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  1. Roman and Williams Bring the Badlands to New York City Restaurant Scene
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    Roman and Williams Bring the Badlands to New York City Restaurant Scene

    The duo behind renowned New York City studio Roman and Williams give Dwell a first look at the interior they designed for Upland, a new restaurant from Chef Justin Smillie and acclaimed...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.30.14

  2. Tiny Dwelling Designed for Solitary Reflection
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    Tiny Dwelling Designed for Solitary Reflection

    Czech designer Jiří Příhoda presented this single-occupancy residence, envisioned as a coastal hideaway, in the courtyard of Prague's Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace during the city's Designblok fair.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.30.14

  3. Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Jet Setter
    Gift Guides

    Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Jet Setter

    This collection of gifts for the jet-setter from the Dwell Store will give you an early start to gift-buying. From busy work travelers to weekend adventurers, all of the jet setters on your list...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    10.29.14

  4. This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think
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    This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think

    A motivated group of young architects is working toward constructing a massive floating pool for the New York City public.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.29.14

  5. The World's First Ergonomic Ice Cream Scoop?
    Product Reviews

    The World's First Ergonomic Ice Cream Scoop?

    The ice cream scoop's basic features haven't changed much in over a century. It's design is so taken for granted, in fact, that it literally took a rocket scientist to improve upon it. Michael Chou...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.29.14

  6. Modern Take on a Classic Cast-Iron Stove
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    Modern Take on a Classic Cast-Iron Stove

    An Oslo design duo create a modern iteration of the cast-iron stove with a timeless silhouette.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    10.28.14

  7. Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine
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    Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine

    A mixed-use development transforms a site where the stone that built Bath was unearthed.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.28.14

  8. Tiny Prefabricated House Can Be Built in Two Days
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    Tiny Prefabricated House Can Be Built in Two Days

    Swedish architect Jonas Wagell has developed a prefabricated cabin concept that takes up a mere 160 square feet.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.28.14

  9. Modern Wine-Tasting Pavilions Artfully Attuned to the Landscape
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    Modern Wine-Tasting Pavilions Artfully Attuned to the Landscape

    In the Napa Valley, Walker Warner Architects crafted modern wine tasting pavilions designed to blend in with the bucolic California landscape. "The story of Quintessa and the intense focus of the...

    photos by: Matthew Williams
    10.28.14

  10. Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System
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    Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System

    The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  11. Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana
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    Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana

    A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  12. Painting the Modern World: Color-Saturated Design and Architecture
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    Painting the Modern World: Color-Saturated Design and Architecture

    We dive into the wonderful world of color in Dwell's October 2014 issue, delving into how designers, architects, artists, hotels, companies, and educators saturate their surroundings.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.25.14

  13. Marimekko Unveils Sea-Inspired Collection
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    Marimekko Unveils Sea-Inspired Collection

    Marimekko's spring/summer 2015 collection is the first line by Finnish artist and designer Kustaa Saksi. The characteristically bright array takes on an under-the-sea theme, and features variations...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.24.14

  14. Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight
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    Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight

    The striking midcentury homes of Palm Springs are well-documented in photographs, books, and films. But simply by capturing the houses at night, Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford casts...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.24.14

  15. Inviting Kitchen Built on a Tight Budget
    Finishing Touch

    Inviting Kitchen Built on a Tight Budget

    In Austin, Texas, architect Sean Guess forges an inventive industrial kitchen for a cost-conscious couple.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.24.14

  16. This Mug Makes Iced Coffee in Under 5 Minutes
    Product Reviews

    This Mug Makes Iced Coffee in Under 5 Minutes

    There are plenty of commuter mugs that are insulated to keep coffee and tea hot, but there are few options for making home iced coffee from a fresh-brewed pot. The Zoku takes a hot 11 ounces of...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.24.14

  17. Cutting-Edge Knife Requires Sharpening Once Every 25 Years
    Product Reviews

    Cutting-Edge Knife Requires Sharpening Once Every 25 Years

    Since the purpose of a chef’s knife hasn’t changed much in the last century, the design hasn’t really evolved either. Still, one given flaw is that almost all knives, with any amount of use,...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.24.14

  18. Tour Impressive Buildings with Cool Spaces!
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    Tour Impressive Buildings with Cool Spaces!

    Great buildings are fodder for Instagrams and sometimes even architectural pilgrimages. But many admirers know little beyond the architect's name—if that. "Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture"...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.23.14

  19. Every Room is a Different Hue in This Bright Manhattan Hotel
    In The Modern World

    Every Room is a Different Hue in This Bright Manhattan Hotel

    A Manhattan hotel uses color to create an immersive experience that brings together art, architecture, and interior design.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    photos by: Eric Striffler
    10.23.14

  20. Using Color for Good: Q&A with Designer Ruth Lande Shuman
    In The Modern World

    Using Color for Good: Q&A with Designer Ruth Lande Shuman

    Industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman, who founded the nonprofit Publicolor, expounds on color’s emotional value.

    10.23.14

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