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  1. 10 Dwell Store Picks from the Kitchen Experts at Food52
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    10 Dwell Store Picks from the Kitchen Experts at Food52

    At Dwell, we are big fans of Food52, and can often be found browsing Provisions, its well-curated store of artisanal products, over our lunch breaks. Here, Food52 founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.31.14

  2. Brilliant Color Fields Made of Thread
    Finishing Touch

    Brilliant Color Fields Made of Thread

    Kansas City–based artist Anne Lindberg uses architecture as a framework for drawing in space.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Derek Porter
    07.31.14

  3. Colorful Textiles We Love for Floors or Tables
    Product

    Colorful Textiles We Love for Floors or Tables

    When it comes to versatile textiles, designer Sandy Chilewich's eponymous studio creates innovative products for both domestic and industrial settings. Originally introduced to the international...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    07.29.14

  4. Bright Modern Laundry Room We'd Actually Like to Spend Time In
    Rooms We Love

    Bright Modern Laundry Room We'd Actually Like to Spend Time In

    Often, we cleanse our duds in a wasteland of half-forgotten detergent bottles and dryer-sheet-detritus. But one creative couple in Boston’s South End have reimagined their laundry room as a sanctuary.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Eric Roth
    07.29.14

  5. The Design Community that Defines New York City
    We Recommend

    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

  6. Smart Kitchen Scale Is The New Food Journal
    Product Reviews

    Smart Kitchen Scale Is The New Food Journal

    If the glut of fitness trackers available on the market is any indication, measurements and numbers motivate people. That fact works well for activity and movement, which can be easily monitored...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.22.14

  7. Playful Artist-Designed Notebooks
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    Playful Artist-Designed Notebooks

    Plumb is a new line of notebooks designed and illustrated by contemporary artists. For the fall 2014 collection, artists Jason Polan, Nathaniel Russell, and Linda Geary created eclectic journals...

    07.22.14

  8. 5 Puerto Rican Designers to Know
    Profiles

    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

  9. 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

  10. 10 Impressive Backyard Renovations
    Renovation

    10 Impressive Backyard Renovations

    A renovation shouldn’t be confined to the interior of a house. Landscape design is just as important to the modernization of a home.

    07.17.14

  11. 7 Space-Saving Products
    Product Reviews

    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. Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach
    Houses We Love

    Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach

    A gut renovation and a landscaping makeover help a couple reconnect with the outdoors.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    07.15.14

  13. Whimsical Floating Lamps
    Product Reviews

    Whimsical Floating Lamps

    Straight out of a sci-fi movie, Crealev makes lamps that use opposing magnets to float the top section in the air. The idea came from designer Angela Jansen and electrical engineer Ger Jansen, both...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  14. Knoll + Barber Osgerby's Modular Sofa Collection
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    Knoll + Barber Osgerby's Modular Sofa Collection

    Edward Barber of British studio Barber Osgerby tells us the background on the modular seating line his firm designed for Knoll.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.14.14

  15. The Highly Personal House of Danish Design Great Finn Juhl
    Houses We Love

    The Highly Personal House of Danish Design Great Finn Juhl

    Built in 1942, Finn Juhl’s home remains one of the greatest masterpieces of Danish design.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.14.14

  16. 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

  17. Potted Plants Delivered to Your Door
    Green

    Potted Plants Delivered to Your Door

    In New York, you can get virtually anything delivered, but The Sill, a houseplant shop delivery service, is tops.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.10.14

  18. 7 Dreamy Outdoor Gardens
    Green

    7 Dreamy Outdoor Gardens

    These gardens blur the boundaries between natural and manmade landscape, providing a welcome escape from the bustle of daily life.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.10.14

  19. 6 Savvy Notebooks for Work and Travel
    Product

    6 Savvy Notebooks for Work and Travel

    The introduction of smartphones and tablets has made it easy to let your tech take over in the note-taking department, but there is something undeniable about the appeal of putting pen to paper....

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    07.10.14

  20. 9 Modern Mobile Dwellings
    A Great Idea

    9 Modern Mobile Dwellings

    From renovated Airstreams to futuristic cars, these roaming residences represent the past, present, and future of mobile living.

    07.10.14

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