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  1. 10 Things to See at the London Design Festival 2014
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    10 Things to See at the London Design Festival 2014

    Our picks for the must-see showcases, installations, and more at one of the fall's blockbuster design fairs.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.12.14

  2. Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
    Green

    Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks

    Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.15.14

  3. Shop the Look: Perforated Furniture
    Product

    Shop the Look: Perforated Furniture

    Embrace negative space with these seven furniture and lighting picks that pack a punch (out). And for more perforated metal, see our roundup of cut-out architecture.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.12.14

  4. Restrained Color Palette and Rich Textures in Copenhagen Furniture Showroom
    Rooms We Love

    Restrained Color Palette and Rich Textures in Copenhagen Furniture Showroom

    The incredibly well-curated Copenhagen furniture showroom The Apartment opens an exhibition detailing the work of Ilse Crawford.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.16.14

  5. Striking Lamps by New York Lighting Designers
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    Striking Lamps by New York Lighting Designers

    The "Let There Be" lighting exhibition opens at the Worrell Smith Gallery in Westport, Connecticut, on October 3.

    written by: William Lamb
    09.16.14

  6. Frank Lloyd Wright's Endangered Spring House
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    Frank Lloyd Wright's Endangered Spring House

    Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring House in Tallahassee, Florida, was commissioned by George and Clifton Lewis, who sought a comfortable house for their large family that fit within their modest budget....

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.17.14

  7. Dutch Designers Master Color and Texture
    In The Modern World

    Dutch Designers Master Color and Texture

    The reigning couple of colorful design complement their pastel-meets-neon palette with a new take on texture.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.17.14

  8. 7 Lust-Worthy Living Rooms
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    7 Lust-Worthy Living Rooms

    Ahhh the living room, or should we say the everything room. It's your respite from the world, the place you kick your shoes off and curl up on the couch after a long day, sometimes dinging room,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.13.13

  9. CMG Landscape Architecture
    Dwell on Design

    CMG Landscape Architecture

    CMG Landscape Architecture is one of the coolest firms working in San Francisco today. Granted, I may be a little bit biased (full disclosure, my fiance works there), but they really are scooping...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.08.11

  10. Streamlined Designs by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio
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    Streamlined Designs by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio

    Seattle–based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio is comprised of husband and wife designers Jean Lee and Dylan Davis. The two met while studying Industrial Design at the University of Washington...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    09.18.14

  11. Vintage Chair Posters Combine Pop Art and Danish Design
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    Vintage Chair Posters Combine Pop Art and Danish Design

    A trip to the Carl Hansen & Søn showroom in Copenhagen yields a surprising find: a vintage postage series depicting Danish modern chairs in all their fashion-friendly glory.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.18.14

  12. Moments with Winka
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    Moments with Winka

    Award-winning designer Winka Dubbeldam is the principal of leading design firm Archi-Tectonics, NYC, a Professor of Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, and—while widely considered...

    written by: Sara Ost
    08.03.12

  13. Bring the Outdoors In: 10 Impressive Indoor Planters
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    Bring the Outdoors In: 10 Impressive Indoor Planters

    Keep greenery all year round and add life and beauty to your home with indoor plants. Most all interior styling is made better with a lush bit of green and these indoor planters we've got available...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.14.13

  14. 8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks
    A Great Idea

    8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks

    Cement blocks, commonly used to strengthen and insulate a building, are usually covered up. Left bare, they can also offer a minimalist variation on the traditional red brick theme.

    08.26.14

  15. Field + Supply Modern Craft Fair in the Catskills
    Event Spotlight

    Field + Supply Modern Craft Fair in the Catskills

    On October 11 and 12, 2014, High Falls, New York, plays host to Field + Supply, a modern craft fair featuring work from a roster of Dwell favorites including Workstead, Egg Collective, The Commons,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.16.14

  16. Inventive Garden Home in India
    A Great Idea

    Inventive Garden Home in India

    Behind a house in crowded Bangalore, India, two architects carve out a midcity oasis.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    09.19.14

  17. 10 Modern Cat Shelters
    A Great Idea

    10 Modern Cat Shelters

    In Los Angeles, a fundraiser celebrates modern architecture for felines.

    written by: William Lamb
    09.19.14

  18. 12 Sleek and Minimal Furniture & Accessory Designs
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    12 Sleek and Minimal Furniture & Accessory Designs

    The colder months don't have to be all about cozy all the time, some of us may prefer the sleek, minimal look year-round. Here, we've pulled together twelve of our favorite pieces for those with a...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.30.13

  19. Local Manufacturing at the 2014 Detroit Design Festival
    Event Spotlight

    Local Manufacturing at the 2014 Detroit Design Festival

    From September 23–28, the Detroit Design Festival takes place to celebrate the city's diverse creative industries through an impressive roster of events ranging from open studios to art...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    09.21.14

  20. Retooling Manufacturing in Detroit
    Interviews

    Retooling Manufacturing in Detroit

    Manufacturing and the history of Detroit go hand in hand—from heavy industry to automotive to personal accessories and more. There's a belief that one can get anything fabricated in the city and in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.21.14

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