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  1. Trend Alert: Geometric Design
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    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

  2. 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

  3. 8 Creative Bedside Tables
    Design 101

    8 Creative Bedside Tables

    Reimagined, repurposed, and recycled, the following 8 cool solutions for your bedside should get you thinking beyond boring tables.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.01.14

  4. Dwell Store Spotlight: Soma Water
    Product Reviews

    Dwell Store Spotlight: Soma Water

    A bestseller at the Dwell Store, Soma is an innovative product that we love because it reaches beyond other purifying systems in the marketplace. Comprised of a sleek hourglass-shaped glass carafe...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    03.10.14

  5. Let's Get Small
    Design 101

    Let's Get Small

    A five-step program for those suffering from too much stuff and not enough space.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    11.17.12

  6. Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY
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    Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY

    Our world is becoming more and more urban. Today, as Dwell contributor Mark Lamster reported for our June 2010 Megacities issue, more than 75 cities boast populations of more than 5 million. While...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.21.10

  7. 5 Modern Interiors in Upstate New York
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    5 Modern Interiors in Upstate New York

    We often feature the space-saving apartments of Brooklyn and Manhattan here at Dwell, but there is modern design to be found all over the state of New York.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.25.13

  8. Geenen + Hoon at Aram Gallery
    Travel Reports

    Geenen + Hoon at Aram Gallery

    Curated by Héloise Park at the Aram Gallery, the Geenen & Hoon exhibition brings together two young furniture makers who approach design through structure—but from opposite ends of...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    09.26.11

  9. Recent Dwell Snapshots on Instagram
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    Recent Dwell Snapshots on Instagram

    Follow Dwell on Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look at photo shoots, sneak peeks of upcoming issues, and a glimpse of our travels around the globe. Here we share five recent snapshots. Read the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.11.13

  10. Nicely Noted Stationery Service
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    Nicely Noted Stationery Service

    We've penned paeans to letterpressed cards and hand-written notes before—just check out this indie stationery store in Chicago we featured—but the new service Nicely Noted out of Austin, Texas has...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.11.13

  11. Jonathan Adler
    Interviews

    Jonathan Adler

    Seventeen years ago, Jonathan Adler wasn’t a brand, he was a one-man full-time pottery production operation—“making, glazing, firing, packing, and shipping every single piece I...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.17.11

  12. 3D Printed Lighting by Exnovo
    A Great Idea

    3D Printed Lighting by Exnovo

    At Maison & Objet, Italian company exnovo debuted six new lines of 3D-printed lighting designs created by an additive process called laser sintering.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.30.14

  13. Solid Table from Normann Copenhagen
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    Solid Table from Normann Copenhagen

    Back in 2012, we reported on a marble-and-elm table by Norwegian designer Lars Beller Fjetland. At the time, he was just finishing up school at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts and exhibited...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.15.13

  14. Tips and Tricks for Bringing Color Into the Kitchen
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    Tips and Tricks for Bringing Color Into the Kitchen

    Whether a bold accent wall or a strip of red-hued plexiglass, a strategic infusion of color makes a kitchen pop. Here, five inspiring tips and tricks from some of Dwell's favorite kitchens.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.15.13

  15. A Lakeside Prefab in New Jersey
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    A Lakeside Prefab in New Jersey

    A New Zealand expat and her son use their prefabricated lakeside New Jersey retreat as an outdoorsy counterpoint to city life.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    12.20.12

  16. Design Made from Recycled Books
    A Great Idea

    Design Made from Recycled Books

    On Saturday June 29, 2013, designer Brian Gennett will show his work at Chung King Studio in Los Angeles for Chinatown Design Night. "I am a designer of interiors and objects, based in Los Angeles,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.27.13

  17. Swedish Designer Focus: Monica Förster
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    Swedish Designer Focus: Monica Förster

    Monica Förster takes a hands-on approach to furniture design. In her Stockholm studio, she whips up a flurry of tiny paper models—”3-D sketches”—that rival their full...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Felix Odell
    04.06.11

  18. Furniture Finds at ICFF
    Product Reviews

    Furniture Finds at ICFF

    A few of our editors were in New York this week for the 2009 International Contemporary Furniture Fair—here are a couple pieces that turned their heads. Stay tuned for updates!

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.06.13

  19. Text Appeal
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    Text Appeal

    Will Robison and Jacob Krupnick believe that transforming basic transactions into “retail experiments” will change the rapport we have with what we buy. Subports launched in late 2009...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Anna Wolf
    11.24.10

  20. Roaming through Renegade
    Travel Reports

    Roaming through Renegade

    This past Sunday, I hopped aboard the 43 to check out the Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason. I come from a familly that sews, builds, crochets, embroiders, prints, and throws (as in pottery), but I...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    07.12.11

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