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101 The Modern Office

Swamped by TPS reports? Driven to distraction by your cubicle mate? Don't let office life get you down—instead, look to these examples of modern workplaces to put some pep into your proverbial step.
October 1, 2013
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6 Ways to Design with Marc Newson

Can’t afford to drop $2 million on a Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge? Relax, for to follow is a study of rooms from the pages of Dwell that incorporate a range of designs by the modern industrial master.
September 21, 2013
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Architecture and Design Longreads

You might have come to know and love Dwell through the stunning modern homes featured throughout the magazine's 12-year history but interspersed between the interiors stories and idea books are informative pieces on design history and critical pieces on contemporary issues. Take a deeper dive into modernism in via this collection of essays.
September 13, 2013
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6 Ways to Add Throw Pillows

They haven’t always been in design favor, but throw pillows, when done right, can add warmth, color, and texture to a room like nothing else can. Six designers show us how.
September 11, 2013
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Brazilian Design 101

Don’t know your Tonico from your Mole? Fear not, as today we offer a Cliffs Notes of basic Brazilian furniture design, including the top names associated with Brazil and the pieces they are known for. Let us know what your favorites are. Viva Brasilia!
August 19, 2013
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How to: Appreciate and Collect Art

From meeting the designer behind your old college Dylan poster to an introduction to high-end art collecting, Dwell shares a few of our favorite articles on art and art collecting.
August 5, 2013
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How To Navigate Modern Building Codes

Dwell's handy-dandy how-to guide on learning and implementing building codes.
July 29, 2013
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Dwell How-To: Buy and Sell Your Dream Home

Combing the Dwell archives for our best, all-time tips on buying and selling your own modern abode.
July 24, 2013
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Improve Your Design Vocab

We searched through the Dwell archives to bring you our favorite lists of words you should know from building codes or restaurant jargon.
June 27, 2013