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  1. 3D Typography
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    3D Typography

    Does the alphabet take on more meaning when it’s freed from the confines of cast-in-lead movable type, pen and paper, and the frame of a computer screen? Capturing words and letters in media...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.19.10

  2. A Knight's Retail
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    A Knight's Retail

    "I can never understand why people employ decorators," posits Sir Terence Conran, a man whose surname is synonymous with design. "One of the great joys in life is collecting things...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Paul Wetherell
    06.14.10

  3. Amsterdam Retail Therapy
    Travel Reports

    Amsterdam Retail Therapy

    On a drizzly afternoon in Holland's capital city, I took to the streets, armed with a map, a copy of a great little guide book, Amsterdam Made by Hand, and absolutely no problem getting lost along...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    06.27.11

  4. 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

  5. Bookshelf Basics
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    Bookshelf Basics

    Classic or contemporary, these titles are guaranteed to appeal to burgeoning bookworms of the modernist sort.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.29.11

  6. Crafting a Meaningful Home
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    Crafting a Meaningful Home

    Anonymous mass production is losing its mass-market appeal, and there’s a growing movement toward owning things that have origins beyond an assembly line. Handmade crafts have an inherent...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    03.24.11

  7. David Carlson
    Interviews

    David Carlson

    “I’m not particularly interested in ‘design,’” says David Carlson, a man who has spent much of his career focused on the subject. “I see it as more of a cultural...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.07.10

  8. Definitive Collections
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    Definitive Collections

    We all know not to judge a book by its cover, or people by the company they keep. Unpacking My Library: Architects and Their Books offers a guided tour across the shelves of ten famous architects,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.18.10

  9. Design Activism: Public Domain
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    Design Activism: Public Domain

    Though it’s quite popular to proclaim that design can change the world, even the best-laid plans aren’t enough to make a difference on their own. We spoke with three leading design...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.10.09

  10. Design Shop Visit: ReForm School in Silver Lake
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    Design Shop Visit: ReForm School in Silver Lake

    Business as usual for ReForm School founders Billie Lopez and Tootie Maldonado means far more than simply managing their popular Silver Lake, California, shop. Whether exploring thrift stores for...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Brigitte Sire
    03.12.10

  11. Dwell Outdoor, 2010
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell Outdoor, 2010

    It’s quite a feat to transform the interior of a convention hall—vast and fluorescently lit—into a feel-good lounge-y space that truly brings the outside in. The Dwell on Design...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Williams
    07.02.10

  12. Exploring the Plastiki
    Travel Reports

    Exploring the Plastiki

    Plastic waste is a huge problem. Single-use containers and products are clogging up our ecosystems, and the statistics are staggering: of the nearly 230 million tons of plastic the world uses...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.17.09

  13. Fields of Old
    Finishing Touch

    Fields of Old

    Tatsuro Kiuchi finds beauty in the banal, even in a fleeting look at his homeland through the window of a bullet train.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.30.11

  14. First Works
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    First Works

    Chronicling the eponymous exhibition from earlier this year at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, First Works: Emerging Architectural Experimentation of the 1960s and...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    04.12.10

  15. Frankfurt's Blanket Store
    Travel Reports

    Frankfurt's Blanket Store

    Nestled in behind a small glass storefront in central Frankfurt is a one-of-a-kind throw utopia. Blanket Store is a niche boutique dedicated to—yes, you guessed it—blankets, and owner...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.18.10

  16. From Milan: Everyday Life Shop
    Travel Reports

    From Milan: Everyday Life Shop

    Despite the fact that the small corner storefront was a bit off the beaten path for foot traffic, not listed in the Interni guidebook, and actually a few doors down and around the cobbled bend from...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    04.24.09

  17. Green and Efficient: Boost Boxes
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    Green and Efficient: Boost Boxes

    These days, it seems like everyone is busy saving the world. Using recycled, sustainably sourced materials is de rigeur for designers and manufacturers as consumers are becoming savvier about the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.17.11

  18. Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Midcentury Designers
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    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

  19. Jack White on Design
    Interviews

    Jack White on Design

    We got the low down on Jack White’s Rolling Record Store in our October issue, but the man had much more to say. Here, he talks about unfinished furniture designs, high school with Harry...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jo McCaughey
    09.28.11

  20. My Favorite Thing: Aaron's Senegalese Statue
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    My Favorite Thing: Aaron's Senegalese Statue

    In this installment of My Favorite Thing, editor Aaron Britt shares a gift given to him by some students, and contemplates its power to influence his future. 

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.20.09

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