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  1. Chris Jordan's Plastic Provocation
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    Chris Jordan's Plastic Provocation

    Artist Chris Jordan has become something of a cult figure for the green set, with his growing portfolio of mind-bending large-scale art that depicts our culture of consumption and waste in...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.11.09

  2. Hometta: Affordable Modern Home Plans
    Dwell on Design

    Hometta: Affordable Modern Home Plans

    Mark Johnson started daydreaming last year about how residential architecture in his native Houston would be improved if developers had a pool of pre-existing plans for small and attractive modern...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein
    05.11.09

  3. Architectural Trespassing
    Travel Reports

    Architectural Trespassing

    I alluded to it in an earlier post on my trip to Switzerland, but one of the highlights of the whole affair was an impromptu stop at Villa Le Lac, a small house Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.10.09

  4. Mother's Day Card

    Mother's Day Card

    And now, we'd like to take a moment to say a sincere thank you to Mom. You're simply the best. Nothing says I Love You like letterpress, and we liked this card from perennial favorite Egg Press to...

    $5.50

  5. Follow Dwell on Design @Twitter!
    Dwell on Design

    Follow Dwell on Design @Twitter!

    As of this morning, the Dwell on Design Twitter stream has officially awakened from its slumber and the tweeting has begun in anticipation of the 2009 Dwell on Design conference and expo in Los...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.08.09

  6. Joseph Felt Bench

    Joseph Felt Bench

    Nodding to the enigmatic artist Joseph Beuys, this layered industrial wool felt bench/ottoman creates a synthesis between fine art and design utilizing low-tech materials. The piece, designed by...

    $1400.00

  7. What Is Green Architecture? with Werner Sobek

    The Goethe-Institut New York presents What Is Green Architecture?, a series of conversations, lectures, and events exploring the cutting-edge developments in the field and their impact on...

    05.08.09

  8. The Go Game’s Kiva.org FUNdraiser

    The Go Game is an all-out urban adventure game using cell phones and flip cameras.Teams compete by following clues on wireless devices and hints planted in unlikely places, which guide teams to...

    05.08.09

  9. Hand-Powered Lamp
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    Hand-Powered Lamp

    Producing power by harnessing kinetic energy from human and animal movement is a great idea but one with few good results. Disco-ball lights powered by club-goers getting down on the dance floor is...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.08.09

  10. Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City

    Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City

    Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City will reveal the island of Mannahatta on September 12, 1609, the moment of Henry Hudson's arrival – a fresh, green new world at the...

    05.08.09

  11. Friday Finds 5.8.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 5.8.09

    Now that we've been doing these weekly round-ups for a while, it's fun to watch the links pour in from the Dwell editors and designers and see whether any theme emerges that reveals the collective...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.08.09

  12. Parallelogram Table

    Parallelogram Table

    Celebrate the joy of geometry with these modular Parallelogram tables by Design Glut. Available in black, blue, pink or white, the powder-coated steel pieces ship flat-packed, with hardware...

    $495.00

  13. Share your Small Space!
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    Share your Small Space!

    Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in just a couple of weeks. The theme this month, "Think Smaller,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.07.09

  14. Best of Italy Designer Kitchens Showroom Event

    Best of Italy Designer Kitchens Showroom Event

    Please join Designer Kitchens and Dwell magazine at our showroom for a special evening of Design. Enjoy Italian wine, hors d’oeuvres, and sweets with our participating local vendors....

    05.07.09

  15. Faces of Freedom
    Dwell on Design

    Faces of Freedom

    South Asia is a region known for producing beautiful handmade rugs which are sold all over the world. What many people don't know or consider when admiring these exquisite pieces is that most of...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.07.09

  16. Geigy's Stellar Graphic Design
    Travel Reports

    Geigy's Stellar Graphic Design

    I alluded to it in an earlier post, but one of the highlights of my first day in Zurich was a tour through the exhibit Good Design, Good Business- Swiss Graphic Design and Advertising by Geigy...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.07.09

  17. Egg Blanket

    Egg Blanket

    This 100% cotton, fleece-lined, supersoft and snuggleworthy Egg blanket was designed for your little one's crib, but its retro colors and simple lines would look just as cool laying at the end of...

    $45.00

  18. Argington at BKLYN Designs
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    Argington at BKLYN Designs

    Having children often inspires and motivates people to make changes in their lives or execute projects that have long been brewing. When Jenny Argie and Andrew Thornton learned that they were...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.06.09

  19. Mike Andrews Reviews 5 iPod Docks
    Product Reviews

    Mike Andrews Reviews 5 iPod Docks

    Listening to your favorite music—–from that “Blame It on the Rain” cassingle to an 8-track of Tusk—–used to be a pretty straightforward task.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Laurie Frankel
    05.06.09

  20. Dwell Conversations in DC Tonight!
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    Dwell Conversations in DC Tonight!

    Tonight I’ll be hosting the next Dwell Conversation, Designing Diplomacy, a panel discussion on the intersection of design and diplomacy at the Finnish Embassy in Washington DC. As easily one...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.06.09

  21. Houston, Texas
    City Guide

    Houston, Texas

    Texas is known for propagating a "bigger is better" attitude. But even in Houston—the state’s oil and energy epicenter— residents are starting to understand the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.06.09

  22. Yale's Architectural Growth
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    Yale's Architectural Growth

    With important architectural contributions by Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph, Eero Saarinen, Gordon Bunshaft, Phillip Johnson, and many other noteworthy architects, Yale University is no stranger to...

    05.05.09

  23. Q&A with Autograph Creative Directors
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    Q&A with Autograph Creative Directors

    Donerik Dela Cruz and Aaron Pou describe their business as a “design start-up in challenging times,” but since launching Autograph, a brand consulting, art direction, and graphic design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.05.09

  24. Simrin Nature Coasters

    Simrin Nature Coasters

    While their hand-drawn graphics may depict the most delicate of dandelions, these vinyl coasters from Brooklyn-based Simrin can withstand beading from any beverage you choose.

    $44.00

  25. Touring Switzerland: Final Day
    Travel Reports

    Touring Switzerland: Final Day

    Waking up, despite the early hour, was a joy in sunny Lausanne. Finally, after days of rain, I could look onto spectacular Lake Geneva as I hurried through my breakfast. We were up and out in the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.05.09

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