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  1. Propeller Island Hotel, Berlin
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    Propeller Island Hotel, Berlin

    In 1997, musician Lars Storschen started renting out rooms in his house to supplement his income. Bored with the idea of a traditional guest room, Storschen created different themes for each of the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.14.12

  2. Snow in Bear Valley
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    Snow in Bear Valley

    I snuck over to Bear Valley this weekend for some late-season skiing. Previously a Tahoe skier, I was pleasantly surprised with Bear Valley’s laid-back vibe. In lieu of towering ski lodges...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Olivia Martin
    04.24.12

  3. Top Ten Green Projects of 2012
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    Top Ten Green Projects of 2012

    On April 19th, AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the COTE Top Ten Green Project Awards: their selection of the most sustainable buildings across the country. COTE advocates...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.02.12

  4. Coffee Break: San Francisco's The Mill
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    Coffee Break: San Francisco's The Mill

    Although we usually focus on completed projects, it is equally interesting to check in during construction to see how a space develops. Things that our memories smooth over post-construction, like...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.14.12

  5. 7 Questions for Cecilie Manz
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    7 Questions for Cecilie Manz

    Republic of Fritz Hansen launched Danish designer Cecilie Manz’s chair and table at this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Inspired by the rounded shape of a stone on...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.06.12

  6. Commune Design Loves Japan
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    Commune Design Loves Japan

    Commune has good ideas. Opening Ceremony’s shop in Los Angeles? Good idea. Partnering with Heath Ceramics? Really good idea. Working with Japanese design company Landscape Products to...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.15.12

  7. A Look at Living Machine Systems
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    A Look at Living Machine Systems

    Recently, Dwell had the opportunity to tour the San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission headquarters, which seemed appropriate as we gear up for the special bathrooms and spas issue ...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.24.12

  8. The Modern Baby: Part One
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    The Modern Baby: Part One

    Babies happen. They can even happen in a modern home. And not only can infants fit in, they can provide just the excuse to take modernism to a different level. We chat with Joana McKenna, the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.26.12

  9. The Modern Baby: Part Four
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    The Modern Baby: Part Four

    Infant brand Oeuf has been celebrated by celebrities and design magazines alike for its sophisticated yet whimsical products for children. They have gained a solid reputation for their high-quality...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.09.12

  10. Kachelöfen Coming Up
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    Kachelöfen Coming Up

    It sounds like a sneeze, but a kachelöfen—a clay, highly-efficient, wood-burning stove used in Germany for hundreds of years—is a very modern option for radiant heating in one...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.17.12

  11. The Architect's Architect
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    The Architect's Architect

    We find the architects featured in Dwell to be incredibly inspiring, but who inspires them? To put the question to rest, we asked the architects covered in our October American Modern issue, ...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.16.12

  12. Inky Inspiration
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    Inky Inspiration

    Italian bathroom design brand Neutra released its new line, Inkstone, this October. Inspired by Chinese calligraphy, this sleek, minimal collection was designed by award-winning architect Steve...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.09.12

  13. Nasir Kassamali: Design Lives
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    Nasir Kassamali: Design Lives

    In 1979, Nasir Kassamali, co-founder of furniture showroom Luminaire, started a talk series with designers as a way to eliminate the barriers between designers, their furniture, and the consumers....

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.20.12

  14. 5 Ways to Like Eich
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    5 Ways to Like Eich

    In light of the Eichler-inspired prefab house from our Dec/Jan Issue, we found five different ways to celebrate, purchase, or bulk up on Eichler architecture.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.14.13

  15. 5 Designers to Watch
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    5 Designers to Watch

    As we gear up for another year of trade shows, furniture fairs, and a slew of new talent, it's also fun to revisit some favorites from the past year. We look at five works from five designers...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.14.13

  16. Designer Spotlight: Black Creek Mercantile & Trading Co.
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    Designer Spotlight: Black Creek Mercantile & Trading Co.

    Dwell chats with Joshua Vogel, the carpenter-craftsman behind the lovely, hand-turned kitchenware and sculptural pieces from Black Creek Mercantile & Trading Co. in Kingston, New York, and his...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.23.13

  17. Product Spotlight: Pyrolave Sinks
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    Product Spotlight: Pyrolave Sinks

    Global lava stone company Pyrolave recently debuted a new sink collection. These dramatic, circular sinks contrast with the angular lines typically found in the lavatory. The sinks are made from...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.28.13

  18. New York’s 20th Annual Canstruction
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    New York’s 20th Annual Canstruction

    If you are in New York City this week or next, stop by Brookfield Place in the World Financial Center Complex to celebrate design contest Canstruction's 20th anniversary. Twenty-five teams of...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.05.13

  19. Tom Dixon Debuts a New Light at Stockholm Design Week
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    Tom Dixon Debuts a New Light at Stockholm Design Week

    Tom Dixon just released the Etch Web Stainless Steel in Stockholm, a play off of the Etch Shades that debuted this past September. Made using digital photo-acid etching (a technique in which an...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.06.13

  20. A Pop of Color at Robert Allen
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    A Pop of Color at Robert Allen

    Dwell editors Olivia Martin and Diana Budds visited San Francisco's Design Center to browse through Robert Allen's new Spring 2013 collection at the Pop of Color party. The spring collection was...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.08.13

  21. Spin the Globe: 5 Design Events this Week
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    Spin the Globe: 5 Design Events this Week

    Post-Stockholm Furniture Fair blues? Fret not, Dwell has you covered with a fresh batch of artful events around the world. ...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.20.13

  22. 7 Slammin’ Scandinavian Interiors
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    7 Slammin’ Scandinavian Interiors

    There is something about the clean lines and pale wood of quintessential Scandinavian design that makes it so appealing. To bring the style into your own abode, check out some Northern interiors...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.20.13

  23. Three Top Designs by Chad Wright
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    Three Top Designs by Chad Wright

    We loved San Francisco designer Chad Wright when we first spotted his Attic birdhouses and plunked them into our April issue. Now, we check in with his three top designs before Wright heads off to...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.04.13

  24. Product Spotlight: Norm 12
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    Product Spotlight: Norm 12

    Normann Copenhagen releases the Norm 12 lamp designed by: Simon Karkov.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.07.13

  25. Modern Mornings
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    Modern Mornings

    Admittedly, our pre-coffee state is less than cutting-edge with the new time change in effect, but these new coffee serving staples make our morning routines far more modern (if not less miserable).

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.12.13

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