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  1. Fuller Rug

    Fuller Rug

    The difference a rug can make in a room is pretty remarkable: softening hardwood, bringing in a bit of a pattern or color, truly tying things together underfoot. San Francisco-based designer Melina...

  2. Ardor for Ada
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    Ardor for Ada

    When putting together a room, it's easy to lapse into the "Everything-must-be-a-showpiece" mentality, and though that can certainly make for high octane interior design, just as often it...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.30.09

  3. Platone Unit

    Platone Unit

    Multi-functional furniture makes small (and not-so-small) spaces a little more livable. Need a place to sit, set your coffee, or house your collection of paperbacks? This modular unit is a bench,...

  4. Bold Color, Small Space: The Min Loft

    Bold Color, Small Space: The Min Loft

    Craig and Jean Min, owners of LA Mill coffee boutique in Los Angeles, share their story of using a vibrant palette to enliven their temporary home—a 950-square-foot downtown loft apartment...

    07.29.09

  5. First Lady at National Design Awards
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    First Lady at National Design Awards

    Dwell was proud to be named a finalist this year for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards in the category of Corporate Achievement. As part of the festivities, Dwell founder Lara Hedberg Deam,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.29.09

  6. Creative Renovation in Brooklyn
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    Creative Renovation in Brooklyn

    When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous library, and a parcel of paintings in tow—they didn’t...

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    07.29.09

  7. Josephine Ceramic Watering Pot

    Josephine Ceramic Watering Pot

    This ceramic pot by Giorgia Ricci allows for a little visual mix-and-match, as each one comes with three different colored lids that correspond and contrast with the color of the piece itself....

    $125.00

  8. Reflections on a Lake
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    Reflections on a Lake

    Unobtrusively distinct from its neighbors, a weekend house in Mexico assimilates the colors of the surrounding landscape on surfaces of glass, steel, and concrete.

    written by: Ana Guerrerosantos
    07.28.09

  9. She's No Dummy
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    She's No Dummy

    As Volvo crash-test engineer Laura Thackray knows, dummies—even virtual ones—can teach us a thing or two about safety.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    07.28.09

  10. Leo Marmol on Restoration
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    Leo Marmol on Restoration

    Which is harder? Creating a new classic or restoring an old one? Leo Marmol of Marmol Radziner discusses staying consistent with the original architect’s intent while acknowledging changing...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    07.28.09

  11. Palm Springs Modern: Photographs by Julius Shulman

    Palm Springs Modern: Photographs by Julius Shulman

    This exhibition features 100 original photographs by the renowned photographer Julius Shulman of houses designed by iconic Modernist architects, such as Richard Neutra, Albert Frey, and John...

    07.28.09

  12. Author Q&A: The BLDGBLOG Book
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    Author Q&A: The BLDGBLOG Book

    Many of you had the pleasure of reading Geoff Manaugh's work while he was a Senior Editor here at Dwell, but if you've not yet checked out the blog he's been writing for the last five years or so,...

    07.28.09

  13. Gary

    Gary

    Meet Gary. He's a rustic, robot-esque fellow whose hemp-twined limbs and oak and pine body will withstand even the toughest playtime sessions. Swedish design team Our Children's Gorilla have...

  14. Bringing Beets to the Streets
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    Bringing Beets to the Streets

    The beats you hear booming through the Oakland streets might be emanating from the cars of future rap stars—or from the People's Grocery Mobile Market.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    07.27.09

  15. Stainless Chef
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    Stainless Chef

    Designer John Picard isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty in the kitchen, or washing the sand off his feet in the bathroom. This ecological pioneer’s half-lot home is designed for...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    07.27.09

  16. Bodum Double-Wall Canteen Mugs
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    Bodum Double-Wall Canteen Mugs

    One of my favorite wedding gifts I received was a set of Danish housewares firm Bodum’s glass-walled Canteen tumblers. I drink from them every day, set them out when guests come over, feel a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.27.09

  17. The Making of Dwell with Chris Gardner
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    The Making of Dwell with Chris Gardner

    To open our September 2009 apartment-themed issued, we dreamed up Dwell’s ideal apartment. Not content to play mere decorator, we tried on the role of developer and enlisted architect Craig...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.09

  18. Bolle Table

    Bolle Table

    When life gets hectic, it’s only natural to daydream about stopping time for a moment, setting down your spinning plates, putting your feet up, and enjoying a cup of tea from the comfort of...

  19. Ron Arad: No Discipline Preview
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    Ron Arad: No Discipline Preview

    Israeli-born British designer and architect Ron Arad has made a name for himself pushing the boundaries of forms and materials, so it comes at no surprise that the installation devised for Arad...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.25.09

  20. Frank, Henry, and Ernest Pouffes

    Frank, Henry, and Ernest Pouffes

    No need for dull introductions. These playful pouffes by Scottish textile maven Donna Wilson have more personality than any old Tom, Dick, or Harry, and they’ll be more than pleased to make...

    $215.00

  21. Gems from the Renegade Craft Fair
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    Gems from the Renegade Craft Fair

    The second annual Renegade Craft Fair swooped into San Francisco's Fort Mason Festival Pavilion last weekend, delighting Bay Area craft enthusiasts with everything under the DIY sun, from owl...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.24.09

  22. "N" Is for Nice
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    "N" Is for Nice

    Sometimes all the numbers don't add up, but at least they can look cool. Studio 5 takes graphic design into the classroom and the kids are better than all right.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Douglas Adesko
    07.24.09

  23. Extended Interview: Renzo Piano
    Interviews

    Extended Interview: Renzo Piano

    In our February 2009 issue we sat down with acclaimed Italian architect Renzo Piano, who designed the California Academy of Sciences building, for an “In the Modern World” Q & A....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.24.09

  24. Friday Finds 7.24.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.24.09

    While our editor-in-chief Sam Grawe and design director Kyle Blue lunch at the White House today with the honorees of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards (woohoo!), the rest of the crew has...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    07.24.09

  25. Element Grill

    Element Grill

    When San Francisco–based Fuego came out with their first grill, the Fuego 01, in 2006, it was the antidote to the ubiquitous round tripod-foot grill, but it retailed for a hefty price of $3...

    $449.00

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