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  1. Gifts For a Cause

    Gifts For a Cause

    As part of the marketing department, I'm constantly multitasking and discovering ways to be more purposeful about the things I do, in order to increase efficiency. It occurred to me that this...

    written by: Grace Yi
    12.08.10

  2. 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

  3. Nani Marquina
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    Nani Marquina

    We were already big fans of Barcelona–based designer Nani Marquina, but now that we hear she helped reopen a shuttered school for 366 kids in Bhadohi, India, we're approaching swoon territory.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.21.11

  4. Fantastical Photographic Maps
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    Fantastical Photographic Maps

    If photography is an act of capturing reality, then artist Sohei Nishino has gone leaps and bounds further than most with his “diorama maps.” Influenced by the 18th century Japanese...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.29.11

  5. Heartbeat Japan

    Heartbeat Japan

    Join artist Sasaki in this fundraising event to benefit Architecture for Humanity, Japan, co-sponsored by Dwell. Admission is a $5-$10 donation, a large canvas by the artist will be auctioned to...

    03.31.11

  6. Design Open Mic
    Dwell on Design

    Design Open Mic

    Dwell on Design is proud to host Architecture for Humanity's Design Open Mic on the Design Innovation Stage this year. A Pecha Kucha-style hour of rapid-fire design presentations, Design Open Mic...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.18.11

  7. Tim Hetherington at Aperture

    Tim Hetherington at Aperture

    In remembrance of Tim Hetherington, photographer, reporter, and filmmaker, Aperture is presenting his Sleeping Soldiers video installation and his Diary video, from Wednesday, May 25 through...

    05.25.11

  8. Friday Finds 5.27.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 5.27.11

    This week we've been busily (and excitedly!) prepping for Dwell on Design, which is just under one month away. Among the many events slated are our ever-popular tours of modern homes in Los Angeles...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.27.11

  9. 2011 Gala Celebrating John Lautner's 100th Birhtday

    2011 Gala Celebrating John Lautner's 100th Birhtday

    Please join Dwell and the John Lautner Foundation for an exclusive evening at the iconic and newly restored Harpel Residence, benefiting the Foundation's Preserve Fund. The event will kick off...

    07.15.11

  10. Forecasting the Future City
    A Great Idea

    Forecasting the Future City

    The annual TED Prize, an extension of the multimedia brand hyping rational thought and good works, pledges $100,000 each year to a person with one wish to change the world. Formally called...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.07.11

  11. Citizen Architect

    Citizen Architect

    Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio is a documentary film on the late architect Samuel Mockbee and the educational design/build program known as the Rural Studio...

    12.29.11

  12. Meet Upstart Humanitarian Architecture Duo TYIN Tegnestue
    House Tours

    Meet Upstart Humanitarian Architecture Duo TYIN Tegnestue

    Two young Norwegians take a hands-on approach to do-good design with projects in remote Thailand, Bangkok, Sumatra, and beyond.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Pasi Aalto
    04.13.12

  13. Local Fundraising
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    Local Fundraising

    Creative projects get a leg up and their word out at gatherings that serve donations with a side of social capital. Move over, Kickstarter. Across the country, philanthropy is getting personalized.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Vanessa Miller
    05.23.12

  14. Women of Influence
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    Women of Influence

    We identify a cross-section of designers hard at work in every corner of society, from a Taiwanese graphic designer working in the New York headquarters of Pentagram, to the first female...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.17.12

  15. Call for Entries: 2013 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

    Call for Entries: 2013 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

    The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer...

    10.01.12

  16. Join Dwell for Philanthropy by Design's 25th Anniversary Event
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    Join Dwell for Philanthropy by Design's 25th Anniversary Event

    Dwell is pleased to announce our media sponsorship of Philanthropy by Design's 25th Anniversary event, "Turning Silver into Green," happening February 13th, 2013 at SOMArts in San Francisco.

    01.23.13

  17. Dwell on Design Artist-in-Residence: Tanya Aguiñiga
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design Artist-in-Residence: Tanya Aguiñiga

    Furniture designer, craftsperson, and community activist Tanya Aguiñiga will be the artist-in-residence at Dwell on Design, bringing to the exhibition an artful, interactive process of providing...

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.26.13

  18. Architecture for Humanity at Dwell On Design 2013
    Dwell on Design

    Architecture for Humanity at Dwell On Design 2013

    We are proud to announce that Architecture for Humanity will be onstage at Dwell on Design 2013 to discuss their ongoing commitment to community building.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.28.13

  19. Reclaim NYC

    Reclaim NYC

    Reclaim NYC invites you to its second exhibit and charity sale, Reclaim x2: design that's more than the sum of its parts, during New York Design Week 2013. As the city works to recover from...

    04.12.13

  20. Product Spotlight: Carpet of Life
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    Product Spotlight: Carpet of Life

    Using authentic crafting techniques handed down through generations, women from rural villages in the oasis of M’hamid El Ghizlane in the Sahara Desert transform cast-off textiles and donated...

    written by: Abigail Doan
    04.16.13

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