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  1. 12 Great Pop-Up Shops
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    12 Great Pop-Up Shops

    An experiential alternative to staid brick-and-mortar stores, pop-up shops are like the food trucks of retail—nimble, creative, and fleeting. Pioneered by L.A. marketing firm Vacant at the turn of...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.28.14

  2. 5 Must-Visit Modern Design Shops
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    5 Must-Visit Modern Design Shops

    Indulge in a bit of retail therapy via our gathering of five must-visit modern design shops around the world. Stops include a Buenos Aires storefront specializing in locally crafted wares and a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.15.13

  3. 6 Beautifully Designed Retail Stores
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    6 Beautifully Designed Retail Stores

    From Paris to San Francisco, take a gander at six of our favorite retail shops with striking interiors.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.08.13

  4. 6 Dwell-Approved Shops Around the World
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    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.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.02.13

  5. A Design Boutique Opens in Poland
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    A Design Boutique Opens in Poland

    A new boutique in the Silesia region promotes local design.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.16.14

  6. A Knight's Retail
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    A Knight's Retail

    "I can never understand why people employ decorators," posits Sir Terence Conran, a man whose surname is synonymous with design. "One of the great joys in life is collecting things...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Paul Wetherell
    06.14.10

  7. A Polish Factory is Reborn as a Stylish Tailoring Studio
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    A Polish Factory is Reborn as a Stylish Tailoring Studio

    Something interesting appears to be happening in Katowice, Poland. Last week, we profiled a design boutique that recently opened there. Now comes word that Poszetka, which trades in hand-sewn ties...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.22.14

  8. Aether's Airstream
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    Aether's Airstream

    Here at Dwell, we love all things Airstream, that modernist silver bullet racing toward the freedom of the open road. And though some of the best Airstream design takes the object as a mobile home,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.27.11

  9. Affordable, American Design Gift Guide
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    Affordable, American Design Gift Guide

    American Design Club is a group of designers that exists to help promote the work of designers working the US of A. The AmDC shop is a treasure trove of giftable items; here are our picks.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.12.13

  10. America's Regional Design
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    America's Regional Design

    Sure, buying American is something to get behind—we're celebrating it all month long—but if for you buying local is about makers across town, not across state lines, then these...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.13.11

  11. Bauer Pottery Brings US-Made Ceramics to Tokyo
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    Bauer Pottery Brings US-Made Ceramics to Tokyo

    Storied California ceramics company Bauer Pottery opens its first showroom in Tokyo, a mirror of the original in Los Angeles.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.09.13

  12. Big Design in Little China
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    Big Design in Little China

    In downtown Los Angeles, nonprofit worker turned design-savvy entrepreneur Willard Ford turned the historic Kim Sing Theatre into a haven for modern furniture and design, now known as Ford&...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.02.09

  13. Brook Farm General Store
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    Brook Farm General Store

    If you've been longing for the timeless kitchen and home goods stocked on the shelves of Labour and Wait in East London but aren't in the UK (and thus can't have them shipped to you), Brook Farm...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.19.10

  14. Casa Palacio: A New Retail Concept Store in Mexico City
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    Casa Palacio: A New Retail Concept Store in Mexico City

    In mid-April, home emporium Casa Palacio opened its doors in Mexico City. Designed by NYC-based retail architect Jeffrey Hutchison, the space is designed to make shoppers feel like they are at the...

    written by: Johanna Björk
    06.03.13

  15. Chat with Jasper Conran of The (New) Conran Shop
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    Chat with Jasper Conran of The (New) Conran Shop

    The Conran Shop's new look for its reopened Marylebone store in London; plus, a chat with Terence Conran's son Jasper, recently anointed head of the company.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Paul Raeside
    05.31.13

  16. Cloth and Goods
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    Cloth and Goods

    Specializing in products for the home, the textile-driven Portland, Oregon, webshop Cloth and Goods puts a spotlight on old-world fabrics and weaving techniques. Founder Melissa Newirth sources...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Lisa Warninger
    09.25.12

  17. Coffee Break: Cape Town’s Field Offices
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    Coffee Break: Cape Town’s Field Offices

    In South Africa, Pedersen Lennard has crafted two cafes that showcase the design studio’s modern furniture and love of coffee.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.13.14

  18. Colour Makes People Happy
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    Colour Makes People Happy

    Located on a quiet suburban street in South London, the shop Colour Makes People Happy is painted in a surprisingly subtle shade of sage green. Rainbow colored signage adorns the windows and a...

    written by: Ali Morris
    04.11.12

  19. Commune Design Loves Japan
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    Commune Design Loves Japan

    Commune has good ideas. Opening Ceremony’s shop in Los Angeles? Good idea. Partnering with Heath Ceramics? Really good idea. Working with Japanese design company Landscape Products to...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.15.12

  20. Consumer Retorts
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    Consumer Retorts

    Chris Houston, the charmingly curmudgeonly owner of Modern Artifacts in San Francisco, is not your typical retailer. Though his shop is packed to the rafters with an eclectic and highly covetable...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Chloe Aftel
    05.27.11

  21. Cooking Expert-Approved Kitchenware from Provisions
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    Cooking Expert-Approved Kitchenware from Provisions

    Provisions, a new online store launched by the minds behind Food52, brings artisanal, handmade design tools to your kitchen.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: James Ransom
    08.06.13

  22. Danish Design in Copenhagen Micro-Neighborhood Paper Island
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    Danish Design in Copenhagen Micro-Neighborhood Paper Island

    Norm Architects retrofitted an old warehouse in an up-and-coming enclave of the Copenhagen harbor for Danish furniture company &Tradition.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.29.14

  23. David Stark Pop-Up Shop
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    David Stark Pop-Up Shop

    New York designer David Stark is the ne plus ultra of event planners: his creative empire employs a merry workshop of 30 craftsmen, set designers, and florists who can build out Stark's visionary...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.03.12

  24. Design by Numbers
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    Design by Numbers

    Simon Alderson and Tony Cunninham of London–based high designer purveyors twentytwentyone talk kitsch versus collectible and the integrity of good design.

    written by: John Kachoyan
    09.02.09

  25. Design Shop Visit: Mjölk in Toronto
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    Design Shop Visit: Mjölk in Toronto

    This Canadian duo searches out top Scandinavian and Japanese designs and brings their best finds back to this Toronto shop.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Christopher Wahl
    07.27.11

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