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  1. Photo Votives

    Photo Votives

    Using high-contrast black and white photocopies and transparent contact paper, you can put your own photographs, letters, or sayings on glass. Whether glass tumblers, coasters, or votive...

  2. Recycled Road Map Corkboard

    Recycled Road Map Corkboard

    It's true, foldout road maps are on the way out. Clean out your glove box and put those old maps to use. Recycled road map corkboards are a quick DIY gift idea for the beloved traveler, geography...

  3. Vintage Camera Nightlight

    Vintage Camera Nightlight

    The photographer on your list probably has all of latest camera gadgets alongside a slew of thrift store vintage cameras—some still working, some collecting dust on the shelf. Why not make...

  4. Felt Coffee Cozies

    Felt Coffee Cozies

    Simple, useful, and customizable felt coffee cozies are cherished gifts for coworkers, teachers, and of course, your resident caffeine addict.

  5. On Greener Turf
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    On Greener Turf

    With new laws limiting water consumption in many places, it shouldn't be a surprise that drought-tolerant and native landscaping is continuing to flourish, replacing expansive and expensive lawns. ...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.30.09

  6. Brazilian Design at the MoMA Store
    Product of the Day

    Brazilian Design at the MoMA Store

    The Museum of Modern Art's Design Store has been running regionally-sourced collections in their retails shops and online. Currently they've got an excellent array of products from Korea, and next...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.30.09

  7. The Pirate Chair
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    The Pirate Chair

    For better or for worse, we're currently living through something of a pirate renaissance. Pirates pop up as both comic cultural meme and serious scourge of the seas. With clear awareness of this...

    03.29.09

  8. Tiny Houses
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    Tiny Houses

    Living small is the new way to live big—whether within a tighter, more creatively written budget or physically in fewer square feet. In her new book Tiny Houses, Loud Paper Magazine founder...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.28.09

  9. Friday Finds 3.27.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 3.27.09

    This week the Dwell editors spotted gems from many corners of the blogosphere, from films about monsters to architecture for chickens.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.27.09

  10. Christopher Puzio at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Christopher Puzio at Dwell on Design

    We editors have started to put together the panels and programming for Dwell on Design 09 in Los Angeles, and I'm very excited to report that San Diego-based artist, gallerist, educator, builder...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.27.09

  11. Carte Blanche Prints

    Carte Blanche Prints

    For those looking for stunning photography prints at an accessible price point, have no fear. Founded by Frenchwoman Gwen Lafage, Carte Blanche, located on Valencia Street in San Francisco, offers...

    $69.00

  12. Crinkle Cup by Rob Brandt

    Crinkle Cup by Rob Brandt

    Who says Dixie cups are only for drinking beverages in your college days? This ceramic cup first made its debut in 1975 by Netherlands ceramicist Rob Brandt. Wouldn’t it be nice if these...

    $14.00

  13. Illusion Table

    Illusion Table

    Designed in 2005 by Danish designer John Brauer, the Illusion table is made out of 3mm-thick acrylic. It gives the impression that there is a tablecloth over a desk.

    $275.00

  14. Tank Books

    Tank Books

    Much like Olympia Le-Tan’s book-clutches, these awesome cigarette books pay homage to classic stories. Cleverly disguised as cigarette packs (right down to the flip-flop top with foil...

    $88.00

  15. Cup by Eeva Jokinen

    Cup by Eeva Jokinen

    No, your tea will not leak out of what appears to be holes in the surface of this cup—it just looks like it will. This optical illusion can be either nerve-wracking or beautiful, or both....

  16. Kuro Cube

    Kuro Cube

    Oftentimes, a cardboard box of baking soda in the refrigerator just doesn’t seem to be doing enough to eliminate smells. Cue in this neat little guy. The Kuro Cube is a combination of oak and...

    $16.00

  17. VDC Washer Apron-Dress

    VDC Washer Apron-Dress

    Those Parisians sure do know a thing or two about style, don’t they? Time after time, they prove that classics outlast any trends or fads. They keep things simple over at VDC, offering...

    $194.00

  18. Nasomatto Fragrances

    Nasomatto Fragrances

    This line of perfumes created by Alessandro Gualtieri (who has also concocted scents for fashion houses such as Helmut Lang and Valentino) is meant for those who want a distinctive and unique ...

    $108.00

  19. Handbags by Olympia Le-Tan

    Handbags by Olympia Le-Tan

    Handbags and clutches that look like books—does a better combination exist? Each handmade-felt book-clutch is based on famous covers of lit classics, such as Moby Dick and Cather in the Rye....

  20. BLDG 2.0: Can Data Transform Building?
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    BLDG 2.0: Can Data Transform Building?

    We'll surely never cease to marvel at the architectural feats humans accomplished long before the age of computers, but it's nevertheless a wonder to see what we can do with digital tools at our...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.27.09

  21. Founding Farmers
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    Founding Farmers

    While in Washington DC we popped into Founding Farmers, the District’s only LEED Gold certified restaurant and bar. A farm-to-table style establishment, Founding Farmers would be just one of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.26.09

  22. The Return of Ulysses
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    The Return of Ulysses

    San Franciscans will not want to miss Claudio Monteverdi’s opera The Return of Ulysses, staged and directed by artist William Kentridge, running at the Project Artaud Theater running through...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.25.09

  23. ID Visit's RISD's Natural Habitat
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    ID Visit's RISD's Natural Habitat

    When I think of biomimicry—a smart, sustainable approach to design that mimics nature's forms and functions—I usually think of ocean-borne wind turbines and the spiral...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.25.09

  24. Richard Schultz Design Weighs in on 6 Outdoor Lighting Options
    Product Reviews

    Richard Schultz Design Weighs in on 6 Outdoor Lighting Options

    Be they medieval torches blazing on battlements or bug zappers crackling to life with each new victim, the need for outdoor lighting is clear. From the front porch to the shadowy corners of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    03.25.09

  25. OfficePOD
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    OfficePOD

    Between rising rates of independent and freelance careers and the many changes to corporate work policies that have accompanied the downturn, many people are finding themselves in need of a good...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.25.09

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