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Mush Lume Lamp by Danielle Trofe

A Green Table Lamp Grown from Mushrooms

Brooklyn designer Danielle Trofe’s new Mush-Lume lamp is made from biodegradable mushroom material.
February 27, 2014
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Preview: Shigeru Ban's First Permanent U.S. Museum

Shigeru Ban calls the Aspen Art Museum, which is expected to be completed this summer, "my great step forward in my career as an architect." Dwell caught up with the architect for the recent reveal in Los Angeles.
February 26, 2014
a man stands with towel on the pool deck of his Shelter Island vacation home

Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Shelter Island Vacation Home

For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity to create an intimate and relaxing hideaway.
February 26, 2014
Jaanus Orgusaar NOA Cabin

Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin

Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal housing concept creates space in geometric patterns.
February 26, 2014
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Young Designers Make an impression at Design Indaba

Thomas Heatherwick stole the show at the first day of the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday when he unveiled his plans to recast a century-old silo on the city’s waterfront as a showcase for modern African art (look for coverage, and images, soon at dwell.com). But a group of recent design school graduates from across the globe presented a generational counterpoint to Heatherwick and other more established speakers by presenting innovations of their own. Click through the slideshow to view their work.
February 26, 2014
charley harper tree to tree

7 Eco-Friendly Tile Designs for Spring

With spring just around the corner, fresh green and eco-friendly tiles welcome the season, offering energy to any kitchen or bathroom space.
February 26, 2014
Table Designed by Exploration Architecture with BigRep Printer

Want the Perfect Chair? Print It

Berlin-based BigRep wants to make your next piece of furniture on a 3D printer. When employees of the company attended the 3D Printshow in New York earlier this month, furniture wasn’t the focus, according to COO and co-founder Rene Gurka. After all, they had an industrial-sized industry changer to show off, a 3D printer made with “open-sourced Maker Bot technology that’s been supersized” which can churn out customized, 48-cubic-foot pieces of plastic.
February 26, 2014
gerardo dottori cimino home dining room set

Future Shock: Guggenheim’s Gorgeous Retrospective on Futurism

Championing a radical and utopian vision, the artists profiled in the Guggenheim’s new exhibit Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe brought the concept of “total works of art” to new heights, especially when it came to objects and interior design, according to organizer and museum senior curator Vivian Greene. From the bedroom Giacomo Balla designed for his daughter in 1914 to the art houses (Casa d'Arte) he and other designers like Fortunto Depero created across Italy, forward-thinking design was applied to every aspect of life.
February 25, 2014
Portrait of Isamu Noguchi

Design Icon: Isamu Noguchi

One of the most idiosyncratic artists of the 20th century, Japanese-American designer and sculptor Isamu Noguchi fashioned a future of organic shapes and clean lines, an elegant fusion of trends and traditions. A restless thinker, world traveler and collaborator, Noguchi’s eclectic career covered so much ground, just a fragment—set design with dance icon Martha Graham or his public artworks and sculptures—would make for a distinguished career. Here we examine some of his iconic furniture and interior designs.
February 25, 2014
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