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  1. Touring the Freitag Factory
    Travel Reports

    Touring the Freitag Factory

    One of the highlights of my recent trip to Switzerland was a tour of Freitag factory in Zurich. The messenger bags first designed and developed by Markus and Daniel Freitag in 1993 have become...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.14.09

  2. Zoë Melo's Touch
    Dwell on Design

    Zoë Melo's Touch

    Tiptoeing into the Los Angeles showroom of TOUCH, it's difficult not to obey the storefront's signage. The white-on-white space is stacked with oddly alluring textures—impossibly long-necked...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    05.13.09

  3. Hand-Powered Lamp
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    Hand-Powered Lamp

    Producing power by harnessing kinetic energy from human and animal movement is a great idea but one with few good results. Disco-ball lights powered by club-goers getting down on the dance floor is...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.08.09

  4. Masters Chair

    Masters Chair

    For this versatile indoor/outdoor seat, Philippe Starck mined the silhouettes of the Arne Jacobsen Series 7, Eames Shell chair, and Saarinen Tulip armchair.

    $244.00

  5. Penpal

    Penpal

    Keep your desktop writing implements neat and tidy with this silicone holder available in red, black, and white.

    $14.00

  6. Hella Jongerius Crafts Camper
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    Hella Jongerius Crafts Camper

    Of the many brilliant designers featured in Gary Hustwit's product design documentary, Objectified (which Dwell was privileged to preview last week), I was particularly excited to get some behind...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.30.09

  7. Round & Round Calendar

    Round & Round Calendar

    A spin of the finger rotates the plastic panels to reveal the day of the week, date, and month.

    $221.00

  8. Cubes Perpetual Calendar

    Cubes Perpetual Calendar

    A plastic rendition of classic wooden blocks, Cubes makes a splashy desktop addition. Its petite size keeps its bright colors from overtaking your workspace.

    $15.00

  9. Perpetual Calendar

    Perpetual Calendar

    Magnets rule! One sphere miraculously “floats” toward the month while the other slides along the horizontal rail to indicate the date.

    $40.00

  10. Calendario Bilancia

    Calendario Bilancia

    Move these wood strips side to side to align the date in the middle, but beware: They’re a bit wobbly and won’t stay completely parallel when left or right of center.

    $96.00

  11. Letter Opener and Paperweight

    Letter Opener and Paperweight

    Our Stone Age ancestors used flint as a primitive tool and today, more than 700,000 years later, French designer Ora-Ïto looked to this artifact to influence his elegant letter opener and...

    $250.00

  12. Mark Frauenfelder Reviews 6 Modern Laptop Bags
    Product Reviews

    Mark Frauenfelder Reviews 6 Modern Laptop Bags

    For computing commuters, laptop bags are not just about fashion. Here are a few that protect as well as they serve your style and your hardware.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    04.27.09

  13. Paul Donald
    Profiles

    Paul Donald

    When we peruse the carefully curated products in a great design shop, one of the most intriguing discoveries—more than any one particular object or accessory—is the entrepreneur behind...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.27.09

  14. Krenit Bowl

    Krenit Bowl

    When the enameled steel Krenit bowl was first released in the 1950s, its designer Herbert Krenchel said, “The idea was to make a beautiful bowl, preferably so functional and delicate that it...

    $25.00

  15. Tonight: Objectified in America
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    Tonight: Objectified in America

    I finally saw Gary Hustwit’s very fine film Objectified this week and could not be more excited to moderate the latest Dwell Conversation, Objectified in America: Design, Consumerism and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.24.09

  16. BKLYN DESIGNS 2009
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    BKLYN DESIGNS 2009

    After a long winter, spring has sprung, and the design community of Brooklyn is kicking off the season in fine form with the 7th annual BKLYN DESIGNS exhibition in Dumbo. The event, presented by...

    written by: Keven Matsuzaka
    04.17.09

  17. Open Source Furniture
    Product of the Day

    Open Source Furniture

    These are tough times for a lot of people right now and its hard to imagine that anyone is running out to buy high-end contemporary design. Berlin-based designer Ronen Kadushin hopes to help those...

    04.16.09

  18. Bulthaup's B2 Kitchen System
    A Great Idea

    Bulthaup's B2 Kitchen System

    With its updated version of the old walk-in hearth, Bulthaup deconstructs the kitchen into a freestanding system fit for a modern ascetic.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  19. Animal Shot Glasses by Goody Grams
    Product of the Day

    Animal Shot Glasses by Goody Grams

    I stopped into the quite charming San Francisco spirits store Cask last week, and though the grappa selection left something to be desired, I was taken with these animal head shot glasses by...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.15.09

  20. Pipework Series Coat Rack

    Pipework Series Coat Rack

    The "recontextualization of familiar things" drives Nick Fraser's design. We came across the powder-coated copper pipes and brass fittings of Fraser's handsome hook at the 100% Design...

    $196.00

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