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Product Spotlight: Woven Lamp and Accessory Design

The contemporary design scene is rife with reclaimed-timber furniture and reawakened cottage industries. Now weaving is about to have its moment in the spotlight.
May 22, 2013
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5 Fancy Storage Furniture Solutions

You know the stuff, the stuff that is necessary but not so pretty. Here are five fancy storage suggestions to hide your not-so-fancy stuff.
May 22, 2013
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"Born to Rewild" with Landscape Designer Margie Ruddick

We're thrilled to welcome Margie Ruddick, this year's winner of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture, to Dwell on Design. In a panel on "rewilding" our cities, Ruddick will discuss new ways to think about urban landscapes. Below, she answers a few of our questions about her influences, her design philosophy, and what she hopes people will take away from the panel.
May 21, 2013
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Furniture Focus: Dwell on Design 2013

Every summer, Dwell on Design hosts regional, national, and international designers who show off their wares and demonstrate their unique processes. In June 2013, we'll showcase home goods and furniture from Europe, Scandinavia, New Zealand, the States and beyond—a few examples of which we'd like to share here. Tickets and information can be found here.
May 21, 2013
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Zieharsofika Seating by Meike Harde

Do you find regular cushions too staid? Are you bored by furniture with only one purpose? Meet Zieharsofika, the upholstery prototype by German designer Meike Harde. She’s manipulated flat foam mats into playful volumes by securing them with contrasting rubber bands, all propped on a basic wooden stool. With only three materials, construction of the pieces is relatively simple, yet the end result is complex: Use each one as a bench, an ottoman, and a magazine rack.
May 21, 2013
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6 Low-VOC Pink Paint Colors

Cover bare walls with any of these six rose-colored options from Sherwin-Williams, Devine Colors, and Glidden.
May 21, 2013
Georgia Peach dining room.

Get This Room: Playful Minimalism

Texas-based designer Barbara Hill is a pro at striking the right note between modern and playful, we took apart an informal dining room she designed in Atlanta, Georgia, to help readers recreate the look at home.
May 20, 2013
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Branding and Design by Tatabi Studio

Thanks to the multi-talented trio behind Tatabi Studio—an independent graphic and web design studio based in Dublin, Ireland—things are looking a little more brighter, cleaner, and delightful.
May 20, 2013
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Top Picks from Noho Design District 2013

With a bevy of design fairs taking place in New York this week, it was impossible to venture far in the city without stumbling across an exhibition of new design. From Wanted to ICFF, we criss-crossed the island to cover it all. Saturday, we pounded the pavement in NoHo to scope out the goods on view as part of the 4-day Noho Design District show curated by Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer of Sight Unseen. The hip downtown neighborhood is a design destination, luring tourists and natives alike interested in getting a sneak peek of what’s to come from young designers. Click through for a look at some of our NDD picks.
May 20, 2013
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