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Modern Lifestyle at Dwell on Design 2012

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Each year, one of the most popular parts of the Dwell on Design show floor is the Modern Lifestyle zone. New furniture, the great Remodelista Market, an array of modern playhouses thrumming with kids, and family photoshoots sponsored by Infiniti all keep the high-energy area buzzing. Here are a few highlights from one of the most vibrant bits of Dwell on Design 2012.

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  Modern jungle gyms are the order of the day, with loads of tots swinging and jumping from designs by Modern Playhouse and CedarWorks.  Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta
    Modern jungle gyms are the order of the day, with loads of tots swinging and jumping from designs by Modern Playhouse and CedarWorks.

    Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta

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  We loved the Kas van een Huis cupboards distributed by Cool Kids Company. They're designed and made in the Netherlands and meant to evoke Amsterdam's canal houses.  Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta
    We loved the Kas van een Huis cupboards distributed by Cool Kids Company. They're designed and made in the Netherlands and meant to evoke Amsterdam's canal houses.

    Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta

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  This budding modernist enjoys a bit of play in a Modern Playhouse.  Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta
    This budding modernist enjoys a bit of play in a Modern Playhouse.

    Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta

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  The Remodelista Market was a popular place to shop, with eight vendors from the Pacific Northwest design collective Join in attendance.  Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta
    The Remodelista Market was a popular place to shop, with eight vendors from the Pacific Northwest design collective Join in attendance.

    Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta

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  This fun, modular piece furniture by Drift Studio offers a playful storage solution for kids' rooms.  Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta
    This fun, modular piece furniture by Drift Studio offers a playful storage solution for kids' rooms.

    Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta

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  A stop into the Remodelista Market is rewarded with a chance to score one of L.A. designer  Brendan Ravenhill's lighting fixtures.  Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta
    A stop into the Remodelista Market is rewarded with a chance to score one of L.A. designer Brendan Ravenhill's lighting fixtures.

    Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta

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  Cool bottle openers and jewelry from Iacoli & McAllister.  Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta
    Cool bottle openers and jewelry from Iacoli & McAllister.

    Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta

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  A modern riff on the classic Windsor chair, the Colt High Back by O&G Studio is made in Warren, Rhode Island. Seen here in black, it also comes in a poppy blue and yellow.  Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta
    A modern riff on the classic Windsor chair, the Colt High Back by O&G Studio is made in Warren, Rhode Island. Seen here in black, it also comes in a poppy blue and yellow.

    Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta

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  A stalwart of Euro children's design, the Stokke Tripp Trapp looked great on the show floor, especially in this rather striking shade of gray.  Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta
    A stalwart of Euro children's design, the Stokke Tripp Trapp looked great on the show floor, especially in this rather striking shade of gray.

    Photo by: Alejandro Chavetta

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