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  1. Indoor Garden Kits
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    Indoor Garden Kits

    Dear Dwell, I'd like to grow edible herbs and plants, but since I live in a tiny apartment with no outdoor space, I'm looking for a garden I can grow on my kitchen counter. Can you help?

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.26.09

  2. Dog Beds
    Product Reviews

    Dog Beds

    Dear Dwell: Our dog is spending more time in bed than my husband; I think its time to get her one of her own. Can you recommend designs that a pampered pup will enjoy? —Ella Zupen, San ...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Stan Musilek
    01.26.09

  3. Mailboxes
    Product Reviews

    Mailboxes

    Dear Dwell, I've searched all over for an interesting mailbox—something other than a large-mouthed bass with a fin for a flag. Are there any modern mailboxes out there?

    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    01.26.09

  4. Coatracks
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    Coatracks

    Dear Dwell: I'm sick of living like a slob. Now that I've finally got a nice place to hang my hat, I need something to hang it on. Can you recommend some off-the-hook coatracks that don't look l...

    written by: Hannah Hunt
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.25.09

  5. Salt and Pepper Shakers
    Product Reviews

    Salt and Pepper Shakers

    Dear Dwell: I've been looking for modern salt-and-pepper shakers, but all I've found are tchotchkes and diner-style pillars. What do you recommend? —Cheryl LeGasse, San Francisco, Calio...

    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    01.25.09

  6. Modern Wall Clocks
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    Modern Wall Clocks

    We’ve started a new year and entered a new era of strained economics, so now more than ever is the time to be on top of things—which got me thinking recently about modern wall clocks.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.19.09

  7. Greg Lynn Recycled Toy Furniture
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    Greg Lynn Recycled Toy Furniture

    Perhaps you have spent your entire life thinking that plastic bath toys were very unsophisticated. Rubber Ducky has never been a picture of refinement. It's not too late to transform your opinion,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.18.09

  8. Giant Ferris Wheel, All Aboard. Bilbao Effect, Everybody Off!
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    Giant Ferris Wheel, All Aboard. Bilbao Effect, Everybody Off!

    Well, the London Eye has done it: Singapore has its own giant Ferris wheel, as does Nanchang and as of December 20th of last year Melbourne Australia has one too. Beijing and Berlin have...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.16.09

  9. Eric Ryan of Method reviews 5 front-loading washers and dryers
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    Eric Ryan of Method reviews 5 front-loading washers and dryers

    For all of the grass stain–elimination contests we see on TV among name-brand laundry detergents, it’s the washers and dryers that do the heavy lifting. Now the machines are stealing...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Douglas Adesko
    01.13.09

  10. Modern Correspondence
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    Modern Correspondence

    If one of your New Year's resolutions was to keep in better touch with family and friends, consider doing it in style the old fashioned way (you know—with paper, a pen, and an actual stamp?).

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.12.09

  11. Sing for Your Supper, Kid
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    Sing for Your Supper, Kid

    Though it was released in 2006, lately I've been appreciating David Weeks' Sing Sing Dinner Plate. Purportedly a copy of the actual food-trays used at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.12.09

  12. Björk Pouffe and Rug

    Björk Pouffe and Rug

    I, too, thought these rugs and poufs were homages to the Icelandic singer but no—björk means birch tree in Swedish, and the striated pattern, achieved through a warp of cotton...

    $240.00

  13. Taika Plate

    Taika Plate

    A friend who recently got married registered for Taika dinnerware, and I was immediately smitten with Klaus Haapaniemi's whimsical illustrations for this Iitalia line. Taika (which means "...

    $40.00

  14. Kuksa Finnish Camping Cups

    Kuksa Finnish Camping Cups

    We love these hand-carved cups, made from rare arctic birch burl and outfitted with a reindeer leather strap. Apparently the cups are antiseptic and don't need to be cleaned between uses, so they...

    $65.00

  15. Plus Salt and Pepper Grinder

    Plus Salt and Pepper Grinder

    This salt and pepper grinder, designed by Norway Says for Muuto, is available in white, black, and natural beech wood, but our favorite is this playful multi-colored version. The stacked components...

    $85.00

  16. Cork Trivet

    Cork Trivet

    The simplest and cutest trivet I've seen in a while, from the Danish company Ferm Living. A chain of cork balls on a raw leather string—so simple, so clever. Plus, affordable!

    $22.00

  17. Stay at My Home
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    Stay at My Home

    What is it to be a great host? Chocolates on the pillow? Free wifi? Fresh slippers? Swiss designers Nicole Lehner and Luzia Kalin created this project as a Bachelor's thesis on hospitality at the...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    01.09.09

  18. How they make it

    Dyson Airblade: Concept

    In 2004, Dyson was exploring new ways to use its patented Dyson digital motor (DDM), which contains a virtually frictionless setup and was developed to make small vacuum cleaners for the Japanese...

    01.02.09

  19. How they make it

    Dyson Airblade: Research

    Research in air filtration and house-hold cleanliness had already led Dyson to build an in-house testing laboratory overseen by microbiologist Toby Saville. “There wasn’t an established...

    01.02.09

  20. How they make it

    Dyson Airblade: Prototyping

    With the technology to produce a 400-mph wind capable of drying a person’s hands in 12 seconds, the next step was to design a shell. Starting with cardboard and foam models, the team devised...

    01.02.09

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