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  1. 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

  2. Danny Seo's "Upcycling"
    Books

    Danny Seo's "Upcycling"

    In a new book out this August, upcycling ace Danny Seo guides readers through the craft of taking trash and everyday objects and transforming them into "better, brighter, and cooler things....

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.02.11

  3. Student Project: Open Pollen
    Post

    Student Project: Open Pollen

    High school students at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall school in Massachusetts got an early lesson in architecture and design when they built a site-specific sculpture on the grounds of their school last...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein
    04.07.09

  4. South Africa: Design Indaba 2010

    South Africa: Design Indaba 2010

    The annual Design Indaba Expo, held last weekend in Cape Town, South Africa, focuses solely on domestic talents. Some of these designs are available in American outlets like Anthropologie,...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.01.10

  5. Better x Design: Emeka Okafor
    Profiles

    Better x Design: Emeka Okafor

    "Makers with Ph.Ds stood next to makers from the side of the road - it is not about who you are or where you come from, but what you have done." At A Better World By Design, a three-day...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.06.09

  6. Glass Jar Terrariums
    Event Spotlight

    Glass Jar Terrariums

    Terrariums have once again taken off--just like Indie Mart founder Kelly Malone's San Francisco craft space Workshop. Malone opened Workshop in September 2009 and has since been selling out classes...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.02.10

  7. Peter Fehrentz DIY Projects
    Books

    Peter Fehrentz DIY Projects

    German stylist and designer Peter Fehrentz presentes Made by Yourself, a step-by-step book comprising 48 do-it-yourself projects.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.11.13

  8. Q & A with Confetti System
    Interviews

    Q & A with Confetti System

    Confetti System is two friends—Julie Ho and Nicholas Andersen—who make their living creating festive and kaleidoscopic "party systems" out of tissue paper, sparkly mylar, and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.01.10

  9. MAIK's Experimental Danish Design
    A Great Idea

    MAIK's Experimental Danish Design

    Pronounced "make," MAIK is an experimental Danish design brand founded in 2009 by Andreas Sachse and Rune Rex. I spotted it when I was in Copenhagen last fall and although it was closed, I was able...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.02.12

  10. 72 Hour Urban Action
    Travel Reports

    72 Hour Urban Action

    The other week I attended a gathering at REBAR in San Francisco, in honor of Israeli architects Kerem Halbrecht and Gilly Karjevsky's cool project, 72 Hour Urban Action. Held last September and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.03.11

  11. Friday Finds 7.01.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.01.11

    We're back from our Friday Finds hiatus with seven great things for you to check out. Have a listen to some synth-heavy beats by German oceanographer Jürgen Müller, a look at a Dwell...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.01.11

  12. A Collection A Day
    Books

    A Collection A Day

    From delightfully mismatched buttons to colorful spools of thread to vintage typewriter ribbon, a variety of small, unexpected collections can be found in charming little tins. Thanks to artist...

    written by: Stephanie Orma
    03.28.11

  13. Craft Culture Face-Off
    Travel Reports

    Craft Culture Face-Off

    On the surface, craft culture may seem as soft and fuzzy as a skein of hand-dyed yarn, but as I learned at the American Craft Council's annual meeting and conference last week, there are as many...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.21.09

  14. Beverly Semmes and Glenn Adamson

    Beverly Semmes and Glenn Adamson

    Listen to a conversation between Glenn Adamson, consulting curator to Dirt on Delight, and exhibition artist Beverly Semmes. Adamson’s book Thinking Through Craft (Berg Publishers, 2007)...

    04.29.09

  15. Contemporary Japanese Fashion: The Mary Baskett Collection

    Contemporary Japanese Fashion: The Mary Baskett Collection

    This exhibition will include approximately 40 garments from the collection of Mary Baskett, an art dealer and former curator of prints at the Cincinnati Art Museum who has been collecting and...

    08.03.09

  16. How to Make a Succulent Quilt

    How to Make a Succulent Quilt

    Denise King will be coordinating the construction of a “succulent quilt”, which will be made from donated plants and put on permanent display in the neighborhood. The succulent quilt is...

    08.07.09

  17. Friday Finds 10.16.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.16.09

    As the week draws to a close, we hope you'll enjoy this smattering of links from the Dwell staff.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    10.16.09

  18. Friday Finds 10.23.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.23.09

    Costume ideas, bicycle voyeurism, limited-edition artwork on view this weekend in Los Angeles...please don't say the Dwell staff never gave you anything. Check out the links below to see where we...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    10.23.09

  19. Friday Finds 9.17.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 9.17.2010

    Happy Friday, all. We close the week with our favorite Interwebbian finds, featuring everything from big old trampolines to jaunty paper hats.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.17.10

  20. New York's LomoWall
    Finishing Touch

    New York's LomoWall

    I just got back from a week in New York City, reporting a handful of stories for Dwell (we're featuring many amazing projects in 2011... stay tuned!). I'll be posting a slideshow of my adventures...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.23.10

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