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  1. Creating the Modern Stage
    Travel Reports

    Creating the Modern Stage

    While in New York last week I made a stop into the Morgan Library to see the new show Creating the Modern Stage: Designs for Theater and Opera, on view until August 16th.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.03.09

  2. Harlem Renaissance
    House Tours

    Harlem Renaissance

    In her book Parisian Views, critic Shelley Rice hauntingly evokes the dislocating effects that the near-complete reconstruction of Paris in the 19th century had on its population. Thanks to the...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    06.02.09

  3. Bill Stumpf Reviews 5 Modern Desks
    Product Reviews

    Bill Stumpf Reviews 5 Modern Desks

    At work, you don’t usually get to choose where you sit, but at home it’s a different story. Dwell asked designer Bill Stumpf, whose ergonomically sound chairs make overtime okay, to...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    06.02.09

  4. 6-inch Chef's Knife

    6-inch Chef's Knife

    Ceramic blade

    $89.95

  5. Gridrawsmall Tablet

    Gridrawsmall Tablet

    1/8" printed grid on one half, blank on the other. For challenges which reqiure module planning. Edition II of GRIDRAWSMALL now featuring a handy slipcase for keeping everything safe and in...

    $20.00

  6. Fiberglass Folding Ruler

    Fiberglass Folding Ruler

    Folding rule manufactured of fibreglass-reinforced polyamide, which gives increased resistance to moisture. Metric scale in black on both sides and red decimetre figures.

    €16.40

  7. Defining Good Design at Bulthaup
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    Defining Good Design at Bulthaup

    I'll be down in Los Angeles on Thursday to speak at the bulthaup showroom and wanted to alert all our Southern California readers that we'd love for you to attend. My talk is titled Defining Good...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.02.09

  8. Firebowl

    Firebowl

    $2400.00

  9. Interview: Emily Pilloton of Project H
    Dwell on Design

    Interview: Emily Pilloton of Project H

    As an architect, industrial designer and writer, Emily Pilloton realized it wasn't enough to talk about design that made a difference—she had to do it herself. The Dwell on Design speaker...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.02.09

  10. Rainy Day Mini Blanket

    Rainy Day Mini Blanket

    A grey weekend with a chill in the air left us longing for a cozy blanket to cuddle under. We are, as ever, quite taken with Donna Wilson's designs and this 100% lambswool fits the bill to keep us...

    $42.00

  11. Modern Awakening
    House Tours

    Modern Awakening

    In Salt Lake City, a place not renowned for progressive architecture, Brent Jespersen built a luminous canyon retreat—using his architect father and a famed Utah modernist as his guides.

    written by: Heather Bradley
    photos by: Zubin Shroff
    06.01.09

  12. Piegato Shelves
    Product

    Piegato Shelves

    Folding furniture is often accused of being the worst of all resting places, associated as it is with the discomfort of cold lecture halls and strange relatives' holiday brunches. But just because...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.01.09

  13. DOD Home Tour: Casa Cuadrada
    Dwell on Design

    DOD Home Tour: Casa Cuadrada

    A modern exterior opens its lemon-yellow doors wide to reveal several generations of furnishings, rich technicolor accents, and quirky contributions from the artist and architect who live within. A...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.01.09

  14. Maker Faire 2009
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    Maker Faire 2009

    This weekend the annual Maker Faire is taking place south of San Francisco at the San Mateo County Events Center. Hosted by Make Magazine, the gargantuan event pulls together science geeks, tech...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.31.09

  15. Dish Drainer

    Dish Drainer

    Doing the dishes by hand may be tedious, but drying is an even more precarious affair, balancing sopping saucers on slippery platters and bowls. One false move and your game of culinary Jenga...

  16. Typographic Address File

    Typographic Address File

    Keeping your biz-y (and personal) contacts sorted can keep you busy for hours. This fun address file from Pica Press will make organizing less of a chore, as each bright card will wow you with a...

  17. Lucy

    Lucy

    Holbrook claims the inspiration for Lucy’s curves and lightweight “hollow-body” construction comes from B.B. King’s signature guitar, Lucille. The desk also features an...

    $1250.00

  18. Motiv

    Motiv

    Featuring an array of storage spaces, including cubbies for keyboards and laptops, drawers, and a hidden file holder, Motiv is constructed largely of veneered fiberboard and recycled materials....

    $399.00

  19. Contours

    Contours

    Basic rectilinear groupings and luxurious materials like white lacquer and anthracite glass are the hallmarks of Didier Gomez’s Contours line, which includes this generously proportioned...

    $2540.00

  20. Eileen

    Eileen

    Joining B&B’s Eileen family of side tables is this larger cousin, a fairly simple two-drawer writing desk. Set atop a colored steel frame, the work surface is available in natural, black,...

    $3243.00

  21. Kant

    Kant

    Available in both sitting and standing heights, Kant is a straightforward work table with a witty twist—a V-shaped groove in the desktop acts as a bookshelf. Modular accessories include...

    $1950.00

  22. Gimme Shelter
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    Gimme Shelter

    Earlier this month, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education opened their Gimme Shelter exhibition, featuring six temporary woodland shelters that offer places of rest and respite to the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.29.09

  23. Food, Inc.

    Check out the New York premiere of this documentary about the preparation and selling of food in today's world. The film includes interviews with Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael...

    05.29.09

  24. Friday Finds 5.29.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 5.29.09

    As May closes in on June, the Dwell offices are abuzz with preparation for Dwell on Design, which is now less than one month away. You'll be hearing more about it via Dwell.com and both of our...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.29.09

  25. FLW: From Within Outward
    Travel Reports

    FLW: From Within Outward

    Earlier this week I visited a new exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the recently-opened Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward. At first the prospect of another FLW exhibit, like...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.29.09

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