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  1. Preview the February 'Modern for Less' Issue
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    Preview the February 'Modern for Less' Issue

    Our “Modern for Less” issue is packed with ideas for wallets big and small. From trimming expenses without sacrificing quality during a renovation to a roundup of products that will give you the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.04.13

  2. 5 Designers to Watch
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    5 Designers to Watch

    As we gear up for another year of trade shows, furniture fairs, and a slew of new talent, it's also fun to revisit some favorites from the past year. We look at five works from five designers...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.14.13

  3. Contenders for Designs of the Year Announced
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    Contenders for Designs of the Year Announced

    The Design Museum in London recently released its 90 nominations for the Designs of the Year across seven categories: architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, products, and...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.23.13

  4. Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers
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    Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers

    We appreciate a good magazine cover here in the Dwell offices (we spend hours picking them out, after all), so it was a pleasant surprise to receive Postcards from Vogue: One Hundred Iconic Covers...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.08.13

  5. Propeller Island Hotel, Berlin
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    Propeller Island Hotel, Berlin

    In 1997, musician Lars Storschen started renting out rooms in his house to supplement his income. Bored with the idea of a traditional guest room, Storschen created different themes for each of the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.14.12

  6. Top Ten Green Projects of 2012
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    Top Ten Green Projects of 2012

    On April 19th, AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the COTE Top Ten Green Project Awards: their selection of the most sustainable buildings across the country. COTE advocates...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.02.12

  7. New-Wave Wallpapers
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    New-Wave Wallpapers

    Wallpaper often comes with negative connotations of frenetic patterns and faded fruit borders, but a new wave of wallpaper design offers modern alternatives to plain paint and plaster. Click...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.01.12

  8. The Modern Baby: Part Three
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    The Modern Baby: Part Three

    After Utah-based nursery furnishing company Oilo garnered praise in The Modern Baby: Part One, co-founder Annalisa Thomas offered to share her favorite nursery products and tips as well. Of...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    09.20.12

  9. Six Upcycled Design Picks
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    Six Upcycled Design Picks

    Upcycled and reclaimed products are losing their stigma as burlap sack and bottle top creations. Slowly but surely, they are infusing the design world with sharp ideas and a feel-good ethos. Here...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    09.24.12

  10. The Modern Baby: Part Four
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    The Modern Baby: Part Four

    Infant brand Oeuf has been celebrated by celebrities and design magazines alike for its sophisticated yet whimsical products for children. They have gained a solid reputation for their high-quality...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.09.12

  11. Made in Japan: 100 New Products
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    Made in Japan: 100 New Products

    Dwell contributor Naomi Pollock, who wrote "All Wrapped Up" in our Small World issue now on newsstands, recently came out with her fourth book, Made in Japan: 100 New Products from Merrell...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.23.12

  12. Railroad Revival
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    Railroad Revival

    It isn't often that your eight-year-old son helps you decide on an architect, but that is how homeowners Connie DeWitt and Kam Kasravi became well-acquainted with architect David Fenster of Modulus...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.07.12

  13. Dwell's 12 Picks for Cozy Interiors
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    Dwell's 12 Picks for Cozy Interiors

    With the days growing shorter, temperatures sinking lower, and damp air creeping into the house, it can be tempting to burrow under that old electric blanket. However, you might want to consider...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.06.12

  14. All That's Fit to Print
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    All That's Fit to Print

    After years of working as a fashion photographer, Maude Arsenault began toying with the idea of opening her own gallery devoted to photography to reunite with artists she admires or collects. At...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.02.12

  15. The Modern Baby: Part Two
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    The Modern Baby: Part Two

    For even more nifty nursery ideas, we checked in with the owner of online children's emporium fawn&forest and modern parent, Summer Robertson. Fawn&forest was founded two years after the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.31.12

  16. Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara
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    Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara

    “There is a saying that if you can make a business successful in Guadalajara, you can make it successful anywhere,” says Hotel Demetria owner and architect, Iván Cordero of his...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.29.12

  17. 10 Design Tumblrs We Love
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    10 Design Tumblrs We Love

    Spend blissful hours recharging your creative battery with these ten Tumblrs we've put together to make you feel inspired, keep you up-to-date, and occasionally say...WTF.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.14.12

  18. An Unlikely Marriage
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    An Unlikely Marriage

    We can’t get enough of new design brand House of Rym, an improbable artistic combination of Tunisian craftsmanship and Swedish aesthetics. In October 2011, Tunisian entrepreneurs Rym Tounsi and...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.28.13

  19. 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

  20. 7 Slammin’ Scandinavian Interiors
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    7 Slammin’ Scandinavian Interiors

    There is something about the clean lines and pale wood of quintessential Scandinavian design that makes it so appealing. To bring the style into your own abode, check out some Northern interiors...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.20.13

  21. April 'Outdoor' Issue Preview
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    April 'Outdoor' Issue Preview

    We get our hands dirty with 9 homes that celebrate the great outdoors and nearly 50 new backyard furniture ideas for spring. From living roofs to natural pools, we cover all of your outdoor, or...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.01.13

  22. Three Top Designs by Chad Wright
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    Three Top Designs by Chad Wright

    We loved San Francisco designer Chad Wright when we first spotted his Attic birdhouses and plunked them into our April issue. Now, we check in with his three top designs before Wright heads off to...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.04.13

  23. Modern Mornings
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    Modern Mornings

    Admittedly, our pre-coffee state is less than cutting-edge with the new time change in effect, but these new coffee serving staples make our morning routines far more modern (if not less miserable).

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.12.13

  24. Today’s Tumblr: Found by National Geographic
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    Today’s Tumblr: Found by National Geographic

    Dwell is a huge fan of Tumblrs for inspiration and pictorial satisfaction. Today, we focus on "Found," a Tumblr created by National Geographic to celebrate their 125th anniversary. Sourced from the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.12.13

  25. Designer Omer Arbel's Eclectic Home in Vancouver
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    Designer Omer Arbel's Eclectic Home in Vancouver

    Designer Omer Arbel develops his latest works inside an eclectic Vancouver home filled with a teeming assortment of pets and prototypes.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: José Mandojana
    08.02.13

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