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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Last Call for Entries!
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    Last Call for Entries!

    Today is the last day to enter a submission to phase one of Dwell's Innovate It! design contest. Time is running out, but the criteria for this first round is simple: We're asking you to send in an...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.31.09

  5. The Trabecula Bench
    How they make it

    The Trabecula Bench

    Freedom of Creation—In recent decades, computer-aided design (CAD) has transcended the screen, thanks to the advent of automatic fabrication, a process wherein three-dimensional objects take...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    03.31.09

  6. Lightpot by Studio Shulab
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    Lightpot by Studio Shulab

    Many an indoor planter has passed across the pixels of design blogs lately, always a clear symbol of sustainability, modern domesticity, and conscientious consumption. Not every countertop garden...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.31.09

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. The Pirate Chair
    Product of the Day

    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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Drunk Bar Trunk

    Drunk Bar Trunk

    Here's the gigantic splurge of the bunch; a compact, stylish bar from the Scandinavian designer Gesa Hansen, who bases her company and atelier, The Hansen Family, in Germany. But no matter&mdash...

    $4010.00

  21. Björk Pouffe and Rug

    Björk Pouffe and Rug

    I, too, thought these rugs and poufs were homages to the Icelandic singer but no—björk means birch tree in Swedish, and the striated pattern, achieved through a warp of cotton...

    $240.00

  22. Unfold Pendant Light

    Unfold Pendant Light

    Not to over-hype Muuto, but I also covet this soft silicone pendant lamp, designed by Form Us With Love, a Swedish design house. It ships flat, and when you take it out of the box it pops open to...

    $189.00

  23. Taika Plate

    Taika Plate

    A friend who recently got married registered for Taika dinnerware, and I was immediately smitten with Klaus Haapaniemi's whimsical illustrations for this Iitalia line. Taika (which means "...

    $40.00

  24. Kuksa Finnish Camping Cups

    Kuksa Finnish Camping Cups

    We love these hand-carved cups, made from rare arctic birch burl and outfitted with a reindeer leather strap. Apparently the cups are antiseptic and don't need to be cleaned between uses, so they...

    $65.00

  25. Plus Salt and Pepper Grinder

    Plus Salt and Pepper Grinder

    This salt and pepper grinder, designed by Norway Says for Muuto, is available in white, black, and natural beech wood, but our favorite is this playful multi-colored version. The stacked components...

    $85.00

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