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  1. 7 London Products We Love

    7 London Products We Love

    The London Design Festival kicked off Saturday, and we, like the rest of the design world, is waiting with bated breath to see who shows up and what comes out of this year's events. Our own Dwell...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.20.11

  2. A BoConcept Makeover
    A Great Idea

    A BoConcept Makeover

    When we moved into an Edwardian apartment in San Francisco's Mission District four years ago, we trucked in our furniture, set the pieces where we thought they made sense, and haven't changed much...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.11.11

  3. A Tree Grows in the Dogpatch
    A Great Idea

    A Tree Grows in the Dogpatch

    Located in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco, Treehouse Gallery is part of a movement of contemporary artistic practice that reconsiders the gallery space as a place for community dialogue...

    written by: Meredith MacKenzie
    04.11.11

  4. Alex Garcia Exhibit
    Event Spotlight

    Alex Garcia Exhibit

    I met the artist Alex Garcia nearly a year ago (we were introduced by the architect Alejandro Sticotti, who like Garcia is a native Porteño), and since then I've stumbled onto his work in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.19.11

  5. BetterWall

    BetterWall

    BetterWall is your source for authentic street banners from art museums to display in your home. Get an authentic piece of art from MoMA, SFMOMA, LACMA, de Young, The Art Institute of Chicago, and...

    11.08.11

  6. Call Me or Copy Me

    Call Me or Copy Me

    Wong’s business card was a stencil, which he passed along with a brief but evocative disclaimer: “Call me or copy me.” Thorpe transformed the plastic piece into gold.

  7. Carte Blanche Prints

    Carte Blanche Prints

    For those looking for stunning photography prints at an accessible price point, have no fear. Founded by Frenchwoman Gwen Lafage, Carte Blanche, located on Valencia Street in San Francisco, offers...

    $69.00

  8. Convex Concave

    Convex Concave

    Wong once decked out a Parisian shop window with clever diamond-inspired designs. Burks opted for fragmented reflections from this faceted steel objet.

  9. Die

    Die

    Tobias Wong once traded a cigarette for a die from a stranger on the street. McSwain honored his friend with a portrait composed of 13,138 plastic dice—one for every day of Wong’s life.

  10. Dishmop Sponge

    Dishmop Sponge

    Washing up is rarely as enjoyable as the eating that precedes it, which makes us appreciate simple cleaning tools that somehow manage to bring a little levity to the sudsy process. Dutch industrial...

    $10.00

  11. Eames Orange Print

    Eames Orange Print

    We might actually be one of the few Dwell staffers, readers, or random passersby who does not own some kind of incarnation of an Eames chair. We do, however, hold out hope that somehow, some way,...

    $50.00

  12. Gifts for the Euro-Obsessed

    Gifts for the Euro-Obsessed

    There’s just something about Europe, Europeans, and European things that makes me uncontrollably excited. Book-clutches handmade with love from Paris? Check. A cute little “perforated...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    12.20.11

  13. Hot Houses
    Superstructure

    Hot Houses

    When Seattle’s fire stations needed an overhaul, the city selected local architects to give these ultimate live/work spaces a modern-minded update. ...

    written by: Tim Newcomb
    09.27.11

  14. Inspired Design

    Inspired Design

    The memory of designer Tobias Wong lived on at "Brokenoff Brokenoff," an exhibition hosted at Manhattan’s Gallery R’Pure. The show was composed of pieces interpreted by his...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.06.11

  15. Kadushin's Laser Cut Chairs
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    Kadushin's Laser Cut Chairs

    In "Recent Uploads" at the Appel Gallery in Berlin, designer Ronen Kadushin exhibited a series of chairs laser cut from 6-mm thick sheets of aluminum. Says Kadushin, "Each chair...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.03.11

  16. Keep These in Mind Prints

    Keep These in Mind Prints

    Today's lesson comes from Public School, a design collective out of Austin, Texas: "Fridays are a good day to sit in a corner or a bar and think about what you've done." We assume it's...

    $15.00

  17. Magda Biernat's Betel Nut Girls
    Event Spotlight

    Magda Biernat's Betel Nut Girls

    I recently chatted over the phone with architectural photographer Magda Biernat, whose work photographing Betel Nut Girls of Taiwan (and the small, contained structures they work in) will be...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.16.11

  18. Matthias Heiderich's Berlin
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    Matthias Heiderich's Berlin

    Self-taught photographer Matthias Heiderich has spent the past three years roaming around Berlin, snapping photos with his medium-format film camera and Pentax digital camera. During his "...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.25.11

  19. MOCFA's "E is for Everyone"
    Event Spotlight

    MOCFA's "E is for Everyone"

    The Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Sister Corita Kent—a west coast Pop artist, teacher, and, yes, one-time Catholic nun—has...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.21.11

  20. New Olds at Israeli Design Museum
    Event Spotlight

    New Olds at Israeli Design Museum

    There's an interesting new museum in Israel, just south of Tel Aviv, with a corkscrewing exterior of rust-red Cor-Ten steel: Design Museum Holon, designed by Ron Arad. Their forthcoming exhibition...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.13.11

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