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Design-inspired non-existant books to read by the beach

Beach Reading

Looking for a little light literature to while away the hours? We suggest a quartet of (fictional) titles for the design minded.
June 14, 2011
New Danish Design at United Nations NYC headquarters salto sigsgaard

New Danish Designs for UN HQ

Sixty years ago, Danish architect Finn Juhl designed the interior of the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The space is undergoing a major restoration and renovation, and when it's completed in approximately two years, the works of a new generation of Danish designers will also grace the space. In December, the Danish Arts Foundation Committee for Crafts and Design invited five designers to participate in a furniture competition to "reinvent Danish classics" and last week, the winner was announced.
June 13, 2011
City Boy picnic grill

Cityboy Picnic Grill

For our June 2011 Beach Houses We Love issue (now on newsstands!), we rounded up seven mini grills. One we loved but weren't able to include in the mix was the Cityboy Picnic Grill by designer Klaus Aalto for Finnish manufacturer Selki-Asema.
June 12, 2011
PU Nightstand thumb

The Nightstand, Reinvented

An exhibition in New York last month, organized by PIN-UP Magazine and held at Phillips de Pury & Company, explored the nightstand, that humble catch-all by the side of your bed. PIN-UP invited eleven American artists, architects, and designers to rethink and reinvent the nightstand, and the results were displayed for ten days and then sold off. It's over now, but I thought I'd share the inventive results in a slideshow. You can also check out a short video about the project here.
June 10, 2011
Cerno's Dan Wacholder shows off the "Cubo" lamp at Dwell on Design in 2010.

Exhibitor Profile: Cerno

At this year's Dwell on Design, catch Laguna Beach-based Cerno, a young company that specializes in eco-friendly lighting. Cerno was founded in 2009 by Nick Sheridan, Bret Englander and Dan Wacholder, three friends who have known each other for years and years; Sheridan and Englander since kindergarden and Wacholder since high school. "We got along well since day one," Englander says.
June 10, 2011
LACMA Monarch Bay

LACMA: California Design

As you might imagine, we inveterate modernists up here at Dwell are very, very excited for what will be one of the fall's best forays into modern design. On October 1, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is launching California Design 1930-1965: "Living in a Modern Way" which takes a good long look at how Californian design in the middle of the 20th century helped shape American material culture. I'm so thrilled to be talking with two of the shows curators Bobbye Tigerman and Wendy Kaplan at Dwell on Design on Friday June 24th to learn more about their research. But here's a sneak preview of 13 of the over 300 objects that will make up the show. Click on!
June 9, 2011
Modern vacation beach home in Nandgaon, India

Wood-Clad Seaside Retreat in India

It’s hard to believe that this idyllic house sited in a coastal coconut grove in Nandgaon, India, is a mere hour’s drive from bustling Mumbai.
June 7, 2011
Modern portable barbeque grillers

7 Portable BBQ Grills We Love

They’re hot! They’re mini! They’re full of coal! These seven portable barbecues will help you get the summer started.
June 7, 2011
Modern beach bungalow renovation in Long Island

Long Island Found

When the Fisher family’s 1960s Long Island beach bungalow started to crumble, they sought an architect who’d preserve the home’s humble roots and mellow vibe, while subtly bringing the place up to date.
June 6, 2011
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