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A Look at Lego Bombing

You've heard of yarn bombing (as evidence of its mainstream status, yarn bombing has even shown up in a Roche Bobois ad), but have you seen Lego bombing?
January 29, 2013
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Product Spotlight: Pyrolave Sinks

Global lava stone company Pyrolave recently debuted a new sink collection. These dramatic, circular sinks contrast with the angular lines typically found in the lavatory. The sinks are made from glazed and organic lava stone and come in 16 different color ways, both glossy and matte. The designers sought to maximize lava stone’s natural shape through the circle design and contrasting textures. Their lava stone is pulled from an open-air quarry in the Nugere volcanic crater in Auvergne, France. From there, the stone is cut, processed, glazed, and fired at more than 1000 degrees Celsius. This results in a product that is heat, stain, acid and bleach resistant, perfect for a bathroom’s daily wear and tear.
January 28, 2013
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An Unlikely Marriage

We can’t get enough of new design brand House of Rym, an improbable artistic combination of Tunisian craftsmanship and Swedish aesthetics. In October 2011, Tunisian entrepreneurs Rym Tounsi and Zied Youssef contacted Swedish designers Anna Backlund and Elisabeth Dunker to see if they would be interested in a design collaboration. Tounsi and Youssef have a deep love of their native country’s artisan history and wanted to share it with others in a fresh light. They had long admired the designers’ work, and cold-called them to see if Backlund and Dunker would be interested in such a collaboration. As it turns out, Backlund and Dunker were, and before long, they hopped a plane to Tunisia. The group quickly formed a partnership, and produced a home goods line using wool, porcelain, cotton, and olive wood. Although their company is less than a year old, the pieces strike a perfect note between organic and modern, past and present. In the process of setting up a House of Rym webshop, all pieces can be purchased through Fine Little Day or Northlight. Click through the slideshow to see more:
January 28, 2013
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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
Wooden spoons from Black Creek Mercantile Company

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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