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Adam Silverman of Heath Ceramics

The artist and potter, and now Studio Director at Heath Ceramics in Los Angeles, talks with Dwell about his work and inspiration, as well as the personal odyssey that took him from architecture to the kiln.
October 12, 2009
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New Grass Roots

When they want to escape the mayhem of city life in Chicago, Diane Pascal and Thomas Richie retreat to their low-profile getaway in Hennepin, Illinois, a town where agriculture and ecology are still a part of the locals’ common knowledge.
October 9, 2009
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How to Throw a Design Conference

When I was at A Better World By Design this past weekend, I was blown away by the fact that it was organized by not a a league of design professionals, but a group of nine college students. To find out more about how they pulled off the three-day conference about design for social change, I chatted with two members of the 2009 Better x Design Committee, Willem Van Lancker from RISD and Andrea Jones from Brown University.
October 9, 2009

From Italy: Urquiola for Mutina

On day two at Cersaie—a very warm, sunny day in Bologna—the booth of tile manufacturer Mutina hummed with excitement over a visit from design celeb Patricia Urquiola (whose work is featured in the new issue of Dwell). This is the second year Urquiola has worked with Mutina designing a line known as Déchirer (meaning "to tear" in French).
October 8, 2009
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Events This Weekend: 10.2-10.4

Each month in Dwell, we highlight the best of what’s happening In the Modern World in art and architecture, with a listing of our favorite exhibitions around the world. In our new weekly installment, Out and About, we’ll point you to our top picks for exhibits that are opening and the must-see shows to take in before they close.
October 1, 2009
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London Design Guide by Max Fraser

It is perhaps a bit ironic that the official guide to the London Design Festival was fairly poorly designed—the maps in the back of the book were spectacularly unhelpful in trying to navigate my way through the streets of the British capital, especially when making a mad dash to another event across town. That's why I was pleased to pick up a copy of Max Fraser's newly launched London Design Guide.
September 30, 2009
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Friday Finds 9.25.09

Looking for some online inspiration? Take a look-see at our Friday special—favorite links of the week, delivered to you by various members of the Dwell staff. Happy weekend, everyone.
September 25, 2009
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Live from London: Max Lamb

From commentary in The Incidental (a community-generated newsletter and website tracking the design buzz this week in the British capital) to a curated show of his father's pottery collection, designer Max Lamb is popping up all over the London Design Festival. Dwell caught up with him at The Everyday Life Collector exhibition in the Brompton Design District in West London.
September 23, 2009
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Inside Dwell

We mean it—we really want to know what you think of Dwell. Every so often we ask for volunteers to join Inside Dwell, a panel consisting of community and audience members that contribute ideas and feedback on how we can continue to grow and improve. Now is one of those times.
September 21, 2009