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  1. Sale: William Stout Architectural Books
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    Sale: William Stout Architectural Books

    Our friends around the block at William Stout Architectural Books are having a big sale today through Saturday, offering 25 percent off all in-print titles in the store and online.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.19.09

  2. Palm Springs Modern: Wexler Steel Houses
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    Palm Springs Modern: Wexler Steel Houses

    Architect Donald Wexler was thinking prefab long before prefab was popular. One of Palm Springs's "big five" modernists—along with being William F. Cody, Albert Frey, William Krisel...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.19.09

  3. All You Need Is LV
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    All You Need Is LV

    In the most unlikely of places—rural Missouri—Rocio Romero has designed and built a prefab empire.

    written by: Donovan Finn
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    02.19.09

  4. Portland's 11xDesign Home Tour
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    Portland's 11xDesign Home Tour

    It’s not every local homes tour that merits attention beyond a city’s borders. But the 11xDesign tour, scheduled for February 21, featuring some of Portland’s most inspired...

    written by: Brian Libby
    02.19.09

  5. Artek Shelving System

    Artek Shelving System

    The grown-up version of Ikea, Naoto Fukasawa’s Shelving System for Artek is a vision of modular minimalism. Taking another step in cementing Artek’s legacy of Scandinavian simplicity, the lacquered...

    $675.00

  6. 101 Office
    Design 101

    101 Office

    Buried in TPS reports? Somebody take your red stapler? Don't let The Man get you down--our inclusive review of office environments and accessories will have you whistling while you work.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.18.09

  7. Pendleton's Yakima Blanket with Carrier
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    Pendleton's Yakima Blanket with Carrier

    Camping, picnics, hell, your hardwood floor. Any and all would be improved by the vaguely Southwestern geometry of Pendleton Mills' Yakima Camp Blanket.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.18.09

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    Pattern Recognition in Review

    Pattern Recognition is the debut monograph from New York based architecture practice Leven Betts. Not to be confused with the William Gibson novel of the same name, this Pattern Recognition opens...

    02.18.09

  9. Palm Springs Modern: Uptown Shopping District
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    Palm Springs Modern: Uptown Shopping District

    For the past three years, thousands of architecture and design enthusiasts from around the world have flocked to Palm Springs for its annual Modernism Week. Running now through February 21, the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.18.09

  10. Ice and Snow Furniture
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    Ice and Snow Furniture

    There's an old saying: When life gives you blizzards, make snow furniture. We're paraphrasing, but the sentiment holds true. Hongtao Zhou, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, made the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.17.09

  11. New Marimekko Spring Line
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    New Marimekko Spring Line

    The famed Finnish textile brand Marimekko, renowned for simple, bright prints (and owing their original popularity in the US to Jackie Kennedy's Marimekko shift dresses in the 60's) has released...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.17.09

  12. Alessi's Annual Sale
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    Alessi's Annual Sale

    Last week Jordan posted on a big sale Kartell is running, so let me join the fray by telling dwell.com readers that Alessi is also offering some serious discounts online as well as at their shops...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.17.09

  13. My Favorite Thing Series and Giveaway
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    My Favorite Thing Series and Giveaway

    Ideally, our homes would be outfitted entirely with pieces that delight us each time we look at them—the type that bear storied origins or simply represent a fond memory. Realistically, our...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.17.09

  14. Cast a Vote in the Greener Gadgets Competition
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    Cast a Vote in the Greener Gadgets Competition

    Later this month, the second annual Greener Gadgets Conference will take place in New York City, promising as always to convene innovative design thinkers around solutions for more sustainable...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.17.09

  15. Hand-Me-Down Design for Long Life
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    Hand-Me-Down Design for Long Life

    In a world of planned obsolescence, it's hard to convince people to buy a product that can never be one-upped by the shinier, newer version of itself. But British apparel company, howies, believes...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.16.09

  16. New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion
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    New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion

    This year marks the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's arrival in the New York Harbor, and while it may not strike everyone as an all-important historical event, it is the impetus for another...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.15.09

  17. Updike on Modern Skyscrapers
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    Updike on Modern Skyscrapers

    John Updike, the expert critic and novelist, only occasionally took up architecture and design as the sole subject of his prodigious powers of description. Though in sketching the rural barns of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.14.09

  18. SunRun Solar Stimulus Package
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    SunRun Solar Stimulus Package

    This week's news was riddled with updates on the slow passage of President Obama's stimulus package through Congress. As the administration takes aim at Americans' energy bills by ramping up clean...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.13.09

  19. Timeless Garden Botanical Clock
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    Timeless Garden Botanical Clock

    Plugging a cord into a socket or inserting a battery may seem like the easiest way to power a small appliance but it's not the only way. Italian designers Francesco Castiglione Morelli &...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.13.09

  20. LD Design: Botanical Design in an Austin Airstream
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    LD Design: Botanical Design in an Austin Airstream

    In 2007, Lauren Dolinsky left her marketing position at LePorte Modern Doors to focus full-time on her true passion: botanical arranging. She moved to Austin, Texas, and founded LD Designs, a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.13.09

  21. Data Clip USB Stick

    Data Clip USB Stick

    The lastest in the things-that-masquerade-as-other-things brigade is this USB stick from Japanese design firm Nendo. We have a habit of misplacing our regular thumb drives and this pipsqueak of a...

  22. Bendino Lamp

    Bendino Lamp

    If typical shades have you down, this powder coated steel lamp lets lightbulbs stand out. We say screw in a bulb with an artful filament.

    $72.00

  23. Huge Warehouse Sale at Kartell
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    Huge Warehouse Sale at Kartell

    It may have been a little while since you've thought of splurging on something special. If you've been saving up to buy a signature seat for your living space, though, now might be just the right...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.12.09

  24. Houndstooth Dogtent
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    Houndstooth Dogtent

    Diehard design lovers leave nothing to chance when it comes to outfitting their kids and pets. Though the style options for four-legged consumers haven't necessarily caught up with the design...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.12.09

  25. Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part II
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    Interview with Jürgen Mayer H.: Part II

    Last week I sat down over an Anchor Steam with Jurgen Mayer H. of the Berlin-based architecture firm J. Mayer H. at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's cafe. In the first part of my...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.12.09

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