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  1. 5 Summer Toys for Kids
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    5 Summer Toys for Kids

    Encourage well-designed outdoor playtime with these picks from the Dwell Store. Featuring multipurpose toys from Kid O, an Adirondack chair in a rainbow of colors, and an inspired kite, this...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    06.16.14

  2. Modern Family at Dwell on Design
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    Modern Family at Dwell on Design

    The Modern Family program at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, June 20-22, ranges from thoughtful onstage conversations to a Dwell-curated pavilion on the show floor. Click through the slideshow for...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.16.14

  3.  Shape: Doodles for Design Learning
    A Great Idea

    Shape: Doodles for Design Learning

    A cartoon created by the Dublin City Council aims to get kids to question and shape their environment.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.30.14

  4. Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids
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    Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids

    At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.24.14

  5. 10 Modern Low-Tech Toys
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    10 Modern Low-Tech Toys

    Providing fresh, colorful alternatives to the plugged-in entertainment devices of today, these designs—including a couple of highlights from the Dwell Store—modernize classic pastimes and celebrate...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.04.14

  6. An Edible Learning Garden in Brooklyn
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    An Edible Learning Garden in Brooklyn

    New York firm WORKac taps into society’s increased focus on heathy eating with a school’s learning garden.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: Iwan Baan
    02.28.14

  7. Dwell's 8 Favorite Playrooms
    Rooms We Love

    Dwell's 8 Favorite Playrooms

    In these kid-friendly rooms, design is more than mere child's play.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.28.14

  8. Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden
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    Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden

    Architect Burton Baldridge donated his services to Casis Elementary, his daughter’s large public school in Austin, Texas, to design and build an outdoor classroom that would augment an organic...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Casey Dunn
    02.27.14

  9. Honeycombers' Design-Forward Solution to a Pesky Problem
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    Honeycombers' Design-Forward Solution to a Pesky Problem

    With Honeycombers, a salon in Menlo Park, California, designer Nicole Hollis thoughtfully deploys modern touches to create a warm, welcoming environment for a somewhat troubling service: delousing.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ben Mayorga
    02.24.14

  10. 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: The Mini Modernist
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    2013 Holiday Gift Guide: The Mini Modernist

    From rebellious young artists to studious intellectuals, or curious engineers we've got the perfect gifts for your mini modernist this holiday season!

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.22.13

  11. Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum
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    Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum

    Designers often talk about the importance of play, emphasizing its power to create creative breakthroughs. Design firm Monstrum, based in Denmark, took that idea one step further and decided to...

    written by: Johanna Björk
    09.09.13

  12. Beyond123

    Beyond123

    Beyond123 is a purveyor of innovative and high-quality toys, gifts, and educational items. The company was launched as a partnership with Westermann Lernspiel GmbH, one of the largest educational...

    09.04.13

  13. 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

  14. Designing for Kids: 5 Rooms That Put the Fun in Functional
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    Designing for Kids: 5 Rooms That Put the Fun in Functional

    For a youthful perspective on design's playful potential, look no farther than this slideshow. These five rooms put the fun back in functional.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.08.13

  15. Five Fantastic Family Homes
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    Five Fantastic Family Homes

    At Dwell, we are strong proponents of maintaining good, adaptable design in a way fits a growing family’s needs; here are five homes that fit the bill.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.12.13

  16. 9 Great Bunk Beds
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    9 Great Bunk Beds

    Bunk beds are a double design whammy when it comes to kids' rooms: They encourage imaginative play and save space in one fell swoop.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.02.13

  17. Promo Daily: Emily Merrill
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    Promo Daily: Emily Merrill

    In this installment of Photographer's Promotional Pieces We Love: Emily Merrill

    photos by: Emily Merrill
    06.11.13

  18. Modern Furniture Kids Can Draw On
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    Modern Furniture Kids Can Draw On

    How many design-minded parents have cried out in terror as their Sharpie-wielding toddler angles through the left-ajar baby gate and heads directly for the Womb chair? Fear not, gentle parents, for...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.10.13

  19. Family House with a Secret Room
    A Great Idea

    Family House with a Secret Room

    This house on Lake Wenatchee in Washington was designed to be "cozy for two and comfortable for a crowd," as architect John DeForest puts it—thanks in part to a hidden media room.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.03.13

  20. 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

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