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  1. Accessories from Schoolhouse Electric
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    Accessories from Schoolhouse Electric

    I have always associated the Portland-based company Schoolhouse Electric solely with classic, vintage-inspired lighting, and only recently discovered that they sell much more than that in their...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.10.12

  2. Love Earth: Eco Ideas and Designs
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    Love Earth: Eco Ideas and Designs

    Victionary's new book, Love Earth, is an ode to green design—the cover is even made from the recycled scraps from the bookmaking process. Inside its cover, the volume starts with a mini-book...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.03.11

  3. 14 Creative Solutions for Book Display and Storage
    A Great Idea

    14 Creative Solutions for Book Display and Storage

    We've all had that moment, when we either need to purge our books, box them up and stick them in storage, or do something about creating more space for them. To follow, clever fixes—some familiar,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.14.13

  4. British Brand Mulberry Opens S.F. Outpost
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    British Brand Mulberry Opens S.F. Outpost

    British clothing company Mulberry opened their first West Coast boutique in San Francisco this past week.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.30.12

  5. Q&A with Johanna Lowe of Martyn George
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    Q&A with Johanna Lowe of Martyn George

    London native Johanna Lowe came into food and prop styling after finishing up a career as a photographer. “I was working for Sur la Table as a prop stylist and for lack of budget, they asked me if...

    written by: Jessica Herman
    06.03.13

  6. A Color-Drenched Brooklyn Brownstone
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    A Color-Drenched Brooklyn Brownstone

    Portland-based studio Jessica Helgerson Interior Design rehauled a Brooklyn brownstone with furnishings and finishes in bold colors and tactile materials. Dwell checks in with lead designer Chelsie...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Andrew Cammarano
    10.31.13

  7. New Exhibition: The Brits Who Built the Modern World
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    New Exhibition: The Brits Who Built the Modern World

    On February 13, 2014, the Royal Institute of British Architects inaugurated a new gallery in its central London headquarters with “The Brits Who Built the Modern World.” Drawing on a deep inventory...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.19.14

  8. Michelle Lord
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    Michelle Lord

    Michelle Lord is a visual artist based in Birmingham, England. For the UK’s Architecture Week 2007, she produced an ambitious architectural model based on Jorge Luis Borges’s story ...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    01.07.10

  9. Dostoyevsky, Meet Mendelsund
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    Dostoyevsky, Meet Mendelsund

    I recently picked up a copy of Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's wonderful translation of War and Peace. I liked it so much—not nearly finished with those 1200 pages yet...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.03.11

  10. Room to Shelf
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    Room to Shelf

    Whether or not space is an issue in your home, it's always a good idea to get organized with smart shelving units. We've rounded up a handful of creative shelving and storage ideas to effortlessly...

    written by: Jami Smith
    04.03.13

  11. Passive Houses Across America
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    Passive Houses Across America

    A new book on passive houses by designer Julie Torres Moskovitz highlights the super-green homes of our sustainable present (and future).

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.19.13

  12. Going Coastal
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    Going Coastal

    It’s impossible to ignore nature in Big Sur.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Robert Canfield
    02.01.09

  13. Dashboard Confessional
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    Dashboard Confessional

    A major obstacle to reducing our energy consumption continues to be our general unawareness of just how much we are using. Most people have no idea exactly how much a shorter shower or a lowered...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.01.08

  14. City Modern Home Tours: Manhattan
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    City Modern Home Tours: Manhattan

    The weeklong City Modern festival concluded with a bang over the weekend with the Manhattan Home Tours. The five destinations on the Saturday afternoon tour spanned from Chelsea to Union...

    written by: Emily Nonko
    10.08.12

  15. Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"
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    Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"

    When Australian designer Henry Wilson moved to the Netherlands to study for a Masters Degree at the Design Academy Eindhoven, he says he experienced a "philosophical shift away from the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.30.11

  16. Small Space Furniture Focus: Wire Framed
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    Small Space Furniture Focus: Wire Framed

    Negative space is a positive in our book: Incorporate thinly outlined furniture pieces into your small space and cut the visual clutter.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.01.13

  17. Stilted Living
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    Stilted Living

    Our September Japan Style issue celebrates design influenced or inpired by Japanese culture. In conjunction with the issue, guest writer Cathelijne Nuijsink will be covering residential projects by...

    photos by: Go Hasegawa
    08.14.11

  18. Musical Chairs
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    Musical Chairs

    These five modern table settings prove that mixed and matched seating arrangements have more fun.

    written by: Jami Smith
    04.18.13

  19. Design Shop We Love: The Future Perfect in SF
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    Design Shop We Love: The Future Perfect in SF

    We recently had the chance to visit Williamsburg design shop, The Future Perfect's, newest west coast outpost in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco (check out our first report here!)...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Eujin Rhee
    04.26.13

  20. Striking a Cord
    Finishing Touch

    Striking a Cord

    British artist Maisie Broadhead elevates the nuisance of an unsightly lamp cord to over-the-mantel art with this clever bit of DIY design.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.21.12

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