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  1. Eames Elephant

    Eames Elephant

    Charles and Ray Eames designed this elephant in 1945. The complex process required for molding the plywood pieces was prohibitive, however, and the elephant never made it past the prototype stage....

  2. Parrot Pitcher

    Parrot Pitcher

    Last weekend, the little boy who lives next door set up a lemonade stand on the street, right outside our apartment. It was predictably adorable, and we gladly paid our 50 cents for a small cup of...

  3. 2010 AIA Housing Awards
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    2010 AIA Housing Awards

    Earlier this week, the American Institute of Architects awarded its tenth annual Housing Awards to projects across the country, several of which have been featured in Dwell. The Sky Ranch, an 800...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.08.10

  4. Side Feeding Bird Feeder

    Side Feeding Bird Feeder

    Suspend this stoneware feeder in the front yard and give your feathered friends a totally tubular treat. Avian alighters can feast upon seeds or simply settle for a spin in the breeze.

    $395.00

  5. Editors' Picks People

    Editors' Picks People

    Editors' Picks People Landing page

    05.07.10

  6. Architectural Tour of Baton Rouge
    Travel Reports

    Architectural Tour of Baton Rouge

    I was down in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, earlier this week to report on a house for the November issue of Dwell. While I was there I had a chance to talk with a class of Jim Sullivan's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.07.10

  7. Friday Finds 5.7.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 5.7.2010

    As the week winds down, we greet the weekend with our favorite clicks of the past few days. Among our favorite Internet finds: vertical garden inspiration, a tip-of-the-hat to Bike to Work Day...

    05.07.10

  8. 2010 BKLYN Designs
    Event Spotlight

    2010 BKLYN Designs

    It's that time of year again—spring!—and this weekend BKLYN DESIGNS, a three-day contemporary design tradeshow featuring furniture, lighting, carpeting, flooring, and wall...

    05.06.10

  9. Events this Weekend: 5.6-5.9
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 5.6-5.9

    We're Out and About in America this weekend, with an exhibit opening in Indianapolis, a three-day design show in New York, and the closing of exhibitions in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Detroit.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.06.10

  10. Marin Living: Home Tours
    Event Spotlight

    Marin Living: Home Tours

    Sadly I won't be able to make it, but if you're in the Bay Area next Saturday, May 15th, you should seriously consider signing up for the first AIASF home tour of the year. Marin Living: Home...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.05.10

  11. John Christakos of Blu Dot
    Interviews

    John Christakos of Blu Dot

    I have always adored Blu Dot's mission: good design at good prices. Heck, I liked them so much I even worked for them. I caught up with Blu Dot's CEO & founder John Christakos and he answered...

    05.05.10

  12. Science Project Pillows
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    Science Project Pillows

    I got a note recently from Heather Lins of Heather Lins Home about her new eco-friendly pillows. Though the current throw pillow throwdown is certain to separate wheat from chaff, little on...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.04.10

  13. Xavier Le Roy, Self-Unfinished
    Interviews

    Xavier Le Roy, Self-Unfinished

    Hailing from Montpellier in the south of France, Xavier Le Roy is a renowned modern choreographer (and former biochemist) whose work kneads together space, human body, and machine. After seeing...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    05.04.10

  14. Peace Industry Rug

    Peace Industry Rug

    We've got floor coverings on the brain this week, and consistently find ourselves clicking back to admire the work of Melina Raissnia, who owns San Francisco-based Peace Industry with her husband...

  15. 10 Benches

    10 Benches

    April showers have brought May flowers and now is the ideal time to retreat to the outdoors and idle away spring's sunny afternoons. We've rounded up ten of our favorite benches that form the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.10

  16. Your House, Your Sandwich
    Essay

    Your House, Your Sandwich

    An Architectural Drama in Five Parts

    written by: Dan Maginn
    05.03.10

  17. Dwell on Design 2010

    Dwell on Design 2010

    We are fast approaching Dwell on Design, our annual conference happening this weekend in Los Angeles. Everyone at Dwell has been busily preparing and sewing up final details for the event, and we...

    05.03.10

  18. Craig Dykers of Snøhetta
    Interviews

    Craig Dykers of Snøhetta

    Ask for Mr. Snøhetta and you'll receive a hiking stick and map to one of Norway's tallest peaks. The eponymous architecture firm, with offices in Oslo and New York, is purposely anonymous,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.10

  19. Flora Jute Rug

    Flora Jute Rug

    Just hearing the word 'macrame' might evoke visions of groovy hemp wall decor and tasseled hanging plant holders, but not all knotty work is rooted in retro kitsch. Home decor ace Jonathan Adler...

    $495.00

  20. My Hashi Chopsticks and Case

    My Hashi Chopsticks and Case

    Plastic bottles are overtaking America's landfills but in In Japan, disposable chopsticks are being tossed at the rate of 250 billion sets per year. Wherever you reside, it's a great idea to get a...

    $16.00

  21. Fly-Fly

    Fly-Fly

    The light wings of Fly-Fly, designed by Roberto and Ludovica Palomba, treat the eye to 360° illumination and a feeling of lightness. The transparent form projects the light in the environment...

    $949.00

  22. The 2010 LA Modernism Show
    Travel Reports

    The 2010 LA Modernism Show

    The opening night of the Los Angeles Modernism Show, held for the first time at Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, was defined by intriguing pieces by both modern favorites and less-known...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Erika Heet
    05.01.10

  23. Matchbook Garden

    Matchbook Garden

    It's been about a month since we made our first terrarium and we're beyond jazzed that it's still—miraculously—green, which given us a budding desire to grow more. We're aproaching our...

    $2.50

  24. Bolle
    How To

    Bolle

    On Murano, an island near Venice, Italy, glass artisans go to work before dawn. Inside one workshop, the kilns have been howling all night, preparing colored glass for the day’s work. In 1921...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    04.30.10

  25. Friday Finds 4.30.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 4.30.2010

    On today's platter we serve new sites to bookmark, videos to watch, cars to share and flowers to enjoy.

    04.30.10

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