Dwell Picks: 21 Things We’re Obsessing Over This Fall

Dwell Picks: 21 Things We’re Obsessing Over This Fall

The team leans into the season with a wine that’s worthy of the Thanksgiving table, an affordable duvet cover, and table lamps to set the scene for working and lounging at home.

As temperatures begin to dip, team Dwell is looking for ways to make home life cozier—and we want to let you in on our favorites. From a portable barbecue that’s perfect for grilling outside on a chilly evening, to a book that dives into the fascinating world of tech in rural China, to a standing desk that makes working from home less of a burden, these are the products that we can’t recommend highly enough.

Erin V. Mahoney, Senior Marketing Manager:

"White sneakers are a wardrobe staple of mine. In the spring and summer months, I typically opt for a lighter canvas shoe, but the first autumn chill always has me reaching for my leather sneaks. This year, I’m scooping up the new Reebok x Eames Office Club C 85. A classic shoe with a nod to my favorite designer couple? Sold."

Reebok x Eames Office Club C 85
Reebok x Eames Office Club C carries on the tradition of timeless, classic design that adapts effortlessly into everyday life. Fresh and functional.

Sam Daly, Associate Editor:

"I’ve been buying a lot of frames lately to finally hang all the posters and art prints I’ve collected over the years. These ones from Frametory and Americanflat are easy to put together and very affordable!"

Frametory 16x20 Black Aluminum Photo Frame
Perfect for sharing cherished memories. Saw tooth clips offer easy opening.
Americanflat 8x8 Picture Frame in White
A durable, gallery-style frame; the  front has clear shatter-resistant glass and a sturdy backboard to keep your photo in place.

"These are also an incredible option if you want to support a small business! I bought two to house my Painted Mary prints."

Cheeky Sheep Wood Shop 8x10 Picture Frame
Our unfinished/natural–style picture frames are a perfect addition to your walls. Their simple, clean design work well in any interior; from midcentury to modern, or beach to bohemian decor! Choose from two beautiful wood types: unfinished pine or aspen.

"A wonderfully wavy pie dish suitable for all your holiday baking needs. So pretty you won’t even mind if you accidentally scorch the crust of your pumpkin pie (oops)."

Emile Henry Classic Ceramic Pie Dish
Emile Henry has been a French bakeware legend for generations, and this beautiful pie dish is the latest addition to the brigade. Crafted with French Burgundy clay, it diffuses heat for picture-perfect crusts, while its classic scalloped edges cut a pretty profile all on their own.

Jenny Xie, Executive Editor:

"Snow Peak is a family-run Japanese outdoor brand that has long had a cult following, but is having a bit of a breakthrough moment—especially in the U.S. Their clean, minimalist designs are meant to work together in a modular way, and crafted to last a lifetime. Unlike other brands, the emphasis isn’t on being the most extreme, but on helping others connect with nature and each other. The Takibi Fire and Grill is a perfect example of this: Great for camping, backyard barbecues, or beach hangs, the portable grill (its name comes from the Japanese word for "bonfire") is a great way to gather folks around fire and food—a must-have for the chillier months!"

Snow Peak Takibi Fire and Grill
The Takibi Fire and Grill is made of durable stainless steel and designed in Japan for a lifetime of use. Packable, portable and modular, use the Takibi Fire and Grill to create a gathering anywhere.

"I recently moved from Oakland, California, to a loft in Brooklyn. While I love the open plan, it also means that the kitchen lacks definition and prep space. If you’re in the market for an island, look no further than this maple wood and stainless steel table—I got the 60" by 30" version. It’s simple, functional, indestructible, and also works as a breakfast bar. (Yes, I got the Boos maple cutting board to match.)"

John Boos JNS10 Maple Top Work Table
Suitable for use in commercial, institutional and residential kitchens, the John Boos JNS Maple Top Work Table Series has a hard rock maple top built for strength.The maple top is finished with penetrating oil for hardness, which allows it to better resist water and spills.
Boos Edge-Grain Cutting and Carving Board, Maple
An exceptionally durable cutting board provides a stable work surface and also helps protect finely honed blades.

"These stools are the perfect height for the aforementioned Boos work table, and I love the unabashedly cheery yellow color. They’re great for both indoor and outdoor use—I was a bit wary of the steel mesh construction, but they’re quite comfortable!"

Blu Dot Hot Mesh Counter Stool
Chipper stool seeks derrières for at home enjoyment or café canoodling. Available in nine finishes: aqua, black, green, grey green, humble red, natural yellow, simple blue, off-white, and watermelon. Stackable and suitable for use indoors or out.

Zach Klein, CEO:

"This is the white that I’m serving my family at Thanksgiving this year. I was turned onto it by Michelin-star restaurant Al’s Place in San Francisco. Having grown up in Buffalo, I was astonished and proud to see a New York State wine on the menu at such a great restaurant, much more so in Napa Valley’s backyard. It’s world-class and really resets your expectations for the quality of American wine that can be made outside of California. And what a steal for 19 bucks."

Ravines Dry Riesling 2017
Ravines Dry Riesling is a unique and elegant expression of the Finger Lakes terroir.

Brandon Dorn, Senior Product Designer:

"Unimatic is a small Italian watchmaker that creates limited runs of elegant, durable watches. The U1-C dive watch has been on my list for a while, and is now on pre-order. I’m very tempted…"

Unimatic U1 Classic
The Made in Italy diving watch is part of the new permanent Unimatic Classic series, featuring high legibility dial in black matte with Super-LumiNova C3 pale green for the best possible performance in any conditions.

