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Shops We Love: Quitokeeto

It might be because Quitokeeto photographs its collection of earthy ceramics, sculptural steamers, vintage kitchenware, rare honeys (yes, rare honeys), and more against deliciously milky-white marble slabs, but we're head over heels for the household supplies on its site. Heidi Swanson, the shop's curator, tells us more about her venture.
November 6, 2014
Hans Wegner's Papa Bear chair and ottoman

Must-Have Collectors Items at Brooklyn's Open Air Modern

Open Air Modern is based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, but its reach extends to midcentury Scandinavia and beyond with a selection of curated vintage furniture and a hand-culled design library.
October 16, 2014

Danish Design in Copenhagen Micro-Neighborhood Paper Island

Norm Architects retrofitted an old warehouse in an up-and-coming enclave of the Copenhagen harbor for Danish furniture company &Tradition.
September 29, 2014
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Modern Tea Shop in San Francisco

With smart interiors by Arcanum Architecture, a shop in the Mission District attempts to put a new spin on the venerable cup of tea.
August 25, 2014
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Shops We Love: Boerum House and Home, Brooklyn

Boerum House and Home, a Brooklyn outpost features a roster of emerging and established designers. Inside its loftlike retail space, discover new and vintage furniture, accessories, kitchenware, and more. We sent a few questions to Anthony Sperduti, a co-founder of Partners and Spade, the creative agency who worked on the store's concept, to learn a bit more about the shop, how e-commerce has impacted retail experiences, and the ultimate housewarming gift. [Editor's note: the shop has closed as of February 2015.]
August 8, 2014
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Shops We Love: Nora, Detroit

At the Detroit shop Nora, find a mix of Japanese- and Scandinavian-inspired wares.
July 8, 2014
A gallery of well-designed pop-up shops

12 Great Pop-Up Shops

An experiential alternative to staid brick-and-mortar stores, pop-up shops are like the food trucks of retail—nimble, creative, and fleeting. Pioneered by L.A. marketing firm Vacant at the turn of the millennium, the concept has evolved from being a catalyst for limited-edition retail launches to housing everything from book stores and salons to restaurants. The low barrier to entry and high commercial vacancy rate can lead to structures in which the location and goods outshine the design. But many retailers have created limited-time outlets that make an impression that lasts much longer than the lease. Here are some of Dwell’s favorite examples of the trend.
June 28, 2014
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Shops We Love: Forage Modern Workshop

This Minneapolis idea shop and store focuses on practical Midwestern goods with personality.
May 14, 2014
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Shops We Love: Hugh

In Detroit's Cass Corridor, retailer Joe Posch has created a destination for those seeking furniture and housewares that nod to the midcentury.
May 12, 2014