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How to Design With Maps

Carefully crafted to convey a trove of information, maps can also be excellent tools in the interior designer's repertoire. Whether abstract or richly detailed, they can greatly shape any room in the house.
November 24, 2015
Kaleido Tray by Hay

10 Home Accessories for Small Living

In honor of our recent small spaces issue, we've gathered some of our best accessories from the Dwell Store that streamline life in downsized dwellings.
November 8, 2015
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7 Philippe Starck Designs in Modern Homes

From architectural design to the smallest housewares, Philippe Starck's work is as diverse as it is popular. This collection highlights the latter category, featuring everything from kitchens to bathrooms and living rooms shaped by his designs.
November 6, 2015
The office includes the Living Tower designed by Verner Panton for Vitra.

6 Verner Panton Designs in Modern Homes

A pioneer of unconventional aesthetics and plastic injection molding, Danish designer Verner Panton is probably best known for his eponymous, curving, colorful chairs. However, Panton is much more than that signature seat: he designed entire psychedelic rooms and interiors in the 1960s and 1970s. His work runs the gamut from small lighting fixtures to body-enveloping furniture.
November 4, 2015
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8 Strange Salvaged Materials and Objects in Modern Homes

From World War II steel buoys to bowling lanes, these 8 modern dwellings feature some peculiar elements rooted in the past.
November 2, 2015
Monochromatic Loft Room in Copenhagen Townhouse

5 Muuto Designs in Modern Homes

Muuto continues the long Scandinavian tradition of modern, organic, functional design. Explore these example of their lighting, furniture, and more.
October 27, 2015
The classic yellow Robin Day chairs from Habitat perfectly complement the purple Jack light by Tom Dixon. Piers designed and built the table when he was in architecture school.

6 Tom Dixon Designs in Modern Homes

Simple and sculptural, explore how these Tom Dixon pieces shape the space around them.
October 26, 2015
Custom Carocim tiles in shower.

6 Rooms with Vibrant Moroccan Tiles

Following a history of craftsmanship and architecture in Middle Eastern, Moroccan tiles are made from enameled terra cotta whose edges are hand-bevelled to achieve a precise edge. The name "Moroccan" has expanded to include a range of modern products, even those made from cement, that form geometric patterns. They add a rich layer of tradition and texture to any room.
October 26, 2015
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A Look at Cork Floors in Modern Homes

While it's been used since the 19th century in flooring, cork has recently been gaining broader recognition: cork is eco-friendly (careful harvesting of cork bark keeps the tree alive, potentially for centuries), comfortable (it stays at room temperature, so no more cold floors), durable (potentially lasting decades), noise-attenuating, and it comes in multiple colors. However, cork is soft, so heavy furniture, sharp objects, and animal claws can damage it. Prices can vary compared to other flooring options but humble cork is always worth a look.
October 20, 2015
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