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Highlights of Dwell on Design 2011 from The Fox is Black

Essentially the West Coast equivalent of ICFF in New York, but with less hype and austerity, Dwell On Design is an exciting time for Los Angeles. It unites designers, creatives, larger corporations, as well as the average person on their quest to beautify their home.
June 25, 2011
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Winners of "Bright Ideas" Announced

Eco-living experts Inhabitat just announced the winning designs in their Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition. The goal? To showcase the energy-efficiency and environmental sustainability of LED technology. The winner, Ed Chew, fashioned a Buckminster Fuller-esqe geometric lamp from Tetrapak containers. "This upcycled design is so professional and well-executed that you can’t tell it's made out of junk—but once you realize this, the story becomes even more impressive," said Inhabitat's Editor-in-Chief Jill Fehrenbacher. Chew will take home a tidy $1000 prize for his design. We here at Dwell laud the creative efforts of all of these designers! Click here for a look at all of the finalists and here for a look at all of the runners-up.
June 17, 2011
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Exhibitor Profile: Cerno

At this year's Dwell on Design, catch Laguna Beach-based Cerno, a young company that specializes in eco-friendly lighting. Cerno was founded in 2009 by Nick Sheridan, Bret Englander and Dan Wacholder, three friends who have known each other for years and years; Sheridan and Englander since kindergarden and Wacholder since high school. "We got along well since day one," Englander says.
June 10, 2011
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Modern World Awards: Vote Now

This year at Dwell on Design we're awarding our first ever Modern World Awards to the designs that move, inspire, and elate us. But we need your help to hand out the People's Choice Award. Click here to see the 25 finalists in five different categories and then tell us which design excites you the most. Could it be a beautiful bike, a pleasant playhouse, or a smashing stool? Make your voice heard and make your vote count in the Modern World Awards. Voting ends Friday, June 24th at 4:00 PM Pacific time and all of the objects will be on view at DOD so you can have a gander at the nominees first-hand. We'll hand out the hardware in a special ceremony at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles just moments after voting ends. Awright, Dwellers, to the polls!
May 26, 2011
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ICFF 2011: From the Show Floor

I'll admit, it's a little daunting stepping onto the show floor at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), held for a long May weekend every year at the Javits Convention Center in New York. There's a lot to see. But once you start wandering the aisles, uncovering design gems in the various booths is a blast. Here's round one of some of the things I saw that stuck with me.
May 18, 2011
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Chris Hardy Design

Name the hubs for emerging American designers and you'll likely hear the usual suspects of Seattle, San Francisco, and Brooklyn. Look southward, too, though, for a crop of energetic young guns set on making their mark. One such designer, Atlanta-based Chris Hardy, enticed the iconic Italian lighting manufacturer FontanaArte to produce his new Wig lamp. After returning from Milan, where Chris debuted Wig, the young designer chatted with me about FontanaArte, the state of contemporary American design, and Atlanta's burgeoning design scene. "It's nice to see that design is infused in the culture here—even if it is on a small scale," he says speaking of a few streets named after historic design figures.
May 16, 2011
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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 clay classes at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. She worked out of her garage and backyard in Los Angeles for nine years before moving into a studio with a storefront in which she displays her functional work, consisting of bowls, mugs and utensil vessels. Anton is inspired by ceramists Beatrice Wood “for her creativity and flat out ballsiness,” Adam Silverman “for his peaceful, minimal profiles with the most vibrant and tactile glazes,” and Otto and Vivika Heino “for their tenacity and dedication to the process.” Anton, who can be found nearly every day at the wheel in her studio, hopes that her work occupies its own space within the milieu of California pottery. “The legacy of clay in California is huge, but I feel like since my work dabbles in both the design world as well as the craft world, I hope that it transcends both, to be able to stand the test of time.” Her lamps are sold to the trade through six showrooms across the country. Click here for a complete list.
May 9, 2011
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2011 Modernism Show

The 2011 Modernism Show, held in the cavernous Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport, brought both rarities and new interpretations within the category. From works by Gio Ponti and the Lalannes to new pieces by emerging artists created over the last 10 years, the stock again exemplified the dealers’ ability to constantly renew the parameters of modernism.
May 6, 2011
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Materials for Consideration

Galerie Kreo is one of the most unique spaces I know of for design. The gallery, run by Didier and Clémence Krzentowski, sees itself as a 'research laboratory,' commissioning and displaying one-off and limited-edition pieces by the likes of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Pierre Charpin, Hella Jongerius, Jasper Morrison, and Martin Szekely.  When I was in Paris earlier this year I caught their wonderful exhibition of work by L'ECAL students and teachers, "A New Generation of Lights."  Their current show is "Matières à réflexion," or "Materials for Consideration," and it looks like a good one. It's been extended till May 15, so if you can, check it out in person. If not, here's a virtual sampling of the works on view.
April 27, 2011
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