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  1. Evil People in Modern Homes
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    Evil People in Modern Homes

    I was wandering around William Stout's architectural bookstore the other day when I came across Yale University graphic design student Benjamin Critton's wonderful tabloid treatise Evil...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.21.10

  2. Miguel Nelson of Woolly Pocket
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    Miguel Nelson of Woolly Pocket

    The path to a better world isn't through pavers but via plants, says artist and Woolly Pocket founder Miguel Nelson. "I love architecture but I think if everyone was gardening instead of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.05.09

  3. Life in Space: Email from the ISS
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    Life in Space: Email from the ISS

    For our December/January 2010 The Future issue, we asked science fiction writer Bruce Sterling to pen a piece describing The Future of Space Living. In addition to taking us on a step-by-step tour...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.24.09

  4. Virgin Territory: Richard Branson
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    Virgin Territory: Richard Branson

    It's not everyday that you get on a plane with someone who's been to the moon, and someone who has his own spaceship, but that's exactly what I did yesterday on an early morning flight out of San...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.07.11

  5. Chris Hardy Design
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    Chris Hardy Design

    Name the hubs for emerging American designers and you'll likely hear the usual suspects of Seattle, San Francisco, and Brooklyn. Look southward, too, though, for a crop of energetic young guns set...

    05.16.11

  6. Why You Should Send a Thank You Card
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    Why You Should Send a Thank You Card

    In the story "To the Letter" in our September 2012 issue, we visited Chandra Greer at Greer, her Chicago shop dedicated to all things paper. A purveyor of stationery, pens, pencils,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Nathan Kirkman
    09.07.12

  7. Q&A with Herman Miller's Marg Mojzak
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    Q&A with Herman Miller's Marg Mojzak

    Whether our recent essay "The Real Cost of Rip-Offs" got you thinking about the dark side of the knockoff industry—or left you unfazed and unconvinced—we'd like to continue...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.30.12

  8. John Christakos of Blu Dot
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    John Christakos of Blu Dot

    I have always adored Blu Dot's mission: good design at good prices. Heck, I liked them so much I even worked for them. I caught up with Blu Dot's CEO & founder John Christakos and he answered...

    05.05.10

  9. Street Smart
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    Street Smart

    Pursuing his passion for painting gave Fabian Debora a means to transcend his troubled past.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.17.11

  10. Best Design for Transit Seating
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    Best Design for Transit Seating

    This weekend our pals over at The Bay Citizen came out with a very alarming report: After running a few tests on the seats of San Francisco's two main transit systems—Muni and Bay Area Rapid...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.07.11

  11. Sixteen Ways of Looking at a Bedouin Tent
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    Sixteen Ways of Looking at a Bedouin Tent

    Architect, systems designer, Cradle to Cradle founder, and sustainability guru William McDonough talks entropy, Walker Evans, paper houses, and “buildings like trees” with science...

    written by: Alexis Madrigal
    03.22.12

  12. Q & A with Confetti System
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    Q & A with Confetti System

    Confetti System is two friends—Julie Ho and Nicholas Andersen—who make their living creating festive and kaleidoscopic "party systems" out of tissue paper, sparkly mylar, and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.01.10

  13. Remaking the Past: Simon Watts
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    Remaking the Past: Simon Watts

    In June 2003, Simon Watts, a San Francisco furniture maker and author of the book Building a Houseful of Furniture, returned from vacation and was stunned to find his apartment of 15 years...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Douglas Adesko
    07.31.09

  14. Partners in Design
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    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

  15. James Dyson on the Air Multiplier
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    James Dyson on the Air Multiplier

    You’ve heard the story, usually told by James Dyson in his own dulcet tones: After five years and thousands of prototypes, the furniture designer-turned-engineer invented the first bagless...

    written by: Julie Taraska
    10.20.09

  16. Eight Questions for Frank Muytjens
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    Eight Questions for Frank Muytjens

    Yesterday Frank Muytjens, head designer of menswear at J. Crew, came to San Francisco and we met up down at Sam's Grill for lunch. Though mass-market menswear isn't exactly Dwell's standard design...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.26.10

  17. Talking with Matteo Alessi
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    Talking with Matteo Alessi

    The family-owned Italian design powerhouse Alessi held a party here in San Francisco to celebrate its local shop's tenth anniversary. We weren't able to attend the party, but we did stop in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.05.10

  18. Tokujin Yoshioka
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    Tokujin Yoshioka

    Two million plastic drinking straws fill an exhibition space like haystacks of spun silk; a chair is “grown” from crystals in a transparent tank—Tokujin Yoshioka’s work is...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.13.11

  19. Mack Scogin on OSU's Knowlton Hall
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    Mack Scogin on OSU's Knowlton Hall

    A decade ago, the Ohio State University Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture called upon Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects to accomplish a formidable task: create the consummate teaching...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Ian Allen
    04.18.11

  20. Q&A with Black+Blum Founder
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    Q&A with Black+Blum Founder

    For more than a decade, London-based design company Black+Blum has been cranking out beautiful, sometimes quirky or humorous, and always functional products for the home. From its elegant tabletop...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.18.11

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