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  1. "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

  2. 3-D Modeling Fashion
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    3-D Modeling Fashion

    As digital fabrication meets high design, we find more and more examples of amazing furniture and household products (and even interior surfaces and architectural facades) that use 3-D modeling and...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.11.09

  3. 5 Modern Home Ice Cream Makers
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    5 Modern Home Ice Cream Makers

    For homemade ice cream! Whether you favor Kumquat-Poppy Seed or plain Vanilla, a home ice-cream maker lets you effortlessly craft a scoop that's made to order.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Laurie Frankel
    06.16.09

  4. Brazilian Design at the MoMA Store
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    Brazilian Design at the MoMA Store

    The Museum of Modern Art's Design Store has been running regionally-sourced collections in their retails shops and online. Currently they've got an excellent array of products from Korea, and next...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.30.09

  5. Bungee Bird Feeder
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    Bungee Bird Feeder

    Summer is a great time for bungee jumping. But for the non-thrill-seeking type, it might be safer to just get a bungee-jumping bird feeder and sit back sipping lemonade while the seeds take all the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.28.09

  6. Craft Culture Face-Off
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    Craft Culture Face-Off

    On the surface, craft culture may seem as soft and fuzzy as a skein of hand-dyed yarn, but as I learned at the American Craft Council's annual meeting and conference last week, there are as many...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.21.09

  7. Data Dishware
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    Data Dishware

    Via one of my favorite websites, a project that puts personal behavior data into beautifully-designed dishware: Israeli designer Iohanna Pani created mugs and plates that measure consumption...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    07.01.09

  8. Design Glut's Hookmaker
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    Design Glut's Hookmaker

    The entrepreneurial pair at Design Glut has been building a great archive on their site of interviews they've conducted with designers of all kinds. It's a really nice approach to giving readers an...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.03.09

  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. Drawn From Clay
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    Drawn From Clay

    Increasingly, consumers like to know the source of the things they buy and products are often sold with information that goes beyond mere "Made in the USA" labels to tell the story of the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.12.10

  11. Eric Ryan of Method reviews 5 front-loading washers and dryers
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    Eric Ryan of Method reviews 5 front-loading washers and dryers

    For all of the grass stain–elimination contests we see on TV among name-brand laundry detergents, it’s the washers and dryers that do the heavy lifting. Now the machines are stealing...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Douglas Adesko
    01.13.09

  12. Greg Lynn Recycled Toy Furniture
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    Greg Lynn Recycled Toy Furniture

    Perhaps you have spent your entire life thinking that plastic bath toys were very unsophisticated. Rubber Ducky has never been a picture of refinement. It's not too late to transform your opinion,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.18.09

  13. 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

  14. Houndstooth Dogtent
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    Houndstooth Dogtent

    Diehard design lovers leave nothing to chance when it comes to outfitting their kids and pets. Though the style options for four-legged consumers haven't necessarily caught up with the design...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.12.09

  15. Kiosk's Groundhog Collection
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    Kiosk's Groundhog Collection

    It's been a couple of days since the groundhog saw his shadow, but at Kiosk, it's Groundhog Day for a little bit longer. The poster store of eclectic collections assembled a special (and...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.08.10

  16. Lightpot by Studio Shulab
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    Lightpot by Studio Shulab

    Many an indoor planter has passed across the pixels of design blogs lately, always a clear symbol of sustainability, modern domesticity, and conscientious consumption. Not every countertop garden...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.31.09

  17. Linus Bikes
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    Linus Bikes

    As cities with hills steeper than black diamond ski slopes go, San Francisco is exceptionally bike-friendly. Drivers are trained (most of the time) to look for cyclists before opening their car...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    07.07.09

  18. Method's New Pump Detergent
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    Method's New Pump Detergent

    As someone who tries my hardest to purchase environmentally responsible products, I have a difficult challenge: a lot of "eco-friendly" cleaners are simply less effective than the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.19.10

  19. MUJI to GO Opens at JFK
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    MUJI to GO Opens at JFK

    MUJI, the Japanese brand famous for being tastefully brandless, will soon open a retail shop in JetBlue's new Terminal 5 at New York's JFK airport. The terminal, which was originally designed by...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.08.08

  20. Natalie Jeremijenko's MoMA Lecture
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    Natalie Jeremijenko's MoMA Lecture

    One of the best things about the Internet is the ability to virtually attend lectures we couldn't get to in real-time. A series of lectures that took place at the MoMA's Design and the Elastic Mind...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.20.09

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