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For All Mankind

The future of universal design is what’s in store for us collectively. Here’s the heads-up.
February 9, 2010
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Friday Finds 2.5.2010

Digital delights await you within this weekly roundup of internet finds, contributed by the Dwell staff.
February 5, 2010
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Stephan Jaklitsch

Oro Editions's Stephan Jaklitsch: Habits, Patterns, Algorithms 1998-2008 is a massive tome chronicling the last ten years' work of architect and interior designer Stephan Jaklitsch. Jaklitsch has designed retail spaces for both Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs (the brand's down-market little brother) all over the world. Though we've seen the shops in LA and San Francisco, it was great to see how he's translated a design language across cities like Paris, Savannah, Hong Kong, and Taipei. The result is a compelling look at what an architect with a clear affinity for a brand can do when permitted to work across a myriad of spaces. Neither too same-y, nor all over the map, one wonders why more design-conscious retailers don't find an architect who works and stick with him.
February 5, 2010
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Events this Weekend: 2.4-2.7

This week's Out and About column features three new show openings and one closing. Can't make it to the exhibits? View our slideshow of selected images from the shows and read more below.
February 4, 2010
Thom Faulders BAMscape Rendering

Events this Weekend: 1.28-1.31

This week we're adding a new feature to our weekly Out and About articles: slideshows featuring images from each of the weekend's highlighted exhibitions. Just because you can't make it to all the shows, doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to take them in from the comfort of your home.
January 28, 2010
Ground Stationary, created by designer Michael Antrobus for the Prototypes and Experiments exhibition at The Aram Gallery in London.

Events this Weekend: 1.21-24

This weekend, the question is now "What to do?" but "What not to do?". Welcome to a jam-packed edition of Out and About featuring openings, closings, and events in London, Toronto, Paris, Berkeley, Chicago, and New York City.
January 21, 2010
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Final Weekend: Bauhaus at MoMA

This weekend marks the final days of the Museum of Modern Art's homage to the Bauhaus, the early-20th-century German school and movement that fostered and supported early modernism leaders like Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius. The MoMA's exhibition Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity opened on November 8, 2009, and is the museum's first major show featuring the Bauhaus in over 70 years.
January 20, 2010
Jens Quistgaard Design Tray Art, designed for Dansk (1959).

Friday Finds 1.15.10

This week's round-up of links brings us lots of fodder for thought and inspiration. The editors share conceptual reuse ideas, Finnish textiles by way of Frankfurt, print design of yore, as well as a way to reach out and assist the reconstruction of Haiti.
January 15, 2010
Iannis Xenakis, Study for Metastaseis, c. 1953 Ink on paper 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Iannis Xenakis Archives, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.

Events this Weekend: 1.14-17

This long weekend sees two exhibition openings and two closings worth checking out: a look at Iannis Xenakis's work and the changing understanding of "landscape" in New York, Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago in the Windy City, and Ewan Gibbs' drawings of San Francisco in the City by the Bay.
January 14, 2010