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  1. How to: Design Under a Pitched Ceiling
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    How to: Design Under a Pitched Ceiling

    Whether in restored farmhouses or modern, gabled homes, these rooms accentuate their steep, pitched ceilings.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.23.14

  2. Around the World in Instagrams: Dwell's Most Popular Photos, April 2014
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    Around the World in Instagrams: Dwell's Most Popular Photos, April 2014

    In April, Dwell's editors traveled the world, making a stop in Milan for the festivities surrounding Salone del Mobile, and Detroit to explore the city's art and design scene. Click through the...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.29.14

  3. ICFF: Day One
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    ICFF: Day One

    ICFF is finally here, and Dwell's editors are running around New York, taking it all in. Plus, we're documenting our favorite new furniture finds on Instagram—click through the slideshow to see...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.17.14

  4. ICFF: Day Two
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    ICFF: Day Two

    Check out the Dwell editors' favorite furniture from day two of ICFF and NYCxDesign week. Follow us on Instagram at @dwellmagazine for more live updates (and while you're at it, check out our...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.19.14

  5. Digitally Fabricated Furniture by Dutch Designer Joris Laarman
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    Digitally Fabricated Furniture by Dutch Designer Joris Laarman

    Dutch designer Joris Laarman's futuristic furniture, on view at Friedman Benda gallery in New York through June 14, 2014, disrupts the traditional manufacturing model: Laarman's designs are...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.26.14

  6. Austin Furniture Designer Creates his Grandmother's Casket
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    Austin Furniture Designer Creates his Grandmother's Casket

    This stunning video from Dark Rye tracks Austin-based furniture designer Michael Yates's surreal experience creating his grandmother's coffin out of oak. Insider tip: have a tissue box handy!

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.23.14

  7. A Mirrored Garden Comes to the Met Rooftop
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    A Mirrored Garden Comes to the Met Rooftop

    Artist Dan Graham builds a glass pavilion around ivy hedgerows for the museum's annual rooftop installation.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.30.14

  8. Best of Milan: Scholten & Baijings's chairs, lights, and tumblers
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    Best of Milan: Scholten & Baijings's chairs, lights, and tumblers

    The Dutch design duo's newest creations, released during Salone del Mobile 2014.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.17.14

  9. "The Printed Picture": Lee Friedlander's Documentary Photographs
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    "The Printed Picture": Lee Friedlander's Documentary Photographs

    An exhibition explores the American photographer's preference for showcasing his work in books.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.18.14

  10. 8 Impressive Indoor Gardens
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    8 Impressive Indoor Gardens

    No backyard? No problem. These indoor gardens show the power of bringing greenery indoors. (And check out these indoor gardening kits to work your own magic!)

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.27.14

  11. WorkOf: Building a Community of Brooklyn Makers
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    WorkOf: Building a Community of Brooklyn Makers

    In the spirit of our Modern Across America issue, we sat down with WorkOf, a New York duo working to unify talented manufacturers.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    06.16.14

  12. Jewish Designers' Influence on Midcentury Modernism
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    Jewish Designers' Influence on Midcentury Modernism

    From furniture to interiors, Jewish designers made their mark on modernist American design in the postwar years.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.28.14

  13. Sophisticated hostel for design-conscious travelers
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    Sophisticated hostel for design-conscious travelers

    The Generator London brings established design pieces into a playful space.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.21.14

  14. Bright Hotel with Spacious Communal Lobby in Times Square
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    Bright Hotel with Spacious Communal Lobby in Times Square

    When creating a hotel in the madhouse that is New York's Times Square, designers can go one of two ways—create a protected sanctuary that provides some quiet from the nonstop bustle on the streets,...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    06.05.14

  15. Gone Camping: Products and Inspiration for Rustic Getaways
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    Gone Camping: Products and Inspiration for Rustic Getaways

    Food52's store Provisions just released a camping collection, filled with gear, games, and more for the modern camper. Here, we've paired products from the collection with rustic inspiration from...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    06.12.14

  16. Dogs Who Love Modern Design
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    Dogs Who Love Modern Design

    There are many ways to judge a room—its size, its shape, its furniture. But as these dogs of Dwell homes would likely attest, all it takes is good instinct. Here, we've rounded up a few of our...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.16.14

  17. The Design Community that Defines New York City
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    The Design Community that Defines New York City

    A biennial at New York's MAD Museum, open through October 12, 2014, explores the rich design community of New York City—a group whose creations set the tone of the ever-shifting city. "It’s...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.24.14

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