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  1. Designer Spotlight: Souda Collective
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    Designer Spotlight: Souda Collective

    Recent Parsons School of Design graduates Shaun Kasperbauer, Isaac Friedman-Heiman, and Luft Tanaka ( from left) are the founding members of the design collective Souda (a Japanese word pronounced ...

    written by: Liz Arnold
    photos by: Adam Krause
    02.19.14

  2. Designer Spotlight: Hiroko Takeda
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    Designer Spotlight: Hiroko Takeda

    Weaver and textile artist Hiroko Takeda keeps a studio on the ninth floor of an old industrial building in downtown Brooklyn, where she works on various client commissions and her own one-off art...

    written by: Liz Arnold
    photos by: Adam Krause
    02.18.14

  3. The Ultimate Indoor-Outdoor Bedroom
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    The Ultimate Indoor-Outdoor Bedroom

    Thanks to a folding glass wall and a custom-built bed, dreams of sleeping under the stars came true for a Cincinnati, Ohio, couple.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ty Wright
    02.15.14

  4. 7 Modern Sofas We Love
    Design 101

    7 Modern Sofas We Love

    If you’re on the hunt for a great modern sofa, consider the following from our pages—some iconic, some off the beaten path.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.13.14

  5. Q&A with Ceramist Virginie Besengez
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    Q&A with Ceramist Virginie Besengez

    Up and coming ceramist Virginie Besengez discusses shape, space and her inspirations.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.11.14

  6. Designing with Plywood in the Modern Home
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    Designing with Plywood in the Modern Home

    Without compromising design-forward thinking these seven beautiful residences made use of the economical material to carve out a place to call home. For more inspiration be sure to check out 8 Ways...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.10.14

  7. Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen
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    Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen

    Bold curves, colorful accents and technical vision: Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s body of work represents Modernism’s playful side in bloom. His iconic buildings, from the Gateway Arch...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.10.14

  8. 7 Modern Shingled Houses
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    7 Modern Shingled Houses

    Shingle style takes on a new meaning in the following 7 modern houses that approach the genre in innovative ways.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.07.14

  9. Designer Spotlight Ettore Sottsass
    In The Modern World

    Designer Spotlight Ettore Sottsass

    Italian designer and founder of the Memphis movement, Ettore Sottsass is widely known for his expressive furniture and futuristic, sometimes goofy visions of everyday objects. On paper, Sottsass’s...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.06.14

  10. Design Detail: More Modern Bridges
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    Design Detail: More Modern Bridges

    Footbridges can join an older structures to a new additions, or close a gulf between a house and the street. And when good design is part of the mix, they can add a decorative touch. Following this...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.03.14

  11. 9 Ways to Design with Ligne Roset
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    9 Ways to Design with Ligne Roset

    For most of us, Ligne Roset pieces are the stuff that design dreams are made of. Should the opportunity to acquire a Togo or another amazing piece arise, we offer the following vignettes that lead...

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.03.14

  12. Red Accents For the Modern Home
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    Red Accents For the Modern Home

    From a scarlet hanging light fixture to a crimson vintage Moroccan rag rug, we take another glance at nine modern residences that incorporate the brilliant color into their home. For more colorful...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.03.14

  13. 8 Creative Bedside Tables
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    8 Creative Bedside Tables

    Reimagined, repurposed, and recycled, the following 8 cool solutions for your bedside should get you thinking beyond boring tables.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.01.14

  14. 8 Homes Furnished With B&B Italia
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    8 Homes Furnished With B&B Italia

    In honor of Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, the B&B Italia founder who died on January 25, 2014, at age 87, here are eight homes from Dwell's archives where the influential Italian furniture company's...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.31.14

  15. Dutch Design Primer: The New Guard
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    Dutch Design Primer: The New Guard

    Each year, Design Academy Eindhoven graduates a promising new roster of talent. Elsewhere in The Netherlands, designers of every stripe (working in everything from textiles to 3-D printing) are...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.30.14

  16. 3D Printed Lighting by Exnovo
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    3D Printed Lighting by Exnovo

    At Maison & Objet, Italian company exnovo debuted six new lines of 3D-printed lighting designs created by an additive process called laser sintering.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.30.14

  17. 10 Tiny Windows
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    10 Tiny Windows

    Sometimes you want to let the whole world in and other times…not so much. Here, we celebrate the architectural antidote to floor-to-ceiling glass: the tiny accent window.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.30.14

  18. A Custom Walnut Stair and Slide Hybrid in Chicago
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    A Custom Walnut Stair and Slide Hybrid in Chicago

    In the Windy City, a custom walnut slide offers a playful way for a small family of four to glide down to the basement.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Katrina Wittkamp
    01.29.14

  19. Smart Storage Solutions for the Modern Home
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    Smart Storage Solutions for the Modern Home

    Here are nine residences from the Dwell archives that apply the philosophy of "less is more" by stealthily hiding unnecessary clutter and creating smart storage solutions for various rooms in the...

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.29.14

  20. 7 Uses of Perforated Metal
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    7 Uses of Perforated Metal

    A laser cutter or water-jet cutter can add a whimsical, decorative flourish to virtually any space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven creative uses of perforated metal.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.27.14

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