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  1. Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic
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    Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic

    Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has done it all, from spoons to umbrellas to lights, but he’s best known for his data-driven chairs.  We dropped in on his Munich studio to sit...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Oliver Mark
    06.18.10

  2. Dwell Patterns with Heath Ceramics
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell Patterns with Heath Ceramics

    Dwell and Sausalito–based Heath Ceramics have more than a few things in common. We're both design-focused Bay Area companies. We both have a dedication to modernism. And we both provide...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.18.10

  3. Baxter of California Anniversary Razor
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    Baxter of California Anniversary Razor

    If your standard Father's Day gift loops round pop's throat, why not swap silk for steel and get him something he'll really stick his neck out for? The 45th Anniversary cut throat razor from...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.18.10

  4. 2010 National Design Awards
    Event Spotlight

    2010 National Design Awards

    On Thursday, the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum announced the winners of its 11th annual National Design Awards. The program honors individuals and organizations across a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.18.10

  5. Dustpan and Broom

    Dustpan and Broom

    Dustpans are often relegated to the kitchen's darkest corners, but not without good reason; The old, rusty-and-crusty metal versions can get caked with crud pretty quickly. Ole Jensen's bight...

    €2375.00

  6. Kindle Case and Notebook

    Kindle Case and Notebook

    We are still a little torn on the digital book revolution. It obviously makes loads of sense—it's can be a bummer to lug multiple novels along in a compact suitcase, and is pretty amazing to...

    $39.99

  7. Preview: The New Face of Affluence IDEAS Conference
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: The New Face of Affluence IDEAS Conference

    The New Face of Affluence is Dwell Strategy + Research's half-day program centered around consumer insight, practical knowledge, and marketing strategy. Speakers and guests investigate the...

    06.16.10

  8. Events this Weekend: 6.17-6.20
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 6.17-6.20

    This weekend is one of gallery openings in all corners of the world, from a modern lighting show in Philadelphia to a Iannis Xenakis exhibit in Montreal to a display dedicated to Sanaa in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.16.10

  9. Headdemock

    Headdemock

    If you're one of the lucky ones with a backyard that's got a bit of extra space, there's certainly worse ways to spend a warm afternoon than whiling away the hours swaying gently in a balmy breeze....

    $399.00

  10. Preview: Greywater Corps
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Greywater Corps

    Dwell on Design is quickly approaching and here at the office we're finalizing the finishing touches and getting ready for our road trip down to Los Angeles (which will surely include the requisite...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.15.10

  11. Holiday Matinee Words Shirt

    Holiday Matinee Words Shirt

    Support the seamless union of doing good and looking good with this Words tee, part of the artist series started by champion-of-awesome-people-and-projects Dave Brown of Holiday Matinee. All...

    $20.00

  12. Jon Gasca of STUA
    Interviews

    Jon Gasca of STUA

    Jon Gasca and his father Jesus Gasca are the creative minds behind STUA, a 20-year-old design house based in Spain. I tracked Jon down in San Sebastian, Spain, and asked him about his new chair,...

    06.14.10

  13. A Knight's Retail
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    A Knight's Retail

    "I can never understand why people employ decorators," posits Sir Terence Conran, a man whose surname is synonymous with design. "One of the great joys in life is collecting things...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Paul Wetherell
    06.14.10

  14. Folding Picnic Set

    Folding Picnic Set

    Eating al fresco on a balmy summer day is pretty much perfection, but lugging around the dining supplies can be a hassle. This compact take on a picnic basket makes taking food to-go an easy affair...

  15. Preview: Jon Wilson, Food Map Design
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Jon Wilson, Food Map Design

    The urban-rural gap is quickly shrinking and interest in local, organic food is continuously increasing. And today, it's not unusually to find gardeners harvesting their own produce even in a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.12.10

  16. Helium Bike Case

    Helium Bike Case

    For those about to bike, we salute you. When you have to pack up your two wheels for a trip before you hit the road, however, Biknd's helium case will keep your prized cycle in mint condition. Its...

    $599.00

  17. Preview: Ed Begley, Jr.
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Ed Begley, Jr.

    Ed Begley, Jr. is wearing what can most accurately be described as his uniform, a blue dress shirt unbuttoned to reveal a white t-shirt, khaki cargo shorts and Crocs with socks. Not your typical...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.11.10

  18. Friday Finds 6.11.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 6.11.2010

    We have an epic collection of digital treasures for you today—enjoy! 

    06.11.10

  19. Shadow Bird Pillow

    Shadow Bird Pillow

    Our love for accent pillows knows no bounds, so its  surprise that this groovy birdie caught our eye. The design comes from David Weidman, an artist whose works are just as vibrant today as...

    $38.00

  20. Preview: Project H Design
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Project H Design

    "Change for change" innocently declares a bright green vending machine, but this design intervention delivers more bang for your buck than the typical candy dispenser. The latest...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.10.10

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