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  1. War Craft Coffee Table

    War Craft Coffee Table

    When painted large on the exterior of a warship, the black-and-white stripes on this low table “dazzle” and confuse the eye of the enemy. Uhuru used teak from the deck of an authentic...

  2. Video Exclusive: Mobility & Design

    Video Exclusive: Mobility & Design

    There’s an evolution toward purpose-driven design, combining thoughtful vision with today’s real needs.  How will we be powering the cars of tomorrow?  Here’s a glance at Alvin Huang...

    03.11.14

  3. T.B.T Radiator

    T.B.T Radiator

    Radiators can be central heating’s ultimate eyesore. These tubes, however, streamline the system to a series of simple lines.

  4. Spring Stool

    Spring Stool

    Give the wooden seat of the Spring stool from Osher's debut collection a twist as you would the head of a screw, and its height adjusts accordingly.

  5. Shower Caddy Octopus

    Shower Caddy Octopus

    No need to dive 20,000 leagues into the briny deep to find this clever little cephalopod-inspired caddy. Yes, it plays into our love of the oceanic and the nautical, but the fact that the red,...

    $35.00

  6. Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto
    Profiles

    Scandinavian Design Focus: Muuto

    Make way, Arne and Eero. Forward-looking furniture company Muuto turns the spotlight on 21st-century Scandinavian design.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.27.12

  7. Round & Round Calendar

    Round & Round Calendar

    A spin of the finger rotates the plastic panels to reveal the day of the week, date, and month.

    $221.00

  8. Piramide Rugs

    Piramide Rugs

    Alfombras Veo Veo in Alicante produces high-quality wool, silk, linen, and cotton rugs composed of triangular or cross-shaped components called Nurbs. They are sewn together to form custom Mosaico,...

  9. Pipework Series Coat Rack

    Pipework Series Coat Rack

    The "recontextualization of familiar things" drives Nick Fraser's design. We came across the powder-coated copper pipes and brass fittings of Fraser's handsome hook at the 100% Design...

    $196.00

  10. Perpetual Calendar

    Perpetual Calendar

    Magnets rule! One sphere miraculously “floats” toward the month while the other slides along the horizontal rail to indicate the date.

    $40.00

  11. On and On

    On and On

    In this age of iCal, a perpetual desktop or wall calendar makes timekeeping an appealingly tactile pleasure. Just don’t forget to make the manual adjustments!

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.02.11

  12. Nort Table

    Nort Table

    Nort is a table by young designers Jose Gomez, Hector Munoz, and Jose Ramon Tarazona, who work under the banner Estudio Estres. Their flat-pack, sustainably harvested ash and chestnut plywood kit...

  13. Mod-Inspired Home Furnishings
    Design 101

    Mod-Inspired Home Furnishings

    The 1960s mod subculture which revolved around mopeds, modern jazz and dandy fashion has grown to influence the design world in countless ways. Here are only a few home furnishings out of the many...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.01.13

  14. Maya Pendant Lamp

    Maya Pendant Lamp

    Maya, a modular Mermelada Estudio design, is a hexagonal, powder-coated, folded-steel pendant lamp that can be used alone or in a cluster to form a honeycomb of light. Almerich, based in Valencia,...

  15. Made in L.A.
    In The Modern World

    Made in L.A.

    With its diverse architectural landscape and community that thrives on robust design discourse, Los Angeles is an ideal home for the annual Dwell on Design show. In June, the city will, once again,...

    04.16.13

  16. Jupiter Scrap Lights

    Jupiter Scrap Lights

    The duo behind Graypants studio are often found scouring Seattle’s streets for unblemished cardboard boxes—–the material that provides the structure for their signature fixtures....

    $129.00

  17. Insulated Weekend Cabin in South Africa
    Houses We Love

    Insulated Weekend Cabin in South Africa

    Eight years after construction began, this lakeside weekend home 80 miles outside Johannesburg, South Africa, received the long-awaited finishing touch that makes it an eye-catching thermal wonder.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.31.12

  18. Inspired Design

    Inspired Design

    The memory of designer Tobias Wong lived on at "Brokenoff Brokenoff," an exhibition hosted at Manhattan’s Gallery R’Pure. The show was composed of pieces interpreted by his...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.06.11

  19. In the Doghouse
    In The Modern World

    In the Doghouse

    A new project by Muji mastermind Kenya Hara celebrates the relationship between humans and dogs, one downloadable blueprint at a time.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.16.12

  20. Hideaway Cachet
    A Great Idea

    Hideaway Cachet

    A quirky mountain refuge by French designer Charlotte Perriand is an ingenious take on small-space living.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.01.12

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