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June 27, 2012

It takes an army of staff, editors, photographers, builders, and volunteers to pull of Dwell on Design each year. Organizing exhibitors, planning panels and offsite events, writing preview guides, manning the registration desk and info booths, and figuring out all of the other little details that keep the show floor humming is no small feat. When we editors arrived Thursday afternoon, the show floor exhibits were still being built, but by 10 a.m. Friday, like magic, everything was set and ready. While we can't document every moment in the saga, welcome to our album of the doughnut-fueled, caffeine-infused, salad-hating (well, not really) moments that make the show one of our favorite annual events. See you in 2013!

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Behind the scenes at Dwell on Design 2012
The Dwell Creative team working on stories for dwell.com. (Left to right: Sara Ost, Aaron Britt, Kelsey Keith, Jaime Gillin, Alejandro Chavetta)
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Left to right: Zach Creech, Greg Doering, Brian Karo, and Alex Moyle.
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Deputy Editor Aaron Britt at Dwell on Design 2012
Deputy Editor Aaron Britt.
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Dwell on Design 2012 Convention
The show floor as it looked Thursday, June 21, at about 3:00 p.m.
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Behind the scenes at Dwell on Design
Senior Editor Kelsey Keith.
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Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron at Dwell on Design
Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron.
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Digital Content Director Sara Ost at Dwell on Design 2012
Digital Content Director Sara Ost.
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Behind the Scenes at Dwell on Design 2012
Sara Ost at work on a dwell.com story.
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John Edelman (left) stands next to Amanda Ip, the winner of the DWR Live/Work contest.
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Angela Ames, VP and General Manager of Dwell on Design.
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Michael Sylvester at Dwell on Design 2012
Michael Sylvester, Managing Director of Dwell on Design.
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Dwell Creative Director Alejandro Chavetta at Dwell on Design 2012
Creative Director (and slideshow photographer!) Alejandro Chavetta.
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Dwell Editor Diana Budds at Dwell on Design 2012
Assistant Editor Diana Budds.
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Sarah Morse at Dwell on Design 2012
Marketing Manager Sarah Morse.
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Behind the scenes at Dwell on Design 2012
Director of Communications Alex Polier.
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Setting up the Lladro booth.
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The Swiss Design Prize booth.
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Chairs at Dwell on Design 2012
An assortment of office chairs.
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Behind the scenes at Dwell on Design 2012
Dwell Outdoor.
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The Lumos booth being built.
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Behind the scenes at Dwell on Design 2012
Dwell Outdoor.
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Prepping pieces in Oyler Wu Collaborative's furniture exhibit
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Sci-Arc's booth.
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Another student exhibition being built on the Dwell on Design show floor.
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Kitchen and Bath.
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Lighting at Koncept.
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Chairs by Bend.
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Lighting by David Trubridge.
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David Trubridge's pendants from afar.
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