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The Best of Dutch Design?

NAi Publishing, in collaboration with the Dutch Design Awards, recently released the 2010 Dutch Design Yearbook, a 216-page atlas of the best, newest, and most innovative work by designers in the Netherlands from the past year, spanning the fields of architectural and interior design, product design, fashion, and graphic design.
November 11, 2010
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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 environment. I had a chance to chat with Miguel Fluxa, one of the head's of the brand that his father Lorenzo founded in 1975. I asked him about the various Camper shops that have sprung up around the world, how they sort out who designs what, and precisely why so damned many industrial designers have been engaged to make shoes for them. Read on.
October 30, 2010
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Esquivel Shoes

George Esquivel learned how to make shoes 16 years ago in a Southern California garage. Today the designer runs his eponymous shoe brand from Los Angeles, where his team crafts gorgeous shoes with just enough personality.  
October 6, 2010
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Friday Finds 9.17.2010

Happy Friday, all. We close the week with our favorite Interwebbian finds, featuring everything from big old trampolines to jaunty paper hats.
September 17, 2010
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Friday Finds 7.2.2010

This week our internet proclivities include bookshelf porn, Star Wars dandies, museum blogs and rebooted illustrations for film posters past. Oh, and sweet bathroom fixtures designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. We like those too.
July 2, 2010
Hidden series bags by Timbuk2

Timbuk2 Hidden Series

The problem with reusable bags is actually reusing them. At my apartment, there is reusable bag upon reusable bag (mostly the kind you can buy at the grocery store that resemble a paper bag) but for the majority of the time, they sit there unused. About a year ago, however, I received a Hidden Tote by Timbuk2 and finally found a fabric bag I would reliably carry aorund and toss my groceries in.
June 29, 2010
Michael Maher and Mike Armenta of Taylor Stitch model the Architect's Shirt and Bow Tie at the entrance to Dwell on Design.

Live from the Show Floor: Taylor Stitch

What began as a chat over a beer about how great mid-century architects looked in their sharp shirts and bow ties has finally come to fruition: the Architect’s Shirt and Bow Tie has arrived at Dwell on Design.
June 25, 2010
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Darr / Hollander & Lexer

Brian Cousins and Hicham Benmira are the proprietors of Darr, a found-objects and furniture shop, and Hollander & Lexer, a clothing boutique, in Brooklyn. The two businesses are situated side-by-side within a circa 1903 building in Williamsburg, and on a recent Saturday I stumbled in and felt as if I'd entered another world. The pair answered some of my questions too.  
June 16, 2010
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Friday Finds 5.7.2010

As the week winds down, we greet the weekend with our favorite clicks of the past few days. Among our favorite Internet finds: vertical garden inspiration, a tip-of-the-hat to Bike to Work Day, and stylish stylish socks.
May 7, 2010
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