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  1. London Skyline Coasters

    London Skyline Coasters

    The London Festival of Architecture partnered with Transport for London to launch the "New London Skyline" competition, and the results have just been announched. Look closely at winner...

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  2. Works by Maira Kalman
    Profiles

    Works by Maira Kalman

    Last week painter and illustrator Maira Kalman was in San Francisco to kick off the Contemporary Jewish Museum's run of her new show Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (Of a Crazy World). I ...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.06.10

  3. The Tallest Cake in the World
    Travel Reports

    The Tallest Cake in the World

    To my joie de vivre, my first Sunday in Paris coincided with musée gratuit dimanche, the first Sunday of every month when museums across the city open their doors to the masses for no charge...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    07.06.10

  4. Inside the New Bay Bridge
    Travel Reports

    Inside the New Bay Bridge

    On a recent sunny San Franciscan morning, associate editor Miyoko Ohtake put on a yellow vest, protective goggles, and a hardhat to partake in a deep-access tour of the new San Francisco-Oakland...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.02.10

  5. Dwell Outdoor, 2010
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell Outdoor, 2010

    It’s quite a feat to transform the interior of a convention hall—vast and fluorescently lit—into a feel-good lounge-y space that truly brings the outside in. The Dwell on Design...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Williams
    07.02.10

  6. Friday Finds 7.2.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.2.2010

    This week our internet proclivities include bookshelf porn, Star Wars dandies, museum blogs and rebooted illustrations for film posters past. Oh, and sweet bathroom fixtures designed by Ronan and...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.02.10

  7. coolcapitals Competition Winners
    Dwell on Design

    coolcapitals Competition Winners

    We welcomed coolcapitals and Wacom back to Dwell on Design this year for another exciting graphic design competition. Over the course of the weekend, we named three winners and awarded each one a...

    written by: Fida Sleiman
    07.01.10

  8. Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM
    Interviews

    Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM

    I've long loved her New Yorker covers, and am still over the moon about the illustrated version of Strunk and White's classic The Elements of Style from 2005, so I leapt at the chance to meet...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.01.10

  9. The First LEED for Homes–Rated House in Utah
    Green

    The First LEED for Homes–Rated House in Utah

    In the land of large mountain lodge wannabes, two California natives tuck Utah’s first LEED for Homes–rated house onto the side of Emigration Canyon.  

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    07.01.10

  10. Houses We Love: People's Choice
    A Great Idea

    Houses We Love: People's Choice

    Now that it's been decided that Munich–based firm Nimmrichter CDA won the grand prize of our Houses We Love competition, the time has come to spread the love around and hand over the People's...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.01.10

  11. Trunk

    Trunk

    Given that modern, streamlined travel itineraries generally call for similarly simplified (and smaller) baggage, it would seem the very idea of the classic steamer trunk sank with the Titanic....

  12. Events this Weekend: 7.1-7.4
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.1-7.4

    Happy Canada Day! Today marks the national celebration of our neighbors to the north (and the home country of yours truly). Between singing O Canada and prepping the grill for Sunday's Fourth of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.01.10

  13. In Review: SMIBE's short films
    Dwell on Design

    In Review: SMIBE's short films

    On Sunday afternoon at Dwell on Design we dimmed the lights on the Sustainability Stage for a special screening from SMIBE—The Society for Moving Images About the Built Environment. Founding...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.30.10

  14. Timbuk2 Hidden Series
    Product

    Timbuk2 Hidden Series

    The problem with reusable bags is actually reusing them. At my apartment, there is reusable bag upon reusable bag (mostly the kind you can buy at the grocery store that resemble a paper bag) but...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.29.10

  15. Clover Lee and David Erdman
    Interviews

    Clover Lee and David Erdman

    An installation currently on display at the SCI-Arc Gallery, Immuring by David Clovers, is championing the modern-day fresco.  Curious about the forms and the computational development behind...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.29.10

  16. Heath LA Visit
    Travel Reports

    Heath LA Visit

    While down in LA for Dwell on Design this year I had a chance to stop into the Heath Ceramics LA shop to look around, check out the Playmountain show which is up now, and have...

    06.28.10

  17. Architzer and Design Clinic
    Dwell on Design

    Architzer and Design Clinic

    Architizer, the recently launched social networking site for architects, hosted Design Clinic this year at Dwell on Design. It was a chance for anyone to make an appointment with a practicing ...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.28.10

  18. Houses We Love Winner Announced
    A Great Idea

    Houses We Love Winner Announced

    The votes have been cast, and the winner has been selected—congratulations to Zurich–based firm Nimmrichter CDA for designing an exemplary House We Love.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    06.27.10

  19. And the Water Wise Winners Are...
    A Great Idea

    And the Water Wise Winners Are...

    We teamed up with Kohler in hot pursuit of a common enemy—the water hog—and we asked you to submit your water-saving solutions for a “Water Wise” future. The submissions...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    06.27.10

  20. Dwell on Design 2010: Day Two
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design 2010: Day Two

    We have more from the floor at the fifth-annual Dwell on Design conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Here we present a few booths that caught our attention.  

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.27.10

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