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  1. Enchord Desk

    Enchord Desk

    Pros: The Enchord packs a double whammy­—it’s both the biggest and most flexible desk we reviewed. There’s no defined front or back, so it can float in the middle of a room,...

    $749.00

  2. Artek Shelving System

    Artek Shelving System

    The grown-up version of Ikea, Naoto Fukasawa’s Shelving System for Artek is a vision of modular minimalism. Taking another step in cementing Artek’s legacy of Scandinavian simplicity, the lacquered...

    $675.00

  3. Round & Round Calendar

    Round & Round Calendar

    A spin of the finger rotates the plastic panels to reveal the day of the week, date, and month.

    $221.00

  4. On and On

    On and On

    In this age of iCal, a perpetual desktop or wall calendar makes timekeeping an appealingly tactile pleasure. Just don’t forget to make the manual adjustments!

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.02.11

  5. Arch Support
    House Tours

    Arch Support

    Layer by layer, a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona finds new life at the hands of architect Benedetta Tagliabue.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    12.29.11

  6. 10 Minute Interview: Renzo Piano
    Interviews

    10 Minute Interview: Renzo Piano

    I met with Italian architect and Pritzker Prize winner Renzo Piano one week before the official opening of his latest museum project, an addition to the historic Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston,...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.19.12

  7. Illuminated Texts
    Rewind

    Illuminated Texts

    Personally wired by Thomas Edison, J. Pierpont Morgan’s home was the first electrified residence in New York. A recent LED retrofit delivers the library into a new age.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    03.10.12

  8. Channel Floor Lamp

    Channel Floor Lamp

    Lightweight and powerful, the low-energy, high-
output Channel series is made of anodized aluminum and acrylic, hickory, and painted steel. 

    $750.00

  9. Moolin

    Moolin

    Up-and-coming Beijing studio, Lasfera, designed the Moolin lamps using a traditional Chinese method of heating and bending recyclable bamboo strips

  10. 005 Collection

    005 Collection

    A light-emitting acrylic tube contains 180 LEDs, which mimic old-school fluorescent bulbs with less eye strain and better energy efficiency.  

  11. Copper Lamp 10Kg

    Copper Lamp 10Kg

    Both sturdy and whimsical, the copper lamp is a tongue-in-cheek way to collect a full ten kilograms of metal deposits as a long-term investment.

  12. Endless

    Endless

    Inspired by the 1970s Supergraphics aesthetic, this modular hanging system comprised of half-cylinder sections comes with three or five pieces that can be joined back to back or end to end.

    $3600.00

  13. Yumi Floor Lamp

    Yumi Floor Lamp

    Both delicate and strong, the Yumi (which means “bow” in Japanese) is architect Shigeru Ban’s minimalist interpretation of the ancient weapon.

    $3740.00

  14. The NoMad Hotel, New York
    Hotels

    The NoMad Hotel, New York

    One block away from the scene-making New York outpost of the Ace Hotel, in a district mostly known for its wholesale garment industry, is a Beaux Arts showstopper anchoring the corner of Broadway...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.12

  15. Space-Saving Wood-Paneled Apartment in Manhattan
    House Tours

    Space-Saving Wood-Paneled Apartment in Manhattan

    Faced with the challenge of a diminutive New York apartment in desperate need of a refresh, architect Tim Seggerman went straight to his toolbox to craft a Nakashima-inspired interior.

    written by: Mark Lamster
    photos by: David Engelhardt
    10.08.12

  16. Stacked
    Post

    Stacked

    As English writer G. K. Chesterton once declared, "A room without books is like a body without a soul." As we previously explored in Shelf Life, these five homeowners from Japan to Barcelona each...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.26.13

  17. 8 Libraries We Love
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    8 Libraries We Love

    Who says libraries must be dusty, solemn affairs? Libraries of today can be big, small, architecturally-placed, temporary, or hidden away behind a rolling track door. Here we've rounded up a few...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.21.13

  18. A Look at Reading Nooks
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    A Look at Reading Nooks

    Building on the 8 Libraries We Love post, here are six reading nooks crafted for the modern bibliophile.

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.05.13

  19. Istanbul, Turkey
    Travel Reports

    Istanbul, Turkey

    Dwell traveled to Turkey’s most cosmopolitan city for the first annual Istanbul Design Biennial, discovering a modern heart beating within ancient walls.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Martin Siepman
    04.29.13

  20. 5 Creative, High-Design Bookshelves
    Product Reviews

    5 Creative, High-Design Bookshelves

    Books add warm and personality to a space—and sometimes, though far too seldom, the shelves they sit on do the same. Here, five creative, handsomely built shelves that beautifully upstage their...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.14.13

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