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  1. The Wallflowers
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    The Wallflowers

    Spring wallpaper helps usher in the new season with scribbles, splatters, and squares. For more wallpaper ideas don’t miss our collection of wallpaper that fixes walls, or five fun patterns for any...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.12.13

  2. SFMOMA x Gap: Artists' T-Shirts
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    SFMOMA x Gap: Artists' T-Shirts

    As part of their 75th anniversary celebration, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has partnered with local retail giant Gap on eight limited-edition artist t-shirts. The battery of art stars...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.25.10

  3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Posters
    Product

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Posters

    Fashion maven, style icon, and in this case, promoter of things post-war and British, Paul Smith joins the cause of the new film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by designing and selling a quartet of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.12.11

  4. Exploring the Solar Systems
    Design 101

    Exploring the Solar Systems

    For the past 30 years, we’ve been teased with the promise of plentiful solar energy. But for most of us, nerdy solar calculators and watches are as close as we get to realizing this promise....

    written by: James Nestor
    02.02.09

  5. Novak Djokovic: Behind the Logo
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    Novak Djokovic: Behind the Logo

    Last year we took a look at tennis great Roger Federer's personal logo (bit of a snooze, frankly), so with the unveiling of top-ranked Novak Djokovic's new logo, I thought we'd check back in. And...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.17.12

  6. Why Is Jane Smiling?
    Design 101

    Why Is Jane Smiling?

    So you’ve brought home an ebullient new contractor to turn your wreck into the Ritz. How to do it? Read on.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  7. A Look at Google's Illustrated Logos
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    A Look at Google's Illustrated Logos

    We went down an Internet rabbit hole and unearthed Google Doodles—what the tech company dubs its illustrated logos that "celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.17.13

  8. Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
    Books

    Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott

    On a recent weekend, whilst both sitting on a train and lolling by the river, I read the short, strange novel Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott. Occasionally a novel about architecture comes along,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.31.09

  9. 5 Illustrators We Love Part One
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    5 Illustrators We Love Part One

    Not only do we rely on a stellar cast of writers and photographers, we also scour the world for the best illustrators to fill our pages with. Here we present six of our favorite doodlers from...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.03.13

  10. In the City by Nigel Peake
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    In the City by Nigel Peake

    “I begin to know a city through its fragments, walking below tall buildings, along facades of signs, doors, and windows, crossing without knowing from one district to the next, down busy streets...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.05.13

  11. The Best Way to Say Thank You
    Product

    The Best Way to Say Thank You

    Sometimes a hand-written note is the only way to go, and from a simple statement to a clever quip, Dwell’s found the right card for the occasion.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.02.13

  12. Alexander Girard: An Uncommon Vision
    Product Reviews

    Alexander Girard: An Uncommon Vision

    A pop-up exhibition in Manhattan heralds Herman Miller's first-ever archival reissues of Girard's furniture and textile designs.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.16.14

  13. You Are Where You Live
    Essay

    You Are Where You Live

    The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times are a barometer of perceived need: what we think about when we are at our hungriest, our most grasping, our most insecure. Like the...

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    02.27.11

  14. Behind the Scenes: Knoll Textiles
    Event Spotlight

    Behind the Scenes: Knoll Textiles

    Many a modern-design enthusiast can spot a Cesca side chair and say it was designed by Marcel Breuer. But, were it upholstered in Digit fabric, few could name the textile designer. (Answer: Suzanne...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.26.11

  15. New From Petit Collage
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    New From Petit Collage

    Based in San Francisco, Petit Collage is "an incubator of new ideas, art and illustration for everything modern and children related," says designer and children's book illustrator Lorena...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.18.11

  16. Elevator by Darrin Umboh
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    Elevator by Darrin Umboh

    Tired of gliding between floors in bland metal boxes, Dutch artist Darrin Umboh designed an elevator interior for Antwerp-based advertising company DuboisMeetsFugger that's anything but boring.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    09.27.09

  17. Tipple While You Work
    A Great Idea

    Tipple While You Work

    The NewYorker is a savvy bit of furniture by Jen Turner that is at once a desk and a bar. We’re guessing your studio didn’t come with either.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    11.16.11

  18. Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM
    Interviews

    Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM

    I've long loved her New Yorker covers, and am still over the moon about the illustrated version of Strunk and White's classic The Elements of Style from 2005, so I leapt at the chance to meet...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.01.10

  19. Evergreen Brick Works
    Travel Reports

    Evergreen Brick Works

    Toronto's skyline is speckled with bricks from the former Don Valley Brick Works yard. In the 1960s and 70s, the company produced more than 43 million bricks each year. But after business slowed in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.04.11

  20. Tumblr We Love: TypeToy
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    Tumblr We Love: TypeToy

    One man's inspiration is another's inspiration? TypeToy was created as a personal online reference library with an emphasis in vintage design and typography by Aaron Eiland, a senior designer by...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.18.13

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