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  1. 101 Bathrooms: Glass
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    101 Bathrooms: Glass

    No longer stuck in the ’50s pink- or yellow-tiled rut, today bath fixtures come in a wide variety of materials. For those who enjoy visibility (and Windex), glass is a clear choice.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  2. Cabin Envy
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    Cabin Envy

    I’m tired of hearing about the golden age 
of flight, that era when air hostesses (never hosts) wore Pucci uniforms, Pan Am logos adorned everything from complimentary socks to midtown...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.26.09

  3. Yard Works
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    Yard Works

    “Mother Nature is too powerful to try and mimic,” says Shane Coen, whose firm is known for its minimalist approach to the residential landscape.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.27.09

  4. 9 Ways to Design with Ligne Roset
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    9 Ways to Design with Ligne Roset

    For most of us, Ligne Roset pieces are the stuff that design dreams are made of. Should the opportunity to acquire a Togo or another amazing piece arise, we offer the following vignettes that lead...

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.03.14

  5. An Introduction to Art Collecting
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    An Introduction to Art Collecting

    For millennia, kings and clerics alike have understood that little inspires awe and confers power better than a battalion of marble statues, an epic tapestry, or an exquisitely rendered portrait....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.30.10

  6. 8 Ways to Design with the Arco Lamp
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    8 Ways to Design with the Arco Lamp

    Second only to the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, the Arco lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, with its super arc, is the classic go-to piece for the modern living room. Here...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.08.14

  7. Greased Lightning
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    Greased Lightning

    Thirty years from now, there will be no more oil. 
But that’s, like, 30 years from now, and by then we’ll all 
be driving hydrogen cars, teleporting to space hotels, 
and eating blue foods while...

    written by: James Nestor
    01.31.09

  8. Manifesto Destiny
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    Manifesto Destiny

    There is a pivotal point at which an idea becomes a conversation, a conversation turns into a conspiracy, and a conspiracy foments a movement.

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  9. 101 Product Design
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    101 Product Design

    We’re surrounded by legions of products, most of them unremittingly lousy. What separates the good from the bad from the ugly? Take out your well-designed pencils for Product Design 101.

    written by: James Nestor
    08.11.09

  10. An Introduction to Lighting
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    An Introduction to Lighting

    One of the oldest proclamations in Western literature—maybe the very oldest, depending on how you see things—is “Let there be light.” And for most of human history, whether...

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    08.26.10

  11. Jens Risom Furniture We Love
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    Jens Risom Furniture We Love

    “Good design is something that pleases the eye,” says Jens Risom. The Danish designer has indeed created many eye-pleasing furnishings, including the most iconic of his designs, the eponymous...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.03.13

  12. Open Sesame
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    Open Sesame

    Architect Justin Korhammer kept the hallway of this Manhattan bachelor pad free and clear with a kitchen that folds away with the precision of a Swiss Army Knife.

    written by: Michael Cannell
    01.30.09

  13. Italian Design: Il Futuro
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    Italian Design: Il Futuro

    As impressive as Italy’s design legacy is, it’s the future that moves this lot. Get the inside track on what’s next.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    06.17.11

  14. 10 Ways to Design With Purple
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    10 Ways to Design With Purple

    We’d like to congratulate purple—or rather its more showy cousin, orchid—for regaining the spotlight after Pantone’s 2014 color of the year announcement. When it comes to designing with purple, the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.06.13

  15. How to: Appreciate and Collect Art
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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.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.05.13

  16. 101 Color
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    101 Color

    Dwell explores the variegated use of color in our world, from industry to emotion.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    02.25.09

  17. Design 101

    Energy Retrofit: The Now House Project

    It may be simpler to build a zero-energy home from scratch than to retrofit an existing structure, but buildings constructed in the 20th century are generally the most in need of upgrades for...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.01.09

  18. For All Mankind
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    For All Mankind

    The future of universal design is what’s in store for us collectively. Here’s the heads-up.

    02.09.10

  19. Design Icon: 8 Buildings by Hans Hollein
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    Design Icon: 8 Buildings by Hans Hollein

    The late, Pritzker-winning Viennese architect was a key proponent of postmodernism.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.24.14

  20. An Introduction to Restaurant Design
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    An Introduction to Restaurant Design

    Eating has always been a sociable event, from primitive campfire cooking to reclining on lectuli at lavish Greek and Roman banquets. However, although taverns and inns had always existed, the...

    written by: Bethan Ryder
    07.19.11

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