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  1. Ocean-Inspired Porcelain Designs by Maria Moyer
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    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
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    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. Get This Room: Playful Hollywood Dining Area
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    Get This Room: Playful Hollywood Dining Area

    Glee star Jayma Mays and actor Adam Campbell had to start from scratch when filling their Los Feliz abode, which was renovated by architect Mike Jacobs, with furniture. Their successful blend of...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Floto + Warner
    06.06.13

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 7 Quilts for Modern Bedrooms
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    7 Quilts for Modern Bedrooms

    From simple geometrics to a riot of patterns, this folkcraft is easily adapted to a modern aesthetic.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.17.14

  7. How to Design with Hexagon Patterns
    A Great Idea

    How to Design with Hexagon Patterns

    The hexagon has been long favored in design, most often implemented in tile. Here are examples from our design archives, plus our favorite products that celebrate the motif.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.03.13

  8. Blues Clues
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    Blues Clues

    Embracing the blues—these homes do!

    written by: Jami Smith
    03.04.13

  9. 7 Examples of Beautiful Bamboo
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    7 Examples of Beautiful Bamboo

    Bamboo: It's beautiful, it's sustainable, and it's versatile. What's not to love? Here we take a look at seven examples of architects, homeowners, and landscape architects that have used this...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.22.13

  10. Katie Treggiden's Local Discoveries from Great Britain
    In The Modern World

    Katie Treggiden's Local Discoveries from Great Britain

    In our Sepetember 2013 issue, we asked some of our favorite online design writers to introduce their latest local discoveries. Check out Diana Moss of Miss Moss and Lucy Feagins of The Design Files...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.04.13

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Old and New: Antiques in the Modern World
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    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

  14. 5 Modern Kitchen Design Inspirations Part Two
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    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

  15. Heath Ceramics Winter 2013 Collection
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    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

  16. 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

  17. Copper Black Mugs from welovekaoru
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    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

  18. Aidlin Darling Design Takes Over the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
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    Aidlin Darling Design Takes Over the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

    Through an exhibition at a California museum, an award-winning San Francisco architecture firm offers a glimpse into its design process.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.20.13

  19. Green Planning in North Dakota
    Green

    Green Planning in North Dakota

    Amid the tall grasses and open skies of the Great Plains, forward-thinking urban planning ideas take root in North Dakota.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.05.13

  20. 10 Tiny Kitchens We Love
    Design 101

    10 Tiny Kitchens We Love

    If you're short on kitchen space but big on design, never fear—the following 10 kitchens will help you fill your galley with great, space-saving ideas.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.05.13

  21. Design Consultations at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Design Consultations at Dwell on Design

    At Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, June 20-22, 2014, professional architects, interior designers, and landscape designers will be on hand to offer expert consultations. Click through the slideshow...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.04.14

  22. A Look at Space Saving Furniture
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    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

  23. Blogger Focus: Bookmarked Finds
    In The Modern World

    Blogger Focus: Bookmarked Finds

    In our September 2013 issue, we asked some of our favorite bloggers what products they're coveting right now.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.04.13

  24. Modern Renovations for Historic Buildings
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    Modern Renovations for Historic Buildings

    When you need more modern space, but are constrained by historic building codes, adding an incongruous addition can be the best option.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.25.14

  25. Illustrator We Love: Olimpia Zagnoli
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    Illustrator We Love: Olimpia Zagnoli

    You may have seen her colorful, quirky illustrations in the paper or those charming landmark icons on the travel itinerary tome of the New York Times, 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada, so...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.11.13

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