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Dwell on Design 2012 Wallter Showroom

Live from the Show Floor: Wallter

We've always admired the metal Slat Rack coat hanger by Wallter. At Dwell on Design, the Richmond, California–based design company debuted a new series of products: the Post, Wall, and Hang powder-coated spun aluminum planters. The owners, husband-wife team Max and Linda Geiser, launched the company in 2000 and continue to craft all the textiles themselves and have almost the rest of their collection fabricated two miles down the street. Dwell associate editor Miyoko Ohtake popped by the Wallter booth and chatted with Max about the company and the new pieces.  
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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Live from the Floor: Touch and Inhabitat

There's an epic amount to be browsed through on the Dwell on Design show floor this year, and we're all having a blast checking out the booths at the LA Convention Center. One of the first things I saw—and loved—was at Touch. This little Open Stool is a multi-national collaboration between Studio Verrisimo, who designed it in Portugal, and the fantastic local Los Angeles gallery Touch, who developed it for manufacture in southern California from FSC-certified pine. It's a little seat, sure, but the smart slot cut out in the center means that it also acts as a door-stop (!) or a short desk-addendum. Very cool stuff.  
June 25, 2010
Michael Maher and Mike Armenta of Taylor Stitch model the Architect's Shirt and Bow Tie at the entrance to Dwell on Design.

Live from the Show Floor: Taylor Stitch

What began as a chat over a beer about how great mid-century architects looked in their sharp shirts and bow ties has finally come to fruition: the Architect’s Shirt and Bow Tie has arrived at Dwell on Design.
June 25, 2010
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Live from the Show Floor: method

“It’s crazy that a laundry detergent product is on the show floor at a design conference,” says Matthew Loyd, the vice-president of brand experience for method (or as he’s known internally, the “Brand Poo-bah.” But really, it’s not that crazy. Dwell on Design is the pages of Dwell brought to life and there are few things as necessarily for day-to-day living in the modern world than cleaning products.
June 25, 2010
Remodelista and Curated are offering free consultations for your interior design troubles.

Preview: The Designer Is In

You know you've got one, tucked deep within your house. Maybe you keep it locked up tight so you don't have to see it. But sooner or later you'll have to confront it: The Problem Room. But the real problem is that we don't have time to step back and see what about that room—or maybe ourselves!—really needs to change. How about some holistic healing for your home? A spa treatment for your spaces? Counseling for your clutter? Remodelista and Curated would like to offer you 25 minutes this weekend to help your interiors find inner peace. So they're offering free consultations from leading designers at The Designer Is: In, a featured exhibition at this year's Dwell on Design.
June 22, 2010
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Screening: A Necessary Ruin

Of my seven panels at Dwell on Design this weekend, one that I am really happy to be doing is a screening of filmmaker Evan Mather's 2009 documentary A Necessary Ruin. The half-hour documentary chronicles the rise and startlingly quick decay of Buckminster Fuller's massive Union Tank Car Dome outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was a 384-foot in diameter geodesic dome, the largest clear-span structure in the world. It's a fascinating look at a strange, ill-fated building narrated by Dwell's Los Angeles editor Frances Anderton and set to be presented on Saturday on the Design Innovation Stage at 3:30. Check out the trailer below and I hope to see you there.
June 21, 2010
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Paul Goldberger at AIA SF

Last week I had lunch at the AIA San Francisco to hear New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger discuss his new book Why Architecture Matters. I've read a bit of the book and liked it very much, and have long admired Goldberger's The Sky Line column so it was a real treat to hear one of architecture criticism's leading lights talk about his work.
June 21, 2010
PlayHouse of Your Own by Robin Hannah

Phoyo Playhouse

When New Zealand architect Robin Hannah’s daughter was very young in the 1970s, he devised the slot-assembly PlayHouse of Your Own (phoyo) out of sustainable pine for her and her two brothers. “The panels interlink with one another to form an enclosed space to suit young children—kids love it,” says Hannah.
June 20, 2010