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  1. Barbara Hill on Designing Creative and Comfortable Rooms
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    Barbara Hill on Designing Creative and Comfortable Rooms

    The Texas designer shares how to create spaces that simultaneously stand out and stand the test of time.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.12.14

  2. Shopping Tips from Design Experts
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    Shopping Tips from Design Experts

    We polled some of our favorite designers—experts in rugs, lighting, living rooms, and more—on how to find just the right piece to fill out a home.

    05.13.14

  3. 8 Ways to Design with Plywood
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    8 Ways to Design with Plywood

    Architecture gets expensive, so these homebuilders put their creativity to work by designing with plywood. Here's how they saved a buck on materials without looking, well, cheap.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.11.14

  4. Mademoiselle Pillow
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    Mademoiselle Pillow

    Looolo—When we think about products and their life cycles, textiles aren’t the first things that come to mind. But what went into your shirt?

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Jane Heller
    01.01.09

  5. How To

    From 2-D to 3-D

    “Very aggressive” is how Johnstone describes the design schedule. They move quickly from a few rough sketches to a virtual 3-D model. AMOI and HWL take advantage of the time difference, working on...

    01.01.09

  6. How To

    Stuff

    The fronts and backs are sewn to each other inside out and then turned right side out—“we just make sure the corners are nice,” says Notkin. Each pillowcase is hand-stuffed with a...

    01.01.09

  7. The Art of: 12th Avenue Iron
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    The Art of: 12th Avenue Iron

    In our October 2012 issue, we profiled Tom Kundig's new hardware line, a collaboration between the esteemed Seattle architect ("prince of architectural gizmos," as the story branded him) and the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.20.13

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    Prototyping

    After the sketch-overlay and technical-design phases, AMOI provides a 3-D model. In the nine months that follow, the shape is subject to intensive prototyping before delivery to the factory line. ...

    01.01.09

  9. Dwell Home Venice: Part 24
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 24

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with resident Michael Sylvester. Part 24, June 2013:...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    12.17.13

  10. Alessi 9090: Cold Press
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    Alessi 9090: Cold Press

    The factory floor is a city of tall hydraulic presses. Humming and chinking sounds bellow down aisle after aisle. Workers wearing light-blue gloves spray grease onto sheet-metal pieces, place them...

    01.01.09

  11. Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle
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    Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle

    By painting on the assembly line, German designer Steffen Kehrle turns carpets into canvas.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.25.14

  12. Alessi 9090: Weld
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    Alessi 9090: Weld

    Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welds and spot-welds join the molded parts. In TIG welding, the inert gas argon is blown out of a nozzle to surround a white-hot tungsten electrode at the tip of the...

    01.01.09

  13. Wrong Woods
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    Wrong Woods

    Established & Sons—The Wrong Woods furniture series is a collaboration between designer Sebastian Wrong and artist Richard Woods for Established & Sons. Wrong creates the object,...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Jeremy Murch
    01.25.09

  14. Designing with Eero Saarinen's Tulip Dining Set
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    Designing with Eero Saarinen's Tulip Dining Set

    Eero Saarinen's fiberglass-and-aluminum Tulip table and chairs, designed in 1950s for Knoll, were among the futuristic furnishings found in the 1960s classic Star Trek series. Today, the industrial...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.30.14

  15. Dwell Home Venice: Part 19
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 19

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 19, March...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    05.07.13

  16. How To Use Color in Small Spaces
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    How To Use Color in Small Spaces

    While many shy away from using bold color in small spaces, there is no reason spatial restrictions should restrict the imagination.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.02.14

  17. Alessi 9090: Polish
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    Alessi 9090: Polish

    Alessi uses two types of 18/10 stainless steel (the number refers to the chromium-to-nickel ratio): 2B, with a carbon content of 0.2 percent, is more malleable and less shiny than BA, which has 0.4...

    01.01.09

  18. 6 Minor Fixes to Help Sell Your Home
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    6 Minor Fixes to Help Sell Your Home

    No matter how pretty your living room, when your home is on the market, you'll need to refresh your interiors to lure serious, potential buyers. New York-based real estate professional Trisha Ocona...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    06.03.14

  19. Blu's Unfolding Prefab
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    Blu's Unfolding Prefab

    In our December/January issue, Prefab Perfected, we offer a shopper's guide to the best of American prefabricated architecture. We take you through over a dozen firms that matter right now, one of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.23.11

  20. Skypephone
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    Skypephone

    Last year saw the European launch of the world’s first mobile phone with integrated Skype, the Voice over IP software traditionally used via computer. This year, the phone arrives in the United...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.25.09

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