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Top 15 Products Dwell Readers Bought in September

See what the design-obsessed crowd is scooping up.

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It comes as no surprise that Dwell readers have a keen eye for design, but you don’t have to take our word for it: Just take a look at what shoppers have been snatching up this past month. From plush bath towels to a shower filter recommended by the founders of wellness brand Golde—and nicknamed the "beauty filter"—to a tome on great women designers, these are the most popular picks from your fellow design lovers.    

Schoolhouse Classic Cotton Bath Mat

Woven from handsome navy and natural cotton-colored yarn, the Classic Cotton Bath Mat is a perfect staple for the bathroom. The looped pile of this machine-washable mat provides comfort and durability free from rigid rubber backing. A Schoolhouse Original.

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Juccini Wool Cat Cave Bed

A spacious and cozy hideout for cats, large and small or large. Each cat cave is handcrafted in Nepal from 100% all-natural Merino wool. Soft yet durable, the wool creates a resting place that keeps your cat warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

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Design Within Reach Neutra Modern House Numbers

In 2001, renowned design studio House Industries partnered with the estate of late architect Richard Neutra – whose notable projects include the Kaufmann House (1947) in Palm Springs, the Lovell Health House (1929) in Los Angeles and the Kronish House (1955) in Beverly Hills, among others – to create a set of fonts based on the geometric letterforms Neutra specified for many of his residential houses and commercial buildings. The resulting font family, Neutraface, became an integral part of the new millennium’s typographic landscape. Rendered directly from the Neutraface outlines, precision-crafted Neutra House Numbers (1930s) bring a piece of the Neutra aesthetic to any residential or commercial space. Designed for visibility, these robust house numbers mount approximately 0.75" off the wall to cast subtle shadows. Each includes extensive installation instructions and a full-scale drilling template to eliminate any guesswork, and the mounting hardware is hidden when installed properly. Made in China.

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Blomus Modern Stone Round Wall Hooks (Set of 4)

Getting the hang of things. Not your ordinary variety, these mod circular hooks are all set to free up some space in your mudroom, bathroom, hallway—anywhere coats, towels, and sunhats tend to pile up. They’re here in a clean white shade that’ll match any paint scheme and come in a set of 4 (2 large and 2 small) with instructions that’ll have you winning at organization in mere minutes.

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AquaBliss Multi-Stage Shower Filter

Revitalize, rejuvenate, and refresh your natural beauty with the AquaBliss high output water shower filter, nicknamed the “beauty filter” for how it effectively reduces the chlorine, dirt, scale, and odors linked to dry, itchy skin, eczema, pustules, and acne—so your skin, hair, and nails grow stronger and glow.

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Afteroom Story Bookcase

Book storage is difficult in small spaces. With a small footprint, and discreet frame, Story Bookcase was designed to make the most of your space and show off books and other collectibles. “We simply want to create things people won’t get rid of,” says Story designer Chen-Yen. In creating the Story Bookcase (2017), they brought a new twist to vertical book storage. Story allows you to shift and rotate the shelves to suit your space's needs. Made in Taiwan.

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Peg and Awl Canvas Lunch Bag With Note Pocket

Let’s do lunch. Brown paper bags are getting a handsome upgrade with these dynamos that kiddos and adults alike can use again and again. Each one is made from durable waxed canvas that’s a breeze to clean (just wipe it down!), and that pocket in the front is a subtle reminder to leave a little note for someone special (because who couldn’t use some Monday motivation?). And with those color options, you’ll always be able to keep track of whose snacks are whose.

