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  1. World's First Lichen Garden?
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    World's First Lichen Garden?

    Last spring, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art unveiled its new 14,000-square foot rooftop sculpture garden, spangled with works by Ellsworth Kelly, Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith. To a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.26.10

  2. Peru Gift Show 2011
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    Peru Gift Show 2011

    Greetings from Peru! I'm in Lima reporting from the showroom floors of the National Gift Show and Peru Moda, a fashion tradeshow, taking place April 27th to 30th. An estimated 5,000 people come to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    04.30.11

  3. Cycle China: Week 4
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    Cycle China: Week 4

    In this special five-part series, we're riding along with SWA Group landscape designer Amirah Shahid as she cycles nearly 800 miles from Beijing to Shanghai (find the previous posts here). Join us...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Amirah Shahid
    09.29.11

  4. Milan Furniture Fair 2009 Day 3
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    Milan Furniture Fair 2009 Day 3

    Day three of non-stop design action at the Milan Furniture Fair delivered another great slideshow of new furniture and lighting.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.08.13

  5. MUJI Makes a Move
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    MUJI Makes a Move

    MUJI, Japan’s legendary “brand-less brand,” is expanding its West Coast empire. With ultra-basic furniture, clothing, electronics, and more headed for San Jose, California in April, we decided to...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    03.13.13

  6. Reykjavik’s New Design District
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    Reykjavik’s New Design District

    What do creatives see in abandoned docks and old fishing sheds? Opportunity. Now the City of Reykjavik is working with local designers to makeover its old fishing harbor into Iceland’s first design...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    04.08.13

  7. Scouting Salone: Shelving and Storage
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    Scouting Salone: Shelving and Storage

    Dwell is in Milan this week, reporting on the furniture industry's biggest design fair, Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Today we hit the ground running, and noticed quite a few storage pieces we...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.09.13

  8. Color Story: La Vie en Rose at Salone Internazionale del Mobile
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    Color Story: La Vie en Rose at Salone Internazionale del Mobile

    Over the past year or so, we've noticed a pink trend happening in furniture and textiles (and it's not just our rose-colored glasses). The traditionally feminine hue has staked its claim on all...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.11.13

  9. Sofia Design Week 2013: The Balkan Date
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    Sofia Design Week 2013: The Balkan Date

    The recent fifth edition of Sofia Design Week in Bulgaria's capital city marked a milestone for this international festival devoted to design and visual culture from Eastern Europe and beyond. The...

    written by: Abigail Doan
    07.02.13

  10. Porcelanosa Tile Showroom Visit
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    Porcelanosa Tile Showroom Visit

    Back in June, Dwell was kindly invited by Spanish tile manufacturer Porcelanosa to tour their impressive factory. We first highlighted their Krion solid surfaces and now we're back for more. Here...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.15.13

  11. Modern Classics: Dwell's Favorite Italian Interiors
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    Modern Classics: Dwell's Favorite Italian Interiors

    With Milan Design Week in full swing, we take a look at some of our favorite Italian homes.

    written by: Dora Vanette
    04.08.14

  12. Los Angeles Designers at Milan Design Week
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    Los Angeles Designers at Milan Design Week

    Los Angeles designers Matthew Sullivan, Tanya Aguiñiga, and Ben Medansky exhibited their work during the 2014 Milan Design Week as part of the L.A. x Milano project curated by Bold LA and BPM...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.18.14

  13. Design Itinerary: South Africa
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    Design Itinerary: South Africa

    Cape Town, South Africa, will be the World Design Capital 2014, which is perfect timing, since the country's design scene is booming. Here is a look at some modern homes, destinations, events, and...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.07.13

  14. Chicago’s Summer of Design
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    Chicago’s Summer of Design

    A massive exhibition and a new permanent design museum put the past, present, and future of the city’s design community in focus.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.28.14

  15. Milan Design Week: Day Two
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    Milan Design Week: Day Two

    Our editors share their most exciting discoveries from their second day at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. [Update: day one, day three, and day four!]

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.09.14

  16. Milan Design Week: Day Three
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    Milan Design Week: Day Three

    Our editors share snapshots of some of their best finds from their third day at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. [Update: day one, day two, and day four!]

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.10.14

  17. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Anne Boenisch
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    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Anne Boenisch

    Judging from economic news of late, the one word most associated with Germany is "austerity." However, at Tendence, the home trends show taking place August 24–28 in Frankfurt, the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.25.12

  18. Stockholm Design Week 2011
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    Stockholm Design Week 2011

    We've been covering the 2011 Stockholm Furniture Fair for the past week, delving into everything from the heavy hitters on the main show floor to the promising young designers debuting prototypes...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    02.13.11

  19. Into the Woods at Maison & Objet 2012
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    Into the Woods at Maison & Objet 2012

    As a reaction to throw-away culture in the years following the recession, we have seen age-old woodworking techniques such as cabinetry and parquetry become the focus of high-profile design...

    written by: Ali Morris
    photos by: Ali Morris
    09.21.12

  20. Milan Furniture Fair 2009
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    Milan Furniture Fair 2009

    Dwell editors Sam Grawe and Jordan Kushins are on the ground in Milan reporting on the 2009 Salone del Mobile. They'll be sharing highlights as they go. Here Jordan shares a photographic glimpse of...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.06.13

  21. Milan Furniture Fair 2009 Day 2
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    Milan Furniture Fair 2009 Day 2

    The second day at Salone del Mobile was no less exciting than the first. Here are some snapshots and images of today's best finds.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.08.13

  22. Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Talents 10 + 1
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    Tendence 2012 at Messe Frankfurt: Talents 10 + 1

    Messe Frankfurt nurtures the young designers who come to its fairs—Tendence and Ambiente, namely—to exhibit their wares. From the prominent placement of the Talents exhibition (in the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.27.12

  23. Maker Faire 2011
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    Maker Faire 2011

    This weekend, Maker Faire—dubbed "the world's largest DIY festival"—took over the San Mateo County Event Center for its two-day do-it-yourself, show-and-tell extravaganza....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.23.11

  24. Happening Now: Snaps from Maison & Objet 2013
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    Happening Now: Snaps from Maison & Objet 2013

    This week, Dwell editors are onsite in Paris for the 2013 fall edition of the design and interiors trade show Maison & Objet. While touring the 8 halls of 1.5 million square feet of exhibition...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.09.13

  25. Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011: Part II
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    Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011: Part II

    After examining the wares of the younguns over at the Greenhouse, it was time to venture into the main portion of the Stockholm Furniture Fair. As is the case with any major design show, there were...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    02.10.11

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