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Friday Finds 09.14.12

Aerial photos of half-finished housing developments, modern interiors, science photo mugs, and more in this installment of Friday Finds.
September 14, 2012
Material Change Textile Design Competition

Announcing the Material Change Finalists

We were blown away by the caliber of the 120 textile designs received in the Material Change design competition. Partnering with Lulan, we challenged readers to submit an original modern textile design idea using traditional weaving techniques and construction methods as inspiration. Below are the seven finalists. Check back in on October 9 to find out whose design will be put into production by Lulan.
September 14, 2012
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Design: It's About Time

On September 18, Dwell deputy editor Aaron Britt will join the AIASF's Architecture in the City Festival, San Francisco's city-wide celebration of architecture, when he leads the panel Design: It's About Time. Though San Francisco boasts a high degree of open space for a city so dense, the appetite for parks, and design innovation, goes unchecked. Britt, in conversation with landscape architect Walter Hood of Hood Design; Jane Martin, AIA of Shift Design Studio; and Phil Ginsburg of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department; will examine the role of temporary parks in the city's urban fabric.  
September 14, 2012
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Reader DIY: A Modern Granite Grill

We love hearing stories about how our magazine and website have inspired readers to tackle their own modern design projects, at any scale—whether it be a full-blown house or, as featured on the Letters page of our July/August issue, a combination magazine rack and end table made from repurposed issues of Dwell. So we were excited to receive photos of this BBQ grill, sent in by Luciano Marques.
September 13, 2012
Works by Marc Newson

10 Minutes with Marc Newson

Throughout his decades-long career, Australian industrial designer Marc Newson has produced prolifically. His diverse body of work includes furniture, jewelry, fashion, a boat for Riva, a concept car for Ford, a jetpack, and a spaceplane. Marc Newson. Works—a new 610-page, 13-by-17-inch tome published by Taschen—catalogues his designs and includes detailed concept sketches, in-process and finished product images, essays, and an in-depth interview. Dwell recently caught up with the designer at the Beverly Hills Taschen store before he signed copies of his first limited-edition release of the book. In the span of just ten minutes, he shared his thoughts on problem solving in design, the unparalleled success of the Lockheed Lounge, creating nickel surfboards for 100-foot-waves, future designs, and how he flies in his dreams.
September 13, 2012
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Contempo Luggage by Biaggi

The more you travel, the more you notice a bag that tips over when you lug it onto the curb, won't fit in an overhead bin, adds unneccessary weight, and slowly but surely contributes to jetset-induced fatigue. Now consider this addition to the luggage department: the soft-sided Contempo roller bag collection from Biaggi.
September 12, 2012
New modern products and furniture from Alessi

10 New Releases from Alessi

For the fall and winter 2012 collection, Italian design company Alessi has launched quite a few handsome products ranging from cookware to servingware to furniture. This season reflects a few very fruitful collaborations, most notably with Cranbrook on a series of metal pieces, and with designer Christian Ghion and chef Pierre Gagnaire on a trio of objects that celebrate the egg. We visited the press preview held in San Francisco recently and share 10 of our favorites in the slideshow that follows. Expect to see the products in Alessi retail stores later this month.
September 12, 2012
Building a Urban Electric Company lighting fixture

Homeland Ingenuity

How do American companies maintain handcrafted detail while producing fast enough—and in large enough quantities—to satisfy profit margins and consumers accustomed to instant gratification?
September 11, 2012
Modern dining room with white Bellini chairs and wood dining table

Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC

One family’s effort to “smuggle a modern house into a historic district” in Washington, DC, results in a brightly transformed space made for family life.
September 10, 2012
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