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  1. Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle
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    Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle

    By painting on the assembly line, German designer Steffen Kehrle turns carpets into canvas.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.25.14

  2. The Making of Modern Furniture
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    The Making of Modern Furniture

    We chat with the designers and the factories who produce some of the most iconic pieces of furniture. Plus, learn the real cost of rip-offs.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.07.14

  3. Dwell Home Venice: Part 15
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 15

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 15, May -...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    04.02.13

  4. Dwell Home Venice: Part 16
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 16

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 16,...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    04.03.13

  5. Dwell Home Venice: Part 17
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 17

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 17,...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    04.08.13

  6. Dwell Home Venice: Part 18
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 18

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 18,...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    04.15.13

  7. Dwell Home Venice: Part 20
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 20

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 20, April...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    11.16.13

  8. Dwell Home Venice: Part 21
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 21

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 21, May...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    11.17.13

  9. Dwell Home Venice: Part 23
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 23

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 23, May...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    11.25.13

  10. Dwell Home Venice: Part 24
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 24

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with resident Michael Sylvester. Part 24, June 2013:...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    12.17.13

  11. Dwell Home Venice: Part 22
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 22

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 22, May...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    11.17.13

  12. Dwell Home Venice: Part 19
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 19

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 19, March...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    05.07.13

  13. 8 Ways to Design with Plywood
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    8 Ways to Design with Plywood

    Architecture gets expensive, so these homebuilders put their creativity to work by designing with plywood. Here's how they saved a buck on materials without looking, well, cheap.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.11.14

  14. All-Clad: 7 Innovative Exteriors
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    All-Clad: 7 Innovative Exteriors

    From wood to steel to glass to cement boards, we give you the inside track on the materials and techniques needed to make your facade sing.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.24.13

  15. Designing with Ipe: Hardwood at Home
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    Designing with Ipe: Hardwood at Home

    Ipe, commonly known as Brazilian walnut, is a South American hardwood that is three times harder than cedar, has the same fire rating as concrete and steel, and is resistant to humidity and mildew....

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.16.13

  16. Process This
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    Process This

    We love to break down the intricate steps that go into making our favorite furniture, products, prefabs and more. Increase your industrial-manufacturing IQ with this slideshow showcasing our...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.01.13

  17. Behind the Scenes at VIPP
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    Behind the Scenes at VIPP

    We're big fans of VIPP here at Dwell, and we've previously covered products like their soap dispenser, trash bin, and toothbrush holder in the magazine and on Dwell.com. So we were excited to see a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.21.13

  18. 6 Steps: How to Make Charred Cedar Cladding
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    6 Steps: How to Make Charred Cedar Cladding

    Master Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori is an original thinker, and a pro at melding ancient traditions with modern design. So who better to offer a quick primer on how to char your own cedar...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    05.28.13

  19. The Art of: 12th Avenue Iron
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    The Art of: 12th Avenue Iron

    In our October 2012 issue, we profiled Tom Kundig's new hardware line, a collaboration between the esteemed Seattle architect ("prince of architectural gizmos," as the story branded him) and the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.20.13

  20. Textile Design Focus
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    Textile Design Focus

    At Dwell, we love a good yarn about textile design and the creative individuals who express themselves through sewing, darning, and spinning fibers. Here we present five of our favorite stories...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.13.13

  21. The Alessi 9090
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    The Alessi 9090

    Alessi—In the 1970s, Alessi invested $300,000 to develop its first cooking appliance: a stovetop espresso maker by Richard Sapper. The northern Italian family business had made stainless...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    02.26.09

  22. Alessi 9090: Cold Press
    How they make it

    Alessi 9090: Cold Press

    The factory floor is a city of tall hydraulic presses. Humming and chinking sounds bellow down aisle after aisle. Workers wearing light-blue gloves spray grease onto sheet-metal pieces, place them...

    01.01.09

  23. Alessi 9090: Weld
    How they make it

    Alessi 9090: Weld

    Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welds and spot-welds join the molded parts. In TIG welding, the inert gas argon is blown out of a nozzle to surround a white-hot tungsten electrode at the tip of the...

    01.01.09

  24. Alessi 9090: Polish
    How they make it

    Alessi 9090: Polish

    Alessi uses two types of 18/10 stainless steel (the number refers to the chromium-to-nickel ratio): 2B, with a carbon content of 0.2 percent, is more malleable and less shiny than BA, which has 0.4...

    01.01.09

  25. How they make it

    Alessi 9090: Package

    After more than 100 steps, the completed parts are ready for packaging. Workers assemble the upper container, filter funnel, gasket, and boiler in much the same way that the eventual user will put...

    01.01.09

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