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  1. Christien Meindertsma: Act Local
    Interviews

    Christien Meindertsma: Act Local

    Since graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003, Rotterdam-based Christine Meinderstma has carved a niche for herself exploring the stories of ordinary objects. Take her book PIG (2007),...

    written by: Jane Szita
    08.02.12

  2. Frolla Armchair by Skitsch
    Product

    Frolla Armchair by Skitsch

    Beanbag chairs are mainstays in most family rooms, dens, and children's rooms and it's no wonder since they're casual, comfortable, and easy to move. Italian design company Skitsch just launched...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.10.12

  3. Kaleido Trays by HAY
    Product

    Kaleido Trays by HAY

    One of our favorite finds from Stockholm Design Week was HAY's Kaleido tray. We're not sure what we like most—the array of sizes, the palette of unexpected colors, or the way that one can...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.27.12

  4. Handled With Care
    My House

    Handled With Care

    In Warsaw, Poland, a resident breathes new life into an old apartment by dismantling, then reassembling, his late grandmother's hodgepodge of wooden furniture and creates a self-contained do-it-all...

    02.06.13

  5. Young Designers on Display in Milan
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    Young Designers on Display in Milan

    It's no secret that during the annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, one of our favorite stops is SaloneSatellite, the portion of the fair devoted to young designers under the age of 35...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.19.13

  6. Virtuous Cycles: The Bike Design Project
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    Virtuous Cycles: The Bike Design Project

    A design competition with five teams, fives cities, and one urban utility bike for the masses.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.11.14

  7. And the Playhaus Winner Is...
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    And the Playhaus Winner Is...

    We joined James Hardie in the sandbox and tasked Dwellers to wow us with renderings of fantastical funhouses for the mini design enthusiasts in the making. Whether inspired by Bauhaus or Versailles...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    03.16.12

  8. Emerging Voices Lecture Series: graciastudio & SO – IL
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    Emerging Voices Lecture Series: graciastudio & SO – IL

    Last Thursday, the Architectural League hosted the first in a series of lectures from the recipients of the 2013 Emerging Voices program. Selected for the promise they have shown in forging unique...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.12.13

  9. The Modern Renovated Home of Glee Star Jayma Mays
    House Tours

    The Modern Renovated Home of Glee Star Jayma Mays

    Armed with a keen eye for design and a yen for vintage furniture shopping, Glee star Jayma Mays and actor Adam Campbell revitalize a formerly jumbled Los Angeles house.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Floto + Warner
    06.05.13

  10. Bogobrush: A Green and Socially Minded Toothbrush
    Product Reviews

    Bogobrush: A Green and Socially Minded Toothbrush

    Look and feel good with the Bogobrush. Beautifully designed and ecologically sound, the company will send the same high-quality brush to someone in need when purchased through their website. To...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.10.13

  11. Building the Maxon House: Week 26
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 26

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    09.07.11

  12. LinePosters
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    LinePosters

    With offices in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, Dwell can't help but be proud of the transit advancements and accessibility in the cities where we work. Graphic designer Cayla Ferari and...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.21.13

  13. A Modern Mother's Day
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    A Modern Mother's Day

    Once a year just doesn't seem like enough to honor and thank the mothers of the world, but since the official day is coming up, we thought we'd help you out with some great ideas to make this...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    04.29.13

  14. From the Show Floor: Modern Family
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Modern Family

    The Modern Family Zone was once again a hoppin’ spot for the young visitors of Dwell on Design, with cool, eco-friendly and innovative furniture and playthings. Adults and kids alike...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    06.26.11

  15. All About Japanese Soaking Tubs
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    All About Japanese Soaking Tubs

    For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became popular indoors, too. Relaxing in steaming neck-high water marks the end of...

    written by: Silvia Cavallini
    02.05.13

  16. How New York City Developed its Wayfinding Signage
    A Great Idea

    How New York City Developed its Wayfinding Signage

    Our City Living issue, due out on newsstands September 10, focuses on design and architecture in urban locales. Here we turn our eye to the challenges of navigating a city and how graphic design...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.29.13

  17. "Postmodernism" at the V&A Museum
    Event Spotlight

    "Postmodernism" at the V&A Museum

    "Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990," on view at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum through January 15th 2012, is the first major exhibition to take a long, hard look...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    10.17.11

  18. Barcelona, Day One
    Travel Reports

    Barcelona, Day One

    When the plane's wheels touched ground this morning at 7am, it was still dark in Barcelona. We, a motley crew of design-website editors, had just spent a long eight hours flying over the Atlantic...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    01.26.11

  19. A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning
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    A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning

    At America's first urban planning conference, held in New York in 1898, a British planner asked whether he and his colleagues were striving for beautiful people or beautiful cities. Is urban...

    written by: Amanda Erickson
    09.05.12

  20. Better x Design: Teddy Cruz
    Travel Reports

    Better x Design: Teddy Cruz

    Providence is all abuzz with "A Better World By Design" this weekend, a three-day conference thrown by students at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently in...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    10.04.09

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