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5 Alternatives to the Traditional Headboard

The bed is so much more than a place to lay your head, it's the focal point of the room and the headboard can either make or break that look. Rather than the conventional headboard, consider one of these creative alternatives from some of our favorite bedrooms featured in Dwell.
May 9, 2013
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Dwell on Design Artist in Residence Tanya Aguiñiga Is Calling All Knitters!

As part of Dwell on Design Artist in Residence Tanya Aguiñiga's audience-interactive atelier on the show floor, she will be creating and donating handcrafted blankets as part of “Move-in Kits” with basic furnishings to Los Angeles–area shelters. Tanya is seeking knitters from Los Angeles and beyond to send in a blanket you have created of any size, color, pattern, and material you can imagine to be a part of this endeavor. Get your knit on and bring some warmth to the recently housed.
May 9, 2013
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Jean Prouvé's Design Legacy

An exhibition showcasing the ins and outs of Jean Prouvé’s industrial design aesthetic is the final word on the French master’s legacy.
May 9, 2013
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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.
May 9, 2013
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Designer Close-Up: Lab Tasarim

Making their Tophane storefront work overtime, Lab Tasarim’s architects and interior designers also run a furniture showroom. The aesthetic is upcycled modern: On a second glance at the work, visitors realize that the designers have inventively Frankensteined their furniture together out of found objects—from bedsprings and tea trays to brass pipes and mismatched chair legs. Lab Tasarim exemplifies a recent trend toward using retail to showcase experiments concocted in the “laboratory” of a practice in the hopes of attracting potential architecture and interiors clients, who then also find gems with which to populate their newly fashioned spaces.
May 9, 2013
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Mid-Century Modern in the House

Take a closer look at the trove of mid-century modern pieces that fills the breezy San Rafael, California, Eichler from our June 2013 Furniture issue's My House—where Hans Wegner, Knoll, and Herman Miller classics harmonize with rare finds like a pair of 1950s sculptures by Malcolm Leland. Stay tuned for more images!
May 8, 2013
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The Furniture Hot List

From steals to statements, we bring you the best in modern design. Here we share fresh furniture finds, including discoveries from emerging talent, along with eco-friendly picks, smart pieces under $100, tips for identifying items made to endure, and much more in this jam-packed resource. Click here to view our finds!
May 8, 2013
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The Art of Living

What's it like to make a gallery of one's home? Go behind the scenes of our June 2013 Furniture issue feature on the Brussels Ampersand gallery and house that serves as a backdrop to an ever-changing array of shoppable art, objects, and furnishings with our exclusive extended content. Click here for the full story!
May 8, 2013
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Pastel Picks for the Kitchen

These pastel pieces enliven a staid kitchen by adding a sweet, but not saccharine, note.
May 8, 2013
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