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  1. MobileHome

    MobileHome

    A doll's dream house doesn't have to be all fussy pink plastic decor, as proven by this bold red and blue cardboard abode. Easy to assemble, tote around, and even customize with crayons, the on-the...

    $40.00

  2. Look Both Ways

    Look Both Ways

    "Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design" is a book that brings a rich visual take to short narratives by Debbie Millman, current president of the AIGA...

    $16.50

  3. Viction:ary Roundup
    Books

    Viction:ary Roundup

    There's nothing like a good read to escape the blustery blows of winter. This holiday season, here are three enticing graphic design titles from Viction:ary to get you through the cold.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.21.09

  4. Robot Puzzle Trivet Set

    Robot Puzzle Trivet Set

    We love this little bit of bot decor from the Museum of Robots shop. You can use these six little guys (made from dark and light rimu wood)  individually as coasters, or let them join forces...

    $50.00

  5. Kitchen Timer Wall Clock

    Kitchen Timer Wall Clock

    Just a quick glance at this bright timepiece-and-timer help let you coordinate how much longer the turkey needs in the oven and when the guests will begin to arrive for dinner. Bai design has a...

    $36.99

  6. Toggle Key Switch

    Toggle Key Switch

    Oh, what this switchplate would do to streamline our time spent looking for misplaced things. Slip your to-be-mailed letters into the ledge on top and hang your keys on the hooks down below, and...

    $30.00

  7. Friday Finds 12.18.2009
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 12.18.2009

    Let the Dwell staff send you into the warm embrace of 2010 with the last installment of Friday Finds for this year. Happy holidays!

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    12.18.09

  8. Rhythms of Modern Life Exhibition
    Travel Reports

    Rhythms of Modern Life Exhibition

    While I was in Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami a couple weeks back, I ducked into my favorite Miami Beach museum the Wolfsonian to have a look around.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.18.09

  9. Timeless Design: Future Perfect
    --The Future of

    Timeless Design: Future Perfect

    Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair, the Eames lounge chair, George Nelson’s Ball clock, and Giancarlo Mattioli’s Nesso lamp are just a few of the prodigious products that one might...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    12.17.09

  10. This Weekend: 12.17-12.20
    Week in Review

    This Weekend: 12.17-12.20

    Though this is the time of year when many people spend the weekends bustling around finishing their Christmas shopping, it's a good time to take a break and warm up with a stroll inside a museum-...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.17.09

  11. Droplet Dropper

    Droplet Dropper

    This beautiful glass piece looks a bit like a unique carafe, but is, in fact, a dropper designed for doling out soy sauce. Simply cover the little hole at the top of the bulb with your fingertip...

    $45.00

  12. Abyss

    Abyss

    Designed in 1997, the Abyss lamp is a malleable, modular piece made of molded opal polycarbonate.

    $595.00

  13. Massaud w083t

    Massaud w083t

    A magnetic platform supports this lamp, which spins 360 degrees. An infared switch detects movement, so turning it on and off is as simple as a wave of the hand.

    $552.50

  14. Home Furnishings: Mag-Neato
    --The Future of

    Home Furnishings: Mag-Neato

    For almost a decade Dwell has printed countless examples of new furniture designs, but with a handful of exceptions, little has been offered—–to us or to you—–in the way of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    12.16.09

  15. Alcove Wall Shelf

    Alcove Wall Shelf

    One frustrating thing about standard shelves is that they don't often accommodate for items of different heights; It's often tough to fit a vase or a few records alongside your paperbacks. This...

    $159.00

  16. Etsy Picks

    Etsy Picks

    Managing Editor Michele Posner: I get to see a lot of places, pads, and products while reviewing and planning the pages of the magazine. Most people here know that I also love to knit and cook...

    written by: Michele Posner
    12.15.09

  17. USA Fellows Announced
    Post

    USA Fellows Announced

    The United States Artists announced the USA Fellows on December 14. The goal of the fellowship program is to support the arts by each year awarding $50,000 unrestricted grants to 50 artists, a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.15.09

  18. A Piece of Cleveland
    Post

    A Piece of Cleveland

    Just before Thanksgiving I traveled to Cleveland to give a few lectures at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University. If you haven't visited Cleveland, you might be subject...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.14.09

  19. Preservation Recommended
    --The Future of

    Preservation Recommended

    With the preservation of mid-century buildings already a touchy subject—–many people are still unwilling to see the value in preserving “modern” architecture—–we...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.14.09

  20. Clea Lamp

    Clea Lamp

    This 60s throwback lamp looks a bit like a retro-futuristic hair dryer hood. Designer Christophe Mathieu worked with Barcelona-based lighting brand Marset to create Clea, and the polycarbonate...

    $254.00

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