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Pat Kim Makes It Fun To Play With The Alphabet - The Fox Is Black

Last weekend I stumbled upon (not physically) these alphabet blocks by Brooklyn based designer Pat Kim. A collaboration with Areaware, these mahogany …

Issey Miyake

Some label him an artist, others see him as a style visionary, but more than anything else, Issey Miyake is the designer’s designer. For more than …

Clothing

Designer Masanori Oji Teams Up With Ancient Japanese Brass Foundry to Create Beautiful Products

Saitama-based Masanori Oji's interests are as broad as his skillset. The handicrafts designer has experience in architecture and graphics as well as …

Foundries

The New ‘Inspiration Pad’ Turns the Conventional Blue-Lined Notebook Upside Down | Colossal

<p>Brussels-based design and advertising firm TM led by Marc Thomasset, just released the second edition of their wildly popular Inspiration Pad. The …

Why Ikea Is Immortalizing Its Disposable Furniture

The titan of low-cost Swedish design will establish a museum in its original 1958 location in Älmhult. Here’s why that is not such a crazy idea.<p>Ikea, purveyor of cheap Scandinavian design, is going into the museum business. A few weeks ago, the company announced a plan to turn its original store, …

Cable Management via Lego

As an industrial designer, I love what our profession has accomplished. Every time I hold a perfectly balanced drill—go pick up a Festool TI 15, or …

A Redesigned, Minimalist Tape Dispenser

Oftentimes tape dispensers are clunky and take up tons of space, so Dutch designer Derk Reilink decided to redesign the traditional tape dispenser …

Minimalism

Aerial Photos Document The Abstract, Beautiful, And Garish Ways Americans Play

With summer fast approaching, it’s a pleasure to see our lives summed up by pilot and photographer Alex S. MacLean‘s aerial series, <i>Playing</i>, about the dynamic relationship between play and the American landscape.<p>MacLean has been documenting the world from the sky for decades, and took these …

Bright Bedding from Australia's Kip & Co

Australia's Kip & Co creates colorful, spirited and youthful bed linens—and towels, rugs and even beanbags. From cartoon pizza representations to rainbow scribbles, the prints are just playful enough without overdoing it. The team, composed of two sisters (Kate Heppell and Hayley Pannekoecke) and a …

Mind Blowing Porcelain Art by Katharine Morling

When I first spotted these pieces by UK-based artist Katharine Morling, I thought they were delicate paper structures. Imagine my surprise finding …

Art

The Meriwether Tent from Shelter Co. Supply

With temperatures rising and the sun staying up into the evening hours in the Northern Hemisphere, the time is right to head to get back to nature. If seeking the most tech-savvy ultralight alpine gear isn't your vibe, there's the Meriwether tent from Shelter Co.'s newly launched Supply line of …

An Opulent & Graphic Dinner Service Collection

Imagine your next dinner party feast on this gothic architecture inspired dinnerware that was designed by Michael Sieger of Sieger. Ca’ d’Oro is a …

Design

Central London Flat by VW+BS

If you’re wondering where I’ve moved to (in my dreams), it’s to this Central London Flat designed by VW+BS. I mean, it’s super dreamy with tons of …

South-east Asia

Funny Catastrophe Illustrations Camouflaged as Dainty Plates

Take a closer look and you'll find that the ornate decor found on these porcelain dishes tells a bit of a surprising story. Graphic designer and founder of Calamityware Don Moyer has replaced the typical landscapes and peaceful nature scenes of traditional willow-pattern dinner plates with …

Studio Visit: Xie Dong, Beijing

After much exploration and experimentation, Beijing-based porcelain artist Xie Dong finally settled on bone china as her medium of choice, and did so because of the folds it can create. A tradition that originates from 18th Century Britain, bone china turns into a translucent, milky ivory color and …

Book Review: 'Hello World' by Alice Rawsthorn, a Survey of the Past, Present and Future of Design

I'm not sure what the highest praise for a book might be, but I must say I hope that Alice Rawsthorn's <i>Hello World</i> (Overlook Press, 2014) becomes a …

Book Reviews

Double Gable Eichler Remodel by Klopf Architecture

San Francisco-based Klopf Architecture could remain busy just remodeling Eichler homes because <i>they do it so well</i>. Their latest, located in …

Architecture

Barbara Hill on Designing Creative and Comfortable Rooms

The Texas designer shares how to create spaces that simultaneously stand out and stand the test of time.<p>A Dwell favorite, Texas-based architectural designer Barbara Hill creates comfortable, clean spaces that beg to be lived in. Here, we asked Hill to share her tips for creating cozy rooms, and her …

A Design History Of The Life-Saving Triage Tag

The simplicity of the triage tag has gone largely unchanged since the Cold War. Can it be upgraded for the War on Terror?<p>When a massive gas line explosion leveled two buildings in Harlem a few months ago, first responders found a scene of chaos. At least a few people had already been killed. Others …

3 Of Ray Eames’s Unsung Influences On Modern Design

A look at how the feminine half of the famous husband and wife team shaped the Eamesian principles of design.<p>Charles and Ray Eames were partners in life and in work. Yet throughout their joined careers, Charles often served as the mouthpiece for all things Eames. For example, in the 1972 …

Calamityware: Disastrous Scenarios on Traditional Blue Porcelain Dinner Plates | Colossal

<p>For centuries artisans have been crafting white porcelain dishes and decorating them with intricate cobalt blue patterns, from floral designs to …

Architizer

Community. Design. Initiative., by Zahra Ebrahim of archiTEXT

The Community. Design. Initiative. is a project located in one of Canada's most at-risk and diverse neighborhoods, facilitating a conversation about …

Local Economies

The Smile Screw from Studio Yumakano

Studio Yumakano paired up with Japanese screw factory Komuro Seisakusho to reinvent a rather overlooked, everyday item – the screw.<p>Highly functional …

Time I

Industrial Apartment Inspired by KENZO Style

Olga Akulova had a client that desired an apartment that reflected KENZO style home details. They began in 2012 by removing non-load bearing walls …

Living Rooms

Branding 101: We Respond Emotionally To Numbers

Radiolab recently examined the emotional power of digits when guest Alex Bellos, who writes and lectures on mathematics, discussed a global survey he conducted–on favorite numbers.<p>What he found, among 30,000 responses from across the world, is that we have a universal tendency to anthropomorphize …