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  1. Friday Finds 4.24.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 4.24.09

    Late April is bringing a lot of travel for the Dwell crew. Sam and Jordan are in Milan at Salone del Mobile, Miyoko is headed to Houston tomorrow to report a story for our October issue, Aaron jets...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.24.09

  2. Tonight: Objectified in America
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    Tonight: Objectified in America

    I finally saw Gary Hustwit’s very fine film Objectified this week and could not be more excited to moderate the latest Dwell Conversation, Objectified in America: Design, Consumerism and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.24.09

  3. From Milan: Everyday Life Shop
    Travel Reports

    From Milan: Everyday Life Shop

    Despite the fact that the small corner storefront was a bit off the beaten path for foot traffic, not listed in the Interni guidebook, and actually a few doors down and around the cobbled bend from...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    04.24.09

  4. Wallet by Joshu+Vela

    Wallet by Joshu+Vela

    This made-in-San Francisco leather wallet from Joshu+Vela is simplicity itself. A simple brass closure and rich, reddish leather hold all you really need to carry with you. Seriously, leave the...

    $75.00

  5. 4,500 Stitches Wrap by plainMADE

    4,500 Stitches Wrap by plainMADE

    The Portland, Oregon, studio of plainMADE trades in hand-made goods that feel especially cozy. For a mere $65 this merino wool scarf can be yours. The red tips give it (and by extension, you) loads...

    $65.00

  6. Light Boxer Brief by PACT

    Light Boxer Brief by PACT

    PACT, purveyors of sustainably produced socks, underwear, and t-shirts, are throwing their philanthropic efforts behind tsunami relief in Japan. Purchase of these boxer briefs from the PACT for...

    $24.00

  7. Port Magazine

    Port Magazine

    We came across this new British men's mag when we were in London earlier this year. We picked up a copy for the plane and found that collection of essays, design coverage, and fashion features to...

    $38.00

  8. Collar Bones by Taylor Stitch

    Collar Bones by Taylor Stitch

    Ditch the plastic collar stays for good and upgrade to some classy brass. These collar bones from the San Francisco shirtmakers Taylor Stitch offer a bit more support and are a good sight more...

    $20.00

  9. Stockholm Brief by Lexdray

    Stockholm Brief by Lexdray

    Though little beats the worn patina of a well-loved leather briefcase, there is an argument to be made for something sleek and techy. The ballistic nylon and many pockets of Lexdray's Stockholm...

    $325.00

  10. Leather Driving Gloves by Mullholland Brothers

    Leather Driving Gloves by Mullholland Brothers

    These dapper drivers are made in Italy of lambskin and offer just enough protection against the cold for west coasters. East Coasters will want something a bit more substantial for a true pair of...

    $95.00

  11. Harris Tweed by Lara Platman

    Harris Tweed by Lara Platman

    This handsome coffee table book documents the great export of the Outer Hebrides islands off the coast of Scotland: Harris tweed. A portrait not so much of the fabric, but of its production, Lara...

    $40.00

  12. Off to Switzerland
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    Off to Switzerland

    I'm headed off to Switzerland on Saturday to take part in the Presence Switzerland Design and Innovation tour. I've never been before, but the itinerary is chockablock with the tiny nation's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.23.09

  13. From Milan: Q&A with Shigeru Ban
    Travel Reports

    From Milan: Q&A with Shigeru Ban

    Boldly declaring “One Chair Is Enough,” Artek, the Finnish company founded in part by legendary architect Alvar Aalto, today introduced a new product line, the 10-Unit System by Shigeru...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.23.09

  14. From Milan: Q&A with Marcel Wanders
    Travel Reports

    From Milan: Q&A with Marcel Wanders

    Soon after arriving in Milan, relieved at having made it through the nine-hour airline delay and gotten to Italy in one piece, we met up with Marcel Wanders. The Dutch designer is a fixture in the...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.22.09

  15. From Milan: Q&A with Inga Sempe
    Travel Reports

    From Milan: Q&A with Inga Sempe

    Moustache is a new French company debuting their contemporary home furnishings at Salone this year. The first collection features work by Matali Crasset, Big-Game, Francois Azambourg, Ana Mir and...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    04.22.09

  16. Endy Stool

    Endy Stool

    Endy’s boldly colored surfaces nod to the most sensitive part of a plank—–the raw, cut edge—–which is painted at the sawmill and, more often than not, discarded.

    $149.00

  17. From Milan: Q&A with Sam Hecht
    Travel Reports

    From Milan: Q&A with Sam Hecht

    Every year, journalists make the pilgrimage to Milan in the hope of finding products that are unique, that offer a new typology, and that may very well one day revolutionize the way we live. It...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.22.09

  18. From Milan: Q&A with Jason Bruges
    Travel Reports

    From Milan: Q&A with Jason Bruges

    Jason Bruges is showing in Milan for the first time with Established & Sons. His Flatliner family of lights uses LEDs on thin discs with touch technology along the rim: simply tap your...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    04.22.09

  19. The Mosque
    Books

    The Mosque

    The Mosque. Political, Architectural and Social Transformations, compiled and edited by Dutchmen Ergün Erkoçu (an architect) and Cihan Bugdaci (a real estate developer) and out this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.22.09

  20. New Beginnings
    House Tours

    New Beginnings

    Uni, an international group of designers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is riding out a self-professed renovation high that never seems to cease.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    04.21.09

  21. Dwell in Milan—and on Twitter!
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    Dwell in Milan—and on Twitter!

    This week in Milan, designers from around the world are showcasing their latest work at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, where buyers and designophiles flock each April to hold their place at...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.21.09

  22. Trading Shingles for Shrubs
    Green

    Trading Shingles for Shrubs

    Dwell explores the extensive reasons why the grass is intensely greener when it's on the roof.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.21.09

  23. Pod Living
    Green

    Pod Living

    A pair of Arizona–based architects prove that sleeping in a pod is hardly an extraterrestrial experience.

    written by: David Proffitt
    photos by: Bill Timmerman
    04.21.09

  24. Industrial Evolution
    House Tours

    Industrial Evolution

    A Norman Foster master plan has transformed a decaying German industrial port into a vibrant neighborhood. It’s not about a single dramatic image, but what Foster calls “incremental...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    04.21.09

  25. The Ace Hotel & Swim Club
    Hotels

    The Ace Hotel & Swim Club

    I recently had the pleasure of spending a weekend in Palm Springs during what may be the perfect time of year there—as comfortable at noon as at midnight. One of the highlights was a stay at...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.21.09

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