design a home for him and his wife. That was 1959. Five decades later, he still lives 
in his ideal home—and very...

    photos by: Eric Roth
    09.15.10

  14. Greenseal Vacuum Lids

    Greenseal Vacuum Lids

    Attention leftover lovers and chefs with excess! If your tupperware cupboard looks anything like ours, it's a nightmare just thinking about trying to match top and bottom and find a container that...

    £14.99

  15. Bangkok's Storied Shophouses
    Event Spotlight

    Bangkok's Storied Shophouses

    Cities and countries have many faces, and the one known to travelers and foreigners often differs from that of the everyday. In his photo series "Shophouses" German photographer Peter...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Peter Nitsch
    09.14.10

  16. New York Handkerchief

    New York Handkerchief

    If you're turned around and need a little help visualizing that the Bronx is up and the Battery's down, this handy cotton handkerchief from Muji just might get you going in the right direction....

    $8.50

  17. The Full Spectrum: Herman Miller

    The Full Spectrum: Herman Miller

    In the final installment of our video series on color theory, senior editor Aaron Britt heads to Zeeland, Michigan, to tour Herman Miller's headquarters and get the skinny on color and material...

    09.13.10

  18. Nature/Data at Industry Gallery
    Event Spotlight

    Nature/Data at Industry Gallery

    On Saturday, Industry Gallery in Washington DC opened the show Nature/Data to showcase the work of the New York–based Italian architect and furniture designer Antonio Pio Saracino. Taking the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.13.10

  19. Inside Woodshop
    Travel Reports

    Inside Woodshop

    We trekked to San Francisco's foggy Outer Sunset neighborhood to check out Woodshop, a collective of four artist and designers who came together through a shared interest in craft, design, and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.13.10

  20. Colombina Champagne Flute

    Colombina Champagne Flute

    After attending two weddings in the span of a single week, we've got champagne on the brain, big time. Rather than risk drying out completely, we'll spend our Monday lovingly eying the unfussy...

    $132.00

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