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Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Jet Setter

This collection of gifts for the jet-setter from the Dwell Store will give you an early start to gift-buying. From busy work travelers to weekend adventurers, all of the jet setters on your list will appreciate a thoughtfully designed travel accessory. Explore the complete collection here, and view other design gift guides from the Dwell Store here.
October 29, 2014
Moonstone Midnight Scoop.

The World's First Ergonomic Ice Cream Scoop?

The ice cream scoop's basic features haven't changed much in over a century. It's design is so taken for granted, in fact, that it literally took a rocket scientist to improve upon it. Michael Chou is an aerospace engineer and the inventor behind the Midnight Scoop, an ergonomic scoop that is angled so that it requires minimal effort to use. Midnight Scoop raised almost 10 times its funding goal in a recent Kickstarter campaign and will be on the market in time for the holidays. Pre-order now for $50.
October 29, 2014
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Marimekko Unveils Sea-Inspired Collection

Marimekko's spring/summer 2015 collection is the first line by Finnish artist and designer Kustaa Saksi. The characteristically bright array takes on an under-the-sea theme, and features variations of two prints—one inspired by sea anemones and the other by sea grass.
October 24, 2014
The stainless steel Zoku Iced Coffee Maker.

This Mug Makes Iced Coffee in Under 5 Minutes

There are plenty of commuter mugs that are insulated to keep coffee and tea hot, but there are few options for making home iced coffee from a fresh-brewed pot. The Zoku takes a hot 11 ounces of coffee and quickly chills it within the mug for a cold cup. Available for $30.
October 24, 2014
Opposing magnates allow the speaker to levitate above its base.

Wireless Speaker That Levitates

In a marketplace crowded with wireless speakers, the Om/One has a design edge that makes it stand out. The latest product from Oakland-based Om Audio is a Bluetooth-enabled speaker built into a lightweight levitating orb. Opposing magnets allow the speaker to hover gently over a discrete base while it plays audio. And although presentation is the Om/One's main appeal, its 1100-decibal output makes it more powerful than many of its competitors Available for pre-order for $199. (Read about more modern speakers here.)
October 23, 2014

The New Language of Latin American Design

An exhibition showcases the experimental edge of the region's design culture.
October 20, 2014
yukiwa 24k gold plated shaker silo

Step Up Your Mixology Game with Gold-Plated Barware

Whether you’re a fan of elaborate mixology or a simple mixed drink, consider elevating your bar accessories with an unexpected material. This collection of 24K gold-plated barware makes a thoughtful present for your favorite mixologist or an excellent gift for yourself. Cheers to instantly luxe cocktails, with the Midas touch.
October 14, 2014
anderssen voll good morning moka pot

11 Products We Love by Norwegian Designers Anderssen & Voll

Since they formed their eponymous studio in 2009, Oslo-based designers Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll have made their mark in the furniture and product world, with a streamlined portfolio that includes plush sofas, bright textiles, and modern tabletop items. Click through the slideshow to see some of the duo's greatest hits.
October 6, 2014
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Taste of What to See at the 2014 London Design Festival

Each fall, editors and designers flock to the British capital to see the latest and greatest furniture, architecture, and design showcased at the London Design Festival. For 2014, we sent videographer Nathan Cozzolino to investigate.
October 2, 2014