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  1. How They Make It: Karuselli Chair by Yrjo Kukkapuro for Artek

    Dwell profiled Finnish design legend Yrjö Kukkapuro at home in the June 2014 issue; now, Artek shares a video spotlighting the production of his most iconic design, the fiberglass-and-leather...

    06.27.14

  2. 10 Warm Throws

    10 Warm Throws

    For the long autumn nights through the first signs of spring, here's a collection of blankets and throws to make your time inside on chilly days and nights nice and toasty warm.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.20.10

  3. Graphic Carpet Ride

    Graphic Carpet Ride

    Like typography savants, textile cognoscenti occupy a healthy chunk of the modernist population—as they should, since woven accessories are essential for warming up a stark, streamlined...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.12

  4. Piping Hot

    Piping Hot

    Even the fluffiest sofa looks sporty and tailored when outlined in crisp edging. Whether zigzagged, contrast-stitched, or piped, the latest trend in upholstered furniture has us examining the seams.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.19.12

  5. Shape Shifters

    Shape Shifters

    Incorporating a wide array of geometries—like a pendant lamp inspired by the Fibonacci sequence or six-sided acoustic wall tiles—is a sure thing for playing up visual interest in an interior.

    02.25.13

  6. Color Riot

    Color Riot

    We love bright hues, whether the color scheme references mid-century tastes or nods to a more contemporary palette. We’ve collected six brilliant objects that work together or apart.

    02.26.13

  7. Dog Beds
    Product Reviews

    Dog Beds

    Dear Dwell: Our dog is spending more time in bed than my husband; I think its time to get her one of her own. Can you recommend designs that a pampered pup will enjoy? —Ella Zupen, San ...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Stan Musilek
    01.26.09

  8. Teach Your Parents Well
    Profiles

    Teach Your Parents Well

    In May 2005, Susan Bodnar and David Schatsky asked architects Normal Projects to green their prewar apartment and their contemporary lives.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Martien Mulder
    02.25.09

  9. Maharam Textiles at The Shade Store
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    Maharam Textiles at The Shade Store

    The Shade Store just launched a new collection of window treatments featuring fabrics from the archives of renowned textile manufacturer Maharam textiles.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.11.08

  10. Felt Up
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    Felt Up

    Felt has become the go-to material for crafters and modernists alike. And with the days turning shorter it only makes sense to cozy up to some simple felt pleasures.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.06.08

  11. Leah Evans Textiles
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    Leah Evans Textiles

    Leah Evans is in the business of quilt-making. But seeing as how her creations feature aerial photography, maps, and satellite imagery, they are definitely not your grandmother's quilts.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.25.08

  12. New Marimekko Spring Line
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    New Marimekko Spring Line

    The famed Finnish textile brand Marimekko, renowned for simple, bright prints (and owing their original popularity in the US to Jackie Kennedy's Marimekko shift dresses in the 60's) has released...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    02.17.09

  13. Pendleton's Yakima Blanket with Carrier
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    Pendleton's Yakima Blanket with Carrier

    Camping, picnics, hell, your hardwood floor. Any and all would be improved by the vaguely Southwestern geometry of Pendleton Mills' Yakima Camp Blanket.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.18.09

  14. On a Smartpath
    Profiles

    On a Smartpath

    Zoë Melo has dedicated herself to design work that transcends trendy or facile definitions of sustainable or socially responsible practices.

    written by: Reyhan Harmanci
    02.26.09

  15. Tim Goodman Reviews 5 Lounge Chairs
    Product Reviews

    Tim Goodman Reviews 5 Lounge Chairs

    The Simpsons’ C. Montgomery Burns once said, “Sitting—the great leveler. From the mightiest pharaoh to the lowliest peasant, who doesn’t enjoy a good sit?” As we...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Nathan Perkel
    03.03.09

  16. Ring Around the Lounger
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    Ring Around the Lounger

    While the papa-san chair adds little to an interior besides nostalgic references to college crashpads, it's still a comfortable place to curl up. Designer Camilla Hounsell Halvorsen, a recent...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.05.09

  17. The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt
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    The Relief Chair and Fashioning Felt

    At first glance I thought this chair was made from the rather hard and inhospitable charcoal-colored packing material that often surrounds new electronics inside shipping boxes. But upon closer...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.11.09

  18. Paul Donald
    Profiles

    Paul Donald

    When we peruse the carefully curated products in a great design shop, one of the most intriguing discoveries—more than any one particular object or accessory—is the entrepreneur behind...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.27.09

  19. Faces of Freedom
    Dwell on Design

    Faces of Freedom

    South Asia is a region known for producing beautiful handmade rugs which are sold all over the world. What many people don't know or consider when admiring these exquisite pieces is that most of...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.07.09

  20. Alexander Girard at Urban Outfitters
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    Alexander Girard at Urban Outfitters

    Alexander Girard has certainly been spreading the love lately. With timeless designs that look good just about anywhere, companies large and small are applying Girard's touch to their products. 

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.27.09

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