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  1. Trend Watch: Tint Meets Timber

    Trend Watch: Tint Meets Timber

    Craftspeople will never deny the simple beauty of milled wood, but we've noticed a spate of vivid hues popping up against these natural grains.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.17.11

  2. Rough Trade

    Rough Trade

    Superslick finishes have lost their sheen. What’s intriguing now is design that’s a little rough around the edges.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.09.11

  3. Made by the Shade

    Made by the Shade

    Lightbulbs are getting smaller, but a spate of new designs show that shades don’t have to follow suit. We welcome the weight of these bold new fixtures that won’t disappear into the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.09.11

  4. Second Life

    Second Life

    Recycled materials from cardboard boxes to warship teak make sourcing an adventure—and the resulting products singular creations.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.08.11

  5. Inspired Design

    Inspired Design

    The memory of designer Tobias Wong lived on at "Brokenoff Brokenoff," an exhibition hosted at Manhattan’s Gallery R’Pure. The show was composed of pieces interpreted by his...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.06.11

  6. 7 London Products We Love

    7 London Products We Love

    The London Design Festival kicked off Saturday, and we, like the rest of the design world, is waiting with bated breath to see who shows up and what comes out of this year's events. Our own Dwell...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.20.11

  7. Dreams of Eames

    Dreams of Eames

    Every April, the design world trots off to Milan to show its new wares, but traipsing through the massive show, we couldn't shake a certain sense of déjà vu....

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.31.11

  8. On and On

    On and On

    In this age of iCal, a perpetual desktop or wall calendar makes timekeeping an appealingly tactile pleasure. Just don’t forget to make the manual adjustments!

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.02.11

  9. 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

  10. Well Tooled

    Well Tooled

    Though we couldn't see all 280-some events at the ninth-annual London Design Festival this September, a very hardworking furniture trend did catch our eye.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.09.11

  11. Scandinavian Designed

    Scandinavian Designed

    Having just returned from a trip to Copenhagen, I have Scandinavian design on the brain. Though the region arguably experienced its golden era in the mid-20th century, with the work of icons like...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.12.11

  12. Giftable Gadgets (and more)

    Giftable Gadgets (and more)

    I have a deep seated love for my iPhone, my iPad, and my iPod. The items I chose for Dwell's Holiday Gift Guide represent some of my favorite finds this year. Most of the items on my list are...

    written by: Brian Karo
    12.19.11

  13. DIY Holiday Gifts

    DIY Holiday Gifts

    Handcrafted gifts carry a certain charm with them and often prove to be the less-expensive and more personalized gift alternative. With endless do-it-yourself projects out there, you can rest...

    written by: Tammy Vinson
    12.21.11

  14. Winter Warmers

    Winter Warmers

    Baby, it's cold outside. We recommend slipping into something comfortable and spending time with these accessories designed to keep you cozy.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    01.09.12

  15. Light Flight

    Light Flight

    Domestic lighting is having a sculptural moment with designers eschewing accented shapes and materials in favor of surprising silhouettes. Put aside your task lamps, Edison bulbs, and cloth...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.04.12

  16. Hide & Seek

    Hide & Seek

    Even the sleekist modernist accumulates stuff in need of a hiding spot, and the hold-all furniture we spotted on recent travels to the Stockholm and Paris design fairs prove that it’s not a...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.13.12

  17. On Deck

    On Deck

    Lounge long and prosper in this selection of modish outdoor chairs that are as welcome on the patio as spring itself.

    written by: William Bostwick
    05.01.12

  18. Graphic Carpet Ride

    Graphic Carpet Ride

    Like typography savants, textile cognoscenti occupy a healthy chunk of the modernist population—as they should, since woven accessories are essential for warming up a stark, streamlined...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.12

  19. Ready, Set, Go

    Ready, Set, Go

    Forks need to be heavy, said hip-hop mogul Jay-Z while planning the VIP booths for Brooklyn's Barclays Center, opening this month. We concur—the modern tabletop is all about the tactile details.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.09.12

  20. The Little Gadget that Could

    The Little Gadget that Could

     A seated 12-course dinner may still exist in some corner of the universe, but our favorite kind of to-do is the one that keeps a host out of the kitchen. These gadgets take the work out of...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.16.12

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