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  1. Nicolas Henchoz and EPFL + ECAL Lab
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    Nicolas Henchoz and EPFL + ECAL Lab

    Picked as one of our favorite international design schools in the December/January 2010 issue, EPFL + ECAL Lab in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a new program that marries the design know-how of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.19.09

  2. Amish Made Scooter

    Amish Made Scooter

    Zooming around the neighborhood on these traditional scooters just might be the most fun you can have on two wheels: pack a picnic lunch and stick it in the metal basket, get to the grocery in half...

    $245.00

  3. Stair Lust
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    Stair Lust

    Somehow stairs have become the object of "design porn" of late, and while it seems as likely that lamps or sofas or kitchen cabinetry could feature in lusty internet photos, stairs prove...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.18.09

  4. Links Throw Quilt

    Links Throw Quilt

    The white embroidered links give notNeutral's 100% organic cotton quilt a bit of intrigue without overwhelming the throw with pattern. Plus, it's reversible, so when it's time to keep warm you can...

    $160.00

  5. Bradford Shellhammer

    Bradford Shellhammer

    For the last installment of our series, Bold Color, Small Space, New York–based design lover and writer Bradford Shellhammer welcomes Dwell to his raucous 800-square-foot apartment, which is...

    11.17.09

  6. Luxury: Evaluating Values
    --The Future of

    Luxury: Evaluating Values

    Luxury, a term that once conjured images from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, is now just as often used to aggrandize personal organizers, iPod cases, and websites. So we turned to Augustin...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.09

  7. Driving: Joy Ride
    --The Future of

    Driving: Joy Ride

    San Francisco–based design team Mike and Maaike wave goodbye to the driver's seat with their concept car, the ATNMBL (the "autonomobile"). Consider it a high-tech living room on...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    11.16.09

  8. Play: Electric Slide
    --The Future of

    Play: Electric Slide

    A group of Columbia University students have a good time reinventing the playground as a place to harness all that youthful energy.  

    written by: Marc Kristal
    11.16.09

  9. Message Bean

    Message Bean

    Sure, this might be a little unorthodox, but what better way to show you care than by giving a gift of "love" and letting your special someone watch it grow? Once watered, Message Bean...

    $18.50

  10. A New Nørreport for Copenhagen
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    A New Nørreport for Copenhagen

    While I was studying abroad last spring in Copenhagen, every morning on my way to school I passed through the busiest train hub, Nørreport Station. Whether on bike, bus, or train, it was...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.13.09

  11. Collect Chest of Drawers

    Collect Chest of Drawers

    Your unique organizational tendencies need not be bound by staid filing cabinets or standard drawers; WIS Design's Collect chest allows for knick-knacks of all shapes and sizes to be stored...

    $7266.00

  12. Gregg Stobs, Retail Design Director
    Interviews

    Gregg Stobs, Retail Design Director

    Last week warranted a design detour to Portland for a panel discussion on contemporary Chinese design hosted by OFFICE PDX, an online design shop and pop-up retailer, in conjunction with the China...

    written by: Charlotte West
    11.12.09

  13. Atto 5000 Pendant Lamp

    Atto 5000 Pendant Lamp

    Atto 5000 was introduced at the Stockholm Furniture Fair earlier this year, one of interior architect Seppo Koho's latest designs for Finnish lighting company Secto Design. Handmade by skilled...

  14. 3-D Modeling Fashion
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    3-D Modeling Fashion

    As digital fabrication meets high design, we find more and more examples of amazing furniture and household products (and even interior surfaces and architectural facades) that use 3-D modeling and...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.11.09

  15. Pinkcomma Gallery Welcomes Hometta
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    Pinkcomma Gallery Welcomes Hometta

    Showcasing the first fruits from Hometta's new design delivery model, "Welcome Hometta" brings to Boston 24 contemporary home designs from innovative firms across the country.  One...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.10.09

  16. Mismo M/S Canvas Bags
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    Mismo M/S Canvas Bags

    I've got a soft spot for really nice bags--totes, brief cases, messenger bags--and the M/S Canvas line from Danish designers Mismo are scratching me right where I itch.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.10.09

  17. Writing Desk with Hutch

    Writing Desk with Hutch

    The natural grain and graphic patterns of reclaimed wood give Tom Ptacek's handcrafted furniture a unique design fingerprint. This heart pine writing desk with hutch has a series of rings that will...

    $5000.00

  18. Run by the Sun
    Green

    Run by the Sun

    In Holland, being green is not a choice, it's a governmentally enforced obligation. Architects Han van Zweiten and Gregory Kiss's project makes a case for obeying the law.  

    written by: Amara Holstein
    11.09.09

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