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  1. "Living in a Modern Way" at LACMA
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    "Living in a Modern Way" at LACMA

    For their part in the citywide "Pacific Standard Time" exhibition, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has just opened “California Design 1930–1965: Living in a...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.06.11

  2. Abe's Penny Live at Artseen in Miami
    Interviews

    Abe's Penny Live at Artseen in Miami

    The worlds of visual arts and creative writing intersect this month in Miami at "Abe's Penny Live," an event hosted by Brooklyn publishing house, Abe's Penny in conjunction with "O,...

    written by: Meredith MacKenzie
    04.18.11

  3. America's Regional Design
    Shops

    America's Regional Design

    Sure, buying American is something to get behind—we're celebrating it all month long—but if for you buying local is about makers across town, not across state lines, then these...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.13.11

  4. American Made: Louisville Slugger
    Product

    American Made: Louisville Slugger

    I'm in the process of putting together a big story on American-made design for the October issue, and it's been quite a revelation to learn precisely which American classics are still made on these...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.28.11

  5. Amsterdam Retail Therapy
    Travel Reports

    Amsterdam Retail Therapy

    On a drizzly afternoon in Holland's capital city, I took to the streets, armed with a map, a copy of a great little guide book, Amsterdam Made by Hand, and absolutely no problem getting lost along...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jordan Kushins
    06.27.11

  6. Barcelona, Day One
    Travel Reports

    Barcelona, Day One

    When the plane's wheels touched ground this morning at 7am, it was still dark in Barcelona. We, a motley crew of design-website editors, had just spent a long eight hours flying over the Atlantic...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    01.26.11

  7. Beneath the Surface: Life+ Exhibit

    Beneath the Surface: Life+ Exhibit

    In this video series we explore the myriad uses of Corian®. We kicked things off with a visit to Philadelphia University, where a group of intrepid industrial design students challenged their...

    01.24.11

  8. Building the Maxon House: Week 13
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 13

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    photos by: Thor Radford
    05.25.11

  9. Christina Fesmire's Swing and a Hit
    Product

    Christina Fesmire's Swing and a Hit

    Christina Fesmire, an industrial design graduate from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, created the "Fugle Swing." Intrigued by the swing's nod to Scandinavian bentwood design...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.31.11

  10. Cloth Extension Cord
    Product

    Cloth Extension Cord

    This month we're beating the drum of American design, with a special emphasis on those objects you just figure are bound to be made overseas. A fine example, and a remarkably handsome one at that,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.12.11

  11. Compostmodern: Sustainable Future

    Compostmodern: Sustainable Future

    Presented by AIGA San Francisco, Compostmodern is an interdisciplinary design conference dedicated to transforming products, industries and lives through sustainable design choices. A diverse group...

    01.18.11

  12. Counter Space Catalog
    Food

    Counter Space Catalog

    For you Dwellers who can't get enough modern kitchens, and who may not have made it to the show Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen up at MoMA in New York through May 2nd, the show's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.17.11

  13. Crafting Modernism

    Crafting Modernism

    Crafting Modernism covers a 25-year period that begins with the craftsman-designers of the 1940s and 1950s, and concludes in 1969 with innovative works that upended traditional concepts of craft,...

    09.10.11

  14. Design Indaba Expo

    Design Indaba Expo

    The very best of contemporary South African design will be shown at the eighth annual Design Indaba Expo, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 25th to 27th,...

    01.11.11

  15. Designing the Modern World Award
    Dwell on Design

    Designing the Modern World Award

    Choosing the finalists and, eventually, the winners wasn't the only difficult task at the Modern World Awards. Designing the face of the award was a feat in and of itself. We chatted with Creative...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.25.11

  16. Dieter Rams: Less but Better

    Dieter Rams: Less but Better

    We spoke one-on-one with industrial design pioneer Dieter Rams at a retrospective of his work now on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In his 40 years at the German company Braun,...

    11.07.11

  17. Dwell Talks with Rich Brilliant Willing
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Talks with Rich Brilliant Willing

    On Thursday, November 10th, I'll be sitting down for a chat with Alexander T. Williams, one of the forces behind the exciting industrial design firm Rich Brilliant Willing. Williams is in town not...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.09.11

  18. Eames Words
    Event Spotlight

    Eames Words

    The A+D Museum on L.A.’s Museum Row has just opened "Eames Words," named for its highly conceptual, and lexical, approach to the Eames legacy. “The whole idea is based on an...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.12.11

  19. Emeco's 111 Navy Chair
    How To

    Emeco's 111 Navy Chair

    The tale of the Emeco's 111 Navy chair is that of a phoenix rising. In 1944, the Hanover, Pennsylvania-based company began producing the original 1006 Navy chair. But despite supplying these...

    written by: Michael C. Taylor
    photos by: Armando Bellmas
    01.23.11

  20. Fantastic Plastics
    Travel Reports

    Fantastic Plastics

    While in Italy for a large press event regarding the 50th Salone Del Mobile, I took the opportunity to visit Kartell's headquarters in Noviglio, just outside of Milan. In a rambling campus of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Sam Grawe
    02.11.11

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