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  1. Überblick by Thomas Heinser
    Event Spotlight

    Überblick by Thomas Heinser

    Though the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridge are certainly the most famous, there are in fact seven bridges that span the wide waters of the San Francisco Bay. German photographer Thomas Heinser has...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Thomas Heinser
    04.09.10

  2. Zoe Ryan on Hyperlinks at AIC
    Event Spotlight

    Zoe Ryan on Hyperlinks at AIC

    A new exhibit opened this weekend at the Art Institute of Chicago. Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design explores the connects between architecture and design—as well as other disciplines like...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.14.10

  3. Zlin: The Model Town of Modernism

    Zlin: The Model Town of Modernism

    Ziln, located in the eastern portion of the Czech Republic, is a factory town designed by Corbusier apprentice Vladimir Karfik for the scions of the Bata Shoe Company. Models, photographs, film and...

    01.03.10

  4. Zipfred Chair

    Zipfred Chair

    The concept of a "finished" product is entirely subjective. Forgoing formal joinery for cable ties and a wooden seat and back for cardboard, Zipfred is still a construction that's far...

  5. ZigZag Puff

    ZigZag Puff

    Though this is perhaps the pouf least come-hither-appealing for feet, Kettal's ZigZag goes well both indoors and out. There are custom covers to soften the surface for your feet, or make it a...

    $1228.00

  6. Zaum Clutch

    Zaum Clutch

    Okay, so this is felt overkill. But...I don't care. I love this little clutch designed by Zaum. Very simple and very fun.

    $105.00

  7. Z for Two
    Green

    Z for Two

    In Portland, Oregon, two adjoining six-story homes on a formerly run-down urban lot add to the neighborhood’s density and its green cred.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Shawn Records
    07.30.10

  8. Yves Klein's Air Architecture
    Event Spotlight

    Yves Klein's Air Architecture

    In conjunction with the massive retrospective "Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers" that the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC is launching tomorrow, they've also...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.20.10

  9. Yves Behar & Sam Grawe in Conversation

    Yves Behar & Sam Grawe in Conversation

    Yves Béhar, founder of the design agency fuseproject and curator of TechnoCRAFT: Hackers, Modders, Fabbers, Tweakers and Design in the Age of Individuality, and Sam Grawe, Editor-in-Chief of...

    09.08.10

  10. Your House, Your Sandwich
    Essay

    Your House, Your Sandwich

    An Architectural Drama in Five Parts

    written by: Dan Maginn
    05.03.10

  11. Young Designers
    Design 101

    Young Designers

    Branching out and doing your own thing is a brave and bold move at any time and any age. That said, the 21 visionaries we profile here—–designers 
of interiors, graphics, architecture,...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.15.10

  12. You Art What You Eat
    Food

    You Art What You Eat

    Even in a place attuned to two-wheeled traffic, it was a rare sight one evening last fall to witness a bicycle convoy ferrying a 650-pound steer across San Francisco. The caravan stopped in front...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.17.10

  13. You Are So Very Special Card

    You Are So Very Special Card

    Well, it's true. You are. This letterpress card was inspired by the lyrics of the classic song "Creep" by hopeless romantics Radiohead, and designed by the Brooklyn-based duo behind Enorm...

    $5.00

  14. Yolo Colorhouse Paint

    Yolo Colorhouse Paint

    These zero VOC, 100% acrylic paints feature 40% volume solids, and are available in quarts, gallons, and fives.

  15. Yohki Jar

    Yohki Jar

    These borosilicate glass jars contain no lead, absorbes no armoas, and uses a polypropylene lid with removable silicone gasket. They come in multiple sizes and the lids are available in stainless...

    $19.95

  16. Yanagi Kettle

    Yanagi Kettle

    $130.00

  17. Xavier Le Roy, Self-Unfinished
    Interviews

    Xavier Le Roy, Self-Unfinished

    Hailing from Montpellier in the south of France, Xavier Le Roy is a renowned modern choreographer (and former biochemist) whose work kneads together space, human body, and machine. After seeing...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    05.04.10

  18. X-Large Obleeek

    X-Large Obleeek

    Obleeek goes oblong with their collection of polished-concrete planters which give your greens a solid, safe place to lay down their roots and grow. Though this one is extra large, there are...

    $225.00

  19. World's First Lichen Garden?
    Travel Reports

    World's First Lichen Garden?

    Last spring, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art unveiled its new 14,000-square foot rooftop sculpture garden, spangled with works by Ellsworth Kelly, Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith. To a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.26.10

  20. World Nomads Lebanon

    World Nomads Lebanon

    World Nomads, FIAF’s annual exploration of transculturalism in the 21st century, is intended as a forum for dialogue ...

    04.09.10

  21. Workstead Lighting
    Product

    Workstead Lighting

    Earlier this month, Workstead, a Brooklyn–based design firm comprised of Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler, unveiled their fledgling line of lighting.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.22.10

  22. Works by Maira Kalman
    Profiles

    Works by Maira Kalman

    Last week painter and illustrator Maira Kalman was in San Francisco to kick off the Contemporary Jewish Museum's run of her new show Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (Of a Crazy World). I ...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.06.10

  23. Worknest Chair

    Worknest Chair

    The Worknest chair by les freres Bouroullecs does have an avian shape, one that hides its technical bells and whistles behind humble plumage.

    $1710.00

  24. Words You Should Know
    Design 101

    Words You Should Know

    Bid: How much the contractor will charge to build the house. Different than “estimate.” (“Bid” is to “estimate” as “getting wife flowers” is to ...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

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