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  1. 'Woodstock Trees' by Sebastian Mariscal
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    'Woodstock Trees' by Sebastian Mariscal

    We here at Dwell are big fans of Sebastian Mariscal's work; we've featured his projects in the magazine several times over the years (see here and here) and have an amazing house he designed in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.04.11

  2. "Made by Hand" Video Series
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    "Made by Hand" Video Series

    Recently I've been on a kick of watching behind-the-scenes videos. I've always been fascinated to learn how things are made, and how independently owned companies come to be, and in the past couple...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.24.11

  3. "Sustainism": the New Modernism?
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    "Sustainism": the New Modernism?

    Honestly, when the book Sustainism is the New Modernism: A Cultural Manifesto for the Sustainist Era (D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers, New York) first crossed my desk, I wasn't sure how to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.04.11

  4. 10 Design Insiders Sound Off on Knockoffs
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    10 Design Insiders Sound Off on Knockoffs

    In researching the much-discussed essay "The Real Cost of Rip-Offs" for Dwell's June 2012 issue (on newsstands now), many design luminaries shared their perspectives on the subject of knockoffs and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.24.12

  5. 12 Seconds with Konstantin Grcic
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    12 Seconds with Konstantin Grcic

    Yesterday we at Dwell had the honor of welcoming designer Konstantin Grcic and Josef Kaiser, president of Vitra, to our offices. We'll be posting our interview with the duo on Dwell.com soon, but...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.07.13

  6. 13 Affordable High-Design Chairs
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    13 Affordable High-Design Chairs

    There are lots of handsome chairs out there, but sitting beauties that cost $250 or less are a rarer breed. Our picks run the gamut from traditional (the wooden, Shaker-inspired Salt or the Thonet...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    03.07.11

  7. 3 Cool Rooftop Penthouse Apartments
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    3 Cool Rooftop Penthouse Apartments

    Want views from your house? Try building it on top of a skyscraper. These three penthouse apartments give their residents the best views in town.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.01.13

  8. 3 Modern Birdhouses to Beautify Your Yard
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    3 Modern Birdhouses to Beautify Your Yard

    Your home is modern. Why not offer similarly stylish digs for your winged neighbors? Here, three modern birdhouses to enhance any yard.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.05.13

  9. 5 Bold and Modern Glass Facades
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    5 Bold and Modern Glass Facades

    These bold and modern facades take transparency—and creative use of common materials—to the next level.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.07.13

  10. 5 Breathtakingly Modern House Additions
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    5 Breathtakingly Modern House Additions

    These five modern house additions not only add necessary square footage, but bring their previously existing structures thoroughly up to date.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.12.13

  11. 5 Chalkboard Walls in Kitchens and Kids' Rooms
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    5 Chalkboard Walls in Kitchens and Kids' Rooms

    A coat of chalkboard paint on the wall adds a fun and useful accent to any room in the house, from a spot to scribble in kids' rooms to a keeper of to-do lists in the kitchen.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.09.13

  12. 5 Cool and Surprising Japanese Houses
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    5 Cool and Surprising Japanese Houses

    Thanks to a fleet of wildly creative architects producing out-of-the-box houses for brave, non-conformist clients, Japan's architecture scene is one of the most exciting in the world. Here are five...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.19.13

  13. 5 Cool Modern Backyards
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    5 Cool Modern Backyards

    Clean, modern design need not end at your front door. As these five backyards show, a single bold move—geometric pavers, a sculptural firepit, a water feature, or even a concrete slide—can make the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.05.13

  14. 5 Cool Modern Courtyards
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    5 Cool Modern Courtyards

    What's better than a backyard? In these modern homes, a courtyard offers its residents the same benefits—outdoor space for hanging out and entertaining—plus the coziness that comes from enveloping...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.01.13

  15. 5 Creative Approaches to Slatted Wooden Screening
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    5 Creative Approaches to Slatted Wooden Screening

    In the right hands, wooden slatted screens can become a high-design—as well as highly practical—accent in architecture, creating interest inside and outside the home.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.13.13

  16. 5 Creative Modern Porches and Decks
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    5 Creative Modern Porches and Decks

    As these five projects prove, a modern deck or porch can play many creative roles—as a play space, hangout spot, dining area, and more.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.07.13

  17. 5 Creative Staircase Storage Solutions
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    5 Creative Staircase Storage Solutions

    Staircases can be more than simply a way to get from floor to floor; in the right designers' hands, they can be creative storage solutions, too.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.27.13

  18. 5 Creative, High-Design Bookshelves
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    5 Creative, High-Design Bookshelves

    Books add warm and personality to a space—and sometimes, though far too seldom, the shelves they sit on do the same. Here, five creative, handsomely built shelves that beautifully upstage their...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.14.13

  19. 5 Luxurious All-White Bathrooms
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    5 Luxurious All-White Bathrooms

    White traditionally signifies purity and cleanliness—and where better to send that signal than in the bathroom? Take inspiration from these five luxurious, all-white rooms.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.01.13

  20. 5 Modern and Bright Blankets
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    5 Modern and Bright Blankets

    The right throw can liven up your living room, adding a bright pop to even the most staid sofa. Click through these five modern blankets for a few of our favorites.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.09.13

  21. 5 Modern Coffee and Espresso Makers
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    5 Modern Coffee and Espresso Makers

    You'll be happy to display these 5 modern, high-design coffee and espresso makers on your kitchen counter.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.14.13

  22. 5 Modern Fireplaces That Make the Room
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    5 Modern Fireplaces That Make the Room

    A high-impact, modern fireplace can be the heart and hearth of the home, providing a visual anchor in any room, indoors or out. Click through the slideshow to check out five of our favorites.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.20.13

  23. 5 Modern Task Lights
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    5 Modern Task Lights

    The best modern lighting not only looks great, but is practical, too—adjustable, task-oriented, and durable. Here are five beautiful lights that will brighten any room.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.14.13

  24. 5 Modern Vases in Metal, Glass, and Wood
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    5 Modern Vases in Metal, Glass, and Wood

    Sure, flowers can brighten any room, but a well-chosen vase brings a spot of beauty even when it's empty.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.22.13

  25. 5 Modern Ways to Bathe Outdoors
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    5 Modern Ways to Bathe Outdoors

    Dwell loves a good outdoor shower or al fresco tub. Here, five of our favorite ways to bathe outdoors, from Wisconsin to Japan.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.30.13

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