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June 24, 2012

Each year, one of the most popular parts of the Dwell on Design show floor is the Modern Lifestyle zone. New furniture, the great Remodelista Market, an array of modern playhouses thrumming with kids, and family photoshoots sponsored by Infiniti all keep the high-energy area buzzing. Here are a few highlights from one of the most vibrant bits of Dwell on Design 2012.

Playground pole at Dwell on Design 2012

Modern jungle gyms are the order of the day, with loads of tots swinging and jumping from designs by Modern Playhouse and CedarWorks.

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Pink dollhouse at Dwell on Design 2012

We loved the Kas van een Huis cupboards distributed by Cool Kids Company. They're designed and made in the Netherlands and meant to evoke Amsterdam's canal houses.

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Modern wooden playhouse at Dwell on Design 2012

This budding modernist enjoys a bit of play in a Modern Playhouse.

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Remodelista booth at Dwell on Design 2012

The Remodelista Market was a popular place to shop, with eight vendors from the Pacific Northwest design collective Join in attendance.

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Dwell on Design 2012

This fun, modular piece furniture by Drift Studio offers a playful storage solution for kids' rooms.

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Modern lighting at Dwell on Design 2012

A stop into the Remodelista Market is rewarded with a chance to score one of L.A. designer Brendan Ravenhill's lighting fixtures.

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Modern jewelry and accessories at Dwell on Design 2012

Cool bottle openers and jewelry from Iacoli & McAllister.

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Modern chair at Dwell on Design 2012

A modern riff on the classic Windsor chair, the Colt High Back by O&G Studio is made in Warren, Rhode Island. Seen here in black, it also comes in a poppy blue and yellow.

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Modern baby chair at Dwell on Design 2012

A stalwart of Euro children's design, the Stokke Tripp Trapp looked great on the show floor, especially in this rather striking shade of gray.

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Playground pole at Dwell on Design 2012

Modern jungle gyms are the order of the day, with loads of tots swinging and jumping from designs by Modern Playhouse and CedarWorks.

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