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  1. 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

  2. Celebrity matchmaker Patti Stanger reviews 5 love seats
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    Celebrity matchmaker Patti Stanger reviews 5 love seats

    No piece of furniture has more aptly paved the way to connubial bliss than the love seat. And though they’re positively built for wooing, take heed, inconstant lovers: Romantic misdeeds are bound...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: João Canziani
    01.15.09

  3. Jason F. McLennan reviews 5 eco-toilets
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    Jason F. McLennan reviews 5 eco-toilets

    Victorian technology has no business being the receptacle for your business. It’s time to outmode the common commode.

    written by: Michael Grozik
    photos by: Andy Reynolds
    01.15.09

  4. 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

  5. Mailboxes
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    Mailboxes

    Dear Dwell, I've searched all over for an interesting mailbox—something other than a large-mouthed bass with a fin for a flag. Are there any modern mailboxes out there?

    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    01.26.09

  6. Brooms
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    Brooms

    Dear Dwell: I'm tired of my old generic broom. Are there any specialized products on the market that are both hip and functional? —Edward Charles, Austin, Texas

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.26.09

  7. Photographer Steve Reczkowski Reviews 5 Digital Cameras
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    Photographer Steve Reczkowski Reviews 5 Digital Cameras

    Not all pictures are worth a thousand words. In fact, some barely warrant an “ugh,” which is why the ever-irreverent digital camera has become the favored archivist for the vain, but...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Jason Madara
    02.04.09

  8. 5 Toasters Tested by San Francisco's Tartine Bakery
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    5 Toasters Tested by San Francisco's Tartine Bakery

    Any way you slice it, toast makes the most of any loaf. But which of these worthy appliances will make toast of the competition?

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Jim Bastardo
    02.26.09

  9. Interior Designer Peter Bentel Reviews 5 Barstools
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    Interior Designer Peter Bentel Reviews 5 Barstools

    Frontways, sideways, backward, or leaning against the back. Breakfast, beers, or bitters. The versatile barstool is indeed a perfect place to perch.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Patricia Heal
    03.01.09

  10. Karim Rashid Reviews 4 Luxury Plastic Chairs
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    Karim Rashid Reviews 4 Luxury Plastic Chairs

    I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Plastics. 

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Martien Mulder
    03.18.09

  11. Standolyn Robertson Reviews 5 Closet Systems
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    Standolyn Robertson Reviews 5 Closet Systems

    Our homes generally celebrate design you can see, but throw open the closet doors and behold a new frontier. These five closet systems not only make getting dressed easier and folding laundry more...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.13.09

  12. 5 Canister Vacuums
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    5 Canister Vacuums

    Is kitty leaving too much for you to remember him by? Are your wellies tracking dirt? Whatever the mess, these vacuums will help you suck it up. 

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    05.28.09

  13. Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan Reviews 5 Sleeper Sofas
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    Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan Reviews 5 Sleeper Sofas

    From sitting and sleeping to lolling and loitering, these new sleeper sofas are workaholics of relaxation—on either the day or the night shift.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.08.09

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 14 Modern Pendant Lights
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    14 Modern Pendant Lights

    Flying high in the air with the greatest of ease or low over a table to accent your meal, a pendant illuminates the room like no other kind of fixture.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.10.10

  17. 10 Sturdy Desk Chairs
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    10 Sturdy Desk Chairs

    Whether wrought from molded aluminum or the latest techno-mesh, few seats work harder than the sturdy desk chair. We worked a few over.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    08.12.10

  18. 8 Modern Vacuum Cleaners
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    8 Modern Vacuum Cleaners

    Sweeping up is a crummy job, but someone’s got to do it. Luckily, these eight vacuum cleaners are here to help you eliminate even the biggest of messes.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    10.04.10

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 5 Stylish Home Gardening Tools
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    5 Stylish Home Gardening Tools

    Whether your garden grows atop a mantel, shares space with pencils on your desktop, or takes root in a backyard corner, an aptly placed plant can add vibrancy to an otherwise dull sapce. We...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Laura Flippen
    03.13.12

  22. 3 Collections of Modern Barware
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    3 Collections of Modern Barware

    The main course of a meal might receive the oohs and aahs, but as any host or hostess will attest, it’s the beverages that fuel a party and get the conversation going. This selection of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Spencer Higgins
    08.19.12

  23. Mails Woodwork
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    Mails Woodwork

    Ryan Mails's passion for woodworking started before he was ten years old. "When I was eight, I begged for a first pocket-knife and carved a model of the Mary-Rose, the English warship that sank in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.05.13

  24. Product Spotlight: Mitre Stool
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    Product Spotlight: Mitre Stool

    Designed and manufactured in Brooklyn, New York by the furniture and lighting maker trio of Souda, the Mitre Stool is a playful take on the regular wooden stool.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Courtney Reagor
    03.07.13

  25. 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

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