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  1. Modern Cutlery
    Product Reviews

    Modern Cutlery

    The meal itself may be the main event, but your tender victuals aren't much of an attraction without a means to make their way from plate to mouth. Utensils that sit in your hand just so will turn...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.30.11

  2. Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape
    Houses We Love

    Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape

    In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.

    written by: Justin Ellis
    photos by: Trent Bell
    07.15.14

  3. 13 Modern Salt and Pepper Shakers
    Product Reviews

    13 Modern Salt and Pepper Shakers

    Dear Dwell: I've been looking for modern salt-and-pepper shakers, but all I've found are tchotchkes and diner-style pillars. What do you recommend? —Cheryl LeGasse, San Francisco, Calif...

    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    01.25.09

  4. 5 Modern Mailboxes
    Product Reviews

    5 Modern Mailboxes

    Dear Dwell, I've searched all over for an interesting mailbox—something other than a large-mouthed bass with a fin for a flag. Are there any modern mailboxes out there?

    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    01.26.09

  5. 7 Space-Saving Products
    Product Reviews

    7 Space-Saving Products

    In our September issue, Dwell editors round up the best multifunctional, compact furniture for small spaces. Here's a look at eight more products that will give you more room and more peace of mind.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.17.14

  6. How Green Construction is Significantly Cutting Emissions
    Green

    How Green Construction is Significantly Cutting Emissions

    Edward Mazria of Architecture 2030 talks to Dwell about the success (and upcoming explosion) of green construction.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.10.14

  7. Modern Home Joins a Storied Site on the Pacific Ocean
    House Tours

    Modern Home Joins a Storied Site on the Pacific Ocean

    A new home at Sea Ranch, a half-century-old enclave of rugged modernist houses on the Northern California coast, captures the spirit of its surroundings.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    07.08.14

  8. Essential Gadgets for the Modern Living Room
    Product Reviews

    Essential Gadgets for the Modern Living Room

    Don’t overthink the process of creating ambiance in your living space: Today’s gadgets make kicking back a breeze.

    written by: Alexander George
    07.08.14

  9. Products and Furniture at Dwell on Design
    Product

    Products and Furniture at Dwell on Design

    Onstage and on the show floor at Dwell on Design, held in Los Angeles June 20-22, talented designers will display and discuss their latest furniture and product offerings. Upstart designers will...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    05.27.14

  10. The Design Community that Defines New York City
    We Recommend

    The Design Community that Defines New York City

    A biennial at New York's MAD Museum, open through October 12, 2014, explores the rich design community of New York City—a group whose creations set the tone of the ever-shifting city. "It’s...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.24.14

  11. Milan 2009: Sofas

    Milan 2009: Sofas

    Earlier this year, Dwell editors traveled to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan and came back with their lists and pics of the best new designs from around the world. Here are their...

    08.15.09

  12. Bold Color, Small Space

    Bold Color, Small Space

    From private residences to commercial spaces, there are myriad ways to harness the power of the palette.  In this video series, Dwell delves into creative ways in which color can play an...

    09.22.09

  13. Things To Make and Do

    Things To Make and Do

    Assistant Editor Jordan Kushins: I’d love to make more time to make more things in the new year, and could definitely use a nudge or two in the right direction. DIY inspiration really is...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.09.09

  14. Etsy Picks

    Etsy Picks

    Managing Editor Michele Posner: I get to see a lot of places, pads, and products while reviewing and planning the pages of the magazine. Most people here know that I also love to knit and cook...

    written by: Michele Posner
    12.15.09

  15. Mid-Century Furniture for Kids

    Mid-Century Furniture for Kids

    Twee Womb chairs and tiny Tulip tables are not a recent fad invented by design blogs and enterprising modern furniture manufacturers—kid-size replicas of iconic pieces have always been de...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    01.22.10

  16. Room & Board Finds

    Room & Board Finds

    Last week I took a little bus trip down to San Francisco's Design District to have a peek at what's new, and fairly new, from mod furniture purveyor Room & Board. I met up with Joe Darling who...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.09.10

  17. Desk Set

    Desk Set

    In this slideshow we return to a simpler time, when a modern desk could remain unencumbered by snarls of cords, food-flecked keyboards or errant mouse pads. From pieces by Nakashima to Breuer, we...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.22.10

  18. The Best of Northern Light Fair 2010

    The Best of Northern Light Fair 2010

    The Northern Light Fair is held every year in conjunction with the Stockholm Furniture Fair. This year approximately 100 exhibitors demonstrating the latest in home lighting, LEDs, halogen lamps,...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    02.24.10

  19. South Africa: Design Indaba 2010

    South Africa: Design Indaba 2010

    The annual Design Indaba Expo, held last weekend in Cape Town, South Africa, focuses solely on domestic talents. Some of these designs are available in American outlets like Anthropologie,...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.01.10

  20. Affordable Pop Art

    Affordable Pop Art

    One thing I am always asked about is where to find original art. Some of the earliest memories I have involve lining my bedroom walls with band posters, and I still carry that impulse with me when...

    03.03.10

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