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Lisa Roberts on Game-Changing Product Designs

In her new book, DesignPOP (Rizzoli), designer and collector Lisa Roberts explores the objects that have changed contemporary product design. Here, she shares the thought process behind her book.
October 2, 2014
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Restaurants and Bars by Brooklyn Studio hOmE

Brooklyn design studio hOmE, run by brothers Evan and Oliver Haslegrave, is the duo behind a number of beloved restaurants, bars, and retail spaces in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Their projects are united by a simple material palette—wood, tile, and stone abound—paired with geometric touches and elegant lighting. Oliver will join us at Dwell on Design NY on October 9 to chat about how the firm has developed a marketable design aesthetic. Click through the slideshow to see some of the duo's spaces, and buy your tickets to the show here.
October 1, 2014
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Architecture of Loss at Dwell on Design New York

At Dwell on Design NY, architects explain the delicate nature of designing spaces synonymous with tragedy.
October 1, 2014
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Stylish Modern Housewares and Accessories from Makr

Makr, a company based in Winter Park, Florida, offers an array of minimalist wares that we're itching to own. Jason Gregory is at the helm of the seven-person company and personally does all of the design work and creates all of the patterns for the products, which include wallets, bags, chairs, shelves, and more. "The reason I make things is because of the process," he says, "finding out ways to put things together and the enjoyment of turning something flat into something dimensional." Makr manufactures all of its products in Florida (except for its journals, which are produced elsewhere in the South) and produces its small items—like leather goods—in its 3,000-square-foot workshop. Larger items are outsourced to local manufacturers due to the ability to work in small batches, the flexibility to modify and tweak a design, and the convenience in working with another company face-to-face, all of the . "It's not about a 'local' bandwagon movement," Gregory says about his decision to stay in-state. "It's because I can go to a place and discuss want to accomplish. We often work with older fabricators and try to get them to do something design driven."
October 1, 2014
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Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist

In the remote San Juan Islands, an artist and an architect collaborate on a modern residence dedicated to creative pursuits.
October 1, 2014
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Modern Vignettes at Dwell on Design New York

Following the Dwell Store’s first physical appearance at Dwell on Design Los Angeles in June and its pop-up retail store at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, the store made its third IRL appearance at Dwell on Design New York in October 2014. Maintaining Dwell’s tenet that the modern home is a livable home, the Dwell Store’s installation features a dining room tablescape, successfully bringing the image of a Dwell dining room to life.
October 1, 2014
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Cramped Kitchen Transformed Into an Inviting Hub

In northern New Jersey, a cramped kitchen is reborn as a welcoming space for cooking and entertaining.
October 1, 2014
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Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Rental Kitchen

While renters might not be able to rip out cabinets or excise egregious countertops, there are practical fixes that needn’t last longer than your lease. Deb Perelman, author of the food blog Smitten Kitchen, has encountered her share of cook space conundrums in the 14 years she’s been a New York City renter—insufficient storage, unsightly counters, and one kitchen that was a mere 42 square feet. Despite those challenges, she’s been able to make do with a few effective, affordable, and temporary solutions. “I look for things I can take with me to the next apartment,” she says. Here, Perelman shares her tips.
September 30, 2014
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Iconic Midcentury Bank Repurposed in Palm Springs

E. Stewart Williams’s Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan building from 1961 gains new life as the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center.
September 30, 2014
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