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  1. Mid-Century Modern in the House
    My House

    Mid-Century Modern in the House

    Take a closer look at the trove of mid-century modern pieces that fills the breezy San Rafael, California, Eichler from our June 2013 Furniture issue's My House—where Hans Wegner, Knoll, and Herman...

    photos by: Drew Kelly
    05.08.13

  2. The Dwell Guide to Smart Design in Tiny Spaces
    Design 101

    The Dwell Guide to Smart Design in Tiny Spaces

    Tight quarters prove especially challenging. If you're at a loss on how to squeeze the most out of your small space, consider the expert advice and furniture picks that will help your bantam-sized...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.18.14

  3. Chiaro Chair by Leon Ransmeier for Mattiazzi
    Product

    Chiaro Chair by Leon Ransmeier for Mattiazzi

    American designer Leon Ransmeier's new chair, for Italian brand Mattiazzi, proves that simplicity trumps radicalism when it comes to seating.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.22.14

  4. A 1950s Mid-Century Home Joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places
    Rewind

    A 1950s Mid-Century Home Joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places

    A pedigreed mid-century home tailor-made for its inhabitants and environs joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.23.13

  5. The Bookmarks of Dwell: 5 Design Blogs to Follow
    Post

    The Bookmarks of Dwell: 5 Design Blogs to Follow

    It's not all shoots and rounds: The creative team at Dwell is ever on the internet prowl for the best visual inspiration to be found online. Here, we share five blogs we’ve bookmarked this week....

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.13.13

  6. 8 Pinterest Users We Love
    Post

    8 Pinterest Users We Love

    A while back, we spotlighted our top six design boards on the popular virtual content curating site, Pinterest. Here are eight more pinners we can't stop looking at.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.16.13

  7. Friday Finds 10.14.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.14.11

    Happy Friday to you all! Today we present a round-up of our favorite websites, photos, and videos. From compendiums of obscure book illustrations, to epicurean photography (can you tell it's close...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.14.11

  8. Angela Adams for Architex
    Post

    Angela Adams for Architex

    Angela Adams recently expanded her upbeat retro textile designs with more rugged and sustainable fabrics to help spruce up hospitals, office cubicles, and the outdoors.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.21.08

  9. Get Juiced: 5 Fab Juicers
    Product Reviews

    Get Juiced: 5 Fab Juicers

    Juice shops are the latest San Francisco fad—you can always find a bottle in the Dwell office—but for those who don’t want to shell out $2 per ounce, here are some of our favorite juicers on the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.17.13

  10. Design at Work
    Design 101

    Design at Work

    With wi-fi and a laptop, the world is your office. No matter where you tackle your to-do list, good desk accessories are essential. The cubicle may soon be passé, but a perfect pen is perennially...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.28.09

  11. 7 Summer Teak Products We Love
    Product

    7 Summer Teak Products We Love

    Known for its durability and water resistance, teak is a tropical hardwood commonly used in outdoor furniture. The wood features a high oil content, tensile strength, and a tight grain, making it a...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    06.26.14

  12. Yasmeen Lari

    Yasmeen Lari

    With nearly half a century of in-the-field experience, Pakistan’s first female architect leads an ambitious nonprofit, the Heritage Foundation of Pakistan.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.17.12

  13. Tom Dixon
    Interviews

    Tom Dixon

    "You can take the principles of what something stands for and use them in a completely new way. Otherwise you’re just a retrospective company," says designer Tom Dixon.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    01.07.10

  14. Wonderwall Inc.
    Interviews

    Wonderwall Inc.

    At the opposite end of the spectrum from North American big-box stores are the conceptually driven and exquisitely realized retail designs of Masamichi Katayama.

    06.17.09

  15. Jabba the Hutt Pillow
    Home Work

    Jabba the Hutt Pillow

    You’d be hard pressed to find someone—in this or any other galaxy, no matter how far, far away—who is not a fan of Star Wars, and the insta-classic from 1977 is now a franchise...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.28.11

  16. Public Access: Cool Spaces Goes Behind the Blueprint
    Post

    Public Access: Cool Spaces Goes Behind the Blueprint

    A new television show showcases exceptional public buildings and design.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.05.14

  17. An Introduction to Modern Real Estate
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Modern Real Estate

    Though the market has rarely looked worse, our primer on the past, present, and future of modern real estate gives you the inside track on why modern homes are always a good investment.

    written by: Dave Weinstein
    09.23.09

  18. In the Nick of Time
    Design 101

    In the Nick of Time

    Though contractors are unusually deft with tools, accidents do happen. SawStop puts an end to that.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  19. Home Trend: Pastel Furniture and Accessories
    Product

    Home Trend: Pastel Furniture and Accessories

    We live in a supercharged, electrified, and social-media-documented world. One response is to embrace the neon; another, to select a more restrained color theme. Cue desaturated pastels for the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.26.14

  20. Game On! 8 Designs for the Modernist at Play
    Shops

    Game On! 8 Designs for the Modernist at Play

    For young designers, making their mark with great furniture and lighting is a must—but creating a well-designed game is a very fun bonus. Taking cues from art-edition games of the past, like Man...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.25.13

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