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  1. An Introduction to Modern Textiles
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Modern Textiles

    If the design world feels like an endless parade of products, then the gnashing maws of industrial production assuredly underpin it all. Take a look at how leading manufacturers make what they make...

    written by: Akiko Bush
    04.27.10

  2. 10 Tips for Creating a Well-Designed Bathroom
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    10 Tips for Creating a Well-Designed Bathroom

    Dwell-approved tips for designing a modern, functional, and harmonious home bathroom.

    written by: Alene Workman
    08.28.13

  3. Tiny Furniture: Diminutive Home Picks
    Product Reviews

    Tiny Furniture: Diminutive Home Picks

    Following suit with our November issue, Small Spaces Big Ideas, take a look at these helpful space-saving pieces.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.15.14

  4. Coffee Talk
    Design 101

    Coffee Talk

    I love coffee. It’s coffee shops I have a problem with. Whenever someone suggests we “grab coffee and catch up,” I instinctively shudder and suggest instead a nice cocktail or...

    written by: Heather Bradley
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.28.09

  5. Cut a Rug
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    Cut a Rug

    "That rug really tied the room together," says Walter Sobchak in the Big Lebowski. We here at Dwell have interviewed our fair share of designers over the years and many advise that rugs are the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.01.13

  6. At Home with Textile Designer Orla Kiely
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    At Home with Textile Designer Orla Kiely

    Textile designer Orla Kiely’s renovated London Terrace House is punctuated by her distinctive palette and motifs.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Chris Tubbs
    07.29.13

  7. Brook Farm General Store
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    Brook Farm General Store

    If you've been longing for the timeless kitchen and home goods stocked on the shelves of Labour and Wait in East London but aren't in the UK (and thus can't have them shipped to you), Brook Farm...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.19.10

  8. 8 New Candelabras to Light Up Your Table
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    8 New Candelabras to Light Up Your Table

    Designers are jumping on board to offer modern takes on the classic piece of lighting, the candelabra.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.23.13

  9. A Furniture Collector's Renovated Flat in Paris
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    A Furniture Collector's Renovated Flat in Paris

    Jean-Christophe Aumas’ multihued Paris apartment houses both the highly sought artistic director and the stunning assemblage of furniture he’s brought back from his travels.

    written by: Ian Phillips
    05.30.13

  10. Luxury: Evaluating Values
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    Luxury: Evaluating Values

    Luxury, a term that once conjured images from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, is now just as often used to aggrandize personal organizers, iPod cases, and websites. So we turned to Augustin...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.09

  11. From the Floor: Asia Now Exhibition
    Dwell on Design

    From the Floor: Asia Now Exhibition

    Last year at Dwell on Design our pals at Italian website designboom curated the wonderful show Kitchen Ecology. This year they’re back with a passel of new domestic products from all over...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.26.10

  12. From the Show Floor: Sleek Identity
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Sleek Identity

    One of the advantages of online shopping is being able to sift through thousands upon thousands of designs and products. On the flipside, however, you lose the opportunity of experiencing said...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.26.10

  13. Made in America: 8 Great Products from the South
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    Made in America: 8 Great Products from the South

    In the following pages, we toast American ingenuity by highlighting furniture and accessories designed and fabricated across four regions of the continental United States. Check out products from...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.25.13

  14. LG and SHFT's Evening of Design
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    LG and SHFT's Evening of Design

    On Wednesday night the Museum of Arts and Design hosted a discussion on the cross section of home design and sustainability with a cast of characters including SHFT.com co-founders, actor...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    11.15.12

  15. 10 Cozy Modern Living Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    10 Cozy Modern Living Rooms

    A renovated concrete abode in Belgium, Jonathan Adler's quirky Shelter Island beachside retreat, and a British farmhouse are just a few projects in our collection of living rooms that showcase the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.03.14

  16. Decor Details
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    Decor Details

    As any good interior designer will tell you, it's all in the details, so we've pulled together a few of our favorite decorative objects to add that last little touch to your home.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    04.17.13

  17. The Architectural Insider
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    The Architectural Insider

    The old joke “Enough about me, let’s talk about you. What do you think about me?” isn’t a joke to architects, it’s part of their profession. Dwell asked one design...

    written by: Donlyn Lyndon
    05.27.09

  18. Transparency from Perkins+Will
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    Transparency from Perkins+Will

    Transparency is a new website from the architecture firm Perkins+Will that launches on November 17th. The site looks to be an exciting new home for information about toxins, asthma triggers, and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.17.11

  19. Step by Step
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    Step by Step

    From floating staircases to unique walkways, these homes know how to keep you on your toes. Take a look at how these seven homes are maximizing space by thoughtfully incorporating smart staircase...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.15.13

  20. The Modern Baby: Part Two
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    The Modern Baby: Part Two

    For even more nifty nursery ideas, we checked in with the owner of online children's emporium fawn&forest and modern parent, Summer Robertson. Fawn&forest was founded two years after the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.31.12

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