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September 2, 2013
Six modern retail destinations approved by Dwell editors, from a blanket store in Frankfurt to a Japanese-Scandinavian product mix in Toronto.

 At their Buenos Aires shop Calma Chicha, a couple reissues classic Argentine designs—and moves the regional furniture design field forward, one “simple object” at a time.

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Originally appeared in Keep Calma
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Natalie Gray's Blanket Store has been a Frankfurt staple since it opened its doors at this location in October 2009.

Nestled in behind a small glass storefront in central Frankfurt is a one-of-a-kind throw utopia. Blanket Store is a niche boutique dedicated to—yes, you guessed it—blankets, and owner Natalie Gray has found inventory that’s stitched, knit, and woven around the world.

Originally appeared in Frankfurt's Blanket Store
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Juli Daoust and John Baker of Mjolk

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

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Originally appeared in Design Shop Visit: Mjölk in Toronto
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Building a community around design was important for Maldonado and Lopez, and ReForm School has become a neighborhood institution promoting craft and artisan goods.

Building a community around design was important for its owners, and ReForm School in Los Angeles has become a Silver Lake institution promoting craft and artisan goods.

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Originally appeared in Design Shop Visit: ReForm School in Silver Lake
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Portland-based retailer Table of Contents hits all the right notes. A modern purveyor of objects and clothing from Rason Jens, Lostine, and Martino Gamper to Henrik Vibskov, Patrik Ervell, and Beatrice Valenzuela, respectively, Table of Contents opened late last year by two local designers, Joseph Magliaro and Shu Hung.

Originally appeared in Table of Contents: A Fresh Portland Design Boutique
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A view of the showroom, including the Yale Sofa by MDF Italia, on the left, the Legno Vivo Cedar small table collection by Riva 1920, the Farah sideboard in oiled European walnut with brushed stainless steel frame by e15, and the Eugene lounge chair desig

Potrero Hill design showroom Supernatural is a minimalist, beautifully curated 2,000-square-foot showroom thatspotlights hard-to-find European design and doubles as the home base for the interior design firm Claudia Mahecha Design.

Originally appeared in Supernatural San Francisco
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 At their Buenos Aires shop Calma Chicha, a couple reissues classic Argentine designs—and moves the regional furniture design field forward, one “simple object” at a time.

Photo by Ali Kate Cherkis.

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