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Dwell on Design 2010: Day Two

We have more from the floor at the fifth-annual Dwell on Design conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Here we present a few booths that caught our attention.  
June 27, 2010
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From the Floor: Brinca Dada

The Modern Family zone has more to occupy mini modernists than a Dwell parent could ask for. One of our favorites was Brinca Dada's Emerson House dollhouse. Designed as a toy adults like to look at and kids like to play with, the house caught the eyes of tikes and parents alike. Dwell associate editor Miyoko Ohtake chatted with the new company's cofounder and CEO Douglas Rollins about its debut product.
June 27, 2010
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From the Show Floor: Sleek Identity

One of the advantages of online shopping is being able to sift through thousands upon thousands of designs and products. On the flipside, however, you lose the opportunity of experiencing said designs and products in person before you make your purchase. At Dwell on Design, you have the rare chance to hold, sit on, and touch a handful of items curated by Stéfanie Gélinas and sold on her brand-new online-only shop named Sleek Identity. Gélinas’s goal is to bring the work of small, European designers without distributors in the United States to the North American market. Dwell associate editor Miyoko Ohtake popped into the Sleek Identity book for a quick chat with Gélinas, who is based in Santa Monica, and to find out what are her favorite products for sale.
June 26, 2010
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From the Floor: Asia Now Exhibition

Last year at Dwell on Design our pals at Italian website designboom curated the wonderful show Kitchen Ecology. This year they’re back with a passel of new domestic products from all over Asia. The latest modern housewares from Iran to Singapore are on display, and I had a wander through the exhibit to call out a few of my favorites.
June 26, 2010
HP's new Pavilion dm4 laptop was given away to two lucky attendees at Dwell on Design today. HP will be handing out a new laptop to a winner each day of the conference.

HP Announces dm4t Winner at DoD

Congratulations to Beth Whitfield, of and, and Susan Luc for winning the first giveaway from the HP Lounge at Dwell on Design. Both Beth and Susan will receive a Pavilion dm4 with Intel Core processor from HP’s MUSE collection.   Stay tuned for the announcement of tomorrow's winner—HP will be naming a new one each day of Dwell on Design. If you happen to be in Los Angeles, you should venture downtown and cast your lot. You can't win if you don't play...register now!   If you can't attend the show, you can follow @dwell as we tweet from the show floor of #dwellondesign.  
June 26, 2010
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Events: Dwell on Design

Welcome to this week's Dwell on Design edition of Out and About. We editors have spent the past three months brainstorming topics, inviting speakers, and prepping panels for our fifth annual design conference, the largest of its kind on the West Coast. We're kicking off the event tonight with an evening at Room & Board in Culver City and continue the party at the Los Angeles Convention Center and at venues around town through Sunday. Here are just some of the highlights happening in L.A. this weekend.
June 23, 2010
Dwell is proud to announce a new line of architectural tile produced as a collaboration with Heath Ceramics.

Dwell Patterns with Heath Ceramics

Dwell and Sausalito–based Heath Ceramics have more than a few things in common. We're both design-focused Bay Area companies. We both have a dedication to modernism. And we both provide tools for smart, sustainable living. Now, our two companies' philosophies will come to life for the first time as an exciting product collaboration: Dwell Patterns by Heath Ceramics, which will debut Friday, June 25 at Dwell on Design.
June 18, 2010
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2010 National Design Awards

On Thursday, the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum announced the winners of its 11th annual National Design Awards. The program honors individuals and organizations across a variety of creative platforms, which this year included Lifetime Achievement, Design Mind, Corporate and Institutional Achievement, Architecture Deisgn, Communication Design, Fashion Design, Interaction Design, Interior Design, Landscape Design, and Product Design. We were excited to see some of our favorites—KierenTimberlake, Aidlin Darling Design, Andrea Cochran, Frog Design—among the winners and finalists and congratulate all the honorees, who will be feted on October 14 in New York. 
June 18, 2010
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Preview: The New Face of Affluence IDEAS Conference

The New Face of Affluence is Dwell Strategy + Research's half-day program centered around consumer insight, practical knowledge, and marketing strategy. Speakers and guests investigate the rise of an influential class of wealthy Americans whose values are impacting the way we think about work, consumption and daily life. Register now! 
June 16, 2010