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  1. Travel Accessories

    Travel Accessories

    Associate Editor Miyoko Ohtake: For the past few months, I’ve been in a Japan state of mind. This December, my sister and I are heading to the archipelago of our ancestors—our...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.16.09

  2. Toronto, Ontario
    Three Buildings

    Toronto, Ontario

    Toronto, Ontario, is one metropolis that never ceases to amaze me with its never-ceasing construction. I grew up in Buffalo, New York, and always loved being able to see the city from across Lake...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.16.09

  3. Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands
    House Tours

    Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands

    Craving not just a home but a proper piece of architecture, a handful of design- and business-savvy Dutch families banded together, hired an architect, and set about forming the community that...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    11.16.09

  4. Driving: Joy Ride
    --The Future of

    Driving: Joy Ride

    San Francisco–based design team Mike and Maaike wave goodbye to the driver's seat with their concept car, the ATNMBL (the "autonomobile"). Consider it a high-tech living room on...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    11.16.09

  5. Play: Electric Slide
    --The Future of

    Play: Electric Slide

    A group of Columbia University students have a good time reinventing the playground as a place to harness all that youthful energy.  

    written by: Marc Kristal
    11.16.09

  6. Message Bean

    Message Bean

    Sure, this might be a little unorthodox, but what better way to show you care than by giving a gift of "love" and letting your special someone watch it grow? Once watered, Message Bean...

    $18.50

  7. Shoe Cleaning Box

    Shoe Cleaning Box

    Hold all your shoe cleaning brushes, balms, and polishes in this beautiful beechwood box, complete with nylon brushes by Donata Paruccini.

    $56.00

  8. Friday Finds 11.13.2009
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 11.13.2009

    Just a collection of Internet fun, submitted for your viewing pleasure by your friendly Dwell staffers. Happy Friday! 

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    11.13.09

  9. A New Nørreport for Copenhagen
    Post

    A New Nørreport for Copenhagen

    While I was studying abroad last spring in Copenhagen, every morning on my way to school I passed through the busiest train hub, Nørreport Station. Whether on bike, bus, or train, it was...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.13.09

  10. Collect Chest of Drawers

    Collect Chest of Drawers

    Your unique organizational tendencies need not be bound by staid filing cabinets or standard drawers; WIS Design's Collect chest allows for knick-knacks of all shapes and sizes to be stored...

    $7266.00

  11. Gregg Stobs, Retail Design Director
    Interviews

    Gregg Stobs, Retail Design Director

    Last week warranted a design detour to Portland for a panel discussion on contemporary Chinese design hosted by OFFICE PDX, an online design shop and pop-up retailer, in conjunction with the China...

    written by: Charlotte West
    11.12.09

  12. STREB Dancers Are Action Architects
    Travel Reports

    STREB Dancers Are Action Architects

    Considered neither modern nor contemporary dance, but more circus or rodeo with a dash of extreme sports and Hollywood-esque stunt-work, the STREB company dancers are known to perform petrifying...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.12.09

  13. Atto 5000 Pendant Lamp

    Atto 5000 Pendant Lamp

    Atto 5000 was introduced at the Stockholm Furniture Fair earlier this year, one of interior architect Seppo Koho's latest designs for Finnish lighting company Secto Design. Handmade by skilled...

  14. Engraved House
    House Tours

    Engraved House

    As artist Christopher Griffin and aesthetician Oresta Korbutiak prepared to renovate their live-work space in Ottawa, the couple sought an architect who would respect the bones of the building, the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.11.09

  15. DC Deli Office Renovation
    Post

    DC Deli Office Renovation

    While reporting one of our feature stories in the September issue, I became pals with the owners and residents at Taylor Gourmet, the H St. NE deli we featured. David Mazza and Casey Patten...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.11.09

  16. 3-D Modeling Fashion
    Product

    3-D Modeling Fashion

    As digital fabrication meets high design, we find more and more examples of amazing furniture and household products (and even interior surfaces and architectural facades) that use 3-D modeling and...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.11.09

  17. Modern Wooden A-Frame Retreat in France
    House Tours

    Modern Wooden A-Frame Retreat in France

    Like a little chapel on the prairie, architect Jean-Baptiste Barache’s simply elegant retreat in the tiny Normandy town of Auvillier is a modern play on centuries-old forms and technology.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    11.10.09

  18. Pinkcomma Gallery Welcomes Hometta
    Interviews

    Pinkcomma Gallery Welcomes Hometta

    Showcasing the first fruits from Hometta's new design delivery model, "Welcome Hometta" brings to Boston 24 contemporary home designs from innovative firms across the country.  One...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.10.09

  19. Mismo M/S Canvas Bags
    Product

    Mismo M/S Canvas Bags

    I've got a soft spot for really nice bags--totes, brief cases, messenger bags--and the M/S Canvas line from Danish designers Mismo are scratching me right where I itch.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.10.09

  20. Writing Desk with Hutch

    Writing Desk with Hutch

    The natural grain and graphic patterns of reclaimed wood give Tom Ptacek's handcrafted furniture a unique design fingerprint. This heart pine writing desk with hutch has a series of rings that will...

    $5000.00

  21. Run by the Sun
    Green

    Run by the Sun

    In Holland, being green is not a choice, it's a governmentally enforced obligation. Architects Han van Zweiten and Gregory Kiss's project makes a case for obeying the law.  

    written by: Amara Holstein
    11.09.09

  22. Antony Hall
    Interviews

    Antony Hall

    UK artist Antony Hall refers to himself as an amateur scientist. Indeed, his work constantly blurs the lines between science, art, and technology.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.09.09

  23. Small Houses in Prague
    Post

    Small Houses in Prague

    As we finish planning our Small Spaces issue for next year, I was interested to find coverage [via Dezeen] of an exhibition called Small Houses, which ran last month during the Czech design...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.09.09

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