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  1. An Introduction to Manufacturing
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Manufacturing

    If the design world feels like an endless  parade of products, then the gnashing maws of industrial production assuredly underpin it all. Take a look at how leading manufacturers make what...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    03.17.10

  2. Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project
    Post

    Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project

    As a San Franciscan I'm very fortunate to live every day with the work of landscape architecture pioneer Lawrence Halprin, who passed away last October. Yesterday I was descending the towering,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.17.10

  3. Landscapes of Quarantine
    Event Spotlight

    Landscapes of Quarantine

    In the fall and winter of 2009/2010, Future Plural (the combined forces for former Dwell senior editor and BLDGBLOG author Geoff Manaugh and Edible Geography author Nicola Twilley) held a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.17.10

  4. Dish Drainer Geo

    Dish Drainer Geo

    Tackle your (small) mountain of dirty dishes, then put the clean pile on this topographic drainer to dry. The slight shift in elevation will allow your dinnerware to air out, and it's just the...

    €29.95

  5. Harboe's Marks
    Interviews

    Harboe's Marks

    Chicago preservation architect Thomas “Gunny” Harboe prefers not to dismantle architectural monuments. But at Mies van der Rohe’s 860–880 Lake Shore Drive apartments, built...

    written by: Jay Pridmore
    03.16.10

  6. Nike's Recycled Jerseys
    Product

    Nike's Recycled Jerseys

    As you may well have heard (that's what you pay PR people for, no?), Nike previewed the nine World Cup 2010 jerseys they're producing for the South African games this summer. In addition to the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.16.10

  7. Pedro E. Guerrero
    Interviews

    Pedro E. Guerrero

    In 1939, Frank Lloyd Wright hired 22-year-old Pedro Guerrero to be Taliesin West’s resident photographer, the start of a collaborative bond that would last until Wright’s death in 1959....

    03.16.10

  8. Rocks Sugar Container

    Rocks Sugar Container

    Dutch designer Mara Skujeniece gives this ceramic sugar cube container the rock candy treatment in her Amsterdam workshop. The faceted matte porcelain, which looks like a crystal on classic...

    $139.95

  9. LivingColors Lamps by Philips
    Product

    LivingColors Lamps by Philips

    Editor-in-chief Sam Grawe offers his San Francisco apartment as a staging ground for a couple LivingColors lamps, and we asked associate photo editor Alexis Tjian to set up a few color-saturated...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Alexis Tjian
    03.15.10

  10. Philips LivingColors Mini

    Philips LivingColors Mini

    Bring color into your life wherever you want it with the LivingColors Mini lamp – the latest innovation from Philips. The LivingColors Mini lamp has a highly distinctive design and the...

    $109.00

  11. Philips LivingColors

    Philips LivingColors

    Bring color into your life wherever you want it with the LivingColors lamp – the latest innovation from Philips. The LivingColors lamp has a highly distinctive design and the ability to...

    $199.00

  12. Auction Preview from Wright

    Auction Preview from Wright

    Over the last decade Chicago's Wright auction house, one of the premier venues for modern design, has helped establish and define the collectable market. Since 2000 the auction house has sold over...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    03.15.10

  13. Design Shop Visit: ReForm School in Silver Lake
    Shops

    Design Shop Visit: ReForm School in Silver Lake

    Business as usual for ReForm School founders Billie Lopez and Tootie Maldonado means far more than simply managing their popular Silver Lake, California, shop. Whether exploring thrift stores for...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Brigitte Sire
    03.12.10

  14. Valerie Casey
    In The Modern World

    Valerie Casey

    Maybe it was jet lag, or the incipient echo of Al Gore’s recently revealed truth. Meetings devoted to diaper design might have played a part, though SkyMall’s seatback brand of...

    03.11.10

  15. Ebony Snow Chafey
    Interviews

    Ebony Snow Chafey

    Owner and creative director Ebony Snow Chafey cofounded the Chicago-based design and stationery firm Snow & Graham in the spring of 1998. One successful decade later, her firm does more than $2...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    03.11.10

  16. A Modern Coastal Home in Stinson Beach
    Green

    A Modern Coastal Home in Stinson Beach

    For all the joys of beachfront living, it’s not without its risks. But with some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house stands tall against the threat of rising tides.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Mathew Scott
    03.11.10

  17. Universal Design: Public Bathrooms

    Universal Design: Public Bathrooms

    For the second offering of our two-part series on Universal Design, the folks from Smart head over to some public restrooms in New York, illustrating how principles outlined in the first video...

    03.11.10

  18. Events this Weekend: 3.11-3.14
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 3.11-3.14

    The action this weekend is in New York and the Midwest, with our favorite events and exhibitions taking place in the Big Apple and around lower Lake Michigan.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.11.10

  19. Crow Bottle Opener

    Crow Bottle Opener

    Eating crow is never fun, but this drinking crow is a perfect boozing buddy. Sand-cast and glazed in the traditional Japanese style of Nambu Tekki, the iron figurine will easily pop the cap off of...

    $21.25

  20. How Many Billboards? in LA
    Event Spotlight

    How Many Billboards? in LA

    Considering what a blight billboards can be on the urban landscape--São Paulo banned them in 2007, as have states like Maine--especially in car-centric spot like Los Angeles, it's little...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.10.10

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