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  1. 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

  2. Jabba the Hutt Pillow
    Home Work

    Jabba the Hutt Pillow

    You’d be hard pressed to find someone—in this or any other galaxy, no matter how far, far away—who is not a fan of Star Wars, and the insta-classic from 1977 is now a franchise...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.28.11

  3. 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

  4. Maker Faire 2011
    Travel Reports

    Maker Faire 2011

    This weekend, Maker Faire—dubbed "the world's largest DIY festival"—took over the San Mateo County Event Center for its two-day do-it-yourself, show-and-tell extravaganza....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.23.11

  5. 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

  6. Peru Gift Show 2011
    Travel Reports

    Peru Gift Show 2011

    Greetings from Peru! I'm in Lima reporting from the showroom floors of the National Gift Show and Peru Moda, a fashion tradeshow, taking place April 27th to 30th. An estimated 5,000 people come to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.30.11

  7. 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

  8. Print Workshop
    Books

    Print Workshop

    A blank canvas can really get the blood pumping. For some, the sight is a beacon. For others, it can be intimidating. Christine Schmidt, founder and creative force behind San Francisco–based...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    03.27.11

  9. Blogging it all Back Home
    In The Modern World

    Blogging it all Back Home

    We are nothing but domestic voyeurs. More home owners are turning to the web to record the juicy ups and downs of tackling a grand remodel. We take a grand tour.

    written by: Sonia Zjawinski
    03.20.11

  10. DIY Black Chalkboard Pegboard by Margaret Oomen
    Finishing Touch

    DIY Black Chalkboard Pegboard by Margaret Oomen

    Sometimes the pursuit of a simple accessory can result in a surprising upshot. Margaret Oomen was well into the process of reappropriating a portion of her dining room for use as a creative studio,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    03.14.11

  11. 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

  12. Leaf Print Workshop with Mitsuru Koga

    Leaf Print Workshop with Mitsuru Koga

    Artist Mitsuru Koga will fly in from Japan to lead this workshop, which will take place over the course of two days. There are only eight spots available for each day, so make your reservation ASAP...

    08.04.09

  13. 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

  14. Storage Slings
    Home Work

    Storage Slings

    For those spots where a table will take up too much space and piling your on the floor isn't exactly appealing, try hanging a sling from the wall for a bit of extra decorative storage.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.12.11

  15. Fifth Annual Renegade Craft Fair

    Fifth Annual Renegade Craft Fair

    Stop by and check out DIY wares from over 300 indie crafters. There will be everything from plush items, jewelry, posters and prints, to craft kits, clothing, paper goods, and more.

    06.04.09

  16. Maison & Objet: Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Maison & Objet: Part 2

    I'm just back from Paris, and still processing all the exciting new furnishings, accessories, and objets I spied at Maison & Objet over the weekend. In case you missed my first dispatch, check...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.27.11

  17. Union Design Festival

    Union Design Festival

    The Union Design Festival is a continuation of the Capsule Design Festival, and focuses on original independent creations produced by SF Bay–based designers. There will be clothing, bags,...

    05.02.09

  18. 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

  19. Merry Christmas!!
    Product of the Day

    Merry Christmas!!

    We here at Dwell wish everyone the jolliest, merriest, eatingest, happiest Christmas ever. Much love, friends.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.25.10

  20. Braided Rag Vessels
    Home Work

    Braided Rag Vessels

    Ever since I got my hands on a copy of Meg Mateo Ilasco's latest book, Crafting a Meaningful Home, I've been flipping through trying to decide what to start working on first. Calling upon creative...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.16.10

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