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  1. Vitsœ Brings Back Dieter Rams 620 Chair Program
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    Vitsœ Brings Back Dieter Rams 620 Chair Program

    On the 50th anniversary of Dieter Rams's 620 modular seating, Vitsoe has introduced a re-engineered version of the modern classic.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.09.13

  2. A Sustainably Built Weekend Home
    Houses We Love

    A Sustainably Built Weekend Home

    Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    12.18.13

  3. Outdoor Lounging: 9 Patio Furniture Designs We Love
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    Outdoor Lounging: 9 Patio Furniture Designs We Love

    The perfect time for outdoor barbecues and enjoying the heat from the patio is near, so why not surround yourself with the most comfortable and colorful furniture? Here are some of our favorite...

    written by: Claire Andreas
    07.23.13

  4. Vera & Kyte
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    Vera & Kyte

    Vera Kleppe and Åshild Kyte are the talents behind the up-and-coming Norwegian design studio Vera & Kyte. The Bergen-based duo credit their mixed aesthetic influences and curiosity about...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    04.03.14

  5. Designer Spotlight: Vera & Kyte
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    Designer Spotlight: Vera & Kyte

    Two young Norwegian designers combine Scandinavian tradition with postmodern playfulness.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.12.14

  6. Key Trends from 2013 London Design Festival
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    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

  7. Japanese-Inspired Landscape Design in Berkeley
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    Japanese-Inspired Landscape Design in Berkeley

    For her largest commission to date, a young San Francisco architect channels Tadao Ando to create an outdoor room for a couple in the Berkeley Hills.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    03.05.14

  8. 10 Stunning Skylights
    Rooms We Love

    10 Stunning Skylights

    Skylights come in all shapes and sizes, but their practicality is universal. These rooms feature a variety of overhead cut-outs that admit an abundance of natural light.

    08.12.14

  9. Easy Urban Gardening with Bosske Planters
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    Easy Urban Gardening with Bosske Planters

    New Zealand–based Bosske derives its name from “bosky,” an old English word meaning “small forest.” Expanding on this concept, Bosske creates gardening products for...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.08.14

  10. 8 Surprising Massimo Vignelli Designs
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    8 Surprising Massimo Vignelli Designs

    Industrial and graphic designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli are giants in their field. (You may know them for any number of instantly recognizable design objects, from the New York City transit...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.02.13

  11. Reimagined Mobile Dwellings
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    Reimagined Mobile Dwellings

    Ever thought about packing your home on truck trailer? Four architects reimagined the mobile dwelling for an exhibition at Omaha's Kaneko museum. The results, all prefab and all totally...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.13.14

  12. Painting Your Walls? This App Will Help
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    Painting Your Walls? This App Will Help

    The camera in a tablet or phone is powerful enough to render high-resolution images of interior space, and this app uses that capability to pick wall colors. Starting with a photo of the room,...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.29.14

  13. Wooden Furniture Handcrafted in Minnesota
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    Wooden Furniture Handcrafted in Minnesota

    Matt Eastvold founded Eastvold Furniture 11 years ago, but the Minnesota native says he'd been doing woodworking as a hobby long before that. The furniture maker designs and creates heirloom...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.14.14

  14. Dyson Wireless Handheld Vacuum for Small Jobs
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    Dyson Wireless Handheld Vacuum for Small Jobs

    James Dyson made his name making high-end, beautifully structured, and functionally impressive vacuum cleaners. An offshoot from the typical canister and upright vacuums Dyson makes is its wireless...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.28.14

  15. LEGO Blocks Made from Chocolate
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    LEGO Blocks Made from Chocolate

    File under fantasy materials: LEGO-like blocks made from chocolate. In a Willy Wonka-esque move, designer Akihiro Mizuuchi has created a comestible that can be used to construct edible models....

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.15.14

  16. A Neoclassical Gallery Home in Belgium
    House Tours

    A Neoclassical Gallery Home in Belgium

    In this Brussels mansion, nothing has a price tag, but almost everything is for sale. Here, two design experts curate their fantasy house.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Chris Tubbs
    05.13.13

  17. Sculptural Pendant Lights from Moooi
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    Sculptural Pendant Lights from Moooi

    Dutch company Moooi was founded in 2001 by Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers. The name derives from “mooi,” the Dutch word for beautiful, and the company maintains that the extra &lsquo...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.15.14

  18. Smart Toothbrush Tracks Your Brushing Habits
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    Smart Toothbrush Tracks Your Brushing Habits

    For the people who use them regularly, fitness trackers give feedback that can be the difference between staying on the couch and getting up and going for a walk. It seems logical that the same...

    written by: Alexander George
    08.14.14

  19. The Director's House: Cranbrook
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    The Director's House: Cranbrook

    After fifteen years of disuse, a Saarinen-designed house on the Cranbrook campus has been renovated and updated by the school's Director, Reed Kroloff, and interior designer Lynda Charfoos.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.18.11

  20. Modern Landscape Designer Breaks New Ground
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    Modern Landscape Designer Breaks New Ground

    With a wild approach, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick pushes the boundaries of landscaping.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Cait Oppermann
    03.05.14

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