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Daniel Libeskind Designs Table for Marina Abramovic Exercise

A limited-edition table released by Moroso brings together the high art and design worlds. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the 'Counting the Rice' table is an embodiment of an exercise staged by the Marina Abramovic Institute that involves counting grains of rice for six hour or more—the type of body-demanding experiment for which the contemporary artist is known.
November 17, 2014
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Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Midcentury Junkie

For the Nelson enthusiast and Panton fan on your holiday list, look no further than the Midcentury Junkie collection from the Dwell Store. Wow them with a classic midcentury light, statement wall clock, or get them a collection of all of their favorites with Vitra’s miniature collection. View the complete collection here, and be sure to check out all of the Dwell Store’s holiday picks.
November 12, 2014
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An Enclave of Modern Cottages in New York's Hudson Valley

At Hudson Woods, architect Drew Lang creates a modern community with a strong local flavor.
November 12, 2014
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The Future is Here: Self-Assembling Furniture Powered by Mini Robots

Arranging and rearranging furniture isn’t uncommon, but what if your chairs and tables could anticipate your needs and reconfigure themselves? Roombots, a project from Ecole Polytechnique Federerale de Lausanne (EPFL) that was funded by the Swiss NCCR in Robotics, explores simple modular robots that create moving, self-assembling furniture.
November 11, 2014

These Studios of Scandinavian Designers Are Bursting with Creativity

A book profiling workspaces ends up revealing the personalities of Scandinavian creatives, craftspeople, and makers.
November 4, 2014
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How to Find the Perfect Modern Bar Stool

There’s no denying the appeal of a seat at the bar; it’s where everybody knows your name, after all. As a design element at home, it offers a more casual and space-efficient alternative to formal dining. Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, principals of the New York design firm Roman and Williams, dispense expert advice on how to shop for a stool. Then we review the six seats that earned the Dwell seal of approval.
November 4, 2014
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A Clever System Turns Nearly Anything into a Shelf

Two Detroit-based designers create a brilliant system that turns nearly any flat surface into a shelf or table. We go behind the scenes to see how the products are made.
November 3, 2014
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Designer Celebrates Los Angeles with Local Design Approach

Armen Sevada Gharabegian, head of Los Angeles–based Lounge22 and Ethos Design, shares his philosophies on the importance of working locally.
October 31, 2014

The New Language of Latin American Design

An exhibition showcases the experimental edge of the region's design culture.
October 20, 2014