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  1. Greene & Greene Anniversary
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    Greene & Greene Anniversary

    The year 2008 marks the 100th birthday of the Gamble House in Pasadena, CA, the most famous residential work by architects Charles and Henry Greene. (No relation.) But in these precarious financial...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.30.08

  2. Blu Dot Store Opening
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    Blu Dot Store Opening

    Minneapolis-based furniture company Blu Dot is setting up a flagship shop in Soho. Earlier this week the company announced it will open the first-ever Blu Dot store in December.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.31.08

  3. The Electric Mini
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    The Electric Mini

    Now things get interesting: BMW, the corporate parent of Mini Cooper, has announced that an all-electric version of the Mini   will premiere at the Los Angeles car show in January. Dubbed the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    10.31.08

  4. Housing in Crisis Part 4: Lures Cast by Creative Developers
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    Housing in Crisis Part 4: Lures Cast by Creative Developers

    Fact: Urban areas, including those in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, have been experiencing exponential growth of inner-city housing due to incentives such as relaxed zoning laws and tax...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    10.31.08

  5. The Food Pyramid in Practice
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    The Food Pyramid in Practice

    The new Pyramid lunchbox takes the guesswork out of satisfying the daily recommended proportions of grains, fruits, protein, and vegetables, with the added bonus that it's streamlined and modern too.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.02.08

  6. The Secret Life of Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
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    The Secret Life of Kentucky Bourbon Barrels

    There seems to be more reclaimed wood in Brooklyn than trees themselves. This probably is both a good thing and a bad thing—reclaiming used wood being the good half of that equation, and any...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.02.08

  7. Green Campers
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    Green Campers

    Tonke builds old-fashioned wooden campers on a modern undercarriage. With four different models to accommodate either a solo journey or a trip to Yellowstone for three, this is traveling in style.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.03.08

  8. American Bill Price Makes a Stir in Seoul
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    American Bill Price Makes a Stir in Seoul

    Perhaps I’m displaying my own design ignorance here, but I had never heard of American architect, inventor and professor of industrial design at the University of Houston, Bill Price....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.03.08

  9. Modern History on the Block
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    Modern History on the Block

    Make of it what you will: Welton Becket's "House of Tomorrow" is in foreclosure.

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.03.08

  10. Of Scott's Grandmother and Reclaimed Wood
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    Of Scott's Grandmother and Reclaimed Wood

    He lists his grandmother ("who recycled everything") as his inspiration. How can you not be smitten with Scott Raffaele?

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.04.08

  11. Three Starchitects for the Price of One at the Leeum
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    Three Starchitects for the Price of One at the Leeum

    The rather poorly named Leeum Samsung Museum of Art (an unfortunate collision of “Lee”, surname of the Samsung family who founded the place, and the last half of “museum”)...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.04.08

  12. Great Source for Modern Bookshelves
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    Great Source for Modern Bookshelves

    For book enthusiasts who are up to their eyeballs in books, there are tons of great modern systems for storing them, some that you can even build yourself.  Most of the pages of Dwell are...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.04.08

  13. Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 Recap
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    Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 Recap

    October 30th marked the closing of Seoul, South Korea’s nearly three-week-long Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 at the Jamsil Sports Complex, site of the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics. The first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.05.08

  14. The Vegetal Chair
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    The Vegetal Chair

    The Bouroullec brothers continue to prove that there's no limit to variation and innovation in chair design. One of their newest creations, set to debut this week in Langenthal, Switzerland, at...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.05.08

  15. Times Square Theater
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    Times Square Theater

    Often public architecture seems to happen in all the wrong places. Exhibit A: an empty public structure—say a too-windy pavilion between two skyscrapers. Exhibit B: an exceedingly long line...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.05.08

  16. Can't Get Enough Carbs—or Jonathan Adler
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    Can't Get Enough Carbs—or Jonathan Adler

    Calling all Upper West Siders: no longer any need to travel to Soho, the village or the Upper East Side to pay a visit to Jonathan Adler.

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.06.08

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    DWR Limited for the Holidays

    Looking for a singular kind of gift to give or to get this holiday season?  You're in luck because the people behind the DWR Tools for Living line will be rolling out a limited edition new or...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.06.08

  18. Chicago Humanities Festival
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    Chicago Humanities Festival

    For any Chicago-based Dwell readers looking for something to do this Saturday, November 8, I'm pleased to say that I'll be hosting a panel discussion there as part of this year's Chicago Humanities...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    11.06.08

  19. How to Wrap Five Eggs Reissued
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    How to Wrap Five Eggs Reissued

    How to Wrap Five Eggs, a mid-60s classic of Japanese design, came back into print in the US last month from Shambhala Publications.  Assembled by graphic designer Hikeyuki Oka in 1965, this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.07.08

  20. Update: Studio Dror
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    Update: Studio Dror

    Dror Benshetrit has developed a name for himself as a luxury design jack-of-all-trades, applying laws of physics to projects from lamps to chairs to residences and pushing the envelope of...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.07.08

  21. Calypso in Air
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    Calypso in Air

    The Whitney Museum of American Art recently put on view a collection of Alexander Calder mobiles from 1926-1933, so it's perhaps of interest to check out another artist of this medium in New York. ...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.08.08

  22. California Biennial
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    California Biennial

    Fifty four artists and collectives are participating in this year's California Biennial which runs until March 15th at the Newport Beach based OCMA. This year the show has expanded to include a...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.08.08

  23. Looks Like We're Getting That Train
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    Looks Like We're Getting That Train

    The high speed rail system in France, called the TGV, has revolutionized travel within the country. Now it's easy to pop between Avignon and Paris in under 3 hours (a distance that used to be a 6-7...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.10.08

  24. Six Questions for William Stout
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    Six Questions for William Stout

    One of the many joys of the very small San Francisco neighborhood of Jackson Square—home of Dwell HQ—is the top-drawer William Stout Architectural Books, the city’s premiere spot...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.10.08

  25. Maharam Textiles at The Shade Store
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    Maharam Textiles at The Shade Store

    The Shade Store just launched a new collection of window treatments featuring fabrics from the archives of renowned textile manufacturer Maharam textiles.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.11.08

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