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Modern Family at Dwell on Design

With considering the ever-expanding children's market in the modern design realm, the plethora of visitors, tiny people, and exhibitors at The Modern Family Zone at Dwell on Design was not surprising in the least. Sponsored by Benjamin Moore Paints and Vitra, the Modern Family area featured artists and furniture manufacturers, as well as Play-Doh and finger-paint makers. Photos by Alexis Tjian, Ashley Schoenknecht and Kristen Terry.
February 4, 2013
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Children's Bedrooms

Though often pushed to the wayside, the rooms belonging to the littlest members of the family need not be ignored. Our editors have combed through the archives to find some favorites from years past.
February 1, 2013
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A Look at Playrooms

Don't kid yourself—playing is serious business. Here are six playrooms from our archives that we wouldn't mind pitching a fort in.
January 18, 2013
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A Budget Friendly Brownstone Renovation in Brooklyn

A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and salvaged materials for a budget-conscious patina.
January 18, 2013
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A Lakeside Prefab in New Jersey

A New Zealand expat and her son use their prefabricated lakeside New Jersey retreat as an outdoorsy counterpoint to city life.
December 20, 2012
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Kids' Rooms We Love

Kids' rooms often tread transitionary territory when it comes to modern design. What might be good for a five-month-old may not work well to when he or she is five years old. The residents of these seven houses found ways to accommodate their growing broods while still maintaining their unique aesthetic sensibilities (ie. not succumbing to a toy-strewn existence). With clever space-efficient structures that subdivide rooms to ample storage that makes it easy for kids to clean up after themselves to bright textiles that can easily be swaped out when the wee one no longer likes them, there's no shortage of ingeneuity in the slideshow that follows, a follow-up to our popular round-up from 2009. 
August 18, 2012
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On and On

December 2, 2011
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New From Petit Collage

Based in San Francisco, Petit Collage is "an incubator of new ideas, art and illustration for everything modern and children related," says designer and children's book illustrator Lorena Siminovich, who founded the company five years ago. Siminovich's home decor and accessories for contemporary families can be found in boutiques, museum stores and catalogs worldwide—as well as in the pages of the upcoming November issue of Dwell, where we'll feature her cozy and stylish 1,500-square-foot house. Stay tuned! In the meantime, here's a sneak preview of a few sweet items from her Fall  2011 catalog, along with Siminovich's explanation of the inspiration behind each new design.
August 18, 2011
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Erica Islas on Kids' Spaces

Design isn't just for adults anymore; the demand for innovative kids' spaces in on the rise. Erica Islas, founder of EMI Interior Design, has been busy creating nursery, kids, and play rooms. We're featuring her Palisades Kids' Room in our upcoming July/August issue and she'll join us at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 25 to share her tips for designing for kids and families. Here, she offers a sneak peek.
June 16, 2011