Marianne writes for the Dwell Store. Her favorite designs are those that marry unexpected elements—a subtle silhouette is met with brilliant pattern; an everyday, functional item is crafted in luxe materials, and so on. In addition to writing about contemporary design objects, Marianne holds an MFA in Fiction and writes short essays. Originally from Massachusetts, Marianne spent four years living and writing in Colorado, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. In her free time, Marianne enjoys skiing, hunting for her a new favorite neighborhood spot, and hanging out with her bearded dog, Briggs.