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Best of Belgium: Three Days in Antwerp

It's hard to narrow down the highlights of a recent trip Dwell took to Belgium—a whirlwind week covering Antwerp, Ghent, and Brussels, spent meeting architects and designers, exploring neighborhoods, and scouting design shops and houses. Here are some of our favorite discoveries in Antwerp, a city that melds the medieval, Gothic, modernist, and breathtakingly contemporary with aplomb. Stay tuned for the rest of the best, including what we saw in Ghent and Brussels, posting on later this week.
September 18, 2012
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And The Winner of Love What You Do Is…

Over 900 readers answered our call to share why they love design in our Love What You Do contest, presented in partnership with Dyson. We posted the entries for popular vote—on the line was a $5,000 grant for the winner—and received over 10,000 votes. Hanni Liliedahl Silacci of Monterey, California, stood out with her “Version of Existence” entry and was crowned the grand prize winner.  Her words left no question to both readers and the Dwell staff of exactly why she is passionate about design.
September 15, 2012
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Reader DIY: A Modern Granite Grill

We love hearing stories about how our magazine and website have inspired readers to tackle their own modern design projects, at any scale—whether it be a full-blown house or, as featured on the Letters page of our July/August issue, a combination magazine rack and end table made from repurposed issues of Dwell. So we were excited to receive photos of this BBQ grill, sent in by Luciano Marques.
September 13, 2012
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10 Minutes with Marc Newson

Throughout his decades-long career, Australian industrial designer Marc Newson has produced prolifically. His diverse body of work includes furniture, jewelry, fashion, a boat for Riva, a concept car for Ford, a jetpack, and a spaceplane. Marc Newson. Works—a new 610-page, 13-by-17-inch tome published by Taschen—catalogues his designs and includes detailed concept sketches, in-process and finished product images, essays, and an in-depth interview. Dwell recently caught up with the designer at the Beverly Hills Taschen store before he signed copies of his first limited-edition release of the book. In the span of just ten minutes, he shared his thoughts on problem solving in design, the unparalleled success of the Lockheed Lounge, creating nickel surfboards for 100-foot-waves, future designs, and how he flies in his dreams.
September 13, 2012
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In Memoriam: Bill Moggridge

We are sorry to report that Bill Moggridge, director of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, passed away this weekend. Dwell mourns the passing of a good friend, an excellent thinker and leader, and a man who through his many accomplishments championed a better world through good design.
September 9, 2012
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Join us on Pinterest!

At Dwell, we're constantly inspired by design at all scales, in all forms, all over the world. Whether you're hunting for small space solutions, browsing furniture finds, or exploring the world of modern art, our multiplying Pinterest boards offer a daily peek into the online creative discoveries that inform our point of view. Join us today and we may just "repin" you!
September 7, 2012
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Designer Spotlight: Ray Eames

Dwell features Eames furniture often, and it can be all too easy to see Charles and Ray Eames as an indivisible unit: they worked together, dressed similarly, and by all accounts had a perfectly happy marriage. But, it is important to recognize both of them as independent minds and partners, here Dwell turns the spotlight on Ray.  
September 5, 2012
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Decked Out

It's our humble opinion that summers are best spent reclining on a warm sunny deck with a refreshing beverage in hand and a cool breeze blowing. In honor of this seasonal ritual, here are seven homes that managed to carve out a bit of outdoor space, whether they're sandwiched within the narrow streets of a historic Mediterranean city, built at the confluence of forested and rocky topographies in Norway, or sited beachside in Amagansett, New York.
September 1, 2012
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Friday Finds 08.24.12

In a fresh installment of our popular Friday Finds series, the staff of Dwell shares its favorite design, art, music, and photography discoveries.
August 24, 2012