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  1. The Frozen Fountain
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    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

  2. Ladles Not Labels
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    Ladles Not Labels

    Fed up with men's fashion, Rachel Wythe-Moran and Simon Watkins of East London's Labour and Wait cooked up a plan to align their creative instincts and passion for practical design.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.02.10

  3. Design Shop Visit: ReForm School in Silver Lake
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    Design Shop Visit: ReForm School in Silver Lake

    Business as usual for ReForm School founders Billie Lopez and Tootie Maldonado means far more than simply managing their popular Silver Lake, California, shop. Whether exploring thrift stores for...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Brigitte Sire
    03.12.10

  4. A Knight's Retail
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    A Knight's Retail

    "I can never understand why people employ decorators," posits Sir Terence Conran, a man whose surname is synonymous with design. "One of the great joys in life is collecting things...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Paul Wetherell
    06.14.10

  5. Free City Shop, Los Angeles
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    Free City Shop, Los Angeles

    Nina Garduno recently opened her shop Free City—a mix between an actual store and a design commune–on Highland Avenue in Hollywood. She started the company in 2002, inspired by her ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.01.10

  6. Text Appeal
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    Text Appeal

    Will Robison and Jacob Krupnick believe that transforming basic transactions into “retail experiments” will change the rapport we have with what we buy. Subports launched in late 2009...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Anna Wolf
    11.24.10

  7. Retail's Details
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    Retail's Details

    Few feelings equal the rush of shopping in the center of the universe with cold hard cash—–or credit—–burning a hole in the pocket. New York retail is so good, however, it...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.28.11

  8. Hero Design Studio
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    Hero Design Studio

    For many setting out to make it on their own, a storefront is a destination. But for husband-wife team Mark Brickey and Beth Manos Brickey of Hero Design Studio, their shop in Buffalo's Allentown...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.05.11

  9. Supernatural San Francisco
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    Supernatural San Francisco

    A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a lunch thrown by Claudia Mahecha and Robert Allen, in celebration of the opening of their new Potrero Hill design showroom Supernatural. After...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.22.11

  10. Visiting H.D. Buttercup
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    Visiting H.D. Buttercup

    Without condoning knockoffs, let me say: It is a thrill to walk into a furniture shop and discover a slew of handsome and vaguely familiar-looking design pieces that I can actually afford. This was...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.17.11

  11. Consumer Retorts
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    Consumer Retorts

    Chris Houston, the charmingly curmudgeonly owner of Modern Artifacts in San Francisco, is not your typical retailer. Though his shop is packed to the rafters with an eclectic and highly covetable...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Chloe Aftel
    05.27.11

  12. Kristi Reimers of Eco Carmel
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    Kristi Reimers of Eco Carmel

    In August 2010, Kristi Reimers opened the doors of her shop Eco Carmel to fulfill a dream of starting her own businesses and also to make a difference to her Carmel, California, community and to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.30.11

  13. America's Regional Design
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    America's Regional Design

    Sure, buying American is something to get behind—we're celebrating it all month long—but if for you buying local is about makers across town, not across state lines, then these...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.13.11

  14. The Seekers
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    The Seekers

    Thanks to the Vintage Bazaar, a pop-up market started by locals Katherine Raz and Libby Alexander, the Windy City is brimming with prime design finds.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.13.11

  15. Furniture Fresh from South Central L.A.
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    Furniture Fresh from South Central L.A.

    In our October 2011 issue we're spotlighting all of our favorite American-made design. To lend a hand, we've asked Michael and Ruth Storc of the great site Design Patriot to share their top Made...

    written by: Ruth Storc
    09.28.11

  16. The Best of Horne
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    The Best of Horne

    Browsing online design shops peeping at awesome housewares and furniture counts as 'work' here at Dwell, and I recently discovered what might be my new favorite design resource: Horne, founded by...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.10.11

  17. Aether's Airstream
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    Aether's Airstream

    Here at Dwell, we love all things Airstream, that modernist silver bullet racing toward the freedom of the open road. And though some of the best Airstream design takes the object as a mobile home,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.27.11

  18. The Wood Life
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    The Wood Life

    Wiet Hekking’s specialty shop in the heart of Amsterdam displays the best of bent-ply furniture, past and present.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Mirjam Bleeker
    12.28.11

  19. Protect and Conserve
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    Protect and Conserve

    Driven by “an evangelical zeal to save things,” Adam Hills and Maria Speake artfully repurpose landfill-bound materials at their London architectural salvage and design business,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Ben Anders
    01.07.12

  20. Inside Saturdays NYC
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    Inside Saturdays NYC

    A surf shop in New York City? Unexpected, sure, but also incredibly chic. Saturdays NYC was founded by three friends, avid surfers who "saw a massive opportunity to bring the surf scene to the city...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.29.12

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