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  1. Sample's Example
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    Sample's Example

    “I’ve had my share of so-called glamorous architecture and I found it more boring than this. You can only do so much to an office building. Here, no matter how tedious the job is from a...

    04.01.09

  2. One Teakettle Wins the Tea-Off
    Product of the Day

    One Teakettle Wins the Tea-Off

    Design competitions are all the rage these days, with the Internet making it easy to gather and disseminate good ideas from creative thinkers the world over. Recently World Kitchen—a brand...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.01.09

  3. Project FROG's 21st Century Buildings
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    Project FROG's 21st Century Buildings

    If FEMA didn't drum up enough of a bad reputation with its immediate response to Hurricane Katrina, the nails certainly went into the coffin as word spread of the abominable conditions inside the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.01.09

  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. Pipework Series Coat Rack

    Pipework Series Coat Rack

    The "recontextualization of familiar things" drives Nick Fraser's design. We came across the powder-coated copper pipes and brass fittings of Fraser's handsome hook at the 100% Design...

    $196.00

  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. A Tale of Two Tiny Cars
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    A Tale of Two Tiny Cars

    Now that gas prices in the U.S. are hovering around two dollars a gallon, what's happened to green driving?

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.24.09

  21. Urban Hardwoods Furniture
    Product of the Day

    Urban Hardwoods Furniture

    Now that "salvage" has as many connotations with environmental sensitivity, creativity, and resourcefulness as with the need to scrimp and save, showrooms formerly reserved for brand new...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.24.09

  22. Spring Stool

    Spring Stool

    Give the wooden seat of the Spring stool from Osher's debut collection a twist as you would the head of a screw, and its height adjusts accordingly.

  23. Palm Springs, California
    City Guide

    Palm Springs, California

    In Palm Springs, California, “mid-century modern” connotes more than just Eames chairs and glass walls; it also hints at Hollywood Regency. From the 1920s through the 1970s, silver...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.24.09

  24. Inhabitat Spring Greening Contest
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    Inhabitat Spring Greening Contest

    Whether or not you regard spring as an opportunity for spring cleaning, Inhabitat encourages you to do some spring greening, with their first annual Spring Greening contest, a smart challenge that...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.23.09

  25. Bordeaux, France
    City Guide

    Bordeaux, France

    Classical yet current, Bordeaux is a city that celebrates the details that comprise the whole. Architect Oliver Brochet guides our tour around the accessible tram system, the historic women,...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Peter Augustin
    03.23.09

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