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  1. Best Mirrors for Decorating
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    Best Mirrors for Decorating

    The use of mirrors and mirrored surfaces to add dimension and create a visual illusion of space is a tried-and-true trick of the trade in interior design. Here, we've put together eight great...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    04.02.13

  2. 7 Finds from Design Indaba
    Event Spotlight

    7 Finds from Design Indaba

    South African designers showcased their work at Design Indaba’s 2014 Expo in Cape Town. Here are some of our favorites including furniture, accessories, textiles, technology, and film.

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.04.14

  3. Design Indaba Expo 2013
    Travel Reports

    Design Indaba Expo 2013

    Southern African designers showcase their wares at Cape Town's annual Design Indaba Expo.

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.07.13

  4. Design Indaba 2011
    Travel Reports

    Design Indaba 2011

    Cape Town's Design Indaba always kicks off with a conference of eclectic speakers from all over the world and wraps up with an expo focusing on Southern African designers. "Forget about the...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.01.11

  5. Open Sesame
    Design 101

    Open Sesame

    Architect Justin Korhammer kept the hallway of this Manhattan bachelor pad free and clear with a kitchen that folds away with the precision of a Swiss Army Knife.

    written by: Michael Cannell
    01.30.09

  6. Top Notch
    My House

    Top Notch

    Tom Hanks is not known for horror films, but his 1986 flop, The Money Pit, has a terrifying premise: A seemingly small renovation consumes a couple’s life, devouring their reserves of time,...

    written by: Reyhan Harmanci
    photos by: Doug Adesko
    01.15.09

  7. Materials and Innovation at BIO 23 Ljubljana
    Event Spotlight

    Materials and Innovation at BIO 23 Ljubljana

    The BIO biennial in Ljubljana has been highlighting contemporary trends in international design for close to fifty years now, but not everyone on the global circuit might be aware of the diverse...

    written by: Abigail Doan
    10.30.12

  8. Designing with Eero Saarinen's Tulip Dining Set
    How To

    Designing with Eero Saarinen's Tulip Dining Set

    Eero Saarinen's fiberglass-and-aluminum Tulip table and chairs, designed in 1950s for Knoll, were among the futuristic furnishings found in the 1960s classic Star Trek series. Today, the industrial...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.30.14

  9. The Great Outdoors: Excursion Pack by Poler
    Product Reviews

    The Great Outdoors: Excursion Pack by Poler

    Are you the creative and modern type who is also active and has a love for the outdoors? Have you been searching for that perfect pack to take on long walks and hikes that is not only comfortable,...

    written by: Julia Sabot
    06.20.13

  10. Gadget of the Week: Dyson's Digital Slim DC 59
    Product Reviews

    Gadget of the Week: Dyson's Digital Slim DC 59

    British manufacturer Dyson recently launched the DC 59, a cordless vacuum that's one-and-half times more powerful than its predecessor. We took it for a test run and found that its compact size,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.31.14

  11. Amazing Product Design from the Federal
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    Amazing Product Design from the Federal

    If you were asked to name the world's design nexuses, Ottawa wouldn't exactly come tripping off your tongue. Yet the Canadian capital has birthed the Federal (get it?), an exciting new player in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.26.13

  12. Product Spotlight: Yield Picnic Bag
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    Product Spotlight: Yield Picnic Bag

    We're digging the new multi-purpose Picnic Bag from San Francisco based Yield Design Co. It goes from being an everyday stylish and useful tote bag to a picnic blanket in a pinch. ...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.13.13

  13. Herman Miller in Syracuse, NY
    Event Spotlight

    Herman Miller in Syracuse, NY

    We've sent Dwell senior editor Aaron Britt to Michigan to visit the Herman Miller factory and Herman Miller has sent some of its collection to Syracuse, New York, for the new Good Design: Stories...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.11.10

  14. Design in Uniform at CCA
    Event Spotlight

    Design in Uniform at CCA

    The degree to which modernist design came to the fore of Western life—both aesthetically, in its reliance on mechanized production—at mid-century had everything to do with World War II....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.06.11

  15. Weekend Getaway: The Roundhouse in Beacon, New York
    Hotels

    Weekend Getaway: The Roundhouse in Beacon, New York

    A comfortable hotel spanning four buildings that date back to the early to mid-1800s is much-needed addition to the town of Beacon.

    written by: Lisa Selin Davis
    05.29.14

  16. Minimalist Furniture Design by Sturdy Living
    Product Reviews

    Minimalist Furniture Design by Sturdy Living

    Inspired and guided by the elements, Martha Sturdy of Sturdy Living has made a name for herself with her simple, yet bold furniture creations that are sure to be on top of any minimalist's list....

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.02.13

  17. Clever Ideas for Loft Beds
    A Great Idea

    Clever Ideas for Loft Beds

    In apartments where every square foot counts, lofted beds can act as both a stylish and space-saving element.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.02.14

  18. 20 Things to See at ICFF 2014 and NYC Design Week
    Product Reviews

    20 Things to See at ICFF 2014 and NYC Design Week

    Consult our guide to the most happening design events and installations during ICFF 2014, including related fairs like WantedDesign, Sight Unseen OFFSITE, and IntroNY.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.15.14

  19. Shops We Love: MADE
    Shops

    Shops We Love: MADE

    The two Toronto curators behind this showcase for innovative Canadian design run through 10 of their current favorites.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.02.14

  20. AIANY Releases Winning Designs for Queens Greenway Project
    Latest

    AIANY Releases Winning Designs for Queens Greenway Project

    The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the winners of a design competition for a vertical gateway to a 3.5-mile stretch of abandoned railway in central Queens....

    written by: William Lamb
    02.12.14

  21. Dwell Store’s First Pop-Up at Dwell on Design L.A.
    Product

    Dwell Store’s First Pop-Up at Dwell on Design L.A.

    The Dwell Store will present its first IRL pop-up store at Dwell on Design Los Angeles June 20–22. Check out the online Dwell Store for a collection of products that will be on hand and for sale,...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    05.30.14

  22. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Works
    Books

    Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Works

    Design fans, get ready to add a hot new monograph to the bookshelf—Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec: Works by Anniia Koivu is out from Phaidon Press this month. A handsome, large-format tome,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.10.12

  23. Evergreen Brick Works
    Travel Reports

    Evergreen Brick Works

    Toronto's skyline is speckled with bricks from the former Don Valley Brick Works yard. In the 1960s and 70s, the company produced more than 43 million bricks each year. But after business slowed in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.04.11

  24. Casey Lurie
    Profiles

    Casey Lurie

    A Southern California native, Casey Lurie honed his aesthetic in art programs at Cal Arts and Northwestern University, but it wasn’t until he met Teruo Kurosaki, founder of the influential Japanese...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.03.14

  25. The Architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh
    Profiles

    The Architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

    The turn-of-the-century design icon's architectural projects reveal his modern foresight.

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    06.02.14

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