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  1. Land Use Survey at Jen Bekman Gallery
    Event Spotlight

    Land Use Survey at Jen Bekman Gallery

    Land Use Survey is a new show up at the gallery Jen Bekman in New York through August 15th. It's a group show that ranges across media that tries to understand how we use land in America, and it's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.17.10

  2. Do More with Your Door Dwell Finalists
    A Great Idea

    Do More with Your Door Dwell Finalists

    Hosting design competitions is one of our favorite things to do on dwell.com, and we are always overwhelmingly impressed by the rush of intelligent, inspirational, and thought-provoking ideas that...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.16.10

  3. New Topographics at the SFMoMA
    Event Spotlight

    New Topographics at the SFMoMA

    On Saturday, July 17, New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape opens at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit is a restaging of the 1975 show New Topographics, which...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.16.10

  4. Friday Finds 7.16.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.16.2010

    Beat the summer heat with some indoor fun this weekend! We've uncovered a visual feast for you to browse and admire.

    07.16.10

  5. Small Work

    Small Work

    Petite and powerful LEDs have eliminated the need to build fixtures around bulky bulbs. Small Work integrates the diminutive diodes directly into a geometric tripod that will brighten your desk...

  6. Crocker Art Museum Expansion
    Interviews

    Crocker Art Museum Expansion

    On October 10, the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento—the art museum of my boyhood, I should note—will repoen both it's 1871-built gallery space, the old Crocker mansion, and a new...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.15.10

  7. SFMOMA Live Art: Rebecca Solnit's Infinite City

    SFMOMA Live Art: Rebecca Solnit's Infinite City

    From July through December 2010, SFMOMA's Live Art program invites San Francisco's own Rebecca Solnit to lead a thematic tour of the Bay Area with Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, a printing...

    07.15.10

  8. Southampton Animal Shelter Charity Auction

    Southampton Animal Shelter Charity Auction

    Every month, thousands of readers reach to Dwell Magazine to learn how to make the most of modern living. Now, you can spotlight your business with a full-page, four-color ad in Dwell Magazine Oct....

    07.15.10

  9. Vapur Water Bottle Design

    Vapur Water Bottle Design

    VAPUR® a foldable, flexible, reusable eco-friendly water bottle is teaming up with Dwell magazine and Opportunity Green to sponsor the Vapur “Thirst For Design” Competition. The...

    07.15.10

  10. Events this Weekend: 7.15-7.18
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.15-7.18

    Our headquarters and our hearts are always in San Francisco. This week, we showcase three exhibitions opening and closing in the Bay Area to lure you to our favorite place in the country.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.15.10

  11. Pieces from a Larger Puzzle
    Travel Reports

    Pieces from a Larger Puzzle

    “Pieces from a Larger Puzzle,” an exhibition at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura—a 1950s building in Westwood designed by Robert Alexander, Richard Neutra’s partner—of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.14.10

  12. Hong Kong's Upper House Hotel
    Hotels

    Hong Kong's Upper House Hotel

    In Hong Kong, we had the opportunity to check out the new Upper House hotel. Every bit of the hotel was designed by Andre Fu, the 35-year-old founder of the burgeoning Hong Kong firm AFSO—...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.14.10

  13. Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen

    Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen

    Counter Space explores the twentieth-century transformation of the kitchen and highlights MoMA’s recent acquisition of an unusually complete example of the iconic “Frankfurt Kitchen,...

    07.14.10

  14. Avenue Road
    Travel Reports

    Avenue Road

    From the “Make Your Own Luck” desk: In June, the Toronto- and New York-based architects George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg opened the new furniture showroom-cum-gallery they designed for...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Chiun-Kai Shih
    07.13.10

  15. The Glass House
    Travel Reports

    The Glass House

    Last month I was lucky enough to catch a viewing of The Glass House, a wonderful play that told the story of both Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson's glass houses. I caught up with the...

    07.13.10

  16. Odd Size Measuring Spoons

    Odd Size Measuring Spoons

    For the exacting chef who doesn't yet trust eyeing mini measurements, these odd size spoons will come in quite handy. We wouldn't have guessed that a pinch is, in fact, less than an eighth of a...

    $15.95

  17. Villa La Roche
    Travel Reports

    Villa La Roche

    Nestled in a leafy alleyway in Paris's famous 16th arrondissement, Villa La Roche is a prime reflection of modernist architecture in France.  Built between 1923 and 1925 by Le Corbusier, it...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    07.13.10

  18. Jason Pontius on Blog Themes
    The Argument

    Jason Pontius on Blog Themes

    Recently I had the idea of asking a well-placed, well-respected web designer who understands the vagaries of design, branding, and getting information across, to have a look at the themes on...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.12.10

  19. Polka Beetle Tile

    Polka Beetle Tile

    We've long been big fans of Xenia Taler's folksy decorative tiles, and a recent quick browse through her site has only fueled our adoration. Xenia's designs are hand-colored on her partner Steven...

    $35.00

  20. B-Set

    B-Set

    Hella Jongerius designed this beautiful seven-part porcelain dinner service set for Royal Tichelaar Makkum, a Dutch company that has been producing ceramics for over four centuries. Each piece in...

  21. Fluoro Shade

    Fluoro Shade

    Though it looks like Flouro's polycarbonate shade could illuminate a room on it's own, it is, indeed, fitted for a bulb. Tom Dixon is quite fond of the eye-catching color, and it can be found on...

    $465.00

  22. Taraxacum '88 S

    Taraxacum '88 S

    Achille Castiglioni's Taraxacum '88 was named for the ethereal dandelion, and the 60 transparent bulbs that adorn the polished aluminum icosahdron are truly luminous when switched on. It's a...

    $4984.00

  23. Non-Random Light

    Non-Random Light

    While Moooi's Random light resembled a Jackson Pollack painting in orb form, the Non-Random—also by Dutch designer Bertjan Pot—looks a bit more like a finely wound skein of wool. The...

    $623.00

  24. Le Soleil

    Le Soleil

    Introduced in Milan last year but now available for purchase in the US, Vicente Garcia Jimenez's Le Soliel is a pendant that lights below from above and above from below. The polycarbonate tiers...

    $1551.00

  25. V Pendant

    V Pendant

    For those who are after more than just light, V will cast cool geometric shadows through its polycarbonate slats.

    $3235.00

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