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  1. Retail Therapy
    Green

    Retail Therapy

    In the great American quest for more stuff, big-box stores are nirvana, laden with cheaply priced items by the ton, from diamond earrings to toilet paper. So isn’t it a good thing that many...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    01.21.09

  2. Portmanteau
    Post

    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

  3. Rhino
    Post

    Rhino

    My wife "dragged" me to our local flea market spot today. We didn't get down the first isle and this hopsacky little guy charged us.

    written by: Andy Cruz
    09.23.08

  4. Buy Nothing Day
    Post

    Buy Nothing Day

    This week featured 3 events: Thanksgiving, when we give thanks for what we have; Black Friday, when we buy as much as we can in a very short period of time and hopefully get some wicked deals; and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.29.08

  5. A Very Eames Christmas
    Post

    A Very Eames Christmas

    Even if you can't pony up the cash to buy a living room full of iconic furniture by Charles and Ray Eames doesn't mean that there aren't some Eames-related stocking stuffers to splurge on.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.17.08

  6. Southern Comfort
    Post

    Southern Comfort

    Louisville, Kentucky, is a river town built around 19th-century commerce and trade. Downtown, old brick facades remind of this era of bustling industry when riverboats and trains moved raw...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    12.29.08

  7. Small Apple in DUMBO
    Post

    Small Apple in DUMBO

    Perhaps it's because there are more young children in New York City than there have been in decades, according to most census reports, but stylish shops for the under-six set in Brooklyn have...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.17.09

  8. Investing in the Market
    Profiles

    Investing in the Market

    With its community market initiative, PPS reinvents the public square on the international scale.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    03.14.09

  9. 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

  10. The Frozen Fountain
    Shops

    The Frozen Fountain

    Though some might say that you can’t buy good taste, Cok de Rooy has built a career out of doing just that. He refined his design sensibilities as a buyer for big brands like Liberty of...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    10.19.09

  11. Friday Finds 10.23.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 10.23.09

    Costume ideas, bicycle voyeurism, limited-edition artwork on view this weekend in Los Angeles...please don't say the Dwell staff never gave you anything. Check out the links below to see where we...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    10.23.09

  12. 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

  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. Lerival's Architect-Designed Furniture
    Product of the Day

    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

  16. 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

  17. Crate and Barrel's New Shop-in-Shop
    Travel Reports

    Crate and Barrel's New Shop-in-Shop

    Crate and Barrel's newest addition is a shop-in-shop at their SoHo location featuring products by Finnish textile and design house Marimekko. While they have been partners since the 1960's, their...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.18.10

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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