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Wallpaper design by Karla Pruitt

Gilding the Lilypad

February 28, 2013
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Shop Talk: 10 New Pieces from Totokaelo Art—Object

Seattle-based readers (and online shoppers with a passion for fashion) may be well aware of Totokaelo, the Capitol Hill-based purveyor of avant-garde design. Last June, founder Jill Wenger opened a designier branch of her shop, Totokaelo Art—Object, that peddles thoughtfully curated, often one-of-a-kind wares from artisans the world over. Some of them (Grain Design, Fort Standard, Robert Lewis, Doug Johnston) have appeared in Dwell, and the rest of them may yet someday. Here's a look at ten of the shop's best and newest pieces for the home.
February 27, 2013
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Color Riot

February 26, 2013

Dwell on Design Artist-in-Residence: Tanya Aguiñiga

Furniture designer, craftsperson, and community activist Tanya Aguiñiga will be the artist-in-residence at Dwell on Design, bringing to the exhibition an artful, interactive process of providing handcrafted pieces to those living in Los Angeles shelters.
February 26, 2013
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Shape Shifters

February 25, 2013
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The Story Behind the Bestseller: JANUS et Cie

The bad news, folks, is that it's still winter. The good news? Dwell's April Indoor/Outdoor Living issue is about to hit newsstands and balmier temperatures will be here before you can say "powder-coated steel lounge chair." In collecting products and furniture to feature in the issue, we asked outdoor furniture companies to tell us why certain pieces have become hallmarks for their brand. Why is something a bestseller? Why do customers respond so well to certain silhouettes? We put that query to the powers behind JANUS et Cie, and here's what they had to say about two modern outdoor armchairs.
February 22, 2013
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The Comforts of Evil

It is possible that in the depths of Hades, the devil indeed sits on a baroque throne made from the horns of endangered species, with a hard wooden seat. We are more troubled by the image of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, memorable villain of You Only Live Twice, ensconced in a leather G. Plan wingback chair, stroking his milky white Turkish Angora cat and murmuring to James Bond, “As you can see, I am about to inaugurate a little war—you can watch it on TV.” The man just makes evil look so comfortable. The Craigslist hunt for vintage modern design continues in this, our second installment.
February 21, 2013
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Furniture Design Series: The Coffee Table

For the third installment in our table design series, (see the Dining Table series here and the Kitchen Table series here) we focus on the hardworking coffee table, center of everything from meals to mail to books to tired feet. Here are eight of our favorite coffee tables that are sure to live up to their serious furniture responsibility. Next up: The Side Table.
February 14, 2013
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Furniture Design Series: The Dining Table

In this second installment of our design series focused on tables, we take at look at the dining table. The dining table sets the stage for family gatherings, dinner parties, and the general merriment that comes from hosting and entertaining in your home. Here, we highlight 10 gorgeous picks for dining in style. Take a look at our past installment, The Kitchen Table and stay tuned for the next episode: The Coffee Table.
February 13, 2013