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The Art of Brook&Lyn

In her mid-twenties, Mimi Jung quit her job as a graphic designer to start her own creative studio under the name Brook&Lyn. Her bold, distinct jewelry gained near instant acclaim in the fashion world. Last year, her husband, Brian Hurewitz, joined the company full-time and the pair relocated from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.
May 13, 2013
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Dwell on Design Artist in Residence Tanya Aguiñiga Is Calling All Knitters!

As part of Dwell on Design Artist in Residence Tanya Aguiñiga's audience-interactive atelier on the show floor, she will be creating and donating handcrafted blankets as part of “Move-in Kits” with basic furnishings to Los Angeles–area shelters. Tanya is seeking knitters from Los Angeles and beyond to send in a blanket you have created of any size, color, pattern, and material you can imagine to be a part of this endeavor. Get your knit on and bring some warmth to the recently housed.
May 9, 2013
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SFMade Week 2013

San Francisco's manufacturing tradition is getting a jump start thanks to SFMade, a weeklong celebration of makers in the City by the Bay. Though the region's thriving tech industry regularly nabs headlines, the focus from May 6–12 is on things of a more goods-oriented sort. Here are a six event highlights for the week ahead. See the full list at and visit the pop-up shop at the Banana Republic store on Grant at Sutter.
May 6, 2013
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Amazing Modern Backyard Office

When it comes to DIY ingenuity, we applaud Scott Dorman of Marietta, Georgia, for designing, overseeing, and erecting a modern office/shed that makes a striking addition to his backyard. Click through the slideshow to see the shed in action and to hear Dorman candidly discuss the challenges and success of his project.
May 3, 2013
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A Look at Lego Bombing

You've heard of yarn bombing (as evidence of its mainstream status, yarn bombing has even shown up in a Roche Bobois ad), but have you seen Lego bombing?
January 29, 2013
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Designer Spotlight: Black Creek Mercantile & Trading Co.

Dwell chats with Joshua Vogel, the carpenter-craftsman behind the lovely, hand-turned kitchenware and sculptural pieces from Black Creek Mercantile & Trading Co. in Kingston, New York, and his partner, Kelly Zaneto.
January 23, 2013
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Reader DIY: A Modern Granite Grill

We love hearing stories about how our magazine and website have inspired readers to tackle their own modern design projects, at any scale—whether it be a full-blown house or, as featured on the Letters page of our July/August issue, a combination magazine rack and end table made from repurposed issues of Dwell. So we were excited to receive photos of this BBQ grill, sent in by Luciano Marques.
September 13, 2012
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A Chat with Remodelista: Market Highlights for 2012

DIY workshops aplenty and modern, hand-crafted goods such as lighting, hardware, and garden accessories are planned for Remodelista's third year at Dwell on Design. We speak with Editor-at-Large and Market Director, Sarah Lonsdale, for the inside scoop on the Market.
June 15, 2012
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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 to peer through the window and suss out that it was a unique and compelling retail and manufacturing model. Once I got home I wrote Rex to learn more. Click through the slideshow to see and hear more about the company, in Rex's own words.
April 2, 2012