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Do More with Your Door Dwell Finalists

Hosting design competitions is one of our favorite things to do on, and we are always overwhelmingly impressed by the rush of intelligent, inspirational, and thought-provoking ideas that flood in from the creative community. One of our most recent competitions, Do More with Your Door, sponsered by The Sliding Door Company, had a disappointing end for many. While we can't award the promised prizes to each person that may have deserved them, we'd still like to give credit where credit is due and share a special gallery of the top submissions. Thanks to each person that contributed an idea, shared an opinion, or just had an interest in this contest.
July 16, 2010
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Events this Weekend: 7.15-7.18

Our headquarters and our hearts are always in San Francisco. This week, we showcase three exhibitions opening and closing in the Bay Area to lure you to our favorite place in the country.
July 15, 2010
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Avenue Road

From the “Make Your Own Luck” desk: In June, the Toronto- and New York-based architects George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg opened the new furniture showroom-cum-gallery they designed for Avenue Road, in Toronto’s revivifying Leslieville district. As entrepreneurial as they are creative, Yabu and Pushelberg own the building (an architecturally significant, century-old former gasworks), hold a half-interest in Avenue Road itself, a company which markets an extensive but well-edited line of contemporary as well as classic furnishings and objects – and have several Yabu Pushelberg-designed pieces on offer in Avenue Road’s collection. With that much business incentive, small wonder that YP’s elegant renovation turned out so well.  
July 13, 2010
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Winners: Do More with Your Door

We joined forces with The Sliding Door Company and asked all you savvy design enthusiasts to submit your most tremendous, transitional transformations through the use of sliding doors, dividers, and partitions. We asked and you responded, in droves! Without further ado, the winners of Do More with Your Door are...
July 9, 2010
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Friday Finds 7.9.2010

Lotsa good stuff today: things to watch, things to do, things to covet. We're also excited to share the very first Friday Find contributed by our brand-spanking-new editor, Jaime Gross! Here's to many more internet treasures, yet to be found, and a happy weekend to all.
July 9, 2010

Events this Weekend: 7.8-7.11

This week we bring you five exhibits worthy of getting you Out and About. From San Francisco to New York, we've got you covered.
July 8, 2010
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The Tallest Cake in the World

To my joie de vivre, my first Sunday in Paris coincided with musée gratuit dimanche, the first Sunday of every month when museums across the city open their doors to the masses for no charge. As I ambled through the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimonie at Trocadero, I was tickled to stumble upon the very recent relics of the tallest cake in the world.
July 6, 2010
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Inside the New Bay Bridge

On a recent sunny San Franciscan morning, associate editor Miyoko Ohtake put on a yellow vest, protective goggles, and a hardhat to partake in a deep-access tour of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Led by Bay Bridge Public Information Officer Bart Ney, the tour included a visit to (and inside!) the new eastern skyway as well as a boat cruise around the base of the bridge, which is expected to be completed in 2013. Watch our slideshow for a look into the construction of the incredible structure.
July 2, 2010
Abraham Lincoln, 2004–5, gouache on paper, 15 x 11 inches, by Maira Kalman. Courtesy of the artist and Julie Saul Gallery, New York.

Events this Weekend: 7.1-7.4

Happy Canada Day! Today marks the national celebration of our neighbors to the north (and the home country of yours truly). Between singing O Canada and prepping the grill for Sunday's Fourth of July barbecues, be sure to check out the following exhibits before they've come and gone.
July 1, 2010