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Shops We Love: Boerum House and Home, Brooklyn

Boerum House and Home, a Brooklyn outpost features a roster of emerging and established designers. Inside its loftlike retail space, discover new and vintage furniture, accessories, kitchenware, and more. We sent a few questions to Anthony Sperduti, a co-founder of Partners and Spade, the creative agency who worked on the store's concept, to learn a bit more about the shop, how e-commerce has impacted retail experiences, and the ultimate housewarming gift. [Editor's note: the shop has closed as of February 2015.]
August 8, 2014
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Shops We Love: Nora, Detroit

At the Detroit shop Nora, find a mix of Japanese- and Scandinavian-inspired wares.
July 8, 2014
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12 Great Pop-Up Shops

An experiential alternative to staid brick-and-mortar stores, pop-up shops are like the food trucks of retail—nimble, creative, and fleeting. Pioneered by L.A. marketing firm Vacant at the turn of the millennium, the concept has evolved from being a catalyst for limited-edition retail launches to housing everything from book stores and salons to restaurants. The low barrier to entry and high commercial vacancy rate can lead to structures in which the location and goods outshine the design. But many retailers have created limited-time outlets that make an impression that lasts much longer than the lease. Here are some of Dwell’s favorite examples of the trend.
June 28, 2014
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Shops We Love: Austere, Los Angeles

Los Angeles's downtown has seen a rebirth recently thanks in part to a host of design-forward businesses opening their doors. One of them is Austere, a conceptual shop where Scandinavian enthusiasts will get their fill of modern classics, pieces by emerging product designers, and fashion hailing from the Nordic countries. We sent a few questions to Austere's creative director and founder, Fredrik Carlström, who lets us in on the "undemocratic" process he used to assemble the collection, his thoughts on why Scandinavian culture is gaining steam, and his favorite spots in the burgeoning neighborhood.
May 22, 2014
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Shops We Love: Forage Modern Workshop

This Minneapolis idea shop and store focuses on practical Midwestern goods with personality.
May 14, 2014
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Shops We Love: Hugh

In Detroit's Cass Corridor, retailer Joe Posch has created a destination for those seeking furniture and housewares that nod to the midcentury.
May 12, 2014
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Shops We Love: MADE

The two Toronto curators behind this showcase for innovative Canadian design run through 10 of their current favorites.
May 2, 2014
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Shops We Love: twentytwentyone

This London institution for furniture and modern design travels from vintage to modern in 10 striking pieces. Here, twentytwentyone co-founder Simon Alderson talks us through the wares.
April 27, 2014
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Web Shop We Love: RIA

A fun and funky web shop by Ria Leigh in Los Angeles, California, with bright textiles, ceramics, and more.
April 25, 2014