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The Story That Begs to be Told of a Mid-Century Icon’s Revival

After much anticipation, we’re proud to share that our very own Dwell Store will now be carrying the timeless furniture designs of a brand that we’ve admired throughout its influential history, leading up to a recent reincarnation that we couldn’t be more excited about.
January 31, 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
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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
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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
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The Massive Project That's Using Old Rail Lines To Revolutionize Atlanta

A student’s lofty vision lays the groundwork for a city’s urban revitalization.
January 10, 2016
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The Artist Using Playful Designs to Reimagine Public Space in the Twin Cities

An artist’s interactive public work fosters unity in Minnesota.
January 10, 2016
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Vancouver Designer Jon Winebrenner's Studio Designs Products and Brands Alike

The founder and president of Vancouver-based Hurdler Studios, Jon Winebrenner helps others realize their ideas in “our new world where virtually anyone with an idea can create a globally distributed product funded by the crowd.”
January 2, 2016
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Revisiting Malcolm Leland's Sculptural Midcentury Bird Shelter

Ceramicist Malcolm Leland won the Good Design Award from the Museum of Modern Art in 1955 for his innovative ceramic bird shelter.
January 1, 2016