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  1. From ICFF: MIsewell
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    From ICFF: MIsewell

    Two brothers from just south of Milwaukee are making waves in New York as the Editors’ Choice pick for New Design at ICFF. Paul and Vincent Georgeson of Misewell brought their first...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.19.09

  2. Dreams Happen

    Dreams Happen is a biennial fundraising event benefiting Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) and hosted by Stanford Shopping Center. The event teams local architects and builders in the...

    05.18.09

  3. Vertical Los Angeles

    Vertical Los Angeles

    Join Dwell, designers, architects, and developers at the W Hollywood Residences for a discussion of the transformative effects of large-scale mixed use projects in urban Los Angeles. We will...

    05.18.09

  4. Innovate It! Submit Your Entries
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    Innovate It! Submit Your Entries

    Calling all designers, inventors, and people who are tired of wrestling with unwieldy ironing boards! Just nine days remain to send in your submissions for Dwell's Innovate It! design...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.18.09

  5. From ICFF: Designer Philippe Nigro
    Interviews

    From ICFF: Designer Philippe Nigro

    We love a good looking sofa here at Dwell, and can definitely appreciate the look of something a little bit outside-the-boxy form of the classic settee. Confluences made its worldwide debut at...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.18.09

  6. Touring the Vitra Campus
    Travel Reports

    Touring the Vitra Campus

    In addition to my tour of the Freitag factory in Zurich, a huge high point of my recent trip to Switzerland involved hopping over the border from Basel to 1 Charles-Eames-Strasse in Weil am Rhein,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.18.09

  7. Confluences Sofa

    Confluences Sofa

    This armless modular sofa can help you finally make your move, as you cuddle up to your woo-ee in a cozy Confluence of well-designed intentions.

  8. Friday Finds 5.15.09 (and ICFF!)
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 5.15.09 (and ICFF!)

    Things are fairly quiet in the west coast design world this week, as all the activity is concentrated in New York for the annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). Dwell's editor-in...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.15.09

  9. Inhabitat's BKLYN Best in Show
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    Inhabitat's BKLYN Best in Show

    Our friends at Inhabitat just released a great 5-minute video from their walking tour of the green goods at BKLYN Designs. At the end of the tour they announced their editors' choice for Best in...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.15.09

  10. Paradise Tree

    Paradise Tree

    They might be the four words that children dread most: “Go clean your room.” Chores are a bore, but perhaps the cuckooing fauna of this cheery clothes stand will quiet the dulcet chorus...

  11. Q&A with Adam Kalkin
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    Q&A with Adam Kalkin

    In the In the Modern World section of our June 2009 issue, I reviewed artist-architect Adam Kalkin’s new monograph, Quik Build: Adam Kalkin's ABC of Container Architecture. The book is a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.15.09

  12. BB02 Table and Chairs
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    BB02 Table and Chairs

    Modern design for moms and dads is becoming ever more available, with the latest eye-catching addition coming from notNeutral. The Los Angeles-based commercial product company of creative group...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.14.09

  13. Touring the Freitag Factory
    Travel Reports

    Touring the Freitag Factory

    One of the highlights of my recent trip to Switzerland was a tour of Freitag factory in Zurich. The messenger bags first designed and developed by Markus and Daniel Freitag in 1993 have become...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.14.09

  14. Ubik

    Ubik

    To best appreciate the sleek look of the Ubik system, whose aesthetic we admire (but whose cost causes consternation), proper lighting is a must—–especially if you choose to turn...

  15. Elfa

    Elfa

    Though seeing what’s in your wardrobe will prevent you from forgetting about the sweater your mother-in-law knitted you, your collection of clothes will probably look little like the color...

  16. Selectives

    Selectives

    Nothing comes for free: The financial savings of purchasing this system mean putting in a little elbow grease, as installation requires an enthusiastic DIYer equip­ped with a drill, hammer, and...

  17. Gliss 5th

    Gliss 5th

    If you value your sock drawer over all else, Gliss 5th is the system for you. It can overwhelm a small space, although the angled end sections and doors that open 165 degrees do help it blend in...

  18. All Aboard
    House Tours

    All Aboard

    Helmut Jahn’s dynamic new supportive-housing facility brings green design and a new outlook on life to the Windy City.

    written by: Edward Lifson
    photos by: Andreas Larsson
    05.13.09

  19. Standolyn Robertson Reviews 5 Closet Systems
    Product Reviews

    Standolyn Robertson Reviews 5 Closet Systems

    Our homes generally celebrate design you can see, but throw open the closet doors and behold a new frontier. These five closet systems not only make getting dressed easier and folding laundry more...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.13.09

  20. Odegard Flagship at the San Francisco Design Center

    Odegard is hosting an opening party on May 14th, 2009, which will showcase carpets from the recently launched Mughal Collection, inspired by the unsurpassed design legacy of 17th-century India....

    05.13.09

  21. Orchard Jam
    House Tours

    Orchard Jam

    The McKenzie residence sits within the grid of a commercial apple orchard, its roof and upper parts floating above the trees to echo the surrounding hills. Although its steel cladding is suggestive...

    photos by: Patrick Reynolds
    05.13.09

  22. Compound Addition
    House Tours

    Compound Addition

    A pair of environmentally attuned architects combined adjoining properties in a Los Angeles canyon to house their modernist menagerie.

    written by: Sarah Amelar
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    05.13.09

  23. Storage-Smart Renovation in New York City
    House Tours

    Storage-Smart Renovation in New York City

    Living small is par for the course in New York City, but accommodating a family of four in under 700 square feet rarely looks as effortless as in this storage-smart renovation.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    05.13.09

  24. Fjord Focus
    Profiles

    Fjord Focus

    As Jarmund/Vigsnæs’s growing crop of small, smart houses have garnered increasing attention, their equally prolific civic works have them poised to be Norway’s next big export.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    05.13.09

  25. Built-In Style
    My House

    Built-In Style

    In Oakland, California, two designers transformed a 100-year-old barn into a (very) cozy home of their own by redefining the functionality of walls and windowsills.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    05.13.09

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