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  1. Piet Hein Eek
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    Piet Hein Eek

    Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek is best known for his intricately composed scrap wood furniture—each piece a one-of-a-kind creation that merges artisan handcraft with skilled design processes....

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.30.09

  2. Bamboo Desk Clock

    Bamboo Desk Clock

    Keep your hours, minutes, and seconds in perfectly pixellated order with this bamboo clock designed by Yusuke Tsujita, which offers a checkerboard glimpse at the beautiful grain of the wood.

    $88.00

  3. Objectified

    Objectified

    Stop by and check out a screening of Objectified, director Gary Hustwit's new film about everyday objects and the industrial designers who create them. The screening will be followed by a Q&A...

    04.29.09

  4. Touring Switzerland: Day 3
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    Touring Switzerland: Day 3

    Things commenced this morning under the gray skies again, though this time, instead of nattering about Zurich, we were off to the rural byways of Langenthal, a quaint little town reputed for its...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.29.09

  5. Heath Ceramics: Open Studio and Sale

    Heath Ceramics: Open Studio and Sale

    Heath Ceramics “Open Studio” is offering visitors a chance to explore its fascinating history through guided tours and hands-on tile glazing opportunities. The tours will highlight...

    04.29.09

  6. What Was Good Design? MOMA's Message 1944-56

    What Was Good Design? MOMA's Message 1944-56

    At mid-century, The Museum of Modern Art played a leading role in the definition and dissemination of ‘Good Design,’ a concept that started taking shape in the 1930s and emerged with...

    04.29.09

  7. Beverly Semmes and Glenn Adamson

    Beverly Semmes and Glenn Adamson

    Listen to a conversation between Glenn Adamson, consulting curator to Dirt on Delight, and exhibition artist Beverly Semmes. Adamson’s book Thinking Through Craft (Berg Publishers, 2007)...

    04.29.09

  8. LA's Restored Overlook Park
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    LA's Restored Overlook Park

    This week LA unveiled its newest park, a 50-acre greenspace that sits 500 feet above the city just southwest of Downtown, on a plot of land that was historically part of the Baldwin Hills oil...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    04.29.09

  9. Venice Art Walk "ART & ARCHITECTURE" Tours

    The Venice Art Walk "ART & ARCHITECTURE" Tours are returning! Three separately ticketed home tours will take place on Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17. Saturday tours include a...

    04.29.09

  10. Legends of La Cienega

    Legends of La Cienega

    This three-day event, benefiting Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles, honors the 60-year-old La Cienega design district. There will be book signings, vignettes by a collection of interior...

    04.29.09

  11. From Stockholm, With Love
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    From Stockholm, With Love

    The problem with loving all things Scandinavian is that for those of us in the United States, the objects of our affection are at least 4,000 miles away. While some larger companies make...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.29.09

  12. Ulrik Stool

    Ulrik Stool

    This pert perch by Alex Hellum takes the silhouette of a classic stool and tweaks it, just a bit, folding the seat up and ever so slightly around your posterior.  

    $118.00

  13. Duggan McDonnell Tests 4 Blenders
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    Duggan McDonnell Tests 4 Blenders

    A good blender can turn almost any mischievous mixture into a delicious treat. We put four to the test in search of the best.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    04.28.09

  14. KitchenAid 5-Speed Ultra Power Blender KSB5CR

    KitchenAid 5-Speed Ultra Power Blender KSB5CR

    Five speeds, multiple color and finish options, and clean touch-control pad. Includes extra-long ice-crushing blades and a handy speed-control guide that walks you through which speed to use when.

    $179.99

  15. Go With the Flow
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    Go With the Flow

    Along the ever-expanding coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island, an architect and his family exchange fast-paced city life for a different kind of flow—the geological kind.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Linny Morris
    04.28.09

  16. Inclined to Relax
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    Inclined to Relax

    Hidden on a hill overlooking Australia’s Pittwater Bay, Rob Brown’s design for the James-Robertson house happily opens itself (and its occupants) to all that Mother Nature can dish out.

    written by: Davina Jackson
    photos by: Richard Powers
    04.28.09

  17. Touring Switzerland: Day 2
    Travel Reports

    Touring Switzerland: Day 2

    The sunny weather we enjoyed yesterday has evaporated, and once-sunny Zurich is rainy and gray. After checking out of Hotel Greulich we started our busy program by heading over to Pro Helvetia, a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.28.09

  18. Don't Forget to Vote for Dwell!
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    Don't Forget to Vote for Dwell!

    Only two days remain to cast a vote in the People's Voice election for the 2009 Webby Awards. Dwell is proud to be nominated in two categories—Magazine and Lifestyle, and honored to be in the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.28.09

  19. Touring Switzerland: Day 1
    Travel Reports

    Touring Switzerland: Day 1

    I got into Zurich around 9:00 AM on Sunday, rather wiped out from my flight from San Francisco via Newark. Fading, but anxious to get out and see the town, I called up Zurich-based architect Felix...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.28.09

  20. AT-AT Desk

    AT-AT Desk

    Wrestling with writer's block? Pull up a chair. The force is strong with this one, a deceptively simple desk by Tomoko Azumi with space for laptop and power cords, pens and paper. Your Star Wars...

    $2703.00

  21. Michelle Kaufmann Book Reading
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    Michelle Kaufmann Book Reading

    These days, it's a common saying that recessions breed creativity. To Michelle Kaufmann, this means creating solutions for affordable, green living. Kaufmann found her calling after she and her...

    written by: Ilana Diamond
    04.27.09

  22. The Exhibitionists
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    The Exhibitionists

    In Los Angeles, Materials & Applications puts design theory into open-to-the-public practice.http://dwell-stage.pingv.net/node/17158/edit?destination=admin/content%3Ffield_legacycontentid_value...

    written by: Chris Rubin
    04.27.09

  23. The Cinema Cabaret: Live Film Narration

    The art of live film narration reached its peak with the benshi, a performer who voiced silent films from the stage. Reviving this tradition with a contemporary twist, the "neo-benshi"...

    04.27.09

  24. Loft Bag

    Loft Bag

    Full-size pocket for folders, zippered back and front pockets, removable padded shoulder strap, pockets for cell phone, documents, and cables.

    $76.00

  25. Fleur Tote

    Fleur Tote

    Removable laptop sleeve, accessory pockets, document pouches, iPod pouch, 12-inch-long shoulder strap.

    $150.00

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