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Stylish Modern Housewares and Accessories from Makr

Makr, a company based in Winter Park, Florida, offers an array of minimalist wares that we're itching to own. Jason Gregory is at the helm of the seven-person company and personally does all of the design work and creates all of the patterns for the products, which include wallets, bags, chairs, shelves, and more. "The reason I make things is because of the process," he says, "finding out ways to put things together and the enjoyment of turning something flat into something dimensional." Makr manufactures all of its products in Florida (except for its journals, which are produced elsewhere in the South) and produces its small items—like leather goods—in its 3,000-square-foot workshop. Larger items are outsourced to local manufacturers due to the ability to work in small batches, the flexibility to modify and tweak a design, and the convenience in working with another company face-to-face, all of the . "It's not about a 'local' bandwagon movement," Gregory says about his decision to stay in-state. "It's because I can go to a place and discuss want to accomplish. We often work with older fabricators and try to get them to do something design driven."
October 1, 2014
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Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist

In the remote San Juan Islands, an artist and an architect collaborate on a modern residence dedicated to creative pursuits.
October 1, 2014
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Modern Vignettes at Dwell on Design New York

Following the Dwell Store’s first physical appearance at Dwell on Design Los Angeles in June and its pop-up retail store at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, the store made its third IRL appearance at Dwell on Design New York in October 2014. Maintaining Dwell’s tenet that the modern home is a livable home, the Dwell Store’s installation features a dining room tablescape, successfully bringing the image of a Dwell dining room to life.
October 1, 2014
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Cramped Kitchen Transformed Into an Inviting Hub

In northern New Jersey, a cramped kitchen is reborn as a welcoming space for cooking and entertaining.
October 1, 2014
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Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Rental Kitchen

While renters might not be able to rip out cabinets or excise egregious countertops, there are practical fixes that needn’t last longer than your lease. Deb Perelman, author of the food blog Smitten Kitchen, has encountered her share of cook space conundrums in the 14 years she’s been a New York City renter—insufficient storage, unsightly counters, and one kitchen that was a mere 42 square feet. Despite those challenges, she’s been able to make do with a few effective, affordable, and temporary solutions. “I look for things I can take with me to the next apartment,” she says. Here, Perelman shares her tips.
September 30, 2014
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Iconic Midcentury Bank Repurposed in Palm Springs

E. Stewart Williams’s Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan building from 1961 gains new life as the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center.
September 30, 2014
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Four Danish Designers You Need to Know Now

Get to know Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm, Jakob Jørgensen, Line Depping, and Pernille Snedker Hansen—four rising Danish design talents who will appear at Dwell on Design NY.
September 30, 2014
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VividAR Lets You Visualize Your Space Before You Buy Anything [Sponsored]

When it comes to furnishing your home, there's nothing worse than buying a sofa, getting it delivered, and only then realizing it doesn't look quite right where you envisioned it. VividWorks aims to change that with its VividAR technology, an application that lets interior designers virtually rearrange furniture and test out different finishes using images of their space. Dwell and VividWorks selected three designers to beta-test VividAR over a three-month period, using their own projects as material. Click through the slideshow to see the panelists' creations.
September 30, 2014
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