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  1. "Living in a Modern Way" at LACMA
    Event Spotlight

    "Living in a Modern Way" at LACMA

    For their part in the citywide "Pacific Standard Time" exhibition, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has just opened “California Design 1930–1965: Living in a...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.06.11

  2. "Made by Hand" Video Series
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    "Made by Hand" Video Series

    Recently I've been on a kick of watching behind-the-scenes videos. I've always been fascinated to learn how things are made, and how independently owned companies come to be, and in the past couple...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.24.11

  3. "N" Is for Nice
    Profiles

    "N" Is for Nice

    Sometimes all the numbers don't add up, but at least they can look cool. Studio 5 takes graphic design into the classroom and the kids are better than all right.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Douglas Adesko
    07.24.09

  4. "Postmodernism" at the V&A Museum
    Event Spotlight

    "Postmodernism" at the V&A Museum

    "Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990," on view at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum through January 15th 2012, is the first major exhibition to take a long, hard look...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    10.17.11

  5. "Quake" Exhibit Explores Intersection of Architecture and Engineering
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    "Quake" Exhibit Explores Intersection of Architecture and Engineering

    A New York exhibition explores where architecture and engineering meet to design for earthquake zones.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.17.14

  6. "Sustainism": the New Modernism?
    Books

    "Sustainism": the New Modernism?

    Honestly, when the book Sustainism is the New Modernism: A Cultural Manifesto for the Sustainist Era (D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers, New York) first crossed my desk, I wasn't sure how to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.04.11

  7. "Sympathetic Seeing" at MAK

    "Sympathetic Seeing" at MAK

    Beginning September 28th, catch "Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design" at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture. This exhibition...

    09.14.11

  8. "The Printed Picture": Lee Friedlander's Documentary Photographs
    We Recommend

    "The Printed Picture": Lee Friedlander's Documentary Photographs

    An exhibition explores the American photographer's preference for showcasing his work in books.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.18.14

  9. "What's Next?" Competition
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    "What's Next?" Competition

    It's a new year and if you're newly energized to enter some design competitions, you now have an extension to get in on the newest one from Social Designer. The "What's Next?" competition...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.09.10

  10. 005 Collection

    005 Collection

    A light-emitting acrylic tube contains 180 LEDs, which mimic old-school fluorescent bulbs with less eye strain and better energy efficiency.  

  11. 01 Woodblocks
    How To

    01 Woodblocks

    Woods’s prints begin as marker drawings on acetate. “We have a set of patterns that have been reduced from wood grain,” he says, “and we use them as a library, and change them around. So it really...

    01.01.09

  12. 012 Bedside Table

    012 Bedside Table

    Manufactured from single planks of American oak or walnut, this bedside table sports a single drawer with hidden metal runners on the underside with a sprung “pull back” action. It can...

    $995.00

  13. 01SJ Biennial: Build Your Own World
    Travel Reports

    01SJ Biennial: Build Your Own World

    This past weekend marked the third 01SJ Biennial, held in San Jose, California. "The Silicon Valley is such a capitol of innovation, technology, and people thinking creatively that we wanted...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.22.10

  14. 02 Plywood
    How To

    02 Plywood

    Wrong based his designs on DIY plywood-furniture patterns from postwar Britain. “It’s a very simple message of construction using plywood and turned timber legs,” he explains.“ They’re like...

    01.01.09

  15. 03 Prints
    How To

    03 Prints

    Before the furniture is assembled, each piece is painted jet-black and printed with the CNC-cut MDF woodblocks, which Wrong calls “crude but very effective.” Enamel paint in various shades is...

    01.01.09

  16. How To

    04 Groove

    Once the pieces are assembled, their stepped miter joints are glued together and clamped to dry. Wrong routs a three-millimeter perpendicular groove along every 90-degree corner of each piece. The...

    01.01.09

  17. 1-Bit Symphony

    1-Bit Symphony

    When the compact disc case is the audio player: Tristan Perich's 1-Bit Symphony is catnip to ambient music fans, tech nerds, and design aficionados alike. The five-movement symphony is played on a...

    $29.99

  18. 10 Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Architecture
    House Tours

    10 Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Architecture

    If you caught our recent round up of shipping container homes, you know there's no shortage of innovative adaptations to the boxy cargo pieces. We can't get enough of them, either, and here we...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.30.12

  19. 10 Benches

    10 Benches

    April showers have brought May flowers and now is the ideal time to retreat to the outdoors and idle away spring's sunny afternoons. We've rounded up ten of our favorite benches that form the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.10

  20. 10 Buildings That Changed America
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    10 Buildings That Changed America

    We got a sneak peek of the new PBS documentary '10 Buildings That Changed America', which premiered on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    05.12.13

  21. 10 Charming Farmhouses Around the Globe
    Houses We Love

    10 Charming Farmhouses Around the Globe

    Set in ranging landscapes from Alaska to Sweden, Dwell takes a look at 10 modern cottages built on rural terrain around the world.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.29.13

  22. 10 Clever Office Designs
    Product Reviews

    10 Clever Office Designs

    The new workplace acts more like a living room than a holding pen for corporate drones.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.12.14

  23. 10 clever storage ideas for the bathroom
    A Great Idea

    10 clever storage ideas for the bathroom

    Flummoxed by the ever-present need for storage in the bathroom? Here are 10 ways to stash all your bath supplies in a modern way.

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.07.14

  24. 10 Cool Spaces for Kids
    Rooms We Love

    10 Cool Spaces for Kids

    With the kids officially on winter break—how will you fill the time? Here are 10 spaces to inspire a redesign guaranteed to keep your little ones occupied in high style.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.20.13

  25. 10 Cozy Modern Living Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    10 Cozy Modern Living Rooms

    A renovated concrete abode in Belgium, Jonathan Adler's quirky Shelter Island beachside retreat, and a British farmhouse are just a few projects in our collection of living rooms that showcase the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.03.14

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