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Downstairs of Trattoria Popolare in Oslo.

5 Places to Visit in Oslo

The Scandinavian city offers a talented but humble design scene that plays homage to the rugged Nordic climate.
August 18, 2014
moinian meili house living room viewing patio

How to Build a Design Collection

It’s never too late to start collecting modern furniture. Take inspiration from these well-furnished interiors, which bring design classics out of the museum and into home.
August 18, 2014
White staircase with under stair storage

Spacious All-White London Flat Is—Surprise!—Less Than 600 Square Feet

With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet.
August 18, 2014
Bright modern living room renovation with red chair and graphic prints

Bright Renovation of a Tiny Manhattan Apartment

A husband-and-wife architect team transforms a 607-square-foot Manhattan apartment into an open and bright home for two graphic designers.
August 18, 2014
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LEGO Blocks Made from Chocolate

File under fantasy materials: LEGO-like blocks made from chocolate. In a Willy Wonka-esque move, designer Akihiro Mizuuchi has created a comestible that can be used to construct edible models. Modular building fans, eat your heart out.
August 15, 2014
sculptural pendant light designed to resemble flowers

Sculptural Pendant Lights from Moooi

Dutch company Moooi was founded in 2001 by Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers. The name derives from “mooi,” the Dutch word for beautiful, and the company maintains that the extra ‘o’ in the name represents the heightened value of beauty and distinctiveness that it strives for. Click through the slideshow to see some of our favorite Moooi pendant lights.
August 15, 2014
Classic walnut midcentury modern inspired side table with storage

Wooden Furniture Handcrafted in Minnesota

Matt Eastvold founded Eastvold Furniture 11 years ago, but the Minnesota native says he'd been doing woodworking as a hobby long before that. The furniture maker designs and creates heirloom-quality furniture, including credenzas, beds, and tables, that are engineered to endure. New at the Dwell Store, Eastvold's furniture collection blends traditional woodworking techniques and modern elegance.
August 14, 2014
detail school mural

Rebuilding Schools Through Art and Community

There's no denying: high school architecture is often less than inspired. With the help of New Haven-based architecture firm Svigals + Partners, students of the city's Lincoln-Bassett School gave their hallways a burst of color (and inspiration to boot) by covering them with murals before going back to school for the fall. This type of project is no stretch for the firm, which is currently at work designing Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Its design for the school incorporates both students' suggestions and artistic creations. We're thrilled to welcome Barry Svigals, managing partner of the firm, to join us at Dwell on Design New York from October 9-11, 2014 to discuss community rebuilding.
August 14, 2014
Shaw Island Prefab Passive House kitchen.

Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands

When two retired teachers decided to build a new home, they knew they wanted an energy-efficient, no-stress Passive House design that would support aging in place. The resulting 1,800-square-foot house is the first Certified Passive House on the San Juan Islands in Washington, and it’s only the fourth in the state. The home, designed by Olympia-based firm The Artisans Group, has a circular floor plan that centers around a prefabricated pod that contains the kitchen and two bathrooms. In order to achieve its Passive status, the residence features an air-sealed exterior shell that provides insulation, efficient windows and doors, and a heat recovery ventilator to keep it warm in the winter. In the summer, careful window placement and shades ensure the space won't overheat.
August 14, 2014
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