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  1. Letter Rack

    Letter Rack

    Its form evokes an envelope and its function encourages putting pen to paper and sending a note through the post. This limited edition GOODD exclusive from designer David Weatherhead might not hel...

    £12.00

  2. OFF Light Switch

    OFF Light Switch

    Need a(nother) reminder to leave the lights off at home? Try this switch from designer Scott Amron, which doubles as a fully functioning hook. Hang your coat and keep your energy usage on the down...

    $12.00

  3. Dog Duvet

    Dog Duvet

    Give Fido a clean, comfy place to sleep and your holey old jeans and t-shirts a second life with Molly Mutt's 100% cotton dog duvets. Designed to cover your pup's existing bed, or, in a clever case...

    $20.00

  4. Steve Lambert
    Interviews

    Steve Lambert

    Office workers ride zip lines down the streets of San Francisco, where a roller coaster has been installed as a new form of public transport: Welcome to the artistic world of Steve Lambert, who...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    08.21.09

  5. Emily Pilloton
    Profiles

    Emily Pilloton

    With the offices of her upstart nonprofit, Project H, located in the same space as Cameron Sinclair’s Architecture for Humanity, Emily Pilloton’s everyday life is steeped in a desire to...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    08.21.09

  6. Friday Finds 8.21.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 8.21.09

    This week at Dwell we've been thinking a lot about the future, from the announcement of the visionary winners of our Reburbia competition to the planning of our early 2010 issues (hard to believe!)...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.21.09

  7. Slide Light

    Slide Light

    Digital cameras have all but eliminated the epic slideshows that used to follow nearly every family vacation, but this light from London's own Suck UK makes the medium shine brightly again. Slip...

  8. Artecnica Fall 2009 Collection
    Product

    Artecnica Fall 2009 Collection

    This week, Los Angeles-design firm Artecnica launched its Fall 2009 Collection at the New York International Gift Fair. Reuniting with whimsical Dutch designer Tord Boontje and introducing new...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.20.09

  9. V Bed

    V Bed

    This harvested mahogany frame from Environment Furniture—offered in ebony, walnut, and natural finishes—gives a different slant on a basic four-legged bed and headboard, while the...

  10. Solar: Lease or Own?
    Post

    Solar: Lease or Own?

    One of the most common obstacles to going green is upfront costs (though we all know the long-term savings are plentiful). Many new homes are built solar-ready, with intentions of installing panels...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.19.09

  11. Reburbia Winners Announced!
    Post

    Reburbia Winners Announced!

    We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2009 Reburbia Competition, sponsored jointly by Dwell and Inhabitat. The competition challenged architects, designers and concerned citizens to come...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.19.09

  12. Orb Pendant

    Orb Pendant

    Transparent mouthblown glass brings this pendant light's bulb into clear view, allowing it to illuminate a room without any obstruction.

    $198.00

  13. Partners in Design
    Interviews

    Partners in Design

    A design career spanning decades has left this pair of Design Research–alumni with a thing or two to say concerning the state of people, design, and the retail environment.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Todd Hido
    08.18.09

  14. Beyond the Barrio: Alfredo Brillembourg
    Interviews

    Beyond the Barrio: Alfredo Brillembourg

    Venezuela is known worldwide as a hotbed of stellar baseball shortstops. But now, the Caracas Think Tank is making its case for recognition as a leader in urban theory.

    written by: John Frankfurt
    08.18.09

  15. Venezuela's Eco Cabanas
    Post

    Venezuela's Eco Cabanas

    An architectural idealist, Kristofer Nonn answered an online job posting for an ecological builder in Venezuela. The result of his short tenure in the country is two elegantly simple housing shelters.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    08.18.09

  16. Britt Nightstand

    Britt Nightstand

    Have magazines on hand and unmentionables under wraps with this simple nightstand from Modernlink. The middle drawer and bordering open space of this bamboo box make for a neat storage spot,...

  17. Designy-ness vs. Design
    Post

    Designy-ness vs. Design

    Where is the line between design and "designy-ness"? A recent essay got us thinking about how consumers identify real innovation beneath a cosmetically enhanced product. Join the debate.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.17.09

  18. The New Old Commodore Hotel
    Hotels

    The New Old Commodore Hotel

    The Commodore Hotel in Astoria, Oregon (population 10,000) is not exactly conveniently located, tucked away near the ocean's edge at the mouth of the Columbia River. But the mysterious tale of the...

    written by: Charlotte West
    08.17.09

  19. iPhone Horn

    iPhone Horn

    It's never too late to teach old tech a new trick. Designer Matt Richmond was inspired by the acoustics of a turn-of-the-century Magnavox gramophone to build this custom iPhone Horn, with a wooden...

    $425.00

  20. Milan 2009: Sofas

    Milan 2009: Sofas

    Earlier this year, Dwell editors traveled to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan and came back with their lists and pics of the best new designs from around the world. Here are their...

    08.15.09

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