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  1. 12 Sleek and Minimal Furniture & Accessory Designs
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    12 Sleek and Minimal Furniture & Accessory Designs

    The colder months don't have to be all about cozy all the time, some of us may prefer the sleek, minimal look year-round. Here, we've pulled together twelve of our favorite pieces for those with a...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.30.13

  2. Raydoor Brings Art to Sliding Door Systems
    Dwell on Design

    Raydoor Brings Art to Sliding Door Systems

    Building on its reputation for movable pieces of art, sliding door manufacturer Raydoor will team up with two artists for an interactive display at Dwell on Design New York.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.18.14

  3. Local Manufacturing at the 2014 Detroit Design Festival
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    Local Manufacturing at the 2014 Detroit Design Festival

    From September 23–28, the Detroit Design Festival takes place to celebrate the city's diverse creative industries through an impressive roster of events ranging from open studios to art...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    09.21.14

  4. An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home
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    An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home

    An airy addition on the back of a historic house in Boise is a model of sensitive renovation, seamlessly melding new and old.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Lincoln Barbour
    10.01.12

  5. 6 Classic Lights from Louis Poulsen
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    6 Classic Lights from Louis Poulsen

    Louis Poulsen is an international lighting company that has collaborated with architects and designers for over seventy years. Several of the brand's most popular lighting fixtures, featured here,...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    06.10.14

  6. A Prefab Housing Concept in South Africa
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    A Prefab Housing Concept in South Africa

    It took 11 years of traversing through three different countries for Eric Bigot to develop his Zenkaya prefab housing concept. Designed to bring peace of mind to impoverished South Africans, the...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Dook
    11.05.13

  7. 10 Impressive New University Buildings
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    10 Impressive New University Buildings

    Think of these inspiring new additions to schools and universities around the world as teachable monuments.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.21.14

  8. Designtex, the Fabric Manufacturer with a Pulse
    Dwell on Design

    Designtex, the Fabric Manufacturer with a Pulse

    In advance of her appearance at Dwell on Design NY, the story behind Designtex and Susan Lyons, the leader who's matched the textile company with creative partners from Charley Harper to 3M.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.23.14

  9. The Pi Table
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    The Pi Table

    Scrapile—Pull up a chair to one of Scrapile’s impossibly elegant dining tables and you’d never guess that the materials used to create it had once been destined for a landfill....

    written by: Mark Lamster
    photos by: Eirik Johnson
    01.25.09

  10. How To

    The Pi Table: Dumpster Diving

    The first step in the Scrapile process is to acquire raw materials. Salgado and Bettencourt are beggars, not choosers: Any wood—from cherry to walnut—will do. With help from a local...

    01.01.09

  11. How To

    The Pi Table: Building a Block

    With raw material in hand, they painstakingly assemble their scraps into a solid, ten-foot-long block that is eight inches square. To achieve the striated pattern of cascading bands that is...

    01.01.09

  12. The Pi Table: A Design Emerges
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    The Pi Table: A Design Emerges

    All of Scrapile’s sharp modern forms come from the solid block of wood. The pieces have evolved from basic, boxy shapes to more complex lines as Salgado, who does most of the design, has...

    01.01.09

  13. How To

    The Pi Table: Putting It Together

    With a design in place, the block is trimmed down to size, planed, sanded, and edge-cleaned. Planks are cut with precision, to ensure the waterfall pattern aligns exactly, and pieces are glued and...

    01.01.09

  14. 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Person Who Has Everything
    Gift Guides

    2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Person Who Has Everything

    We're kicking off a month of Dwell-approved holiday shopping lists with this roundup of the best unusual gifts to give your friends and relatives who seem to have it all.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.16.13

  15. Furniture Design Series: The Dining Table
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    Furniture Design Series: The Dining Table

    In this second installment of our design series focused on tables, we take at look at the dining table. The dining table sets the stage for family gatherings, dinner parties, and the general...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.13.13

  16. Origami-Inspired Furniture You Can Fold Flat
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    Origami-Inspired Furniture You Can Fold Flat

    Cut and Fold, a Kickstarter furniture project by two Canadian architects, fuses plywood and papercraft.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.23.14

  17. Kaleido Trays by HAY
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    Kaleido Trays by HAY

    One of our favorite finds from Stockholm Design Week was HAY's Kaleido tray. We're not sure what we like most—the array of sizes, the palette of unexpected colors, or the way that one can...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.27.12

  18. Time to Gather: A Modern Tablescape
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    Time to Gather: A Modern Tablescape

    When it comes time for the big feast, be ready with dinnerware, servingware, glasses and more all in seasonal style. This Dwell approved assortment will help you set a simple yet elegant and...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.17.13

  19. Ai Weiwei Exhibition Takes Over Alcatraz
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    Ai Weiwei Exhibition Takes Over Alcatraz

    The Chinese artist uses the notorious prison as a backdrop for metal sculpture, colorful dragons, and Lego portraits.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.24.14

  20. Kid Tested, Mothers Approved
    House Tours

    Kid Tested, Mothers Approved

    A long house on Long Island, this prefab could get to its site peaceably only by traveling in pieces. Designed by Resolution: 4 Architecture as a holiday retreat for a family of six, this...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: João Canziani
    03.17.10

  21. And the World Views Winners Are...
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    And the World Views Winners Are...

    In our World Views photography competition, we teamed up with Blurb and challenged Dwellers everywhere to take a shot and share their view of the modern world. You answered our call and now,...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    07.15.11

  22. Honorable Mentions from World Views
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    Honorable Mentions from World Views

    In our World Views contest, we teamed up with Blurb and challenged our readers to share their view of the modern world. You heard our call and we were incredibly impressed by the hundreds of...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    07.22.11

  23. 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Unique Finds Under $50
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    2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Unique Finds Under $50

    If you shop wisely, you can buy plenty of holiday goodness for under $50 for everyone on your list, from bibliophiles to architecture buffs.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.27.13

  24. The 404: Nashville's Newest, Smallest, Hotel
    Travel Reports

    The 404: Nashville's Newest, Smallest, Hotel

    In a section of Nashville increasingly defined by large high-rise developments and national chains, a new boutique hotel and restaurant stays deliberately small and local.

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    04.02.14

  25. 2013 Gift Guide: For the Coffee Lover (Snob)
    Gift Guides

    2013 Gift Guide: For the Coffee Lover (Snob)

    For the eternal coffee connoisseur in your life or even just the friend who can't function without the stuff, we've gathered some great gift ideas. From Alessi's iconic Richard Sapper Espresso...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.11.13

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