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  1. 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

  2. Excavating 21st Century Creation

    Excavating 21st Century Creation

    Post Fossil: Excavating 21st Century Creation The exhibition will present the work of more than 60 contemporary designers from around the world, illustrating how the design of the future can be ins...

    01.04.11

  3. As You Light It

    As You Light It

    As You Light It is an exploration of lighting innovation through the lens of leading luminaries from theatre, urban planning, and residential design.

    01.04.11

  4. Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light
    Event Spotlight

    Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light

    What exactly does it mean to fully immerse oneself in art? In the most literal of terms, L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art invites us to dive right in and create some strokes of our own ...

    written by: Stephanie Orma
    01.05.11

  5. Lost & Found, Part 1
    Travel Reports

    Lost & Found, Part 1

    I spent last week in Los Angeles, exploring neighborhoods, poking around design shops, and hoping to finally understand how the various corners of the sprawling metropolis fit together. In between...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.06.11

  6. Réveille Coffee Company Truck
    Food

    Réveille Coffee Company Truck

    I confess it, friends, despite growing up in a small hill town in Northern California, my four plus years of living in San Francisco have taken their toll. And now, like every other member of this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.07.11

  7. Friday Finds 1.7.2011
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 1.7.2011

    Welcome to the very first Friday Finds of the new year! Every Friday our intrepid staff contribute their favorite links from the week. See below to get a sense of where our browsers have been...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    01.07.11

  8. Dan Rubinstein on The Home Front
    Interviews

    Dan Rubinstein on The Home Front

    What's wrong with American furniture design? That's the topic burning an image on the mind of Surface editor-in-chief Dan Rubinstein. "We're one of the wealthiest nations in the world, we make...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.09.11

  9. A Marriage of Craft and Design
    Event Spotlight

    A Marriage of Craft and Design

    At the same time that Pierre Koenig and Joseph Eichler were bringing modernism to California's landscape, artists and designers Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman were filling their homes with thoughtfully...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.10.11

  10. Piero Lissoni: Recent Architecture
    Books

    Piero Lissoni: Recent Architecture

    Though the book Piero Lissoni: Recent Work came out from the German house Hatje Cantz last year, it just came across my desk yesterday. Though he's known perhaps firstly as an industrial designer,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.10.11

  11. An Architect's Guide to Silver Lake
    Travel Reports

    An Architect's Guide to Silver Lake

    One highlight of my recent visit to Los Angeles was a whirlwind tour of Silver Lake with the great architect Barbara Bestor, who has lived there since 1988. She drove me around, pointing out...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.11.11

  12. The New Ethos for Design: Sustainism

    The New Ethos for Design: Sustainism

    Design critic Alice Rawsthorn recently wrote: "Here’s the skinny. Modernism is dead, and design needs a new “ism” to define it. Whatever that “ism” turns out to...

    01.11.11

  13. Design Indaba Expo

    Design Indaba Expo

    The very best of contemporary South African design will be shown at the eighth annual Design Indaba Expo, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 25th to 27th,...

    01.11.11

  14. Inside HeadHoods' Workshop
    Travel Reports

    Inside HeadHoods' Workshop

    On a cold winter's day a few weeks back, I boarded a train to Brooklyn where I met Clinton Van Gemert and his girlfriend Martha. Clinton is the brains behind HeadHoods, a unique brand of hoodies...

    01.12.11

  15. Organic Laptop Bag by Zaum
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    Organic Laptop Bag by Zaum

    We've been on a laptop bag lookout and this week Zaum's Eco Portabile Media bag caught our eye. It's got all the fixing of a basic laptop carrier—padded computer section, pockets for plug-ins...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.12.11

  16. Winners of "Healthy Homes" for Haiti
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    Winners of "Healthy Homes" for Haiti

    In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, ARCHIVE, a non-profit whose efforts center on the use of housing as a strategy for preventing illness and providing care among...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.12.11

  17. Final Days of Valse Automatique

    Final Days of Valse Automatique

    Violinist and composer Michalj Kekenj and designer Hermann August Weizenegger met at MADE to create an art piece from music, design, crafts and digital culture which exemplifies a visionary...

    01.13.11

  18. Blueline at Hourglass Winery
    Travel Reports

    Blueline at Hourglass Winery

    Back in 2009 former Dwell senior editor Sarah Rich made a short report on a visit to Napa Valley's Hourglass Winery's Blueline property. I had a chance to visit this past weekend and wanted to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.13.11

  19. Josef Albers On Paper

    Josef Albers On Paper

    Josef Albers (1888-1976) is the second artist in the series of small exhibitions with the heading Louisiana – on paper, focusing on prints and drawings. ...

    01.13.11

  20. Picasso: Peace and Freedom

    Picasso: Peace and Freedom

    Mediterranean man, Spaniard in exile – throughout his life Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) maintained his incredible artistic energy and his faith in human freedom in defiance of a world where...

    01.13.11

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