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  1. San Francisco Living: Home Tours, Presented by AIA SF and Dwell
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    San Francisco Living: Home Tours, Presented by AIA SF and Dwell

    Want to jump inside the pages of Dwell and into a home featured in the magazine? You’ll have the opportunity to do that, and more, this weekend during the San Francisco Living: Home Tours,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.12.08

  2. PH Artichoke 50th Anniversary Edition
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    PH Artichoke 50th Anniversary Edition

    It’s known around the world as the “Artichoke” but in Denmark, where it originated, Poul Henningsen’s iconic lighting fixture is often referred to as the “pine cone....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.16.08

  3. California Academy of Sciences Preview
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    California Academy of Sciences Preview

    The grand opening of the new California Academy of Sciences, one of the year’s most anticipated events, is taking place this weekend. To help you make it through the last few days until the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.23.08

  4. Cal Academy's Green Credentials
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    Cal Academy's Green Credentials

    Photo © Tim Griffith/CAS Everything from the meals to the materials are green at the California Academy of Sciences, opening Sept. 27. The building is expected to receive a LEED platinum cert...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.25.08

  5. West Coast Green
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    West Coast Green

    If green design were easy, everyone would be doing it. And though it makes sense in theory, actual implementation is often easier said than done. How to make all design become sustainable design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.29.08

  6. Tiny Teaks
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    Tiny Teaks

    Good things come in small packages, like Danish modernism in Dansk-emblazoned boxes. In the 1960s, industrial designer Jens Quistgaard introduced his country’s aesthetic to America via a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.10.08

  7. Building Sustainable Communities Exhibit
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    Building Sustainable Communities Exhibit

    An inquisitive exhibit recently extended through January 2009 at the Danish Architecture Center asks “What if architecture could change the world?” Building Sustainable Communities ...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.15.08

  8. Grete Jalk Plywood Chair
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    Grete Jalk Plywood Chair

    1963 was a big one for Grete Jalk. That year, the Danish furniture designer debuted her Lounge Chair and Nesting Tables, won the Daily Mail International Furniture competition for their designs,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.21.08

  9. Swan Chair 50th Anniversary
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    Swan Chair 50th Anniversary

    Arne Jacobsen’s Swan chair is no ugly duckling—especially when upholstered in swan-white leather, finished with a pearl-white base, and decorated with a sterling silver bracelet and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.25.08

  10. Blu Dot Store Opening
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    Blu Dot Store Opening

    Minneapolis-based furniture company Blu Dot is setting up a flagship shop in Soho. Earlier this week the company announced it will open the first-ever Blu Dot store in December.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.31.08

  11. Systematic Landscapes exhibit at the de Young Museum
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    Systematic Landscapes exhibit at the de Young Museum

    Maya Lin’s newly opened exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, titled Systematic Landscapes, depicts a stunning collection of recent and brand-new works that explore what the New...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.04.08

  12. Marc Tetro
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    Marc Tetro

    Not only was MOS Archtiects’ Floating House (featured on the cover of our November 2008 issue) a big hit, so was the art hung on their walls.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.06.08

  13. Q & A: Leanne Marshall
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    Q & A: Leanne Marshall

    In Season 5 of Bravo’s Project Runway, fashion designer Leanne Marshall earned the winning nod from the judges for her architectural, sustainability-minded designs.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.12.08

  14. Sacco, 40th Anniversary
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    Sacco, 40th Anniversary

    A chair by any other name is still a chair but what about a chair with no legs, no arms, and no permanent seat or backrest?

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.20.08

  15. Prospect.1
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    Prospect.1

    New Orleans is known for its sultry jazz and tasty po-boys, but it’s also developing a reputation as a center for modern and contemporary design. This was particularly evident when I was in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.21.08

  16. Billes Product Design Competition
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    Billes Product Design Competition

    Last weekend I headed down to the Big Easy as a judge for the first annual Billes Product Design Competition, where nine up-and-coming designers from across the United States showcased their work...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.26.08

  17. Craig Steely Light Wall
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    Craig Steely Light Wall

    The owners of a 10th floor apartment in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood have what few others can boast: unobstructed views from the Presidio to Alcatraz—and a 40-foot-long...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.01.08

  18. Perillo Chair
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    Perillo Chair

    German designer Martin Ballendat’s Perillo lounge chair for Zuco won the people’s choice award at the Orgatec trade show in October and has earned our nod of approval, too. The...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.08.08

  19. Infusion Lounge
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    Infusion Lounge

    San Francisco is where west first met east so it makes sense that Hong Kong designer Kinney Chan’s first US project, here in the city by the Bay, is an Asian-inspired bar and restaurant.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.09.08

  20. My Paradise: A Hundred Years of Finnish Architects’ Summer Homes Exhibit at AIA San Francisco gallery
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    My Paradise: A Hundred Years of Finnish Architects’ Summer Homes Exhibit at AIA San Francisco gallery

    Summer houses have always held a special place in Finnish culture—and in the careers of its architects, who have used them not only for catching up on rest and relaxation, but as experimental...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.16.08

  21. Eco-Me Home Kit
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    Eco-Me Home Kit

    When Robin Kay Levin’s then 36-year-old sister was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005—without any family history of the disease—Levin began wondering just how toxic to our...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.18.08

  22. Piece of Cake
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    Piece of Cake

    For some, the holidays are about indulgence while for others, it’s a tricky balancing act of holiday desserts and a healthy diet. For eager-to-please hosts, German designer Konstantin...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.23.08

  23. Extended Interview: Renzo Piano
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    Extended Interview: Renzo Piano

    In our February 2009 issue we sat down with acclaimed Italian architect Renzo Piano, who designed the California Academy of Sciences building, for an “In the Modern World” Q & A....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.24.09

  24. Modern Tractor
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    Modern Tractor

    Over the holidays, Dwell reader Steve Rankin sent us photos from his October 2008 visit to the North Carolina State Fair featuring an Eames-like molded plastic chair on a Farmall Cub tractor.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.14.09

  25. Dormitory Climbing Wall
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    Dormitory Climbing Wall

    Here at Dwell, we’re big fans of multi-purpose places: live-work spaces, home-art galleries, and products like Murphy beds that transform office spaces or play areas to instant guest rooms....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.14.09

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