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  1. Water: Our Thirsty World

    Water: Our Thirsty World

    The Annenberg Space for Photography presents an exhibit examining the precarious state of the world’s fresh water.  Coinciding with National Geographic’s special issue "...

    03.30.10

  2. Penguin Soap Dispenser

    Penguin Soap Dispenser

    It seems there are lots of specialty shops popping up lately that offer a chance to buy household supplies, especially of the environmentally-fiendly ilk—cleansers, shampoos, and such&mdash...

    $16.00

  3. 12 Sofas

    12 Sofas

    We've combed through our archives to revisit an easy dozen of our favorite pieces, running the gamut from prim and proper to supple and slouchy.

    03.30.10

  4. 2010 Pritzker: Sejima and Nishizawa
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    2010 Pritzker: Sejima and Nishizawa

    Kazuyo Sejima (just the second woman ever!) and Ryue Nishizawa of the Japanese architecture firm SANAA were awarded the 2010 Pritzker Prize. The pair (just the second duo to win the Pritzker Prize)...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.29.10

  5. Home Sweat Home
    Essay

    Home Sweat Home

    The land we purchased—a little less than 40 acres in the Floyd County foothills of southwestern Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains—is the hilly, unfarmable center of several large...

    written by: Cy Merkezas
    03.29.10

  6. Superstructures in Space

    Superstructures in Space

    Some of the coolest architecture in the world is actually off-world: hovering above us in space, placed into orbit by international space programs both public and private. These satellites and...

    $39.95

  7. The Philip Johnson Tapes

    The Philip Johnson Tapes

    This new collection of interviews, conducted by Robert A. M. Stern and edited by Kazys Varnelis, gives us a glimpse of a more personal side to the Pritzker Prize–winning American architect...

    $40.00

  8. Updating Germany: 100 Projects for a Better Future

    Updating Germany: 100 Projects for a Better Future

    The United States needs a guide like this: 100 often sarcastic, frequently impossible, but reliably thought-provoking ideas for urban and architectural improvements throughout Germany. Proposing...

    $45.00

  9. Strike a Pose: Eccentric Architecture and Spectacular Spaces

    Strike a Pose: Eccentric Architecture and Spectacular Spaces

    It’s rare that a book about self-described “eccentric architecture” is worth taking a look at, but Strike a Pose is a refreshing exception. Want surging roof lines, heaving...

    $89.00

  10. Behind the Scenes: Dwell Reports
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    Behind the Scenes: Dwell Reports

    As the photo editor at Dwell, one of best things I get to do is go on set and art direct shoots. It’s always an exciting process of creating, tweaking, and finalizing an idea or concept and...

    written by: Amy Silberman
    03.29.10

  11. Illustrator Mike Perry
    Interviews

    Illustrator Mike Perry

    Mike Perry knows how to fill a page--and beginning this week, he's filling a 2,800-square-foot exhibition space at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The Brooklyn-based illustrator and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.29.10

  12. Neverend Clock

    Neverend Clock

    We've been big fans of Kitsune Noir's creative collaborations (and the culture blog by the same name, run by Bobby Solomon) for a while now, so it's no surprise that his latest endeavor is so...

    $198.00

  13. Plane Toy

    Plane Toy

    Suspended from the ceiling as an aeronautic decoration or swooping around in the hands of your little one, this lacquered wood plane from Normann Copenhagen is a toy that takes good ol' imagination...

    $46.00

  14. Tech Styles
    Design 101

    Tech Styles

    Matilda McQuaid is the head of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s Textiles Department: ...

    03.27.10

  15. La Via Lattea Cheese Knives

    La Via Lattea Cheese Knives

    Attention turophiles! Specially designed to slice through your favorite hard and soft cheeses, this set of knives for Alessi will make serving goudas, bries, and manchegos a breeze. The collection...

    $42.00

  16. All Roads Lead to Home
    Essay

    All Roads Lead to Home

    Davy Rothbart is the editor of Found magazine, a frequent contributor to public radio’s This American Life, and author of the story collection The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas. His...

    written by: Davy Rothbart
    03.27.10

  17. Sew Awesome
    Design 101

    Sew Awesome

    “Who we are arises directly from what our bodies can do,” writes Richard Sennett in his recent book, The Craftsman. In his spirited defense of how making material things can enlarge...

    03.26.10

  18. Let’s Get Small
    Design 101

    Let’s Get Small

    Hammers and nails are out, friends, and as the (patent) pending nanotech revolution shows, manufacturing is on the eve of the atom.

    03.26.10

  19. Absolutely Fabricated
    Design 101

    Absolutely Fabricated

    We talked to a handful of movers and makers to see what's in store for the wider manufacturing world.

    03.26.10

  20. Slag Solution
    Design 101

    Slag Solution

    Enter Serious Materials and its EcoRock drywall. EcoRock is not all-natural drywall—–that would be called “wood”—–but it is an attempt to do away with wasteful...

    03.26.10

  21. Wall of Shame
    Design 101

    Wall of Shame

    It started out as a great idea: Do away with wet-plaster wall construction, which required multiple workers taking days or weeks to plaster a house (and weeks or months for the plaster to set). So,...

    03.26.10

  22. Plus Bedding

    Plus Bedding

    Swap your Zs for +s. They'll make a nice addition to any boudoir.  

    $52.00

  23. Heather Bedding

    Heather Bedding

    These are sheer simplicity in a muted tone. The Heathered grey yarns woven into a soft cotton percale offer a nice bit of texture in a neutral hue.

    $55.00

  24. Porter Bedding

    Porter Bedding

    The Yankees aren't the only ones who look good in pinstripes; this set of bedding from Unison is a handsome pick.  

    $24.00

  25. On One Hand Bedding

    On One Hand Bedding

    For those active sleepers who annoy their bunkmates, this clever duvet keeps the fight mano a mano.  

    $275.00

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