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Dan Pink Kicks Off Dwell on Design

Last night, the Dwell on Design 2009 keynote speaker Daniel Pink serenaded us into cocktail hour with brevity, levity and repetition.
June 27, 2009
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Panel: Density in Los Angeles

Despite what you might think about our infinite freeways, sprawling lawns and tract homes that march all the way to Vegas, Los Angeles actually has some pretty impressive developments that are looking in, density.
June 26, 2009
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How to Pitch: Advice from Design Editors

Okay, so you've completed your brilliant home renovation. Now how to pitch your work to the publications? Our Design and the Media panel at Dwell on Design presented four editors from very different corners of the design world, and their advice on how to get your design work some well-deserved attention.
June 26, 2009
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Dwell on Design Has Begun!

Good afternoon, modern design fans! We're coming to you live today from Dwell on Design, our annual conference held in a very sunny Los Angeles, California.
June 26, 2009
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Preview: Arthur Rubinfeld

As president of global development at Starbucks, architect Arthur Rubinfeld and his team are responsible for everything you love about your local Starbucks, minus the coffee: That's the design, site selection, and creative concept for over 16,000 stores in 50 countries. Seated at a table made from a recycled bowling lane at Starbucks Support Center in Seattle, the Dwell on Design speaker talked with us about the importance of Starbucks as a gathering place, its new green building initiative, and the secret to a great retail experience.
June 24, 2009
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Friday Finds 6.19.09

With Dwell on Design only one week away, today's Week in Review features editors' picks of programming they're looking forward to during the packed weekend in LA. There's plenty more beyond this quick round-up. For the full program overview, visit
June 19, 2009
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Square Meal: A 3-Day Feast

From the concept behind a stellar restaurant experience to the architecture of a well-plated dish, design touches the culinary world in countless ways. In 2008 we created Dwell's Square Meal section as a place in which to explore the intersection of food and design. At this year's Dwell on Design we're thrilled to bring Square Meal to life!   Join us in Los Angeles June 26-28 as we look at the food world through a design lens. We'll be hosting panels, lectures, live demonstrations, and LA's first mobile restaurant row on Saturday evening June 27, featuring some of the city's best eateries on wheels. Check out the schedule of events below and don't miss Square Meal at Dwell on Design!
June 18, 2009
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Dwell's Innovate It! Winners Announced

Phase II of Dwell's Innovate it! design competition has ended. Many Innovators from the Dwell community answered the call and submitted their redesigns for the three problem objects we chose in Phase I of the competition—the antiquated ironing board, the pants hanger that leaves a crease or fails to hold your garment in place, and a coffee mug that leaves rings on tables and paperwork. After reviewing all the entries, the Dwell jury has deliberated and the winners have been chosen.
June 17, 2009
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Wonderwall Inc.

At the opposite end of the spectrum from North American big-box stores are the conceptually driven and exquisitely realized retail designs of Masamichi Katayama.
June 17, 2009