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  1. Coffee Break: San Francisco’s Saint Frank
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    Coffee Break: San Francisco’s Saint Frank

    A recent addition to San Francisco's Russian Hill neighborhood, Saint Frank Coffee serves its brews in a geometrically inclined modern space by local firm Openscope Studio. Formerly a nail salon,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.06.14

  2. Coffee Break: Sightglass 20th Street, San Francisco
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    Coffee Break: Sightglass 20th Street, San Francisco

    Sightglass Coffee's 20th street outpost is an archetypal San Francisco cafe—a space built to reflect the same values as the coffee sold within. The interior, masterminded by local firm Boor Bridges...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    04.04.14

  3. Coffee Break: Stockholm's Cafe Foam
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    Coffee Break: Stockholm's Cafe Foam

    Located in the Östermalm neighborhood of Stockholm, Cafe Foam channels "Spanish temperament with Scandinavian cool," according to its designers, local firm Note. Indeed, the interior features...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.28.12

  4. Coffee Break: Toby's Estate
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    Coffee Break: Toby's Estate

    Under-caffeinated Brooklynites have a new destination in Toby's Estate coffee, an Australian cafe import that opened in January. The company has been around since 1998 but for their first U.S....

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.05.12

  5. Coffee Break: Verve, Santa Cruz
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    Coffee Break: Verve, Santa Cruz

    For a coffee roastery and storefront in a century-old structure, Fuse Architecture stuck to the three Rs: recast, repurpose, and reimagine.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ted Holladay
    11.19.14

  6. Cole & Son Factory Tour
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    Cole & Son Factory Tour

    Cole & Son, a London-based wallpaper manufacturer established in 1875, recently launched its collection of autumn wallpapers, including a particularly striking harlequin pattern of overlain...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Shonquis Moreno
    10.11.11

  7. Collecting Case Studies: Lawrence Rinder
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    Collecting Case Studies: Lawrence Rinder

    Lawrence Rinder is a San Francisco–based collector and dean of graduate studies at California College of the Arts. He was formerly the curator of contemporary art at the Whitney Museum of...

    written by: Natasha Boas
    02.01.09

  8. Collectors' Items
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    Collectors' Items

    Organization is key for the aficionados of crockery, records, cameras, and ceramics featured in the pages of Dwell. To prevent their growing collections from mushrooming into a chaotic mess, they...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.18.13

  9. 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

  10. Color 101: Created from Color
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    Color 101: Created from Color

    There are endless choices to be made in the world of color, as anyone who has tried to paint a room plain white knows. Even more variation is introduced when materials, use, and application are all...

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    02.02.09

  11. Color Coded: 7 Vibrant Exteriors
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    Color Coded: 7 Vibrant Exteriors

    Adding a splash of color here and there, these 7 homes brighten their exteriors with bold hues.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.21.13

  12. Color Combination We Love: Peaches and Greens
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    Color Combination We Love: Peaches and Greens

    From upholstery to finishes, designers have been playing with two colors that forecast the verdant spring season ahead.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.14.15

  13. Color Delivery
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    Color Delivery

    Valentine’s Day festivities are at their peak in grade-school, when children eagerly decorate shoeboxes with construction paper hearts and bright colors. A little nostalgic for these peppy postal...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.15.13

  14. Color Story: La Vie en Rose at Salone Internazionale del Mobile
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    Color Story: La Vie en Rose at Salone Internazionale del Mobile

    Over the past year or so, we've noticed a pink trend happening in furniture and textiles (and it's not just our rose-colored glasses). The traditionally feminine hue has staked its claim on all...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.11.13

  15. Colorado Cool: 7 Mile-High Modern Spaces
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    Colorado Cool: 7 Mile-High Modern Spaces

    Amidst the epic national parks and famous ski-resorts, modern architecture abounds in the Centennial state.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.22.13

  16. Colorful Remodel in Los Angeles
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    Colorful Remodel in Los Angeles

    How a highly productive collaboration among a trio of creative Angelenas—and a good dose of Barragán—turned a dark and beleaguered mid-century house into a family home for...

    written by: Sarah Amelar
    photos by: Lisa Romerein
    07.19.12

  17. Colorful Textiles We Love for Floors or Tables
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    Colorful Textiles We Love for Floors or Tables

    When it comes to versatile textiles, designer Sandy Chilewich's eponymous studio creates innovative products for both domestic and industrial settings. Originally introduced to the international...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    07.29.14

  18. Colors of Iceland
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    Colors of Iceland

    I just returned from a four-day trip to Reykjavik and am still filled with excitement. Though the sky was grey for most of my time in Iceland, the visit was anything but dark and gloomy. The colors...

    04.26.11

  19. Come Sail Away
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    Come Sail Away

    On a quest to create a weekend house for herself and her husband, Nancy Church scaled back her design fantasies and discovered creative ways to build on a budget.

    written by: Lisa Skolnik
    05.16.11

  20. Come to the Sunshine: 8 Warm-Weather Dwellings
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    Come to the Sunshine: 8 Warm-Weather Dwellings

    With much of the Eastern seaboard hunkering down for the season's first blizzard, we offer these eight homes in balmy climes as a distraction from the snow outside.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.26.15

  21. Communal Lakeside Vacation House in Ontario
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    Communal Lakeside Vacation House in Ontario

    On a lakeside plot outside Toronto, four friends forge a new kind of vacation house. 

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    04.19.12

  22. Communal Living on a Budget in Brooklyn
    Finishing Touch

    Communal Living on a Budget in Brooklyn

    The Miner and a Major is an experiment in communal living and fantastical form. A New York story of creativity born from hardscrabble circumstance, the project grew out of the joint imagination of...

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    02.24.11

  23. Community Building
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    Community Building

    Completed in 2004, the Belmont Street Lofts—with their crisscrossing pattern of wood, metal, and glass—have settled neatly into their neighborhood, offering a contemporary complement to the...

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: John Clark
    01.17.09

  24. Community of Vision
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    Community of Vision

    A mere eight miles from Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Georgian neoclassical plantation home, and just nine miles south of Old Town Alexandria, the colonial bastion that provides much...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Eric Laignel
    03.16.09

  25. Commute in Style with a Modern Bicycle
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    Commute in Style with a Modern Bicycle

    Never mind that it's close to freezing outside, you still need to get where you’re going with speed and style. Take one of these dashing bikes out for a spin.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.24.14

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