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  1. MUJI Makes a Move
    Travel Reports

    MUJI Makes a Move

    MUJI, Japan’s legendary “brand-less brand,” is expanding its West Coast empire. With ultra-basic furniture, clothing, electronics, and more headed for San Jose, California in April, we decided to...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    03.13.13

  2. 5 Inspirational Backyards
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    5 Inspirational Backyards

    Although snow still covers many a garden, spring is rapidly approaching and the plans for lush landscapes are being laid. Here, we pick five homes with great gardens for spring planning (or...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.13.13

  3. A Minimalist Pop Art Living Room in the Houston Heights
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    A Minimalist Pop Art Living Room in the Houston Heights

    "There is a richness to simplicity, but unless you get the details right, simple can sometimes just look cheap," says Matthew Ford, one half of Shade House Development and construction firm,...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    03.14.13

  4. Plant Label Stakes

    Plant Label Stakes

    Spruce up your garden with these poplar labeling stakes by French designers JF Dingjian and Eloi Chafai of Normal Studio for the design collective ENO. The high-design stakes are an improvement...

    $14.00

  5. Deck Chair

    Deck Chair

    When the weather turns warm, it's time to open up the deck or patio for parties and afternoons in the sun. What better way to welcome the spring than with these comfortable and classic deck chairs...

    $756.00

  6. Dwell on Design Announces 'Pin to Win' Pinterest Design Competition
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    Dwell on Design Announces 'Pin to Win' Pinterest Design Competition

    Dwell on Design is pleased to announce the first annual Pin to Win Designer Pin-spiration Competition!

    written by: Sara Ost
    03.14.13

  7. Bach to Nature
    Houses We Love

    Bach to Nature

    Two doctors wanted their typical New Zealand home to function as simply as it looks.

    photos by: Simon Devitt
    03.14.13

  8. Rill Architects' Retreat in the Woods
    House Tours

    Rill Architects' Retreat in the Woods

    "Simple forms and natural materials were key to the design of this home," says Jim Rill, principal of Rill Architects who, along with project manager James Murray, designed a home that draws...

    photos by: James Ray Spahn
    03.14.13

  9. Kitchen We Love: Catskills Farmhouse
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    Kitchen We Love: Catskills Farmhouse

    A self-taught designer with a respect for both new and old embarked upon a solo mission to resuscitate a 19th-century homestead in upstate New York. In the process, he carved out a stunningly...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    03.14.13

  10. Pliny Chair

    Pliny Chair

    Bring some retro style to your deck or patio with the Pliny outdoor lounge chair. Inspired by classic vintage spring chairs, Pliny is made from stainless steel and recycled high-density plastic and...

    $499.00

  11. Cuddling Up with Qi Home's Cashmere
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    Cuddling Up with Qi Home's Cashmere

    We recently had the opportunity to get cozy with Qi Home's line of sumptuous cashmere throws.

    written by: Sara Ost
    03.14.13

  12. Lighting Designer We Love: Michael Anastassiades
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    Lighting Designer We Love: Michael Anastassiades

    For someone whose design philosophy is "to produce exceptionally designed objects of permanent value," you'd better believe it. Originally trained as a civil engineer and a graduate of industrial...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.14.13

  13. ArchitectMade Spring Drinking Glasses

    ArchitectMade Spring Drinking Glasses

     TheArchitectMade Spring Drinking Glasses are handmade from high quality glass following the design of Danish architect Jørn Utzon, architect of the Sydney Opera House. The versatile design of...

    $79.00

  14. Hotel Focus: Ale House Inn
    Travel Reports

    Hotel Focus: Ale House Inn

    A former brewery warehouse has taken on a new life as a modern luxury hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Located amongst the cobblestone streets of Portsmouth, the Ale House Inn was purchased by...

    03.14.13

  15. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Modern Style
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    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Modern Style

    St. Patrick's Day is this Sunday, so we've put together some great pieces to, ahem, aid you in celebration of the holiday. Enjoy the parades and festivals and invite a few friends over for a...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    03.14.13

  16. Best of Belgium
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    Best of Belgium

    If chocolates, waffles, and frites are all you imagine comes from Belgium, you've not been paying attention. A rash of fabulous architecture, hip products, and smart shops keep us perpetually...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.14.13

  17. Stress-Test Architecture
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    Stress-Test Architecture

    An artist-led design project invites curious interlopers to live in a pod prototype built for an uncertain future, and Dwell's intrepid reporter gets hands-on experience living in one of the...

    written by: Rob Colvin
    03.15.13

  18. Revolution in an Unlikely Land
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    Revolution in an Unlikely Land

    Old money and ultraconservative attitudes aren’t really compatible with forward thinking and radical ideas, but during the late 1940’s, a group of students and teachers from the Harvard Graduate...

    written by: Pamela Peterson
    03.15.13

  19. Modern in the Country
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    Modern in the Country

    Eric and Melinda purchased a 10-acre plot of land in rural Yelm, Washington, with visions of a new home on the range. There would be vineyards, gardens, an orchard, bees and chickens—typical...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    photos by: Lara Swimmer
    03.15.13

  20. So You Want to Save Water?
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    So You Want to Save Water?

    Looking to save some H2O? The Pond Blog shares this astonishing infographic that details just how much we humans use the three-lettered molecule on a daily basis.

    03.15.13

  21. Heavy Metal
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    Heavy Metal

    From X to Y, from Z to A, these homes got the metal treatment without missing a beat.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    03.15.13

  22. Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed
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    Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

    From our favorite blogs on living small, to airstreams, inspirational backyards, a woodland retreat, secret gardens, a sunny workspace, and an off the grid beach house, we've been bringing you the...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    03.15.13

  23. Pinterest Board of the Day: Scandinavian Design
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    Pinterest Board of the Day: Scandinavian Design

    Scandinavian design: It's colorful, it's functional, it's clean, it's optimistic. We're great fans of all things Scandi, and here, we share a few of our favorite modern design pins from our...

    written by: Sara Ost
    03.15.13

  24. Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture
    In The Modern World

    Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture

    Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, makes the case that historical preservationists are finally waking up to the glories of modernist landscape architecture.

    written by: Charles Birnbaum
    03.15.13

  25. A Vintage Dining Room in Falmouth, England
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    A Vintage Dining Room in Falmouth, England

    “It’s far more satisfying to give new life to an old object than to just pick something from a catalog,” says Kathryn Tyler, an interior designer based in the UK. For over a decade, Tyler has been...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Andrew Meredith
    03.15.13

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