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Juli Daoust and John Baker of Mjolk

6 Dwell-Approved Shops Around the World

Six modern retail destinations approved by Dwell editors, from a blanket store in Frankfurt to a Japanese-Scandinavian product mix in Toronto.
September 2, 2013
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5 More Cool Kitchen Islands

"No man is an island," wrote poet John Donne, but in the case of kitchens an aptly placed island makes the room. "My favorite way to make a kitchen sculptural is on the island," says designer Laurie Haefele." There are a variety of ways such as changing the countertop heights and juxtaposing different materials as well. Also, by altering the depths of the perimeter cabinetry can add some interest and sculptural elements." As a follow-up to our 5 Cool Kitchen Islands post, we highlight five more.
September 2, 2013
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Promo Daily: James Leynse

Today's Photographer Promotional Piece We Love and Why: James Leynse
September 2, 2013
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Designer Focus: Brad Ascalon

As commissions for new furniture and lighting roll in, third-generation designer Brad Ascalon carries on the family tradition.
September 1, 2013
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What iOS 7 Would Look Like in Your Home

Apple's latest mobile operating system iOS 7 is set to launch in September. The redesign is radically different than what we're used to seeing on our iPhones and iPads today. Instead of icons and apps with depth and faux-material backgrounds, Apple has opted for a flatter, cleaner look. There's also a translucency to the experience, and much more animation and motion. Almost every built-in app and experience has gotten a makeover. In honor of Apple's coming launch, Justin Wagoner at The Agency San Diego has created images of what iOS 7 might look like should it take over everyday items in our home. Considering Apple is at the forefront of mobile design, Wagoner's designs don't look farfetched at all. They might be just around the corner.
September 1, 2013
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Sneak Peek: Green Rooftop Deck in North Dakota

In our October issue (on newsstands September 10), we tour developer Doug Burgum's green rooftop deck filed with local grasses and plants, LED-illuminated privacy screens, and a natural-gas fireplace. Stay tuned by checking back on September 5 for a better view!
September 1, 2013
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5 More Urban Cars

In our October issue, we highlight six of the latest automobile boasting trends with urbanites in mind—compact sizes, high-design accents, and electric-powered engines, among others. Here, we present five more models.
September 1, 2013
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Sneak Peek: Jack Lenor Larsen

Fresh from our October issue, we chat with textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen about everything from breaking into the New York design scene in the 1950s to personalizing a space on a limited budget. Click here to read more quips and opinions from the designer!
September 1, 2013
Grcic’s studio is his home base, where he surrounds himself with books, music, and his work. “Work is life and life is work,” says the 45-year-old designer, who spends much of his time working for small, high-end design firms. Last year, the Art Institute

Dwell Archive: Profiles

From iconic design icons to innovative and upcoming makers, you'd be remiss to miss all of the great profiles that we've featured from issues past. Click here to explore!
September 1, 2013
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