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  1. 101 Color
    Design 101

    101 Color

    Dwell explores the variegated use of color in our world, from industry to emotion.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    02.25.09

  2. Teach Your Parents Well
    Profiles

    Teach Your Parents Well

    In May 2005, Susan Bodnar and David Schatsky asked architects Normal Projects to green their prewar apartment and their contemporary lives.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Martien Mulder
    02.25.09

  3. J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton
    Profiles

    J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton

    "We thought design was this incredible discovery as a field, and yet no one was making it interesting. There was so much work to be done."

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Julian Broad
    02.26.09

  4. A Note on Our Expert: John Sencion
    A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: John Sencion

    John Sencion is “cocaptain” of Flight 001, the travel store that is every frequent flyer’s jet dream.

    02.26.09

  5. Shear Talent
    Profiles

    Shear Talent

    In the small village of Spannum, in the Dutch province of Friesland, Claudy Jongstra heads a felt-design studio whose modesty in process and material belie its overwhelming commercial appeal and...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Oliver Chanarin
    02.26.09

  6. Heart of the Country
    House Tours

    Heart of the Country

    Driving through the leafy country lanes on the outer edges of London’s commuter belt, it’s hard to imagine the city is just an hour away by train. But the Sussex fields around the...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    photos by: Nigel Shafran
    02.26.09

  7. On a Smartpath
    Profiles

    On a Smartpath

    Zoë Melo has dedicated herself to design work that transcends trendy or facile definitions of sustainable or socially responsible practices.

    written by: Reyhan Harmanci
    02.26.09

  8. Art Start
    Profiles

    Art Start

    Curatorial manager Jennifer Strate O’Neal calls Creative Growth Art Center the “homestead” of a now-flourishing creative community in Oakland, California.

    photos by: Doug Adesko
    02.26.09

  9. Branching Out
    Outdoor

    Branching Out

    Arborsculpturist Richard Reames has spent the past 16 years making more than 100 sculptures, chairs, pieces of furniture, tool handles, mailboxes, and fences out of living trees.

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: John Clark
    02.26.09

  10. 101 Home Office
    Design 101

    101 Home Office

    Work is work, but working from home is better, especially if you have the right setup.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    03.01.09

  11. My Favorite Thing: Arik Levy
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    My Favorite Thing: Arik Levy

    In this installment of My Favorite Thing, designer Arik Levy shares his deep appreciation for the simple beauty of a dried pomegranate. Don't forget to submit your own favorite thing and take part...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    03.01.09

  12. Dustpan and Brush

    Dustpan and Brush

    Inspiration can strike at any time. For Ole Jensen, it happened while using a folded newspaper to clean up a mess in his studio. After realizing its usefulness, he substituted his morning read with...

    $25.00

  13. Plant-Me Pets

    Plant-Me Pets

    For anyone living alone or just feeling lonely, these friendly extraterrestrials are companionable without the hassle of having to give them food, water, or attention. When you find yourself a mate...

    $20.55

  14. Sak's Pet Basket

    Sak's Pet Basket

    Here’s one for the non-sporting group. This may be the first blobject dog bed to hit the market—fashion triumphs over function! Plastic is an inedible and bold material choice, and while it seems a...

    $250.00

  15. Symbol Coatrack

    Symbol Coatrack

    In the summer, when coats are buried deep in closets and hooks are merely an unpleasant reminder of cold times ahead, the Symbol coatrack functions as a decor-ative piece. Simply flip the hooks...

  16. Brompton Folding S-type

    Brompton Folding S-type

    This unisex bicycle comes in 16 colors, and features a folding mechanism that allows for a compact and lightweight configuration.

    $1149.00

  17. Shady Lace Parasol

    Shady Lace Parasol

    When the sunlight shines on this parasol, you'll feel like you're sitting under a real tree.

    $390.00

  18. Victoria Butler Coatrack

    Victoria Butler Coatrack

    The deceptive disarray of this shiny rack is anything but random. Careful composition of 19 lacquered dowels provides multiple pegs for the clothes you cast off as you stroll through the apartment...

  19. Now Isn't That Lovely

    Now Isn't That Lovely

    Form usually follows function, and in the case of Johnson’s designs, the function is “humor, escapism, and even disgust.” When so much of design has devolved into a one-liner, we ...

  20. A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland
    House Tours

    A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland

    Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for 
much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: John Clark
    03.04.09

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