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March 30, 2012

More photos: What's at the DWR Warehouse Sale this weekend.

Our huge Warehouse Sale begins tomorrow in Secaucus, NJ. For two days, take an additional 25% off already drastically reduced prices on overstocks, photo samples, customer returns and scratch and dents. Prices are up to 75% off retail.

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Photo taken today - just a few of the great finds in the outdoor dept. 

Without wheels? Catch our Free Shuttle from NYC

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Photo taken today - some of the modern dining you'll find at this weekend's sale.

March 29, 2012

Huge DWR Warehouse Sale this weekend!

Truckloads of items have just arrived to fill our DWR Outlet. Mark your calendar for this weekend’s huge DWR Warehouse Sale in New Jersey + Free Shuttle Service from NYC.

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These photos were taken today to give you an idea of what you’ll find. This Saturday and Sunday, take an additional 25% off already drastically reduced prices on overstocked, returned and scratch-and-dent furniture. Prices are up to 75% off original retail. Find details at dwr.com/outlet. Not in the New York area? Shop our Online Outlet at dwr.com.ebay.

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March 26, 2012

DIFFA: Dining By Design in NYC.

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Design Within Reach is proud to be a part of this year's Dining By Design event in New York City. This fundraiser is the work of DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, which has granted more than $38 million to hundreds of AIDS service organizations nationwide. Merging care and commerce, supporters of DIFFA come from all fields of fine design and the visual arts, including: architecture, fashion design, interior design, photography and consumer product design.

The New York event ends tonight, but tickets are available for the upcoming events in Kansas City, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco.

March 23, 2012

It's national puppy day?

I'm so excited about his news that I nearly fell off my 1006 Navy Chair.

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If you want to know more about Marty and "the love affair between a dusty modernist house and a pickup truck," check out redneckmodern.

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The Edelmans' secret to a modern and inviting living room.

House Beautiful's Dylan Landis interviewed our CEO John Edelman and his wife Bonnie about their Connecticut home. We loved hearing the stories behind their interior design choices, particularly their secret to a modern and inviting living room. John Edelman advises to, "Fall in love with someone and build a life together. Bonnie and I fell in love at the 26th Street flea market, and the living room is an evolution of us, not just an interior. It chronicles our growth together."

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Photographs by Francesco Lagnese, courtesy of House Beautiful.

See how the Edelmans have culled from modern classics and vintage finds to create their living room:

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March 20, 2012

The Edelmans in House Beautiful.

On newsstands now, the April issue of House Beautiful magazine features our CEO John Edelman's Connecticut residence. Written by Dylan Landis, "The Warm Side of Modern" shows how Edelman and his wife Bonnie have mixed modern classics and unique pieces, resulting in an inviting and eclectic atmosphere.

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Photograph by Francesco Lagnese, courtesy of House Beautiful.

Find out how to get the Edelmans' entryway look:

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March 16, 2012

A room with a hue.

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Color us happy, this rainbow hotel is just the thing to brighten a gray day in Connecticut. Thanks to our friend Tina who writes the Swissmiss blog, we stumbled upon these fabulous images of the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs. Which color room would you choose?

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March 10, 2012

Lucky pup gets Frank Lloyd Wright doghouse.

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At the age of 12, Jim Berger wrote the famous architect requesting a house for his black lab, Eddie. Expenses would be covered by the wages earned from his paper route, and the boy’s only requests were that it “would be easy to build and would go with our house.” Located in San Anselmo, California, “the house” was the Robert Berger House, built by the boy’s father and the plans for which Wright had designed in 1951. At first, Wright declined the boy’s request, but Berger kept writing him, and in 1956 he received a set of plans for Eddie’s “canis domus.” Read the whole story and see the plans at Architizer.com.

Calatrava does Dallas.

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Santiago Calatrava has designed more than 40 bridges around the world, and his latest was completed just days ago in Dallas. The cable-stayed bridge features a 400-foot-high arch of steel wrapped in a concrete skin, and a web of steel diagonal stays that give the bridge its unmistakable Calatrava look.

 
In what looks like the demise of the bridge, check out the fireworks show (above) that Dallas put on for the Bridge’s opening celebration (the drama begins after the first 45 seconds).

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Join us for: A Night of Design: Open 'til Nine.

