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  1. Wonderwall Inc.

    Wonderwall Inc.

    At the opposite end of the spectrum from North American big-box stores are the conceptually driven and exquisitely realized retail designs of Masamichi Katayama.


  2. The Making of Dwell with Chris Gardner

    The Making of Dwell with Chris Gardner

    To open our September 2009 apartment-themed issued, we dreamed up Dwell’s ideal apartment. Not content to play mere decorator, we tried on the role of developer and enlisted architect Craig...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  3. Partners in Design

    Partners in Design

    A design career spanning decades has left this pair of Design Research–alumni with a thing or two to say concerning the state of people, design, and the retail environment.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Todd Hido

  4. Miguel Nelson of Woolly Pocket

    Miguel Nelson of Woolly Pocket

    The path to a better world isn't through pavers but via plants, says artist and Woolly Pocket founder Miguel Nelson. "I love architecture but I think if everyone was gardening instead of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  5. Ed Mazria

    Ed Mazria

    "This isn’t a question of cost: It’s a question of design. Design is how you solve the climate-change problem."  

    written by: Geoff Manaugh

  6. Jason Miller

    Jason Miller

    When people talk about Jason Miller, they invariably mention three things, in varying order: his wit, his youth, and his meteoric rise in the burgeoning United States design scene. Though all of...

    written by: Amber Bravo

  7. Rich Brilliant Willing

    Rich Brilliant Willing

    When Senior Editor Aaron Britt was at Design Miami in December, he met the three RISD chaps behind the young industrial design firm Rich Brilliant Willing. Theo Richardson, Charles Brill, and...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  8. Emily Pilloton

    Emily Pilloton

    In January 2008, Emily Pilloton founded Project H Design in an effort to "turn criticism into action" by connecting socially minded designers with the communities in need of their...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  9. Belt Buckles by Kiel Mead

    Belt Buckles by Kiel Mead

    Senior Editor Aaron Britt talked to Kiel Mead the other day, after an initial cruise through his site yielded the Birdie Light, which he promptly posted. A closer look yielded a handful of men's...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  10. Omer Arbel

    Omer Arbel

    Omer Arbel is a Vancouver–based architect and designer who creates spaces and objects in equal measure. Most recently he designed both the the medals for the 2010 Winter Olympics and and the...


  11. Q&A: Gijs Bakker

    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

  12. Jon Gasca of STUA

    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,...


  13. Objeti Design Studio

    Objeti Design Studio

    Cleveland is no New York or Milan, so it may not seem to be the most ideal city in which to launch a design studio. But Objeti, Joseph Ribic's design/manufacturing firm based in Ohio, is proving...


  14. Dostoyevsky, Meet Mendelsund

    Dostoyevsky, Meet Mendelsund

    I recently picked up a copy of Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's wonderful translation of War and Peace. I liked it so much—not nearly finished with those 1200 pages yet...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  15. Anna von Schewen

    Anna von Schewen

    While in Vegas for Surfaces and Las Vegas Market, I had the chance to not only take in the terrific 17 Swedish Designers exhibit but also chat with Anna von Schewen and hear her lecture. She spoke...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  16. Lesley Anton's Ceramic Muses

    Lesley Anton's Ceramic Muses

    Citing inspirations ranging from the rocks of Joshua Tree to sand dunes, bamboo and her grandmother’s milk-glass hobnail bottles, Los Angeles-based ceramist Lesley Anton began her craft with...

    written by: Erika Heet

  17. The Wearable Architecture of Karen Konzuk

    The Wearable Architecture of Karen Konzuk

    We recently caught up with designer Karen Konzuk, founder of Konzuk Jewelry, to talk about the process and inspiration behind her architectural concrete and stainless steel creations.

    written by: Sara Ost

  18. Talking Products: 5 Interviews with Design Luminaries

    Talking Products: 5 Interviews with Design Luminaries

    From flatware to furniture, the products we interact with every day have an impact on our lives. We think about them every day as we scour the globe for the objects and ideas that move the design...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  19. Q&A with Johanna Lowe of Martyn George

    Q&A with Johanna Lowe of Martyn George

    London native Johanna Lowe came into food and prop styling after finishing up a career as a photographer. “I was working for Sur la Table as a prop stylist and for lack of budget, they asked me if...

    written by: Jessica Herman

  20. Women to Know in Design Part One

    Women to Know in Design Part One

    Good work speaks for itself, but it would be remiss to ignore these movers and shakers in the design scene.

    written by: Olivia Martin

  21. Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban

    Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban

    The Japanese architect—and winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize—is working with Muji on a new endeavor: using furniture as a module for prefabricated houses.

    written by: Winifred Bird

  22. Behind the Scenes: Grand Budapest Hotel

    Behind the Scenes: Grand Budapest Hotel

    Production designer Adam Stockhausen on crafting dream accommodations for Wes Anderson’s 2014 film, Grand Budapest Hotel.

    written by: Patrick Sisson

  23. Your Next Car Might Literally Be Made of Money

    Your Next Car Might Literally Be Made of Money

    Tomato fiber, retired currency, and used cigarette filters are just a few of the things researchers are thinking about when they're developing greener materials. Delve into the material science...

    written by: Diana Budds

  24. Miele Through the Years: Q&A with Markus Miele & Reinhard Zinkann

    Miele Through the Years: Q&A with Markus Miele & Reinhard Zinkann

    The great-grandsons of the founders of German appliance company Miele are in it for the long haul.

    written by: Erika Heet