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  1. Your Design City
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    Your Design City

    The 20 finalists in the Your Design City photography competition on flickr have been announced. The goal is to highlight "contemporary design" in world cities, and to show how good design...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.02.09

  2. Grohe 28 373

    Grohe 28 373

    Though the logo disrupts the clean look of this showerhead, it remains an undeniably sleek design. Operating on a half-inch valve, this showerhead maximizes water flow—one doesn’t feel the need to...

    $260.00

  3. Martha Meets Manhattan's Lower East Side
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    Martha Meets Manhattan's Lower East Side

    Call it the recession or just plain creativity in the air, but DIY just feels relevant these days. A great outlet for those so inclined is Make Workshops, the New York–based enterprise...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.01.09

  4. Structured Play
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    Structured Play

    Two of the country’s most creative and thoughtful playground designers—architect Richard Dattner and landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg—spent countless hours observing how...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    01.01.09

  5. Cable Zipper

    Cable Zipper

    Evriholder’s Cable Zipper is a more involved—and more complicated—system for bundling cords. Each Zipper, available in white or black, includes eight feet of plastic zipper cable...

    $11.95

  6. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Jake Godby

    It’s rare to find a friction-free workplace, but Jake Godby can proudly claim he has one. “The thing about an ice-cream shop,” he says, “is that nobody comes in with a bad...

    01.01.09

  7. A Note on Our Expert: Laura Guido-Clark
    A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Laura Guido-Clark

    After designing for other companies for a few years, Guido-Clark started a firm 16 years ago with a friend. Working for companies as diverse as Mattel, Toyota, and InterfaceFLOR, she has learned...

    01.01.09

  8. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert, Debra Prinzing

    While scouting backyards for Seattle Homes & Lifestyles in 2000, then–garden editor Debra Prinzing repeatedly stumbled upon sheds retrofitted for everything from potting plants to serving supper.

    01.01.09

  9. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert, Peter Bentel

    Peter Bentel is a modernist raised by modernists: The son of influential mid-century architects Frederick and Maria Bentel, Peter is a partner at Bentel & Bentel, which his parents established in...

    01.01.09

  10. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Experts, Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks

    It’s no secret that America has a never-ending appetite for celebrity gossip and its subset, celebrity fashion.

    01.01.09

  11. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert, Eric Ryan

    Eric Ryan is the cofounder and chief brand architect of Method.

    01.01.09

  12. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert, Patti Stanger

    Patti Stanger comes from a line of matchmakers, and as the CEO of Millionaire’s Club (which connects well-heeled gents with high-heeled women) and the host of Bravo’s series The Millionaire...

    01.01.09

  13. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert, Jason F. McLennan

    Jason F. McLennan is CEO of the Cascadia Region Green Building Council, the Pacific Northwest’s leading organization in the field of sustainable development.

    01.01.09

  14. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Experts, Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson

    Award-winning bakers Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson met in 1992 and married in 1994.

    01.01.09

  15. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert, Andi Kovel

    Andi Kovel’s background in sculpture, painting, photography, accessory design, and art theory uniquely equip her to become one of the most original and influential glass artists working today.

    01.01.09

  16. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert, Rich Hansen

    Rich Hansen honed his diverse design chops over the course of 25 years spent feeding an insatiable appetite for all things aesthetic.

    01.01.09

  17. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert, Mike Andrews

    Mike Andrews is not only a multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, and avid iPod user, but also a fan of California modernism—–he lives in and works from a 1969 Daniel Carmichael–designed home...

    01.01.09

  18. 6 mirrors from interior designer Sally Kuchar
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    6 mirrors from interior designer Sally Kuchar

    Reflections have captivated us (literally!) for as long as we've had intellect enough for self-awareness. Here are six mirrors that will reflect well on any room.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.01.09

  19. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Sally Kuchar

    Sally Kuchar’s interest in design was piqued at age seven, sitting in her father’s Wassily chair.

    01.01.09

  20. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Richard Wright

    Richard Wright (not to be confused with the Richard Wright who authored Native Son or the Richard Wright who plays keyboards for Pink Floyd) is the proprietor of the world’s most renowned auction...

    01.01.09

  21. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: D.L. Byron

    D.L. Byron is the principal of Textura Design, Inc., a Seattle firm that specializes in business blogging, and the publisher of Bike Hugger, a blog about bike culture.

    01.01.09

  22. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Angelika Taschen

    Angelika Taschen got her doctorate in art history from the University of Heidelberg in 1986. She has edited for Taschen since 1987, publishing numerous titles on architecture, photography, design,...

    01.01.09

  23. Birdhouses
    Product Reviews

    Birdhouses

    Dear Dwell: We'd like to get a modern-looking birdhouse. Which ones will look best in our backyard? —Erik Edwards, St. Louis, Missouri

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.01.09

  24. House Plants
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    House Plants

    Q: I enjoy plants' form, color, and positive impact, but what frustrates me is the lack of interesting houseplants available today. Are houseplants old-fashioned and out of place in the modern home...

    01.01.09

  25. Architecture and Design Books
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    Architecture and Design Books

    Dear Dwell, I am new to modernism and eager to learn all I can about architecture and design. What books would you recommend to a novice? —Mathilda Feigenbaum, Mission Hills, Kansas

    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.01.09

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