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Curtain Call: 8 Unique and Beautiful Uses for Curtains in the Home

Everyone knows that window treatments can make or break a room but the windows are not the only place to use curtains in a home. Here, we take a look at some great examples of unique uses for curtains as well as a couple traditional uses that really do their job.
September 26, 2013
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Exploring the Future of 3D Printing: Day 2

The second day of the Media Bistro–sponsored 3D Inside Printing Conference and Expo offered more exploration of the industry, including an exploration of the coding associated with creating 3D objects, and its potential for growth. Here’s what we found on wrapup day.
September 25, 2013
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Creativity and Constraint: A City Modern Preview

Who better to speak to the topic of authentic design than a man with numerous creative collaborations under his belt in addition to his own (vast!) undertakings? Author, designer and ceramicist Jonathan Adler has worked with brands as varied as footwear designer TOMS and e-stationer Paperless Post and next week at City Modern, he’ll sit down with art law specialist Amy Adler (she also happens to be his sister), to discuss the intersection of design authorship and design inspiration. In advance of his City Modern panel at #DellVenue, Adler answered a few of our questions about authentic design and also gave us a sampling of some of his favorite recent additions to his collection.
September 25, 2013
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7 Wall-Mounted Storage Solutions

Display your prized collections elegantly with wall-mounted shelves. From custom outfits to modular installations, we share seven solutions for hanging storage.
September 23, 2013
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A Surfer's Paradise

For those that love salt in the air and sand in their hair, these seven shops and homes from the Dwell archives should have you busting out the wet suits and boards. Here, we highlight some of our favorite surf shops and the homes of the people who might frequent them.
September 22, 2013
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6 Ways to Design with Marc Newson

Can’t afford to drop $2 million on a Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge? Relax, for to follow is a study of rooms from the pages of Dwell that incorporate a range of designs by the modern industrial master.
September 21, 2013
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Week in Review: 7 Great Stories You May Have Missed

Each week Dwell.com delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.
September 20, 2013
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5 Public Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi

With a body of work spanning sculpture, dance, furniture, lightning, and landscapes, Isamu Noguchi is one of the most revered figures in the 20th-century canon. Buckminster Fuller once called described him as "a scientist-artist…one of the rare question-askers and responders" and others have said he's a traditional sculptor who makes contemporary images that relate to history. Historian Martin Friedman notes that "his large-scale architectural conceptions have more in common with the awesome structures of Mesoamerica, Borobudur, and Angkor Wat than current forms." Here, we take a look at four of his public spaces, which feature abstracted forms, monolithic elements, organic influences, and visual references to history.
September 20, 2013
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Young Designers on Display in Milan

It's no secret that during the annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, one of our favorite stops is SaloneSatellite, the portion of the fair devoted to young designers under the age of 35. Curated by an esteemed jury of international design stars and spearheaded by the indomitable Marva Griffin-Wilshire, SaloneSatellite is one of the most important opportunities for young designers to get noticed by the world at large. This year 11 designers have been selected to display and sell their creations for a short time during the holiday season (September 27-December 25), at Milan's premier shopping destination—the Design Supermarket at La Rinascente. Here we share a sneak peek at the offerings from each of the 11 young designers.
September 19, 2013
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