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  1. "Sustainism": the New Modernism?
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    "Sustainism": the New Modernism?

    Honestly, when the book Sustainism is the New Modernism: A Cultural Manifesto for the Sustainist Era (D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers, New York) first crossed my desk, I wasn't sure how to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.04.11

  2. 10 Design Insiders Sound Off on Knockoffs
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    10 Design Insiders Sound Off on Knockoffs

    In researching the much-discussed essay "The Real Cost of Rip-Offs" for Dwell's June 2012 issue (on newsstands now), many design luminaries shared their perspectives on the subject of knockoffs and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.24.12

  3. 12 Seconds with Konstantin Grcic
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    12 Seconds with Konstantin Grcic

    Yesterday we at Dwell had the honor of welcoming designer Konstantin Grcic and Josef Kaiser, president of Vitra, to our offices. We'll be posting our interview with the duo on Dwell.com soon, but...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.07.13

  4. 13 Affordable High-Design Chairs
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    13 Affordable High-Design Chairs

    There are lots of handsome chairs out there, but sitting beauties that cost $250 or less are a rarer breed. Our picks run the gamut from traditional (the wooden, Shaker-inspired Salt or the Thonet...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    03.07.11

  5. 3 Modern Birdhouses to Beautify Your Yard
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    3 Modern Birdhouses to Beautify Your Yard

    Your home is modern. Why not offer similarly stylish digs for your winged neighbors? Here, three modern birdhouses to enhance any yard.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.05.13

  6. 5 Chalkboard Walls in Kitchens and Kids' Rooms
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    5 Chalkboard Walls in Kitchens and Kids' Rooms

    A coat of chalkboard paint on the wall adds a fun and useful accent to any room in the house, from a spot to scribble in kids' rooms to a keeper of to-do lists in the kitchen.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.09.13

  7. 5 Creative, High-Design Bookshelves
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    5 Creative, High-Design Bookshelves

    Books add warm and personality to a space—and sometimes, though far too seldom, the shelves they sit on do the same. Here, five creative, handsomely built shelves that beautifully upstage their...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.14.13

  8. 5 Modern and Bright Blankets
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    5 Modern and Bright Blankets

    The right throw can liven up your living room, adding a bright pop to even the most staid sofa. Click through these five modern blankets for a few of our favorites.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.09.13

  9. 5 Modern Coffee and Espresso Makers
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    5 Modern Coffee and Espresso Makers

    You'll be happy to display these 5 modern, high-design coffee and espresso makers on your kitchen counter.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.14.13

  10. 5 Modern Fireplaces That Make the Room
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    5 Modern Fireplaces That Make the Room

    A high-impact, modern fireplace can be the heart and hearth of the home, providing a visual anchor in any room, indoors or out. Click through the slideshow to check out five of our favorites.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.20.13

  11. 5 Modern Task Lights
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    5 Modern Task Lights

    The best modern lighting not only looks great, but is practical, too—adjustable, task-oriented, and durable. Here are five beautiful lights that will brighten any room.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.14.13

  12. 5 Modern Vases in Metal, Glass, and Wood
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    5 Modern Vases in Metal, Glass, and Wood

    Sure, flowers can brighten any room, but a well-chosen vase brings a spot of beauty even when it's empty.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.22.13

  13. 5 Striking Black Kitchens Around the World
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    5 Striking Black Kitchens Around the World

    White is the traditional color for kitchens, denoting hygiene, brightness, and modernity. But these five black-clad kitchens, in houses from San Francisco to Copenhagen, show that some truly stand...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.23.13

  14. 5 Surprising Clothing Storage Solutions
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    5 Surprising Clothing Storage Solutions

    Sure, clothes can go in a standard-issue dresser or closet, but where's the fun in that? Here, five unconventional and surprising approaches to clothing storage, from pegs on the walls to cubbies...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.28.13

  15. 5 Unconventional Concrete Accessories for the Home and Office
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    5 Unconventional Concrete Accessories for the Home and Office

    Concrete isn't just for floors and walls anymore. Break out of the mold with these 5 concrete accessories for the home and office.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.16.13

  16. A BoConcept Makeover
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    A BoConcept Makeover

    When we moved into an Edwardian apartment in San Francisco's Mission District four years ago, we trucked in our furniture, set the pieces where we thought they made sense, and haven't changed much...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.11.11

  17. A Cozy and Modern Indoor-Outdoor Bedroom in Buenos Aires
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    A Cozy and Modern Indoor-Outdoor Bedroom in Buenos Aires

    Peek inside Argentinean architect and furniture designer Alejandro Sticotti's indoor-outdoor bedroom in his cozy and modern Buenos Aires home.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    07.14.13

  18. A John Lautner-Designed Hotel
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    A John Lautner-Designed Hotel

    A major perk of reporting the story "John Lautner's Desert Rose" for our June 2012 issue? Actually spending a night at the Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs, California, which has been...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Jaime Gillin
    05.31.12

  19. A Magnetic Coffee Table
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    A Magnetic Coffee Table

    In Brussels last spring, we had the opportunity to visit Studio With a View, a collective workshop shared by an architect, two photographers, and five designers. Afterwards, we posted about some...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.30.13

  20. A Neoclassical Gallery Home in Belgium
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    A Neoclassical Gallery Home in Belgium

    In this Brussels mansion, nothing has a price tag, but almost everything is for sale. Here, two design experts curate their fantasy house.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Chris Tubbs
    05.13.13

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