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  1. Free City Shop, Los Angeles
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    Free City Shop, Los Angeles

    Nina Garduno recently opened her shop Free City—a mix between an actual store and a design commune–on Highland Avenue in Hollywood. She started the company in 2002, inspired by her ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.01.10

  2. Shipping Container Retail Design
    A Great Idea

    Shipping Container Retail Design

    I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first (albeit temporary) retail store for fashion designer Richard Chai, set...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.22.10

  3. Room & Board Finds

    Room & Board Finds

    Last week I took a little bus trip down to San Francisco's Design District to have a peek at what's new, and fairly new, from mod furniture purveyor Room & Board. I met up with Joe Darling who...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.09.10

  4. eBay Picks

    eBay Picks

    Once upon a time, you used to have to dig through mountains of junk at swap meets, sift through dusty barns at estate sales, or luck out at a goodwill to find desirable collectibles. Nowadays all...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    12.15.10

  5. Modern Handbags

    Modern Handbags

    Handbags. You love them or you hate them. They can be a necessity, or they can be a bottomless pit of lost treasures. They can be a coveted piece that your favorite star is sporting, or they can be...

    written by: Leah King
    12.22.10

  6. Lerival's Architect-Designed Furniture
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    Lerival's Architect-Designed Furniture

    Lerival, a design house that bridges contemporary furniture and architecture, was founded by Dominique Gonfard and James Coombes in late 2008. They founded the company aiming to push the boundaries...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.14.10

  7. Park Life, San Francisco
    Travel Reports

    Park Life, San Francisco

    I was in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood a few days ago, and stopped by one of my favorite shops: Park Life, a cool and highly unconventional gallery and shop. It opened in 2006, the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  8. Eco-Friendly Holiday Cards
    Product

    Eco-Friendly Holiday Cards

    I've known about Paperless Post for a while now; this past wedding season, a handful of Save-the-Dates arrived in my email inbox rather than in my mailbox. It struck me as a great idea, and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.07.10

  9. Ladles Not Labels
    Shops

    Ladles Not Labels

    Fed up with men's fashion, Rachel Wythe-Moran and Simon Watkins of East London's Labour and Wait cooked up a plan to align their creative instincts and passion for practical design.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.02.10

  10. Terrariums by Botany Factory
    Product

    Terrariums by Botany Factory

    Browsing through the San Francisco shop General Store recently, I noticed some highly covetable, bulbous glass globes filled with tiny succulents: terrariums by the local designer Katie Goldman...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  11. Frankfurt's Blanket Store
    Travel Reports

    Frankfurt's Blanket Store

    Nestled in behind a small glass storefront in central Frankfurt is a one-of-a-kind throw utopia. Blanket Store is a niche boutique dedicated to—yes, you guessed it—blankets, and owner...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.18.10

  12. A Knight's Retail
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    A Knight's Retail

    "I can never understand why people employ decorators," posits Sir Terence Conran, a man whose surname is synonymous with design. "One of the great joys in life is collecting things...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Paul Wetherell
    06.14.10

  13. Scotland: Day 3
    Travel Reports

    Scotland: Day 3

    I bid the fair city of Edinburgh farewell this morning as I boarded the train at Waverley Station. I was aboard and off to Glasgow by half past 9:00 for my first visit to what even Edinburghers...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.12.10

  14. Darr / Hollander & Lexer
    Travel Reports

    Darr / Hollander & Lexer

    Brian Cousins and Hicham Benmira are the proprietors of Darr, a found-objects and furniture shop, and Hollander & Lexer, a clothing boutique, in Brooklyn. The two businesses are situated side...

    06.16.10

  15. Camper's Miguel Fluxa
    Interviews

    Camper's Miguel Fluxa

    I've long been a fan of the Spanish shoemaker Camper (I have two pairs, I'll confess) and in recent years their strong sense of design has translated off the foot and into the retail...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.30.10

  16. Glass Appeal
    --Done Right

    Glass Appeal

    There’s a fine art to getting you to gape—one that shop-window designers of all stripes must learn.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    11.06.10

  17. A Poor Fit
    --Done Wrong

    A Poor Fit

    Even high-design dressing rooms, rare as they are, rarely function or inspire as the shop floor can. That may be changing, though.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    11.06.10

  18. Patent Vending
    A Great Idea

    Patent Vending

    Rescued from its long tenure as the home of processed snacks, the vending machine is enjoying a moment of unprecedented glitz.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    11.06.10

  19. Just Browsing
    --The Future of

    Just Browsing

    Personal devices are the new frontier for shops peddling their wares. Have a look at how your toddler will shop.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    11.06.10

  20. Hyundai Ride and Drive
    Event Spotlight

    Hyundai Ride and Drive

    Recently Dwell partnered with the Hyundai Sonata Uncensored campaign, an interactive, traveling exhibit designed to welcome visitors to a unique space where they could learn more about the Hyundai...

    written by: Hanni Chehak
    11.18.10

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