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  1. Inventables: Materials Database
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    Inventables: Materials Database

    Zach Kaplan is looking out for the little guys. In 2002, he launched Inventables, an extensive library of high-tech materials from manufacturers and innovators like Dupont and 3Form. The initial...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.11.11

  2. New Danish Designs for UN HQ
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    New Danish Designs for UN HQ

    Sixty years ago, Danish architect Finn Juhl designed the interior of the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The space is undergoing a major restoration...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.13.11

  3. A BoConcept Makeover
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    A BoConcept Makeover

    When we moved into an Edwardian apartment in San Francisco's Mission District four years ago, we trucked in our furniture, set the pieces where we thought they made sense, and haven't changed much...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.11.11

  4. Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
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    Yerba Buena Street Life Plan

    Recently in San Francisco, the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District and CMG Landscape Architecture unveiled the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan. The plan is meant to serve as a master plan for the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.08.11

  5. Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"
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    Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"

    When Australian designer Henry Wilson moved to the Netherlands to study for a Masters Degree at the Design Academy Eindhoven, he says he experienced a "philosophical shift away from the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.30.11

  6. Bar, Desk, NewYorker
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    Bar, Desk, NewYorker

    The NewYorker is a savvy bit of furniture by designer Jen Turner that is at once a desk and a bar. We featured it in the November 2011 issue's 101 story on renting and here we present the fine bit...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.06.11

  7. Design Made from Recycled Books
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    Design Made from Recycled Books

    On Saturday June 29, 2013, designer Brian Gennett will show his work at Chung King Studio in Los Angeles for Chinatown Design Night. "I am a designer of interiors and objects, based in Los Angeles,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.27.13

  8. 7 Nightstands and Bedside Tables
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    7 Nightstands and Bedside Tables

    Be it a perch for an alarm clock, reading lamp, or glass of water, the nightstand is a furniture staple in the bedroom. Here we show seven options.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.14.13

  9. 10 Ways to Use Benches
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    10 Ways to Use Benches

    "Warming the bench" takes on new meaning when used as a feature in modern homes. From patio perches to living room seats, the versatile piece of furniture is a welcome addition in the 10 residences...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.10.13

  10. They Were All Yellow: Modern Home Accessories
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    They Were All Yellow: Modern Home Accessories

    Whether it’s butter, canary, neon, or lemon, inject some color into your home with these yellow furnishings.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.01.13

  11. How to Mix and Match Furniture For a Modern Home
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    How to Mix and Match Furniture For a Modern Home

    Take a look into these 10 homes to see how they have effortlessly furnished their interiors with playful collections of mismatched items.

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.12.13

  12. 8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables
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    8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables

    Picnic tables. They work well inside or out, and they conjure happy memories of lazy summertime afternoons spent with friends and family. They're also simple and not fussy, and they allow for clear...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.19.13

  13. A Seat at the Bar
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    A Seat at the Bar

    Belly up to the bar (or kitchen island) and perch atop one of these seven modern stools.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.07.14

  14. Want the Perfect Chair? Print It
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    Want the Perfect Chair? Print It

    Berlin-based BigRep wants to make your next piece of furniture on a 3D printer. When employees of the company attended the 3D Printshow in New York earlier this month, furniture wasn’t the focus,...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.26.14

  15. How To: Mix and Match Chairs
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    How To: Mix and Match Chairs

    Combining and contrasting different chairs can add personality, tout a vintage sensibility, or help you stick to a budget. Here we take a look at some Dwell homes that experiment with mix-and...

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.02.14

  16. Smart Solutions for Small Vacation Homes
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    Smart Solutions for Small Vacation Homes

    It can be a challenge to achieve a feeling of coziness without making a space seem cluttered. But spatial restrictions sometimes produce the most creative solutions.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.23.14

  17. Clever Ideas for Loft Beds
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    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. Cool Public Benches in Vancouver
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    Cool Public Benches in Vancouver

    The Urban Reef, a sculptural series of benches and pavilions, will be open to the public throughout the summer.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.06.14

  19. A Clever System Turns Nearly Anything into a Shelf
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    A Clever System Turns Nearly Anything into a Shelf

    Two Detroit-based designers create a brilliant system that turns nearly any flat surface into a shelf or table. We go behind the scenes to see how the products are made.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.03.14

  20. The Future is Here: Self-Assembling Furniture Powered by Mini Robots
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    The Future is Here: Self-Assembling Furniture Powered by Mini Robots

    Arranging and rearranging furniture isn’t uncommon, but what if your chairs and tables could anticipate your needs and reconfigure themselves? Roombots, a project from Ecole Polytechnique...

    written by: Ali B. Zagat
    11.11.14

  21. Daniel Libeskind Designs Table for Marina Abramovic Exercise
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    Daniel Libeskind Designs Table for Marina Abramovic Exercise

    A limited-edition table released by Moroso brings together the high art and design worlds. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the 'Counting the Rice' table is an embodiment of an exercise staged by the...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.17.14

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