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  1. 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

  2. Dog Beds
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    Dog Beds

    Dear Dwell: Our dog is spending more time in bed than my husband; I think its time to get her one of her own. Can you recommend designs that a pampered pup will enjoy? —Ella Zupen, San ...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Stan Musilek
    01.26.09

  3. Indoor Garden Kits
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    Indoor Garden Kits

    Dear Dwell, I'd like to grow edible herbs and plants, but since I live in a tiny apartment with no outdoor space, I'm looking for a garden I can grow on my kitchen counter. Can you help?

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.26.09

  4. House Plants
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    House Plants

    Q: I enjoy plants' form, color, and positive impact, but what frustrates me is the lack of interesting houseplants available today. Are houseplants old-fashioned and out of place in the modern home...

    01.01.09

  5. All Aboard!
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    All Aboard!

    While styles, and items in the overhead compartment, may shift, these comely carry-ons will make you feel like a member of the jetset, even on JetBlue.

    photos by: Jake Chessum
    02.03.09

  6. Sushi chef Susumu Ueda Reviews 6 Energy-Efficient Refrigerators
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    Sushi chef Susumu Ueda Reviews 6 Energy-Efficient Refrigerators

    The refrigerator in your kitchen may be humming a pricey song—to the tune of hundreds of dollars and thousands of kilowatts a year. Even a ten-year-old model uses twice the energy of a new...

    photos by: Brad Hines
    02.03.09

  7. Bruce Aidells Reviews 5 36-inch Cooktops
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    Bruce Aidells Reviews 5 36-inch Cooktops

    Not quite at home on the range? No need to boast the most roast? For boiling, frying, searing, and simmering, the drop-in cooktop is king.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.28.09

  8. 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

  9. 5 Modern Home Ice Cream Makers
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    5 Modern Home Ice Cream Makers

    For homemade ice cream! Whether you favor Kumquat-Poppy Seed or plain Vanilla, a home ice-cream maker lets you effortlessly craft a scoop that's made to order.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Laurie Frankel
    06.16.09

  10. Rick Prelinger Evaluates Modern Media Storage
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    Rick Prelinger Evaluates Modern Media Storage

    Though the contents of every cassette, LP, and VHS tape you've ever owned can now fit inside a gadget the size of a tie clip, your plasma TV and subwoofer still need a resting place. Film archivist...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.05.09

  11. 12 Design-smart Food Containers
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    12 Design-smart Food Containers

    Packed-up leftovers and stacked-up pantries are rarely the pride of the kitchen, but hiding them out of sight puts perishables precariously out of mind. A display-worthy set of design-smart...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Maren Caruso
    02.09.10

  12. 7 Portable BBQ Grills We Love
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    7 Portable BBQ Grills We Love

    They’re hot! They’re mini! They’re full of coal! These seven portable barbecues will help you get the summer started.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Jason Madara
    06.07.11

  13. The Toddlers of Dwell Review 5 Modern Playhouses
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    The Toddlers of Dwell Review 5 Modern Playhouses

    All it takes to play is a healthy imagination, 
but a modern playhouse adds to the fun.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    07.15.11

  14. Bike Brigade
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    Bike Brigade

    We’ve long known about the environmental and health benefits of biking, but the demands of savvy urban cyclists aren’t the same as those of weekend warriors. Designers are wising up...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    04.02.12

  15. A Stylish Portable Bluetooth Speaker
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    A Stylish Portable Bluetooth Speaker

    With Switch, electronics manufacturer Native Union seeks to break into the portable speaker market.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.22.13

  16. Modern, Green Alternative to the Classic LEGO®
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    Modern, Green Alternative to the Classic LEGO®

    Inspired by LEGO®, and committed to using renewable resources, Japanese company Mokurokku has introduced a modern, green alternative to the nostalgic, plastic toy.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.27.13

  17. Product Spotlight: Wooden Toys by Twig Creative
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    Product Spotlight: Wooden Toys by Twig Creative

    For the budding photographer not yet familiar with apertures, shutters, and ISO speeds, look no further than these wooden toy cameras designed and handcrafted by Twig Creative. The Salt Lake City,...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.28.13

  18. Product Spotlight: Uproot Wines
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    Product Spotlight: Uproot Wines

    Look out modern world, there's a new wine in town. Jay Levy, a venture capitalist, and Greg Scheinfeld, formerly a Wall Street financier turned winemaker, have announced the launch of Uproot Wines,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    04.05.13

  19. Product Spotlight: Streamliner Classic by Playsam
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    Product Spotlight: Streamliner Classic by Playsam

    Help develop and tune your child's fine motor skills with the sleek Streamliner Classic by Scandinavian design company, Playsam. Designed by Ulf Hanses, this non-toxic lacquer painted wooden toy...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.04.13

  20. Product Spotlight: Carpet of Life
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    Product Spotlight: Carpet of Life

    Using authentic crafting techniques handed down through generations, women from rural villages in the oasis of M’hamid El Ghizlane in the Sahara Desert transform cast-off textiles and donated...

    written by: Abigail Doan
    04.16.13

  21. Two Innovative Tea Products
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    Two Innovative Tea Products

    You may have heard of the hot beverage made by steeping dry tea leaves into boiling water. Tea in all its varieties and forms—black, white, green, powdered as matcha, and more—has been a hit for...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.17.13

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