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  1. 20/200 Vision
    Design 101

    20/200 Vision

    What if you could get a real work of art for as little as $20? And it’s not 
a coffeehouse portrait of Neil Young?

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.30.10

  2. Collection Reform
    Design 101

    Collection Reform

    Regional and world-class museums alike must daily contend with the same pedestrian woe: How can we show all this art? Limited by space, most museums manage to show only a tiny fraction of what they...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.30.10

  3. On Loan
    A Great Idea

    On Loan

    An interest-free government loan to buy contemporary art? Someone tell Fannie Mae.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.30.10

  4. State of the Art?
    --The Future of

    State of the Art?

    So you bought a little art and you kinda wonder what’s in your—and its—future. Read on.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.30.10

  5. An Introduction to Art Collecting
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Art Collecting

    For millennia, kings and clerics alike have understood that little inspires awe and confers power better than a battalion of marble statues, an epic tapestry, or an exquisitely rendered portrait....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.30.10

  6. Dwell Around the World
    Travel Reports

    Dwell Around the World

    As we began dispersing for the holidays—heading our separate ways to SoCal and all the way to the Carribean—we take a look back at the best of what we saw worldwide in 2010.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.28.10

  7. Set in the Future
    Profiles

    Set in the Future

    When Tron raced into theaters on neon treads in 1982, the futuristic backdrops were a vis-ual revelation for cinema geeks. Nearly three decades later, its set design and costumes—specifically...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.26.10

  8. Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Midcentury Designers
    Books

    Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Midcentury Designers

    In Handcrafted Modern, photographer Leslie Williamson captured precisely these quiet moments in the homes of designers whose work we know well, from Albert Frey to Wharton Esherick. Modern design...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.24.10

  9. Anders Färdig
    Interviews

    Anders Färdig

    “I was born into this,” says Design House Stockholm CEO Anders Färdig of his work in the design industry. “I had no chance!” His father and godfather helmed venerable...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.23.10

  10. Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Fiell Publishing

    FIELL publishes beautiful, unique, authoritatively written, high-quality illustrated books that embrace the most interesting, important and pertinent subjects within an enticing range of...

    12.22.10

  11. Hanging Terrarium with Tillandsia Planting Kit

    Hanging Terrarium with Tillandsia Planting Kit

    Poinsettias are too on-point for a holiday shindig. These ornamental air plants will last forever with a bit of misting.

    $28.00

  12. Diana Mini

    Diana Mini

    Document the evening’s progressively more festive events with a classic toy camera. Don’t forget a roll of film!

    $60.00

  13. Twist Salt Cellar

    Twist Salt Cellar

    Spice up the nibbles on hand with this take on the salt cellar, a traditional housewarming gift.  

    $65.00

  14. Alphabet Cookie Cutters

    Alphabet Cookie Cutters

    Available by the letter—–pick and choose a sweet message for the hostess with the mostest.  

    $1.00

  15. 8 Exhibits to See Over the Holidays
    Event Spotlight

    8 Exhibits to See Over the Holidays

    With a few days off and some time to travel, now is your chance to catch new shows as well as the tail ends of the exhibitions you've been meaning to make it to. We've rounded up 8 must-see...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.22.10

  16. Wendy Stevens Handbags

    Wendy Stevens Handbags

    I love the cold, industrial feel of these perforated stainless steel bags. Hand-crafted by Wendy Stevens, the leather gussets add a touch of warmth and style to this subtle, utilitarian take on the...

    $380.00

  17. Zaum Clutch

    Zaum Clutch

    Okay, so this is felt overkill. But...I don't care. I love this little clutch designed by Zaum. Very simple and very fun.

    $105.00

  18. Alexander Girard Purse

    Alexander Girard Purse

    Alexander Girard, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. This bag, designed using one of his extraordinary patterns, is a must have for any mid-century fanatic on your list.

    $45.00

  19. Clutch by AnotherJamieDavis

    Clutch by AnotherJamieDavis

    I love the use of upcycling in these sassy vintage bags created by Jamie Davis. The wood grain embroidery adds a decidedly modern edge to the timelessness of the clutch.

    $42.00

  20. Fuz Farm Shoulder Bag

    Fuz Farm Shoulder Bag

    I obviously have a thing for felt. Add zippers as a design element and I cannot resist. But wait...it gets better! The bag goes flat. What? Yup! Unzip this bag and it packs perfectly into any...

    $135.00

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