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Steel Yourself

From girders to grating, steel has long been a popular, highly recyclable, and relatively inexpensive material for architects, designers, and builders. Here we present some inspired applications, taken from our own archives.
January 25, 2013
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Catch A Wave

An undulating wall made from over 40,000 dowels adds a dose of awe to a Massachusetts loft.
January 24, 2013
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Join Dwell for Philanthropy by Design's 25th Anniversary Event

Dwell is pleased to announce our media sponsorship of Philanthropy by Design's 25th Anniversary event, "Turning Silver into Green," happening February 13th, 2013 at SOMArts in San Francisco.
January 23, 2013
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Contenders for Designs of the Year Announced

The Design Museum in London recently released its 90 nominations for the Designs of the Year across seven categories: architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, products, and transportation. The exhibition will run at the The Design Museum from March 20-July 7 and features the best designs from 2012. From The Shard, Renzo Piano's new addition to the London skyline to costumes from Anna Karenina to Australian cigarette packaging, these designs show that ingenuity is thriving throughout all creative disciplines. Because it is 2013, we felt it was only appropriate to show 13 nominations in the slideshow that follows.
January 23, 2013
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Designer Spotlight: Black Creek Mercantile & Trading Co.

Dwell chats with Joshua Vogel, the carpenter-craftsman behind the lovely, hand-turned kitchenware and sculptural pieces from Black Creek Mercantile & Trading Co. in Kingston, New York, and his partner, Kelly Zaneto.
January 23, 2013
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A Look at Playrooms

Don't kid yourself—playing is serious business. Here are six playrooms from our archives that we wouldn't mind pitching a fort in.
January 18, 2013
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Value Add Proposition

January 17, 2013
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Emerging Design Talent at imm Cologne

Chief among our interests at any international design show is the work of young designers. That's why on our first day of imm Cologne 2013, the fair held annually in one of Germany's oldest cities, our first stop was to spy the finalists of The [D3] CONTEST. Since 2004 the competition has honored innovation and creativity among newcomers to the design realm, and this year sparked more than 800 submissions. Here we share the finalists' pieces, a lively mix conceived by tomorrow's generation of talent.
January 17, 2013
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Join Dwell and Zinc Details for 'Design Resolutions'

If you're going to be in San Francisco this week, please join us as we ring in a new year dedicated to good design! Enjoy an idea-packed discussion, "Design Resolutions: Six Principles of Good Design," with Dwell Media and Designers Lauren Geremia and Lorena Siminovich at SF's own Zinc Details, along with drinks, eats, and an exclusive, discounted Dwell-curated vignette.  
January 16, 2013
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