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From the Show Floor: FLOR Tiles

While browsing the floor at Dwell on Design I had to stop in my tracks as I noticed this brightly colored rug. I would describe this rug as completely ridiculous, as its colors are garish and the patterns kind of make your eyes cross a little bit—and that's why I love it. As I approached the rug, it reminded me of a Missoni pattern, a pattern so few people can really pull off without looking like a rug themselves.
June 27, 2011
Business Behind Indie Design

The Business Behind Indie Design

There's more to making it as a designer than creating great goods—you also need to find an avenue through which to share your wares. On Sunday morning at Dwell on Design, Mohawk General Store co-owner Kevin Carney and Industry of All Nations-cofounders Fernando and Juan Gerscovich joined Dwell associate editor Jordan Kushins for a discussion about the business behind indie design. Here we share a few of their tips (and invite you to join in the conversation!).
June 26, 2011
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From the Show Floor: Dwell Outdoor

Abuzz with visitors discovering and testing out all manner of sustainable alfresco products, Dwell Outdoor drew a huge crowd all day Saturday, with many filing in and out of a brand-new modern Airstream trailer and the eco-friendly home designed by ecofabulous founder Zem Joaquin. Standouts were the beautifully designed chicken coop, complete with real chickens, landscape architecture firm Shades of Green’s booth covered completely in real sod, and oversize pebble–like outdoor seating by Eis Design, but every one of the elements on the floor helped bring home the fact that sustainable outdoor living is striking, smart and here for good.
June 26, 2011
Hanging lamps by Molo Design.

2011 Dwell on Design Awards

Among the many wares that were exhibited on the Dwell on Design show floor, 11 stood out for excellence in their respective categories. Read on for the winners of the 2011 Dwell on Design Awards.
June 26, 2011
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From the Show Floor: Modern Family

The Modern Family Zone was once again a hoppin’ spot for the young visitors of Dwell on Design, with cool, eco-friendly and innovative furniture and playthings. Adults and kids alike delighted in trying out everything from magnetic blocks to non-toxic modern hobby horses to tiny chairs for the Mies enthusiast.
June 26, 2011
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Highlights of Dwell on Design 2011 from The Fox is Black

Essentially the West Coast equivalent of ICFF in New York, but with less hype and austerity, Dwell On Design is an exciting time for Los Angeles. It unites designers, creatives, larger corporations, as well as the average person on their quest to beautify their home.
June 25, 2011
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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 Director Kyle Blue to get the low down on the award's design. “With the logo, we wanted to do something that was iconic and playful,” he says.
June 25, 2011
Sam Grawe presents a Modern World Award to Stephanie Forsythe of Molo Design, whose "Softwall" won in the "Create" category.

Modern World Award Winners Announced

We just wrapped up our first-ever Modern World Awards, where we put our official stamp of approval on 25 objects that have delighted us over the past year. “We’ve always thought that Dwell is something that improves our lives. We wanted to celebrate the designs that we felt really brought that spirit to the world,” says Editor-in-Chief Sam Grawe.
June 25, 2011
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Fabian Debora for Homeboy Industries

Tote bags are today’s essential accessory. Not only is it a more sustainable alternative to using plastic grocery bags, but it also provides a canvas on which a great message can spread.
June 24, 2011
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