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7 Rooms with a View

As architect Frank Lloyd Wright once advised his students, "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." Inspired by the great outdoors, these seven homes from around the globe come fully equipped with a plentiful view, whether on a serene Greek island or California coastal town Big Sur. For more indoor/outdoor love, be sure to check out our issue dedicated to homes that celebrate life outside.
May 2, 2013
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Iceland Photo Portfolio by Meg Wachter

Considered to be one of Europe's sparsely populated countries, Iceland simply put, has an occupancy half the size of Vermont, but a whole lotta land. Brooklyn-based photographer Meg Wachter takes the valiant trek out to the Nordic European island, returning back with a winsome body of weathered landscape snaps so ethereal that we can almost feel the mist landing gently on our faces.
May 2, 2013
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Photographer Q&A: Brent Rowland

Hailing from Ridgecrest, California—a wonderful desert town at the base of the Sierra Nevadas—photographer Brent Rowland is a great talent behind the camera. Read on to learn more about Brent and his first shoot for Dwell at The Green Ant in Salt Lake City.
May 2, 2013
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Kickstarter of the Week: Statement Bike Rack

If you live in a small space, especially one without a garage, bike storage can be a nightmare. In the past we've praised clever bike-on-the-wall solutions, and today we're dubbing the Statement bike rack our Kickstarter of the Week. Designed and made in Los Angeles by industrial designer Daniel Sculnick and artist and craftsman Raul Diaz, the Statement rack not only gives your wheels a place to rest after a long hard ride, but it does double duty as a decorative piece of wall art. The project is nearly funded, and one of the latest projects from the Native Standard collective.
May 2, 2013
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Identity Design We Love: Helsinki Food Company

Prepare to get charmed by a design agency, Werklig's, simple brand identity for Helsinki Food Company.
May 2, 2013
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5 Australian Designers We Love

Australia—the light-drenched island at the bottom of the world, the site of virgin white beaches, exotic air, and majestic wilderness, place to a vivid national surf culture, a heady tropical climate, and singular environmental challenges; is a country that champions the design of nationally-made products with a specificity of purpose and an aesthetic, unique to its geographical isolation. Where some of the world’s design plays on sustainability as a motif of political correctness, Australian designers live environmental shortages, ecological fragility, and depletion as an everyday reality. These hurdles inspire out-of-the-ordinary thought and the use of new materials, so that in the creation of Australian design pieces, their forms and functions embody original ethical approaches and sustainability-conscious solutions. If there was a national Australian design creed, it might read something like: ecologically-savvy with a gently inventive edge. We discovered five designers that exemplify this creed on a recent trip to Australia.
May 2, 2013
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5 New Designs We Love from Commune

Dwell always keeps an eye on the latest goods from Commune, an L.A. based design collective that manages to excel at everything from posters to penthouses. Here are five just released products we are currently coveting.
May 1, 2013
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7 Modern Bookend Designs

From a discreet, incognito standee to a playful metal addition, our top seven bookend picks will help you keep those tumbling books at bay!
May 1, 2013
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10 Inspirations for Beating the Heat

With the weather creeping towards record highs here in the Bay Area, we turn our minds to everything cool. From pools to ice cream to architecture designed to enjoy the breeze, we'll take anything we can get to inspire thoughts of cooling off in this heat.
May 1, 2013
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