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  1. Video Exclusive: Mobility & Design

    Video Exclusive: Mobility & Design

    There’s an evolution toward purpose-driven design, combining thoughtful vision with today’s real needs.  How will we be powering the cars of tomorrow?  Here’s a glance at Alvin Huang...

    03.11.14

  2. Inspired Design

    Inspired Design

    The memory of designer Tobias Wong lived on at "Brokenoff Brokenoff," an exhibition hosted at Manhattan’s Gallery R’Pure. The show was composed of pieces interpreted by his...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.06.11

  3. On and On

    On and On

    In this age of iCal, a perpetual desktop or wall calendar makes timekeeping an appealingly tactile pleasure. Just don’t forget to make the manual adjustments!

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.02.11

  4. Jupiter Scrap Lights

    Jupiter Scrap Lights

    The duo behind Graypants studio are often found scouring Seattle’s streets for unblemished cardboard boxes—–the material that provides the structure for their signature fixtures....

    $129.00

  5. Mod-Inspired Home Furnishings
    Design 101

    Mod-Inspired Home Furnishings

    The 1960s mod subculture which revolved around mopeds, modern jazz and dandy fashion has grown to influence the design world in countless ways. Here are only a few home furnishings out of the many...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.01.13

  6. Shower Caddy Octopus

    Shower Caddy Octopus

    No need to dive 20,000 leagues into the briny deep to find this clever little cephalopod-inspired caddy. Yes, it plays into our love of the oceanic and the nautical, but the fact that the red,...

    $35.00

  7. Nort Table

    Nort Table

    Nort is a table by young designers Jose Gomez, Hector Munoz, and Jose Ramon Tarazona, who work under the banner Estudio Estres. Their flat-pack, sustainably harvested ash and chestnut plywood kit...

  8. Bow Bin

    Bow Bin

    We're all for upcycling, especially when a product's new incarnation gives it a dynamic aesthetic that just didn't exist before. By combining reclaimed plastic bins and expertly wrapped rattan,...

    $36.00

  9. Forking Light

    Forking Light

    Adding a spun aluminum shade to and bulb to this pitchfork prototype we saw at the TENT London show takes it from fully functional in the farmyard to a perfect fit for the foyer.

    $194.00

  10. In the Doghouse
    In The Modern World

    In the Doghouse

    A new project by Muji mastermind Kenya Hara celebrates the relationship between humans and dogs, one downloadable blueprint at a time.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.16.12

  11. Witness Half a Decade of Urban Change in Google Street View
    Superstructure

    Witness Half a Decade of Urban Change in Google Street View

    Last week, Google Maps released a new feature to Street View, making it possible to cycle through archived versions of the 360 panoramas. In addition to hours of amusement, this new form of virtual...

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    05.02.14

  12. Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto
    Profiles

    Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto

    Make way, Arne and Eero. Forward-looking furniture company Muuto turns the spotlight on 21st-century Scandinavian design.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.27.12

  13. Hideaway Cachet
    A Great Idea

    Hideaway Cachet

    A quirky mountain refuge by French designer Charlotte Perriand is an ingenious take on small-space living.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.01.12

  14. Delta Series

    Delta Series

    $1840.00

  15. War Craft Coffee Table

    War Craft Coffee Table

    When painted large on the exterior of a warship, the black-and-white stripes on this low table “dazzle” and confuse the eye of the enemy. Uhuru used teak from the deck of an authentic...

  16. AC 01 Alarm Clock

    AC 01 Alarm Clock

    Jasper Morrison hits another home run with this alarm clock available in red, black or white. Though we're known to hit the snooze button over and over again, we wouldn't mind being roused by this...

    $125.00

  17. Spring Stool

    Spring Stool

    Give the wooden seat of the Spring stool from Osher's debut collection a twist as you would the head of a screw, and its height adjusts accordingly.

  18. Pipework Series Coat Rack

    Pipework Series Coat Rack

    The "recontextualization of familiar things" drives Nick Fraser's design. We came across the powder-coated copper pipes and brass fittings of Fraser's handsome hook at the 100% Design...

    $196.00

  19. Perpetual Calendar

    Perpetual Calendar

    Magnets rule! One sphere miraculously “floats” toward the month while the other slides along the horizontal rail to indicate the date.

    $40.00

  20. Cubes Perpetual Calendar

    Cubes Perpetual Calendar

    A plastic rendition of classic wooden blocks, Cubes makes a splashy desktop addition. Its petite size keeps its bright colors from overtaking your workspace.

    $15.00

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