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Dwell Outdoor Takes Center Stage at Dwell on Design

This year, for the first time, the ever-popular Dwell Outdoor will live right in the middle of the show floor, immediately viewable at the entrance. Beneath a stylized “rope-art” canopy created by Sausalito-based Shades of Green and outfitted with their myriad trees and plants, the new Dwell Outdoor, sponsored by Blu Homes and Lumos Solar, promises to inspire.
June 11, 2013
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David Stone Martin's Mid-Century Jazz Prints

Few art forms felt as thoroughly modern at mid-century as jazz. And the graphics that accompanied and adorned those classic albums were often just as experimental and exuberant. Illustrator David Stone Martin was one of those innovators, and on the occasion of his centennial JAZZARTZ Gallery in Laguna Beach, California, has released scores of his cover designs for Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Stan Getz, and others as art prints. They range in size from 14 to 44-inch squares and will give an immediately retro vibe to the wall of your choosing. Martin's work is in the Met, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Smithsonian. Could your living room be next?
June 11, 2013
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Modern Furniture Kids Can Draw On

How many design-minded parents have cried out in terror as their Sharpie-wielding toddler angles through the left-ajar baby gate and heads directly for the Womb chair? Fear not, gentle parents, for British designer Timothy Ben may have just solved your problem with a pair of smart, sturdy pieces that come with your little ones in mind. A low table and a tall chest, the Scribble and the Jackanory respectively, are elegant additions to the home that come with chalkboard panels ideal for an afternoon doodle or a last-minute shopping list.
June 10, 2013
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10 Minutes with Michael Graves at the JCP Home Launch

Last week, JCPenney (now known as JCP) launched several collaborative home collections from renowned designers. We sat down with architect Michael Graves to chat about designing for large retailers, Habitat for Humanity housing, and his upcoming Dwell on Design appearance.
June 10, 2013
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Modern Storage Solutions: 5 Smart Built-Ins and Closets

When space is tight, designers often eke out additional (hidden) square footage by going deep—into the walls and furnishings themselves. Built-in shelving, closets, and creative, multipurpose built-ins maximize storage and can make even a tiny space more functional and beautiful. Here are some of our favorite examples of smart storage in small spaces.
June 10, 2013
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A Five-Act History of Urbanism in Barcelona

Labyrinthine alleys, majestic avenues, meandering parks, and pristine beaches—this is the urban fabric of modern Barcelona, a city 2,500 years in the making. We've traipsed the Catalonian capital's streets this past week and to provide orientation and context to the photos shared via our Instagram feed, here's a brief history of the city divided into five acts.
June 9, 2013
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Onstage Preview: A Renovation by Mike Jacobs

The cover story on our June furniture issue details the Los Feliz residence of actors Adam Jones and Jayma Mays. Now it's a sterling example of modern design, but prior to architect Mike Jacobs's deftly executed renovation, it was a crumbling mess.
June 9, 2013
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5 Lust-Worthy Living Rooms

Make the living room a central space in your home with loads of colorful accessories and a trapeze or two.
June 7, 2013
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