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Dirk Vander Kooij

Dirk Vander Kooij's furniture is inspired by a form created with a 30-year-old 3-D printer. "Older machines were less precise, which means thicker lines but also very little waste of material,” he says. Exaggerated lines have since become his decorative signature and make his digitally crafted pieces "look like handmade rope furniture." Up next: interlocking triangulated pieces that form offbeat lamps, bowls, and flat-pack shelves.
April 24, 2013
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Project_Rorschach

Project_Rorschach, an exhibit exploring architecture through obscured perspectives, is on view at the Boston Society of Architects space as part of the Boston Design Biennial through May 15.
April 23, 2013
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Seattle: Sustainable Future

Seattle is taking momentous strides towards sustainable living. The Bullitt Center opened its doors on Earth Day, April 22, as the greenest commercial building in the world.
April 23, 2013
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The Psychology of Seating

At a time when everyone is talking about working from home versus working in the office (thanks, Yahoo!), does it really matter where you sit? Continuum, a global innovation and design consultancy, says yes.
April 23, 2013
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Graphic Designer We Love: Eiko Ojala

Graphic design that looks like paper cut-outs? Check. Estonia-based illustrator and graphic designer Eiko Ojala is tricking our noggins one by one. A 'Young Illustrators Award' nominee, Ojala's clientele ranges from The New York Times to the Victora and Albert Museum and has been featured on It's Nice That, iGnant, and Etapes. Click through to see a few of our favorite "cut-outs."
April 23, 2013
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Kickstarter of the Week: From Sea to Shining Sea

FIlmmaker and landscape architect Evan Mather has already produced a small clutch of great films about the built environment. We showed his excellent "A Necessary Ruin" about the Union Tank Car Dome in Baton Rouge at Dwell on Design a few years back, and in 2011 we covered his film aimed at preserving the amazing modernist Phyllis Wheatley Elementary School in New Orleans. Now he's working on a time-lapse, feature-length account of a drive across America.
April 23, 2013
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Destination of the Week: Atlanta

Atlanta is known for many things but modern architecture has surely never been one of them. But if you know where to look, you can find the city's modern side. Ahead of Dwell's April 24 "Innovations in Kitchen Design" event at the Sub-Zero and Wolf Atlanta showroom, we take a look at the city's design scene.
April 22, 2013
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6 Modern Bikes

Today marks the 129th anniversary of the first transcontinental journey via a penny-farthing, accomplished by the gallant Brit, Thomas Stevens. In honor, we've compiled a list of six modern bicycles that will surely spark a journey ahead.
April 22, 2013
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Tumblr of the Week: Subtilitas

Take a visual tour of Subtilitas, "a collection of images, moments, ideas, and spaces that inspire, inform, agitate, and influence a Los Angeles–based architectural designer."
April 22, 2013
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