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  1. 7 Out-of-the-Box Ceramics
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    7 Out-of-the-Box Ceramics

    Inspired by everything from pillowcases to quantum mechanics, these ceramic designers channel the surreal, the abstract, and the everyday to produce unique designs.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.24.14

  2. Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids
    Outdoor

    Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids

    At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.24.14

  3. 7 Vibrant and Modern Tile Accents
    A Great Idea

    7 Vibrant and Modern Tile Accents

    Festooned with color and pattern, these seven designs use tile to create striking visual effects.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.24.14

  4. 9 Modern Metallics for Spring
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    9 Modern Metallics for Spring

    These metallic accessories for home and garden reflect the bright light of spring.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.22.14

  5. Designer Profile: Kate Koeppel
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    Designer Profile: Kate Koeppel

    San Francisco–based designer Kate Koeppel makes record dividers for the hyper-organized audiophile.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.21.14

  6. Imaginary Artist Houses (And Their Dwell Counterparts)
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    Imaginary Artist Houses (And Their Dwell Counterparts)

    Federico Babina's Archist City imagines what artist's own houses might look like—and while the resulting architecture is only imaginary, we've rounded up a few Dwell homes that fit the bill.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.21.14

  7. Chicago Crowdsources a Skate Park
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    Chicago Crowdsources a Skate Park

    Skaters, bikers, and a park advocate are breaking new ground in Chicago's Grant Park.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.21.14

  8. How To Create a Small Space Garden
    Outdoor

    How To Create a Small Space Garden

    Don’t have ten acres to stuff full of perennials? Fret not! Gardens can make a big impact even on a small scale. Four designers share their visions of how to landscape within a tiny footprint.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.20.14

  9. Bauhaus-Influenced Furniture from New Tendency
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    Bauhaus-Influenced Furniture from New Tendency

    Collaborative Berlin studio New Tendency offers a collection of restrained, elegant, and mostly monochromatic furniture for the home.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.20.14

  10. Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings
    Outdoor

    Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings

    A quintessential backyard element, the swing adds levity to outdoor spaces. These seven pieces give new perspective to their homes whether hung from a tree, on a porch, and even inside.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.20.14

  11. Design Icon: Eva Zeisel
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    Design Icon: Eva Zeisel

    Hungarian designer Eva Zeisel is best known for her sculptural organic ceramic pieces.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.19.14

  12. Modern Homes Built Around Trees
    Outdoor

    Modern Homes Built Around Trees

    Wishing to preserve existing sites and the natural beauty of original trees, these seven homes use nature as their centerpiece.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.19.14

  13. Design Classic: Bertoia Seating Collection
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    Design Classic: Bertoia Seating Collection

    A look at the history of Harry Bertoia's iconic steel wire seating collection from 1951, and a few Dwell homes that showcase the chairs to their best advantage.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    03.19.14

  14. Smiljan Radic's Winning Design for Serpentine Pavilion
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    Smiljan Radic's Winning Design for Serpentine Pavilion

    Underrated Chilean architect Smiljan Radic gets a commission that will put him on the world stage: the annual temporary pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London. Here are a few other notable...

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    03.19.14

  15. A Table That Charges Your iPhone
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    A Table That Charges Your iPhone

    Designer Marjan van Aubel’s Current project, based on photosynthesis, uses a solar-powered table to charge electronics.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.18.14

  16. Get the Look: Marcel Wanders Furniture
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    Get the Look: Marcel Wanders Furniture

    2014 is a big year for Dutch designer designer Marcel Wanders, with a major retrospective of his work at Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum and Moooi opening its first New York City flagship store. Here,...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.18.14

  17. Landscape Design for All Climates
    Outdoor

    Landscape Design for All Climates

    Seven landscape architects across the United States explain how they mastermind inspired designs showcasing the best of their regions.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.18.14

  18. 13 Furnishings in Outdoor-Friendly Materials
    Product Reviews

    13 Furnishings in Outdoor-Friendly Materials

    Pro tip: For a colorful or light industrial feel, powder-coated metal is your best friend when it comes to outdoor furniture. When going the wood route, opt for teak, which oxidizes naturally.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.18.14

  19. Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto
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    Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto

    Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.17.14

  20. Bocce

    Bocce

    Bocce, a lawn game whose lineage can be traced to the Roman Empire, is modernized with this hand-painted set by a Brooklyn studio.

    $320.00

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