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  1. 17 Swedish Designers
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    17 Swedish Designers

    If there was one exhibition I longed to see last year, it was 17 Swedish Designers. The show features the work of, you guessed it, 17 young, female, Swedish designers and design groups who have all...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.03.11

  2. A Trivet Trove

    A Trivet Trove

    To protect and serve: the slogan of any good trivet. Make sure your prized tabletop doesn't become singed from fresh-out-of-the-oven casseroles nor soggy from a tasty chilled delight. This oft...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.03.11

  3. Audrey Vessels

    Audrey Vessels

    Despite their prickly, pineapple-like exterior, these vessels are soft to the touch. Handmade from felted 100 percent wool in Portland, Oregon, they’re better suited to housing a selection of...

  4. Bamboo

    Bamboo

    Pros The edges on the countertops are easy on the eyes. We swooned over the dark chestnut slice sandwiched by two oh-so-beauteous blonde pieces. Of all the materials, this is one that won’t...

    $20.00

  5. Bio-Glass

    Bio-Glass

    Pros The material is 100 percent recycled glass and each shade represents a single waste stream, be it flat glass or water bottles, wine bottles or beer bottles. Cons We tried to mar Bio-Glass, c...

    $100.00

  6. Bubble Smoke Digout Vase

    Bubble Smoke Digout Vase

    Slim stems and blooming buds appear to hover in this faintly tinted glass double bubble.

    $11.70

  7. Ceasarstone Recycled

    Ceasarstone Recycled

    Pros Since we’re not looking to replace our countertops with the seasons, there’s nothing better than a lifetime warranty, which Caesarstone offers to residential customers. Its nonpo...

    $12.00

  8. Dwell Investigates 7 Eco-friendly Countertops
    Product Reviews

    Dwell Investigates 7 Eco-friendly Countertops

    We used and abused seven eco-friendly countertops to investigate if they could stand the heat of Dwell’s kitchen.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    09.21.11

  9. Eco

    Eco

    Pros Eco by Cosentino consists of 75 percent postindustrial or postconsumer materials, which nabbed them a Cradle to Cradle Silver and Greenguard certification. Its nonporous surface needs no seal...

    $68.00

  10. Filmore Clark: American Tile
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    Filmore Clark: American Tile

    In the October 2011 issue we're spotlighting all of our favorite American-made design. To lend a hand, we've asked Michael and Ruth Storc of the great site Design Patriot to share their top Made...

    written by: Michael Storc
    09.15.11

  11. Fish Trivet

    Fish Trivet

    Perfect for those with a penchant for the nautical, this nifty fish-shaped trivet is a surefire way to dress you dinner table in style.

    $38.00

  12. Hexmat Trivet

    Hexmat Trivet

    This 100-percent wool felt trivet is an attractive array of interlocking triangles. In addition to protecting your prized pieces of furniture from hot kettles or casseroles, it also champions a...

    $90.00

  13. IceStone

    IceStone

    Pros IceStone is one of the most popular recycled countertops out there. All braggadocio aside, they earned a Cradle to Cradle Gold. A spectrum of colors is available—21 to be exact. While P...

    $49.00

  14. IceStone

    IceStone is a Brooklyn-based manufacturer of recycled surfaces.

    09.21.11

  15. ICFF 2011: From the Show Floor
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    ICFF 2011: From the Show Floor

    I'll admit, it's a little daunting stepping onto the show floor at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), held for a long May weekend every year at the Javits Convention Center in...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.18.11

  16. KBIS 2011: Part 1
    Travel Reports

    KBIS 2011: Part 1

    This week, we headed to the annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (more commonly referred to as KBIS, pronouced "k-biz") in Las Vegas, Nevada, to check in with favorite manufacturers and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.29.11

  17. KBIS 2011: Part 2
    Travel Reports

    KBIS 2011: Part 2

    Our second update from the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center and the 2011 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show includes outdoor kitchens, hybrid gas-charcoal grills, and a $6,400 toilet that will...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.02.11

  18. KBIS 2011: Part 3
    Travel Reports

    KBIS 2011: Part 3

    Here we are with our final report from the 2011 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, held this year in Las Vegas (it's heading back to Chicago in 2012). In this slideshow, we take a peek inside Toto's...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.11

  19. Mjölk: Favorite Product Picks
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    Mjölk: Favorite Product Picks

    Storeowners Juli Daoust and John Baker scout Scandinavia and Japan for the best designs in each region to bring back the best of their finds to their Toronto shop Mjölk (pronounced "mi...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.11

  20. Modern Space-Efficient Family Home in San Francisco
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    Modern Space-Efficient Family Home in San Francisco

    To convert a musty mid-century house with a nonsensical floor plan into a modern and space-efficient family home, three intrepid designers played a bit of architectural Tetris.

    written by: Rachel Levin
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    10.20.11

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