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  1. Design with the Other 90%: CITIES
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    Design with the Other 90%: CITIES

    The second in a series of themed exhibitions by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum that demonstrate how design can address the world’s most critical issues, "Design with the Other...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.18.11

  2. DIY Furniture
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    DIY Furniture

    We are quite excited to share a new book from Laurence King Publishing called DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide by Christopher Stuart of Luur Design. The real coup in this book, however, is...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.18.11

  3. Report from Qubique in Berlin
    Travel Reports

    Report from Qubique in Berlin

    What makes a tradeshow cool? Location, location, location. In the case of Quibique, a furniture fair making its debut October 26th to 29th, that means a cool city (Berlin) and a cool spot in that...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    10.28.11

  4. Dwell Design Lab Recap
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    Dwell Design Lab Recap

    Over the weekend of October 29th and 30th, Dwell hosted its first ever Design Lab in San Francisco. Bay Area-based designers, architects, and landscape architects gathered at the Millennium Tower...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    10.31.11

  5. Highlights of Dwell Design Lab
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    Highlights of Dwell Design Lab

    This past weekend I attended Dwell's first annual Design Lab, which took over a raw penthouse space in the new Millenium Tower in San Francisco's SOMA district and spotlighted 13 local designers. ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    10.31.11

  6. Ralph Rapson's Chairs
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    Ralph Rapson's Chairs

    Though plenty of architects turn their attentions to furniture, few can claim authorship of a proper classic. Ralph Rapson, the Minnesotan modernist who designed the original Guthrie Theater and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.01.11

  7. Trends at Tokyo Designers Week
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    Trends at Tokyo Designers Week

    We sent crack writer and Dwell's woman-in-Japan to check out Tokyo Designers Week. Here's what she found....

    written by: Winifred Bird
    11.02.11

  8. Report from DesignTide Tokyo
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    Report from DesignTide Tokyo

    Choices, choices, choices. That seemed to be the mantra for furniture designers at this year’s DesignTide Tokyo, a furniture and product expo on at the city’s swanky Midtown Hall this...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    11.04.11

  9. Tokyo Designers Week: Eco Lighting
    Travel Reports

    Tokyo Designers Week: Eco Lighting

    Switching from incandescent to LED bulbs can cut the amount of electricity a lamp consumes by sixty percent or more. But with their cool-white hue and hefty price tag, getting excited about these...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    11.06.11

  10. Stanley Saitowitz's Judaica
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    Stanley Saitowitz's Judaica

    The South African-born, San Francisco-based architect Stanley Saitowitz is no stranger to the intersection of Judaism and design. His firm, Natoma Architects Inc., is responsible for synagogues in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.14.11

  11. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 5
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    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 5

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 5:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    11.16.11

  12. Danish Design, Curated by Morrison
    Travel Reports

    Danish Design, Curated by Morrison

    While in Copenhagen recently, I had the chance to visit the recently renamed Design Museum Denmark (formerly the Danish Museum of Art & Design), and to check out their current exhibition,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.22.11

  13. OK Gallery's SF Pop-Up
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    OK Gallery's SF Pop-Up

    On November 17th, I went to the launch party of a very exciting collaboration between two great shops, Los Angeles design destination OK Gallery and the tightly edited San Francisco menswear...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.21.11

  14. The Story of De Stijl
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    The Story of De Stijl

    The threads of turn-of-the-20th century radicalism in the arts and design have by now pretty much been woven into one broad yarn: capital-M Modernism. But the new book The Story of De Stijl:...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.22.11

  15. Designed by Commune
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    Designed by Commune

    I've had my eye on Commune's work for a while now, having first encountered their unique, quirky, modern aesthetic sensibility at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, California, which...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.29.11

  16. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Posters
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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Posters

    Fashion maven, style icon, and in this case, promoter of things post-war and British, Paul Smith joins the cause of the new film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by designing and selling a quartet of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.12.11

  17. R 20th Century Gifts
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    R 20th Century Gifts

    The New York City gallery R 20th Century recently mounted "The Objects Show," a collection of artist and designer-created objects on view (and available to purchase) through December 30th...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.13.11

  18. The Director's House: Cranbrook
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    The Director's House: Cranbrook

    After fifteen years of disuse, a Saarinen-designed house on the Cranbrook campus has been renovated and updated by the school's Director, Reed Kroloff, and interior designer Lynda Charfoos.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.18.11

  19. Marimekko Designs by Erja Hirvi
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    Marimekko Designs by Erja Hirvi

    Check out more designs by Marimekko designer Erja Hirvi who designed the winning pattern Lumimarja in the Dwell and Marimekko Contest! We delve further into Erja's inspiration in this Q+A, but...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    12.21.11

  20. Lakeside House in Texas
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    Lakeside House in Texas

    Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed this 4-bedroom, 4-bath house on Lake Austin in Texas, designed for a couple with three young children. "The design of the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.19.12

  21. Dwell Lounge at Sundance
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    Dwell Lounge at Sundance

    Dwell brought its modern design prowess to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, last weekend by kitting out a happening lounge at 427 Main Street. With the help of San Francisco interior...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.27.12

  22. Test Kitchen Before-and-After
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    Test Kitchen Before-and-After

    In our February 2012 issue we featured the new experimental test kitchen and dining space of Tasting Table, a daily email service that serves up food and drink news from across the country.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.03.12

  23. Best of Paris: 2012 Maison & Objet
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    Best of Paris: 2012 Maison & Objet

    Maison & Objet, the annual winter design show in Paris, ended last week, and it's taken seven whole days to catch our collective breath and clean off our camera's memory card. The immeubles...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.01.12

  24. Printed Matter from Paris to Toronto
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    Printed Matter from Paris to Toronto

    One of the fringe benefits of traveling to design shows is collecting the printed ephemera made by creative pros, from business cards to catalogs to pamphlets. I just got back from a trip to Paris...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.02.12

  25. Bedrock Images's Forgotten Maps
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    Bedrock Images's Forgotten Maps

    For the architecturally inclined—especially those with a mess of wall space—little enlivens the living room like a gigantic map. Though hip apartments the nation over are festooned with...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.06.12

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