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  1. Boston in Your Hands
    Travel Reports

    Boston in Your Hands

    The latest Play Date at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art was held last weekend, to much applause and hands-on revelry in the spirit of planning. Titled 'Design a City: Boston In Your Hands'...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.09.10

  2. Park Life, San Francisco
    Travel Reports

    Park Life, San Francisco

    I was in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood a few days ago, and stopped by one of my favorite shops: Park Life, a cool and highly unconventional gallery and shop. It opened in 2006, the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  3. Playhaus Design Competition is Coming Soon!
    A Great Idea

    Playhaus Design Competition is Coming Soon!

    We're getting our hands dirty and joining James Hardie in the sandbox for our upcoming design competition, Playhaus. Your mission—should you choose to accept the challenge—is to wow us...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    07.01.11

  4. A Visit to HAY Copenhagen
    Travel Reports

    A Visit to HAY Copenhagen

    I just returned to the office from a trip to Copenhagen spent reporting a handful of stories for the magazine and scouting future projects. A highlight of the trip was my visit to HAY, a fantastic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.15.11

  5. Product Spotlight: Streamliner Classic by Playsam
    Product Reviews

    Product Spotlight: Streamliner Classic by Playsam

    Help develop and tune your child's fine motor skills with the sleek Streamliner Classic by Scandinavian design company, Playsam. Designed by Ulf Hanses, this non-toxic lacquer painted wooden toy...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.04.13

  6. Bird Calls from Sweet Bella
    Product

    Bird Calls from Sweet Bella

    The design world, like Tippi Hedren, pecked on all sides, has fallen prey to the birds. For the past few years the crafty set has flocked in droves to our winged, feathered friends. Nary a letter...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.28.09

  7. Yellow Owl Cityscape Stamps
    Product

    Yellow Owl Cityscape Stamps

    I wandered into the Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco this weekend and was pleased to discover this rather winsome little set of stamps from Yellow Owl Workshop. I'm not usually a fan of this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.21.09

  8. Tidy Books Box
    Product

    Tidy Books Box

    Conceptualized by a Parisian violin maker and handmade of limewood with a water-based finish, the Tidy Books Box allows kids to select books from their covers rather than their spines.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.01.11

  9. Modern, Green Alternative to the Classic LEGO®
    Product Reviews

    Modern, Green Alternative to the Classic LEGO®

    Inspired by LEGO®, and committed to using renewable resources, Japanese company Mokurokku has introduced a modern, green alternative to the nostalgic, plastic toy.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.27.13

  10. MoMA's 'Toy Story'
    Event Spotlight

    MoMA's 'Toy Story'

    MoMA’s Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 may be the world’s most engrossing toy box. Sadly, you can’t play with the 500+ items on exhibit July 29 through November...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    07.25.12

  11. 10 Modern Low-Tech Toys
    Product Reviews

    10 Modern Low-Tech Toys

    Providing fresh, colorful alternatives to the plugged-in entertainment devices of today, these designs—including a couple of highlights from the Dwell Store—modernize classic pastimes and celebrate...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.04.14

  12. Girl Talk
    Essay

    Girl Talk

    The world’s most popular doll, dressed in architect’s garb: friend or foe to a profession already suffering from a pronounced gender gap?

    written by: Alexandra Lange
    06.27.12

  13. Free City Shop, Los Angeles
    Shops

    Free City Shop, Los Angeles

    Nina Garduno recently opened her shop Free City—a mix between an actual store and a design commune–on Highland Avenue in Hollywood. She started the company in 2002, inspired by her ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.01.10

  14. Playshapes by millergoodman
    Product

    Playshapes by millergoodman

    Last week, Assistant Editor Jordan Kushins brought you millergoodman's Shapemaker wooden block set.

    written by: Charlotte West
    10.09.09

  15. A Look at Lego Bombing
    Post

    A Look at Lego Bombing

    You've heard of yarn bombing (as evidence of its mainstream status, yarn bombing has even shown up in a Roche Bobois ad), but have you seen Lego bombing?

    written by: Sara Ost
    01.29.13

  16. The Toddlers of Dwell Review 5 Modern Playhouses
    Product Reviews

    The Toddlers of Dwell Review 5 Modern Playhouses

    All it takes to play is a healthy imagination, 
but a modern playhouse adds to the fun.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    07.15.11

  17. Phoyo Playhouse
    Product

    Phoyo Playhouse

    When New Zealand architect Robin Hannah’s daughter was very young in the 1970s, he devised the slot-assembly PlayHouse of Your Own (phoyo) out of sustainable pine for her and her two brothers...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.20.10

  18. Last Minute Ideas for Kids

    Last Minute Ideas for Kids

    We are a family that loves Nerf guns, whoopee cushions and arcade prizes as much as the next one, but they always end up in the trash too soon due to their lack of longevity. After going through...

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.19.09

  19. 7 London Products We Love

    7 London Products We Love

    The London Design Festival kicked off Saturday, and we, like the rest of the design world, is waiting with bated breath to see who shows up and what comes out of this year's events. Our own Dwell...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.20.11

  20. Maggie's Organics

    At Maggie's Organics / Clean Clothes our mission is to produce and provide comfortable, durable, affordable and beautiful articles of apparel and accessories...

    12.19.09

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