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  1. San Francisco's New Aesop Shop
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    San Francisco's New Aesop Shop

    We recently got the chance to pop into the new Aesop shop in San Francisco, a charming little boutique that opened December 20th. Located on the shopper's paradise of Fillmore Street in Pacific...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.31.12

  2. In the Modern World

    In the Modern World

    Here we share product finds, homes, shops, modern design ideas and more from our magazine's popular In the Modern World section. In this month's issue we venture to a high-design hostel in Mexico...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    01.02.13

  3. Preview the February 'Modern for Less' Issue
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    Preview the February 'Modern for Less' Issue

    Our “Modern for Less” issue is packed with ideas for wallets big and small. From trimming expenses without sacrificing quality during a renovation to a roundup of products that will give you the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.04.13

  4. Designing Data: Information's Artistic Side
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    Designing Data: Information's Artistic Side

    Data defines the way we build and the way we design our cities and structures—at least if we want to build smart, says Roger Wood, founder of San Francisco-based Art+Data Institute. Wood, in...

    written by: Tim Newcomb
    01.07.13

  5. Buying Vintage Modern Furniture on Craigslist
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    Buying Vintage Modern Furniture on Craigslist

    One intrepid writer goes on the hunt for quality, authentic vintage modern furniture on Craigslist, with humorous (and happy) results.

    written by: Evan Rothman
    01.07.13

  6. A Clever Window Treatment: Bus Graphics
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    A Clever Window Treatment: Bus Graphics

    From an unlikely source comes a clever privacy solution for a pair of prefabbed town houses in Los Angeles.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Sharon Risedorph
    01.07.13

  7. Rana Creek: The Design Firm Bringing Architecture to Life
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    Rana Creek: The Design Firm Bringing Architecture to Life

    In a nursery off the coast of Monterey, California, Rana Creek raises millions of plants each year. From there, many will be raised again, off their grids of soil and up onto roofs and walls,...

    written by: Thomas Travagli
    01.07.13

  8. In Memoriam: Ada Louise Huxtable
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    In Memoriam: Ada Louise Huxtable

    We were very saddened to learn that the great architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable passed away Monday, January 7th, 2012. She was 91 years old. Born March 14th, 1921 in New York City, Huxtable...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.07.13

  9. Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers
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    Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers

    We appreciate a good magazine cover here in the Dwell offices (we spend hours picking them out, after all), so it was a pleasant surprise to receive Postcards from Vogue: One Hundred Iconic Covers...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.08.13

  10. Standard Magnets

    Standard Magnets

    These curvy little numbers, sold in packs of six, are hand-turned out of solid oak and walnut and conceal mighty rare-earth magnets.

    $37.00

  11. Toolbox

    Toolbox

    Levy's plastic carryall is extraordinarily versatile: It can keep tabs on live-work necessities, from notepads to sewing kits.

    $60.00

  12. Hum Pocket Notebook

    Hum Pocket Notebook

    There is something to be said for perfectly palm-size doodle pads with tear-out pages. Hint: The best ones are made in Japan.

    $18.00

  13. Concrete Desk Set

    Concrete Desk Set

    Show your workspace you mean business with this weighty, monochromatic set of desktop pieces.

    $60.00

  14. Fierzo Desk Organizer

    Fierzo Desk Organizer

    This agile desk system suspends messages between its wire arms while doubling as a visual divider; the base holds writing implements.

    $50.00

  15. Say Yes to the Desk

    Say Yes to the Desk

    Still saving up for the George Nelson Swag Leg desk of your dreams? Until then, kit out your workspace with a well-priced accessory that packs a visual wallop for less than $150.

    01.09.13

  16. A Stylish Budget Hostel in Mexico City
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    A Stylish Budget Hostel in Mexico City

    Grupo Habita is known for its high-design Mexican hotels, but the firm's new hostel Downtown Beds, near Mexico City's main plaza, offers a radical sense of style for the budget traveler.

    photos by: Undine Pröhl
    01.09.13

  17. Building on a Shoestring in Singapore
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    Building on a Shoestring in Singapore

    Building on a shoestring is no mean feat in Singapore, especially when your home calls for a multilayered facade. Chang Architects, however, were more than up to the challenge.

    photos by: Albert Lim KS
    01.10.13

  18. Dot Cushions

    Dot Cushions

    Hay, the Danish tastemakers whose collection is slowly filtering into the U.S. retail market, offers these wool pillows in 11 shades of Kvadrat's Hallingdal fabric. We love their bright and...

    $100.00

  19. Shayk Pendant

    Shayk Pendant

    A Danish architect translates ornamental motifs from an Iranian mosque into this lightweight pendant made of synthetic paper.

    $105.00

  20. Pik Vases

    Pik Vases

    Three connected vases perform an understated balancing act, while cheery accent colors and pale wood nod to Nordic design.

  21. Candleholder-1

    Candleholder-1

    Glassblower Tora Urup is part of the 2012 lineup at Danish Crafts, an organization known for spotting up-and-coming talent. Her colored glass dishes hold a single wick.

    $72.00

  22. Wool Dot Throw

    Wool Dot Throw

    A reversible perky polka-dot pattern in jacquard weave graces this jaunty merino wool blanket by Copenhagen textile designer Anne Rosenberg.

    $148.00

  23. Knitted Baskets

    Knitted Baskets

    Huggable sweater-inspired baskets add a hygge twist on storage containers. Keep on theme and use them for storing yarn and knitting needles.

    $90.00

  24. An Affordable Duplex Transformation in Texas
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    An Affordable Duplex Transformation in Texas

    Affordable gestures abound in this transformation of a dilapidated former duplex in the Texas Hill Country.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.11.13

  25. Hot Stuff

    Hot Stuff

    The Danish concept of hygge—a sense of warmth that pervades even the sleekest modern household—is becoming familiar around the world, thanks to these cozy-making goods under $250.

    01.11.13

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