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  1. Water Wise Finalists
    A Great Idea

    Water Wise Finalists

    We are very pleased to present this gallery dedicated to our talented top finalists in our Water Wise competition, sponsored by Kohler. All the creative solutions made for a very difficult decision...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.19.10

  2. Canada's Design Domestic
    Event Spotlight

    Canada's Design Domestic

    Design Domestic is a photo-based exhibit featuring nine Canadian designers and artists in their homes. Through the photos and objects presented, the exhibition captures glimpses of some of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.19.10

  3. Contemporary Nordic Town House
    House Tours

    Contemporary Nordic Town House

    With their light, white house that owes equal debts to its Nordic surroundings and to the Japanese provenance of its architects, a pair of design-minded art lovers are boldly making their mark on...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    07.19.10

  4. Do More with Your Door Dwell Finalists
    A Great Idea

    Do More with Your Door Dwell Finalists

    Hosting design competitions is one of our favorite things to do on dwell.com, and we are always overwhelmingly impressed by the rush of intelligent, inspirational, and thought-provoking ideas that...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.16.10

  5. Small Work

    Small Work

    Petite and powerful LEDs have eliminated the need to build fixtures around bulky bulbs. Small Work integrates the diminutive diodes directly into a geometric tripod that will brighten your desk...

  6. Crocker Art Museum Expansion
    Interviews

    Crocker Art Museum Expansion

    On October 10, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento—the art museum of my boyhood, I should note—will repoen both it's 1871-built gallery space, the old Crocker mansion, and a new...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.15.10

  7. Events this Weekend: 7.15-7.18
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.15-7.18

    Our headquarters and our hearts are always in San Francisco. This week, we showcase three exhibitions opening and closing in the Bay Area to lure you to our favorite place in the country.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.15.10

  8. Pieces from a Larger Puzzle
    Travel Reports

    Pieces from a Larger Puzzle

    “Pieces from a Larger Puzzle,” an exhibition at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura—a 1950s building in Westwood designed by Robert Alexander, Richard Neutra’s partner—of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.14.10

  9. Hong Kong's Upper House Hotel
    Hotels

    Hong Kong's Upper House Hotel

    In Hong Kong, we had the opportunity to check out the new Upper House hotel. Every bit of the hotel was designed by Andre Fu, the 35-year-old founder of the burgeoning Hong Kong firm AFSO—...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.14.10

  10. Avenue Road
    Travel Reports

    Avenue Road

    From the “Make Your Own Luck” desk: In June, the Toronto- and New York-based architects George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg opened the new furniture showroom-cum-gallery they designed for...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Chiun-Kai Shih
    07.13.10

  11. Odd Size Measuring Spoons

    Odd Size Measuring Spoons

    For the exacting chef who doesn't yet trust eyeing mini measurements, these odd size spoons will come in quite handy. We wouldn't have guessed that a pinch is, in fact, less than an eighth of a...

    $15.95

  12. Jason Pontius on Blog Themes
    The Argument

    Jason Pontius on Blog Themes

    Recently I had the idea of asking a well-placed, well-respected web designer who understands the vagaries of design, branding, and getting information across, to have a look at the themes on...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.12.10

  13. Polka Beetle Tile

    Polka Beetle Tile

    We've long been big fans of Xenia Taler's folksy decorative tiles, and a recent quick browse through her site has only fueled our adoration. Xenia's designs are hand-colored on her partner Steven...

    $35.00

  14. Fluoro Shade

    Fluoro Shade

    Though it looks like Flouro's polycarbonate shade could illuminate a room on it's own, it is, indeed, fitted for a bulb. Tom Dixon is quite fond of the eye-catching color, and it can be found on...

    $465.00

  15. Taraxacum '88 S

    Taraxacum '88 S

    Achille Castiglioni's Taraxacum '88 was named for the ethereal dandelion, and the 60 transparent bulbs that adorn the polished aluminum icosahdron are truly luminous when switched on. It's a...

    $4984.00

  16. Non-Random Light

    Non-Random Light

    While Moooi's Random light resembled a Jackson Pollack painting in orb form, the Non-Random—also by Dutch designer Bertjan Pot—looks a bit more like a finely wound skein of wool. The...

    $623.00

  17. Le Soleil

    Le Soleil

    Introduced in Milan last year but now available for purchase in the US, Vicente Garcia Jimenez's Le Soliel is a pendant that lights below from above and above from below. The polycarbonate tiers...

    $1551.00

  18. PH Snowball

    PH Snowball

    Maestro-of-lighting Poul Henningsen designed the PH Snowball in 1924, and its glare-free radiance is just as clear today. The aluminum shades are placed at just the right angles to ensure even...

    $2244.00

  19. Caravaggio Pendant

    Caravaggio Pendant

    There's something striking about this drawn steel pendant. The glossy, opaque shade casts light down, but shines on the cord above as well.

    $275.00

  20. Le Klint Pendant 161

    Le Klint Pendant 161

    Le Klint's classic sculptural pendants are offered in a variety of hand-folded shapes. Designed by architect Poul Christiansen in the late 1960s, the style holds up to date, and the PVC material is...

    $427.00

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