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Mails Woodwork

Ryan Mails's passion for woodworking started before he was ten years old. "When I was eight, I begged for a first pocket-knife and carved a model of the Mary-Rose, the English warship that sank in 1545," he says. The North Carolina–based craftsman began his studio, Mails Woodwork, about four years ago and produces pieces that celebrate traditional furniture-making methods. Through pursuing a career in academia Mails began to track the early architecture of the south. He also had the good fortune to apprentice with a relative who was a master of architectural wood working. "I learned to use the sorts of tools they had used, and fell in the love with a way of working wood that was visceral and ultimately dependent on the body and a sharp edge," says Mails. This led him to devote his time to craft. Below, we share four of his designs that reflect a modern sensibility with time-tested building techniques.
February 5, 2013
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10 Tips for Timeless Luxury

Alene Workman is an interior designer nationally recognized for her luxury residential and corporate interiors, a Fellow of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and a national spokesperson to the media for the American Society of Interior Designers. Here she shares with us her ten tips for timeless luxury.
February 4, 2013
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I Spy an Installation

The Dwell team sees scads of exhibits, pop-ups, and installations on our journeys both physical and digital, every week, from all over the globe. We're inspired by the power of such creative displays to surprise, create wonder, and sometimes simply amuse. Here are a few recent favorite installations. Look for more of our finds soon!
February 4, 2013
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The Art of the Statement Piece

Whether housed inside a tightly packed apartment or an iconic mid-century abode, an interior space usually needs that special something to complete the room. In this round, we take a look at eight standout furniture pieces that range from custom-designed angular benches to a scaly chaise lounge.
February 4, 2013
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Modern Family at Dwell on Design

With considering the ever-expanding children's market in the modern design realm, the plethora of visitors, tiny people, and exhibitors at The Modern Family Zone at Dwell on Design was not surprising in the least. Sponsored by Benjamin Moore Paints and Vitra, the Modern Family area featured artists and furniture manufacturers, as well as Play-Doh and finger-paint makers. Photos by Alexis Tjian, Ashley Schoenknecht and Kristen Terry.
February 4, 2013
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A Traditional Shingle-Clad Home in Connecticut

A creative twist on the traditional shingle clads a Connecticut home.
February 4, 2013
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Fabric Focus 1: Digital Prints

This season's bold fabrics can enliven even the smallest project. Three interior design experts share tips on making the most of limited yardage.
February 4, 2013
Danish designer <a href="http://www.dwell.com/articles/fascinating-risom.html">Jens Risom</a>, who designed the first-ever Knoll chair, collaborated with <a href="http://www.dwr.com/category/designers/r-t/jens-risom.do">DWR</a> to offer their Jens Risom C

Jens Risom Collection at Design Within Reach

Danish designer Jens Risom, who designed the first-ever Knoll chair, collaborated with DWR to offer their Jens Risom Collection. Here's a few of our favorite pieces.
February 4, 2013
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