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  1. The Power of Paint
    Profiles

    The Power of Paint

    Students are redesigning their environment under the guidance of Publicolor, a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.26.09

  2. Ceramics Artist to Know: Matthias Kaiser
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    Ceramics Artist to Know: Matthias Kaiser

    Vienna-based potter Matthias Kaiser blends Japanese ceramics technique with quirky modernism.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.23.14

  3. 101 Bathrooms: Wood
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Wood

    Wood has been used for centuries to submerge bathing beauties, but most people still think of it only for cabinets, furniture, and floors. A new outpouring of innovative wood-based design, from...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  4. 10 Modern Salt and Pepper Shakers
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    10 Modern Salt and Pepper Shakers

    The first thing a good chef will tell you is to season, season, season. If we're going to season, why not look good doing it? We've put together a list of our current favorite products for shaking,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    03.19.13

  5. Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana
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    Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana

    A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  6. Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine
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    Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine

    A mixed-use development transforms a site where the stone that built Bath was unearthed.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.28.14

  7. San Francisco Design Goes Superlocal with Heath’s 8 Favorite Makers
    Event Spotlight

    San Francisco Design Goes Superlocal with Heath’s 8 Favorite Makers

    Heath Ceramics is hosting "Under One Roof," an exhibition showcasing the diverse array of makers who have studios at its San Francisco outpost. Bet you didn't know that the ceramics factory is also...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.28.14

  8. This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think
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    This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think

    A motivated group of young architects is working toward constructing a massive floating pool for the New York City public.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.29.14

  9. All About Japanese Soaking Tubs
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    All About Japanese Soaking Tubs

    For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became popular indoors, too. Relaxing in steaming neck-high water marks the end of...

    written by: Silvia Cavallini
    02.05.13

  10. Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Jet Setter
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    Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Jet Setter

    This collection of gifts for the jet-setter from the Dwell Store will give you an early start to gift-buying. From busy work travelers to weekend adventurers, all of the jet setters on your list...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    10.29.14

  11. Nature-Influenced Bathroom Fixtures
    Product Reviews

    Nature-Influenced Bathroom Fixtures

    Sinewy lines and subtle contours abound in organic bathroom fixtures—plus, three engineered materials that are increasingly indistinguishable from their natural counterparts.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.01.14

  12. Roman and Williams Bring the Badlands to New York City Restaurant Scene
    Interviews

    Roman and Williams Bring the Badlands to New York City Restaurant Scene

    The duo behind renowned New York City studio Roman and Williams give Dwell a first look at the interior they designed for Upland, a new restaurant from Chef Justin Smillie and acclaimed...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.30.14

  13. Cheap and Clean Hanging Storage Tactic: Pegboard
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    Cheap and Clean Hanging Storage Tactic: Pegboard

    Pegboards are the Pinterest-proved interior organization tool du jour: cheap, easy to mount, and far more interesting than a plain white wall. Here are six ways to work with pegboard.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.31.14

  14. Glass Prefab Cabin is Ultimate Outdoor Getaway
    Houses We Love

    Glass Prefab Cabin is Ultimate Outdoor Getaway

    Glass walls and a slide-away wall connect this rural escape with the outdoors.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.02.14

  15. Emerging Designers Dream Up Solutions for the 21st-Century Office
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    Emerging Designers Dream Up Solutions for the 21st-Century Office

    A design competition organized by Unbranded Design and Herman Miller solicits new concepts for today's changing office.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.01.14

  16. 6 Smart Attractive Ways to Store Your Bike Indoors
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    6 Smart Attractive Ways to Store Your Bike Indoors

    Keeping your bike outside leaves it prone to theft, even if you lock it up. And if you live in a smaller space, without giant closets, a garage or a basement, then you'll need to keep your bike...

    written by: Alexandra Chang
    08.29.13

  17. A Cartography Exhibition Uncovers Fascinating Maps About the Bay Area
    Event Spotlight

    A Cartography Exhibition Uncovers Fascinating Maps About the Bay Area

    At SPUR, a new exhibition entitled Urban Cartography surveys map making in the digital age.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.31.14

  18. Gifts from the Dwell Store: For Kids with Taste
    Gift Guides

    Gifts from the Dwell Store: For Kids with Taste

    If you know a kid who ditched coloring books in favor of oil paints at age eight, this guide will help you find the perfect gift. It includes everything from desk accessories for students who...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    11.05.14

  19. Break Out of a Shell Chair Rut with Muuto's Wood Eco-Fiber Version
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    Break Out of a Shell Chair Rut with Muuto's Wood Eco-Fiber Version

    Talking to designers Iskos—Berlin about their revolutionary eco-friendly composite used for Muuto's new Eames-inspired Fiber Chair.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.06.14

  20. New Retrospective by Esteemed California Photographer
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    New Retrospective by Esteemed California Photographer

    Selections from Larry Sultan's major collections centers a new exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.06.14

  21. 10,000 Bones Cover the Walls of this Mexico Restaurant
    Travel Reports

    10,000 Bones Cover the Walls of this Mexico Restaurant

    Ignacio Cadena’s new Jalisco, Mexico restaurant concept, the aptly named Hueso, is covered in bones.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.06.14

  22. A 3-D Printed, Interactively Designed Lamp
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    A 3-D Printed, Interactively Designed Lamp

    LimeMakers, a Berlin-based 3-D printing start-up, wants to turn your photographs into a faceted lamp.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.07.14

  23. Imaginary Artist Houses (And Their Dwell Counterparts)
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    Imaginary Artist Houses (And Their Dwell Counterparts)

    Federico Babina's Archist City imagines what artist's own houses might look like—and while the resulting architecture is only imaginary, we've rounded up a few Dwell homes that fit the bill.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.21.14

  24. Surreal Architect’s Portraits (and their buildings)
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    Surreal Architect’s Portraits (and their buildings)

    We recently featured Federico Babina’s Archist City of artist’s imaginary houses, now see his newly released architect’s portraits and their buildings.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.07.14

  25. Modern Architecture Meets Screen Stars
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    Modern Architecture Meets Screen Stars

    While Cary Grant may never have set foot into Oscar Niemeyer's Casa das Canoas, he looks quite at home ironing a shirt in artist Federico Babina's "Archilife" illustrated series of structures from...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.10.14

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