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  1. The Silenci Chair by o4i
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    The Silenci Chair by o4i

    With the Silenci chair, Stockholm-based o4i—a design studio that focuses on contemporary domestic and public furniture— wage war against "acoustic clutter." Manufactured by de...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.06.11

  2. Black is the New Black: 8 Great Black Designs
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    Black is the New Black: 8 Great Black Designs

    When decorating, black can take you anywhere from bold to sophisticated to edgy. Here, we take a look at eight great black furniture, lighting, and accessory pieces for the home.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.21.13

  3. How to Design with Black
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    How to Design with Black

    If your answer to “How much more black could this room be?” is “None more black,” then we have some recommendations for you. From jet-black facades to walls to furniture, adding a touch of midnight...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.31.13

  4. 10 Modern Black Lamps
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    10 Modern Black Lamps

    The lesson of the little black dress is that the surest way to go chic is to go black. Here are ten options for when you want your lighting to go noir.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.07.14

  5. 5 Striking Black Kitchens Around the World
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    5 Striking Black Kitchens Around the World

    White is the traditional color for kitchens, denoting hygiene, brightness, and modernity. But these five black-clad kitchens, in houses from San Francisco to Copenhagen, show that some truly stand...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.23.13

  6. A Modern Kitchen Renovation in New York
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    A Modern Kitchen Renovation in New York

    Boris Dramov and Bonnie Fisher, principals of San Francisco-based ROMA Design Group recently completed a gut renovation for their daughter, Dana Dramov. The 2,500-square-foot live-work space...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.26.13

  7. Animal Shot Glasses by Goody Grams
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    Animal Shot Glasses by Goody Grams

    I stopped into the quite charming San Francisco spirits store Cask last week, and though the grappa selection left something to be desired, I was taken with these animal head shot glasses by...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.15.09

  8. Neutra Box
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    Neutra Box

    When Hector Perez couldn't find the ideal mailbox to install outside of his Eichler in Oakland, California, he decided to make his own. "It was really born out of frustration," says Perez...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.30.11

  9. Black and White and Rad All Over
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    Black and White and Rad All Over

    Rendered helpless in the face of a color wheel? Have a hard time choosing between yellow, green, blue, and red for your living room? Then follow the always classic, always sharp black-and-white...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.08.13

  10. Whimsical Floating Lamps
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    Whimsical Floating Lamps

    Straight out of a sci-fi movie, Crealev makes lamps that use opposing magnets to float the top section in the air. The idea came from designer Angela Jansen and electrical engineer Ger Jansen, both...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  11. Baroque Meets Modern in San Francisco
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    Baroque Meets Modern in San Francisco

    Thanks to a contemporary interior that she’s been updating for a decade, modern architect Abigail Turin has learned to love her traditional 1925 San Francisco home.

    written by: Andy Isaacson
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    02.20.13

  12. 7 Modern Baking Displays
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    7 Modern Baking Displays

    The only thing better than a delicious treat is a delicious treat that looks great. Decorate your dining room tabletop while satisfying your appetite with these modern designs.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.01.13

  13. Wi-Fi Speaker System for Better Home Music Listening
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    Wi-Fi Speaker System for Better Home Music Listening

    Bluetooth speakers are fantastic for using outdoors or while traveling, but the wireless format compresses the data so that sound quality gets diminished. For listening to high-quality music at...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.21.14

  14. Muutos from Muuto
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    Muutos from Muuto

    What’s in a name? If you’re Muuto, it’s a mission statement. Inspired by the Finnish word “muutos,” meaning “change” or “new perspective,” the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.11.09

  15. Paperfold Lamps
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    Paperfold Lamps

    Architects are notorious for being sticklers for detail. Often, and in the best cases, this leads to beautifully uncomplicated structures and well thought out product design.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    03.17.09

  16. Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Student
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    Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Student

    Help the student in your life navigate the transition to independence and adulthood—or simply get to that 9 a.m. class on time—with one of these Dwell-approved gifts.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.07.14

  17. ICFF 2012: Design Milk Presents
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    ICFF 2012: Design Milk Presents

    "Reinvention; Writing History in Aluminum" showcases a collaborative exhibition of New York's AM with Neal Feay Studio of Santa Barbara, Calif. during the International Contemporary Furniture Fair ...

    written by: Sara Dierck
    05.22.12

  18. A Design Classic Reimagined: Artek Stool 60
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    A Design Classic Reimagined: Artek Stool 60

    Designed in 1933 by Alvar Aalto, the Artek Stool 60 is the definition of functionalist furniture design. This simple stool is a versatile piece—it can be used as casual seating at a kitchen table,...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    03.26.14

  19. The Complete Guide to Designing with Color
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    The Complete Guide to Designing with Color

    Dare to paint a wall purple? Buy a blue refrigerator? Choose a yellow floor? Dwell gathered our best and brightest homes to create the ultimate color guide, with design ideas for every shade of the...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    08.28.14

  20. Small Box Home with Black Metal Facade in Japan
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    Small Box Home with Black Metal Facade in Japan

    Drawing on an inherited plot of land, his father’s steel company, and his brother-in-law’s architectural know-how, Motoshi Yatabe’s new house is all in the family.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    12.07.09

  21. Paint it Black
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    Paint it Black

    This family of cost-conscious Hamburgers (freshly back in Germany after years abroad) converted a kitschy turn-of-the-century villa into a high-design home.

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    01.19.12

  22. Black, Red, and Green All Over
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    Black, Red, and Green All Over

    A dramatic house in Australia drew its architectural inspiration from Mies van der Rohe but got its color from fresh tomato sauce.

    written by: Catherine Franklin
    photos by: Peter Hyatt
    04.30.09

  23. Q&A with Black+Blum Founder
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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...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.18.11

  24. True Blue
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    True Blue

    A 450-square-foot apartment in the Upper West Side needed to accommodate the resident’s working, entertaining, and resting needs, without eating up precious inches. This groovy blue home office...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    03.26.13

  25. ICFF 2012: New from Black + Blum
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    ICFF 2012: New from Black + Blum

    Two products we really loved from the ICFF show floor came courtesy of Londoners Dan Black and Martin Blum: Thermo Pot and Eau Good. The former merges practicality and aesthetics in a smart cork...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.20.12

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