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A Modern Kitchen Remodel in Austin

Built in 1950, Lloyd and Kirsten Thompson's Austin house had "some inherent mid-century charm and good flow," says architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective. An addition, however, had been poorly done in the 70's—it was out of level, uninspiring, and made no connection to the backyard. So the couple hired Schmeil to remodel the addition, hoping to better connect the living area to the kitchen, dining area, and lounge; and to open the lounge to the outdoors. The result is a thoroughly modern space that looks as good as it functions. Click through the slideshow to learn more. And check out Dwell.com's Rooms section for lots more kitchen inspiration.
March 28, 2013
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Pinterest Board of the Day: Color!

From a hotel devoted to Pantone hues to a living room that resembles the inside of a whale (in a good way), our Pinterest board devoted to Color showcases exceptionally creative color use in furnishings, cabinets, walls, floors, and more. Follow us today, and enjoy a glimpse of some of our finds here!
March 28, 2013
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Product Spotlight: Wooden Toys by Twig Creative

For the budding photographer not yet familiar with apertures, shutters, and ISO speeds, look no further than these wooden toy cameras designed and handcrafted by Twig Creative. The Salt Lake City, Utah-based toymakers (and furniture makers!) craft each camera using sustainable materials—perfect for entertaining the little ones, while also protecting our ecosystem. Click here for even more kid-friendly designs for the mini modernists and be sure to check out Dwell's Pinterest board dedicated to all things design for kids!
March 28, 2013
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7 Quotes on Living Well from Michael Graves

In preparation for Dwell on Design, we look forward to Michael Graves and the inspiration he will provide as our keynote speaker in June. Michael Graves is credited with broadening the role of the architect in society and raising public interest in good design as essential to the quality of everyday life. He has displayed his talents not only as an architect for the 20th century and beyond, but as a product designer and innovator for such well-known companies as Target, Alessi and now JCPenney. Through these rich experiences and his incredible travel history, the designer has gleaned invaluable insights into design and living. Here are just a few inspiring quotes from our latest interview.
March 28, 2013
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Tom Dixon’s New Collection for Salone 2013

Tom Dixon’s latest collection for Milan in a few weeks is called Rough and Smooth with eight new product families. Dwell wants all of them. For more Tom Dixon products, see his 2013 Stockholm design week pendant lamp, and classic copper shade light.
March 27, 2013

Graphic Designer We Love: Aaron Eiland

Last week, we declared our love for TypeToy, an online reference library of all things vintage design and typography, but who's the mastermind behind it all? Why, Aaron Eiland, that's who. When not working his magic as Fossil's senior designer, Eiland designs, designs, and designs. Many a pattern, many a line, click through to see a few of his works.
March 27, 2013
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Modern Mirrors

March 27, 2013
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Designer of the Week: Marc Krusin

Marc Krusin is a veteran of the Milan-based group Codice 31, which he founded along with five other designers in 1998. (Fun fact: That same year saw the first iteration of Milan's much vaunted Salone Satellite.) Krusin is now design director at Piero Lissoni, meaning he's partially responsible for all the low-slung Italian sofas and sleek sliding glass doors we so often admire—clients include Alessi, Kartell, Flos, Thonet, and Wella. He completes solo projects under the moniker Klay, which has specialized in "objects of natural materials influenced by world cultures" since 2004. We caught up with Marc before this year's Salone del Mobile in Milan, where he will be unveiling a storage system for Spanish company Punt Mobles, among others.
March 27, 2013
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