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  1. 101 Bathrooms: Ceramic
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Ceramic

    Long considered to be the standard bathroom material, ceramic is no longer boring. New shapes and colors help redefine what was once only basic bisque or beige.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  2. 101 Bathrooms: Plastic
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Plastic

    The same qualities that make plastic so prized by designers—malleability, translucency, vibrancy—also make for one-of-a-kind pieces to place in your bathroom

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  3. 101 Bathrooms: Metal
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Metal

    An easy conduit for hot and cold water alike, metal assumes a multiplicity of contemporary shapes, from globular showerheads to rectilinear radiators.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  4. How To

    The Pi Table: Building a Block

    With raw material in hand, they painstakingly assemble their scraps into a solid, ten-foot-long block that is eight inches square. To achieve the striated pattern of cascading bands that is...

    01.01.09

  5. The Pi Table: A Design Emerges
    How To

    The Pi Table: A Design Emerges

    All of Scrapile’s sharp modern forms come from the solid block of wood. The pieces have evolved from basic, boxy shapes to more complex lines as Salgado, who does most of the design, has...

    01.01.09

  6. A Note on Our Expert: Laura Guido-Clark
    A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Laura Guido-Clark

    After designing for other companies for a few years, Guido-Clark started a firm 16 years ago with a friend. Working for companies as diverse as Mattel, Toyota, and InterfaceFLOR, she has learned...

    01.01.09

  7. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Jake Godby

    It’s rare to find a friction-free workplace, but Jake Godby can proudly claim he has one. “The thing about an ice-cream shop,” he says, “is that nobody comes in with a bad...

    01.01.09

  8. Cable Zipper

    Cable Zipper

    Evriholder’s Cable Zipper is a more involved—and more complicated—system for bundling cords. Each Zipper, available in white or black, includes eight feet of plastic zipper cable...

    $11.95

  9. Structured Play
    Outdoor

    Structured Play

    Two of the country’s most creative and thoughtful playground designers—architect Richard Dattner and landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg—spent countless hours observing how...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    01.01.09

  10. Martha Meets Manhattan's Lower East Side
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    Martha Meets Manhattan's Lower East Side

    Call it the recession or just plain creativity in the air, but DIY just feels relevant these days. A great outlet for those so inclined is Make Workshops, the New York–based enterprise...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.01.09

  11. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan

    Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan makes a living by helping people happily inhabit and decorate their homes. Though he started designing consumer products like wallpaper and lighting after college, it was a...

    01.02.09

  12. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Rick Prelinger

    Rick Prelinger has a lot of media to store, not only at his house, which he says is overrun with books, movies, and the like, but also at the Prelinger Library he founded in San Francisco with his...

    01.02.09

  13. Landscape Chaise

    Landscape Chaise

    The sculptural Landscape Chaise designed by Jeffrey Bernett for B&B Italia has a tubular steel frame and comes in two versions: fixed or rocking.

  14. Wabi Sofa

    Wabi Sofa

    Wabi by Francesco Rota for Paola Lenti

  15. Cityloft Sofa

    Cityloft Sofa

    Cityloft by Pascal Mourgue for Ligne Roset

  16. Place Sofa

    Place Sofa

    Place by Jasper Morrison for Vitra

  17. Arch Sofa

    Arch Sofa

    Arch by Jean-Marie Massaud for MDF Italia

  18. Milan 2009: Sofas

    Earlier this year, Dwell editors traveled to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan and came back with their lists and pics of the best new designs from around the world. Here are their...

  19. Vento Pendant

    Vento Pendant

    The Vento Pendant lamp combines the technology of a powerful lamp with soft, sinewy curves that make it a statement piece in any room.

    $3095.00

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