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  1. Godfrey Reggio
    Design 101

    Godfrey Reggio

    written by: Andrew Blum
    02.23.09

  2. Ron Arad: No Discipline Preview
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    Ron Arad: No Discipline Preview

    Israeli-born British designer and architect Ron Arad has made a name for himself pushing the boundaries of forms and materials, so it comes at no surprise that the installation devised for Arad...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.25.09

  3. Massimo Iosa Ghini: The Speed of Design
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    Massimo Iosa Ghini: The Speed of Design

    Designer Massimo Iosa Ghini takes a moment to reflect on the hazards of speed and the merits of Europe’s standard of living.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    08.05.09

  4. Wright at Home: 1930-1965
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    Wright at Home: 1930-1965

    While airport terminals aren't necessarily known as venues for stellar art exhibits, it's always a nice surprise to find some visual stimulation while floating down the conveyor belt in a travel...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.11.09

  5. Best Buy
    Design 101

    Best Buy

    Good design isn’t inextricably wed to a high price tag. These classic designs run the gamut of types and prices. 

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  6. Buyer Beware
    Design 101

    Buyer Beware

    Bad design can be not just unattractive but unhealthy. Steer clear of this trio of second-rate offerings.

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  7. Like a Rock
    Design 101

    Like a Rock

    When it comes to great product design, the material is often the message. Matuse’s wetsuits prove why.

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  8. Books You Should Read
    Design 101

    Books You Should Read

    The Champ Phaidon Design Classics: 001–999. Phaidon Press, 2006 This quintessential collection of 999 product designs in three thigh-numbing volumes explores product design from the late 16...

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  9. Designy-ness vs. Design
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    Designy-ness vs. Design

    Where is the line between design and "designy-ness"? A recent essay got us thinking about how consumers identify real innovation beneath a cosmetically enhanced product. Join the debate.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.17.09

  10. The Norsk Face
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    The Norsk Face

    Marianne Lien and Lasse Altern Halvorsen opened Pur Norsk in Oslo in 2006 to seek out and promote the finest in Norweigan design. Can Pur Dansk be far behind? 

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.28.09

  11. Design by Numbers
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    Design by Numbers

    Simon Alderson and Tony Cunninham of London–based high designer purveyors twentytwentyone talk kitsch versus collectible and the integrity of good design.

    written by: John Kachoyan
    09.02.09

  12. Live from London: Everyday Objects
    Travel Reports

    Live from London: Everyday Objects

    You can have your pick of a wide assortment of couches, chairs and tables at the 100% Design trade fair at Earl's Court in London, but some of the objects that made the biggest impression were the...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.26.09

  13. Events This Weekend: 10.16-10.18
    Week in Review

    Events This Weekend: 10.16-10.18

    I’m in Buffalo this week visiting friends and family—and getting the chance to check out the new visitors’ center at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House, the Eleanor...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.15.09

  14. Matt Grigsby of Ecolect
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    Matt Grigsby of Ecolect

    As I scrutinized and stroked the swatches of Ekobe, Green Cell Foam, and Kirei wood on the wall, I knew I was living out the designer's dream -- to indulge in an entire gallery of materials at my...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.19.09

  15. James Dyson on the Air Multiplier
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    James Dyson on the Air Multiplier

    You’ve heard the story, usually told by James Dyson in his own dulcet tones: After five years and thousands of prototypes, the furniture designer-turned-engineer invented the first bagless...

    written by: Julie Taraska
    10.20.09

  16. Emiliano Godoy
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    Emiliano Godoy

    Sustainable design isn’t merely a catchphrase for Mexico City–based industrial designer Emiliano Godoy. The density and environmental tensions of the megalopolis he calls home have both...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.28.09

  17. Recycling the Unrecyclable
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    Recycling the Unrecyclable

    It is nearly impossible to talk about materials today without invoking a full-fledged powwow about life cycle analysis, carbon footprints, and potential upcycling. Especially in the building...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.30.09

  18. Timeless Design: Future Perfect
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    Timeless Design: Future Perfect

    Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair, the Eames lounge chair, George Nelson’s Ball clock, and Giancarlo Mattioli’s Nesso lamp are just a few of the prodigious products that one might...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    12.17.09

  19. The Real Good Experiment
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    The Real Good Experiment

    In early November, Minnesota–based furniture and design company Blu Dot dropped 25 Real Good Chairs on the streets of Manhattan to see what would happen. Thus began the Real Good Experiment.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.29.09

  20. "What's Next?" Competition
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    "What's Next?" Competition

    It's a new year and if you're newly energized to enter some design competitions, you now have an extension to get in on the newest one from Social Designer. The "What's Next?" competition...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.09.10

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