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  1. Portmanteau
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    Portmanteau

    A wall of cinderblock, tiny windows, layers of dust and a steel door: for some, this is a typical Manhattan apartment. For others, it's the scene before the murder scene in a horror flick. For Jim...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.19.08

  2. Portland, Maine
    City Guide

    Portland, Maine

    Portland has long been a cultural outpost in New England, a hotspot for artists and longshoreman alike who crave the sophistication of the big city (65,000 people) while still retaining a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.02.09

  3. Philadelphia Design Hub: American Street Showroom
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    Philadelphia Design Hub: American Street Showroom

    Four Philadelphia residents entrenched in the local design scene repurpose an old electric substation as a hub for American innovation and craft.

    04.02.14

  4. Paul Donald
    Profiles

    Paul Donald

    When we peruse the carefully curated products in a great design shop, one of the most intriguing discoveries—more than any one particular object or accessory—is the entrepreneur behind...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.27.09

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Parisian Concept Store: The Broken Arm
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    Parisian Concept Store: The Broken Arm

    Situated on Rue Perrée in the historic district of Le Marais lies the newly opened concept store, The Broken Arm.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.13.13

  8. Palm Springs Modernism Week: The Cocktail Hour with Dwell
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    Palm Springs Modernism Week: The Cocktail Hour with Dwell

    Mid-century modernism is a way of life in Palm Springs, California, and the community continually celebrates the look, feel, and style of the era. So when the Paul Kaplan Group and Dwell invited...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    02.22.13

  9. OK Gallery's SF Pop-Up
    Event Spotlight

    OK Gallery's SF Pop-Up

    On November 17th, I went to the launch party of a very exciting collaboration between two great shops, Los Angeles design destination OK Gallery and the tightly edited San Francisco menswear...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.21.11

  10. Nike Flyknit: Innovating Design
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    Nike Flyknit: Innovating Design

    In the wake of the London Olympics, Nike teamed up with global curator Neville Wakefield and six other designers to dream up a structure that celebrates its latest product release, the Flyknit...

    written by: Maggie Nolin
    10.02.12

  11. New Summer Colors from Heath Ceramics
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    New Summer Colors from Heath Ceramics

    I was in the Heath Ceramics shop in Los Angeles this past weekend, borrowing a few pieces for a photo shoot, and I spotted their lovely new Summer Collection, a limited-edition series of new colors...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.26.12

  12. New From Misewell
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    New From Misewell

    Inspired by our Made in the USA product roundup in our October 2012 issue, which featured everything from eco-friendly wallpaper to LED lamps made from wood scraps, we bring you the latest...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.01.12

  13. Neighborhood to Watch: Atwater Village in Los Angeles
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    Neighborhood to Watch: Atwater Village in Los Angeles

    Atwater Village lies between the Los Angeles River to the west and Glendale to the north and east. This diverse neighborhood shares borders with thriving Silver Lake to the south, Elysian Valley to...

    written by: Eva Glettner
    08.11.13

  14. Nani Marquina's 25th Anniversary
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    Nani Marquina's 25th Anniversary

    Spanish rug and textile designer Nani Marquina, whose idyllic Ibiza weekend house we featured in Dwell's July/August 2012 "Designers at Home" issue, recently marked her company's 25th...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.31.12

  15. Murray's Law
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    Murray's Law

    “Form follows function” has been the go-to paradigm for evaluating good design since American architect Louis Sullivan articulated the idea more than a century ago. For Murray Moss, a...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jason Schmidt
    09.07.10

  16. MUJI Makes a Move
    Travel Reports

    MUJI Makes a Move

    MUJI, Japan’s legendary “brand-less brand,” is expanding its West Coast empire. With ultra-basic furniture, clothing, electronics, and more headed for San Jose, California in April, we decided to...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    03.13.13

  17. More Modern Mother’s Day Gifts
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    More Modern Mother’s Day Gifts

    For those who overlooked our last round up of Mother’s Day ideas, we have five more gifts for the modern mom.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.30.13

  18. More Finds from The Vintage Bazaar
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    More Finds from The Vintage Bazaar

    We recently featured The Vintage Bazaar as the Design Finder in our October Made in the USA issue. Here, founders Libby Alexander and Katherine Raz take us on a tour of their most recent event in...

    written by: Katherine Raz
    09.13.11

  19. Mohawk General Store Holiday Market
    Event Spotlight

    Mohawk General Store Holiday Market

    The good folks at Los Angeles's Mohawk General Store have a holiday market located just two doors from their main storefront (profiled in our "To Live and Buy in L.A." story from the April...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.29.12

  20. Modern Tribe talks Modern Hanukkah
    Interviews

    Modern Tribe talks Modern Hanukkah

    With Hanukkah beginning tonight (I'll be manning the latke station at my house tonight) it seems fitting to talk to the head honcho of one of the web's best spots for playful, smartly designed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.20.11

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