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  1. Made in America: 7 Products from the West Coast
    Product Reviews

    Made in America: 7 Products from the West Coast

    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
    06.27.13

  2. Salt 'n Pepa Got It Goin' On
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    Salt 'n Pepa Got It Goin' On

    The first thing a good chef will tell you is to season, season, season. If we're going to season, why not look good doing it? We've put together a list of our current favorite products for shaking,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    03.19.13

  3. Dwell on Design 2013: Outdoor
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design 2013: Outdoor

    Dwell Outdoor is center stage at this year’s Dwell on Design, with full-scale prefab structures creating a neighborhood feel. All of the buildings bring their own flavor to the prefab methodology,...

    written by: Kristen W. Terry
    06.21.13

  4. 8 Sleek Fireplaces
    House Tours

    8 Sleek Fireplaces

    As summer cools off and fall gears up, take a look at a few examples of sleek, minimalist fireplaces in Dwell-approved modern homes.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.16.13

  5. Modern Lifestyle at Dwell on Design 2012
    Dwell on Design

    Modern Lifestyle at Dwell on Design 2012

    Each year, one of the most popular parts of the Dwell on Design show floor is the Modern Lifestyle zone. New furniture, the great Remodelista Market, an array of modern playhouses thrumming with...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.24.12

  6. 10 Modern Wood-Burning Stoves
    We Recommend

    10 Modern Wood-Burning Stoves

    Wood-burning stoves aren't just for rustic cabins in the woods anymore, the timeless and energy-efficient heating system has worked it's way into the modern home. There have been many advances in...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.19.13

  7. Judge These Books by Their Covers: Graphic Designer David Pearson
    Books

    Judge These Books by Their Covers: Graphic Designer David Pearson

    A gallery show spotlights the acclaimed bookwork by British graphic artist David Pearson.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.30.14

  8. All the Home's a Stage
    Design 101

    All the Home's a Stage

    Whether you’re selling a hillside Neutra or a modest carpeted condo, home staging has become the norm in today’s uber-competitive real estate market.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    01.27.09

  9. Kids' Rooms We Love
    House Tours

    Kids' Rooms We Love

    Kids' rooms often tread transitionary territory when it comes to modern design. What might be good for a five-month-old may not work well to when he or she is five years old. The residents of these...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.18.12

  10. 5 Fancy Storage Furniture Solutions
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    5 Fancy Storage Furniture Solutions

    You know the stuff, the stuff that is necessary but not so pretty. Here are five fancy storage suggestions to hide your not-so-fancy stuff.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    05.22.13

  11. The Seekers
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    The Seekers

    Thanks to the Vintage Bazaar, a pop-up market started by locals Katherine Raz and Libby Alexander, the Windy City is brimming with prime design finds.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.13.11

  12. Key Trends from 2013 London Design Festival
    Travel Reports

    Key Trends from 2013 London Design Festival

    The annual London Design Festival attracts both emerging and established creatives, who gather each fall to present their latest creations. Here, we pull together the key shapes, themes and...

    written by: Ali Morris
    10.07.13

  13. 6 Sublimely Serene Outdoor Spaces
    Outdoor

    6 Sublimely Serene Outdoor Spaces

    The call of the wild is impossible to resist in these six patios, backyards, and gardens that offer a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.26.14

  14. 10 Modern American Products from the Dwell Store
    Product

    10 Modern American Products from the Dwell Store

    In celebration of the 4th of July—and our current Dwell issue, Modern Across America—the Dwell Store has assembled a collection of products made by American designers and brands. From outdoor...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    07.02.14

  15. Preview: Cleantech Corridor Competition
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Cleantech Corridor Competition

    Imagine a massive green community running through the heart of Los Angeles where research labs and small businesses exist side-by-side with design-focused companies manufacturing everything from...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.07.10

  16. 5 Modern Ways to Bathe Outdoors
    We Recommend

    5 Modern Ways to Bathe Outdoors

    Dwell loves a good outdoor shower or al fresco tub. Here, five of our favorite ways to bathe outdoors, from Wisconsin to Japan.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.30.13

  17. Illuminated Texts
    Rewind

    Illuminated Texts

    Personally wired by Thomas Edison, J. Pierpont Morgan’s home was the first electrified residence in New York. A recent LED retrofit delivers the library into a new age.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    03.10.12

  18. David Stone Martin's Mid-Century Jazz Prints
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    David Stone Martin's Mid-Century Jazz Prints

    Few art forms felt as thoroughly modern at mid-century as jazz. And the graphics that accompanied and adorned those classic albums were often just as experimental and exuberant. Illustrator David...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.11.13

  19. The Postmodern Movement
    Design 101

    The Postmodern Movement

    Manifesto: Robert Venturi, “Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture” (1966)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  20. Pinterest Board of the Day: Typography
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    Pinterest Board of the Day: Typography

    The Dwell team shares all manner of design discoveries daily on Pinterest. Enjoy this look at typography we find interesting, novel, or simply beautiful (typeface nerds, be sure to follow our...

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.07.13

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