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  1. 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

  2. 5 Chalkboard Walls in Kitchens and Kids' Rooms
    A Great Idea

    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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Aalto Child's Chair

    Aalto Child's Chair

    Aalto created this chair, made of bent plywood and bent laminated birch, for Turku–based furniture purveyor Huonekalutehdas Korhonen Oy between 1931-32. It is in the permanent collection...

  6. Alexander Girard Memory Game

    Alexander Girard Memory Game

    Alexander Girard’s designs spiced up Herman Miller’s Action Office nearly four decades ago, but today these environmental enrichment panels have a new audience to engage—your...

    $320.00

  7. And the Playhaus Winner Is...
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    And the Playhaus Winner Is...

    We joined James Hardie in the sandbox and tasked Dwellers to wow us with renderings of fantastical funhouses for the mini design enthusiasts in the making. Whether inspired by Bauhaus or Versailles...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    03.16.12

  8. Auction: Vintage Mod for Kids
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    Auction: Vintage Mod for Kids

    Step right up! For your little budding design buff, there’s an amazing – and rather large – lot of vintage modern furniture for children (and of course, their design-crazy parents...

    written by: Jennifer McKinley
    12.15.10

  9. Beneath the Surface: Corian® in Healthcare

    Beneath the Surface: Corian® in Healthcare

    For the second video in our series exploring the versatility of DuPont™ Corian®, we delve into the use of the material in the healthcare sector. Speaking to medical professionals and children's...

    06.27.11

  10. Bentwood Stegner Chairs

    Bentwood Stegner Chairs

    These swiveling and sturdy multi-ply steam-bent wood chairs were created by German furniture designer Adam Stegner and were produced by Pagholz Flototto in the 1950s. They bear the manufacturer's...

    $1800.00

  11. Bojesen Rocking Horse

    Bojesen Rocking Horse

    Danish designer Kay Bojesen, best known for his menagerie of carved-wood animals, created this solid-beech rocking horse in 1951 for Rosendahl, who recently reissued the piece (albeit with smaller...

    $1200.00

  12. Bold Color, Small Space: The Min Loft

    Bold Color, Small Space: The Min Loft

    Craig and Jean Min, owners of LA Mill coffee boutique in Los Angeles, share their story of using a vibrant palette to enliven their temporary home—a 950-square-foot downtown loft apartment...

    07.29.09

  13. Bookshelf Basics
    Books

    Bookshelf Basics

    Classic or contemporary, these titles are guaranteed to appeal to burgeoning bookworms of the modernist sort.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.29.11

  14. Boston in Your Hands
    Travel Reports

    Boston in Your Hands

    The latest Play Date at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art was held last weekend, to much applause and hands-on revelry in the spirit of planning. Titled 'Design a City: Boston In Your Hands'...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.09.10

  15. Breuer Side Chair B33 1/2

    Breuer Side Chair B33 1/2

    Created in 1929, this tubular steel-and-canvas chair was manufactured in Vienna for Gebruder Thonet. Creating quite the sensation for its lack of arms or conventional legs, the B33 was among the...

  16. Child's Rocker

    Child's Rocker

    Though not attributed to a particular designer, this circa-1952 plywood-and-painted-wood piece found a place in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection. It was designed for and manufactured...

  17. Circle House

    Circle House

    Pros We wish more grown-up homes had the simple, no-frills good looks of Royce’s design—–but then again, most American houses aren’t “inspired by Scandinavian fishing ...

    $1299.00

  18. Composite Index
    My House

    Composite Index

    Corporate high-flyers and admitted neat freaks Bruce Thatcher and Kirsty Leighton couldn’t handle the chaos anymore. With two small boys and demanding jobs (he works in hedge funds, she&rsquo...

    written by: Nicola Twilley
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    01.11.10

  19. Czech Mid-Century Children's Table

    Czech Mid-Century Children's Table

    Created in 1960s Czechoslovakia, this spruce set features a black-laminate top, red enameled sides, and comes with three seventeen-inch-tall stools. Unfortunately the designer is unknown.

    $3700.00

  20. Designing for Kids: 5 Rooms That Put the Fun in Functional
    A Great Idea

    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

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