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  1. A Midcentury Modern Renovation in Hudson Valley
    Houses We Love

    A Midcentury Modern Renovation in Hudson Valley

    Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: Jon Snyder
    12.20.13

  2. Editor's Picks from the Dwell Store
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    Editor's Picks from the Dwell Store

    We could not be more excited for our Dwell Shop. Click through to see what the editors are craving this winter.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.20.13

  3. 8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables
    A Great Idea

    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

  4. 7 Minimalist Living Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    7 Minimalist Living Rooms

    Uncluttered and pared back to the fewest of items, these seven living rooms make minimalism shine.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.18.13

  5. Buy a Piece of Ettore Sottsass Apartment at Christie's
    Event Spotlight

    Buy a Piece of Ettore Sottsass Apartment at Christie's

    This week in New York City, a chance to ogle pieces from Italian designer and Memphis maestro Ettore Sottsass's personal collection, including early prototypes that predate his most influential...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.18.13

  6. 10 Space-Saving Desk Designs
    Design 101

    10 Space-Saving Desk Designs

    No matter how tiny your abode, a proper desk is still attainable. These 10 smart setups make the most of small spaces with big style.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.15.13

  7. Silver and Gold, Silver and Gold
    Product Reviews

    Silver and Gold, Silver and Gold

    Like the old Burl Ives Christmas song says, "Silver and gold, Silver and gold, Ev'ryone wishes for silver and gold." With those lyrics now stuck in our heads, we've gathered some of our favorite...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.12.13

  8. 8 Ideas for Designing Breakfast
    Design 101

    8 Ideas for Designing Breakfast

    Breakfast: the most important meal of the day! Here's how to do it right, from architectural dining nooks to gadgets geared towards making your morning pour as painless as possible.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.12.13

  9. A History of Modern Chairs
    Rewind

    A History of Modern Chairs

    The best way to gain perspective on the aesthetics of a given era is by examining the product designs of the time. To that end, what better piece to examine then one of the most widely-ignored but...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.05.13

  10. Holiday Entertaining 101: Plenty of Seating
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    Holiday Entertaining 101: Plenty of Seating

    Don't leave your guests standing while trying to balance their egg nog and plate of tasty treats. Plan ahead and be prepared with plenty of extra stylish seating. From stools, to chairs, to love...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.04.13

  11. A Contemporary Alpine Retreat in Switzerland
    Hotels

    A Contemporary Alpine Retreat in Switzerland

    Thomas Schacht and Ruth Kramer, a Swiss-Danish couple have thoughtfully designed Brüke 49, a contemporary and cozy retreat located in a quaint village in Eastern Switzerland.

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.04.13

  12. 7 Futuristic Lighting Fixtures
    Product Reviews

    7 Futuristic Lighting Fixtures

    The Space Race of the 1960s greatly influenced modernism in design and architecture. Like the astronauts that inspired them, these designs dare to boldly go where no one has gone before.

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.04.13

  13. 8 Rooms Filled With Vintage Finds
    Rooms We Love

    8 Rooms Filled With Vintage Finds

    Furnishing and decorating all at once can end up feeling cold and impersonal, but pieces gathered over time tell a much better story and allow a sense of you to shine through. Take inspiration from...

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.03.13

  14. Indianapolis Museum Unveils New Contemporary Design Galleries
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    Indianapolis Museum Unveils New Contemporary Design Galleries

    Fans of contemporary design in the Midwest—as well as those planning a visit, or merely passing through—have much to celebrate with the opening in late November of the refurbished and expanded...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.02.13

  15. Time to Design Winner: “Useful Living” by Sanghyeok Lee
    Profiles

    Time to Design Winner: “Useful Living” by Sanghyeok Lee

    “Useful Living” by designer Sanghyeok Lee was just announced as the winner of the Time to Design award.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.25.13

  16. 7 Favorites from HAY
    Product Reviews

    7 Favorites from HAY

    Innovative Danish brand HAY, founded in 2002 continues to generate trademark high quality designs at affordable prices. Influenced by the contemporary 50's and 60's, HAY explores the many facets of...

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.19.13

  17. 7 Lust-Worthy Living Rooms
    --Done Right

    7 Lust-Worthy Living Rooms

    Ahhh the living room, or should we say the everything room. It's your respite from the world, the place you kick your shoes off and curl up on the couch after a long day, sometimes dinging room,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.13.13

  18. Winter Inspirations: Icy Blues and Snowy Whites
    Product Reviews

    Winter Inspirations: Icy Blues and Snowy Whites

    Blanket your home with the crisp whites and icy blues of sparkling winter snow. Shop this collection of sleek, and beautiful seasonal pieces from the new Dwell Store. Intriguing light fixtures,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.12.13

  19. How to Mix and Match Furniture For a Modern Home
    A Great Idea

    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

  20. Swedish Home Designs We Love
    Product Reviews

    Swedish Home Designs We Love

    Scandinavian design grew popular in the modern era for its simplicity and focus on minimalism. Spotlighting Sweden, Dwell looks at some of our favorite designs for the home from our friends in...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.12.13

  21. Optical Illusions in Product Design
    Product Reviews

    Optical Illusions in Product Design

    Visual illusions in design can bring a bit of magic to your modern space. From floating lamps to two-legged tables, we've gathered a few products to deceive your eyes and heighten your curiosity.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.11.13

  22. A Sustainable Mid-Century Beach House
    Houses We Love

    A Sustainable Mid-Century Beach House

    Thanks to a disciplined devotion to mid-century principles of design, a curator’s bachelor pad in the Hamptons is reborn.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.11.13

  23. A Sophisticated Penthouse in Cape Town
    House Tours

    A Sophisticated Penthouse in Cape Town

    A view-filled waterfront penthouse in Cape Town, South Africa, turns to natural elements for design inspiration.

    written by: Daniel Scheffler
    photos by: Elsa Young
    11.09.13

  24. 8 Great Modern Interiors in Japan
    Houses We Love

    8 Great Modern Interiors in Japan

    These 8 interiors from Japanese houses we’ve shown in our pages possess warm woods, clean lines, and an unparalleled design sense.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.08.13

  25. Teak Furniture We Love
    We Recommend

    Teak Furniture We Love

    Teak, a tropical wood known for its durability and resilience, was first used for shipbuilding. Since then, it has been used in everything from outdoor furniture to salt shakers. Here are just a...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.07.13

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