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  1. Report from DesignTide Tokyo
    Travel Reports

    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

  2. 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

  3. Stanley Saitowitz's Judaica
    Event Spotlight

    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

  4. A Visit to HAY Copenhagen
    Travel Reports

    A Visit to HAY Copenhagen

    I just returned to the office from a trip to Copenhagen spent reporting a handful of stories for the magazine and scouting future projects. A highlight of the trip was my visit to HAY, a fantastic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.15.11

  5. Return to Render
    Profiles

    Return to Render

    Carlos Diniz’s astounding hand-done renderings, illustrations, and screen-prints helped to push more than just a handful of buildings—they sold the very idea of modernism itself.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    11.17.11

  6. Top Dror
    House Tours

    Top Dror

    Industrial designer Dror Benshetrit’s new building system, QuaDror, can be applied to make just about anything from architecture to table bases.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    11.29.11

  7. Modern French Design: Normal Studio
    Profiles

    Modern French Design: Normal Studio

    With its fresh take on minimalism, French design duo Normal Studio is ushering in a new machine age.

    written by: Laetitia Wolff
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    12.27.11

  8. The Director's House: Cranbrook
    House Tours

    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

  9. 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

  10. Chris Burden's Big City Dreams
    A Great Idea

    Chris Burden's Big City Dreams

    Judging from the ecstatic mood, it may as well have been Christmas morning at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as Angelenos finally got a much-awaited first look at Chris Burden’s...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    01.13.12

  11. Massimo Scolari's Drawings at Yale
    Event Spotlight

    Massimo Scolari's Drawings at Yale

    Visit the website of the Italian architect, designer, and artist Massimo Scolari and you'll be surprised to see how many drawings and paintings are lumped in with his more three-dimensional work....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.16.12

  12. Kimball Art Center Finalists
    Renovation

    Kimball Art Center Finalists

    Last week I was in Park City, Utah, home of the Kimball Art Center. Founded in 1976, and housed in what was once the Kimball Bros. auto garage, the Kimball is a living museum offering the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.25.12

  13. Dwell Lounge at Sundance
    Event Spotlight

    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

  14. Seamless Living in Brisbane
    House Tours

    Seamless Living in Brisbane

    For their family home in Brisbane, Australia, John and Cathy Dillon spent countless hours poring over design magazines and books to strike the right updated-mid-century-modern balance. "We...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: David Sandison
    01.30.12

  15. Test Kitchen Before-and-After
    Renovation

    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

  16. Fair Chairs
    Travel Reports

    Fair Chairs

    We continue our coverage of the 2012 Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair with a selection of especially haute seats. The allure of a well-designed chair is tough to resist and there were plenty of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.08.12

  17. Rineke Dijkstra at SFMOMA
    Event Spotlight

    Rineke Dijkstra at SFMOMA

    Yesterday I was utterly knocked out at the press preview for SFMOMA's new show "Rineke Dijkstra: Retrospective." I'd seen the Dutch photographer's work before in dribs and drabs, but...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.17.12

  18. Seinfood Posters
    A Great Idea

    Seinfood Posters

    No Soup for You, the marble rye, Junior Mints in the operating theater, Kenny Roger's chicken, Mackinaw peaches, the big salad. Seinfeld never skimped on the food jokes, and a new show of 20 prints...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.28.12

  19. Architecture in Baghdad
    Event Spotlight

    Architecture in Baghdad

    There are many famous structures we associate with Le Corbusier (Chandigarh in India, Villa Savoye in France, the United Nations headquarters in New York), the Saddam Hussein Sports Complex in...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    02.29.12

  20. Living in Marina del Rey
    Renovation

    Living in Marina del Rey

    When Joe Borst saw an affordable bungalow in a Marina del Ray neighborhood filled with either condos or mansions, he knew he found a perfect place for him and his girlfriend Maria Torres to live in...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.08.12

  21. Inside Saturdays NYC
    Shops

    Inside Saturdays NYC

    A surf shop in New York City? Unexpected, sure, but also incredibly chic. Saturdays NYC was founded by three friends, avid surfers who "saw a massive opportunity to bring the surf scene to the city...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.29.12

  22. Propeller Island Hotel, Berlin
    Hotels

    Propeller Island Hotel, Berlin

    In 1997, musician Lars Storschen started renting out rooms in his house to supplement his income. Bored with the idea of a traditional guest room, Storschen created different themes for each of the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.14.12

  23. Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 1
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    Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 1

    If you liked what you saw in our Young Designers roundup in our May 2012 issue—where we spotlighted 28 up-and-coming design talents from around the globe—then don't miss this extended...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.01.12

  24. Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 2
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    Tomorrow's Design Stars: Part 2

    Continuing our in-depth look at some of our favorite emerging designers around the world—read more about them in our May 2012 roundup here!—here are some additional products that...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.10.12

  25. Ventura Lambrate Trumps in Milan
    Travel Reports

    Ventura Lambrate Trumps in Milan

    For the second year running, Milan’s Zona Tortona feels more like Zona Tortura, a nightclub dotted with big brand showrooms, than the former creative epicenter of the Salone furniture fair...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    04.20.12

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