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A More Natural Life

In the same fashion that we are turning to locally sourced, farm to table, slow food, our aesthetics, like our stomachs, are drawn to a simpler, cleaner, and more natural way of life. Rustic woods, supple leathers, stone, and ceramic are all contributing to the collective desire to live more slowly, more simply, and more beautifully. Check out this collection of pieces to bring this tranquil trend into your own life.
April 25, 2013


There are many products in our everyday lives that we simply put up with, never considering that there might be someone out there redesigning them in a way that will make us think "how did I ever put up with the way it was?" Take, for instance, the garden hose. How often have you thought about the design flaws of that tangled, faded green snake that you've run over in the driveway too many times to count? Well, the people are Great Stuff Inc. have, so they did something about it and now we have the RoboReel.
April 24, 2013
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Daphna Laurens

Daphna Isaacs Burggraaf and Laurens Manders label their collaborative oeuvre Daphna Laurens because they work so closely “It’s like finishing each other’s sentences,” says Manders. “We could not work without each other.” Each of their pieces is first conceived by cutting paper to make amoebic collages, an abstract beginning that affects each piece's end use. Isaacs says, “We want people to fantasize about our objects and even give them uses we never intended.” For example, their three-legged Cirkel Coffee Table 01 (left) has a warped aluminum top and a conical wood-clad vessel that acts as a third “leg.” Up next for the pair is a diffusion line through Capellini, who will produce less expensive versions of Daphna Laurens' oak and porcelain Tafelstukken lamps.
April 24, 2013
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Product Spotlight: Sketchbooks by Makr

A good sketchbook journal is always by your side, ready to take any notes and documentations of all sorts. Ready to set all hearts aflutter, Florida-based Makr Carry Goods has just released their soon to be must-haves into the wild today.
April 23, 2013
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New Duivendrecht

Industrial designers Frederik Roijé and Victor le Noble founded New—a manufacturer of contemporary pieces by young Dutch designers—less than a year ago in an unlikely creative hot spot: Duivendrecht, a town located southeast of Amsterdam.
April 22, 2013
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6 Modern Bikes

Today marks the 129th anniversary of the first transcontinental journey via a penny-farthing, accomplished by the gallant Brit, Thomas Stevens. In honor, we've compiled a list of six modern bicycles that will surely spark a journey ahead.
April 22, 2013
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Best Norwegian Design

Scandinavia's contribution to modern architecture and design is colossal, with Norway taking a critical role. From the modfathers of yesteryear like Pritzker-winner Sverre Fehn to the new crop of designers like Lars Beller Fjetland, who we check in with in our young designers story in the May issue, Norway continues to lead the charge. Here are a few of our favorite stories from the Dwell archive from the great wintry north!
April 22, 2013
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Pauline Deltour

As haute apprenticeships go, few have fared better than the French designer Pauline Deltour. After studying at the tony École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, she spent the late aughts in Munich working in the office of Konstantin Grcic. By 2009, she had struck out on her own, earning early commissions for Alessi (the A Tempo line of wire baskets) and Muji (a suite of wooden desk accessories). In 2013, Deltour’s multidisciplinary approach to product and installation design has been focused on the Salone Del Mobile furniture fair in Milan.
April 22, 2013
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A Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

Each week 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.
April 19, 2013