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The Semiannual Sale has begun! Save from floor to ceiling, for inside and out. Just for you, all DWR Studios are staying open until 9:00pm on Wednesday, March 14, so you can enjoy a relaxing Night of Design. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served, and be sure to enter our raffle for a Nelson Ball Clock.

March 09, 2012

We’re hiring.

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Our Stamford, CT Studio and Headquarters.

Ever wish you could work for Design Within Reach? Check out our career opportunities at the corporate office and in DWR Studios across the country. We’re looking for people who are passionate about design, and we have sales opportunities available in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Toronto, New York City, and many other places. See all available openings.

Don’t be fooled by its expensive-sounding name.

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Introducing Arc En Ciel, or “rainbow” in French, a small-space solution inspired by the chairs and tables that have filled Parisian parks and cafés since the 19th century. The foldable chair is just $89, and it’s included in our Semiannual Sale.

March 08, 2012

Craving culture? Exhibitions to see now.

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Cindy Sherman Untitled Film Still #22, 1978

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Cindy Sherman
Ends June 11

Cranbrook Art Musuem
No Object is an Island
Material Workshop: Cranbrook for Alessi
Both end March 25 

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House Beautiful's "Color it Green" issue and special event at DWR Georgetown.

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On newsstands now, House Beautiful’s spring color issue honors all things green – “from kiwi to Kelly.” To celebrate, DWR and House Beautiful are throwing a party, complete with fresh cocktails and green-themed treats. Join us for Color it Green at DWR Georgetown on Tuesday, March 13. For more information, visit dwr.com/Georgetown.

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The March catalog is here!

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Our new catalog is in the mail. Stop by a DWR Studio to pick up a copy, or request a copy online. You can also browse the e-catalog. Shown on the cover: our new Angle Outdoor Armchair and Pillow in Maharam fabric.

Steve Jobs: one Eichler, two errors.

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Not an Eichler #1: The Jobs family's ranch-style house in Los Altos, CA.

The architecture world was abuzz last October when Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs revealed that the Apple CEO grew up in a house designed by Joe Eichler. Unfortunately, most bloggers shared the news with a photo of Jobs’ Los Altos house (site of the famous garage, shown above), which is not an Eichler. The house Isaacson was referring to is in Mountain View, California, where the family lived until Steve was 14. However, that isn’t an Eichler either. Rather, it is the work of Eichler’s original architectural team, Anshen and Allen, for Mackay Homes. Eichlers and Mackays are similar, but there are major differences in the foundation, heating, materials and style.

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Not an Eichler #2: the Jobs family's home in Mountain View, CA. Photo: David Toerge

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March 07, 2012

The Semiannual Sale starts...now.

The Semiannual Sale is on! Save on a wide selection of modern design including rarely on sale collections from Vitra, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, and Kartell. You can shop online, at all DWR Studios, or by phone at 1.800.944.2233.

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Pre-shop the Semiannual Sale.

Starting tomorrow, you can save hundreds on thousands of items during our Semiannual Sale! This is the one you've been waiting for, and the sale even includes collections rarely on sale from VitraCassina, Fritz Hansen and Kartell. You can shop online, at all DWR Studios, or by phone at 1.800.944.2233. Which items will you save on?

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March 06, 2012

Auction Watch: Sotheby's 20th Century Design.

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Lot 33: Charlotte Perriand, Early “Tokyo” Bench, circa 1955.            

Get your paddles ready. Tomorrow, Sotheby’s Auction House will hold a sale for 20th Century Design including a Private Collection of Mid-Century Design and Ceramic Art. The event promises to showcase some rare mid-century gems and a few peculiar lots, such as a staircase designed by Le Corbusier for The Unité d'Habitation in France. Other classics include an "Eye" Wall Clock designed by George Nelson Associates for the Howard Miller Clock Company, a  "Grasshopper" Floor Lamp by Greta Magnusson Grossman and our editorial director’s favorite, the Swivel Chair by Hans Wegner. Here are a few of the lots we’ll be watching ...

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DWR is now on Pinterest.

We are happy to announce that we are now on Pinterest! Our pinboards are brimming with visual inspiration for you to love and share. If you don't know about this new social media site, we'd love to get you up to speed.

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