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Woman Made: Great Women Designers

Woman Made is the most comprehensive book on women designers ever published—a celebration of more than 200 women product designers from the early twentieth century to the present day. This glorious visual celebration of the most incredible and impactful design ever produced by women designers flips the script on what is historically considered a man’s world. Featuring more than 200 designers from more than 50 countries, including icons and trailblazers past and present such as Ray Eames, Eileen Gray, Florence Knoll, Ilse Crawford, Faye Toogood, Nathalie du Pasquier, it records and illuminates the fascinating and overlooked history of women preeminent in the field. With each designer represented by a key product and short text, this fascinating A-to-Z survey shines a vital spotlight on the most extraordinary objects made by women designers but, more importantly, offers a compelling primer on the best in the field of design demonstrating that design is not—and never has been—a man’s world.

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Safety 1st Stay Clean Humidifier

The Stay Clean Humidifier from Safety 1st kills 99.9 percent of bacteria and prevents mold growth thanks to healthcare leader Vyv’s patented, antimicrobial LED technology. Features quiet operation and auto shut off.

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HAY Color Crate, Small

This multifunctional plastic crate features a ventilated and stackable design. Available in a variety of different colors and sizes for smart storage in small spaces.

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Yellow Leaf Signature Hammock

Our most popular hammock, the Signature is handwoven with ultra-soft yarn that's versatile, durable, and deeply comfortable. Our Triple-Weave construction combines 150,000 ultra-soft loops to cradle you weightlessly.

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Hawkins New York Simple Waffle Towels

Soak it all in. Pile up a stack of these soft, understated towels and bath sheets next to the tub—you’re going to fall deeply in love with them and will need a big supply on hand. The waffle weave is quick-drying and lightweight, and the texture has a modern, minimal look. Made in Portugal, the towels come in a whole spread of shades, and they’ll quickly become part of all your pampering sessions.

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Bearaby Cotton Napper

A cool and cozy, highly breathable knitted weighted blanket made heavy with nothing but layer upon layer of natural, organic cotton. Ideal for all sleepers.

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Knoll Generation Chair

Generation by Knoll combines holistic ergonomics with unparalleled elastic design. The Flex Back fuses two innovative elements—the high performance elastomer Flex Back Net and a distinctive figure eight structure—which together support many different postures and allow for multidimensional movement throughout the workday. The curvature of the structure combined with the specific tension, pattern, and unique properties of the Net enables side-to-side flex and ensures optimal, localized support for the shoulders and lumbar region.

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Saatva Mattress Topper

Each of our three premium mattress toppers were thoughtfully designed to elevate your sleep experience. Top off your Saatva mattress to enhance your comfort or prolong the life of an older mattress with one easy addition.

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Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody

Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody is the first, long-overdue book on this key Palm Springs architect, abundantly illustrated and detailed. Of the architects who made Palm Springs a crucible of midcentury American modernism, William F. Cody (1916–1978) was one of the most prolific, diverse, and iconic. Directing a practice ranging from residences to commercial centers and industrial complexes to master plans, Cody's designs are so recognizable that they provide visual shorthand for what is widely hailed as Desert Modern. While his architecture was disciplined and technically innovative, Cody did not practice an austere modernism; he imbued in his projects a love for social spaces, rich with patterns, texture, color, and art. Though the majority of Cody's built work was concentrated in California and Arizona, he had commissions in other western states, Hawaii, Mexico, Honduras, and Cuba. From icons like the Del Marcos Hotel (1946), to inventive country clubs like the Eldorado (1957), to houses for celebrities (Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Walt Disney), Cody's projects defined the emerging West Coast lifestyle that combined luxury, leisure, and experimental design. Cody also pushed the boundaries of engineering, with beams and roof slabs so thin that his buildings seemed to defy gravity. Master of the Midcentury is the first monograph devoted to Cody, authored by the team that curated the acclaimed exhibition Fast Forward: The Architecture of William F. Cody at the Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles: his daughter, Cathy Cody, design historian Jo Lauria, and architectural historian Don Choi. Replete with photographs of extant and now-lost structures, as well as masterful color renderings and drawings for architectural commissions and plans for vanguard building systems, Master of the Midcentury is the authoritative resource on Cody.

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