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  1. "Made by Hand" Video Series
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    "Made by Hand" Video Series

    Recently I've been on a kick of watching behind-the-scenes videos. I've always been fascinated to learn how things are made, and how independently owned companies come to be, and in the past couple...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.24.11

  2. 10 Design Insiders Sound Off on Knockoffs
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    10 Design Insiders Sound Off on Knockoffs

    In researching the much-discussed essay "The Real Cost of Rip-Offs" for Dwell's June 2012 issue (on newsstands now), many design luminaries shared their perspectives on the subject of knockoffs and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.24.12

  3. 12 Seconds with Konstantin Grcic
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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...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.07.13

  4. 5 Cool Modern Courtyards
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    5 Cool Modern Courtyards

    What's better than a backyard? In these modern homes, a courtyard offers its residents the same benefits—outdoor space for hanging out and entertaining—plus the coziness that comes from enveloping...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.01.13

  5. 5 Small and Narrow Modern Houses
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    5 Small and Narrow Modern Houses

    It's always fascinating to see how designers deal with tiny lots and small spaces. But when a house is also unusually narrow, that brings additional spatial challenges—often provoking out-of-the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.21.13

  6. A Magnetic Coffee Table
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    A Magnetic Coffee Table

    In Brussels last spring, we had the opportunity to visit Studio With a View, a collective workshop shared by an architect, two photographers, and five designers. Afterwards, we posted about some...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.30.13

  7. A Modern Kitchen Remodel in Austin
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    A Modern Kitchen Remodel in Austin

    Built in 1950, Lloyd and Kirsten Thompson's Austin house had "some inherent mid-century charm and good flow," says architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective. An addition, however, had...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Whit Preston
    03.28.13

  8. A New View on Rio
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    A New View on Rio

    This tilt-shift video reveals revelers at Rio's Carnaval in a whole new light.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.18.13

  9. Accessories from Schoolhouse Electric
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    Accessories from Schoolhouse Electric

    I have always associated the Portland-based company Schoolhouse Electric solely with classic, vintage-inspired lighting, and only recently discovered that they sell much more than that in their...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.10.12

  10. Alejandro Sticotti's Teahouse
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    Alejandro Sticotti's Teahouse

    I met with the Argentinian architect and furniture designer Alejandro Sticotti a few months ago while he was in San Francisco, and he showed me photos he'd snapped the previous week, while on...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.04.10

  11. Alex Randall's Trippy Lighting
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    Alex Randall's Trippy Lighting

    Alex Randall is not your typical lighting designer. In lieu of new materials, the British lighting designer raids salvage yards and taxidermy shops to create truly innovative and often creepy ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.12.10

  12. American Made Design: Galbraith & Paul
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    American Made Design: Galbraith & Paul

    A trio of design studios forms a distinctly American picture of modern design: Despite their regional differences, all three produce forward-thinking products and furniture made using time-tested...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Nathaniel Wood
    06.25.13

  13. At Home in L.A.
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    At Home in L.A.

    Currently on view in Los Angeles is an unconventional show organized by the artist Fritz Haeg, best known for his Edible Estates project, in which he helps homeowners replace their front lawns with...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.01.13

  14. Cerno's Making-Of Videos
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    Cerno's Making-Of Videos

    Cerno, a young Laguna Beach, California-based company that creates LED lighting and, more recently, furniture, has taken a very 21st-century approach to branding and marketing, hiring a producer to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.16.12

  15. Design Bloggers: Where They Work
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    Design Bloggers: Where They Work

    In our September 2013 issue, we profiled 18 of our favorite design bloggers, sharing their latest discoveries in furniture, graphic design, travel, architecture, and more. With this special report...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.30.13

  16. Design-Build Time-Lapse
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    Design-Build Time-Lapse

    TYIN Tegnestue, the Norwegian architecture firm founded by Andreas Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad in 2007, has made it their work and passion to build locally inspired, cleverly designed structures...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.13.12

  17. Designed for Play
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    Designed for Play

    Some of my earliest memories are of playgrounds: launching myself into a pit of plastic balls outside a fast-food restaurant in New York and whizzing down (and scratching my arm) on the horrifying...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.21.10

  18. Destination of the Week: Atlanta
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    Destination of the Week: Atlanta

    Atlanta is known for many things but modern architecture has surely never been one of them. But if you know where to look, you can find the city's modern side. Ahead of Dwell's April 24 ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.22.13

  19. Destination of the Week: Istanbul
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    Destination of the Week: Istanbul

    As writer Shonquis Moreno put it, after traveling to Turkey’s most cosmopolitan city for the first annual Istanbul Design Biennial, "Istanbul is a city of chaos, improvisation, and irony, where a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.03.13

  20. Discovering the Anthropologist
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    Discovering the Anthropologist

    I spent a couple hours this afternoon blog-hopping, and somehow found my way from Spoon and Tamago to The Anthropologist, an online gallery of sorts that supports the work of "inspiring...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.09.11

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