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Virtuous Cycles: The Bike Design Project

A design competition with five teams, fives cities, and one urban utility bike for the masses.
April 11, 2014
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Milan Design Week: Day Three

Our editors share snapshots of some of their best finds from their third day at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. [Update: day one, day two, and day four!]
April 10, 2014
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Rock, Paper, Circuits: Pulplites Lamps

The Vancouver design duo Dear Human finds an illuminating use for recycled paper.
April 9, 2014
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The Bicycle Rack Reimagined

In Philadelphia, a competition challenges designers to rethink the bicycle rack.
April 8, 2014
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Aaron Probyn

April 3, 2014
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Benjamin Graindorge

April 3, 2014
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Meet Stephen Burks, 2014 Dwell on Design Keynote Speaker

We're thrilled to announce this year's keynote speaker for Dwell's annual design conference in June 2014: Meet irrepressible New York City-based industrial designer Stephen Burks.
March 11, 2014
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Young Designers Make an impression at Design Indaba

Thomas Heatherwick stole the show at the first day of the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday when he unveiled his plans to recast a century-old silo on the city’s waterfront as a showcase for modern African art (look for coverage, and images, soon at But a group of recent design school graduates from across the globe presented a generational counterpoint to Heatherwick and other more established speakers by presenting innovations of their own. Click through the slideshow to view their work.
February 26, 2014

Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen

Bold curves, colorful accents and technical vision: Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s body of work represents Modernism’s playful side in bloom. His iconic buildings, from the Gateway Arch to the Miller House, helped symbolize America’s buoyant post-Cold War period, and often looked as streamlined and glamourous as the jets taxiing in front of one of his greatest creations, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport.
February 10, 2014