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  1. Heath LA Visit
    Travel Reports

    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

  2. A Rational Approach
    House Tours

    A Rational Approach

    Typography guru Erik Spiekermann and his wife, designer Susanna Dulkinys, hate 
clutter. That’s why they love the supersleek Berlin domicile they constructed to have 
just the right lines...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    06.28.10

  3. The Modern Family Zone
    Dwell on Design

    The Modern Family Zone

    The Modern Family Zone was a respite for Dwell on Design attendees with young children, with all manner of cool and stylish coloring, playing and resting opportunities. My six-year-old tried...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.28.10

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Dwell on Design 2010, Day One
    Travel Reports

    Dwell on Design 2010, Day One

    We're off to the races at the fifth-annual Dwell on Design conference, currently underway at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Friday was open to the trade only, while Saturday's doors open to any...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Peter Williams
    06.26.10

  7. Allez Design! NYC's Iron Designer
    Travel Reports

    Allez Design! NYC's Iron Designer

    With the Hearst Tower and the New York Times Building gleaming in the distance, the inaugural Iron Designer Challenge was held on the rooftop at the Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    06.22.10

  8. Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic
    Profiles

    Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic

    Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has done it all, from spoons to umbrellas to lights, but he’s best known for his data-driven chairs.  We dropped in on his Munich studio to sit...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Oliver Mark
    06.18.10

  9. 2010 National Design Awards
    Event Spotlight

    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

  10. Lucky 7
    House Tours

    Lucky 7

    Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, the developers of Auburn 7 were able to maximize their property’s potential. With a host of sustainable features, including...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    06.17.10

  11. Test-Case Scenario
    House Tours

    Test-Case Scenario

    Beating out a host of competitors, one Danish family left their home behind (it’s just down the road, really) to camp out for a year in an Active House, a green-home prototype with all the...

    written by: Cathy Strongman
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    06.15.10

  12. Jon Gasca of STUA
    Interviews

    Jon Gasca of STUA

    Jon Gasca and his father Jesus Gasca are the creative minds behind STUA, a 20-year-old design house based in Spain. I tracked Jon down in San Sebastian, Spain, and asked him about his new chair,...

    06.14.10

  13. Finotti at Centre Culturel
    Event Spotlight

    Finotti at Centre Culturel

    Just opened at the Centre Culturel in Lomé, Togo, is São Paulo–based photographer Leonardo Finotti’s “Brazil: Architecture in Photography,” featuring 50...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.11.10

  14. The Small Stakes: Music Posters
    Books

    The Small Stakes: Music Posters

    Graphic design rarely gets better than when it's put to music and put through a screen. And few create concert posters better than Jason Munn. In a new release published this year by Chronicle...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.07.10

  15. A London Ramble
    Travel Reports

    A London Ramble

    At the tail end of my Scottish excursion last month, I got a chance to visit London. It was my first time in the city and man was I floored. I loved it to bits and can't wait to go...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.07.10

  16. The Living Wall
    Travel Reports

    The Living Wall

    Western New York is blessed with a gem of an open green space known as the Griffis Sculpture Park, located approximately one hour south of downtown Buffalo. The 400-acre park is filled with more...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.05.10

  17. Mumbai, India
    City Guide

    Mumbai, India

    A churning metropolis defined by its Indian, English, and Portuguese past, Mumbai, India, now has the poise, populace, and design potential to be one of the 21st century’s most interesting...

    written by: Keshni Kashyap
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    06.03.10

  18. Self-Contained
    House Tours

    Self-Contained

    Having purchased a 3.5-acre plot of land in Topanga, California, with a very rustic, 750-square-foot cabin on it several years ago, architect Christof Jantzen found himself in need of a fairly...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.03.10

  19. Singapore Fling
    My House

    Singapore Fling

    In December 2007, Nicolette de Waart, her husband, Joost Dop, and their four children moved from Heemstede, the Netherlands, to Singapore. While Dop began his new job, De Waart set out to find...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Jasper James
    06.02.10

  20. A Slender Geothermal Cottage in London
    Green

    A Slender Geothermal Cottage in London

    On an eight-foot-wide site in London, architect Luke Tozer cleverly squeezed in a four-story home equipped with rain-water-harvesting and geothermal systems.  

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    photos by: Charlie Crane
    06.01.10

  21. SIDIM 2010
    Travel Reports

    SIDIM 2010

    This weekend was a celebration of design in Montreal, Canada--particularly pieces created and manufacturer in the city--at the 22nd annual Montreal International Interior Design Show (SIDIM). While...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.29.10

  22. Espasso at Steven Alan
    Event Spotlight

    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

  23. Seoul, South Korea
    House Tours

    Seoul, South Korea

    When Seoul architect Byoung-soo Cho set out to design his urban dream house, he turned to the city’s architectural history for inspiration. The result—–four overlapping boxes...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Jeremy Murch
    05.25.10

  24. V&A Pattern Series II
    Books

    V&A Pattern Series II

    Last year, the Victoria and Albert Museum dug into its archives of decorative textile patterns and published its first set of pattern books. Next week, the London museum will release the second set...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.25.10

  25. Q&A: Gijs Bakker
    Interviews

    Q&A: Gijs Bakker

    As cofounder of the iconic Dutch collective Droog, industrial designer Gijs Bakker further defined the design identity of his homeland, the Netherlands, as simple and playful, conceptual but...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.25.10

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