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Field Office coffee shop exterior with wood overhang and tables

Two Cool Surfers Design Some Serious Furniture

Combining clean lines with traditional craftsmanship, this pair creates a demand for South African design.
March 31, 2016
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This Self-Taught Designer Shakes Up Everything You Know About Concrete

Fu-Tung Cheng speaks about concrete, the craft of building, and how his new material offering—ShapeCrete—is an accessible tool for all.
March 20, 2016
Tegu blocks ready to be packaged in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

A Toy Company's Vision to Help Honduras by Selling a Lot of Blocks

Tegu has a plan to create jobs and alleviate poverty in the Central American country.
February 21, 2016
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An Icon's Legacy is Revived by a Father-Daughter Bond

We’re proud to share that our own Dwell Store will now carry the timeless furniture designs of a company that we've admired throughout its influential history, leading up to a recent reincarnation that we couldn’t be more excited about.
February 15, 2016
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Up-and-Coming Cincinnati Designer Andew Neyer Adds Color and Whimsy to Everyday Objects

An Ohio designer’s return home inspires a larger-than-life spin on the everyday.
January 17, 2016
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The Nonprofit That's Using Seat Belts and Super Bowl Banners to Fix Up Indianapolis

People for Urban Progress upcycles cast-off urban hardware back into the community.
January 16, 2016
St. Edward's University Dorms, Austin, Texas, USA, completed in 2008

Chilean Architect Alejandro Aravena Wins This Year's Pritzker Prize

We revisit the remarkable, socially engaged work of Alejandro Aravena on the occasion of the announcement of his Pritzker Prize, the profession's highest honor awarded internationally.
January 13, 2016
Museo Jumex exterior, with site-specific artwork by Luis Camnitzer

Pablo León de la Barra on Art, Architecture, and the Public Role of Museums

On the tails of organizing a complex and ambitious survey of contemporary Latin American art, the architectural historian and curator of Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, Latin America, discusses the role of museums as civic icons and centers for discourse.
January 12, 2016