Dwell’s Top 20 Products of 2017

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'Tis the season to shop 'til you drop.

The Dwell shop has grown exponentially this year, expanding to bring you a wide selection of well-designed home decor, lighting, smart home tech, furniture, and more. Whether it be the best travel bottle for your cold brew or a cute, robot-shaped wooden toy, here are the 20 products that earned the adoration of our online community. Go ahead—get yourself what you really want this holiday season.



20. 

Diamond Music Box
Diamond Music Box
Adam + Harborth's multifaceted Diamond is a modern take on vintage musical boxes, and a tribute to traditional craftsmanship. A turn of the large elegantly shaped key magically produces the melody ‘Je te veux’ by Erik Satie, a repeating 18 note chime guaranteed to sooth babies and charm adults. A great gift idea for any occasion.  Chime is mounted inside premium oak. Made in Germany.


19.

Activated Coconut Charcoal
Activated Coconut Charcoal
Recognized by both Naturopathic and Western medicine as life-saving, Activated Charcoal is a core product that Dr. Mait believes should be in every single medicine cabinet. Side-effect free and completely natural, this cure-all has been used for thousands of years as a remedy to combat various forms of illnesses, ranging from stomach aches to food poisoning and skin infections. This time-honored medicine also doubles as a beauty essential—perfect for teeth whitening and skin detoxing. Set of 2.


18.

Niko Power Solution
Niko Power Solution
Designed to be displayed and blend with furniture, Niko is a new power solution from Most Modest that considers where and how people use power today. A functional wood form combined with a one of a kind knitted mesh power cable, Niko adds an element of fun to any environment. Hang Niko on the wall or proudly display it on any surface, to dial in the details of your home or office. Mesh cable available in four colors. Assembled in the USA. 


17.

Areaware Cubebot
Areaware Cubebot
Robot toys are usually made of plastic and require batteries - but not all! Meet Cubebot, a poseable, playful fellow constructed of beautiful eco-friendly wood and powered by your imagination. Inspired by the Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles, the Cubebot is a non-traditional take on the toy robot which joins ancient Japanese traditions with contemporary toy culture. Cubebot's powerful hardwood frame can hold many poses, and his elastic-band muscles and durable wood limbs make him impervious to breakage. When it's time for him to rest, he folds into a perfect cube. An enduring classic that will withstand generations of play. Available in two sizes.


16.

Microwavable Nested Storage Bowls
Microwavable Nested Storage Bowls
Four Bowl Wonder. We don’t always (okay, almost never) have time to set a full dinner table each night, complete with silverware and cloth napkins and vegetable sides in nice serving platters. These are the bowls that adapt to how we live and eat pretty much the rest of the time. Use them to store food in the fridge or freezer. Come dinnertime, heat your fixin’s in the microwave (sans lids), and serve directly out of the bowls. After you’re done, stick them in the dishwasher, then nest or stack ’em for compact storage. The 100% airtight and leak-proof design makes it a handy not sad desk lunch accessory, too!  Made in: Netherlands  Made of: BPA-free Polypropylene Size: Shallow Bowls (Set of 4): 350 mL is 4.9" in diameter x 2.3" H, holds 11.8 ounces; 750 mL is 6.3" in diameter x 2.7" H, holds 25.4 ounces; 1.25 L is 7.6" in diameter x 3.1" H, holds 42.3 ounces; 2.25 L is 8.9" in diameter x 3.5" H, holds 76.1 ounces; Deep Bowls (Set of 4): 500 mL is 4.9" in diameter x 3.3" H, holds 16.9 ounces; 1 L is 6.3" in diameter x 3.9" H, holds 33.8 ounces; 2 L is 7.6" in diameter x 4.5" H, holds 67.6 ounces; 3 L is 8.9" in diameter x 5.1" H, holds 101.4 ounces  Sourced from: Rosti Mepal Photography by Rocky Luten


15.

