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Friday Finds 7.17.09

It's mid-July in San Francisco and you know what that means: Time to break out your wool sweaters! While we watch the morning fog dissipate and wait for some afternoon sun, the Dwell crew has rounded up another batch of links from around the web for this installment of our Week in Review.
July 17, 2009
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Back To School Special

There's nothing like a little design therapy to relieve the sting of summer's end and first-day-of-school butterflies. Here Marc Kristal presents an online-exclusive about dormitory design that will give students good reasons to relish the return of the school year.
July 16, 2009
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Panel Interview: America's Embassies

Yesterday I posted a short interview I did with Philip Kennicott, culture critic with the Washington Post, after my embassy design panel "Designing Diplomacy" in Washington DC in May. I had a chance to chat with my two other panelists afterward at the Embassy of Finland and here is what they had to say.  
July 10, 2009
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Friday Finds 7.10.09

This week's round-up is a varied mix, from radio shows and stylized manhole covers to photo essays and solar-powered bike parking stations. Check out the links below to see where the Dwell team has been spending time online.
July 10, 2009
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Eglu by Omlet

How many times have you opened your refrigerator to scramble an egg for breakfast, and then realize that you have none left? With the eglu by Omlet, and a couple of pet chickens, your eggless worries will soon go over easy.
July 8, 2009
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Eames Demetrios at TED2007

This week, TED released "The design genius of Charles + Ray Eames," a talk given by Eames Demetrios, the grandson of the famous husband-and-wife team. Given at TED2007, Demetrios honors Charles's 100th birthday and presents rarely seen snapshots and footage, sharing the lasting spirit of their design ideology.  
July 7, 2009
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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