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  1. Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed
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    Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

    Each week Dwell.com delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.05.13

  2. Izola Laundry Bags
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    Izola Laundry Bags

    Have you heard about Izola? This utilitarian-retro company features five throwback lines of everyday home and bathroom products—appropriately named Scout, Maritime, Apothecary, Sport and...

    written by: Kelly Cooper
    09.04.11

  3. Teak Furniture We Love
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    Teak Furniture We Love

    Teak, a tropical wood known for its durability and resilience, was first used for shipbuilding. Since then, it has been used in everything from outdoor furniture to salt shakers. Here are just a...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.07.13

  4. Makeshift Society's Eastward Expansion
    A Great Idea

    Makeshift Society's Eastward Expansion

    San Francisco–based co-working outfit Makeshift Society has its sights set on a Brooklyn outpost. By donating to a Kickstarter campaign, you can help make the new space, to be at 55 Hope street in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.09.13

  5. Katherine North Reviews 5 Shade Designs
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    Katherine North Reviews 5 Shade Designs

    There’s no reason to treat your modern window with an outdated fashion. These shade designs will augment, not obstruct, your sensibilities.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Gabriela Hasbun
    04.24.09

  6. Marimekko at Crate & Barrel
    Travel Reports

    Marimekko at Crate & Barrel

    This week, Marimekko launched its fourth and fifth shops at Crate & Barrel in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The two companies have collaborated for four decades so it makes sense that...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.27.11

  7. Inspiration via Instagram
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    Inspiration via Instagram

    One might say that Instagram is on the cusp of a tipping point: Their iPhone app is adding 130,000 new users a week, which is staggering for a company boasting only two employees. Though popular...

    03.23.11

  8. 6 Ways to Color Accent Your Home
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    6 Ways to Color Accent Your Home

    From an orange shipping container addition to a cleverly-painted kitchen divider, click to see how these six homeowners used color to add personality to their homes.

    written by: Claire Andreas
    07.22.13

  9. CB2's Barbershop Shower Curtain
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    CB2's Barbershop Shower Curtain

    Though I'm a happy fan of all things modern, I do occasionally cringe at the faithfully restored, immaculately sourced modernist necropolises that pass through the office. So with that in mind...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.29.10

  10. 7 Cozy Fireplaces
    A Great Idea

    7 Cozy Fireplaces

    Blustery weather got you down? Here are seven fireplaces sure to warm you up.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.27.13

  11. 7 Questions with Maxwell Ryan
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    7 Questions with Maxwell Ryan

    On a budget but want a cool pad? Struggling with a small space? We chat up Maxwell Ryan, founder of the popular Apartment Therapy blog, for his advice.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.13.13

  12. Neo Knits
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    Neo Knits

    A pair of designers dream up a fresh way of knitting pixelated fabric, powered by a 21st-century sewing machine.

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Caren Alpert
    05.18.12

  13. Marmitta Roaster from Kahler
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    Marmitta Roaster from Kahler

    Now that we're headlong into the thick of winter, and very well may have a little extra holiday cash to spend, little is more appealing that a hardy soup in a pulchritudinous pot. Designed in 2008...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.06.10

  14. Q&A with Coyuchi's Design Director
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    Q&A with Coyuchi's Design Director

    Though my number-one dream job remains journalist and editor (lucky me!) a close second is textile and furniture designer (third place: documentary filmmaker). So I was excited about my recent...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.14.11

  15. All Aboard
    House Tours

    All Aboard

    Helmut Jahn’s dynamic new supportive-housing facility brings green design and a new outlook on life to the Windy City.

    written by: Edward Lifson
    photos by: Andreas Larsson
    05.13.09

  16. The Best of DIY Design
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    The Best of DIY Design

    When it comes to modern design, we can't all be award-winning, but we can all take on a little DIY now and then. Here, we present some of our favorite DIY supplies and projects from over the years....

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.13.13

  17. Re:Crafted, by Marc Kristal
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    Re:Crafted, by Marc Kristal

    I finally got my hands on a copy of contributing editor Marc Kristal's lush new book, Re:Crafted: Interpretations of Craft in Contemporary Architecture and Interiors, which was published by the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.02.10

  18. New from Note Design: Marginal Notes #2
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    New from Note Design: Marginal Notes #2

    Note Design Studio opened "Excursion," its second "Marginal Notes" exhibition at the Lindelöf showroom and gallery Wednesday night. Eagerly awaiting the follow-up to last...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.10.12

  19. First Moleskine Store Opens in NYC
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    First Moleskine Store Opens in NYC

    Moleskine opens its first shop in the U.S. today in New York City's Time Warner Center, following a spate of recent store and kiosk launches in the UK including London's Heathrow Airport, Asia, and...

    written by: Sara Ost
    03.22.13

  20. Sound Design
    Essay

    Sound Design

    Years ago, the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas won a design competition for an addition to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) by suggesting the entire museum be torn down and replaced. There...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    03.24.10

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