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  1. How to Shop for an Ergonomic Task Chair
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    How to Shop for an Ergonomic Task Chair

    Humanscale's Sacha Burn details what to consider when buying body-conscious seating.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.20.14

  2. How to Shop for Marble
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    How to Shop for Marble

    There's no denying the appeal of marble in the home—it's one of the most prized materials in kitchens and baths. To shed some light on the buying process, we interviewed expert Arthur Moloian,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.15.14

  3. How to Shop for Wallpaper
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    How to Shop for Wallpaper

    We asked Jon Sherman, founder and creative director of Brooklyn-based wallpaper company Flavor Paper, to share his tips on finding the right wall covering.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.05.14

  4. How to Take a Dwell Photo with Photographer Matthew Williams
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    How to Take a Dwell Photo with Photographer Matthew Williams

    Dwell architecture and interiors photographer Matthew Williams offers his expert opinion on how to frame a shot and the best time of day for a photograph.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    11.24.14

  5. How to Throw a Design Conference
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    How to Throw a Design Conference

    When I was at A Better World By Design this past weekend, I was blown away by the fact that it was organized by not a a league of design professionals, but a group of nine college students. To find...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.09.09

  6. How to Throw a Great Party in Six Steps
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    How to Throw a Great Party in Six Steps

    We captured the highlights of a recent party at Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery's Los Angeles house for our September 2012 story "American Pastoral." As evidenced in the magazine and our...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    08.13.12

  7. How To Use Color in Small Spaces
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    How To Use Color in Small Spaces

    While many shy away from using bold color in small spaces, there is no reason spatial restrictions should restrict the imagination.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.02.14

  8. How to Wrap Five Eggs Reissued
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    How to Wrap Five Eggs Reissued

    How to Wrap Five Eggs, a mid-60s classic of Japanese design, came back into print in the US last month from Shambhala Publications.  Assembled by graphic designer Hikeyuki Oka in 1965, this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.07.08

  9. How To Write Like An Architect
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    How To Write Like An Architect

    Typing most of the day, handwriting doesn't really come into play. But when it's time for that personal handwritten note, I wish I knew how to write like an architect:

    written by: Laure Joliet
    10.29.08

  10. How to: Appreciate and Collect Art
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    How to: Appreciate and Collect Art

    From meeting the designer behind your old college Dylan poster to an introduction to high-end art collecting, Dwell shares a few of our favorite articles on art and art collecting.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.05.13

  11. How To: Bathrooms for Small Spaces
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    How To: Bathrooms for Small Spaces

    We can never get enough of great big design in tiny spaces—especially when it comes to efficient, space-saving bathrooms.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.06.14

  12. How To: Bright Bedroom Renovation
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    How To: Bright Bedroom Renovation

    A space-saving master bedroom renovation built for adults and children alike, architect Anne Barrett of 30E design shares her design tips for creating the space

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.15.14

  13. How To: Colorblock
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    How To: Colorblock

    The biggest fashion trend to emerge from the past season was, without a doubt, color-blocking. Color-blocking is a bold way to successfully coordinate contrasting colors—and it works well in...

    written by: Samantha Hobbs
    02.11.13

  14. How To: Decorating with Posters
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    How To: Decorating with Posters

    Poster art is often one of the most effective and affordable ways to inject creativity into a space. Following up on our roundup of graphic art, here are homes that master poster decorating.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.23.14

  15. How to: Design Under a Pitched Ceiling
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    How to: Design Under a Pitched Ceiling

    Whether in restored farmhouses or modern, gabled homes, these rooms accentuate their steep, pitched ceilings.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.23.14

  16. How to: Designing for Warm Weather
    Houses We Love

    How to: Designing for Warm Weather

    A layout, strategic window placement, and bright colors can help keep things cool and connected to the outdoors.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.17.14

  17. How To: Green Your Roof
    Design 101

    How To: Green Your Roof

    No matter the month, it's never too cold or too early to start planning for major eco-impact. From urban rooftop gardens to living surfaces that help homeowners save on energy costs, here you'll...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.02.13

  18. How To: Home Office with Built-Ins
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    How To: Home Office with Built-Ins

    Carving out a study niche doesn't mean adding on an extension to your house; instead, consider built-ins—they can change the entire function of a room, or simply create some much-needed workspace.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.11.14

  19. How To: Indoor Concrete Floors
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    How To: Indoor Concrete Floors

    Concrete flooring is cheap, durable, and not as cold as its reputation suggests—these eight homeowners show how to get the look.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.21.14

  20. How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes
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    How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes

    The front door is a sure sign of a successful journey home, and as these houses prove, modern architecture can be just as homey and inviting as its traditional counterparts.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.27.14

  21. How To: Mix and Match Chairs
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    How To: Mix and Match Chairs

    Combining and contrasting different chairs can add personality, tout a vintage sensibility, or help you stick to a budget. Here we take a look at some Dwell homes that experiment with mix-and...

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.02.14

  22. How To: Paint Your Home
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    How To: Paint Your Home

    Dwell’s tips on painting a modern home: from the best environmentally friendly paint to rooms that use paint as a major design statement.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.27.13

  23. How To: Stock Your Cellar
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    How To: Stock Your Cellar

    To aide in organizing and building your wine collection, here are five easy steps to cellar nirvana. Enjoy these wine cellar tips that will serve as a tool in helping you vary your bottle...

    written by: Samantha Hobbs
    02.19.13

  24. How to: The Ikea Kitchen Cabinet
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    How to: The Ikea Kitchen Cabinet

    In 2009, Dwell reported on the Ikea kitchen cabinet phenomenon, and five years later it is still going strong. From off-the-rack to custom, these kitchens use them best.

    04.23.14

  25. How To: The Modern Kitchen
    Design 101

    How To: The Modern Kitchen

    No matter how cozy your living room or den, the kitchen is usually the heart of a home. Whether you use yours to mimic Nigella or zap a TV dinner, you'll find helpful how-tos and insightful...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.17.13

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