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  1. Small Time: Pieces That Do Double Duty

    Small Time: Pieces That Do Double Duty

    What’s the best way to deal with limited space? Find furniture that does double duty—–whether it’s a rolling cart that becomes a prep station and then a makeshift dining...

    04.06.10

  2. 10 Benches

    10 Benches

    April showers have brought May flowers and now is the ideal time to retreat to the outdoors and idle away spring's sunny afternoons. We've rounded up ten of our favorite benches that form the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.10

  3. Light it Up

    Light it Up

    There's much to be gleaned from the September 2010 issue's "Lighting 101", from the horrors of light pollution to the joys of organic LEDs. Thus inspired, we thought we'd present our...

    07.21.10

  4. The Full Spectrum

    The Full Spectrum

    Dwell senior editor Aaron Britt delves into color through the decades in "The Full Spectrum" - offering up a whimsical introduction to the power of color and a practical guide to original...

    08.02.10

  5. 9 Dish Drainers

    9 Dish Drainers

    Dishes don't dry on their own and when you don't have a kitchen full of helpful towel-equipped guests at the ready, you're going to need a drying rack on which to place your freshly washed plates....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.10.10

  6. 10 Warm Throws

    10 Warm Throws

    For the long autumn nights through the first signs of spring, here's a collection of blankets and throws to make your time inside on chilly days and nights nice and toasty warm.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.20.10

  7. 10 x 10: Dwell & Arkitip Artist Series

    10 x 10: Dwell & Arkitip Artist Series

    To celebrate our 10th anniversary here at Dwell, we've collaborated with art magazine Arkitip and asked 10 artists to produce illustrations of 10 houses featured in the magazine. Stop by the Dw...

    11.16.10

  8. Turkey Day Tableware

    Turkey Day Tableware

    It's just about turkey time so in the spirit of the holiday, we've put together some of our favorite tableware and serving plates to ease the kitchen-to-dining room heavy lifting.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.22.10

  9. Birthday Fête Essentials

    Birthday Fête Essentials

    It's my favorite day of the year: My birthday. And for this very special holiday (yes, I consider it so), I've rounded up the perfect products for any fête d'anniversaire—especially...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.29.10

  10. More Things to Make and Do

    More Things to Make and Do

    This year, delight your pals with a present you created yourself or gift them with materials for handiwork-to-be. It doesn't take much to get making! Here's a few of my tried-and-true faves and a...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.03.10

  11. As You Light It

    As You Light It

    As You Light It is an exploration of lighting innovation through the lens of leading luminaries from theatre, urban planning, and residential design.

    01.04.11

  12. 8 Kitchen Measuring Tools

    8 Kitchen Measuring Tools

    A pinch of this and a dollop of that are fine instructions for the seasoned chef but for the rest of us (especially the precision-oriented), a good set of measuring cups and spoons are essential....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.11

  13. A Trivet Trove

    A Trivet Trove

    To protect and serve: the slogan of any good trivet. Make sure your prized tabletop doesn't become singed from fresh-out-of-the-oven casseroles nor soggy from a tasty chilled delight. This oft...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.03.11

  14. Nature Calls

    Nature Calls

    Whether you're on your way to the beach, the park, or just the back patio, we've got a few handy items to take along for the ride.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.01.11

  15. Get Out!

    Get Out!

    The sun is shining; birds are chirping; it's too darn hot inside, so go ahead and make yourself comfortable with these backyard accessories.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.01.11

  16. Trend Watch: Tint Meets Timber

    Trend Watch: Tint Meets Timber

    Craftspeople will never deny the simple beauty of milled wood, but we've noticed a spate of vivid hues popping up against these natural grains.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.17.11

  17. Rough Trade

    Rough Trade

    Superslick finishes have lost their sheen. What’s intriguing now is design that’s a little rough around the edges.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.09.11

  18. Made by the Shade

    Made by the Shade

    Lightbulbs are getting smaller, but a spate of new designs show that shades don’t have to follow suit. We welcome the weight of these bold new fixtures that won’t disappear into the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.09.11

  19. Second Life

    Second Life

    Recycled materials from cardboard boxes to warship teak make sourcing an adventure—and the resulting products singular creations.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.08.11

  20. Inspired Design

    Inspired Design

    The memory of designer Tobias Wong lived on at "Brokenoff Brokenoff," an exhibition hosted at Manhattan’s Gallery R’Pure. The show was composed of pieces interpreted by his...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.06.11

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