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  1. Ambra Medda
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    Ambra Medda

    Before the melee of Design Miami got underway I had a chance to chat with the show’s director, Ambra Medda, about the Designer of the Year, and what we could expect from this year’s...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.05.09

  2. 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

  3. Dror Benshetrit
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    Dror Benshetrit

    One of the better satellite shows this year at Design Miami was just down the block from the Design Miami tent at the Cappelini showroom. Entitled “Limited Forever,” this show offered...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.04.09

  4. Architect Matthew Hufft
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    Architect Matthew Hufft

    Matthew Hufft is the principal and founder of Hufft Projects and the fabrication stuido MAKE, both young Kansas City, Missouri, firms that we've been keeping an eye on here at Dwell. After a phone...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.10

  5. 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

  6. Crocker Art Museum Expansion
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    Crocker Art Museum Expansion

    On October 10, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento—the art museum of my boyhood, I should note—will repoen both it's 1871-built gallery space, the old Crocker mansion, and a new...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.15.10

  7. Camper's Miguel Fluxa
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    Camper's Miguel Fluxa

    I've long been a fan of the Spanish shoemaker Camper (I have two pairs, I'll confess) and in recent years their strong sense of design has translated off the foot and into the retail...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.30.10

  8. 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

  9. Laurie Simmons on Tiny Furniture
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    Laurie Simmons on Tiny Furniture

    In Lena Dunham’s hit indie comedyTiny Furniture, she plays Aura, a recently minted college grad who has come home to her art star mother, overachieved high school-aged sister and the Tribeca...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.21.10

  10. Erik Thorstensson on Creatables
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    Erik Thorstensson on Creatables

    Earlier this month I posted a little round-up of products by the recycling mavens behind the Swedish design firm Creatables. I've had a subsequent email exchange with Erik Thorstensson, one of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.24.10

  11. Three Questions for Christiane Högner
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    Three Questions for Christiane Högner

    One of my favorite feature stories of all time is in the February 2011 issue of Dwell. It's about the Brussels–based furniture designer Christiane Högner who makes all manner of smart,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.13.11

  12. Sightlines and African Urbanism
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    Sightlines and African Urbanism

    Later this month the Museum for African Art will kick off a five-part lecture series at Columbia University titled Sightlines: New Perspectives on African Architecture and Urbanism. The free...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.18.11

  13. Kaufmann's Unbreakable Glasses
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    Kaufmann's Unbreakable Glasses

    I was recently down in Los Angeles to moderate a panel on the Swiss Design Awards at the A+D Museum. There I met a 2009 award winner for product design, Sandra Kaufmann, who heads the eyewear brand...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.08.11

  14. Design and History of Tahrir Square
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    Design and History of Tahrir Square

    Nezar AlSayyad is a Cairo-born professor of Architecture, Planning and Urban History and the chair of Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. He's also a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.21.11

  15. The New Modern House
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    The New Modern House

    Each year loads and loads of books with splashy photos of posh houses gets published. Rare is the tour through high-design homes that has any conceptual merit, let alone a fine pair of scribblers...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.04.11

  16. Carneros Inn's Green Water System
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    Carneros Inn's Green Water System

    A couple months back I stayed at the Plumpjack-owned Carneros Inn in Napa County. A more bucolic location you could not imagine, but beyond its tasty fare and sylvan setting, the Carneros has a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.10.11

  17. Marc Kristal on Immaterial World
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    Marc Kristal on Immaterial World

    One of my favorite writers in Dwell is our contributing editor Marc Kristal. His latest story for us—the centerpiece of the issue, if you ask me—is a mad dash around New York City...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.15.11

  18. Tips on Being Affordable and Green
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    Tips on Being Affordable and Green

    The 100K House in our April issue is a paragon of inexpensive, green design. And Courtney and Chad Ludeman—its residents and developers—have applied their smarts to making East...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    03.24.11

  19. Three Questions for Tom Moser
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    Three Questions for Tom Moser

    This morning I spoke with Tom Moser, the man who founded the Auburn, Maine, furniture and woodworking firm Thos. Moser, about the reissue of his 1977 book, How to Build Shaker Furniture. We...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.15.11

  20. The Toaster Project
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    The Toaster Project

    One of the most exciting books to come across my desk in the last while is designer Thomas Thwaites' incredible The Toaster Project: Or a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.24.11

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