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The Feiz Brothers: Pursuing Clarity in Design

Two Iran-born brothers—each running multidisciplinary studios, 5,000 miles apart—discuss the similarities and differences in designing like a Feiz.
January 15, 2014
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Modern House Numbers

Like doorknobs, mailboxes, and fencing, house numbers are crucial for broadcasting a home's essential modern-ness. Neutra is a guaranteed winner, font-wise, but consider a few other modern options.
January 15, 2014
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Trend Alert: Geometric Design

From architecture to furniture and products we are seeing geometric designs take off everywhere. The clean lines of simple geometric shapes are a perfect fit for the modern design aesthetic. Take a look at some inspiring examples we've pulled together here.
January 14, 2014
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Cloud Tables by Nendo for Moroso

Japanese design firm Nendo recently created the Cloud tables for Moroso.
January 14, 2014
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Buyer Beware: A Prefab Shopper's Guide

Bay Area–based architect Michelle Kaufmann is a prefab pioneer. She started in the industry in 2003, a year and a half after Dwell’s inaugural prefab issue, just when consumer interest in sustainable, high-design, factory-built homes was finally burgeoning. She’s since built 54 prefab homes and has learned—sometimes the hard way—the challenges and risks inherent in the industry. Especially in an age of savvy marketing and slick Photoshop renderings, it is critical for clients to gather the hard facts when interviewing their potential architect or company. Here, Kaufmann presents the essential questions every consumer should ask when considering prefab.
January 14, 2014
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Kitchens We Love: Wood

Food, like design, is a key factor of everyday life. Not everyone appreciates food and design with fervor, but at Dwell, we recognize the importance of both. Part one of our Kitchens We Love series focuses on how to use wood for maximum effect.
January 14, 2014
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Products We Love: Winter Blues

Color consultants have preached the gospel of indigo since the dawn of trend forecasting. What makes the hue so appealing for early 2014 is a tendency toward the deeper end of the spectrum, with an occasional burst of turquoise for contrast or a wash of pale blue.
January 14, 2014
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8 Space-Saving Sliding Doors

In many homes, there’s not even an inch to spare, much less a few feet for an awkward swinging door. We present 8 easy ways to close off spaces when you need to, then slide your room dividers right out of the way.
January 13, 2014
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Modern Desktop Accessories

To help you get organized this year, we first brought you our favorite office space inspirations. Now we have the desktop accessories to take you rest of the way. From scissors to staplers to pens and calculators, we've got all your desktop accessories covered in modern fashion.
January 13, 2014
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