- 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.
- The Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Sister Corita Kent—a west coast Pop artist, teacher, and, yes, one-time Catholic nun—has…
- At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.
"When you answer the phone with 'Hello, Funquilts,' you can't take yourself too seriously." Bill Kerr won us over at ICFF with his optimistic attitude towards his work, and the quilts, blankets, and fabrics he creates with his wife are equally engaging. Their one-of-a-kind pieces combine traditional techniques and designs with new, non-repetitive block patterns, and they also work with developmentally disabled adults to make the Many Hands blankies, embroidered with animals and perfect for a kids' room.
- Architect Bruce Bolander designs houses with, generally, very awesome kitchens. He's not afraid of color, and likes to clad his clients' cabinets with laminate in bright and electric hues.
- On the last day of Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, onstage talks will spotlight renowned mid-century architects, question knockoffs, and offer design strategies for neurological challenges.
- For some, the Great Outdoors might mean rugged mountains, untrammeled forests, or wide-open plains.
- Graham Pullin is an interaction designer who teaches at the University of Dundee in Scotland. His new book is Design Meets Disability, out next month from MIT Press.