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Come Celebrate the June Furniture Issue with Dwell

Come and celebrate our new furniture issue with Dwell Deputy Editor Jaime Gillin at Room & Board in San Francisco on June 6. The issue pays homage to the exciting spectrum of modern furniture, from iconic mid-century modern classics to the latest trends emerging around the world. Interspersed throughout the issue are roundups of furniture trends spotted by Dwell editors at the latest Salone Internazionele del Mobile fair, Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair, and more.
May 23, 2013
White enamel flatware.

Design Idea of the Week: High-Gloss

Glossy pieces make the perfect statement for summer: they are low-maintenance and ready to party. From cutlery to chairs, we share some of our favorites.
May 23, 2013
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Katrín Sigurdardóttir’s Foundation at the Venice Biennale

Iceland, the land of the midnight sun and geological hot spots, will have its own floating stage at the Venice Biennale's 55th International Art Exhibition which officially opens on Saturday, June 1st. Artist Katrín Sigurdardóttir has created Foundation (2013), a site-specific sculptural installation for the Lavenderia/The Old Laundry at the Palazzo Zenobio in Dorsoduro—one of the six sestieri of Venice.
May 23, 2013
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A 1950s Mid-Century Home Joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places

A pedigreed mid-century home tailor-made for its inhabitants and environs joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places.
May 23, 2013
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Six More Modern Sofas

Our June Furniture issue features a handy guide to shopping for sofas. Here, we've corralled six more designs we love.
May 23, 2013
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Getting Water Wise with TOTO Visionary Bill Strang

Dwell on Design attendees and Dwell readers may be savvier than the average consumer about water consumption. But did you know that a low-flow toilet reduces energy usage (aka a carbon footprint), too? TOTO's Bill Strang will join us at Dwell on Design to talk facts and figures on carbon and water, with real-life recommendations for saving money on your water bill and shouldering responsibility for our planet.
May 22, 2013
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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
Multi-colored modular storage.

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
Modern landscape design by Margie Ruddick

"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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