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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. Top Ten Green Projects of 2012
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    Top Ten Green Projects of 2012

    On April 19th, AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the COTE Top Ten Green Project Awards: their selection of the most sustainable buildings across the country. COTE advocates...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.02.12

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. The First Apartment Book: Cool Designs for Small Spaces
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    The First Apartment Book: Cool Designs for Small Spaces

    After reading Aaron Britt’s interview with Kyle Schuneman on masculine design for our June Interior Design issue (on newsstands now), we were excited to see what the rest of his book, ...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.14.12

  7. 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

  8. British Brand Mulberry Opens S.F. Outpost
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    British Brand Mulberry Opens S.F. Outpost

    British clothing company Mulberry opened their first West Coast boutique in San Francisco this past week.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.30.12

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. A Look at Living Machine Systems
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    A Look at Living Machine Systems

    Recently, Dwell had the opportunity to tour the San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission headquarters, which seemed appropriate as we gear up for the special bathrooms and spas issue ...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.24.12

  14. 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

  15. Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara
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    Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara

    “There is a saying that if you can make a business successful in Guadalajara, you can make it successful anywhere,” says Hotel Demetria owner and architect, Iván Cordero of his...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.29.12

  16. The Modern Baby: Part Two
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    The Modern Baby: Part Two

    For even more nifty nursery ideas, we checked in with the owner of online children's emporium fawn&forest and modern parent, Summer Robertson. Fawn&forest was founded two years after the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.31.12

  17. Mr. Kate Sets a Dwell Table
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    Mr. Kate Sets a Dwell Table

    For this week's installment of entertaining tips, Dwell invited Los Angeles–based blogger, jewelry designer, and hostess extraordinaire, Kate Albrecht of mrkate.com over to set a table or two...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    09.04.12

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. Made in Japan: 100 New Products
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    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

  25. 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

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