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  1. Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto
    Profiles

    Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto

    Make way, Arne and Eero. Forward-looking furniture company Muuto turns the spotlight on 21st-century Scandinavian design.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.27.12

  2. LG Electronics Announces Partnership With Designer Nate Berkus
    Post

    LG Electronics Announces Partnership With Designer Nate Berkus

    LG Electronics partners with designer Nate Berkus to enhance its premium Studio line of kitchen appliances.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.08.14

  3. Friday Finds 07.26.13
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 07.26.13

    Landscaped food series? Check. Cozy Scandinavian interiors? Check. And America's favorite pastime? Double check. Scroll down to see what the Dwell team found this week on the World Wide Web. Happy...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.26.13

  4. From Phone to Stone: Coastermatic
    Product

    From Phone to Stone: Coastermatic

    Instagram has created a vibrant social platform for sharing images and simply allowing millions of people to create photographs that are often more visually appealing than those typically made with...

    written by: Sara Dierck
    photos by: Sara Dierck
    08.02.12

  5. 6 Outdoor Patio Dining Essentials
    Outdoor

    6 Outdoor Patio Dining Essentials

    Summer brings warm nights and the perfect atmosphere for outdoor patio dining. Set the stage for an evening on the terrace with these six patio dining essentials from shatter-proof wine glasses to...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.12.13

  6. Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
    House Tours

    Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California

    Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    03.28.14

  7. Red, White, and Blue: 5 Patriotic Products
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    Red, White, and Blue: 5 Patriotic Products

    Red, white, and blue are staples in the modern color palette, and the Fourth of July is the perfect time to display them all together.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.18.13

  8. Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle
    Food

    Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle

    Heath Ceramics recently opened a factory and retail location in San Francisco and partnered with Blue Bottle Coffee to open a cafe inside of the 60,000-square-foot former industrial laundry. Thanks...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.27.12

  9. 101 Bathrooms: Ceramic
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Ceramic

    Long considered to be the standard bathroom material, ceramic is no longer boring. New shapes and colors help redefine what was once only basic bisque or beige.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  10. Pinboard of the Day: Fireplaces
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    Pinboard of the Day: Fireplaces

    While we eagerly anticipate the first day of spring (one more month, one more month!), most of us will also still be dreaming of warmer days. Till then, we hope to offer you a little bit of warmth...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.19.13

  11. Remade Wasteland
    A Great Idea

    Remade Wasteland

    As the United States moves into the post-industrial era, it’s the rare city that doesn’t find itself with too many abandoned factory-age relics and too few parks. After fits and starts...

    06.09.10

  12. Interior Designer Peter Bentel Reviews 5 Barstools
    Product Reviews

    Interior Designer Peter Bentel Reviews 5 Barstools

    Frontways, sideways, backward, or leaning against the back. Breakfast, beers, or bitters. The versatile barstool is indeed a perfect place to perch.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Patricia Heal
    03.01.09

  13. Foreclosure
    Design 101

    Foreclosure

    The popular myth is that foreclosures can provoke ire in sellers and bad karma for buyers, but this is rarely the case.

    written by: James Nestor
    01.27.09

  14. 'Souped Up' Green Architecture
    Travel Reports

    'Souped Up' Green Architecture

    In a new exhibition at A+D Los Angeles, five architects—who at one time or another have worked at Jones, Partners: Architecture (J,P:A)—each created architectural propositions that use ...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    02.15.11

  15. Touring the Vitra Campus
    Travel Reports

    Touring the Vitra Campus

    In addition to my tour of the Freitag factory in Zurich, a huge high point of my recent trip to Switzerland involved hopping over the border from Basel to 1 Charles-Eames-Strasse in Weil am Rhein,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.18.09

  16. Color 101: Created from Color
    Design 101

    Color 101: Created from Color

    There are endless choices to be made in the world of color, as anyone who has tried to paint a room plain white knows. Even more variation is introduced when materials, use, and application are all...

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    02.02.09

  17. A Timeline of Furniture and Lighting by Artek
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    A Timeline of Furniture and Lighting by Artek

    Swiss brand Vitra has announced that it purchased Artek in a move to bring more global exposure to the iconic Finnish design house. Ever since Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.06.13

  18. Prefab for Humanity
    A Great Idea

    Prefab for Humanity

    In inner-city Baltimore, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake paves a path to affordable prefab.

    written by: Caroline Tiger
    12.24.12

  19. 11 Creative Uses for Ladders
    Houses We Love

    11 Creative Uses for Ladders

    As we prepare for our November issue, which is all about small spaces, we’re thinking small, and that often means creative use of otherwise wasted space above the main floor. Getting to these...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.08.13

  20. Building the Maxon House: Week 18
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 18

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    07.06.11

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