Steel & Wood Round Side Table
Steel & Wood Round Side Table
This minimal, Japanese-designed steel table with wooden legs is perfectly sized for smaller spaces—we love it as a side table next to the living room couch, or as a chic alternative to a nightstand. Use it to house all your pretty little things—a bud vase, a water carafe, a couple of books, and a tchotchke or two. Photography by James Ransom/Food52.


14.

Steel & Wood Leaning Ladder
Steel & Wood Leaning Ladder
Consider this minimal, Japanese-designed ladder the stairway to home decor zen. Although these steel and wood ladders aren’t meant for climbing (please don’t try!), they make the perfect home for just about anything: blankets and throws in the living room, towels in the bathroom, or scarves, ties, and sheets in the bedroom. Choose from white or black steel with wood. Photography by Bobbi Lin/Food52.


13.

Barebones Forest Lantern
Barebones Forest Lantern
A small lantern with lots of light. Barebones was founded with a desire to do good and they are a purpose-driven organization which leverages their product, profits, expertise, and experience to do good in meaningful and impactful ways. A long-lasting, rechargeable battery, comfy handle and built-in charging port for other electronics, it’s hard to beat the Forest Lantern for outdoor illumination. Due to the the steel construction and gentle light from the LED emitter the Forest Lantern will never be hot to the touch.  Warm ambient LED light, 325 Lumen output4-80+ hours run time, rechargeable Li-Ion battery via USBRecharge time 4-6 hrs. 1-year manufacturer's warranty.


12.

Erstwhile World Relief Map
Erstwhile World Relief Map
Intricate illustrations from another time. The Erstwhile World Relief Map is a reproduction of the original illustration published by Van Houtte in collaboration with Charles Le Maire. The artwork has been printed onto Airtex canvas, with its moody colors and accurate detail carefully preserved. Hand-mounted with aged timber batons and 100% hemp rope, each piece is supplied ready to hang.


11.

Mohinders Men's City Slipper – Solid
Mohinders Men's City Slipper – Solid
City slip-ons handmade in India from all-natural materials. The City Slippers from Mohinders are handmade by their partner cooperative in rural India, a standalone nonprofit that comprises 170 families of artisan entrepreneurs. Meticulously hand-made and equipped with a durable yet flexible natural crepe rubber sole, this sweet-sweet slide is ready for everyday outdoor wear.


10.

Fellow Pour Over Stagg Kettle in Copper
Fellow Pour Over Stagg Kettle in Copper
Cream and sugar, Joe?  Stagg Pour-Over Kettle’s beautifully functional design kicks your brewing up a notch. Enjoy an intuitive, steady pour with Stagg’s precision pour spout. Keep track of temperature with a built in brew-range thermometer. Pour at an even, slow pace with Stagg’s counterbalanced handle that moves the center of mass back towards your hand. The perfect pour over every time.  We were one of the first to get our hands on the latest incarnation of the Stagg Kettle, which Fellow has refined with a number of improvements to the design: Fluted spout tip for more precise flow control Improved handle hardware and balance  Stainless steel lid  More durable paint that’s less prone to scratches Join Huckberry’s 1 million+ adventure community. We deliver the coolest gear at the best prices, inspirational stories, and a hell of a lot more to your inbox every week. Membership is free and takes seconds. 


9.

Ceramic Tumblers from Luvhaus
Ceramic Tumblers from Luvhaus
Soda-fired, ergonomic drinkware designed in small batches. Luvhaus’ tumblers are made to nestle warmly into your hands. Each piece is hand-thrown in their Berkeley, CA studio that rests comfortably in your palm. And the more colorful-looking offerings here are soda-fired, a process by which liquified sodium carbonate is shot into the Luvhaus kiln, immediately vaporizing and giving each tumbler a uniquely patterned glaze. They’re all dishwasher and microwave safe too, ready for daily kitchen duty, emboldening your home and morning coffee fix.


8.

