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  1. A Clever Window Treatment: Bus Graphics
    Finishing Touch

    A Clever Window Treatment: Bus Graphics

    From an unlikely source comes a clever privacy solution for a pair of prefabbed town houses in Los Angeles.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Sharon Risedorph
    01.07.13

  2. Donald Strum: Behind Great Product Design
    Dwell on Design

    Donald Strum: Behind Great Product Design

    Donald Strum, principal of product design at Michael Graves Design Group, drew a standing-room-only crowd at the Business of Design Stage on Friday, June 21, at Dwell on Design. Strum briefly...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.22.13

  3. Method Homes Prefab and jcpenney
    Dwell on Design

    Method Homes Prefab and jcpenney

    As usual, prefab homes abound on the show floor at Dwell on Design. And though we're highly enamored of Method Homes's Paradigm prefab, which is front-and-center in Dwell Outdoor, we're also happy...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.22.13

  4. How to Wrap Five Eggs Reissued
    Post

    How to Wrap Five Eggs Reissued

    How to Wrap Five Eggs, a mid-60s classic of Japanese design, came back into print in the US last month from Shambhala Publications.  Assembled by graphic designer Hikeyuki Oka in 1965, this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.07.08

  5. Eight Questions for Graham Pullin
    Profiles

    Eight Questions for Graham Pullin

    Graham Pullin is an interaction designer who teaches at the University of Dundee in Scotland. His new book is Design Meets Disability, out next month from MIT Press. I had a chance to ask Pullin a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.30.09

  6. Tonight: Objectified in America
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    Tonight: Objectified in America

    I finally saw Gary Hustwit’s very fine film Objectified this week and could not be more excited to moderate the latest Dwell Conversation, Objectified in America: Design, Consumerism and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.24.09

  7. SFMOMA talks Olivetti's Design
    Event Spotlight

    SFMOMA talks Olivetti's Design

    Earlier this year SFMOMA hosted a big extravaganza marking the opening of it's 75th anniversary show 75 Years of Looking Forward. In addition to finely-curated group of paintings and objects, a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.31.10

  8. Talking with Matteo Alessi
    Interviews

    Talking with Matteo Alessi

    The family-owned Italian design powerhouse Alessi held a party here in San Francisco to celebrate its local shop's tenth anniversary. We weren't able to attend the party, but we did stop in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.05.10

  9. Erik Thorstensson on Creatables
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    Erik Thorstensson on Creatables

    Earlier this month I posted a little round-up of products by the recycling mavens behind the Swedish design firm Creatables. I've had a subsequent email exchange with Erik Thorstensson, one of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.24.10

  10. Kaufmann's Unbreakable Glasses
    Interviews

    Kaufmann's Unbreakable Glasses

    I was recently down in Los Angeles to moderate a panel on the Swiss Design Awards at the A+D Museum. There I met a 2009 award winner for product design, Sandra Kaufmann, who heads the eyewear brand...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.08.11

  11. Modern World Awards: Vote Now
    Dwell on Design

    Modern World Awards: Vote Now

    This year at Dwell on Design we're awarding our first ever Modern World Awards to the designs that move, inspire, and elate us. But we need your help to hand out the People's Choice Award. Click...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.26.11

  12. Rams: Less and More
    Event Spotlight

    Rams: Less and More

    Making its only American stop in San Francisco, the wonderful show Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams opened this week at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. I got a chance to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.01.11

  13. 4 Striking Wall Shelves
    Product Reviews

    4 Striking Wall Shelves

    Bar the bookcase and forswear the end table; a striking wall shelf may be all you need to refresh a sagging interior.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    10.01.11

  14. Remembering Steve Jobs
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    Remembering Steve Jobs

    Today at Dwell, as we fire up our MacBooks and plug in the odd iPhone, we remember Steve Jobs, the 56 year-old former CEO of Apple who died yesterday. Few companies have demonstrated such a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.06.11

  15. The Toaster Project
    Interviews

    The Toaster Project

    One of the most exciting books to come across my desk in the last while is designer Thomas Thwaites' incredible The Toaster Project: Or a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.24.11

  16. Dwell Talks with Rich Brilliant Willing
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Talks with Rich Brilliant Willing

    On Thursday, November 10th, I'll be sitting down for a chat with Alexander T. Williams, one of the forces behind the exciting industrial design firm Rich Brilliant Willing. Williams is in town not...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.09.11

  17. Modern Tribe talks Modern Hanukkah
    Interviews

    Modern Tribe talks Modern Hanukkah

    With Hanukkah beginning tonight (I'll be manning the latke station at my house tonight) it seems fitting to talk to the head honcho of one of the web's best spots for playful, smartly designed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.20.11

  18. Hidden Heroes Hits London
    Event Spotlight

    Hidden Heroes Hits London

    Hidden Heroes, a traveling exhibit celebrating masterful design as applied to the everyday object, has touched down in London at the Science Museum where it will remain into May of next year. The...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.22.11

  19. Loft Table Tools
    Product

    Loft Table Tools

    Any good modernist will want his share of tools for living, but for me, if that tool kit doesn't come with a cheese knife forget about it. Imagine my delight at seeing Teroforma's new Loft Table...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.02.09

  20. Animal Shot Glasses by Goody Grams
    Product

    Animal Shot Glasses by Goody Grams

    I stopped into the quite charming San Francisco spirits store Cask last week, and though the grappa selection left something to be desired, I was taken with these animal head shot glasses by...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.15.09

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