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  1. Duggan McDonnell Tests 4 Blenders
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    Duggan McDonnell Tests 4 Blenders

    A good blender can turn almost any mischievous mixture into a delicious treat. We put four to the test in search of the best.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    04.28.09

  2. Dwell Evaluates 5 Home Espresso Machines
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    Dwell Evaluates 5 Home Espresso Machines

    Bitter black brew got you down? Lackluster crema floating in your cup? With the assistance of an espresso expert, Dwell evaluates five home espresso machines that will help you tamp, pull, and...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    05.04.09

  3. Dwell Investigates 7 Eco-friendly Countertops
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    Dwell Investigates 7 Eco-friendly Countertops

    We used and abused seven eco-friendly countertops to investigate if they could stand the heat of Dwell’s kitchen.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    09.21.11

  4. Dwell Reviews 6 Modern Desks
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    Dwell Reviews 6 Modern Desks

    The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the test. 

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    08.12.11

  5. Dwell Store Spotlight: Soma Water
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    Dwell Store Spotlight: Soma Water

    A bestseller at the Dwell Store, Soma is an innovative product that we love because it reaches beyond other purifying systems in the marketplace. Comprised of a sleek hourglass-shaped glass carafe...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    03.10.14

  6. Eco-Friendly Carpeting
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    Eco-Friendly Carpeting

    Dear Dwell: I'm not into the hard modernism of concrete floors: I miss the cushy carpet of my youth. Are there eco-friendly options for wall-to-wall? —Craig Dewey, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.28.09

  7. Eric Corey Freed Reviews 6 Sustainable Flooring Options
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    Eric Corey Freed Reviews 6 Sustainable Flooring Options

    There’s trouble underfoot if you’re building a green home without considering your flooring. Take stock of these sustainable wood options that let you tread lightly on the land.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    03.03.09

  8. Eric Ryan of Method reviews 5 front-loading washers and dryers
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    Eric Ryan of Method reviews 5 front-loading washers and dryers

    For all of the grass stain–elimination contests we see on TV among name-brand laundry detergents, it’s the washers and dryers that do the heavy lifting. Now the machines are stealing...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Douglas Adesko
    01.13.09

  9. Everyday Objects by OKUM Made
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    Everyday Objects by OKUM Made

    Los Angeles, California-based product and furniture designer Daniel Okum of OKUM Made (and his 233 supporters!) can finally leap for joy. Six days ago, Okum's Kickstarter project for The Made...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.01.13

  10. Expert Even Byron reviews 6 commuter bicycles
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    Expert Even Byron reviews 6 commuter bicycles

    As the bike industry begins to meet the growing demand for practical, sensible bicycles tailored to commuting and urban outings, the time has never been better to get back that freewheelin’...

    photos by: Andy Reynolds
    01.21.09

  11. Fall Design Trend: Native American Design
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    Fall Design Trend: Native American Design

    We've all seen the Native American design trend lately and we think that when mixed properly with modern pieces this trend can be really quite beautiful. When looking to incorporate this trend,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.25.13

  12. Five Hexagonal Furniture and Accessory Pieces
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    Five Hexagonal Furniture and Accessory Pieces

    In honor of the hexagon—the polygon du jour—we've collected five furniture pieces that will lend a geometric bent to your interiors.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.12.14

  13. Flat Design for Kitchen Appliances
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    Flat Design for Kitchen Appliances

    We've noticed a curious trend of disappearing appliances, planar sinks, and subdued surfaces. Just like the flat design that is becoming popular in technology interfaces, this kitchen is excess...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.31.14

  14. Fun and Funky Modern Tableware
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    Fun and Funky Modern Tableware

    Set a table that will be the envy of everyone you know with Dwell's latest favorites for fun and funky modern tableware. From sleek and swooping flatware to bold place settings to a cheerful cake...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.08.13

  15. Fun With Eames
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    Fun With Eames

    Are you a lover of everything Eames? The small Berlin based illustration shop Citoyennes has a fun selection of Eames based products. What is not to love about Eames wrapping paper or a rubber...

    written by: Julia Sabot
    03.26.13

  16. Furniture by Color: Purple
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    Furniture by Color: Purple

    Because of its vibrancy, purple can be a difficult color to work into an everyday space. But whether, woven into a throw or set upon a side table, it can be a regal accent, adding richness and...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.31.14

  17. Furniture Finds at ICFF
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    Furniture Finds at ICFF

    A few of our editors were in New York this week for the 2009 International Contemporary Furniture Fair—here are a couple pieces that turned their heads. Stay tuned for updates!

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.06.13

  18. Gadget of the Week: Dyson's Digital Slim DC 59
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    Gadget of the Week: Dyson's Digital Slim DC 59

    British manufacturer Dyson recently launched the DC 59, a cordless vacuum that's one-and-half times more powerful than its predecessor. We took it for a test run and found that its compact size,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.31.14

  19. Gardening Products: Modern Portable Planter Pots
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    Gardening Products: Modern Portable Planter Pots

    Today’s planters are smarter than ever. They breathe, they drain, and some even light up. So whether your thumb is as green as the plants you’re pruning or as brown as the compost you...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.26.10

  20. Get Juiced: 5 Fab Juicers
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    Get Juiced: 5 Fab Juicers

    Juice shops are the latest San Francisco fad—you can always find a bottle in the Dwell office—but for those who don’t want to shell out $2 per ounce, here are some of our favorite juicers on the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.17.13

  21. Green Siding
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    Green Siding

    Dear Dwell: I've already found a company that will recycle my old vinyl siding. Now I'm looking for a fresh, sustainable alternative. Any suggestions? —Roger Knight, Hillside, Illinois

    01.26.09

  22. Heath Ceramics Get Spotty with New 'Cool Lava' Glaze
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    Heath Ceramics Get Spotty with New 'Cool Lava' Glaze

    The renowned midcentury pottery manufacturer introduces four new glazes for its vase collection, including a remarkable textured finish formulated by partner Adam Silverman and the Heath design team.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.06.13

  23. High/Low: Modern Classic Isokon Bookcase
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    High/Low: Modern Classic Isokon Bookcase

    We at Dwell are big fans of the vintage modern classic, the Penguin Donkey 2 book caddy produced by Isokon in the 1960s. Check out our latest discovery, a new shelf by Erik Heywood inspired by the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.27.13

  24. Hollywood fashion critics review 5 dressers
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    Hollywood fashion critics review 5 dressers

    Without a decent dresser, can you dress decently? With the help of two outspoken Hollywood fashion critics we determine if a chest of drawers can hold the secret to sartorial success.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.13.09

  25. Homage Chair
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    Homage Chair

    Torsten Sherwood's Homage chair combines the simplicity of vernacular design with open-source developments.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.10.14

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