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  1. Local Manufacturing at the 2014 Detroit Design Festival
    Event Spotlight

    Local Manufacturing at the 2014 Detroit Design Festival

    From September 23–28, the Detroit Design Festival takes place to celebrate the city's diverse creative industries through an impressive roster of events ranging from open studios to art...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    09.21.14

  2. 6 Classic Lights from Louis Poulsen
    Product

    6 Classic Lights from Louis Poulsen

    Louis Poulsen is an international lighting company that has collaborated with architects and designers for over seventy years. Several of the brand's most popular lighting fixtures, featured here,...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    06.10.14

  3. 10 Impressive New University Buildings
    We Recommend

    10 Impressive New University Buildings

    Think of these inspiring new additions to schools and universities around the world as teachable monuments.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.21.14

  4. Designtex, the Fabric Manufacturer with a Pulse
    Dwell on Design

    Designtex, the Fabric Manufacturer with a Pulse

    In advance of her appearance at Dwell on Design NY, the story behind Designtex and Susan Lyons, the leader who's matched the textile company with creative partners from Charley Harper to 3M.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.23.14

  5. How To

    The Pi Table: Dumpster Diving

    The first step in the Scrapile process is to acquire raw materials. Salgado and Bettencourt are beggars, not choosers: Any wood—from cherry to walnut—will do. With help from a local...

    01.01.09

  6. How To

    The Pi Table: Building a Block

    With raw material in hand, they painstakingly assemble their scraps into a solid, ten-foot-long block that is eight inches square. To achieve the striated pattern of cascading bands that is...

    01.01.09

  7. The Pi Table: A Design Emerges
    How To

    The Pi Table: A Design Emerges

    All of Scrapile’s sharp modern forms come from the solid block of wood. The pieces have evolved from basic, boxy shapes to more complex lines as Salgado, who does most of the design, has...

    01.01.09

  8. How To

    The Pi Table: Putting It Together

    With a design in place, the block is trimmed down to size, planed, sanded, and edge-cleaned. Planks are cut with precision, to ensure the waterfall pattern aligns exactly, and pieces are glued and...

    01.01.09

  9. 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Person Who Has Everything
    Gift Guides

    2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Person Who Has Everything

    We're kicking off a month of Dwell-approved holiday shopping lists with this roundup of the best unusual gifts to give your friends and relatives who seem to have it all.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.16.13

  10. Furniture Design Series: The Dining Table
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    Furniture Design Series: The Dining Table

    In this second installment of our design series focused on tables, we take at look at the dining table. The dining table sets the stage for family gatherings, dinner parties, and the general...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.13.13

  11. Origami-Inspired Furniture You Can Fold Flat
    Product

    Origami-Inspired Furniture You Can Fold Flat

    Cut and Fold, a Kickstarter furniture project by two Canadian architects, fuses plywood and papercraft.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.23.14

  12. Kaleido Trays by HAY
    Product

    Kaleido Trays by HAY

    One of our favorite finds from Stockholm Design Week was HAY's Kaleido tray. We're not sure what we like most—the array of sizes, the palette of unexpected colors, or the way that one can...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.27.12

  13. Time to Gather: A Modern Tablescape
    Product Reviews

    Time to Gather: A Modern Tablescape

    When it comes time for the big feast, be ready with dinnerware, servingware, glasses and more all in seasonal style. This Dwell approved assortment will help you set a simple yet elegant and...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.17.13

  14. Ai Weiwei Exhibition Takes Over Alcatraz
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    Ai Weiwei Exhibition Takes Over Alcatraz

    The Chinese artist uses the notorious prison as a backdrop for metal sculpture, colorful dragons, and Lego portraits.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.24.14

  15. And the World Views Winners Are...
    A Great Idea

    And the World Views Winners Are...

    In our World Views photography competition, we teamed up with Blurb and challenged Dwellers everywhere to take a shot and share their view of the modern world. You answered our call and now,...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    07.15.11

  16. The 404: Nashville's Newest, Smallest, Hotel
    Travel Reports

    The 404: Nashville's Newest, Smallest, Hotel

    In a section of Nashville increasingly defined by large high-rise developments and national chains, a new boutique hotel and restaurant stays deliberately small and local.

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    04.02.14

  17. 2013 Gift Guide: For the Coffee Lover (Snob)
    Gift Guides

    2013 Gift Guide: For the Coffee Lover (Snob)

    For the eternal coffee connoisseur in your life or even just the friend who can't function without the stuff, we've gathered some great gift ideas. From Alessi's iconic Richard Sapper Espresso...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.11.13

  18. Finn Juhl Centennial at Designmuseum Danmark
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    Finn Juhl Centennial at Designmuseum Danmark

    This fall we had the opportunity to pay a visit to Copenhagen, Denmark, where design buffs and locals alike are honoring what would have been the 100th birthday of one of the most influential (and...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.27.12

  19. Usefulness in Small Things
    Books

    Usefulness in Small Things

    I've always been a firm believer that some of the most interesting design is found in the objects we use everyday. As much as I do love those specific objects meant to be perched on mantles or be...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.25.11

  20. L.A. Studio Tour
    Dwell on Design

    L.A. Studio Tour

    On Saturday I had the good luck to wander around the East side of L.A. on the Materials and Applications Studio Tour. Though it's always nice to see how creative types work, what was most...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    06.20.11

  21. 3 American Mattress Companies to Know Now
    Product Reviews

    3 American Mattress Companies to Know Now

    Three mattress companies offer innovative updates along with domestic production.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.08.14

  22. When Down Means Forward
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    When Down Means Forward

    Upon arrival at the aforementioned Terminal 2E I realized that although a sign with an arrow pointing a certain direction should be foolproof, it doesn't always mean what you'd think. In France,...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.04.08

  23. Visual Dictionaries
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    Visual Dictionaries

    If you live and travel in the modern world you've no doubt found yourself at a loss for words. For me it was a taxi ride from a small rural city in China to another with nothing but a picture to...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.02.08

  24. Shops We Love: Austere, Los Angeles
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    Shops We Love: Austere, Los Angeles

    Los Angeles's downtown has seen a rebirth recently thanks in part to a host of design-forward businesses opening their doors. One of them is Austere, a conceptual shop where Scandinavian...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.22.14

  25. Not Just Another Plant in the Wall
    Outdoor

    Not Just Another Plant in the Wall

    “Technically it’s a cinch,” Patrick Blanc says, and with a wave of the hand ticks off the ingredients needed to build a plant wall: ten-millimeter-thick waterproof PVC slabs...

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    01.01.09

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