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  1. Universal Design: Public Bathrooms

    Universal Design: Public Bathrooms

    For the second offering of our two-part series on Universal Design, the folks from Smart head over to some public restrooms in New York, illustrating how principles outlined in the first video...

    03.11.10

  2. Events this Weekend: 3.11-3.14
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 3.11-3.14

    The action this weekend is in New York and the Midwest, with our favorite events and exhibitions taking place in the Big Apple and around lower Lake Michigan.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.11.10

  3. Crow Bottle Opener

    Crow Bottle Opener

    Eating crow is never fun, but this drinking crow is a perfect boozing buddy. Sand-cast and glazed in the traditional Japanese style of Nambu Tekki, the iron figurine will easily pop the cap off of...

    $21.25

  4. How Many Billboards? in LA
    Event Spotlight

    How Many Billboards? in LA

    Considering what a blight billboards can be on the urban landscape--São Paulo banned them in 2007, as have states like Maine--especially in car-centric spot like Los Angeles, it's little...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.10.10

  5. Teapots and Tea Kettles

    Teapots and Tea Kettles

    When I started entertaining at my upstate house I was stunned that many people don't drink coffee. Life without coffee? Never! But with more and more houseguests requesting tea, I decided to go a...

    03.10.10

  6. Tree to be Eaten

    Tree to be Eaten

    Consider it a dream come true, an honest-to-goodness marshmallow tree. This decorative piece would make a nibble-worthy presentation when the party is in full swing and the hors d'oeuvres are in...

    $75.00

  7. Raimond Suspension Lamp

    Raimond Suspension Lamp

    Designed by a mathematics professor, the Raimond Suspension lamp by Moooi is a sphere created from a series of triangular shapes. The intricate frames are joined at LED terminals. The electrical...

    $1869.00

  8. The Prefab Decade
    Essay

    The Prefab Decade

    Founding Dwell editor-in-chief Karrie Jacobs visited MoMA's Home Delivery exhibition and finds that prefab might not change our homes, but it could change our architects.

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    03.09.10

  9. New MIT Media Lab Opens Doors
    Travel Reports

    New MIT Media Lab Opens Doors

    The Media Lab at MIT is an unmatched incubator of unlikely partnerships -- where academia and industry hold hands, and where art and technology are inseparable. Designed by Prtizker Prize-winning...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    03.09.10

  10. Imagining Home
    Event Spotlight

    Imagining Home

    What is a home? There's the obvious answer of a place of residence or--at an even more elementary level--a structure that provides shelter. But "home" carries a bigger meaning than just...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.09.10

  11. Aftertaste 4

    Aftertaste 4

    The School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design presents AFTERTASTE 4, a two-day symposium organized this year around the theme “Moving In.” Featuring a...

    03.09.10

  12. Opening Party: Fat Fringe at The FIX

    Opening Party: Fat Fringe at The FIX

    Fat Fringe is a die-cut paper canopy created through slicing, punching, and folding. Enthusiasts spent several weekends at The FIX transforming sheets of paper into all species of beautiful 3D...

    03.09.10

  13. American Masters: Building China Modern

    American Masters: Building China Modern

    I.M. Pei, one of the most influential architects of the last half-century, returned to his Chinese homeland after seventy years, and designed a modern museum to house the antiquities of Suzhou, in...

    03.09.10

  14. William Krisel, Architect at The Getty Center

    William Krisel, Architect at The Getty Center

    Please join us for a special screening of Design Onscreen’s latest documentary film, William Krisel, Architect at The Getty Center, Los Angeles, on Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 at 7:00PM. A...

    03.09.10

  15. Landscapes of Quarantine

    Landscapes of Quarantine

    An exhibition exploring the spaces of quarantine: From Chernobyl's Zone of Exclusion to the artificial quarantine islands of the New York archipelago, and from camps set up to house HIV+ Haitian re...

    03.09.10

  16. Ramayana by Sanjay Patel
    Books

    Ramayana by Sanjay Patel

    My favorite book as a kid was unquestionably D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths. I took it out of every branch of the Sacramento library, renewed it a hundred times and basically absorbed every...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.09.10

  17. Simus the Rhino

    Simus the Rhino

    The rhinoceros is not to be trifled with—and this durable wooden version is a fitting representation of the powerful beast. Crafted of cut wood muscles ingeniously bound by hidden elastic bands,...

    $110.00

  18. Stout Beat Light

    Stout Beat Light

    The design and inception of the Beat Lights originated from a field trip to India on which Tom Dixon took his Royal College students. This light was inspired by the shapes of traditional Indian...

    $900.00

  19. atelier KS
    Three Buildings

    atelier KS

    On dwell.com, we recently featured atelier KS's Sunset District Renovation--a disaster turned modern-design beauty that we loved. Now, we asked the designers behind the renovation, Kelli Franz and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.08.10

  20. Nagoya Pendant Light

    Nagoya Pendant Light

    Designed by Ferran Freixa, fine strips of poplar wood are woven together to create a framework which constitutes the shade. The shade is supported by two metal circles allowing light to shine...

    $660.00

  21. Le Soleil Pendant Lamp

    Le Soleil Pendant Lamp

    A luminous sphere made up of irregular bands of opaque polycarbonate. Le Soleil Pendant Lamp by Foscarini has a special luminous effect with light projected upwards from the bands and central...

    $1551.00

  22. Piero LIssoni
    Interviews

    Piero LIssoni

    “Prolific” is a weighty designation to assign to a living designer, but few contemporaries have produced the caliber and portfolio of Piero Lissoni. Since the start of his career in...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.08.10

  23. Grid-It Organizer

    Grid-It Organizer

    Tired of tucking your camera, thumb drives, and power cords between alternating layers of t-shirt and trousers as you head out out on a trip? Grid-It offers a clever way to keep all your...

    $9.99

  24. Plan of Steel
    House Tours

    Plan of Steel

    The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park. Nestled amid piñon and juniper trees and outcroppings of boulders, the...

    written by: Brendan Newnam
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    03.07.10

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