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  1. Favorite Play! Spaces
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    Favorite Play! Spaces

    We love to play and love places that celebrate our inner, creative, kidlike selves—we dedicated our July/August 2011 issue to the subjects of families, kids, and play after all. The editors...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.28.11

  2. Future Beauty
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    Future Beauty

    Because the September 2011 issue is dedicated to the influence of Japanese design (architecture, craft, and industrial design primarily), we'd be utterly remiss if we didn't give a nod to the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.03.11

  3. Bar Method
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    Bar Method

    When plans for a prefab home flopped, Rian and Melissa Jorgensen were introduced to Jonathan Feldman of Feldman Architecture, whose custom design was able to deliver an environmentally conscious...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    09.15.11

  4. More Finds from The Vintage Bazaar
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    More Finds from The Vintage Bazaar

    We recently featured The Vintage Bazaar as the Design Finder in our October Made in the USA issue. Here, founders Libby Alexander and Katherine Raz take us on a tour of their most recent event in...

    written by: Katherine Raz
    09.13.11

  5. lamesadevenn: Part Two
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    lamesadevenn: Part Two

    In this series, trace the evolution of lamesadevenn, an international collaborative of architects, product designers and communication specialists who are redefining how and why we design. They...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    09.19.11

  6. London Design Festival: Day 3
    Travel Reports

    London Design Festival: Day 3

    My third day traipsing about London for the Design Festival had me venturing east again, starting my day in Clerkenwell (that's pronounced CLARK-en-well, I learned) and then, as ever, heading back...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    09.23.11

  7. Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 1
    Travel Reports

    Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 1

    At the end of September, I hopped across the pond to visit Basel, Switzerland, and the nearby Laufen bathrooms factory and showroom. Basel is bisected by the Rhine and sits just south of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.10.11

  8. Dwell Design Lab Recap
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    Dwell Design Lab Recap

    Over the weekend of October 29th and 30th, Dwell hosted its first ever Design Lab in San Francisco. Bay Area-based designers, architects, and landscape architects gathered at the Millennium Tower...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    10.31.11

  9. Kimball Art Center Finalists
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    Kimball Art Center Finalists

    Last week I was in Park City, Utah, home of the Kimball Art Center. Founded in 1976, and housed in what was once the Kimball Bros. auto garage, the Kimball is a living museum offering the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.25.12

  10. Designing Retail: Nike Stadium
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    Designing Retail: Nike Stadium

    In an effort to reinvent retail space and foster a community connection, athletic brand Nike started unveiling Nike Stadium locations in 2010. The locations in New York, Berlin, London, Milan,...

    written by: Tim Newcomb
    06.29.12

  11. 131-Day House
    My House

    131-Day House

    Architect Jayna Cooper had never designed a house before, much less played general contractor, when she broke ground on her new home in the middle of Los Angeles in 2009. After a grueling four...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.11.12

  12. Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion
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    Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion

    Alvar Aalto’s Finnish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale, originally designed as a temporary demountable structure, was built in 1956 and stayed solidly in a place for nearly 56 years until...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    09.12.12

  13. Architects' Homes for their Parents
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    Architects' Homes for their Parents

    It comes at no surprise that some of the most famous architects' early commissions were for their parents. Who better to encourage their experimental ideas? How better to repay years of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.19.12

  14. The Modern Baby: Part Four
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    The Modern Baby: Part Four

    Infant brand Oeuf has been celebrated by celebrities and design magazines alike for its sophisticated yet whimsical products for children. They have gained a solid reputation for their high-quality...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.09.12

  15. Moss Auction at Phillips de Pury
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    Moss Auction at Phillips de Pury

    In our September entertaining issue, we profiled the one and only Murray Moss, New York design impresario and "ringmaster" of the over-the-top, irreverent design objects with high price tags. At...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.19.12

  16. Dutch Design Week 2012, Pt. 2
    Event Spotlight

    Dutch Design Week 2012, Pt. 2

    Over 180,000 people are expected to attend Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven and the momentum is building to get a glimpse of works introduced by the Netherlands' top designers. This event...

    written by: Maarten Dinger
    10.25.12

  17. Pratt Institute at 125
    Event Spotlight

    Pratt Institute at 125

    Last week marked the opening of a new Pratt Institute exhibition celebrating 125 iconic works of art and design made by the school's alumni and faculty over the last 125 years. At turns...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.03.12

  18. Past and Present
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    Past and Present

    Design*Sponge managing editor Amy Azzarito branches out with her first book, Past and Present. “I love learning about history through objects and design rather than remembering names and dates; it...

    written by: Christa Martin
    photos by: Ellen Silverman
    02.15.13

  19. Mid-Century Finds
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    Mid-Century Finds

    Too much time has passed since we last checked in with mid-century furniture aficionado Sam Kaufman, whose diminutive gallery on Beverly Boulevard is always stocked with the most wonderful things....

    02.01.13

  20. Stanley Kubrick Retrospective at LACMA
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    Stanley Kubrick Retrospective at LACMA

    Calling all film and design buffs! The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is currently showing the first U.S. retrospective of master director Stanley Kubrick's prolific 45-year life and career in...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Eujin Rhee
    02.11.13

  21. Color Story: Red
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    Color Story: Red

    Did you know that red was the first color after black and white to be named? It has been found in cave paintings dating from 15,000 B.C., is the most frequently found color on national flags, and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.25.13

  22. A Weekend Retreat in the Forest
    House Tours

    A Weekend Retreat in the Forest

    Built on a challenging hillside site and tucked behind a thicket of trees, the Bridgman, Michigan, house designed by Scott Rappe provides a modern weekend retreat for a Chicago couple.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.21.13

  23. SaloneSatellite Winners 2013
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    SaloneSatellite Winners 2013

    Every year we visit the Salone Internazionale del Mobile fair in Milan, and every year we save SaloneSatellite—the portion of the fair dedicated to young designers under the age 35—for last. This...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    04.15.13

  24. Destination of the Week: Atlanta
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    Destination of the Week: Atlanta

    Atlanta is known for many things but modern architecture has surely never been one of them. But if you know where to look, you can find the city's modern side. Ahead of Dwell's April 24 ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.22.13

  25. Amazing Modern Backyard Office
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    Amazing Modern Backyard Office

    When it comes to DIY ingenuity, we applaud Scott Dorman of Marietta, Georgia, for designing, overseeing, and erecting a modern office/shed that makes a striking addition to his backyard. Click...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.03.13

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