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  1. Ocean-Inspired Porcelain Designs by Maria Moyer
    Product Reviews

    Ocean-Inspired Porcelain Designs by Maria Moyer

    In essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection, profoundness in nature and valuing authenticity above all else. This description could accurately be used to...

    written by: Johanna Björk
    05.16.13

  2. Democratic Design: The Work of Le Van Bo
    Post

    Democratic Design: The Work of Le Van Bo

    Van Bo Le-Mentzel arrived on the shores of Germany as a young refugee from Laos. He was fascinated by Spiderman and dreamed of the day when he could help the helpless. Today, he still prefers to...

    written by: Caia Hagel
    08.17.12

  3. 7 Carefully Curated Interiors
    Houses We Love

    7 Carefully Curated Interiors

    Aesthetically pleasing and fruitful, these 7 interiors have been thoughtfully pieced to perfection.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.14.13

  4. Take a Seat: 8 Dashing Modern Chairs
    Product Reviews

    Take a Seat: 8 Dashing Modern Chairs

    Whether a sculptural noir Philippe Starck or bright-hued minimalist number suits your fancy, there's a dashing modern chair for everyone inside.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    09.18.13

  5. Fine Dine-ing
    My House

    Fine Dine-ing

    Interior and furniture designer Nick Dine—son of pop artist Jim Dine—has a love-hate relationship with his 2,000-square-foot Hudson Square condo loft. A long rectangle, it was born a...

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Jeremy Liebman
    08.03.10

  6. Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids
    Outdoor

    Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids

    At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.24.14

  7. The Windows Have It
    House Tours

    The Windows Have It

    From classic, cool glass swaths to a glowing semi-opaque wall to a crowning oculus of light, we've rounded up a selection of some of the most distinctive and diverse windows from homes featured in...

    written by: Sara Ost
    10.24.12

  8. Blues Clues
    Post

    Blues Clues

    Embracing the blues—these homes do!

    written by: Jami Smith
    03.04.13

  9. Five Boroughs in 48 Hours
    House Tours

    Five Boroughs in 48 Hours

    When Dwell proposed that I undertake a design writing variant of Supermarket Sweep—visiting five projects in five boroughs in two days—I had a single thought: Why me?

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.15.11

  10. 8 Tips for the Modern Thanksgiving Table
    --Make It Yours

    8 Tips for the Modern Thanksgiving Table

    As Thanksgiving approaches at the end of the month, we've got table settings on the brain. Here we've picked four stellar dining rooms from the Dwell archives and supplemented with product picks on...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.12.13

  11. Textured, Woolen Tapestries Made of New and Vintage Yarn
    Product

    Textured, Woolen Tapestries Made of New and Vintage Yarn

    An Aussie expat drops the needle on tactile, multi-hued wall art.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.01.14

  12. Designs on Film by Cathy Whitlock
    Books

    Designs on Film by Cathy Whitlock

    Newly released by Harper Collins, Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywod Art Direction is a compendium of images celebrating iconic interiors and architecture. Interior designer and...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    12.13.10

  13. Color 101: Brand New Color
    Design 101

    Color 101: Brand New Color

    The fact that your car is tinted a subtle silver or that 
your running shoes have vibrant orange stripes flaring up their sides is hardly a design afterthought.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    02.02.09

  14. Baroque Meets Modern in San Francisco
    House Tours

    Baroque Meets Modern in San Francisco

    Thanks to a contemporary interior that she’s been updating for a decade, modern architect Abigail Turin has learned to love her traditional 1925 San Francisco home.

    written by: Andy Isaacson
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    02.20.13

  15. Old and New: Antiques in the Modern World
    A Great Idea

    Old and New: Antiques in the Modern World

    Who says antique furnishings have no place in a contemporary living space? Smart design can bring old and new elements together, making for modern spaces that bask in the warmth that vintage...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.17.14

  16. 5 Modern Kitchen Design Inspirations Part Two
    Post

    5 Modern Kitchen Design Inspirations Part Two

    From a custom, silvery Bulthaup to a "culinary cockpit" housed in a penthouse, here is a cool quintet of kitchens we wouldn't mind cooking in. To see Part One, click here.For a curated assortment...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.21.13

  17. Heath Ceramics Winter 2013 Collection
    Product

    Heath Ceramics Winter 2013 Collection

    It's no secret that Dwell has a special affinity for Heath Ceramics. We've long loved the renowned midcentury pottery manufacturer and have covered their creations many times in the past, such as...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.09.13

  18. State of America Print Series by Julian Montague
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    State of America Print Series by Julian Montague

    PrintCollection.com, an online purveyor of both original and historic reproduction prints and photographs, recently commissioned the State of America graphic print series by artist Julian Montague....

    written by: Sara Ost
    12.31.12

  19. Copper Black Mugs from welovekaoru
    Product Reviews

    Copper Black Mugs from welovekaoru

    We first came across ceramist and designer Kaoru Parry of welovekaoru in London in 2011 at the Shoreditch collective Luna & Curious. In addition to offering a lovely spot of afternoon tea to a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.17.13

  20. 7 Open-Plan Renovations
    Renovation

    7 Open-Plan Renovations

    When existing homes contain awkward and cramped room arrangements, knocking down walls to create more open floor plans can work wonders.

    06.19.14

  21. Japanese Inspired Summer Retreat
    My House

    Japanese Inspired Summer Retreat

    An architect recasts a 1960s artist’s retreat in southeastern Norway.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ivan Brodey
    10.20.13

  22. A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco
    In The Modern World

    A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco

    In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has made a pair of unique outdoor living spaces—one low and one high.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Ike Edeani
    10.15.13

  23. A Look at Space Saving Furniture
    Post

    A Look at Space Saving Furniture

    Five ways to open up a space to give yourself some breathing room.

    written by: Janet Majors
    06.03.13

  24. Spanish Design in "Bravos"
    Event Spotlight

    Spanish Design in "Bravos"

    BRAVOS: Groundbreaking Spanish Design will debut at the American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC on April 2nd and will remain on view until May 15th. Thanks to BRAVOS,...

    written by: Meredith MacKenzie
    03.18.11

  25. Spanish Design in "Bravos" at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Spanish Design in "Bravos" at Dwell on Design

    We're thrilled to announce a recent addition to the Dwell on Design lineup: BRAVOS, an exhibition featuring emerging design talent from Spain. Meredith MacKenzie covered the exhibition back in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.20.11

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