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  1. 6 mirrors from interior designer Sally Kuchar
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    6 mirrors from interior designer Sally Kuchar

    Reflections have captivated us (literally!) for as long as we've had intellect enough for self-awareness. Here are six mirrors that will reflect well on any room.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.01.09

  2. Birdhouses
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    Birdhouses

    Dear Dwell: We'd like to get a modern-looking birdhouse. Which ones will look best in our backyard? —Erik Edwards, St. Louis, Missouri

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.01.09

  3. House Plants
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    House Plants

    Q: I enjoy plants' form, color, and positive impact, but what frustrates me is the lack of interesting houseplants available today. Are houseplants old-fashioned and out of place in the modern home...

    01.01.09

  4. Architecture and Design Books
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    Architecture and Design Books

    Dear Dwell, I am new to modernism and eager to learn all I can about architecture and design. What books would you recommend to a novice? —Mathilda Feigenbaum, Mission Hills, Kansas

    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.01.09

  5. Hollywood fashion critics review 5 dressers
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    Hollywood fashion critics review 5 dressers

    Without a decent dresser, can you dress decently? With the help of two outspoken Hollywood fashion critics we determine if a chest of drawers can hold the secret to sartorial success.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.13.09

  6. Eric Ryan of Method reviews 5 front-loading washers and dryers
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    Eric Ryan of Method reviews 5 front-loading washers and dryers

    For all of the grass stain–elimination contests we see on TV among name-brand laundry detergents, it’s the washers and dryers that do the heavy lifting. Now the machines are stealing...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Douglas Adesko
    01.13.09

  7. Celebrity matchmaker Patti Stanger reviews 5 love seats
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    Celebrity matchmaker Patti Stanger reviews 5 love seats

    No piece of furniture has more aptly paved the way to connubial bliss than the love seat. And though they’re positively built for wooing, take heed, inconstant lovers: Romantic misdeeds are bound...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: João Canziani
    01.15.09

  8. Jason F. McLennan reviews 5 eco-toilets
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    Jason F. McLennan reviews 5 eco-toilets

    Victorian technology has no business being the receptacle for your business. It’s time to outmode the common commode.

    written by: Michael Grozik
    photos by: Andy Reynolds
    01.15.09

  9. Designer Rich Hansen reviews five dining tables
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    Designer Rich Hansen reviews five dining tables

    As likely to host the sending of emails as the serving of entrees, today’s dining table needs to be set for anything.

    written by: Michael Grozik
    photos by: Todd Hido
    01.16.09

  10. Auctioneer Richard Wright reviews 7 dining chairs
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    Auctioneer Richard Wright reviews 7 dining chairs

    This dinner guest is always invited, but doesn’t eat or drink, and never joins the conversation. But long after the party’s over, it will still be at the table. Our favorite dining...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: RJ Muna
    01.21.09

  11. Expert Even Byron reviews 6 commuter bicycles
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    Expert Even Byron reviews 6 commuter bicycles

    As the bike industry begins to meet the growing demand for practical, sensible bicycles tailored to commuting and urban outings, the time has never been better to get back that freewheelin’...

    photos by: Andy Reynolds
    01.21.09

  12. Angelika Taschen: 7 Modern Coffee Tables
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    Angelika Taschen: 7 Modern Coffee Tables

    Whether it’s a place to rest your saucers or your sneakers, the coffee table is the workhorse of the most leisurely room in the house, so you might as well make it work with your décor.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Oliver Mark
    01.22.09

  13. 13 Modern Salt and Pepper Shakers
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    13 Modern Salt and Pepper Shakers

    Dear Dwell: I've been looking for modern salt-and-pepper shakers, but all I've found are tchotchkes and diner-style pillars. What do you recommend? —Cheryl LeGasse, San Francisco, Calif...

    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    01.25.09

  14. Coatracks
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    Coatracks

    Dear Dwell: I'm sick of living like a slob. Now that I've finally got a nice place to hang my hat, I need something to hang it on. Can you recommend some off-the-hook coatracks that don't look l...

    written by: Hannah Hunt
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.25.09

  15. Green Siding
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    Green Siding

    Dear Dwell: I've already found a company that will recycle my old vinyl siding. Now I'm looking for a fresh, sustainable alternative. Any suggestions? —Roger Knight, Hillside, Illinois

    01.26.09

  16. 5 Modern Mailboxes
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    5 Modern Mailboxes

    Dear Dwell, I've searched all over for an interesting mailbox—something other than a large-mouthed bass with a fin for a flag. Are there any modern mailboxes out there?

    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    01.26.09

  17. Dog Beds
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    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

  18. Indoor Garden Kits
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    Indoor Garden Kits

    Dear Dwell, I'd like to grow edible herbs and plants, but since I live in a tiny apartment with no outdoor space, I'm looking for a garden I can grow on my kitchen counter. Can you help?

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.26.09

  19. Brooms
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    Brooms

    Dear Dwell: I'm tired of my old generic broom. Are there any specialized products on the market that are both hip and functional? —Edward Charles, Austin, Texas

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.26.09

  20. Air Purifiers
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    Air Purifiers

    Dear Dwell, I've been hearing a lot about air purifiers lately. Are they really helpful, and are there any that won't stick out like a sore thumb in my living room? Dee Koufax, Minnetonka, M...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.26.09

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