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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. 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

  3. A Plea from New Orleans
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    A Plea from New Orleans

    I recently received an email from filmmaker Evan Mather, alerting me to his most recent—and urgent—project, which I thought I'd share with you. It's a short video about the Phillis...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.27.11

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Art Start
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    Art Start

    Curatorial manager Jennifer Strate O’Neal calls Creative Growth Art Center the “homestead” of a now-flourishing creative community in Oakland, California.

    photos by: Doug Adesko
    02.26.09

  7. Artist to Watch: Matt Paweski
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    Artist to Watch: Matt Paweski

    Los Angeles based artist-designer Matt Paweski creates riveting sculpture out materials used for furniture: birch plywood, steel, enamel, and copper rivets.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.29.14

  8. 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

  9. Bringing Beets to the Streets
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    Bringing Beets to the Streets

    The beats you hear booming through the Oakland streets might be emanating from the cars of future rap stars—or from the People's Grocery Mobile Market.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    07.27.09

  10. Brooklyn Renaissance
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    Brooklyn Renaissance

    Thanks to a group of young Brooklyn architects, an immigrant neighborhood untouched by gentrification gets low-income housing with high ideals.

    written by: Michael Cannell
    02.26.09

  11. Buffalo Basics at 153 Eaton Street
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    Buffalo Basics at 153 Eaton Street

    It may be hard to believe, but Buffalo, New York, was once a pinnacle of high-tech innovation, even dubbed the City of Light for being one of the first electrified towns in America. But today, with...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    06.17.09

  12. Camp Counsel
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    Camp Counsel

    Architecture professor Laura Terry and her students spent a summer designing and creating new facilities for young campers with physical and developmental disabilities.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.25.09

  13. Castles Made of Sand
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    Castles Made of Sand

    Iranian architect Nader Kahlili fashions affordable, easily assembled housing out of sandbags and concrete for a surprsingly striking result.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    04.30.09

  14. Deborah Leach and Thames21
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    Deborah Leach and Thames21

    If you’ve never heard of “fly-tipping,” then you’ve certainly seen its results. Fly-tipping is the British term for dumping garbage illegally, and it’s the civic...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.03.09

  15. Denise Korn
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    Denise Korn

    "In 2003, Denise Korn marched into the Boston public school system with one goal in mind: to demystify the process of design. She had already learned, as copresident of the Creative Economy...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.22.09

  16. Design for the Public
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    Design for the Public

    Public Architecture forges ahead into uncharted territory, and creates a model for fitting pro bono work into the daily practice of every firm.  

    written by: Ann Wilson
    photos by: Emily Nathan
    05.04.09

  17. Design Icon: C. Howard Crane
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    Design Icon: C. Howard Crane

    Without any architecture training, Crane built some of the most decadent theaters of the country.

    written by: Caia Hagel
    05.26.14

  18. Design Icon: Eva Zeisel
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    Design Icon: Eva Zeisel

    Hungarian designer Eva Zeisel is best known for her sculptural organic ceramic pieces.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.19.14

  19. Education by Design
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    Education by Design

    Magnet schools are nothing new to the arts and sciences, but Miami's DASH looks to give high schoolers a head start in design.

    written by: Robyn Dutra
    photos by: Daniel De Souza
    05.28.09

  20. Eight Questions for Brad Cloepfil
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    Eight Questions for Brad Cloepfil

    Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture of Portland, Oregon, has become the go-to man for museum design these days. He’s built an addition to the Seattle Art Museum, the Contemporary Art...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.09.09

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