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Blogger Focus: Design Inspiration

We asked some of our favorite online design writers which sites inspire their blogs and influence their design sense.
August 8, 2013
The home also features an elegant sauna—this is Finland after all.

5 Modern Saunas

A stint in a sauna rumored to have myriad benefits from the social and heath standpoints and if you've considered building one of your own, here are five examples from the Dwell archive. For more modern sauna design ideas, pick up a copy of our Bath & Spa special issue.
August 8, 2013
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Designing for Kids: 5 Rooms That Put the Fun in Functional

For a youthful perspective on design's playful potential, look no farther than this slideshow. These five rooms put the fun back in functional.
August 8, 2013
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Finishing Touch: Innovative Uses of Wood

Finishing Touch is how each issue of Dwell wraps up, by focusing on one great design detail. Turns out a lot of them involve innovative uses for wood.
August 8, 2013
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Bright Idea: 5 Homes with Statement Skylights

In these five homes, a well-placed skylight makes all the difference, flooding the interiors with light from above.
August 7, 2013
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Webshop We Love: Labour and Wait

We first reported on Labour and Wait, the quaint East London homeware shop on Redchurch Street, here. A second visit, albeit online, has left us twice smitten. From children's hobby kits to marbled pots and plates, we handpicked nine of our favorite products, all available on their webshop.
August 7, 2013
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6 Makers We Love

In this world of big box companies, megastores, and supermarkets, we have lost a certain connection to where the things we buy and bring into our homes come from. This kind of growth and disconnect can only go on so long before the rubber band snaps back, so it should come as no surprise that there is a clear trend toward the return of the handcrafted. Here we highlight just a few of the incredible individuals and partnerships of makers, people returning to art of handcrafting in this fast paced, instant gratification world. All hail the makers.
August 7, 2013
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Johnny Strategy of Spoon & Tamago's Japanese Design Picks

Johnny Strategy, of Spoon & Tamago, has been reporting on Japanese design and culture since 2007. Two years after the Tohoku earthquake, he sees the country taking an optimistic turn.
August 7, 2013
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6 Inviting Modern Interiors

Modern homes have a reputation for being more showy than comfortable, but these six interiors deftly combine cozy and contemporary.
August 7, 2013
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