Moleskine Journey Travel Light
Moleskine Journey Travel Light
Moleskine prides itself on building objects that are born with journeys in mind. Their miniature travel light is no exception. The rechargeable LED light has five adjustable settings and can be charged with a micro USB that comes with it. It can be clipped onto any book, notebook, strap, bag, or bike to help you see clearly along every point of your adventures. Available in black, steel blue, white, or scarlet red, it can be rotated 360 degrees when clamped onto a surface. Take it with you for an evening bike ride or stand it on your hotel's nightstand for some late reading.


7.

Hario Cold Brew Bottle
Hario Cold Brew Bottle
Make cold brewed coffee at home with this sensible yet elegant tool. Designed in collaboration with the Japanese company Hario, this Tokyo bestseller comes with a built-in filter and dishwasher-safe silicone lid (now in Blue Bottle’s signature hue). Simply add ground coffee—we suggest our Three Africas blend, included with your order in Perfectly Ground form—to filtered water and let it sit for eight hours in the refrigerator. When you’re ready, pour yourself a glass of refreshing cold brew, and enjoy. 


6.

GrowlerWerks' Keg-Growler
GrowlerWerks' Keg-Growler
You can perfectly pour frothy pints right from inside your fridge. It’s as easy as swinging by your favorite watering hole, filling up your uKeg with frosty goodness, and strutting on home to enjoy. GrowlerWerks' lineup of portable, half-gallon mini-kegs are designed to keep your brew fresh for weeks. To keep your precious cargo chilled for hours on end, the uKeg is double-wall vacuum insulated, and its CO2 regulator cap maintains carbonation. 


5.

U-turn Audio's Turntables
U-turn Audio's Turntables
A high-quality turntable that outperforms its price tag. The U-Turn Orbit Plus turntable is a killer value. By focusing on the warm and detailed sound and avoiding unnecessary features that only exist to pump up the sales brochure, you get a high-performance sound for a price that leaves you enough cash to keep building your record collection. Each turntable is also assembled by hand in Massachusetts with primarily American components to ensure the highest quality sound.


4.

Fellow Big Jo 12 Oz Mug – Set of 2
Fellow Big Jo 12 Oz Mug – Set of 2
A sleek, refined and functional vessel for your morning cup o' joe. Enjoy these double-walled, ceramic and copper mugs that will keep your hands warm and your drink piping hot. Available in your choice of black or white matte finish, and copper or stainless steel bottoms. 12, 8, and 2 fl. oz. capacities available. Sold in 2-sets, for you and a friend. 


3.

Farmhouse Pottery Milk Bottle Match Striker
Farmhouse Pottery Milk Bottle Match Striker
Beautiful and functional.   This handmade Milk Bottle Match Striker doesn’t just sit pretty on a table. Store matches and light them all in one spot by striking them directly on Farmhouse Pottery’s special stoneware.  


2.

Whiskey Peaks Glasses
Whiskey Peaks Glasses
Sippin’ on the rocks.  2016 marked the centennial of America’s National Park Service, so Huckberry decided to celebrate the best way they know how: by raising a glass. In this case, Whiskey Peaks, a handsome set of two handblown whiskey glasses made from premium lead-free glass. Featuring a raised topographic impression of some of the greatest, most majestic peaks in the world, Whiskey Peaks will keep you inspired and sippin’ "on the rocks" whenever 5 o'clock calls.  Features: Set of two Huckberry-exclusive Whiskey Glasses  Each glass features a raised topographic impression of Half Dome, one of Yosemite National Park’s most distinctive physical features  Made from 100% lead-free handblown glass which is lighter than leaded glass and equally durable Join Huckberry’s 1 million+ adventure community. We deliver the coolest gear at the best prices, inspirational stories, and a hell of a lot more to your inbox every week. Membership is free and takes seconds. 


1.

Original Cinema Lightbox
Original Cinema Lightbox
Bring your words to light with creative marquee lightboxes for your home or office.  My Cinema Lightbox is constantly working on new options, designing by imagining what they’d like to have in their home or office and then bringing it to life. The Original Cinema Lightbox is great for home and wedding decor, bumilestone announcements, photoshoots, just about any creative idea you have, and its lightweight design allows for easy transport.  

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