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  1. V&A Pattern Series II
    Books

    V&A Pattern Series II

    Last year, the Victoria and Albert Museum dug into its archives of decorative textile patterns and published its first set of pattern books. Next week, the London museum will release the second set...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.25.10

  2. Division and Discovery
    Travel Reports

    Division and Discovery

    I heralded the beginning of my summer with an excursion along the Maine coast, which landed me in Portland this past weekend. After poking my nose into the tattoo shops along Fore Street, snacking...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    05.25.10

  3. Q&A: Gijs Bakker
    Interviews

    Q&A: Gijs Bakker

    As cofounder of the iconic Dutch collective Droog, industrial designer Gijs Bakker further defined the design identity of his homeland, the Netherlands, as simple and playful, conceptual but...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.25.10

  4. Sideboard #26

    Sideboard #26

    Rather than tuck your dishware away behind cluttered kitchen cabinets, keep it handy for hosting in a classic Scandinavian sideboard. Famed Danish designer Arne Vodder created this piece ...

    $7500.00

  5. Prostheses and Grafts
    Product

    Prostheses and Grafts

    Though architect Marcio Kogan, principal of the São Paulo-based firm StudioMK 27, has done loads of appealing residences (check out his house for photographer Reinaldo Cóser in the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.24.10

  6. Why Design Now?
    Event Spotlight

    Why Design Now?

    Earlier this month, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum unveiled its fourth exhibition in its National Design Triennial series: Why Design Now?. The exhibit features more than 125 projects-...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.24.10

  7. Concorso d'Eleganza 2010
    Travel Reports

    Concorso d'Eleganza 2010

    On the banks of Lake Como, in the Lombardy region of Italy, rests the location of one of the most prestigious automobile events in the world, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este....

    written by: Bret Robins
    photos by: Bret Robins
    05.24.10

  8. Frame Sofa Set

    Frame Sofa Set

    Frame offers a lesson in addition and subtraction, reducing the components of a sofa into a seat that is unmistakably the sum of its three simple parts.

  9. Juxtaposed:Power

    Juxtaposed:Power

    Designed more for bibliophiles than beach readers, Juxtaposed:Power makes a statement by placing seven seminal political tomes—by the likes of Plato, Sayyid Qutb, and Karl Marx—on the...

  10. Kelvin LED

    Kelvin LED

    No need to touch this cast-aluminum desk lamp to turn it off or on, when using the Force will do: Hover your hand above the square head of the Kelvin LED—a sleek update on the conical...

    $396.00

  11. Preview: Asia Now
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Asia Now

    Each year at Dwell on Design we trust the animal-like instincts of designboom to seek out and deliver the best contemporary design from around the planet. This year is no different: designboom will...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    05.21.10

  12. Open Bowl

    Open Bowl

    Another fantastic exhibition during New York's design week was Inter-Connected, a collection of Brazilian and Portuguese design curated by Zoe Melo of LA's Touch gallery. The hand-made products...

    $134.00

  13. Masu Cup

    Masu Cup

    Not just for sake anymore--these handy little hinoki-wood guys can be used for everything from serving condiments to quaffing Tom Collinses.

    $18.45

  14. Cork Bowl

    Cork Bowl

    LIghter than air and useful beyond belief, these cork bowls can hold any manner of sundries and can withstand a good drubbing as well. Clean up is a snap, too—all it takes is a little hot...

    $48.00

  15. Yves Klein's Air Architecture
    Event Spotlight

    Yves Klein's Air Architecture

    In conjunction with the massive retrospective "Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers" that the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC is launching tomorrow, they've also...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.20.10

  16. Events this Weekend: 5.20-5.23
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 5.20-5.23

    This week we bring you a smattering of events and exhibitions opening and taking place this weekend along the West Coast. Have another to add to the mix? Tell us about it here.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.20.10

  17. Color Conspiracy Quilt

    Color Conspiracy Quilt

    "When you answer the phone with 'Hello, Funquilts,' you can't take yourself too seriously." Bill Kerr won us over at ICFF with his optimistic attitude towards his work, and the quilts,...

  18. Ford & Ching Debuts 100xbetter
    Product

    Ford & Ching Debuts 100xbetter

    A desk, a loveseat, and a shelving system -- all in one single flat pack? I, too, was amazed at the clever level of reconfigurability when I saw these new pieces appear in my inbox. Recently...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    05.19.10

  19. Scotland: Day 5
    Travel Reports

    Scotland: Day 5

    On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a handful of dirty clothes into my now very rumpled suitcase and was out the door like a shot. Not only was...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.19.10

  20. Travetta Humidifier

    Travetta Humidifier

    Ditch the dowdy, humming, plug-in humidifier for a sultry ceramic model that sits on the radiator. Harness the heat to turn the water in the tray into moisture in the air.

  21. Auction Preview: LAMA
    Event Spotlight

    Auction Preview: LAMA

    Specializing in modern art, design and furniture with an emphasis on works by important 20th-century artists, designers, and architects, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) was established in 1992...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.18.10

  22. Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle
    Event Spotlight

    Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle

    At Dwell, we love a nice bike just as much as (and sometimes more than) we adore a Bertoia chair or Bouroullec backrest—and rightly so since a well-crafted bicycle is just as much a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.18.10

  23. Ruché

    Ruché

    Though its basic frame is uber-minimal—a rectilinear bench that ends with two squared arms or one arm and a tablette—Ruché has the welcoming, come-sit-here quality of a much...

  24. Uncomfortable Conversations
    Travel Reports

    Uncomfortable Conversations

    Picture this: You’re standing on the subway. The train begins to fill, begins to move, it lurches forward and the man standing next to you grabs the bar, right above your hand. Touching your...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.18.10

  25. Petals Rug

    Petals Rug

    The circular shaped pieces on this wool rug create a unique and densely packed surface. The texture becomes even more striking when light hits, adding to the sophisticated appeal. It comes in 3...

    $1982.00

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