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  1. 7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen
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    7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen

    Danish designer Poul Henningsen had us at the Artichoke lamp, its 72 leaves bursting forth from it like fireworks. Henningsen's other lamps hang in many modern interiors around the world—we thought...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.29.13

  2. 8 Ways to Design with Pine
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    8 Ways to Design with Pine

    It’s readily available, affordable, fairly sustainable, and hardy—what’s not to love about pine? Architects, designers, and homeowners show us how to use the wood to its best advantage in these...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.24.13

  3. 6 Homes Fit for Chefs
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    6 Homes Fit for Chefs

    We can learn a thing or two from foodies about kitchen design, as the following modern Dwell kitchen-centric homes—the stuff that culinary dreams are made of—so elegantly prove.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.15.13

  4. Jens Risom Furniture We Love
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    Jens Risom Furniture We Love

    “Good design is something that pleases the eye,” says Jens Risom. The Danish designer has indeed created many eye-pleasing furnishings, including the most iconic of his designs, the eponymous...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.03.13

  5. 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

  6. 6 Ways to Design with Marc Newson
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    6 Ways to Design with Marc Newson

    Can’t afford to drop $2 million on a Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge? Relax, for to follow is a study of rooms from the pages of Dwell that incorporate a range of designs by the modern industrial master.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.21.13

  7. Architecture and Design Longreads
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    Architecture and Design Longreads

    You might have come to know and love Dwell through the stunning modern homes featured throughout the magazine's 12-year history but interspersed between the interiors stories and idea books are...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.13.13

  8. 6 Ways to Add Throw Pillows
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    6 Ways to Add Throw Pillows

    They haven’t always been in design favor, but throw pillows, when done right, can add warmth, color, and texture to a room like nothing else can. Six designers show us how.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.11.13

  9. Brazilian Design 101
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    Brazilian Design 101

    Don’t know your Tonico from your Mole? Fear not, as today we offer a Cliffs Notes of basic Brazilian furniture design, including the top names associated with Brazil and the pieces they are known...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.19.13

  10. How to: Appreciate and Collect Art
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    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

  11. How To Navigate Modern Building Codes
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    How To Navigate Modern Building Codes

    Dwell's handy-dandy how-to guide on learning and implementing building codes.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.29.13

  12. Dwell How-To: Buy and Sell Your Dream Home
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    Dwell How-To: Buy and Sell Your Dream Home

    Combing the Dwell archives for our best, all-time tips on buying and selling your own modern abode.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.24.13

  13. Improve Your Design Vocab
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    Improve Your Design Vocab

    We searched through the Dwell archives to bring you our favorite lists of words you should know from building codes or restaurant jargon.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.27.13

  14. 40 Years in the Making: Mural by Milton Glaser
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    40 Years in the Making: Mural by Milton Glaser

    For the first time since 1975, designer Milton Glaser's graphic, Pop-colored mural encircling the base of the Minton-Capehart Federal Building in Indianapolis has been restored. Documentary...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Mark Williams
    06.16.13

  15. Think Outside the Box
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    Think Outside the Box

    The final step in the creation of a Good Small Space involves its connection to the 2.5 zillion square feet that exist outside your 900.1

    written by: Dan Maginn
    11.17.12

  16. Get the Right Light
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    Get the Right Light

    Daylight is the lifeblood of a Good Small Space. Start the process of getting the light right by better understanding the nature of the light-emitting gas ball that we call the sun.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    11.17.12

  17. Think Volume
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    Think Volume

    Creatively separating your functional needs is a key component of Good Small Design—it’s all about overlap, nesting, and double duty.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    11.17.12

  18. Measure Your Life
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    Measure Your Life

    With less stuff, you’ll need fewer square feet to jam it into. But how small is too small?

    written by: Dan Maginn
    11.17.12

  19. Edit Your Life
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    Edit Your Life

    Good Small Spaces start with Good Small Occupants. Now, it could be that you’re one of the few who are hardwired to live compactly. But the rest of us need to sharpen our metaphorical red...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    11.17.12

  20. Let's Get Small
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    Let's Get Small

    A five-step program for those suffering from too much stuff and not enough space.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    11.17.12

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