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  1. Champions of Color: Enlivening an Unremarkable Space

    Champions of Color: Enlivening an Unremarkable Space

    In the third of our four-part video series with Benjamin Moore, Peter Stamberg of the architectural firm Stamberg Aferiat + Associates describes how they drew color inspiration from local...

    09.25.13

  2. A Dream Kitchen with GE Monogram: The Kitchen

    A Dream Kitchen with GE Monogram: The Kitchen

    Our final video in the 3-part series with GE Monogram features a modern kitchen remodel. Homeowner Avital Shimshowitz discusses her Manhattan lifestyle, details her particular appliance needs and...

    11.26.13

  3. Indoor Outdoor Living: The Modern Lifestyle

    Indoor Outdoor Living: The Modern Lifestyle

    The latest video in our Indoor Outdoor series with Western Windows takes us on a tour of The Cresta, a gorgeous 5,300 sq. foot, 3-story single family home in La Jolla, San Diego. Homeowner and...

    01.29.14

  4. Video Exclusive: Mobility & Design

    Video Exclusive: Mobility & Design

    There’s an evolution toward purpose-driven design, combining thoughtful vision with today’s real needs.  How will we be powering the cars of tomorrow?  Here’s a glance at Alvin Huang...

    03.11.14

  5. Indoor Outdoor Living: Blurring the Boundaries

    Indoor Outdoor Living: Blurring the Boundaries

    Our latest video with Western Window Systems explores a hillside Los Angeles home that bridges the boundaries between Indoor and Outdoor Living with the use of large sliding windows and bi-fold...

    11.04.13

  6. Made in the USA

    Made in the USA

    From sea to shining sea, the United States holds a wide stratum of makers. Here we’ve collected the newest products from our favorite welders, weavers, and woodworkers, to name just a few.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.10.12

  7. Etsy Picks

    Etsy Picks

    Managing Editor Michele Posner: I get to see a lot of places, pads, and products while reviewing and planning the pages of the magazine. Most people here know that I also love to knit and cook...

    written by: Michele Posner
    12.15.09

  8. The Best of Northern Light Fair 2010

    The Best of Northern Light Fair 2010

    The Northern Light Fair is held every year in conjunction with the Stockholm Furniture Fair. This year approximately 100 exhibitors demonstrating the latest in home lighting, LEDs, halogen lamps,...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    02.24.10

  9. Affordable Pop Art

    Affordable Pop Art

    One thing I am always asked about is where to find original art. Some of the earliest memories I have involve lining my bedroom walls with band posters, and I still carry that impulse with me when...

    03.03.10

  10. Turkey Day Tableware

    Turkey Day Tableware

    It's just about turkey time so in the spirit of the holiday, we've put together some of our favorite tableware and serving plates to ease the kitchen-to-dining room heavy lifting.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.22.10

  11. Mid-Century Furniture for Kids

    Mid-Century Furniture for Kids

    Twee Womb chairs and tiny Tulip tables are not a recent fad invented by design blogs and enterprising modern furniture manufacturers—kid-size replicas of iconic pieces have always been de...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    01.22.10

  12. Small Time: Pieces That Do Double Duty

    Small Time: Pieces That Do Double Duty

    What’s the best way to deal with limited space? Find furniture that does double duty—–whether it’s a rolling cart that becomes a prep station and then a makeshift dining...

    04.06.10

  13. Things To Make and Do

    Things To Make and Do

    Assistant Editor Jordan Kushins: I’d love to make more time to make more things in the new year, and could definitely use a nudge or two in the right direction. DIY inspiration really is...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.09.09

  14. 12 Sofas

    12 Sofas

    We've combed through our archives to revisit an easy dozen of our favorite pieces, running the gamut from prim and proper to supple and slouchy.

    03.30.10

  15. 10 Benches

    10 Benches

    April showers have brought May flowers and now is the ideal time to retreat to the outdoors and idle away spring's sunny afternoons. We've rounded up ten of our favorite benches that form the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.10

  16. 9 Dish Drainers

    9 Dish Drainers

    Dishes don't dry on their own and when you don't have a kitchen full of helpful towel-equipped guests at the ready, you're going to need a drying rack on which to place your freshly washed plates....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.10.10

  17. Gentleman's Club

    Gentleman's Club

    The time is nigh to start finding gifts for the gents in your life; heaven knows they can be murder to shop for. With that in mind, I've collected a few bits and bobs that will add a bit of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.14.11

  18. coolcapitals Cool Case Finalists
    A Great Idea

    coolcapitals Cool Case Finalists

    coolcapitals.com and Dwell teamed up for the second year in a row to bring you a "cool" design competition! We asked for smart-phone cover designs that represent and fuse the unique...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    08.24.10

  19. Solar: Lease or Own?
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    Solar: Lease or Own?

    One of the most common obstacles to going green is upfront costs (though we all know the long-term savings are plentiful). Many new homes are built solar-ready, with intentions of installing panels...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.19.09

  20. Green Cottage Getaway in Maine
    Green

    Green Cottage Getaway in Maine

    On an island 20 miles off the coast of Maine, a writer, with the help of his daughter, built not only a room but an entire green getaway of his own.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Eirik Johnson
    11.22.10

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