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Mason Jar French Press

Portland, Oregon, has long been famous for its DIY culture and fussy foodies. Bucket, a Portland-based design firm founded by Bryan Kappa and Rob Story, has found the perfect synthesis of Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Etsy with the Portland Press, a clever French Press that attaches to an every day mason jar. Bucket devised the spout, press, and felt cozie. The rest is nothing you won't find in Aunt Ida's basement. Provided you haven't raided it already for your pickling projects, you hippie. Click through the slideshow for a look at the product and more from the Bucket boys.
May 20, 2013

A+R Pop-Up at Dwell on Design

Dwell on Design 2013 will again host the A+R Pop-Up Shop, now in its fifth year. A+R founders Andy Griffith and Rose Apodaca opened their first shop in late 2005, and now have two locations in Los Angeles, as well as an online store. Their participation at Dwell on Design is due in part to their love of Dwell magazine—its look, content, and how that translates onto the showroom floor.
May 19, 2013

Moleskine Detour: Q&A with Scott Henderson

Have you ever wanted to peek inside the notebooks of your favorite designers? In The Detour Book: The Moleskine notebook experience, readers are privy to a stunning collection of more than 250 notebooks that have been decorated, hacked, and sketched by some of the world's leading designers, artists, and creative thinkers, including Spike Jonze, Christian Lacroix, Mary Ellen Mark, Paula Scher, and Karim Rashid. The notes, clippings, drawings, and sculptures showcased in the book have been touring the world in Detour, a travelling exhibit produced by Moleskine that allows visitors to experience, flip through, and interact with the notebooks’ pages.
May 18, 2013
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Handmade Woven Furniture by León León

With summer fast approaching, Mexico City furniture design studio León León's bright, handmade woven pieces are incredibly appealing.
May 18, 2013
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Modern Furniture Fit for a Classic Eichler

Seeking a modern shell for their mid-century pieces, a pair of collectors found a relatively untouched Eichler in San Rafael, California—and a built-in excuse to acquire more furniture.
May 17, 2013
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Never Built: Los Angeles at A+D Architecture & Design Museum

Never Built: Los Angeles, an upcoming exhibition at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum Los Angeles (on view from July 28 through September 29) will highlight radical projects that would have deeply changed Los Angeles—but for one reason or another never got off the ground.
May 17, 2013
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Copper Black Mugs from welovekaoru

We first came across ceramist and designer Kaoru Parry of welovekaoru in London in 2011 at the Shoreditch collective Luna & Curious. In addition to offering a lovely spot of afternoon tea to a weary traveler, Parry is also deeply invested in the cups, saucers, and pots her hospitality comes in. At welovekaoru, she applies her modernist sensibilities to traditional bone china manufacture centered in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Copper Black is her new line of mugs which debuted earlier this week at Pulse in London. Here's a look at them and a few of our favorites from the welovekaoru archive.
May 17, 2013
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Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

Each week delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.
May 17, 2013

Carl Hansen + Maharam x 20

See all twenty iterations of the classic Hans Wegner Shell chair for Carl Hansen & Son, remade with Maharam fabric.
May 17, 2013