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  1. 10 Modern Low-Tech Toys
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    10 Modern Low-Tech Toys

    Providing fresh, colorful alternatives to the plugged-in entertainment devices of today, these designs—including a couple of highlights from the Dwell Store—modernize classic pastimes and celebrate...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.04.14

  2. 5 Must-Have Green Products This Summer
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    5 Must-Have Green Products This Summer

    From lounging outdoors to dancing the night away, make the most of your summer with these green, party-ready products.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.15.13

  3. 9 Kid-Friendly Furnishings We Love
    Product Reviews

    9 Kid-Friendly Furnishings We Love

    Mixing imagination with function, 9 kid-friendly products offer ways to bring some fun into your home.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.17.14

  4. A Look at Lego Bombing
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    A Look at Lego Bombing

    You've heard of yarn bombing (as evidence of its mainstream status, yarn bombing has even shown up in a Roche Bobois ad), but have you seen Lego bombing?

    written by: Sara Ost
    01.29.13

  5. A Visit to HAY Copenhagen
    Travel Reports

    A Visit to HAY Copenhagen

    I just returned to the office from a trip to Copenhagen spent reporting a handful of stories for the magazine and scouting future projects. A highlight of the trip was my visit to HAY, a fantastic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.15.11

  6. Amazing Textiles Explore the Sense of Touch
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    Amazing Textiles Explore the Sense of Touch

    Five years ago, Emily Fischer launched a startup studio called Haptic Lab that designs and creates products that explore the sense of touch, including handmade kites and intricately stitched quilts...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    09.04.14

  7. Bird Calls from Sweet Bella
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    Bird Calls from Sweet Bella

    The design world, like Tippi Hedren, pecked on all sides, has fallen prey to the birds. For the past few years the crafty set has flocked in droves to our winged, feathered friends. Nary a letter...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.28.09

  8. Boston in Your Hands
    Travel Reports

    Boston in Your Hands

    The latest Play Date at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art was held last weekend, to much applause and hands-on revelry in the spirit of planning. Titled 'Design a City: Boston In Your Hands'...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.09.10

  9. Dwell 2012 Holiday Gift Guides at a Glance
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    Dwell 2012 Holiday Gift Guides at a Glance

    Welcome to the Dwell Holiday Gift Guides! There are seven special product assortments hand-selected by our editors, and we've rounded them all up here for your convenience. Our guides cover gifts...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.05.12

  10. Fine Finnish: Master Bedroom
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    Fine Finnish: Master Bedroom

    Despite its serene appearance, the master bedroom is an active, multifunctional space. The family sits together on the bed to read and watch cartoons: Tove Jansson’s Moomin, about trolls who...

    03.07.11

  11. Free City Shop, Los Angeles
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    Free City Shop, Los Angeles

    Nina Garduno recently opened her shop Free City—a mix between an actual store and a design commune–on Highland Avenue in Hollywood. She started the company in 2002, inspired by her ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.01.10

  12. Game On! 8 Designs for the Modernist at Play
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    Game On! 8 Designs for the Modernist at Play

    For young designers, making their mark with great furniture and lighting is a must—but creating a well-designed game is a very fun bonus. Taking cues from art-edition games of the past, like Man...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.25.13

  13. Girl Talk
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    Girl Talk

    The world’s most popular doll, dressed in architect’s garb: friend or foe to a profession already suffering from a pronounced gender gap?

    written by: Alexandra Lange
    06.27.12

  14. Introducing the Dwell Store’s Editor's Collection
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    Introducing the Dwell Store’s Editor's Collection

    Dwell Editor-in-Chief, Amanda Dameron, has shopped the Dwell Store to select her favorite products. Each piece in the collection is handpicked by Amanda to complement her life, both in the Dwell...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    04.22.14

  15. LEGO® Design Competition Finalists
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    LEGO® Design Competition Finalists

    Dwell joined forces with Pacific Standard Time to appeal to the architect—and child—within us all. The challenge was to construct a model of an original home inspired by iconic...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    05.14.12

  16. Margaux Keller
    Profiles

    Margaux Keller

    Margaux Keller has come a long way since age 13, redecorating her room by arranging furniture and “pinning stuff on the walls.” She decided then, as a teenager growing up in Geneva, Switzerland, to...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.03.14

  17. 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

  18. MoMA's 'Toy Story'
    Event Spotlight

    MoMA's 'Toy Story'

    MoMA’s Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 may be the world’s most engrossing toy box. Sadly, you can’t play with the 500+ items on exhibit July 29 through November...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    07.25.12

  19. Park Life, San Francisco
    Travel Reports

    Park Life, San Francisco

    I was in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood a few days ago, and stopped by one of my favorite shops: Park Life, a cool and highly unconventional gallery and shop. It opened in 2006, the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  20. Phoyo Playhouse
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    Phoyo Playhouse

    When New Zealand architect Robin Hannah’s daughter was very young in the 1970s, he devised the slot-assembly PlayHouse of Your Own (phoyo) out of sustainable pine for her and her two brothers...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.20.10

  21. Playful Designs for a Creative Home
    A Great Idea

    Playful Designs for a Creative Home

    Finding a balance between functionality and playfulness can be a challenge, but these innovative ideas can help create a home that is inspiring for children and adults alike.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.07.14

  22. Playhaus Design Competition is Coming Soon!
    A Great Idea

    Playhaus Design Competition is Coming Soon!

    We're getting our hands dirty and joining James Hardie in the sandbox for our upcoming design competition, Playhaus. Your mission—should you choose to accept the challenge—is to wow us...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    07.01.11

  23. Playshapes by millergoodman
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    Playshapes by millergoodman

    Last week, Assistant Editor Jordan Kushins brought you millergoodman's Shapemaker wooden block set.

    written by: Charlotte West
    10.09.09

  24. Product Spotlight: 2of2 goods
    Product Reviews

    Product Spotlight: 2of2 goods

    We're smitten with the delightful world brother/sister designers, Dan and Meredith Dundin, have created with their company 2of2 goods.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    04.10.13

  25. 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

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