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  1. "N" Is for Nice
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    "N" Is for Nice

    Sometimes all the numbers don't add up, but at least they can look cool. Studio 5 takes graphic design into the classroom and the kids are better than all right.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Douglas Adesko
    07.24.09

  2. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Charles and Ray Eames
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    10 Things You Didn’t Know About Charles and Ray Eames

    Clowns, churches, and an aquarium: Find out how far the boundless curiosity of Ray and Charles Eames stretched.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.23.14

  3. 5 Modern Design Icons You Should Know
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    5 Modern Design Icons You Should Know

    From the photographer who shaped how mid-century architecture was communicated to the furniture designer whose work is synonymous with the "space-age pop" aesthetic, we profile five icons you...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.02.13

  4. 5 Puerto Rican Designers to Know
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    5 Puerto Rican Designers to Know

    These up-and-coming designers draw inspiration from their Caribbean heritage to create bold, colorful, and thoughtful objects for the contemporary home. Visit Design in Puerto Rico for more...

    07.21.14

  5. 6 Makers We Love
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    6 Makers We Love

    In this world of big box companies, megastores, and supermarkets, we have lost a certain connection to where the things we buy and bring into our homes come from. This kind of growth and disconnect...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.07.13

  6. 8 Surprising Massimo Vignelli Designs
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    8 Surprising Massimo Vignelli Designs

    Industrial and graphic designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli are giants in their field. (You may know them for any number of instantly recognizable design objects, from the New York City transit...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.02.13

  7. A Chat with Joel Fitzpatrick
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    A Chat with Joel Fitzpatrick

    Fashion. Sculpture. Lighting. Architecture. Design. Shoes. Joel Fitzpatrick has done a lot. Dwell recently spoke with Fitzpatrick, a master of design—and design reinvention.

    written by: Sara Ost
    10.31.12

  8. A Look Inside Eleanor Pritchard's Textile Studio
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    A Look Inside Eleanor Pritchard's Textile Studio

    Eleanor Pritchard’s textiles nod to British modernism and local craft. Thanks to a new upholstery line, she’s poised to become an industry name.

    12.25.13

  9. A Mama's Touch
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    A Mama's Touch

    Nina Tolstrup, the Danish furniture and product designer, who works under the name Studiomama, has been carving herself an enviable reputation in the UK.

    written by: Grant Gibson
    photos by: Ben Anders
    02.26.09

  10. Aaron Probyn
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    Aaron Probyn

    Enterprising British designer Aaron Probyn crafts minimalist kitchenware for mega-retailers like West Elm and Habitat. “It’s important for me to pair up with the right manufacturers, as the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.03.14

  11. Activist Designers: Design 99
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    Activist Designers: Design 99

    Gina Reichert, an architectural designer, and her husband, artist Mitch Cope, are the duo behind Design 99, an organization in Detroit that creates everything from bathroom tile designs to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Jason Keen
    12.21.10

  12. American Made Design: Dust
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    American Made Design: Dust

    A trio of design studios forms a distinctly American picture of modern design: Despite their regional differences, all three produce forward-thinking products and furniture made using time-tested...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Nathaniel Wood
    06.27.13

  13. Anna Karlin: Designing in 360 Degrees
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    Anna Karlin: Designing in 360 Degrees

    After establishing herself as a graphic designer, art director, and interior and set designer, London-born Anna Karlin found that her progression to product designer was a natural transition. After...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    10.30.12

  14. Aoi Yoshizawa
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    Aoi Yoshizawa

    “I have been interested in textiles ever since my mother and grandmother taught me to sew and knit when I was small,” says breakout textile designer Aoi Yoshizawa. Born and raised in Japan,...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    04.03.14

  15. Benjamin Graindorge
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    Benjamin Graindorge

    Parisian designer Benjamin Graindorge is self-deprecating but completely content in his chosen métier, professing that “learning is freedom.” His enlightened state derives from time spent in...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.03.14

  16. Better x Design: Emeka Okafor
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    Better x Design: Emeka Okafor

    "Makers with Ph.Ds stood next to makers from the side of the road - it is not about who you are or where you come from, but what you have done." At A Better World By Design, a three-day...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.06.09

  17. Casey Lurie
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    Casey Lurie

    A Southern California native, Casey Lurie honed his aesthetic in art programs at Cal Arts and Northwestern University, but it wasn’t until he met Teruo Kurosaki, founder of the influential Japanese...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.03.14

  18. Cutting Edge
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    Cutting Edge

    Asked to design a space for an art collector whose body and walls were already covered in decoration, architect Thom Faulders capped off the project by creating a piece of art out of an often...

    written by: John King
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.26.09

  19. Daniele Bortotto
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    Daniele Bortotto

    Nomadic Italian designer Daniele Bortotto gleans inspiration from the places he visits: “I’m always on a train,” he says. Bortotto has tapped into generations of craftsmanship found in Venice and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.03.14

  20. Design Build: Made
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    Design Build: Made

    Brian Papa, Oliver Freundlich, and Ben Bischoff met their first year at the Yale School of Architecture, when they found themselves the most enthusiastic members of a student-led design-build...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.21.10

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