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  1. Living in a Material World
    Design 101

    Living in a Material World

    Americans have always held a soft spot in their hearts for futuristic materials, from the amazing light-weight properties of titanium to the chance to conquer Superman with kryptonite.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    01.31.09

  2. PEC-MAT
    Design 101

    PEC-MAT

    As more and more Americans are quickly discovering, the land beneath our feet is not quite as solid as we thought. Houses slip down hillsides, trees float down rivers, and whole cities disappear...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    01.31.09

  3. Lotusan Paint
    Design 101

    Lotusan Paint

    Product design that takes cues from nature, known as biomimicry, has produced a num-
ber of ingenious and popular products we use every day.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    01.31.09

  4. Exhibiting Interest
    Design 101

    Exhibiting Interest

    Get your information from curators, professors of contemporary art, critics, and other collectors through your local arts organizations, newspapers, and art schools.

    written by: Natasha Boas
    02.01.09

  5. 101: Kitchens
    Design 101

    101: Kitchens

    From IKEA-mania and back to the farm, we wonder if the perfect kitchen might be an oxymoron.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    02.22.09

  6. 101 Home Office
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    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

  7. Sew Awesome
    Design 101

    Sew Awesome

    “Who we are arises directly from what our bodies can do,” writes Richard Sennett in his recent book, The Craftsman. In his spirited defense of how making material things can enlarge...

    03.26.10

  8. Young Designers
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    Young Designers

    Branching out and doing your own thing is a brave and bold move at any time and any age. That said, the 21 visionaries we profile here—–designers 
of interiors, graphics, architecture,...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.15.10

  9. 20/200 Vision
    Design 101

    20/200 Vision

    What if you could get a real work of art for as little as $20? And it’s not 
a coffeehouse portrait of Neil Young?

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.30.10

  10. Un'Introduzione al Disegno Italiano
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    Un'Introduzione al Disegno Italiano

    From Marble to mobili, Italy has been a, if not the, design mecca for the last century. Here's why.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    06.15.11

  11. 101 The Modern Office
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    101 The Modern Office

    Swamped by TPS reports? Driven to distraction by your cubicle mate? Don't let office life get you down—instead, look to these examples of modern workplaces to put some pep into your proverbial step.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.01.13

  12. 8 Ways to Make a Modern Vignette
    Design 101

    8 Ways to Make a Modern Vignette

    You may have heard the maxim "God is in the details"—and it's especially true when it comes to arranging your stuff. (Remember: There's a difference between an artful display and a hoarder-style...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.02.14

  13. 10 tips for clutter-free bedrooms
    Design 101

    10 tips for clutter-free bedrooms

    For our first post in a series featuring inspiring, clutter-free rooms, we begin with the space that is arguably the most important to keep clear of all visual noise: the bedroom.

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.09.14

  14. 101 Office
    Design 101

    101 Office

    Buried in TPS reports? Somebody take your red stapler? Don't let The Man get you down--our inclusive review of office environments and accessories will have you whistling while you work.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.18.09

  15. 8 Eat-in Kitchens
    Design 101

    8 Eat-in Kitchens

    In spaces small or large, an eat-in kitchen is a useful hub for singles and families alike. Here are 8 well-designed versions from the pages of Dwell.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.12.13

  16. Architect Series Dimmers
    Design 101

    Architect Series Dimmers

    The right lighting can bring warmth and atmosphere to any room.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    01.31.09

  17. 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

  18. An Introduction to Art Collecting
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Art Collecting

    For millennia, kings and clerics alike have understood that little inspires awe and confers power better than a battalion of marble statues, an epic tapestry, or an exquisitely rendered portrait....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.30.10

  19. 8 Ways to Design with the Arco Lamp
    Design 101

    8 Ways to Design with the Arco Lamp

    Second only to the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, the Arco lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, with its super arc, is the classic go-to piece for the modern living room. Here...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.08.14

  20. How to: Appreciate and Collect Art
    Design 101

    How to: Appreciate and Collect Art

    From meeting the designer behind your old college Dylan poster to an introduction to high-end art collecting, Dwell shares a few of our favorite articles on art and art collecting.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.05.13

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