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An Unlikely Marriage

We can’t get enough of new design brand House of Rym, an improbable artistic combination of Tunisian craftsmanship and Swedish aesthetics. In October 2011, Tunisian entrepreneurs Rym Tounsi and Zied Youssef contacted Swedish designers Anna Backlund and Elisabeth Dunker to see if they would be interested in a design collaboration. Tounsi and Youssef have a deep love of their native country’s artisan history and wanted to share it with others in a fresh light. They had long admired the designers’ work, and cold-called them to see if Backlund and Dunker would be interested in such a collaboration. As it turns out, Backlund and Dunker were, and before long, they hopped a plane to Tunisia. The group quickly formed a partnership, and produced a home goods line using wool, porcelain, cotton, and olive wood. Although their company is less than a year old, the pieces strike a perfect note between organic and modern, past and present. In the process of setting up a House of Rym webshop, all pieces can be purchased through Fine Little Day or Northlight. Click through the slideshow to see more:
January 28, 2013
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Piping Hot

December 19, 2012

Dwell Holiday Gift Guide: For Her

Our 2012 picks for presents include unique and - we say - downright fun twists on classic gifts for her like jewelry and handbags.
December 2, 2012
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Dwell Holiday Gift Guide: Our Picks for Kids

This year, skip the relentless rows of big-name toy stores and check out Dwell's selection of fun holiday gifts for the mini modernists on your list. Even for the pickiest kid, these unique finds are bound to be the talk of the playground.
November 30, 2012
Dwell Holiday Gift Guide Entertaining

Dwell Holiday Gift Guide: Our Picks for Entertaining

When it comes to getting your home in tip-top shape for hosting parties this holiday season, or picking out the perfect gift for your favorite foodie, Dwell has you covered. From luxurious cheese knives to truly one-of-a-kind ice cream flavors, our gift selections are sure to have you and your guests hungry for more. Stay tuned this afternoon and in the coming days for more gift guides for everyone on your list!
November 30, 2012
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Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture

To maximize their small Warsaw loft, transatlantic designers Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix handcrafted a fleet of double-duty furnishings.
November 20, 2012
Philanthropist and Workshop Residence founder Ann Hatch

Maker's Mark

San Francisco philanthropist Ann Hatch has long dedicated herself to the making of artful objects.
November 7, 2012
Modern custom-built kitchen with bright orange chairs

A Colorful, Custom-Built Guesthouse in London

Thanks to designers Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama, an aging workshop in London’s once-gritty Bethnal Green is reborn as a colorful, custom-built guesthouse.
November 5, 2012
Peter Bonnen and Kristian Byrge of Muuto

Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto

Make way, Arne and Eero. Forward-looking furniture company Muuto turns the spotlight on 21st-century Scandinavian design.
October 27, 2012