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  1. coolcapitals Competition Winners
    Dwell on Design

    coolcapitals Competition Winners

    We welcomed coolcapitals and Wacom back to Dwell on Design this year for another exciting graphic design competition. Over the course of the weekend, we named three winners and awarded each one a...

    written by: Fida Sleiman
    07.01.10

  2. Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM
    Interviews

    Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM

    I've long loved her New Yorker covers, and am still over the moon about the illustrated version of Strunk and White's classic The Elements of Style from 2005, so I leapt at the chance to meet...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.01.10

  3. The First LEED for Homes–Rated House in Utah
    Green

    The First LEED for Homes–Rated House in Utah

    In the land of large mountain lodge wannabes, two California natives tuck Utah’s first LEED for Homes–rated house onto the side of Emigration Canyon.  

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    07.01.10

  4. Houses We Love: People's Choice
    A Great Idea

    Houses We Love: People's Choice

    Now that it's been decided that Munich–based firm Nimmrichter CDA won the grand prize of our Houses We Love competition, the time has come to spread the love around and hand over the People's...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.01.10

  5. Trunk

    Trunk

    Given that modern, streamlined travel itineraries generally call for similarly simplified (and smaller) baggage, it would seem the very idea of the classic steamer trunk sank with the Titanic....

  6. Events this Weekend: 7.1-7.4
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.1-7.4

    Happy Canada Day! Today marks the national celebration of our neighbors to the north (and the home country of yours truly). Between singing O Canada and prepping the grill for Sunday's Fourth of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.01.10

  7. 30% at Kartell Through July 18

    30% at Kartell Through July 18

    Save up to 30% on discontinued and overstock Kartell products, 20% off other items*, at all participating dealers. ...

    06.30.10

  8. Shelter Island Retreat
    House Tours

    Shelter Island Retreat

    Architect Cary Tamarkin designed his family's summer house for snoozing. “It lends itself to massive relaxing,” he says of the 2,800-square-foot cottage on Shelter Island overlooking...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    photos by: Bart Michiels
    06.30.10

  9. Coast Docs
    My House

    Coast Docs

    Law professor Carole Goldberg and sociology professor Duane Champagne both teach at the University of California, Los Angeles. Both have a love of books and cooking, and since marrying in 2003,...

    written by: Emily Young
    photos by: Shawn Records
    06.30.10

  10. In Review: SMIBE's short films
    Dwell on Design

    In Review: SMIBE's short films

    On Sunday afternoon at Dwell on Design we dimmed the lights on the Sustainability Stage for a special screening from SMIBE—The Society for Moving Images About the Built Environment. Founding...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.30.10

  11. Brazil Tavolo Table Lamp

    Brazil Tavolo Table Lamp

    If you like Pixar‘s hopping lamp, you’ll love version 2.0 from Danese. Features a red-painted adjustable arm on a moon white stem and iron base designed by Alberto Zecchini.

  12. Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect

    Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect

    Few contemporary architects are as revered, reviled, and ultimately celebrated as the Dutch designer Rem Koolhaas. The new film Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect by directors Markus Heidingsfelder...

    $29.95

  13. Planning India: From Chandigarh to NanoCity

    Planning India: From Chandigarh to NanoCity

    swissnex San Francisco invites a panel of experts to discuss the past and future of urban planning in India, highlighting two examples: Chandigarh, a city mandated by the Nehru government in the...

    06.29.10

  14. Timbuk2 Hidden Series
    Product

    Timbuk2 Hidden Series

    The problem with reusable bags is actually reusing them. At my apartment, there is reusable bag upon reusable bag (mostly the kind you can buy at the grocery store that resemble a paper bag) but...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.29.10

  15. Black Walnut Table

    Black Walnut Table

    Whether you’re serving hot dogs or coq-au-vin, this picnic-style table from Voos is a perfect blend of warm Black Walnut and cold stainless steel. This beauty may not be for parks, but it...

    $5350.00

  16. Clover Lee and David Erdman
    Interviews

    Clover Lee and David Erdman

    An installation currently on display at the SCI-Arc Gallery, Immuring by David Clovers, is championing the modern-day fresco.  Curious about the forms and the computational development behind...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.29.10

  17. Heath LA Visit
    Travel Reports

    Heath LA Visit

    While down in LA for Dwell on Design this year I had a chance to stop into the Heath Ceramics LA shop to look around, check out the Playmountain show which is up now, and have...

    06.28.10

  18. Architzer and Design Clinic
    Dwell on Design

    Architzer and Design Clinic

    Architizer, the recently launched social networking site for architects, hosted Design Clinic this year at Dwell on Design. It was a chance for anyone to make an appointment with a practicing ...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.28.10

  19. A Rational Approach
    House Tours

    A Rational Approach

    Typography guru Erik Spiekermann and his wife, designer Susanna Dulkinys, hate 
clutter. That’s why they love the supersleek Berlin domicile they constructed to have 
just the right lines...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    06.28.10

  20. Friday Lamp

    Friday Lamp

    It’s rare to find a fixture that suits tabletop and suspension with equal aplomb, but the Friday lamp, with its multi-faceted blown-glass shade, is an indisputable double threat.

  21. The Modern Family Zone
    Dwell on Design

    The Modern Family Zone

    The Modern Family Zone was a respite for Dwell on Design attendees with young children, with all manner of cool and stylish coloring, playing and resting opportunities. My six-year-old tried...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.28.10

  22. Houses We Love Winner Announced
    A Great Idea

    Houses We Love Winner Announced

    The votes have been cast, and the winner has been selected—congratulations to Zurich–based firm Nimmrichter CDA for designing an exemplary House We Love.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    06.27.10

  23. And the Water Wise Winners Are...
    A Great Idea

    And the Water Wise Winners Are...

    We teamed up with Kohler in hot pursuit of a common enemy—the water hog—and we asked you to submit your water-saving solutions for a “Water Wise” future. The submissions...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    06.27.10

  24. Dwell on Design 2010: Day Two
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design 2010: Day Two

    We have more from the floor at the fifth-annual Dwell on Design conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Here we present a few booths that caught our attention.  

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.27.10

  25. From the Floor: Brinca Dada
    Dwell on Design

    From the Floor: Brinca Dada

    The Modern Family zone has more to occupy mini modernists than a Dwell parent could ask for. One of our favorites was Brinca Dada's Emerson House dollhouse. Designed as a toy adults like to look at...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Dakota Keck
    06.27.10

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