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  1. Designing for Kids: 5 Rooms That Put the Fun in Functional
    A Great Idea

    Designing for Kids: 5 Rooms That Put the Fun in Functional

    For a youthful perspective on design's playful potential, look no farther than this slideshow. These five rooms put the fun back in functional.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.08.13

  2. Steal This Kitchen Idea: Creative Spice Storage
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    Steal This Kitchen Idea: Creative Spice Storage

    Architectural designer Chris Greenawalt's Boston kitchen renovation includes a striking approach to spice storage: a back-lit shelf accessed by a library ladder. Here's how he did it.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.14.13

  3. 5 Unconventional Concrete Accessories for the Home and Office
    Product Reviews

    5 Unconventional Concrete Accessories for the Home and Office

    Concrete isn't just for floors and walls anymore. Break out of the mold with these 5 concrete accessories for the home and office.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.16.13

  4. 5 Cool and Surprising Japanese Houses
    Houses We Love

    5 Cool and Surprising Japanese Houses

    Thanks to a fleet of wildly creative architects producing out-of-the-box houses for brave, non-conformist clients, Japan's architecture scene is one of the most exciting in the world. Here are five...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.19.13

  5. 5 Striking Black Kitchens Around the World
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    5 Striking Black Kitchens Around the World

    White is the traditional color for kitchens, denoting hygiene, brightness, and modernity. But these five black-clad kitchens, in houses from San Francisco to Copenhagen, show that some truly stand...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.23.13

  6. Interior Inspiration: 5 Bold Ways to Use Color
    Dwell on Design

    Interior Inspiration: 5 Bold Ways to Use Color

    Ahead of the Brighten the Corners: Bringing Color into Your Home panel at Dwell on Design, we offer some full-spectrum inspiration from projects previously featured in the magazine.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.19.13

  7. Behind the Scenes at VIPP
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    Behind the Scenes at VIPP

    We're big fans of VIPP here at Dwell, and we've previously covered products like their soap dispenser, trash bin, and toothbrush holder in the magazine and on Dwell.com. So we were excited to see a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.21.13

  8. 6 Steps: How to Make Charred Cedar Cladding
    How To

    6 Steps: How to Make Charred Cedar Cladding

    Master Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori is an original thinker, and a pro at melding ancient traditions with modern design. So who better to offer a quick primer on how to char your own cedar...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    05.28.13

  9. Modern Pet Gear from Waggo
    Product Reviews

    Modern Pet Gear from Waggo

    Show your pets some modern love with these new designs from Waggo, a Brooklyn-based company founded in 2011 by Regine Raab. Raab brings her stylish sensibility—she used to work for major fashion...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.15.13

  10. 3 Cool Rooftop Penthouse Apartments
    Houses We Love

    3 Cool Rooftop Penthouse Apartments

    Want views from your house? Try building it on top of a skyscraper. These three penthouse apartments give their residents the best views in town.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.01.13

  11. New from Pia Wüstenberg
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    New from Pia Wüstenberg

    We last highlighted Pia Wüstenberg's work in our May 2012 issue, when we called her one of design's rising stars; previously we called out her innovative recycled paper lights, which she created by...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.11.13

  12. Can You Spot the Fake? How Knockoffs Affect the Design Industry
    Dwell on Design

    Can You Spot the Fake? How Knockoffs Affect the Design Industry

    One of the more provocative panel discussions at Dwell on Design 2013, "Can You Spot the Fake? How Knockoffs Affect the Design Industry" raised many important questions—thanks to panelists Gregg...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.23.13

  13. The Art of: 12th Avenue Iron
    How To

    The Art of: 12th Avenue Iron

    In our October 2012 issue, we profiled Tom Kundig's new hardware line, a collaboration between the esteemed Seattle architect ("prince of architectural gizmos," as the story branded him) and the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.20.13

  14. 5 Modern Task Lights
    Product Reviews

    5 Modern Task Lights

    The best modern lighting not only looks great, but is practical, too—adjustable, task-oriented, and durable. Here are five beautiful lights that will brighten any room.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.14.13

  15. Destination of the Week: Istanbul
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    Destination of the Week: Istanbul

    As writer Shonquis Moreno put it, after traveling to Turkey’s most cosmopolitan city for the first annual Istanbul Design Biennial, "Istanbul is a city of chaos, improvisation, and irony, where a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.03.13

  16. The Selby Curates Home Goods for Svbscription
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    The Selby Curates Home Goods for Svbscription

    A new subscription service, Svbscription debuts a collection of home and kitchen goods curated by The Selby.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Todd Selby
    06.25.13

  17. Dwell's June Issue Release Party
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell's June Issue Release Party

    Love design? Want a peek inside Dwell's stellar furniture-themed June issue? This Thursday, join Dwell Deputy Editor Jaime Gillin at Room & Board in San Francisco for a celebration and behind...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.04.13

  18. Never Built: Los Angeles at A+D Architecture & Design Museum
    Dwell on Design

    Never Built: Los Angeles at A+D Architecture & Design Museum

    Never Built: Los Angeles, an upcoming exhibition at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum Los Angeles (on view from July 28 through September 29) will highlight radical projects that would have...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.17.13

  19. Going Underground: 3 Houses Built Into the Land
    Houses We Love

    Going Underground: 3 Houses Built Into the Land

    Some of the coolest houses, literally and figuratively, are underground—built into the land. To see three subterranean high-design homes, click through our slideshow.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.31.13

  20. Product Picks: Dwell's Favorite Chairs, Barware, and More
    Product Reviews

    Product Picks: Dwell's Favorite Chairs, Barware, and More

    Searching for that perfect chair or sofa? How about the ideal desk for your home office? A playhouse for your kid that won't clash with your modern interior? Look no further! Dwell has done your...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.02.13

  21. Cheap and Chic: 3 Creative Interiors Featuring OSB
    We Recommend

    Cheap and Chic: 3 Creative Interiors Featuring OSB

    These three interiors make oriented strand board (OSB), a cheap material made of wood fragments, look luxe. For more examples of humble materials used in a high-end way, see our post on plywood in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.08.13

  22. The Editor Is In: 7 Tips for Pitching Stories to Dwell
    Dwell on Design

    The Editor Is In: 7 Tips for Pitching Stories to Dwell

    A perennial highlight of Dwell on Design are our professional consultations—a chance to sit down with licensed architects, designers, and landscapers and get some free design advice. This year we...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.22.13

  23. Green Inspiration: Dwell on Design Preview
    Dwell on Design

    Green Inspiration: Dwell on Design Preview

    We always have strong green programming at Dwell on Design—from prefabs and solar arrays on the show floor to panel discussions and presentations on three stages—and this year is no exception....

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.18.13

  24. 5 Chalkboard Walls in Kitchens and Kids' Rooms
    A Great Idea

    5 Chalkboard Walls in Kitchens and Kids' Rooms

    A coat of chalkboard paint on the wall adds a fun and useful accent to any room in the house, from a spot to scribble in kids' rooms to a keeper of to-do lists in the kitchen.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.09.13

  25. A Green Wall in Silicon Valley
    Outdoor

    A Green Wall in Silicon Valley

    Bay Meadows, billed as a "progressive new urban village," is starting to take shape in San Mateo, south of San Francisco.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.06.13

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