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  1. Preview the February 'Modern for Less' Issue
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    Preview the February 'Modern for Less' Issue

    Our “Modern for Less” issue is packed with ideas for wallets big and small. From trimming expenses without sacrificing quality during a renovation to a roundup of products that will give you the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.04.13

  2. 5 Ways to Like Eich
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    5 Ways to Like Eich

    In light of the Eichler-inspired prefab house from our Dec/Jan Issue, we found five different ways to celebrate, purchase, or bulk up on Eichler architecture.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.14.13

  3. 5 Designers to Watch
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    5 Designers to Watch

    As we gear up for another year of trade shows, furniture fairs, and a slew of new talent, it's also fun to revisit some favorites from the past year. We look at five works from five designers...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.14.13

  4. Designer Spotlight: Black Creek Mercantile & Trading Co.
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    Designer Spotlight: Black Creek Mercantile & Trading Co.

    Dwell chats with Joshua Vogel, the carpenter-craftsman behind the lovely, hand-turned kitchenware and sculptural pieces from Black Creek Mercantile & Trading Co. in Kingston, New York, and his...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.23.13

  5. Contenders for Designs of the Year Announced
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    Contenders for Designs of the Year Announced

    The Design Museum in London recently released its 90 nominations for the Designs of the Year across seven categories: architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, products, and...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.23.13

  6. New York’s 20th Annual Canstruction
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    New York’s 20th Annual Canstruction

    If you are in New York City this week or next, stop by Brookfield Place in the World Financial Center Complex to celebrate design contest Canstruction's 20th anniversary. Twenty-five teams of...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.05.13

  7. Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers
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    Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers

    We appreciate a good magazine cover here in the Dwell offices (we spend hours picking them out, after all), so it was a pleasant surprise to receive Postcards from Vogue: One Hundred Iconic Covers...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.08.13

  8. Middle Ground
    Houses We Love

    Middle Ground

    Adding less than $100,000 of improvements to an off-the-shelf prefab model resulted in a clean-cut structure at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Scott Palamar
    12.19.12

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Best Desked
    Product of the Day

    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

  16. 7 Questions for Cecilie Manz
    Interviews

    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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  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. 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

  25. 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

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