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Wallter will introduce this new planter Pot at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles June 24-26, 2011.

Preview: New from Wallter

At Dwell on Design last year, Richmond, California-based design company Wallter made a splash with its powder-coated products and the debut of its new planter. Owners and designers Max and Linda Geiser are back again this year with a brand-new, larger planter (simply called the planter Pot). We chatted with Max about what they've been up to since last year's show, how they designed the new planter, and what they're most looking forward to at Dwell on Design and the Los Angeles Design Festival.
June 22, 2011
Design Truck pairs the city's coolest furniture designers with L.A.'s hottest food trucks.

Design Truck

It's an undisputed truth that some of L.A.'s best meals are served on the street. So why shouldn't L.A.'s finest food trucks have outdoor seating that equals their culinary excellence? Design Truck, a concept by Los Angeles designers Brendan Ravenhill and Chris Adamick, hopes to remedy this curious quandary of curbside dining by providing a mobile furniture gallery which can comfortably seat the noshing masses. The duo will be launching the first outing of Design Truck this weekend and Ravenhill will be talking more about the creation at
June 21, 2011

Spanish Design in "Bravos" at Dwell on Design

We're thrilled to announce a recent addition to the Dwell on Design lineup: BRAVOS, an exhibition featuring emerging design talent from Spain. Meredith MacKenzie covered the exhibition back in March, and in the slideshow that follows, catch a few of the highlights.
June 20, 2011
Hella Jongerius / Jongeriuslab in Berlin

Dutch Designer Focus: Hella Jongerius

In her Berlin studio, rogue Dutch designer Hella Jongerius creates colorful, covetable objects that meld the handmade and the mass-produced in surprising new ways.
June 20, 2011
italian design 101 future

Italian Design: Il Futuro

As impressive as Italy’s design legacy is, it’s the future that moves this lot. Get the inside track on what’s next.
June 17, 2011
City Boy picnic grill

Cityboy Picnic Grill

For our June 2011 Beach Houses We Love issue (now on newsstands!), we rounded up seven mini grills. One we loved but weren't able to include in the mix was the Cityboy Picnic Grill by designer Klaus Aalto for Finnish manufacturer Selki-Asema.
June 12, 2011
LACMA Monarch Bay

LACMA: California Design

As you might imagine, we inveterate modernists up here at Dwell are very, very excited for what will be one of the fall's best forays into modern design. On October 1, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is launching California Design 1930-1965: "Living in a Modern Way" which takes a good long look at how Californian design in the middle of the 20th century helped shape American material culture. I'm so thrilled to be talking with two of the shows curators Bobbye Tigerman and Wendy Kaplan at Dwell on Design on Friday June 24th to learn more about their research. But here's a sneak preview of 13 of the over 300 objects that will make up the show. Click on!
June 9, 2011
Modern portable barbeque grillers

7 Portable BBQ Grills We Love

They’re hot! They’re mini! They’re full of coal! These seven portable barbecues will help you get the summer started.
June 7, 2011
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Hybrid Grill

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Grills

For our new June 2011 Beach Houses We Love issue, I set up shop in a backyard with seven mini grills for an afternoon of barbecuing and product testing. These little charcoal cookers are great for tailgating and small gatherings, but what you really want to barbecue on on a regular basis is a Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Hybrid grill.
June 6, 2011