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French designer Jacques Adnet (1904–1984) was particularly well known for his deft incorporation of leather elements into his furniture pieces. This rack, created sometime in the 1950s, is constructed of patinated wrought iron and delicately stitched red

Vintage Magazine Racks

Your stash of yet-to-be-perused periodicals can stack up quicker than you think. Take a cue from this gallery of vintage magazine racks, crafted by mid-century furniture designers.
February 1, 2013
Cassidy raised pool Santa Monica

Pooling Around

We take a look at 10 of our favorite swimming pools and pool houses from over the years. Whether for recreation, exercise, or simply to beat the heat, these pools (and in some cases their surrounding structures) stand unmatched in their creative designs and aesthetics. Scroll all the way through the slideshow to see one example in quite an unexpected place.
February 1, 2013
Queenstown gets cold in winter, hence the installation of a sauna. Outside, the landscaping was kept deliberately casual, with rock walls and gravel paths.

A Look at Open-Air Showers

Ah, the beauty of bathing in the breeze. Here we present our some of our favorite outdoor showers from issues past.
February 1, 2013
childrens bedrooms

Children's Bedrooms

Though often pushed to the wayside, the rooms belonging to the littlest members of the family need not be ignored. Our editors have combed through the archives to find some favorites from years past.
February 1, 2013
Modern home interior with pink and yellow walls

Creative Color Use from Kitchens to Bedrooms

Our Color Stories have been so popular on, we've decided to share more inventive color inspiration. Here, we feature a selection of spaces showcasing bold washes of bright color on floors, walls, cabinets, and more (including a major case of matchy-matchy that works).
February 1, 2013
sarah parker

Styled by Sarah Parker

Color. Curiosities. A challenge. These are some of London-based set designer and prop stylist Sarah Parker's likes. Her style could best be described as a more stylized Things Organized Neatly, where everything from food to shiny objects gets the Parker treatment. Objects are painstakingly arranged with not a hair out of place and color gets carefully integrated into each scene. Her growing list of clients includes the British Fashion Council, men's fashion e-commerce site Mr. Porter, and Honda. Click through the slideshow to take a peek inside the meticulously-designed world of Sarah Parker.
January 31, 2013
self service center nespresso san francisco

Inside Nespresso's New San Francisco Flagship Store

Nespresso has unveiled a sleek new flagship - its first boutique on the West Coast - in San Francisco. Dwell was on the scene at the launch party to take a peek inside the gleaming two-story boutique on Union Square.
January 31, 2013
casa delpin living room

Wild for Tiled

A foundation for our beloved possessions and very own two feet—the floor. From the clean beauty of Carrara marble to intricately patterned slabs, we take a look at seven tile-clad floors we love.
January 30, 2013
West Coast Modern by Zahid Sardar

'West Coast Modern' by Zahid Sardar

Frequent Dwell contributor Zahid Sardar has two new books out that would be welcome additions to any architecture or industrial-design library: West Coast Modern published by Gibbs Smith and 100 Best Bikes published by Laurence King. We sent a few questions over to Sardar about the monographs.
January 29, 2013