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  1. Open Studios at City Modern
    Event Spotlight

    Open Studios at City Modern

    Thirteen Brooklyn design studios—with locations ranging from Red Hook to the Navy Yard to Bushwick, and practices varying from furniture design to brand consulting to woodworking—opened...

    written by: Emily Nonko
    10.03.12

  2. Optical Illusions in Product Design
    Product Reviews

    Optical Illusions in Product Design

    Visual illusions in design can bring a bit of magic to your modern space. From floating lamps to two-legged tables, we've gathered a few products to deceive your eyes and heighten your curiosity.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.11.13

  3. DIY Black Chalkboard Pegboard by Margaret Oomen
    Finishing Touch

    DIY Black Chalkboard Pegboard by Margaret Oomen

    Sometimes the pursuit of a simple accessory can result in a surprising upshot. Margaret Oomen was well into the process of reappropriating a portion of her dining room for use as a creative studio,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    03.14.11

  4. Women to Know in Design Part Three
    Interviews

    Women to Know in Design Part Three

    We continue our collection of women to know in design with Pakistan’s first female architect and other amazing designers. Check out Part One and Part Two here.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.03.13

  5. Sign up for Dwell's Trade Newsletter
    A Great Idea

    Sign up for Dwell's Trade Newsletter

    Want to stay up to date on the latest architecture and design-related events? Register here for our 'To the Trade' newsletter, and you'll never miss industry happenings in your corner of the globe!...

    01.27.11

  6. Clark Institute to Unveil Ando-Designed Visitor Center
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    Clark Institute to Unveil Ando-Designed Visitor Center

    This summer will see the completion of the final stages of the Clark Art Institute's campus expansion program. Located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.20.14

  7. 7 Bright Ceramics for Your Table
    Product Reviews

    7 Bright Ceramics for Your Table

    Frosty days and holidays necessitate cups of tea and endless table settings. Click through to see our take on the classic cup and saucer.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.26.13

  8. The Psychology of Seating
    Post

    The Psychology of Seating

    At a time when everyone is talking about working from home versus working in the office (thanks, Yahoo!), does it really matter where you sit? Continuum, a global innovation and design consultancy,...

    04.23.13

  9. Pooling Around
    Outdoor

    Pooling Around

    We take a look at 10 of our favorite swimming pools and pool houses from over the years. Whether for recreation, exercise, or simply to beat the heat, these pools (and in some cases their...

    02.01.13

  10. Click Appeal
    Design 101

    Click Appeal

    House hunting isn’t just about roving the streets and stopping at For Sale signs anymore; instead, prospective buyers will spend hours trawling the Internet to find their future home. The editor of...

    written by: James Nestor
    01.27.09

  11. A Look at Open-Air Showers
    Post

    A Look at Open-Air Showers

    Ah, the beauty of bathing in the breeze. Here we present our some of our favorite outdoor showers from issues past.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.01.13

  12. Nathan Vincent's Locker Room
    Event Spotlight

    Nathan Vincent's Locker Room

    Artist Nathan Vincent, will be showing his new work at the Bellevue Arts Museum through June 26th. Vincent's work utilizes crochet and yarn to recreate many masculine objects in a new softer form....

    04.29.11

  13. TerraTrellis Modern Trellises
    Product

    TerraTrellis Modern Trellises

    Though it may be a little late to start planting, it's the perfect time to add items to your next year's gardening wishlist. Designer Jennifer Asher recently launched TerraTrellis, combining form...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.15.11

  14. Links We Love
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    Links We Love

    Dwell editors spend hours on the internet to bring you the best homes and projects, from frozen lighthouses to Bauhaus-esque jewelry, here are some of our favorite links this week.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.09.14

  15. 6 Inviting Modern Interiors
    Houses We Love

    6 Inviting Modern Interiors

    Modern homes have a reputation for being more showy than comfortable, but these six interiors deftly combine cozy and contemporary.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.07.13

  16. Succulents 5 Ways
    Post

    Succulents 5 Ways

    We look at five fresh ways to enjoy the It plants of design aficionados: succulents.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.27.13

  17. Friday Finds 08.16.13
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 08.16.13

    Art is where the heart is. This week: meditative ink line drawings, temporary tattoos for adults, a continuously reconfigured staircase installation, and so much more. Click through to see the...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.16.13

  18. Kickstarter of the Week: Food Huggers
    A Great Idea

    Kickstarter of the Week: Food Huggers

    A pair of industrial designers mines their prospective audience to drum up funding for a simple yet genius kitchen product.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.09.13

  19. Trend Alert: Geometric Design
    We Recommend

    Trend Alert: Geometric Design

    From architecture to furniture and products we are seeing geometric designs take off everywhere. The clean lines of simple geometric shapes are a perfect fit for the modern design aesthetic. Take a...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    01.14.14

  20. Green Siding
    Product Reviews

    Green Siding

    Dear Dwell: I've already found a company that will recycle my old vinyl siding. Now I'm looking for a fresh, sustainable alternative. Any suggestions? —Roger Knight, Hillside, Illinois

    01.26.09

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