Ian Zunt, Digital Marketing Associate:

"When I moved into my low-square-footage Manhattan apartment in May, my bed instantly became the focal point of my room, taking up about half of my floor space (if I’m being generous). I quickly realized that nice bedding would be pretty important, and remembered a friend’s recommendation for Quince, since they seem to have pretty affordable linen sets compared to other brands. I picked up this European Linen Duvet Cover Set, and I have to say it has—as anticipated—been a major upgrade from my once-bare comforter. The fabric seems to be really high quality, and the Sand color is the perfect neutral. Highly recommend."

Quince European Linen Duvet Cover Set
Ethically woven from the finest European flax, this midweight linen duvet cover set offers year-round luxury and feels as good as it looks. Prewashed for superior softness and a perfectly lived-in vibe, this linen only gets softer over time.

"Every morning before high school I put on my white Adidas Sambas, and after a brief hiatus, I’m ready to go back this fall. The brand also just released the vegan version of the shoes and changed out the faux suede toe cap for a lighter version that I’m very into. Just waiting for my size to come back in stock."

Adidas Samba Vegan Shoes
First introduced as an indoor soccer shoe, the Adidas Samba has gone on to cover expansive ground. After their time on the field, these shoes made their mark on stages and streets across the globe. Today they look toward a more conscious future.

"This lamp—and its bizarre silhouette—occupied a space in my mind for six months before I finally made the purchase last spring. The Italian-glove-leather base allows it to tip any way you want it to, with a pivoting shade that follows. It’s also incredibly dimmable, which is an amazing facet to a bedside lamp."

Pablo Designs Piccola Table Lamp
The function and beauty provided by the Piccola Table Lamp by Pablo Designs are limited only by the owner's imagination.

Jack Balderrama Morley, Managing Editor:

"I may be a bit biased because I’m friends with the author, but this book is just as surprising and delightful as its title suggests. Xiaowei Wang takes the reader on a tour of various relationships between technology, space, and people that is as insightful as it is digestible, even for readers (like me) who have only a loose grasp on what blockchain actually is." 

Blockchain Chicken Farm: And Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside
From FSG Originals × Logic: stories about rural China, food, and tech that reveal new truths about the globalized world. In Blockchain Chicken Farm, the technologist and writer Xiaowei Wang explores the political and social entanglements of technology in rural China.

Maris Berkowitz, Sales Production Manager:

"This throw is the ideal weight and size for transitioning through the fall season. I love wrapping up in it when I am just a little chilly and do not need a full, heavy throw."

Parachute Cloud Linen Gauze Throw
Think of it as your own little cloud. Casual yet sophisticated, this oversized throw is soft, fluffy, warm and lightweight. Take it from the bed to the sofa to the backyard—even to the beach for a picnic.

"I am currently using the Floyd table in my living room/home office as my desk, and I love how it seamlessly blends into our interior and does not scream ‘desk.’ That being said, I have heard that ‘sitting is the new smoking,’ and my Apple watch continues to ping me for sitting too long. The guilt of being so sedentary while working and the hope to be healthier have inspired me to want the standing version of this desk so that I can enjoy the benefits with a high level of design."

Floyd The Standing Desk
Featuring Fully’s obsessively engineered programmable Jarvis Frame and Floyd’s real birch ply table surface, this is one desk that will stand the test of time. Through long hours, short hours, zoom calls, 1:1’s.

Suzanne LaGasa, Creative Director:

"Come fall, I’m all about light and warmth, so I impulsively bought this HAY neon tube light in yellow. I still don’t know if I made the right color choice, but I do love it. It’s very bright and warm. Actually, I wish I could get three or four colors. That way, I’d mount a little collection on the wall, and choose which one to turn on based on the mood of the moment."

HAY Neon Tube LED
Designed to look like a neon tube, this long-lasting, energy-efficient light is made with an integrated LED. Hang it on a wall, place it on a table, or stand it upright in a corner to add dramatic atmosphere and colorful glow to any space.

"I got the Mouro table lamp for my desk as my own mini moon. I love that it’s minimal and graphic, and that a gentle touch brings it to life and controls the brightness. I can point it up or down to play with shadows, changing the mood to help me to see layouts differently."

Case Mouro Portable LED Lamp
Spanish designer Patricia Perez began by studying industrial and product design in Barcelona, then interning for Michael Sodeau in London, where she developed her career in product and interior design. Perez now runs her own studio in Santander, Spain, her birthplace.

"I got this portable light hoping that we’d have family and friends coming to stay again, and that they’d need their own nighttime reading light wherever they crashed. We might not be there yet with cousins and aunties being able to travel, but I have loved moving this little guy around the apartment nonetheless."

HAY PC Portable Lamp
Designed by Pierre Charpin, the PC Portable Lamp (2019) provides light where it’s specifically needed, at least until it’s needed elsewhere. Its durable construction and scratch- and water- resistant finish keep it looking good. The light source is hidden from view by a polycarbonate diffuser.

Daniel Miesner, Director, Product Management:

"This reading lamp has been a great addition to my home office. In order to keep my sanity while working from home, I often move around my space throughout the day. The adjustable brightness on this lamp helps ease my afternoons into evenings. Also, it’s real brass with a lovely patina!"

Visual Comfort Studio VC Studio 1 Light Task/Reading Floor Lamp
Since 1987, Visual Comfort has produced lighting with the some of the most influential names in design, using the finest natural materials and unique finishes.

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