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Friday Finds 9.18.09

It's the last day of the work week, and you know what that means—favorite links and online musings from our intrepid staff. 
September 18, 2009
Ginny Evans’s childhood chore was to empty the dishwasher. These days, once she’s loaded one up, her job—–at least professionally—–is done. Evans graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City in early 2006 and

5 Modern Dishwashers

Today’s dishwashers are quieter and more energy- and water-efficient than ever—giving you a little peace and quiet as well as peace of mind. The only thing they don’t do is unload the dishes themselves.
September 16, 2009

Friday Finds 9.11.09

A great sigh of relief gave way to early anticipation as we sent off our first ever Dwell Special Issue last week. The little book, called Make It Yours, will be on the stands later this month and for three months following, so keep your eyes out. It features tips and information from some of our best featured stories to help you create what you've seen in the pages of Dwell at home. Until then, find all your tips here, starting with this week's picks from around the Web.
September 11, 2009
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Outside In or Inside Out?

Among the kitschy, gnome-loving chalets of Holland's community gardens, Krill Architects created an anomalously spare and highly adaptable Garden House.
September 10, 2009
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Friday Finds 8.28.09

This week at Dwell as the chilly summer gives way to the warmest, sunniest months in San Francisco's calendar, the troops have rallied up a collection of links from around the Web for your Week in Review reading curiosity, including webcams documenting the progress of construction projects, microphilanthropy for emerging artists and design solutions for salad droughts. Read on...
August 28, 2009

Friday Finds 8.21.09

This week at Dwell we've been thinking a lot about the future, from the announcement of the visionary winners of our Reburbia competition to the planning of our early 2010 issues (hard to believe!). Here's a week's worth of design finds that contribute inspirational fuel as we cast creative energy toward things to come.
August 21, 2009
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The New Old Commodore Hotel

The Commodore Hotel in Astoria, Oregon (population 10,000) is not exactly conveniently located, tucked away near the ocean's edge at the mouth of the Columbia River. But the mysterious tale of the hotel's past is enough to draw visitors for a night or two in the now-modern quarters of the historic getaway.
August 17, 2009

Friday Finds 8.14.09

This week at the Dwell office we've been working on our November issue, which will feature a collection of beautiful homes from the far reaches of the rural US and France. We also shipped off this fall's special issue, which will hit stands very soon (be on the lookout!). In spare moments of inspiration-hunting, the editors rounded up this week's picks from around the web. Today Aaron speculates on the future of bike transport, Sam dreams of a few days in Spain, Jordan unwraps a ball full of treasure, Miyoko tracks the progress of building the new Bay Bridge, and Sarah finds a cake she likes so much she wouldn't want to eat it.
August 14, 2009
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Alessi's Fall/Winter Collection

The business of product design is a family affair for Matteo Alessi, Director of Trade Marketing and International Development at Alessi  (and great grandson to Alberto, the company’s founder).
August 14, 2009