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Mohair We Love: Gorman Blankets

No matter the time of year, a well-placed throw blanket can ward off the chill or provide an immediate haven for snuggling up. Read on for one we found in the neon brights so prevalent this spring.
May 8, 2013
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12 Seconds with Konstantin Grcic

Yesterday we at Dwell had the honor of welcoming designer Konstantin Grcic and Josef Kaiser, president of Vitra, to our offices. We'll be posting our interview with the duo on Dwell.com soon, but in the meantime, here are a couple micro-videos we created on Vine.
May 7, 2013

International Style at Dwell on Design

The international presence at Dwell on Design has grown exponentially since the show began in 2006. Exhibitors from Finland to France, presenters from New Zealand to Norway, and attendees from all over the globe make this year’s conference not only America’s largest modern design event, but also an important representative within the ranks of design shows worldwide.
May 7, 2013
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Lighting Design by Asaf Weinbroom

Hailing from a small country with a small industry, Israeli industrial designer Asaf Weinbroom is bringing some warmth and experimentalism to his one-of-a-kind lighting designs. Produced using a handmade process—the lathe machine—Weinbroom exclusively works with wood while incorporating complementary materials such as copper, glass, and Corian. All pieces are adjustable and emphasize handmade craftsmanship.
May 7, 2013
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Moleskine Detour: Q&A with GamFratesi

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 7, 2013
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Mod Storage Accessories from Nomess Copenhagen

Stack it, store it, fold it, and hang it all with yet another Scandinavian design company we love. Nomess Copenhagen specializes in easy-on-the-eyes storage solutions, and here are just a few that tickle our collective fancy.
May 7, 2013
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6 Product Designs by Danish Company Essey

In the design world, products often only bear a slight resemblance to their function, if at all. Danish company Essey was founded around the concept of using symbolism to promote a given function or the inner nature of an object. From crumpled wastebaskets to horn-shaped coat hooks, there's no need to guess the intended use of these products.
May 7, 2013
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SFMade Week 2013

San Francisco's manufacturing tradition is getting a jump start thanks to SFMade, a weeklong celebration of makers in the City by the Bay. Though the region's thriving tech industry regularly nabs headlines, the focus from May 6–12 is on things of a more goods-oriented sort. Here are a six event highlights for the week ahead. See the full list at sfmade.org and visit the pop-up shop at the Banana Republic store on Grant at Sutter.
May 6, 2013
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Designer Close-Up: Paratoner

The interior designers at four-year-old firm Paratoner hung their shingle in Istanbul’s Tophane neighborhood—the city’s oldest industrial zone—amid a slew of art galleries, dilapidated wooden houses, and small workshops. From its design studio located directly above a street-level showroom, the group makes furniture and lighting that are chunky and colorful, clean-cut but voluptuous. Make sure to watch the stop-motion furniture animations they produce, including one featuring a marauding gang of Rubic table lamps in natural oak and epoxy lacquer.
May 6, 2013
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