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  1. Free City Shop, Los Angeles
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    Free City Shop, Los Angeles

    Nina Garduno recently opened her shop Free City—a mix between an actual store and a design commune–on Highland Avenue in Hollywood. She started the company in 2002, inspired by her ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.01.10

  2. The Future of Solar?
    Product

    The Future of Solar?

    The Brooklyn–based start-up SMIT (Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology) was formed in 2005 by the brother and sister team of Samuel and Teresita Cochran. Their goal: to invent a hybrid...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.18.10

  3. Hecho en Oaxaca
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    Hecho en Oaxaca

    An experimental shop in Oaxaca, Mexico, is resuscitating the region’s ancient crafts traditions and bringing indigenous artisans’ designs into the 21st century.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Romina Hierro
    07.09.11

  4. Method Laundry Pump
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    Method Laundry Pump

    A few weeks ago I attended a press event at method, which is headquartered conveniently around the corner from our Dwell offices. Besides a fascinating behind-the-scene tour of their labs (I had to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.09.11

  5. Maison & Objet: Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Maison & Objet: Part 2

    I'm just back from Paris, and still processing all the exciting new furnishings, accessories, and objets I spied at Maison & Objet over the weekend. In case you missed my first dispatch, check...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.27.11

  6. BDDW's Handmade Record Players
    Product

    BDDW's Handmade Record Players

    When Tyler Hays founded BDDW more than a decade ago, the company wore many hats: depending on the project, it might be a design-build construction company, a recording studio, an architecture firm,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.24.10

  7. Easy Ways to Save Energy
    Product

    Easy Ways to Save Energy

    Apparently the average home has 40 devices plugged in drawing constant energy, even when they're turned off (this is called, creepily, 'vampire energy'). To combat this, Belkin has created a slew...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.07.10

  8. Terrariums by Botany Factory
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    Terrariums by Botany Factory

    Browsing through the San Francisco shop General Store recently, I noticed some highly covetable, bulbous glass globes filled with tiny succulents: terrariums by the local designer Katie Goldman...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  9. Q & A with Confetti System
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    Q & A with Confetti System

    Confetti System is two friends—Julie Ho and Nicholas Andersen—who make their living creating festive and kaleidoscopic "party systems" out of tissue paper, sparkly mylar, and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.01.10

  10. MAIK's Experimental Danish Design
    A Great Idea

    MAIK's Experimental Danish Design

    Pronounced "make," MAIK is an experimental Danish design brand founded in 2009 by Andreas Sachse and Rune Rex. I spotted it when I was in Copenhagen last fall and although it was closed, I was able...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.02.12

  11. James Dyson Award Finalists
    Event Spotlight

    James Dyson Award Finalists

    The James Dyson Award, which "seeks to single out the best in problem-solving student design," recently announced their regional finalists, selected from over 500 submission entries. The...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.13.10

  12. Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 1
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    Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 1

    If you liked what you saw in our Young Designers roundup in our May 2012 issue—where we spotlighted 28 up-and-coming design talents from around the globe—then don't miss this extended...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.01.12

  13. 5 Modern Coffee and Espresso Makers
    Product Reviews

    5 Modern Coffee and Espresso Makers

    You'll be happy to display these 5 modern, high-design coffee and espresso makers on your kitchen counter.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.14.13

  14. 3 Modern Birdhouses to Beautify Your Yard
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    3 Modern Birdhouses to Beautify Your Yard

    Your home is modern. Why not offer similarly stylish digs for your winged neighbors? Here, three modern birdhouses to enhance any yard.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.05.13

  15. 5 Unconventional Concrete Accessories for the Home and Office
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    5 Unconventional Concrete Accessories for the Home and Office

    Concrete isn't just for floors and walls anymore. Break out of the mold with these 5 concrete accessories for the home and office.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.16.13

  16. Crowd-Sourced Product Design
    Product

    Crowd-Sourced Product Design

    Founded by the 23-year-old entrepreneur Ben Kaufman—who previously developed an award-winning iPod accessory when he was still in high school—Quirky offers a, yes, quirky new approach...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.28.10

  17. High-Design Doors
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    High-Design Doors

    Fifth-generation Italian manufacturer Lualdi just released its first collection of doors by American designers—namely by Dror Benshetrit, David Rockwell and Robert A.M. Stern. They're on pre...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.11.10

  18. Corbusier-Approved Paint Deck
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    Corbusier-Approved Paint Deck

    I was excited to learn, from this recent New York Times story, that the Swiss company KT Color manufactures a line of paints created by Le Corbusier.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.28.10

  19. The Next-Generation Paper Plate
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    The Next-Generation Paper Plate

    I'm currently planning a party (ok, wedding) and have been coming across lots of interesting paper party supplies—including these awesome Gunilla Axén-designed cocktail napkins, which...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.07.11

  20. Lomography Loves Japan
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    Lomography Loves Japan

    Amid the flurry of creative efforts towards Japan fund-raising comes this latest offering: Lomography Loves Japan, a fleet of three special-edition 'analog' cameras from Lomography. Funds from...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.25.11

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