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  1. Dutch Duo Crafts Contemporary, Efficient Office Furniture
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    Dutch Duo Crafts Contemporary, Efficient Office Furniture

    Dutch designers Makkink & Bey prove that flexible furnishings can increase efficiency in the modern workplace.

    written by: Jane Szita
    07.11.14

  2. Maison&Objet 2014 Part Two
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    Maison&Objet 2014 Part Two

    Last week, Dwell editors surveyed the scene at the annual design and interiors trade show, Maison&Objet in Paris. From Normann Copenhagen's brightly hued wall pockets to Sebastian Herkner's...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.06.14

  3. 3 Collections of Modern Barware
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    3 Collections of Modern Barware

    The main course of a meal might receive the oohs and aahs, but as any host or hostess will attest, it’s the beverages that fuel a party and get the conversation going. This selection of...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Spencer Higgins
    08.19.12

  4. 5 Puerto Rican Designers to Know
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    5 Puerto Rican Designers to Know

    These up-and-coming designers draw inspiration from their Caribbean heritage to create bold, colorful, and thoughtful objects for the contemporary home. Visit Design in Puerto Rico for more...

    07.21.14

  5. 5 Bags We Love from BAGGU
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    5 Bags We Love from BAGGU

    When Emily Sugihara and her mom, Joan Sugihara were tired of the lack of reusable totes on the market, they launched BAGGU, producing the signature foldable nylon tote in a variety of colors. Since...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    07.18.14

  6. 10 Modern Candelabra Designs
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    10 Modern Candelabra Designs

    Multiply the heroic candlestick by three, four, six, or ten. Add in some heavy-duty materials (iron, solid brass) and voilà: You’ve got hefty, scene-stealing candelabra for the modern age.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.23.13

  7. Contain Clutter with These Modern Wall Hooks
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    Contain Clutter with These Modern Wall Hooks

    Picture your garment-strewn home, with coats tossed over the sofa’s arm, scarves slung over side chairs, and handbags hidden who-knows-where. Consider the aesthetic anguish and the daily...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    03.03.11

  8. Modern Cutlery
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    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

  9. Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape
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    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

  10. 13 Modern Salt and Pepper Shakers
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    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

  11. 7 Space-Saving Products
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    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

  12. How Green Construction is Significantly Cutting Emissions
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    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

  13. Modern Home Joins a Storied Site on the Pacific Ocean
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    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

  14. Essential Gadgets for the Modern Living Room
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    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

  15. Products and Furniture at Dwell on Design
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    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

  16. The Design Community that Defines New York City
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    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

  17. Dan Formosa of Smart Design
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    Dan Formosa of Smart Design

    Dwell on Design speaker Dan Formosa is accustomed to swimming against the current. When he co-founded the consulting firm Smart Design nearly 35 years ago, design was typically an afterthought, and...

    06.21.13

  18. Streamline Your Home Office with These Products
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    Streamline Your Home Office with These Products

    Now that handheld screens have replaced messy stacks of paper, the new home office can be a minimalist cocoon of productivity and inspiration.

    written by: Alexander George
    07.10.14

  19. Elegant Milan Home of Designer Gae Aulenti
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    Elegant Milan Home of Designer Gae Aulenti

    Designer-architect Gae Aulenti lived in Milan until her death in 2012 at age 84. Photographer Leslie Williamson got an exclusive peek at Aulenti’s furniture-stuffed flat for her new book, Modern...

    written by: Leslie Williamson
    06.10.14

  20. Complete Modern Renovation of Midcentury Home in Washington
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    Complete Modern Renovation of Midcentury Home in Washington

    Plagued by remodeling pitfalls, two tenacious homeowners reinvent a soggy midcentury home outside Seattle as a modern masterpiece.

    photos by: Kyle Johnson
    06.30.14

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