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  1. Graypants

    Graypants

    Seattle-based graypants was founded by designers Jon and Seth who are on a quest to make a difference through design. The two strive to come up with designs and ideas that have an impact, whether...

    08.16.11

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Great Indoors
    Houses We Love

    Great Indoors

    It’s not easy to transform a 15-foot-wide building site—wedged between houses in every direction—into a home that feels more spacious than its location allows. Mamm-design&rsquo...

    08.29.11

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Made in L.A.
    In The Modern World

    Made in L.A.

    With its diverse architectural landscape and community that thrives on robust design discourse, Los Angeles is an ideal home for the annual Dwell on Design show. In June, the city will, once again,...

    04.16.13

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. A Simple Geometric Bayfront Home in Chile
    Houses We Love

    A Simple Geometric Bayfront Home in Chile

    Mathias Klotz’s first project, a deceptively simple bayfront house in Chile was commissioned by his mom on a shoestring budget.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Roland Halbe
    10.16.13

  11. Insulated Weekend Cabin in South Africa
    Houses We Love

    Insulated Weekend Cabin in South Africa

    Eight years after construction began, this lakeside weekend home 80 miles outside Johannesburg, South Africa, received the long-awaited finishing touch that makes it an eye-catching thermal wonder.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.31.12

  12. A Stylish Budget Hostel in Mexico City
    Hotels

    A Stylish Budget Hostel in Mexico City

    Grupo Habita is known for its high-design Mexican hotels, but the firm's new hostel Downtown Beds, near Mexico City's main plaza, offers a radical sense of style for the budget traveler.

    photos by: Undine Pröhl
    01.09.13

  13. Adam Xander

    Adam Xander

    Adam Xander's furniture designs are influenced strongly by his Mechanical Engineering background. Adam's designs possess a striking industrial aesthetic, softened by the use of warm hardwoods or...

    11.23.11

  14. Tamasine Osher

    Tamasine Osher

    Inspired by combining unexpected elements, Tamasine Osher believes that the structure and construction of an artifact may be displayed and expressed, rather than concealed....

    11.23.11

  15. Nick Fraser

    Nick Fraser creates furniture, lighting and interior products that bring playfulness and a touch of humour to the home. His distinctive designs celebrate everyday objects by transforming their...

    11.26.11

  16. Federico Otero

    Federico Otero

    Federico Otero is an industrial designer and interactive designer from Latin America. Born in Lima, Peru, Otero started his career as a designer in his natal city at the PUCP. He then moved to the ...

    01.09.12

  17. Delta Series

    Delta Series

    $1840.00

  18. 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...

  19. 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

  20. 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.

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