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  1. Propeller Island Hotel, Berlin
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    Propeller Island Hotel, Berlin

    In 1997, musician Lars Storschen started renting out rooms in his house to supplement his income. Bored with the idea of a traditional guest room, Storschen created different themes for each of the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.14.12

  2. Snow in Bear Valley
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    Snow in Bear Valley

    I snuck over to Bear Valley this weekend for some late-season skiing. Previously a Tahoe skier, I was pleasantly surprised with Bear Valley’s laid-back vibe. In lieu of towering ski lodges...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Olivia Martin
    04.24.12

  3. Coffee Break: San Francisco's The Mill
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    Coffee Break: San Francisco's The Mill

    Although we usually focus on completed projects, it is equally interesting to check in during construction to see how a space develops. Things that our memories smooth over post-construction, like...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.14.12

  4. New-Wave Wallpapers
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    New-Wave Wallpapers

    Wallpaper often comes with negative connotations of frenetic patterns and faded fruit borders, but a new wave of wallpaper design offers modern alternatives to plain paint and plaster. Click...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.01.12

  5. Designer Spotlight: Charlotte Perriand
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    Designer Spotlight: Charlotte Perriand

    While working on the July/August issue (hitting newsstands July 3rd), which highlights women in design, I kept coming back to this iconic image of Charlotte Perriand on her B306 chaise lounge. The...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.26.12

  6. Top Design Boards on Pinterest
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    Top Design Boards on Pinterest

    For designers, artists, and virtual hoarders, Pinterest is the perfect website for whiling away hours. The site allows users to curate images on virtual inspiration boards organized by subjects the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.18.12

  7. Best Desked
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    Best Desked

    Although we shouldn’t admit it, the Dwell reception area doesn’t always resemble the best of modern design. Actually, it can become a little crowded when filled with mailing boxes full...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.26.12

  8. 7 Questions for Cecilie Manz
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    7 Questions for Cecilie Manz

    Republic of Fritz Hansen launched Danish designer Cecilie Manz’s chair and table at this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Inspired by the rounded shape of a stone on...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.06.12

  9. Commune Design Loves Japan
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    Commune Design Loves Japan

    Commune has good ideas. Opening Ceremony’s shop in Los Angeles? Good idea. Partnering with Heath Ceramics? Really good idea. Working with Japanese design company Landscape Products to...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.15.12

  10. The Modern Baby: Part One
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    The Modern Baby: Part One

    Babies happen. They can even happen in a modern home. And not only can infants fit in, they can provide just the excuse to take modernism to a different level. We chat with Joana McKenna, the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.26.12

  11. Designer Spotlight: Ray Eames
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    Designer Spotlight: Ray Eames

    Dwell features Eames furniture often, and it can be all too easy to see Charles and Ray Eames as an indivisible unit: they worked together, dressed similarly, and by all accounts had a perfectly...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    09.05.12

  12. The Modern Baby: Part Three
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    The Modern Baby: Part Three

    After Utah-based nursery furnishing company Oilo garnered praise in The Modern Baby: Part One, co-founder Annalisa Thomas offered to share her favorite nursery products and tips as well. Of...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    09.20.12

  13. Six Upcycled Design Picks
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    Six Upcycled Design Picks

    Upcycled and reclaimed products are losing their stigma as burlap sack and bottle top creations. Slowly but surely, they are infusing the design world with sharp ideas and a feel-good ethos. Here...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    09.24.12

  14. The Modern Baby: Part Four
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    The Modern Baby: Part Four

    Infant brand Oeuf has been celebrated by celebrities and design magazines alike for its sophisticated yet whimsical products for children. They have gained a solid reputation for their high-quality...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.09.12

  15. Kachelöfen Coming Up
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    Kachelöfen Coming Up

    It sounds like a sneeze, but a kachelöfen—a clay, highly-efficient, wood-burning stove used in Germany for hundreds of years—is a very modern option for radiant heating in one...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.17.12

  16. The Architect's Architect
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    The Architect's Architect

    We find the architects featured in Dwell to be incredibly inspiring, but who inspires them? To put the question to rest, we asked the architects covered in our October American Modern issue, ...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.16.12

  17. Made in Japan: 100 New Products
    Books

    Made in Japan: 100 New Products

    Dwell contributor Naomi Pollock, who wrote "All Wrapped Up" in our Small World issue now on newsstands, recently came out with her fourth book, Made in Japan: 100 New Products from Merrell...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.23.12

  18. Modern Monster Mash
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    Modern Monster Mash

    For the year's spookiest night, Dwell tracked down some scarily awesome products for a hip Halloween party. 

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.30.12

  19. Inky Inspiration
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    Inky Inspiration

    Italian bathroom design brand Neutra released its new line, Inkstone, this October. Inspired by Chinese calligraphy, this sleek, minimal collection was designed by award-winning architect Steve...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.09.12

  20. Railroad Revival
    House Tours

    Railroad Revival

    It isn't often that your eight-year-old son helps you decide on an architect, but that is how homeowners Connie DeWitt and Kam Kasravi became well-acquainted with architect David Fenster of Modulus...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.07.12

  21. Nasir Kassamali: Design Lives
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    Nasir Kassamali: Design Lives

    In 1979, Nasir Kassamali, co-founder of furniture showroom Luminaire, started a talk series with designers as a way to eliminate the barriers between designers, their furniture, and the consumers....

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.20.12

  22. Fade Away
    Product of the Day

    Fade Away

    This past August, Scottish native, designer Catherine Aitken, won the 2012 Time to Design award, sponsored by Normann Copenhagen, the Danish Architectural Press, the Danish Association of Wood and...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.07.12

  23. Dwell's 12 Picks for Cozy Interiors
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    Dwell's 12 Picks for Cozy Interiors

    With the days growing shorter, temperatures sinking lower, and damp air creeping into the house, it can be tempting to burrow under that old electric blanket. However, you might want to consider...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.06.12

  24. Pantone Announces 2013 Color of the Year: 17-5641 Emerald
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    Pantone Announces 2013 Color of the Year: 17-5641 Emerald

    In a 180-degree turn from 2012’s spunky Tangerine Tango, the Pantone Color Institute introduced Emerald as its color of 2013 “to promote balance and harmony.” Citing...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.07.12

  25. 10 Design Tumblrs We Love
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    10 Design Tumblrs We Love

    Spend blissful hours recharging your creative battery with these ten Tumblrs we've put together to make you feel inspired, keep you up-to-date, and occasionally say...WTF.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.14.12

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