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  1. Piece of Cake
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    Piece of Cake

    For some, the holidays are about indulgence while for others, it’s a tricky balancing act of holiday desserts and a healthy diet. For eager-to-please hosts, German designer Konstantin...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.23.08

  2. Modern Wall Clocks
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    Modern Wall Clocks

    We’ve started a new year and entered a new era of strained economics, so now more than ever is the time to be on top of things—which got me thinking recently about modern wall clocks.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.19.09

  3. Extended Interview with Gary Hustwit
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    Extended Interview with Gary Hustwit

    Gary Hustwit’s new film Objectified isn’t about women or using sex to sell goods and services, though he’s been asked that several times. The new film, which premieres in March at...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.03.09

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. David Farley: Emergency Design
    Interviews

    David Farley: Emergency Design

    When Anatomic Global CEO David Farley saw Anderson Cooper reporting from Haiti for CNN, he sprang into action, sending 3,000 WorldBeds (the cot-size mattresses his company originally developed to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.04.10

  9. Live from the Show Floor: method
    Dwell on Design

    Live from the Show Floor: method

    “It’s crazy that a laundry detergent product is on the show floor at a design conference,” says Matthew Loyd, the vice-president of brand experience for method (or as he’s...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.25.10

  10. Live from the Show Floor: Wallter
    Dwell on Design

    Live from the Show Floor: Wallter

    We've always admired the metal Slat Rack coat hanger by Wallter. At Dwell on Design, the Richmond, California–based design company debuted a new series of products: the Post, Wall, and Hang...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.26.10

  11. Modern in the Making
    Event Spotlight

    Modern in the Making

    It's easy to obsess over mid-century design and forget what came before it and ignore modernism's evolution during the six decades since. This week, Modern in the Making: Design 1900-2000 opens at...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.06.10

  12. A Marriage of Craft and Design
    Event Spotlight

    A Marriage of Craft and Design

    At the same time that Pierre Koenig and Joseph Eichler were bringing modernism to California's landscape, artists and designers Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman were filling their homes with thoughtfully...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.10.11

  13. Inventables: Materials Database
    A Great Idea

    Inventables: Materials Database

    Zach Kaplan is looking out for the little guys. In 2002, he launched Inventables, an extensive library of high-tech materials from manufacturers and innovators like Dupont and 3Form. The initial...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.11.11

  14. Beer: The Designs of Drinking
    Books

    Beer: The Designs of Drinking

    Wine labels have recently received acclaim for their more astute designs so its high time beer branders were awarded the same salute. A new coffee table-topper from Chronicle Books, Beer: A Genuine...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.20.11

  15. Philippe Starck's Library Kitchen
    Food

    Philippe Starck's Library Kitchen

    There is no shortage of incredible kitchen systems to ogle—and if you're lucky, incorporate into your home. Following our recent coverage of Viola Park's new kitchen islands and Snaidero's...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.18.11

  16. Hero Design Studio
    Shops

    Hero Design Studio

    For many setting out to make it on their own, a storefront is a destination. But for husband-wife team Mark Brickey and Beth Manos Brickey of Hero Design Studio, their shop in Buffalo's Allentown...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.05.11

  17. Made Design Shop and Gallery
    Shops

    Made Design Shop and Gallery

    Canada is known for its love of hockey and its long winters but few people know of our neighbor to the north's wealth of innovative modern designers. Enter Made. The Toronto shop and gallery...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.23.11

  18. Hero Design On Making It
    Interviews

    Hero Design On Making It

    Mark Brickey and Beth Manos Brickey started their design careers like many youthful print enthusiasts: making free concert fliers from friends. Since then, however, they've launched a design studio...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.28.11

  19. AWAA's Cast Iron Cookware
    Food

    AWAA's Cast Iron Cookware

    There are few things nicer than cooking in cast iron (you can make everything from casseroles to cookies in such a skillet). At this year's Milan Furniture Fair, design team Angell Wyller Aarseth...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.26.11

  20. Paolo and Valentina Bertazzoni
    Food

    Paolo and Valentina Bertazzoni

    This week, Italian kitchen appliance manufacturer Bertazzoni introduced its new line of built-in ovens designed for the U.S. market and unveiled its newest cooktops as well. We sat down with Paolo...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.11.11

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