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Table Manners

For most of us, the dining table is second only to the kitchen island for everything from work to homework to meal time. Here, we highlight five slabs, from a French solid oak to Saarinen's marble-and-terrazzo number, each flanked by its fellow dining room cohorts.
February 27, 2013
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5 New Modern Cutlery Picks

Set a memorable modern tabletop with these five strikingly original cutlery designs. Just as important as the food being served is the functionality and beauty of the utensil that delivers it, and we think these designs are sure to please at your next dinner party.
February 26, 2013
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Stacked

As English writer G. K. Chesterton once declared, "A room without books is like a body without a soul." As we previously explored in Shelf Life, these five homeowners from Japan to Barcelona each have carved out a sweet place for their beloved tomes.
February 26, 2013
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Money Bowls by Industrial Designer Arthur Analts

London-based Latvian industrial designer Arthur Analts debuted his latest project Money Bowls, at Clerkenwell Design Week 2012 in London.
February 26, 2013
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Color Riot

February 26, 2013

Dwell on Design Artist-in-Residence: Tanya Aguiñiga

Furniture designer, craftsperson, and community activist Tanya Aguiñiga will be the artist-in-residence at Dwell on Design, bringing to the exhibition an artful, interactive process of providing handcrafted pieces to those living in Los Angeles shelters.
February 26, 2013
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Modern, Whimsical Rocket by Designer Pat Kim

Perhaps these modern, whimsical rockets ingeniously crafted by Brooklyn-based designer Pat Kim won't fly you to the moon, nor zip you past the stars, but they'll surely pep up any space.
February 25, 2013
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Shape Shifters

February 25, 2013
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Aviation Preservation

In the 1950s, Canada’s Department of Transport commissioned a modernist makeover for a tiny international air hub in Newfoundland, a design that has proven as timeless as it was trendsetting.
February 25, 2013
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