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  1. 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

  2. Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
    A Great Idea

    Yerba Buena Street Life Plan

    Recently in San Francisco, the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District and CMG Landscape Architecture unveiled the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan. The plan is meant to serve as a master plan for the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.08.11

  3. Yellow Owl Workshop

    Yellow Owl Workshop creates limited edition paper goods, wedding correspondence and items for the home. Ready for the gallery wall, but formatted for everyday enjoyment, each article is made by...

    06.17.11

  4. Words You Should Know: Building Codes
    Design 101

    Words You Should Know: Building Codes

    Arm yourself with the vocabulary needed to navigate the world of building codes.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    09.29.11

  5. Wide White Space
    Event Spotlight

    Wide White Space

    Today the exhibition 'The Way Beyond Art: Wide White Space' opens at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco (through February 5). The show, which investigates graphic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.20.11

  6. Upcoming Auction at LA Modern
    Event Spotlight

    Upcoming Auction at LA Modern

    Original Ettore Sottsass furniture and accessories that were custom designed and built for the late tech pioneer Max Palevsky will hit the auction block March 6th at LA Modern. The Memphis Group...

    written by: Jennifer McKinley
    03.04.11

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. These Walls Can Talk
    Product

    These Walls Can Talk

    Congratulations, wallpaper…you no longer look or feel like my grandmother’s living room. Freed from a past of gauche ubiquity, wallpaper is now beautifully designed and updated with...

    written by: Leah King
    01.14.11

  10. The Youngest Guns Contest
    A Great Idea

    The Youngest Guns Contest

    Once again, we're jostling our way into the hallowed halls of academia to ask for images of student-created work.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.20.11

  11. The Good Design Show

    The Good Design Show

    Founded in Chicago in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Good Design bestows international recognition upon the world's most prominent designers and...

    06.08.11

  12. Stedelijk Museum Posters
    Travel Reports

    Stedelijk Museum Posters

    Upon entering the bright white interior of Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum, a series of floor-to-ceiling posters that once advertised past exhibitions greets visitors. It's a striking display that...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    06.01.11

  13. Salone Posters
    Product

    Salone Posters

    In the beginning, there was Italy. When a handful of furniture manufacturers formed Cosmit in 1961, Salone Internazionale del Mobile was conceived to promote homegrown talent. In the subsequent...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.07.11

  14. Roger Federer's Personal Logo?
    Post

    Roger Federer's Personal Logo?

    If you put any stock at all in national stereotypes--we Americans are a bit pudgy, I confess--then you're no stranger to the notion of Swiss precision. Those watches, that typography, and as his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.24.11

  15. Pulled by Mike Perry
    Books

    Pulled by Mike Perry

    Illustrator Mike Perry has long been a favorite at Dwell (just take a glance at his long list of contributions to the magazine). In his new book, Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing, Perry opens...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.26.11

  16. Printed Matter
    Profiles

    Printed Matter

    Considering his cache of bold-faced employers, the Swiss-born graphic designer and photographer Herbert Matter (1907–1984) should loom larger in the mid-century design canon than he does....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.05.11

  17. Poketo Artist Wallets
    Product

    Poketo Artist Wallets

    Los Angeles-based design company Poketo's claim to fame is its artists wallets (though its also offers some sweet Spacetime wall decals, adorable Smile cards, and fun Mood bottle openers)....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.09.11

  18. New From Petit Collage
    Product

    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

  19. Movie Posters of Soy Cuba
    Books

    Movie Posters of Soy Cuba

    If movie posters are essentially advertisements to get you into the theater, the Hollywood versions splashed with matinee-idol close-ups and 100-point typefaces, then the moody, highly graphic...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.06.11

  20. Modern Bite
    Food

    Modern Bite

    Modern graphics have been applied left, right, and center—to posters, textiles, t-shirts, and more—but at a new business in Los Angeles (with an architect as a cofounder) has affixed...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.13.11

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