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A+R Pop-Up at Dwell on Design

Dwell on Design 2013 will again host the A+R Pop-Up Shop, now in its fifth year. A+R founders Andy Griffith and Rose Apodaca opened their first shop in late 2005, and now have two locations in Los Angeles, as well as an online store. Their participation at Dwell on Design is due in part to their love of Dwell magazine—its look, content, and how that translates onto the showroom floor.
May 19, 2013
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The Art of Brook&Lyn

In her mid-twenties, Mimi Jung quit her job as a graphic designer to start her own creative studio under the name Brook&Lyn. Her bold, distinct jewelry gained near instant acclaim in the fashion world. Last year, her husband, Brian Hurewitz, joined the company full-time and the pair relocated from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.
May 13, 2013
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5 Rugs that Brighten Any Room

Easier than painting and less of a commitment than hanging curtains, these five rugs will brighten any corner (or the center) of your home.
May 10, 2013
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Mohair We Love: Gorman Blankets

No matter the time of year, a well-placed throw blanket can ward off the chill or provide an immediate haven for snuggling up. Read on for one we found in the neon brights so prevalent this spring.
May 8, 2013
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Textiles by Petel

Look no further than San Francisco–based Petel for unique and colorful throw pillows, tote bags, and accessories crafted from hand-woven African textiles. The brainchild of husband-and-wife team Julie and Ibrahima Wagne, Petel aims to continue the weaving tradition of the Fulani, the tribe of Mauritania-born Ibrahima.
May 3, 2013
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Anton Alvarez

Using a tool he calls the "Thread Wrapping Machine," Swedish-Chilean designer and recent Royal College of Art graduate Anton Alvarez creates furniture bound together by glue-coated thread—no screws, nails, or joinery needed. "I wanted to create an externalized joint that would enable me to combine a big range of materials and create a decorative pattern formed by the colors of thread," he says.
April 25, 2013
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Dwell Green Gift Guide: Part One

Mother Nature and green design enthusiasts, rejoice! April is Earth Month! From stylish, reusable food wrappings to non-toxic nail polishes, peep through to see our top green design picks. And stay tuned for part two tomorrow!
April 23, 2013
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Mara Skujeniece

Amsterdam-based Mara Skujeniece is a product designer whose work often narrates an underlying story: Porcelain candleholders have felt coasters that mimic the containers’ shadows; ceramic vases for a textile factory were cast in plaster molds of spindles wrapped with yarn; and a series of barn drawings she made during a visit to her native Latvia inspired a line of blankets for the TextielMuseum in Tilburg. “I liked the process of making two-dimensional renderings of 3-D structures and then reconverting them into high-relief fabrics,” she says of the abstract raised patterns in the linen, wool, and cotton fabrics.
April 23, 2013
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Dögg Guðmundsdóttir

Art and design intertwine in the work of Copenhagen-based Dögg Guðmundsdóttir, whose creations range from the clean and contemporary to the ancient and elemental. Two major examples are her recent pieces for Ligne Roset: the rope-and-steel “Fifty” chairs designed with Rikke Rützou Arnved and two rugs whose primary motif mimics traditional Icelandic star embroidery.
April 18, 2013
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