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Yield Design Co

Modern Accessories by Yield Design Co. Blend Old and New

Rachel Gant and Andrew Deming founded Yield Design Co. in San Francisco in 2012. Now based in Saint Augustine, Florida, the studio designs items that blend traditional values with modern innovations. From thoughtfully colored planters to minimalist storage solutions, Yield Design Co.'s products celebrate the possibilities of American design.
September 9, 2014
La Geode reflective dome in Paris

Best of Maison & Objet 2014

We spent the week in Paris, scoping out the new designs unveiled at Maison & Objet. Click through the slideshow to see our editors' favorite finds at the show and beyond, as documented on Instagram. (Follow @dwellmagazine for more modern design favorites.)
September 9, 2014
oralb smart toothbrush

Smart Toothbrush Tracks Your Brushing Habits

For the people who use them regularly, fitness trackers give feedback that can be the difference between staying on the couch and getting up and going for a walk. It seems logical that the same motivation-through-metrics idea might eventually make its way to toothbrushing. When synched with the free Oral B app on an iOS or Android device, the Oral-B SmartSeries brushes connect via Bluetooth and give x-y graphs showing your brushing habits. Two models will be available: $219 for the Oral-B SmartSeries 7000 and $159 for the Oral-B SmartSeries 5000.
August 14, 2014
Wooden swing with rope handles

Spotlight on Peg and Awl: Home Products with History

Philadelphia–based Peg and Awl was founded by husband and wife design team Margaux and Walter Kent. The company creates products made from old materials, including reclaiming wood from 19th-century floorboards and repurposing found charms into jewelry. The duo is dedicated to creating new from old, maintaining history in each of the products they create.
August 7, 2014
Wooden bowl and cutting board

10 Dwell Store Picks from the Kitchen Experts at Food52

At Dwell, we are big fans of Food52, and can often be found browsing Provisions, its well-curated store of artisanal products, over our lunch breaks. Here, Food52 founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs share their favorite picks from the Dwell Store. Their selections, ranging from minimal sugar bowls to bright wireframe chairs, are both practical and pleasing additions to a kitchen (and beyond). Click through the slideshow to shop their favorite pieces.
July 31, 2014
stellamg

5 Modern Ceiling Fans

Founded in 1997 by industrial designer Ron Rezek, Modern Fan Company designs and manufactures ceiling fans for modern interiors. Fans are available with or without lights, and are ideal for high ceilinged rooms or covered porches. From simple to sculptural, these five fans from the Dwell Store will suit your modern home.
July 31, 2014
Dyson handheld vacuum head.

Dyson Wireless Handheld Vacuum for Small Jobs

James Dyson made his name making high-end, beautifully structured, and functionally impressive vacuum cleaners. An offshoot from the typical canister and upright vacuums Dyson makes is its wireless handhelds, the latest of which is the DC59 Motorhead. The benefit of one of these models is that since they’re so light and maneuverable, it’s easier to clean intermittently. The DC59 can’t match the suction power of a dedicated upright, but it's ideal for quick dust removal, sucking up spider webs, or clearing broken glass. Available for $550.
July 28, 2014
Nosiboo babycare nasal aspirator in pink and blue.

Nasal Aspirator for Young Children

Caring for a young child is full of unglamorous but necessary practices, but this pediatrician-designed device is meant to make nasal care more hygienic and effective. Babies cannot breathe through their noses until they hit six months of age, and even after that age, they’re not able to properly blow their noses. That means their nasal passages and sinuses can clog and play host for germs or inhibit proper breathing. Nasal aspirators draw out the mucus to alleviate congestion, and the Nosiboo is to other drug store aspirators as a Dyson is to other vacuum cleaners. Available online, $192.
July 28, 2014
Neon and glass nightclub pop-up

The Design Community that Defines New York City

A biennial at New York's MAD Museum, open through October 12, 2014, explores the rich design community of New York City—a group whose creations set the tone of the ever-shifting city. "It’s expensive to have space to produce and make one’s work in New York City," says curator Jake Yuzna. "Those who choose to come to NYC, and/or stay in NYC, fight against that tide—they strive to change the cultural landscape of the city, and through their adaptive practices, are doing it." Click through the slideshow for a look at some of the pieces on view.
July 24, 2014
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