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  1. Christina Fesmire's Swing and a Hit
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    Christina Fesmire's Swing and a Hit

    Christina Fesmire, an industrial design graduate from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, created the "Fugle Swing." Intrigued by the swing's nod to Scandinavian bentwood design...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.31.11

  2. An American Bookshelf in London
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    An American Bookshelf in London

    When Russian-born architect Andrei Saltykov designed his home in the UK, he put his love of the USA on the shelf.

    written by: Phyllis Richardson
    photos by: Will Pryce
    10.11.12

  3. Paint it Black
    House Tours

    Paint it Black

    This family of cost-conscious Hamburgers (freshly back in Germany after years abroad) converted a kitschy turn-of-the-century villa into a high-design home.

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    01.19.12

  4. Catch A Wave
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    Catch A Wave

    An undulating wall made from over 40,000 dowels adds a dose of awe to a Massachusetts loft.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: John Horner
    01.24.13

  5. Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan Reviews 5 Sleeper Sofas
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    Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan Reviews 5 Sleeper Sofas

    From sitting and sleeping to lolling and loitering, these new sleeper sofas are workaholics of relaxation—on either the day or the night shift.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    08.08.09

  6. 5 Modern Mailboxes
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    5 Modern 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

  7. Witold Rybczynski: Makeshift Metropolis
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    Witold Rybczynski: Makeshift Metropolis

    Witold Rybczynski has been called  “architecture’s voice in the world of letters” by The Weekly Standard. He writes about design and planning for The New York Times, the...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    01.01.11

  8. An Affordable Modern Home in Atlanta
    Houses We Love

    An Affordable Modern Home in Atlanta

    On a sloped creekside site in Atlanta, Georgia, architect Staffan Svenson elevates humble materials and basic geometries to craft an affordable modern home.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Gregory Miller
    01.08.14

  9. Dwell on Design Exhibition

    Dwell on Design Exhibition

    Step out of the pages of Dwell and onto our exhibition floor—where you may be filled with the eerie sensation of being in the magazine itself. See the latest in exterior design in our...

    03.31.09

  10. Kat Geiger Terrarium Trunk Show

    Kat Geiger Terrarium Trunk Show

    For the past seven years, Oakland–based designer Kat Geiger has created terrariums from found and re-used glassware. Come for the terrariums, and stay for the refreshments and live music.

    04.07.09

  11. Dwell Design Competition Phase II
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    Dwell Design Competition Phase II

    The time has come, folks. Phase One of Dwell's Innovate It! Contest is over and we've selected the winning submissions that will launch us into Phase Two. We chose three excellent suggestions for...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.09.09

  12. Recycling the Unrecyclable
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    Recycling the Unrecyclable

    It is nearly impossible to talk about materials today without invoking a full-fledged powwow about life cycle analysis, carbon footprints, and potential upcycling. Especially in the building...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    11.30.09

  13. Mona El Khafif: Design Build
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    Mona El Khafif: Design Build

    In 2006, architect and urban planner Mona El Khafif traded Vienna's wiener schnitzel for beignets in the Big Easy to teach at Tulane University's URBANbuild program. Now an associate professor of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.22.10

  14. 10 x 10: Dwell & Arkitip Artist Series
    Dwell on Design

    10 x 10: Dwell & Arkitip Artist Series

    Here at Dwell we've always acknowledged the power of great art, whether it's adorning the walls of a modern house, or gracing the pages of our magazine. Through the years, illustration and...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.22.10

  15. Backyard Retreat
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    Backyard Retreat

    When sustainable building advisor Megan Lea set out to build a backyard retreat, she knew that reclaimed materials would figure prominently into the design. What resulted is a polychrome of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Uwe Schneider
    12.06.11

  16. One Teakettle Wins the Tea-Off
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    One Teakettle Wins the Tea-Off

    Design competitions are all the rage these days, with the Internet making it easy to gather and disseminate good ideas from creative thinkers the world over. Recently World Kitchen—a brand...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.01.09

  17. The Future of Solar?
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    The Future of Solar?

    The Brooklyn–based start-up SMIT (Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology) was formed in 2005 by the brother and sister team of Samuel and Teresita Cochran. Their goal: to invent a hybrid...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.18.10

  18. A Tale of Two Tiny Cars
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    A Tale of Two Tiny Cars

    Now that gas prices in the U.S. are hovering around two dollars a gallon, what's happened to green driving?

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.24.09

  19. Occupy George
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    Occupy George

    Though the sprawling Occupy movement may not be able to agree to a central compact, or even list of demands, its message that wealth inequality in America is untenable is a pressing, and salient,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.08.11

  20. The 3107 Chair
    How To

    The 3107 Chair

    It takes nine sheets of veneer, two layers of cotton backing, up to five coats of paint, and 11 days to make a 3107 chair. We take you to the floor of Fritz Hansen's stackable-chair factory to show...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    07.20.09

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