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Event Highlights: DIFFA Picnic by Design 2013

Dwell was proud to be the media sponsor for this year's 2nd Annual Picnic By Design. The charity event attracted over 200 talented designers and philanthropists, all there to support DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. The rooftop of the iconic Scholastic building in Soho painted the perfect backdrop for the colorful soiree, which raised over $30,000 for the organization. A group of 45 A-list designers created one-of-a-kind basket settings for guests, including picnic chic creations from Eric Cohler, Tyler Wisler, Marie Aiello, Laura Anderson Barbata, Mike Perry, Jerry Schwartz, Robyn Lea, Toda, Mike Brown (LOT 71), and many more.
September 5, 2013
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Join Us in NYC for City Modern 2013

If you love great design, you won't want to miss the second annual City Modern, a full week of events in Manhattan and Brooklyn, September 27 through October 4, featuring expert panel discussions, compelling home tours, lively parties and receptions and much more. Tickets are selling fast! For pricing and tickets please click here. For all the latest news on CityModern 2013, please visit citymodernnyc.com.
September 4, 2013
Minimalist home with wood paneled walls in Southern California

Designing with George Nelson Pieces

From the Marshmallow sofa to those glowing Bubble lamps, George Nelson’s designs are a must in many a modern interior. Here are 6 that stand out from the pages of Dwell.
September 4, 2013
Sasha samples berries at the island while Wes, perched on the counter next to Deborah, clutches the whipped cream—similar in color to the backsplash, made of traditional Moroccan tiles and available through Emory & Cie.

Kitchen Design: 5 Backsplashes We Love

Time for that tired old backsplash to go? Here are five ideas for new looks, ranging from top-of-the-line modern tile to the ultimate DIY version for an Airstream trailer.
September 4, 2013
Rack of Coats by Plywood Office

8 Modern Entry Way Accessories

Whether an entry hall, mud room, or foyer, the area for ins and outs has a habit of becoming a cluttered mess. Coats, keys, wallet, cell phone, spare change, bag, bike, etc. all get dropped off as you come home and need to be handy when you're rushing out. Here, we share eight pieces to help organize and beautify your entry way.
September 4, 2013
benoit residence living room

10 Tips for Creating a Comfortable Living Room

A comfortable living space is about layers, creating conversational seating, and building a sensible room that’s both visually and functionally stimulating. A perfect living room teases and pleases the eye in a manner that feels edgy and fun while simultaneously catering to one’s need to pile up or curl in in the most casual way. Here, ten tips to help you on your way.
September 3, 2013
Miller House in Columbus, Indiana

When Autumn Comes: 9 Reasons to Look Forward to Fall

In San Francisco, we usually enjoy quite a lovely Indian summer, but for most, September marks the beginning of fall. We know it can be hard to let go of sunny, warm, and long days filled with parks, beaches, and all the other activities of summer, so we've put together nine reminders of why you should be looking forward to fall instead of wistfully wishing for summer to last just one more day. Enjoy this slideshow and as the wind turns chill, shut the windows, stock the wood, put an extra layer on the bed, and settle in for the fall.
September 3, 2013
exterior canada

Starry Night: Outdoor Wall Light Installation

A celestial light installation illuminates the garage door of a recently renovated Toronto house.
September 3, 2013
rue vignon dining room horizontal

How to Design with Hexagon Patterns

The hexagon has been long favored in design, most often implemented in tile. Here are examples from our design archives, plus our favorite products that celebrate the motif.
September 3, 2013
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