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  1. The Art Institute of Chicago
    Travel Reports

    The Art Institute of Chicago

    Last weekend I was in Chicago and after hitting the show floor at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and visiting Mies van der Rohe's 880-860 Lake Shore Drive Apartments, I traveled along...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.24.10

  2. Mold It, Cast It
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    Mold It, Cast It

    From the first copper frog cast in Mesopotamia, molding and casting has progressed a long way in the realm of architecture and design since 3200 BC. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite recent...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.27.10

  3. Oggetti e Progetti: 30 Years of Alessi
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    Oggetti e Progetti: 30 Years of Alessi

    Italian designer and architect Alessandro Mendini, born in Milan in 1931, joined forces with the Italian design factory Alessi in the late 1970s as a kind of Postmodernist design mentor for the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.13.10

  4. Britain's Mid-Century Female Designers
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    Britain's Mid-Century Female Designers

    Of the iconic women designers working in the mid-20th century, the two most often recognized—and adored—are Ray Eames and Lucienne Day (the female halves of two of the best-known...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.14.10

  5. ICFF 2010: First Look
    Travel Reports

    ICFF 2010: First Look

    It's definitely springtime in the Big Apple, and New York is buzzing. Though ICFF veterans notice the fair feels still a bit smaller than years past, there seems to be a sense of optimism...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.16.10

  6. Uncomfortable Conversations
    Travel Reports

    Uncomfortable Conversations

    Picture this: You’re standing on the subway. The train begins to fill, begins to move, it lurches forward and the man standing next to you grabs the bar, right above your hand. Touching your...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.18.10

  7. Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle
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    Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle

    At Dwell, we love a nice bike just as much as (and sometimes more than) we adore a Bertoia chair or Bouroullec backrest—and rightly so since a well-crafted bicycle is just as much a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.18.10

  8. Auction Preview: LAMA
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    Auction Preview: LAMA

    Specializing in modern art, design and furniture with an emphasis on works by important 20th-century artists, designers, and architects, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) was established in 1992...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.18.10

  9. Prostheses and Grafts
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    Prostheses and Grafts

    Though architect Marcio Kogan, principal of the São Paulo-based firm StudioMK 27, has done loads of appealing residences (check out his house for photographer Reinaldo Cóser in the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.24.10

  10. Espasso at Steven Alan
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    Espasso at Steven Alan

    Beginning with an all-day kickoff party on Saturday, May 29, from 10 am to 7 pm, Steven Alan in East Hampton will feature an installation of handmade furniture and accessories by Brazilian artisans...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.27.10

  11. 2010 National Design Awards
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    2010 National Design Awards

    On Thursday, the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum announced the winners of its 11th annual National Design Awards. The program honors individuals and organizations across a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.18.10

  12. Avenue Road
    Travel Reports

    Avenue Road

    From the “Make Your Own Luck” desk: In June, the Toronto- and New York-based architects George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg opened the new furniture showroom-cum-gallery they designed for...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Chiun-Kai Shih
    07.13.10

  13. From the Floor: Asia Now Exhibition
    Dwell on Design

    From the Floor: Asia Now Exhibition

    Last year at Dwell on Design our pals at Italian website designboom curated the wonderful show Kitchen Ecology. This year they’re back with a passel of new domestic products from all over...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.26.10

  14. Dwell on Design 2010: Day Two
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design 2010: Day Two

    We have more from the floor at the fifth-annual Dwell on Design conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Here we present a few booths that caught our attention.  

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.27.10

  15. Heath LA Visit
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    Heath LA Visit

    While down in LA for Dwell on Design this year I had a chance to stop into the Heath Ceramics LA shop to look around, check out the Playmountain show which is up now, and have...

    06.28.10

  16. Factory Direct
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    Factory Direct

    Ask anybody who has held so much as a bud vase from Heath Ceramics about the pottery’s charms, and you’re likely to encounter the kind of adoration reserved for treasured family...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    08.17.10

  17. Hong Kong's Upper House Hotel
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    Hong Kong's Upper House Hotel

    In Hong Kong, we had the opportunity to check out the new Upper House hotel. Every bit of the hotel was designed by Andre Fu, the 35-year-old founder of the burgeoning Hong Kong firm AFSO—...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.14.10

  18. Pieces from a Larger Puzzle
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    Pieces from a Larger Puzzle

    “Pieces from a Larger Puzzle,” an exhibition at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura—a 1950s building in Westwood designed by Robert Alexander, Richard Neutra’s partner—of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.14.10

  19. Canada's Design Domestic
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    Canada's Design Domestic

    Design Domestic is a photo-based exhibit featuring nine Canadian designers and artists in their homes. Through the photos and objects presented, the exhibition captures glimpses of some of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.19.10

  20. Designed for Play
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    Designed for Play

    Some of my earliest memories are of playgrounds: launching myself into a pit of plastic balls outside a fast-food restaurant in New York and whizzing down (and scratching my arm) on the horrifying...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.21.10

  21. Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY
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    Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY

    Our world is becoming more and more urban. Today, as Dwell contributor Mark Lamster reported for our June 2010 Megacities issue, more than 75 cities boast populations of more than 5 million. While...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.21.10

  22. Industry Gallery: Getting to Now
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    Industry Gallery: Getting to Now

    Industry Gallery in Washington DC is the only gallery dedicated to 21st-century design in the US, and they've got a new show up right now that's of some interest. Getting to Now: Pathways to 21st...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.30.10

  23. Dreamlands
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    Dreamlands

    There are moments now and then that the architecture of our imaginations becomes the architecture of an actual place. Amusement parks can bring Hogwarts castle and the lands of Pirates of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.03.10

  24. Herman Miller in Syracuse, NY
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    Herman Miller in Syracuse, NY

    We've sent Dwell senior editor Aaron Britt to Michigan to visit the Herman Miller factory and Herman Miller has sent some of its collection to Syracuse, New York, for the new Good Design: Stories...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.11.10

  25. Inside the Herman Miller Headquarters
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    Inside the Herman Miller Headquarters

    As part of our ongoing feature The Full Spectrum, a video series that focuses on color theory, we were invited to get a personal tour of the famed Herman Miller headquarters in Holland, Michigan....

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    08.18.10

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