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6 Design Experts Working in Flush

As a greater awareness of design grows among the general public, more people are asking for the sleekly trued lines and surfaces offered by flush design. Working with a zero sightline can be one of the more difficult minimalist design sensibilities to achieve—however, several innovative designers have made an art of incorporating it into their work. Here are six connoisseurs making their mark in flush.
October 12, 2012
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London Design Festival 2012

It’s been a rather momentous year for London as the city played host to the Olympic Games and celebrated the Queens diamond Jubilee. The mood of positivity and the buzz of excitement that built over the summer spilled over into this last week’s edition of the London Design Festival. Celebrating its own ten-year anniversary, the Festival was bigger than ever with over 250 projects taking place across the city over the course of ten days. Here’s what we saw and loved.
September 25, 2012
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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 gratification?
September 11, 2012
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Made in the USA

September 10, 2012
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Mini Block Lamp by Design House Stockholm

The famed lamp that Design House Stockholm created some 20 years ago is now available in a smaller, more compact version.
September 9, 2012
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Plumen Energy Saving Lightbulbs

An Edison bulb's artful filament might be attractive to look at, but its subpar energy consumption isn't nearly as appealing. Enter Plumen's bright idea in fluorescent design ($30), which shatters the stereotype that eco-friendly lighting sources are lacking in the looks department.
August 27, 2012
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Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Talents 10 + 1

Messe Frankfurt nurtures the young designers who come to its fairs—Tendence and Ambiente, namely—to exhibit their wares. From the prominent placement of the Talents exhibition (in the main hall for good visibility) to not charging booth fees for those who exhibit (unlike SaloneSatellite) to the assistance with exhibition design and booth set up, one can tell that the Messe Frankfurt team has much invested in the next generation of designers.
August 27, 2012

7 Little Lamps We Love

This week, Dwell took a whirl around the Javits Convention Center to check out the goods at the New York International Gift Fair. We spotted a few tasty design morsels (more on that in the coming months) but were especially bowled over by a tiny lamp in Alessi's booth. The brand-new AlessiLux LED lights will be released a bit later this year, and will cost around $150 for each one of four rechargable LED iterations. They're equipped with two settings and the battery lasts for several hours on high and two days on low. Here's a sneak peek at Alessi's cutest lamp, plus six more picks for lighting a small space. 
August 23, 2012
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Shanty Lamp by Areaware

The brainchild of Cincinnati-born and Brooklyn-based designer Paul Loebach, Areaware's Shanty Lamp ($75) is crafted from pine and references "Shinto temples and humble wooden cabins." We think it's more the latter than the former, and love that it has a scrappy sensibility and affordable price tag. More a showpiece than a streaming light source, the table lamp illuminates with a five-watt bulb.
August 14, 2012