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Moss Auction at Phillips de Pury

In our September entertaining issue, we profiled the one and only Murray Moss, New York design impresario and "ringmaster" of the over-the-top, irreverent design objects with high price tags. At the time, we couldn't mention that Moss's imminent auction of design-art pairings would be held at the venerable Phillips de Pury. Now that all is said and done with the auction, which raked in over $5.5 million, we know exactly what Moss was thinking by pairing the likes of a Campana brothers' stuffed-animal armchair with Christopher Winter painting of Alpine children. We also know that rare Hella Jongerius pottery is more lucrative than a chair, or even a custom Polder sofa. More details in our slideshow.
October 19, 2012
Wooden bookshelf in the form of the USA map

An American Bookshelf in London

When Russian-born architect Andrei Saltykov designed his home in the UK, he put his love of the USA on the shelf.
October 11, 2012
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Webshop to Watch: Son & Dotter

Son & Dotter, a new webshop launched in September by Sabrina Bello, aims to bring hard-to-find Scandinavian designs to the U.S. market. Included in their growing roster are brands like HAY and A2, a manufacturer we've featured before but whose products weren't available stateside. We sent a few questions to Bello to find out how her store came to be and what to expect in the near future.
October 9, 2012
Green Ant Store in Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah Bound

At his shop in Salt Lake City, collector Ron Green supplies locals with a welcome, and well-priced, dose of modern design.
October 9, 2012
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Yaffee Mays talks to the NWBLK

The NWBLK, a "retail environment, workshop, and design HQ in San Francisco" just posted a smart interiview with the furnituremakers Rebecca Yaffee and Laura Mays. Yaffee Mays was founded in 2005 and the two designers have recently moved their studio from Mays's native Ireland to a spot in Fort Bragg on the Northern California coast. In the video, Mays takes us through the pair's approach to design, how furniture relates to architecture, and a chair that strikes a surprising balance between "a cradle and a coffin."
October 2, 2012
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New From Misewell

Inspired by our Made in the USA product roundup in our October 2012 issue, which featured everything from eco-friendly wallpaper to LED lamps made from wood scraps, we bring you the latest from Misewell, a Milwaukee-based company that's a recent Dwell favorite. We profiled Vincent and Paul Georgeson, the two brothers behind the company, in our 2010 Young Guns roundup, and have continued to track their progress and new releases ever since. As the brothers put it, their main goal is to create furniture that will last for decades, both physically and aesthetically. “We’re not trying to follow any trends or do anything ostentatious,” says Paul. “We want our pieces to look great in 30 years rather than turning into hideous eyesores. We want our customers to pass this stuff on to their grandkids.” Here, a look at some of their latest products, introduced at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair and now available online, as well as some older favorites.
October 1, 2012
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WF Magazine Side Table

For our October issue we're celebrating the best in American design, so we recently got on the phone with Parsons-trained furniture and lighting designer Joshua Howe who spoke to us from his Hudson, New York, workshop about the new WF Magazine Side Table. "The idea is a simple geometric structure with pieces that can be added to it," he says of the steel-framed table. The modular system includes options for both a concrete slab to sit or store things on and a magazine rack. The tables sell for $2,300 and can be purchased through the Culture and Commerce Project in Hudson. Read on for a breakdown of how Howe brings the WF Magazine Table to life.
September 27, 2012
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London Design Festival 2012

It’s been a rather momentous year for London as the city played host to the Olympic Games and celebrated the Queens diamond Jubilee. The mood of positivity and the buzz of excitement that built over the summer spilled over into this last week’s edition of the London Design Festival. Celebrating its own ten-year anniversary, the Festival was bigger than ever with over 250 projects taking place across the city over the course of ten days. Here’s what we saw and loved.
September 25, 2012
Expandable Kiosk furniture by h2o Architectes

Expandable Kiosk

Paris firm h2o Architectes recently completed the renovation of an art house cinema, which includes an ingenious puzzle-like furniture feature in its 430-square-foot lobby.
September 20, 2012
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