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Krion Solid Surfaces by SystemPool and Porcelanosa

Dwell was kindly invited by Spanish tile manufacturer Porcelanosa to tour their facilities and explore two of Spain's most highly populated cities, Valencia and Madrid. On this trip, we checked out SYSTEMPOOL's Krion showroom in Madrid to see what everyone is raving about.
June 6, 2013
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Hang it Up: 5 Artful Coat Racks

We know the drill: you come home, dump everything on the nearest chair, and head straight to the kitchen for dinner. Elevate your nightly routine with some of our favorite sculptural coat racks that double as design elements.
June 5, 2013
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5 Cool Modern Backyards

Clean, modern design need not end at your front door. As these five backyards show, a single bold move—geometric pavers, a sculptural firepit, a water feature, or even a concrete slide—can make the space. Steal these ideas to create your own modern yard! For more outdoor ideas, check out our roundup of 33 Landscaping Ideas.
June 5, 2013
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A Look Inside a Marble Factory

We're reporting from Almeria, a province in southwestern Spain where surfaces company Cosentino is headquartered. For the past couple of days, we've gotten a first-hand look at how the company manufactures its products—natural stone and engineered surfaces Silestone and the just-announced Dekton. Here we share the journey of a natural marble slab from mountaintop to manufacturing.
June 5, 2013
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The Modern Renovated Home of Glee Star Jayma Mays

Armed with a keen eye for design and a yen for vintage furniture shopping, Glee star Jayma Mays and actor Adam Campbell revitalize a formerly jumbled Los Angeles house.
June 5, 2013
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Checking In On WantedDesign 2013

Now in its third year, WantedDesign is proving to be a crucial stop on the New York Design Week train.
June 5, 2013
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Product Spotlight: Dadaist Chairs

London based artist and industrial designer, Charlotte Kingsnorth, creates effortless and contemporary pieces of furniture, which challenge form and question conformity. Kingsnorth's pieces naturally express character and are unbound to specific rules and boundaries, breathtaking and functional her vision is worth gawking over.
June 5, 2013
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Webshop of the Day: Fossik

Fossik, based in Sydney, Australia, offers unique and whimsical products including sophisticated textile throws and vintage quilts.
June 5, 2013
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New Products From Aldo Bakker

Familiar objects take surprising new forms in the hands of experimental Dutch designer (and self-proclaimed "control freak") Aldo Bakker, who we previously profiled in our May 2012 issue. The son of the late avant-garde jewelry artist Emmy van Leersum and Gijs Bakker, cofounder of the influential Dutch conceptual design collective Droog, Bakker has spent much of his creative professional life forging his own design identity. “When my father was at Droog, he was in my way,” Bakker says. “I had to push to find my own path.” Here, his latest crop of avant-garde objects and furnishings.
June 5, 2013
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