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  1. From Frankfurt: Heimtextil
    Travel Reports

    From Frankfurt: Heimtextil

    January in Frankfurt is pretty darn cold, so it feels fitting to be here at Heimtextil browsing all the lush materials that are changing the way we make ourselves at home. It’s the 40th year...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.16.10

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Introducing Home Work
    Home Work

    Introducing Home Work

    Hello, friends! Welcome to Home Work, a new column on dwell.com. We’ll be visiting artists, designers, and creatives you know and love and introducing you to some whom you haven’t yet...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.10.10

  5. 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

  6. More Things to Make and Do

    More Things to Make and Do

    This year, delight your pals with a present you created yourself or gift them with materials for handiwork-to-be. It doesn't take much to get making! Here's a few of my tried-and-true faves and a...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.03.10

  7. Crossing the Line: A Space by Tanya Aguiñiga

    Crossing the Line: A Space by Tanya Aguiñiga

    For this exhibition, designer Tanya Aguiñiga will create a site-specific structure of criss-crossed yarn with floating woven pieces. The piece will be intersected with furniture made...

    11.17.10

  8. Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing

    Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing

    Lotta Jansdotter is an icon of DIY design, and her Simple Sewing book is a resource of unintimidating patterns for newbie and veteran seamsters and seamstresses.

    $24.95

  9. Speedball Speedy Stamp Carving Kit

    Speedball Speedy Stamp Carving Kit

    Stamping is a blast, and it's genuinely easy to do with little-to-zero-know how. Years ago I bought one of these Speedball kits—which come with everything you need to start carving—and...

    $7.72

  10. Print Workshop: Hand Printing Techniques + Truly Original Projects

    Print Workshop: Hand Printing Techniques + Truly Original Projects

    Buy this book. Get one for yourself, get one for your friends. It is awesome. The minute I picked it up I got crafter's hyperventilation, or whatever that feeling is when the only thing you want t...

    $13.59

  11. Boye Aluminum Crochet Hook Set

    Boye Aluminum Crochet Hook Set

    I'm new to crocheting but I will admit that it did consume a good chunk of my life once I learned. Getting the hang of one basic chain stitch opens up a world of possibility (in my case, an amoeba...

    $10.19

  12. Maxine Sutton

    I love the idea of the workshop household described by Mark Rosenthal, and believe in the importance of our interaction with materials, texture, pattern, and the handmade. Recent research evoked...

    03.03.10

  13. Tanya Aguiñiga

    Tanya Aguiñiga (b.1978) is a Los Angeles based furniture designer/maker raised inTijuana, Mexico. Tanya’s work is informed by border experiences: the interconnectedness of societies,...

    03.03.10

  14. Merry Christmas!!
    Product

    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

  15. Schacht Spindle

    Schacht Spindle Company, Inc. was founded during the back-to-earth movement of the late 1960's and its accompanying craft resurgence. ...

    03.03.10

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Nathan Vincent
    Interviews

    Nathan Vincent

    When I first stumbled upon designer Nathan Vincent's work, I immediately knew I'd found something unique. Using crochet as a method to make traditionally masculine objects, Vincent challenges...

    04.07.10

  19. Re:Crafted, by Marc Kristal
    Books

    Re:Crafted, by Marc Kristal

    I finally got my hands on a copy of contributing editor Marc Kristal's lush new book, Re:Crafted: Interpretations of Craft in Contemporary Architecture and Interiors, which was published by the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.02.10

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