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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Bike Shelf

    Bike Shelf

    The urban cyclist is often the one who can least afford giving over a chunk of the living room to her bike. But the ingenious Bike Shelf by San Francisco designer Chris Brigham solves the problem...

    $60.00

  4. Coatracks
    Product Reviews

    Coatracks

    Dear Dwell: I'm sick of living like a slob. Now that I've finally got a nice place to hang my hat, I need something to hang it on. Can you recommend some off-the-hook coatracks that don't look l...

    written by: Hannah Hunt
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.25.09

  5. Magazine Racks
    Product Reviews

    Magazine Racks

    Dear Dwell, There's nothing better than settling in to read the Sunday paper, but it's becoming difficult to enjoy with the ever-present clutter of publications getting in our way. Could you steer...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    01.26.09

  6. Muji

    Muji

    MUJI products vividly embody both their product-design methods and overall philosophy. Since the firm's founding in 1980, their goal had been to offer products that excel in quality at lower prices...

    01.28.09

  7. Leifheit

    Leifheit

    Established in 1996 to bring the quality and luxury of European housewares into American homes, Leifheit International USA, Inc. is today enjoying a level of popularity that's making its esteemed...

    01.30.09

  8. Simplehuman

    We all have daily tasks we want to do faster, things that take up too much space, and projects we want to organize. simplehuman is committed to designing products that help efficiently achieve...

    01.30.09

  9. Wallpaper Magazine Rack

    Wallpaper Magazine Rack

    This hanging rack meets all the requirements of the loft-owning glitterati: brushed anodized aluminum with a flowing, organic shape. Magazines must be folded to fit, but this Gehryesque flourish...

    $180.00

  10. Sprung Magazine Rack

    Sprung Magazine Rack

    Both minimal and multipurpose, this simple design is good for both magazines and newspapers, and could also serve as an impromptu fort for the kitty. The stained metal of the sprung-open structure...

    $198.00

  11. W Magazine Stand

    W Magazine Stand

    Simultaneously sculptural and pragmatic, the undulating form of the W’s molded plywood is both pleasing and useful. It’s compact enough for small spaces, though you may be loath to cover up the...

    $119.00

  12. Portariviste Four-Pocket Magazine Rack

    Portariviste Four-Pocket Magazine Rack

    Utilitarian with a bit of flair, the Portariviste does not baffle: The magazines go here. The built-in handle and light weight are nice for those nomadic souls who want to tote their reading...

    $162.00

  13. Cable Turtle

    Cable Turtle

    If you have a six-foot cable where a one-foot length of cord will do, the Cable Turtle may be the answer. Designed by the Dutch company Flex/The Innovation Lab, the Cable Turtle winds up like a yo...

    $5.99

  14. Cableyoyo

    Cableyoyo

    Sleek, elegant, and compact, Bluelounge Design’s plastic Cableyoyo is a stylish solution for the cable clutter epidemic. Just over three inches square and about a third of an inch thick, the...

    $4.95

  15. Cable Manager

    Cable Manager

    Sometimes getting a handle on cable clutter can be as simple as bundling your wires together. ZHO Innovation’s stylish Cable Manager line of colorful flexible coils wrap around bundles of cords to...

    $8.49

  16. XL Cable Organizer

    XL Cable Organizer

    Imagine a flying saucer with a hole in the center, and it’s easy to grasp the principle behind the XL Cable Organizer from the Dutch company ZHO Innovation. The XL, which has a five-inch diameter,...

    $11.99

  17. Open Sesame
    Design 101

    Open Sesame

    Architect Justin Korhammer kept the hallway of this Manhattan bachelor pad free and clear with a kitchen that folds away with the precision of a Swiss Army Knife.

    written by: Michael Cannell
    01.30.09

  18. The Farm Project
    Design 101

    The Farm Project

    For the Farm Project, Mike Meiré abandoned the idea of the hyper-designed kitchen in favor of one where life—of all manners—happens.

    01.30.09

  19. Designer's Block
    Design 101

    Designer's Block

    While some of Joe Columbo’s designs have proven the test of time (Alitalia still uses his plastic flatware), others were simply ahead of their time.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    01.30.09

  20. Space-Efficient Renovation in New York
    Design 101

    Space-Efficient Renovation in New York

    “A strategy of extreme density was required,” says Michael Chen of Normal Projects, 
who along with partner Kari Anderson handled the renovation of this Upper West Side apartment.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    02.01.09

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