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  1. Turkey Day Tableware

    Turkey Day Tableware

    It's just about turkey time so in the spirit of the holiday, we've put together some of our favorite tableware and serving plates to ease the kitchen-to-dining room heavy lifting.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.22.10

  2. Travel Accessories

    Travel Accessories

    Associate Editor Miyoko Ohtake: For the past few months, I’ve been in a Japan state of mind. This December, my sister and I are heading to the archipelago of our ancestors—our...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.16.09

  3. Tools of the Trade

    Tools of the Trade

    All serious cooks have one do-or-die utensil that they simply cannot live without—be it extralong ryoribashi or a dimpled copper pot for melting butter. We canvassed professionals and...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    01.02.10

  4. The Little Gadget that Could

    The Little Gadget that Could

     A seated 12-course dinner may still exist in some corner of the universe, but our favorite kind of to-do is the one that keeps a host out of the kitchen. These gadgets take the work out of...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.16.12

  5. The Internationals

    The Internationals

    From Singapore to Spain, join us on our globetrotting adventures in architecture with a bevy of slideshows and videos of several of this month's featured homes, plus selections of international...

    04.08.13

  6. The Full Spectrum

    The Full Spectrum

    Dwell senior editor Aaron Britt delves into color through the decades in "The Full Spectrum" - offering up a whimsical introduction to the power of color and a practical guide to original...

    08.02.10

  7. The Accessorized Gentleman

    The Accessorized Gentleman

    For a bit of portable design, the dapper Dan need look no further than this handy holiday guide to all the sundries that keeps a classy chap on course.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.02.10

  8. Teapots and Tea Kettles

    Teapots and Tea Kettles

    When I started entertaining at my upstate house I was stunned that many people don't drink coffee. Life without coffee? Never! But with more and more houseguests requesting tea, I decided to go a...

    03.10.10

  9. South Africa: Design Indaba 2010

    South Africa: Design Indaba 2010

    The annual Design Indaba Expo, held last weekend in Cape Town, South Africa, focuses solely on domestic talents. Some of these designs are available in American outlets like Anthropologie,...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.01.10

  10. Room & Board Finds

    Room & Board Finds

    Last week I took a little bus trip down to San Francisco's Design District to have a peek at what's new, and fairly new, from mod furniture purveyor Room & Board. I met up with Joe Darling who...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.09.10

  11. Pet Accessories

    Pet Accessories

    When thinking of gifts ideas for your loved ones during the holidays, one family member not to be forgotten is your adoring pet. I’ve picked some of my favorite accessories for your stylish...

    written by: Fida Sleiman
    11.20.09

  12. Outdoor Products We Love

    Outdoor Products We Love

    From chairs, to umbrellas, to grills, we've compiled some of our favorite outdoor products to inspire you to spend a little more time in your outdoor space.

    03.25.13

  13. 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

  14. Modern Jewelry

    Modern Jewelry

    Ever since I was a little girl, I have had an adoration for jewelry. So much so, I used to have a pretend shop in my room and I would sell my grandmother her own jewelry. I decided to select...

    written by: Leah King
    12.02.10

  15. Modern Jewelry

    Modern Jewelry

    Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but a truly unique piece of jewelry can be more precious than any gemstone. Unlike in years of yore, personal adornments are no longer worn simply to display...

    written by: Leah King
    12.15.11

  16. Modern Handbags

    Modern Handbags

    Handbags. You love them or you hate them. They can be a necessity, or they can be a bottomless pit of lost treasures. They can be a coveted piece that your favorite star is sporting, or they can be...

    written by: Leah King
    12.22.10

  17. Mid-Century Furniture for Kids

    Mid-Century Furniture for Kids

    Twee Womb chairs and tiny Tulip tables are not a recent fad invented by design blogs and enterprising modern furniture manufacturers—kid-size replicas of iconic pieces have always been de...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    01.22.10

  18. Made in the USA

    Made in the USA

    From sea to shining sea, the United States holds a wide stratum of makers. Here we’ve collected the newest products from our favorite welders, weavers, and woodworkers, to name just a few.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.10.12

  19. Last Minute Ideas for Kids

    Last Minute Ideas for Kids

    We are a family that loves Nerf guns, whoopee cushions and arcade prizes as much as the next one, but they always end up in the trash too soon due to their lack of longevity. After going through...

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.19.09

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