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International Style at Dwell on Design

The international presence at Dwell on Design has grown exponentially since the show began in 2006. Exhibitors from Finland to France, presenters from New Zealand to Norway, and attendees from all over the globe make this year’s conference not only America’s largest modern design event, but also an important representative within the ranks of design shows worldwide.
May 7, 2013
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Destination of the Week: Istanbul

As writer Shonquis Moreno put it, after traveling to Turkey’s most cosmopolitan city for the first annual Istanbul Design Biennial, "Istanbul is a city of chaos, improvisation, and irony, where a canon of calls-to-prayer ripples through a secular republic five times a day. Megaprojects born of an unsustainably strong economy rule the day: The city is carving a 30-mile canal—a second Bosporus—from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara and a cross-continental metro tunnel, from Europe to Asia, beneath the strait." Today, a modern heart beats within its ancient walls. Here, a compilation of Dwell's favorite finds in the city that bridges—both literally and figuratively—Europe and Asia.
May 3, 2013
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Identity Design We Love: Helsinki Food Company

Prepare to get charmed by a design agency, Werklig's, simple brand identity for Helsinki Food Company.
May 2, 2013
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5 Australian Designers We Love

Australia—the light-drenched island at the bottom of the world, the site of virgin white beaches, exotic air, and majestic wilderness, place to a vivid national surf culture, a heady tropical climate, and singular environmental challenges; is a country that champions the design of nationally-made products with a specificity of purpose and an aesthetic, unique to its geographical isolation. Where some of the world’s design plays on sustainability as a motif of political correctness, Australian designers live environmental shortages, ecological fragility, and depletion as an everyday reality. These hurdles inspire out-of-the-ordinary thought and the use of new materials, so that in the creation of Australian design pieces, their forms and functions embody original ethical approaches and sustainability-conscious solutions. If there was a national Australian design creed, it might read something like: ecologically-savvy with a gently inventive edge. We discovered five designers that exemplify this creed on a recent trip to Australia.
May 2, 2013
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More Modern Mother’s Day Gifts

For those who overlooked our last round up of Mother’s Day ideas, we have five more gifts for the modern mom.
April 30, 2013
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Design Museum London's Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things

Situated on the Thames, moments from the 1894 Tower Bridge and the 2002 City Hall, the Design Museum's location invites reflection on London's design and architectural history. Once inside, the focus shifts to often mass-produced items that are generally people-sized. Its new exhibition, Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things, takes a close look at iconic and lesser-known objects. The museum is scheduled to move to new digs in Kensington in 2015; the Extraordinary exhibit of about 150 items will be on display until then. Some of the collection's objects can be seen in the Design Museum Collection app.
April 30, 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey

Dwell traveled to Turkey’s most cosmopolitan city for the first annual Istanbul Design Biennial, discovering a modern heart beating within ancient walls.
April 29, 2013
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Restaurant We Love: Outerlands in San Francisco

The rustic wooden interior of Outerlands is as much of a draw to the celebrated Outer Sunset eatery as its famous loaves of bread, which are baked in-house, daily.
April 29, 2013

Blog of the Day: 12hrs

Dwell just discovered the brand new travel blog, 12hrs, but we are already getting wanderlust.
April 29, 2013
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