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Almost Perfect

Inspired by tansu chests and raw materials that show patina, a pair of Sydney-based architects renovated their own home—slowly.
August 21, 2011
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Alex Garcia Exhibit

I met the artist Alex Garcia nearly a year ago (we were introduced by the architect Alejandro Sticotti, who like Garcia is a native Porteño), and since then I've stumbled onto his work in a variety of surprising spots. He makes wall assemblages out of wood—recycled, scrap, veneer, new—and thin strips of metal, creating striking graphic compositions. His work was on view at the San Francisco shop Propeller several months ago; now it's on view at Sticks & Stones Gallery in downtown Oakland through August 31. The other night I ate for the first time at Baby Blues BBQ, a local restaurant, and the lacquered scrap wood tables looked vaguely like Garcia's artwork... turns out he actually made those tables two years ago, as a special project for the restaurant owner. This guy is everywhere! Or maybe it just coincidentally feels that way...
August 19, 2011
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Friday Finds 8.19.11

Discover the delightfully obscure, the strangely humorous, and the downright good design that the editors of Dwell found this week.
August 19, 2011
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New From Petit Collage

Based in San Francisco, Petit Collage is "an incubator of new ideas, art and illustration for everything modern and children related," says designer and children's book illustrator Lorena Siminovich, who founded the company five years ago. Siminovich's home decor and accessories for contemporary families can be found in boutiques, museum stores and catalogs worldwide—as well as in the pages of the upcoming November issue of Dwell, where we'll feature her cozy and stylish 1,500-square-foot house. Stay tuned! In the meantime, here's a sneak preview of a few sweet items from her Fall  2011 catalog, along with Siminovich's explanation of the inspiration behind each new design.
August 18, 2011
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Q&A with Black+Blum Founder

For more than a decade, London-based design company Black+Blum has been cranking out beautiful, sometimes quirky or humorous, and always functional products for the home. From its elegant tabletop accessories to its innovative lighting designs (like one light that can be either table lamp or floor lamp) to its playful bookends and ski pole-shape potato masher, each Black+Blum product comes with character. We caught up with Martin Blum while he was in stateside for the New York International Gift Fair to find out what prompted him and Daniel Black to launch the company, what it takes to bring a design to market, and what they've got coming down the pipelines.
August 18, 2011
The Akoris Garden Tuteur Sr (whose legs are shown here) is a nearly six-foot-tall trellis inspired by pyramid-shaped greenhouses.

TerraTrellis Modern Trellises

Though it may be a little late to start planting, it's the perfect time to add items to your next year's gardening wishlist. Designer Jennifer Asher recently launched TerraTrellis, combining form and function to create punchy sculptural trellises.
August 15, 2011
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New Prospects

A Brooklyn architect shows what a little elbow grease, a healthy dose of naïveté, and a decade can accomplish.
August 13, 2011
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Dwell Reviews 6 Modern Desks

The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the test. 
August 12, 2011
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