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  1. Pioneers of Change

    Pioneers of Change

    This festival celebrating Dutch design, fashion and architecture is conceived and curated by Renny Ramakers, co-founder and director of Droog, as part of the NY400 week celebrations, commemorating...

    08.18.09

  2. Partners in Design
    Interviews

    Partners in Design

    A design career spanning decades has left this pair of Design Research–alumni with a thing or two to say concerning the state of people, design, and the retail environment.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Todd Hido
    08.18.09

  3. Beyond the Barrio: Alfredo Brillembourg
    Interviews

    Beyond the Barrio: Alfredo Brillembourg

    Venezuela is known worldwide as a hotbed of stellar baseball shortstops. But now, the Caracas Think Tank is making its case for recognition as a leader in urban theory.

    written by: John Frankfurt
    08.18.09

  4. Summer Hotel Pops Up Overnight
    Post

    Summer Hotel Pops Up Overnight

    A temporary summerhouse has opened in Amsterdam. Conceived by the Dutch architecture firm DUS, it is a hotel, a work of art, a public event space, and it is...illegal.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.18.09

  5. Venezuela's Eco Cabanas
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    Venezuela's Eco Cabanas

    An architectural idealist, Kristofer Nonn answered an online job posting for an ecological builder in Venezuela. The result of his short tenure in the country is two elegantly simple housing shelters.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    08.18.09

  6. Britt Nightstand

    Britt Nightstand

    Have magazines on hand and unmentionables under wraps with this simple nightstand from Modernlink. The middle drawer and bordering open space of this bamboo box make for a neat storage spot,...

  7. Designy-ness vs. Design
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    Designy-ness vs. Design

    Where is the line between design and "designy-ness"? A recent essay got us thinking about how consumers identify real innovation beneath a cosmetically enhanced product. Join the debate.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.17.09

  8. The New Old Commodore Hotel
    Hotels

    The New Old Commodore Hotel

    The Commodore Hotel in Astoria, Oregon (population 10,000) is not exactly conveniently located, tucked away near the ocean's edge at the mouth of the Columbia River. But the mysterious tale of the...

    written by: Charlotte West
    08.17.09

  9. Welcome to my Habode
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    Welcome to my Habode

    Prefab design has had its ups and downs over the last year or so, but a challenged housing market hasn't stopped creative designers from forging ahead with prefab and modular concepts. From New...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.17.09

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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...

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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...

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. Rent an Architectural Masterpiece
    Post

    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

  25. Redesign Your Farmers' Market
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    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

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