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  1. Café America Chair
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    Café America Chair

    At our San Francisco office, we've had reuse on our minds. While perusing projects online this week, Grain Design's Café America chair caught my eye. The chair is not only made of recycled...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.10

  2. Bed Bug

    Bed Bug

    Eschewing sharp lines and tight corners for a far more bulbous take on the bed, Paola Navone’s low-lying design gives the 
effect of settling into an overstuffed cloud.

  3. Designer Gaetano Pesce
    Interviews

    Designer Gaetano Pesce

    After meeting Gaetano Pesce at “Pieces of a Larger Puzzle,” his first West Coast retrospective at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Westwood, I caught up with the artist, designer and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.26.10

  4. Logo Showdown
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    Logo Showdown

    I recently spent an afternoon merrily clicking my way through 'Brand New,' a website manned by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit, two graphic designers who dedicate themselves to, among other...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.26.10

  5. Comback Chair

    Comback Chair

    Don’t call it a Comb Back. The classic Windsor chair gets a multinational makeover via Patricia Urquiola. Gone are the spindled legs and gently curving wood, replaced with geometric accents...

  6. Bike By Me
    Product

    Bike By Me

    I cannot stop playing around on Bike By Me's website.  

    07.25.10

  7. Friday Finds 7.23.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.23.2010

    As usual, we end the week with a mixed bag of Internetly delights, from crowd-sourced portraiture to eerie galleries of forlorn and forgotten buildings in Detroit.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.23.10

  8. Alodia

    Alodia

    Striking a perfect equilibrium between the tubular base and steel seat, Todd Bracher’s Alodia distills stooldom down to linear harmony.

  9. Events this Weekend: 7.22-7.25
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.22-7.25

    This week we bring you three exhibitions to be sure to catch before they close.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.22.10

  10. Store

    Store

    Better suited to storing sugar than supporting Apollo missions, these ceramic containers’ lines were nevertheless inspired by space capsules. Armstrong and Aldrin would definitely approve.

  11. Workstead Lighting
    Product

    Workstead Lighting

    Earlier this month, Workstead, a Brooklyn–based design firm comprised of Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler, unveiled their fledgling line of lighting.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.22.10

  12. Light it Up

    Light it Up

    There's much to be gleaned from the September 2010 issue's "Lighting 101", from the horrors of light pollution to the joys of organic LEDs. Thus inspired, we thought we'd present our...

    07.21.10

  13. Designed for Play
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    Designed for Play

    Some of my earliest memories are of playgrounds: launching myself into a pit of plastic balls outside a fast-food restaurant in New York and whizzing down (and scratching my arm) on the horrifying...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.21.10

  14. Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY
    Event Spotlight

    Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY

    Our world is becoming more and more urban. Today, as Dwell contributor Mark Lamster reported for our June 2010 Megacities issue, more than 75 cities boast populations of more than 5 million. While...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.21.10

  15. Lighthouse Lamp

    Lighthouse Lamp

    Were you lost at sea, there could be no finer beacon than this brilliant new light from the brothers Bouroullec. The delicately molded hand-blown glass globe perches atop the industrially produced...

  16. Films for Design Aficionados
    Event Spotlight

    Films for Design Aficionados

    In conjunction with TechnoCRAFT, an exhibition at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts that explores the fading boundary between the role of designer and consumer, curator Joel Shepard...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.20.10

  17. Fred Fisher on A. Quincy Jones
    Interviews

    Fred Fisher on A. Quincy Jones

    A. Quincy Jones was a mid-century modernist whose architecture knew no bounds. He designed custom homes for the rich and famous, affordable tract houses, churches, restaurants, libraries,...

    written by: Emily Young
    07.20.10

  18. Chop 2 Pot Cutting Board

    Chop 2 Pot Cutting Board

    The journey from cutting board to cooking vessel is often treacherous, but Chop 2 Pot by Joseph Joseph will ensure all of your freshly diced veggies stay off the kitchen floor. With a quick pinch...

    $15.00

  19. 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

  20. 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

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