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Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Design Seeker

This holiday season, the Dwell Store has assembled a series of gift guides to help find something for everyone on your list. This assortment of design gifts includes thoughtfully designed personal accessories and home accents alongside statement furniture and lighting. Perfect for the person on your gifting list that permanently resides on the cutting edge, this guide will satisfy even the most savvy design seeker. Discover eight distinctive gifts in this slideshow, and be sure to view the store's complete collection of gift guides.
October 27, 2014
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Get the Look: Wood Bathrooms

Though hard, nonporous surfaces like glass, steel, and tile typically come to mind in bathroom design, marine-grade wood can be a smart choice to warm up a bathing space.
October 27, 2014
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Concrete Hotel in Puerto Rico Plays with Light and Shadow

El Blok, a 22-room hotel in Vieques, Puerto Rico, strikes a unique profile—its meandering shape features numerous cut-outs that let light in, casting playful shadows. The LEED Gold-certified property, designed by San Juan-based firm Fuster + Architects, opened this fall. Click through the slideshow to peek inside.
October 27, 2014
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Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana

A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.
October 27, 2014
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5 Must-Read Books On Color

New releases on the wonderful world of color—or a palate-cleansing lack thereof.
October 25, 2014
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Painting the Modern World: Color-Saturated Design and Architecture

We dive into the wonderful world of color in Dwell's October 2014 issue, delving into how designers, architects, artists, hotels, companies, and educators saturate their surroundings.
October 25, 2014
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Sneak Peek of Neri & Hu's Home Concept for IMM Cologne 2015

Every year at IMM Cologne, the Das Haus installation gives a designer free reign to re-conceptualize the home in a large-scale installation. This year, Shanghai-based architecture firm Neri & Hu, run by principals Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, will bring their concept to Cologne. We recently got a glimpse of the design while it was still in progress in Shanghai, and spoke with the designers about their vision. Here, get a sneak peek of the concept and our conversation. We'll be on the ground in Cologne in January to report on the completed design—stay tuned!
October 24, 2014
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Marimekko Unveils Sea-Inspired Collection

Marimekko's spring/summer 2015 collection is the first line by Finnish artist and designer Kustaa Saksi. The characteristically bright array takes on an under-the-sea theme, and features variations of two prints—one inspired by sea anemones and the other by sea grass.
October 24, 2014
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Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight

The striking midcentury homes of Palm Springs are well-documented in photographs, books, and films. But simply by capturing the houses at night, Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford casts them in a whole new light—literally. In his shots, only moonlight illuminates the homes, which were designed by William Krisel and Dan Palmer in the period between 1955 and 1965. Recently displayed in an exhibition at Modern Times in Melbourne, the prints are also for sale.
October 24, 2014
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