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Friday Finds, Signing Off

It's been a long strange trip, but this is the last installment of Friday Finds—our weekly column that's been going strong since 2009. Moving forward, find our editors' picks on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and, of course, dwell.com.
October 19, 2012
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Ai Weiwei’s Washington Moment

He’s been jailed, beaten, and most recently, had his design firm, Fake Cultural Development, shut down by Chinese authorities. Now famed Beijing artist and Twitter hero Ai Weiwei is currently being showered with the most official reverence possible in the contemporary art world here in America: a retrospective of his work mere blocks from the U.S. Capitol, at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum.
October 17, 2012
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The Design Week Movement

If a movement can be defined as a moment when people across time zones and borders act simultaneously on the same idea, then the design week movement is verifiable. In the last three years, design festivals and design weeks have mushroomed across the U.S. in cities including Columbus, Portland, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Baltimore, and Detroit, as well as abroad, in Beijing, Singapore, Moscow, and Paris.
October 13, 2012
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Friday Finds 10.12.12

Archival photos, colorful toys, and more in this installment of Friday Finds.
October 12, 2012
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How to Design with Orange

Dwell's favorite homes featuring orange hues all show that the secret to using this often-avoided color is a balance of neutral tones and plenty of natural light.
October 12, 2012
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Designing Retail Spaces at City Modern

In the final City Modern panel, a talented group of architects and designers met at the Flexform showroom in Manhattan to discuss retail design. The panelists spoke on their efforts to translate company branding into architecture and design, the challenge of adapting to diverse markets, and what contributes to a successful space.
October 8, 2012
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Friday Finds 10.05.12

In this edition of Friday Finds, Soviet bus stops, the ultimate Mad Men drinking game, and a humorous guide on how to act at a house party.
October 5, 2012
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Brooklyn Design at City Modern

The newly opened Wythe Hotel proved to be an apt setting for the City Modern Brooklyn Design panel. A converted warehouse turned boutique hotel, the Wythe is a fine case study in the types of decisions that seem most relevant to design in Brooklyn today—a respect for the old alongside a desire to create something new.
October 5, 2012
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Emerging Designers at City Modern

Tuesday night, Jerry Helling, the president and creative director of Bernhardt Design, and Wendy Goodman, New York magazine's design editor, hosted a panel of young designers and entrepreneurs at the Museum of Art and Design for City Modern. It was a collection of nascent talents Goodman dubbed “the Dream Team.” As Goodman told the audience, “Sometimes there's just a small beat inside yourself you have to listen to. These young people were all courageous enough to follow it and are now pursuing great passions.”
October 4, 2012
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