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Back to the Basics: Primary Colors

Whether it was Frank Lloyd Wright’s signature red or Le Corbusier’s favorite shade of blue, the modernists loved primary colors. Here, we’ve rounded up six of our favorite furniture pieces in the classic hues.
May 10, 2013
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Photo Series: Behind the Edge by Luigi Bonaventura

Italian-born, New York City–based photographer Luigi Bonaventura has impressed us with his repetitious and vibrant hotel facades shot in Jesolo Beach, Venice. His intention in the series Behind the Edge is to show each structure as its Platonic ideal—as the architect imagined it. Click through to see this eye-catching graphic series that will leave you wanting more.
May 10, 2013
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5 Alternatives to the Traditional Headboard

The bed is so much more than a place to lay your head, it's the focal point of the room and the headboard can either make or break that look. Rather than the conventional headboard, consider one of these creative alternatives from some of our favorite bedrooms featured in Dwell.
May 9, 2013
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Dwell on Design Artist in Residence Tanya Aguiñiga Is Calling All Knitters!

As part of Dwell on Design Artist in Residence Tanya Aguiñiga's audience-interactive atelier on the show floor, she will be creating and donating handcrafted blankets as part of “Move-in Kits” with basic furnishings to Los Angeles–area shelters. Tanya is seeking knitters from Los Angeles and beyond to send in a blanket you have created of any size, color, pattern, and material you can imagine to be a part of this endeavor. Get your knit on and bring some warmth to the recently housed.
May 9, 2013
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Most Stylish Architect in History: Le Corbusier

Genius, pioneer, visionary, tyrant. All fairly describe the Swiss architect Le Corbusier. But should we add style maven to the list? His eyewear has pretty much defined the profession of architecture, and if you've walked the streets of any style capital lately you've probably also seen your fair share of peaked-lapel jackets, bow ties, and high fade haircuts. Here's the visual argument for calling Corbu the steeziest gent to ever lift a T-square.
May 9, 2013
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Kickstarter of the Week: EarthBaked Footware

Call us green and groovy, but we were charmed by industrial designer Steve Boynton's idea for this lasts-a-mere-90-days bit of footwear. Made from wool and rubber, EarthBaked shoes are intended to last just a single season before you bury them in the yard or pitch them into the compost bin. He counts the idea as part of a "return-to-sender design philosophy," one that makes use of natural materials and takes into account the full life cycle of the object. More slippers than proper shoes, EarthBaked footware is ideal for hacking around the house, and insofar as they're intended to wear out after just one season, make sure you get yours for summer.
May 9, 2013
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Things Come Apart by Todd McLellan

In last week's Friday Finds, photo director Anna Alexander clued us into the amazing work of photographer Todd McLellan. His new book Things Come Apart is an astounding work of deconstruction, both meticulous and violent. Check out our slideshow to see all the pieces of a smartphone arranged in an orderly fashion. Or maybe it's the crashing bits of bicycle that will get you going. Either way, this is a fascinating glimpse of what makes up the stuff of our everyday lives.
May 8, 2013
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Bathroom Solutions: Smart Storage Design

We tackle the bathroom in this installment of the Smart Storage Design series. From sliding cabinets to brightly colored vanities to hidden hampers, there's no shortage of ingenious ideas in the slideshow that follows. View our previous post on Kitchen Solutions here.
May 8, 2013
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12 Seconds with Konstantin Grcic

Yesterday we at Dwell had the honor of welcoming designer Konstantin Grcic and Josef Kaiser, president of Vitra, to our offices. We'll be posting our interview with the duo on Dwell.com soon, but in the meantime, here are a couple micro-videos we created on Vine.
May 7, 2013
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