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  1. iPhone Horn

    iPhone Horn

    It's never too late to teach old tech a new trick. Designer Matt Richmond was inspired by the acoustics of a turn-of-the-century Magnavox gramophone to build this custom iPhone Horn, with a wooden...

    $425.00

  2. Umbra Banana Split

    Umbra Banana Split

    Don’t let their thick skins fool you: Bananas are a delicate bunch, easily bruised on the road to ripeness. Banish the big brown soft spots with this special Split (sans ice cream) from Umbra...

    $16.00

  3. Milan 2009: Sofas

    Milan 2009: Sofas

    Earlier this year, Dwell editors traveled to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan and came back with their lists and pics of the best new designs from around the world. Here are their...

    08.15.09

  4. Table, Bench, Chair

    Table, Bench, Chair

    Drawing inspiration from psychologically programmed color patterns on the benches of the Toyko subway, Sam Hecht transformed a simple solid-oak plank with subtle structural cues of bent beech&mdash...

  5. Classic Stories Get Slick Redesign
    Books

    Classic Stories Get Slick Redesign

    On my last couple trips to the bookstore I've been taken with a new series of six paperbacks which have positively leapt out at me from their cardboard stand. The writers themselves are familiar-...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.14.09

  6. Friday Finds 8.14.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 8.14.09

    This week at the Dwell office we've been working on our November issue, which will feature a collection of beautiful homes from the far reaches of the rural US and France. We also shipped off this...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.14.09

  7. Alessi's Fall/Winter Collection
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    Alessi's Fall/Winter Collection

    The business of product design is a family affair for Matteo Alessi, Director of Trade Marketing and International Development at Alessi  (and great grandson to Alberto, the company’s...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.14.09

  8. Cascade X Magazine Rack

    Cascade X Magazine Rack

    Let X mark the spot where you store your favorite magazines. David Brunicardi fashioned this rack from FSC certified Douglas Fir, and the clean, simple shape makes for a nice alternative to a...

  9. Ford + Ching Comes to Oakland
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    Ford + Ching Comes to Oakland

    It’s been a busy few months for Willard Ford and Andrea Ching. The duo launched Ford + Ching, their joint-venture furniture and design company, in June at Dwell on Design. They debuted their...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.13.09

  10. Cecilia Tham
    Three Buildings

    Cecilia Tham

    For part three of our new series Three Buildings, we spoke with Cecilia Tham of Habitan Architects in Barcelona. She walks us through her three favorite buildings, each in Spain, ranging from a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.13.09

  11. Tiny Houses by Mimi Zeiger

    Tiny Houses by Mimi Zeiger

    TINY HOUSES, published by Rizzoliin April 2009 and written by Mimi Zeiger, is a book focused on dwellings under 1,000 square feet. Zeiger's book challenges readers to take a look at their own...

    08.13.09

  12. Composting 101: Carrot Tops, Castings, and Creative Reuse

    Composting 101: Carrot Tops, Castings, and Creative Reuse

    This workshop, led by sustainability coach Deborah Tull, offers a down-to-earth approach to understanding the A to Z of how to compost in your own backyard.

    08.13.09

  13. Renovating Old and New in Barcelona
    My House

    Renovating Old and New in Barcelona

    When Cecilia Tham and Yoel Karaso of Habitan Architects bought their first-floor apartment in an 1894 block of the Fort Pienc neighborhood of Barcelona in 2005, they knew they were taking a risk....

    written by: Max Andrews
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    08.13.09

  14. Vintage Sheet Fat Quarter Packs

    Vintage Sheet Fat Quarter Packs

    If you're a fan of classic patterns and love the look of vintage sheets, check out these sweet packs of pre-cut prints from LA-based sewing and crafting workshop Home Ec. Ten different 18"x22...

    $25.00

  15. Rent an Architectural Masterpiece
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    Rent an Architectural Masterpiece

    Ever wonder what it would be like to live in a house designed by a world-class architect? The team behind the new venture Living Architecture lamented the fact that most people only experience...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.12.09

  16. Redesign Your Farmers' Market
    Post

    Redesign Your Farmers' Market

    Now that you have all submitted your designs for the Reburbia competition and cast your vote for the Readers' Choice Award, you can turn direct your creative energy toward a new project. On Monday,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.12.09

  17. Aiko Cuneo Discusses the Work of Her Mother, Artist Ruth Asawa

    Aiko Cuneo Discusses the Work of Her Mother, Artist Ruth Asawa

    Aiko Cuneo, daughter of Ruth Asawa, who received her BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY will give an intimate mulitmedia presentation on her mother's work. Held in conjunction with the...

    08.12.09

  18. Like a Rock
    Design 101

    Like a Rock

    When it comes to great product design, the material is often the message. Matuse’s wetsuits prove why.

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  19. Best Buy
    Design 101

    Best Buy

    Good design isn’t inextricably wed to a high price tag. These classic designs run the gamut of types and prices. 

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  20. Buyer Beware
    Design 101

    Buyer Beware

    Bad design can be not just unattractive but unhealthy. Steer clear of this trio of second-rate offerings.

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  21. An Introduction to Product Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Product Design

    Last night I went to a corner liquor store to buy some toothpaste. While the beer and candy aisles of the store were heavily trafficked, the back “household goods” section was not. And...

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  22. Product Developments
    Design 101

    Product Developments

    We asked three product designers from three different fields what the future holds. Oddly, none of them mentioned crystal balls.

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  23. Books You Should Read
    Design 101

    Books You Should Read

    The Champ Phaidon Design Classics: 001–999. Phaidon Press, 2006 This quintessential collection of 999 product designs in three thigh-numbing volumes explores product design from the late 16...

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  24. Words You Should Know
    Design 101

    Words You Should Know

    Charrette: An intense period of design activity in which a group collaborates to work out a solution to a specific design problem. It’s like a workshop, but sounds either more important or...

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  25. Open Chair

    Open Chair

    What to do when the summer weather's so darn nice? Find a seat outside and perch in the sun for as long as you possibly can. We like the look of this bright seat by designer James Irvine for Alias,...

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