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  1. How to: Design Under a Pitched Ceiling
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    How to: Design Under a Pitched Ceiling

    Whether in restored farmhouses or modern, gabled homes, these rooms accentuate their steep, pitched ceilings.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.23.14

  2. Barbara Hill on Designing Creative and Comfortable Rooms
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    Barbara Hill on Designing Creative and Comfortable Rooms

    The Texas designer shares how to create spaces that simultaneously stand out and stand the test of time.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.12.14

  3. Shopping Tips from Design Experts
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    Shopping Tips from Design Experts

    We polled some of our favorite designers—experts in rugs, lighting, living rooms, and more—on how to find just the right piece to fill out a home.

    05.13.14

  4. 6 Minor Fixes to Help Sell Your Home
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    6 Minor Fixes to Help Sell Your Home

    No matter how pretty your living room, when your home is on the market, you'll need to refresh your interiors to lure serious, potential buyers. New York-based real estate professional Trisha Ocona...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    06.03.14

  5. David Weeks on How to Shop for Lighting
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    David Weeks on How to Shop for Lighting

    The New York-based designer's thoughts on lighting the home, choosing the right bulb, and more.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    05.07.14

  6. Ben Solemani on How to Shop for a Rug
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    Ben Solemani on How to Shop for a Rug

    Los Angeles-based rug designer Ben Solemani talks us through the do's and don'ts of floor coverings.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    05.09.14

  7. How to Shop for an Ergonomic Task Chair
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    How to Shop for an Ergonomic Task Chair

    Humanscale's Sacha Burn details what to consider when buying body-conscious seating.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.20.14

  8. How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious
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    How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious

    We can’t change the size of our backyard, but there are many simple ways to make your outdoor space feel larger than it is. Whether your yard consists of a large grassy area, narrow lot, or small...

    written by: Porch
    07.11.14

  9. Essential Small-Space Living Tips
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    Essential Small-Space Living Tips

    In our September issue, we feature compact homes from British Columbia to Los Angeles that make the most of their compact square footage. Here, some of the featured homeowners share their tried-and...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    07.26.14

  10. Modern Manufactuing Secrets Revealed
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    Modern Manufactuing Secrets Revealed

    How does Emeco turn soda bottles into chairs? What's the trick behind the stitching in Ligne Roset's intricate Ruche sofa? Can you guess the magic number of veneer layers that go into Fritz Hansen...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.02.13

  11. Julie Fisher on How to Shop for Furniture
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    Julie Fisher on How to Shop for Furniture

    We tapped architect Julie Fisher—who designed the inventive staircase-slide hybrid in our March 2014 issue—for her expert opinion on how to shop for furniture. Along with Rachel Crowl, Fisher of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.23.14

  12. How To Use Color in Small Spaces
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    How To Use Color in Small Spaces

    While many shy away from using bold color in small spaces, there is no reason spatial restrictions should restrict the imagination.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.02.14

  13. How To: Decorating with Posters
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    How To: Decorating with Posters

    Poster art is often one of the most effective and affordable ways to inject creativity into a space. Following up on our roundup of graphic art, here are homes that master poster decorating.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.23.14

  14. How To

    Steelwood Chair: Shear and Coin

    The metal-punching facility is down the road from the Magis headquarters in Motta di Livenza, in northeastern Italy.

    01.01.09

  15. Steelwood Chair: Perimeters
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    Steelwood Chair: Perimeters

    The next tool makes a perpendicular fold around the sheet’s perimeter, which allows the hard edges to be folded away from the smooth backrest. Parts of this fold will become armrests. &ldquo...

    01.01.09

  16. Steelwood Chair: Cuts, Curves, Cuts
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    Steelwood Chair: Cuts, Curves, Cuts

    The tool that folds the curve of the back of the chair is the most dramatic, but it is no more essential than the others, which trim the edges, cut the holes, and add a final soft angle to the...

    01.01.09

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    Steelwood Chair: Fitting Wood

    Four straight legs and a round seat are CNC-milled out of solid beech, bolt holes and all, ready for fixing to the punched and painted steel. As the chair began production in early 2008, the...

    01.01.09

  18. Flos Glo-Ball
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    Flos Glo-Ball

    Designers and manufacturers bemoan the profusion of cheaply made copycats, but it’s been proven time and again that truly great design can never be obscured by poor imitation. For evidence, look no...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    01.25.09

  19. Flos Glo-Ball: Molten Dust
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    Flos Glo-Ball: Molten Dust

    Piombino Dese, a drab industrial town between Venice and Verona, has many small glass companies, including Vetrerie New Glass, founded by Franco Pellizzon in 1991 and one of several Glo-Ball...

    01.01.09

  20. Flos Glo-Ball: Blow Mold
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    Flos Glo-Ball: Blow Mold

    When the blob has reached a diameter of about six inches, it has already been handled by two or three blowers, who multitask like chefs.

    01.01.09

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    Flos Glo-Ball: Cool and Cut

    Vetrerie New Glass can make 18 Glo-Balls per hour—Pellizzon keeps the operation tight in order to guarantee exceptional quality. The balls sit in a slow-cooling kiln for two hours; otherwise, they...

    01.01.09

  22. Flos Glo-Ball: Put Together
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    Flos Glo-Ball: Put Together

    West of Piombino Dese, in Bovezzo, the well-tended Glo-Balls meet the other parts of the lamp: laminated tubular steel stands, bases, and electronic components sourced in Milan.

    01.01.09

  23. Little Field of Flowers
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    Little Field of Flowers

    Nanimarquina—In 1987, Barcelona-based designer Nani Marquina established a textile and rug design studio. Since 1993, the company’s designs have been manufactured in northern India....

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.25.09

  24. Little Field of Flowers: Sketching
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    Little Field of Flowers: Sketching

    Little Field of Flowers was first conceived in 2005, when, in the cyclical course of design trends, flowery was at the height of fashionability. Nani Marquina says, “We thought it would be nice to...

    01.01.09

  25. How To

    Little Field of Flowers: Prototyping

    “We ordered the first prototypes in an embossed pattern,” explains Marquina, who works with several Indian manufacturing facilities. The Nanimarquina team instructed the manufacturers to use a...

    01.01.09

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