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  1. Marimekko at Crate & Barrel
    Travel Reports

    Marimekko at Crate & Barrel

    This week, Marimekko launched its fourth and fifth shops at Crate & Barrel in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The two companies have collaborated for four decades so it makes sense that...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.27.11

  2. Shop Visit: Mohawk General Store in Silver Lake
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    Shop Visit: Mohawk General Store in Silver Lake

    Looking for mid-century furniture? Design tomes? Earrings? An LP? Sunset Junction’s Mohawk General Store lives up to its name.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.07.11

  3. Hero Design Studio
    Shops

    Hero Design Studio

    For many setting out to make it on their own, a storefront is a destination. But for husband-wife team Mark Brickey and Beth Manos Brickey of Hero Design Studio, their shop in Buffalo's Allentown...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.05.11

  4. Rubber Bands, Man
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    Rubber Bands, Man

    When the architecture industry suffered a massive blow due to the economy, architect Margarita Mileva turned to upcycling office supplies. Her designs have garnered international attention and she...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.16.11

  5. Free City Shop, Los Angeles
    Shops

    Free City Shop, Los Angeles

    Nina Garduno recently opened her shop Free City—a mix between an actual store and a design commune–on Highland Avenue in Hollywood. She started the company in 2002, inspired by her ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.01.10

  6. Camper's Miguel Fluxa
    Interviews

    Camper's Miguel Fluxa

    I've long been a fan of the Spanish shoemaker Camper (I have two pairs, I'll confess) and in recent years their strong sense of design has translated off the foot and into the retail...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.30.10

  7. Shipping Container Retail Design
    A Great Idea

    Shipping Container Retail Design

    I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first (albeit temporary) retail store for fashion designer Richard Chai, set...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.22.10

  8. Park Life, San Francisco
    Travel Reports

    Park Life, San Francisco

    I was in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood a few days ago, and stopped by one of my favorite shops: Park Life, a cool and highly unconventional gallery and shop. It opened in 2006, the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  9. Esquivel Shoes
    Product of the Day

    Esquivel Shoes

    George Esquivel learned how to make shoes 16 years ago in a Southern California garage. Today the designer runs his eponymous shoe brand from Los Angeles, where his team crafts gorgeous shoes with...

    10.06.10

  10. Down-to-Earth Design Online
    Product of the Day

    Down-to-Earth Design Online

    I recently happened upon the website of Pedlars, a family-run design shop based in rural Scotland. Run by the husband-and-wife team of Charlie and Caroline Gladstone, the company started out as a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.23.10

  11. Artware Editions

    WHAT WE DO: Artware Editions opened its doors in 2006 in the heart of New York City’s West Village neighborhood.  Since our inception, we have specialized in collaborating with visual a...

    04.28.10

  12. Live from the Show Floor: Taylor Stitch
    Dwell on Design

    Live from the Show Floor: Taylor Stitch

    What began as a chat over a beer about how great mid-century architects looked in their sharp shirts and bow ties has finally come to fruition: the Architect’s Shirt and Bow Tie has arrived...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.25.10

  13. Crazy Sexy Wool
    Product of the Day

    Crazy Sexy Wool

    I was in New York earlier this week, and stopped into the very charming and hip Bond St. bistro The Smile for lunch. In addition to a mean roast beef sandwich and some stellar pickles, they...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.04.10

  14. Scotland: Day 3
    Travel Reports

    Scotland: Day 3

    I bid the fair city of Edinburgh farewell this morning as I boarded the train at Waverley Station. I was aboard and off to Glasgow by half past 9:00 for my first visit to what even Edinburghers...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.12.10

  15. Kenzo

    The House of Kenzo opened in 1970, in the Galerie Vivienne, nearby the "Palais Royale" in Paris.

    02.17.10

  16. David Adjaye for PACT
    Product of the Day

    David Adjaye for PACT

    If your idea of designer underwear still has something to do with Mark Wahlberg and Calvin Klein, it's time to step into the 21st century. And to expand your notion of "designer." Last...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.19.10

  17. Return To Me

    In contemporary consumer culture, we are constantly confronted with brands and branding. Within this sea of look-a-likes, the importance of the individual becomes more pertinent than ever. Now the...

    01.11.10

  18. Nike's Recycled Jerseys
    Product of the Day

    Nike's Recycled Jerseys

    As you may well have heard (that's what you pay PR people for, no?), Nike previewed the nine World Cup 2010 jerseys they're producing for the South African games this summer. In addition to the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.16.10

  19. Camper Covers by Alfredo Häberli
    Product of the Day

    Camper Covers by Alfredo Häberli

    Though the East Coast has been in the grip of serious winter weather, we here out west have been pummeled by quite a wet 2010. Naturally rubber boots of all stripes have carried the rainy day, as...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.05.10

  20. Urban Outfitters

    Urban Outfitters is a global retailer with a boutique approach. Does that sound like a contradiction? How about this: Urban Outfitters is the biggest small retailer in the world. Still confused?...

    12.12.09

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