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  1. San Francisco's New Aesop Shop
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    San Francisco's New Aesop Shop

    We recently got the chance to pop into the new Aesop shop in San Francisco, a charming little boutique that opened December 20th. Located on the shopper's paradise of Fillmore Street in Pacific...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.31.12

  2. Talking Products: 5 Interviews with Design Luminaries
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    Talking Products: 5 Interviews with Design Luminaries

    From flatware to furniture, the products we interact with every day have an impact on our lives. We think about them every day as we scour the globe for the objects and ideas that move the design...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.13.13

  3. In Memoriam: Ada Louise Huxtable
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    In Memoriam: Ada Louise Huxtable

    We were very saddened to learn that the great architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable passed away Monday, January 7th, 2012. She was 91 years old. Born March 14th, 1921 in New York City, Huxtable...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.07.13

  4. American Made Design: Dust
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    American Made Design: Dust

    A trio of design studios forms a distinctly American picture of modern design: Despite their regional differences, all three produce forward-thinking products and furniture made using time-tested...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Nathaniel Wood
    06.27.13

  5. Hélène Binet's Composing Space
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    Hélène Binet's Composing Space

    If photography is painting with light, few make better canvases of buildings than Hélène Binet. The photographer has been documenting the world's most important structures for 25 years, and in late...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Hélène Binet
    02.07.13

  6. European Vacation
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    European Vacation

    We've been all over the world in our search for the best architecture and design, and we've reported on scores of fantastic cities along the way. From uncovering the surprising modern design in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.14.13

  7. Lebbeus Woods: Architect at SFMoMA
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    Lebbeus Woods: Architect at SFMoMA

    Architect and artist Lebbeus Woods died late last year, leaving behind him a legacy of very few buildings, but a new vision of what architecture can and should be. His illustrations and sculptures,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.21.13

  8. What Do You See? With Kate Stohr of Architecture for Humanity
    Dwell on Design

    What Do You See? With Kate Stohr of Architecture for Humanity

    We've adored Architecture for Humanity's boots-on-the-ground brand of community building and do-gooder design since its inception. We had CEO Cameron Sinclair as our keynote speaker last year and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.20.13

  9. The Architecture of Unhappiness
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    The Architecture of Unhappiness

    I saw the wonderful Cannes Grand Prix-winning gangster film Gomorrah directed by Matteo Garrone yesterday, and was struck at the level of decay and desecation presented. The film was set largely in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.04.09

  10. Three Starchitects for the Price of One at the Leeum
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    Three Starchitects for the Price of One at the Leeum

    The rather poorly named Leeum Samsung Museum of Art (an unfortunate collision of “Lee”, surname of the Samsung family who founded the place, and the last half of “museum”)...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.04.08

  11. Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 Recap
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    Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 Recap

    October 30th marked the closing of Seoul, South Korea’s nearly three-week-long Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 at the Jamsil Sports Complex, site of the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics. The first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.05.08

  12. A Proper Primer on Modernism
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    A Proper Primer on Modernism

    The historicization of modern architecture is quick to lionize Mies, Gropius, Wright and others, but too often treats them as though they existed in a vacuum, a far-sighted brotherhood whose sole...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.28.09

  13. Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part II
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    Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part II

    Last week I sat down over an Anchor Steam with Jurgen Mayer H. of the Berlin-based architecture firm J. Mayer H. at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's cafe. In the first part of my...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.12.09

  14. Updike on Modern Skyscrapers
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    Updike on Modern Skyscrapers

    John Updike, the expert critic and novelist, only occasionally took up architecture and design as the sole subject of his prodigious powers of description. Though in sketching the rural barns of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.14.09

  15. Founding Farmers
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    Founding Farmers

    While in Washington DC we popped into Founding Farmers, the District’s only LEED Gold certified restaurant and bar. A farm-to-table style establishment, Founding Farmers would be just one of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.26.09

  16. Christopher Puzio at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Christopher Puzio at Dwell on Design

    We editors have started to put together the panels and programming for Dwell on Design 09 in Los Angeles, and I'm very excited to report that San Diego-based artist, gallerist, educator, builder...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.27.09

  17. Eight Questions for Graham Pullin
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    Eight Questions for Graham Pullin

    Graham Pullin is an interaction designer who teaches at the University of Dundee in Scotland. His new book is Design Meets Disability, out next month from MIT Press. I had a chance to ask Pullin a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.30.09

  18. The Mosque
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    The Mosque

    The Mosque. Political, Architectural and Social Transformations, compiled and edited by Dutchmen Ergün Erkoçu (an architect) and Cihan Bugdaci (a real estate developer) and out this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.22.09

  19. Off to Switzerland
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    Off to Switzerland

    I'm headed off to Switzerland on Saturday to take part in the Presence Switzerland Design and Innovation tour. I've never been before, but the itinerary is chockablock with the tiny nation's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.23.09

  20. Tonight: Objectified in America
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    Tonight: Objectified in America

    I finally saw Gary Hustwit’s very fine film Objectified this week and could not be more excited to moderate the latest Dwell Conversation, Objectified in America: Design, Consumerism and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.24.09

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