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  1. Molo's New Cloud Lamps
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    Molo's New Cloud Lamps

    We've been following molo, the Vancouver-based design firm, for quite some time now, featuring their soft collection previously on Dwell.com and bestowing our Best of Show award on their booth at...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.27.13

  2. Starry Night: Outdoor Wall Light Installation
    Outdoor

    Starry Night: Outdoor Wall Light Installation

    A celestial light installation illuminates the garage door of a recently renovated Toronto house.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    09.03.13

  3. Tom Dixon
    Interviews

    Tom Dixon

    "You can take the principles of what something stands for and use them in a completely new way. Otherwise you’re just a retrospective company," says designer Tom Dixon.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    01.07.10

  4. Homeland Ingenuity
    Essay

    Homeland Ingenuity

    How do American companies maintain handcrafted detail while producing fast enough—and in large enough quantities—to satisfy profit margins and consumers accustomed to instant...

    written by: Caroline Tiger
    09.11.12

  5. Barcelona, Day Two
    Travel Reports

    Barcelona, Day Two

    On our second day in Barcelona, fueled by café con leche and enough jamon to kill a horse, we excitedly settled into a breakneck tour of modern Catalan design and architecture. From Gaudi...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    01.29.11

  6. A Timeline of Furniture and Lighting by Artek
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    A Timeline of Furniture and Lighting by Artek

    Swiss brand Vitra has announced that it purchased Artek in a move to bring more global exposure to the iconic Finnish design house. Ever since Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.06.13

  7. 5 Ways to Utilize Lighting as Art
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    5 Ways to Utilize Lighting as Art

    An inexpensive and subtle way to add a flourish to any room—make your lighting double as a design statement.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.17.13

  8. Shine On
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    Shine On

    From a witty golden keychain to a sleek, reimagined classic steel coffee pot, prepare to get distracted by these eight seriously shiny products.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.07.13

  9. Plain and Sempé
    Profiles

    Plain and Sempé

    A maker of unfussy, elegant design objects, Inga Sempé delights in things both great and small—even if she doesn’t own any.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.26.09

  10. Nature Applied
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    Nature Applied

    As lighting designer Gwen Carlton puts it on her website, her aesthetic is Grimm's Fairy Tales set in 1930s Paris–though nothing about her is grim. She creates lighting with her own two hands...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.18.08

  11. Propellor Design's Furrow Parkade
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    Propellor Design's Furrow Parkade

    While scanning the new products at one of my favorite design retail sites, Supermarket, I found a pendant lamp that I'm now coveting. Propellor Design's Furrow Parkade light is made from laminated...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.27.08

  12. Furniture by Color: Purple
    Product Reviews

    Furniture by Color: Purple

    Because of its vibrancy, purple can be a difficult color to work into an everyday space. But whether, woven into a throw or set upon a side table, it can be a regal accent, adding richness and...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.31.14

  13. Optical Illusions in Product Design
    Product Reviews

    Optical Illusions in Product Design

    Visual illusions in design can bring a bit of magic to your modern space. From floating lamps to two-legged tables, we've gathered a few products to deceive your eyes and heighten your curiosity.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.11.13

  14. 3D Printed Lighting by Exnovo
    A Great Idea

    3D Printed Lighting by Exnovo

    At Maison & Objet, Italian company exnovo debuted six new lines of 3D-printed lighting designs created by an additive process called laser sintering.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.30.14

  15. 6 Pieces by Paola Navone Only at Crate & Barrel
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    6 Pieces by Paola Navone Only at Crate & Barrel

    The American furnishings brand partners with famed Italian designer Paola Navone for a complete, Mediterranean-influenced home collection.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.03.13

  16. Designer Spotlight: Vera & Kyte
    Profiles

    Designer Spotlight: Vera & Kyte

    Two young Norwegian designers combine Scandinavian tradition with postmodern playfulness.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.12.14

  17. Lumen on the Horizon
    --The Future of

    Lumen on the Horizon

    There’s a light at the end of the tunnel; this trio of design luminaries tells us precisely how it will work.

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    08.26.10

  18. Site of the Day: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio
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    Site of the Day: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio

    Founded by Dylan Davis and Jean Lee, three-year-old Seattle design studio Ladies and Gentlemen has a small, but covetable collection of objects, jewelry, furniture, and lighting all made in the USA...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.30.13

  19. Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"
    A Great Idea

    Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"

    When Australian designer Henry Wilson moved to the Netherlands to study for a Masters Degree at the Design Academy Eindhoven, he says he experienced a "philosophical shift away from the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.30.11

  20. Striking a Cord
    Finishing Touch

    Striking a Cord

    British artist Maisie Broadhead elevates the nuisance of an unsightly lamp cord to over-the-mantel art with this clever bit of DIY design.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.21.12

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