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The open volume of Greg Martin’s Minneapolis home is broken up to accomodate lofted sleeping quarters and more intimate ground-floor lounging spaces.

Fall Design Trend: Neutrals and Organics

This fall, we are loving neutral and organic tones. Take a look at some of these Dwell homes that really capture the concept of this trend and then check out some of our recommendations for incorporating neutrals and organics into your own home. See other fall design trends such as Warm Woods, Gold, Brass, & Copper Accents, and Comfortable Kitchens.
September 17, 2013
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7 New Pieces from Danish Crafts Collection

Danish Crafts, an organization dedicated to launching the careers of emerging designers and sharing Denmark's design with the world, showed its latest collection at Maison&Objet.
September 17, 2013
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Fall Design Trend: Comfortable Kitchens

Kitchens are the heart of the home and no one likes a cold barren heart or kitchen—especially as the air gets chilly and thoughts of family holidays approach. Our third Fall design trend (see Warm Woods and Gold, Brass, & Copper Accents) is all about comfortable kitchens. Here, we click through some kitchen inspirations that are cozy yet modern. Fresh hot apple pie not included.
September 16, 2013
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Q&A with Markus Diebel and Joe Tan of Soma Water

After a long-awaited, highly anticipated release date, Soma Water is finally here! The San Francisco-based startup enlisted former design director at Incase and IDEO Markus Diebel and Joe Tan, co-founder of Incase, to design the world's first 100% compostable water filter—a rare combination of elegance, ergonomics, and style. Here, we ask the duo about their process, future projects, and why failing along the way is crucial and essential to great design.
September 16, 2013
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6 Australian Homes from the Design Files

Lucy Feagins has been curating stylish Australian interiors for her site, the Design Files, since 2008. We recently featured her favorite local discoveries in our September 2013 issue and regularly visit her blog for architectural eye candy. Here, we share a few recent stories published on the site.
September 16, 2013
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8 Sleek Fireplaces

As summer cools off and fall gears up, take a look at a few examples of sleek, minimalist fireplaces in Dwell-approved modern homes.
September 16, 2013
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Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge Finalists Announced

Out of 144 prospective applicants, 10 have been selected as finalists to move onto the next round for the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge sponsored by the Schmidt Family Foundation and the Dutch Postcode Lottery. Winners will be announced on November 15, 2013 and will share a cash prize of $250,000.
September 16, 2013
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Architect We Love: Sou Fujimoto

With his experimental buildings, the Tokyo-based architect is creating a new breed of hybrid design.
September 14, 2013
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Week in Review: 7 Great Stories You May Have Missed

Each week delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.
September 13, 2013