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April 02, 2012

Mad about Midcentury Modern.

The return of Mad Men has us buzzing about midcentury modern decor even more than usual. The AMC series pays incredible attention to recreating 1960s details and the sets don't dissappoint. We've rounded up three of our favorite Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce looks for your Don Draper-worthy home or office.

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Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

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March 23, 2012

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 09, 2012

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

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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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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February 17, 2012

Gwyneth meets our Pouf in Paris.

Gwyneth Paltrow checks out our Ernest Pouf at Maison et Objet, the biannual Parisian goods and furniture show. This Pouf by Donna Wilson is just one of the items that caught Paltrow's eye at the show, and her complete coverage can be found in her newsletter Goop.  

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February 07, 2012

A Sommelier shares his home bar tips.

Greg Dickinson works as a sommelier and manager at Boston's L'Espalier restaurant, complementing the Back Bay gem's daily tasting menus with perfect bottles of wine. We were thrilled to get his expert advice for getting any Line Bar, Barboy, or Ollie ready for some spectacular entertaining.

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What wines should every home bar have for entertaining?

Personally, I always like to keep bubbly at home. It's an ideal cocktail wine and is always appropriate for any occasion when entertaining or ANY time of the day (morning, noon, or night). For everyday, I like Segura Viudas Cava brut NV. It retails for around $6 to $8 and mixes well with cordials. For special occasions, my go to is Pol Roger's Sir Winston Churchill Cuvee.

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January 26, 2012

A DWR Film: Jeffrey Bernett.

Our good friend Jeffrey Bernett has been a member of the DWR family for more than 10 years. He has produced some of our most popular collections including the Flight Recliner and, new this month, the Metropolitan Chair for B&B Italia. But what drives the New York-based designer to consistently create products that maximize the enjoyment of downtime? We wanted to know, and we dropped by his studio to find out.

Right now you can enjoy 15% off most of Bernett's signature pieces including his incredibly versatile Reid Collection during our Living Room Sale.

January 20, 2012

Six Degrees of Cranbrook.

Attention Design Geeks! May we present to you our new game: Six Degrees of Cranbrook. 

The Cranbrook Academy of Art, as you well know, is the art school associated with many of our favorite designers. Think of any chair, designer or firm, and it's bound to be linked to the school in one way or another. Therefore, we figured we would use the rules from the eponymous party game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon and apply them to the design world for some know-it-all fun.

Each week we will post something and the lovely commenter who replies with the fewest "degrees of separation" to Cranbrook, in the least amount of time, will be declared the winner. The winner will be able to choose next week's challenge (in addition to gaining our undying adoration and respect). 

So who's in? This week we will start out the game with this challenge:

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January 17, 2012

Three options for a sleek Superbowl Sunday.

We heard that 30% of TVs are purchased in the two weeks before the Superbowl. Which means you may need a smart way to display your new tube. Whether you're rooting for the Patriots, 49ers, Giants, Ravens, (or just watching for the ads), we've got your living room covered.

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Designed by Jesus Gasca for Stua, the Sapporo Shelving with Cable Management is finished on all sides in white lacquer, like Sapporo's snow in Japan. It can be outfitted with or without sliding doors, allowing you to hide DVD players and other unsightly devices if you wish. The recent addition of cable management expands the versatility of this system.

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January 13, 2012

Living in a Small Space.

Note: This article was originally titled "Leben Auf Kleinem Raum" and ran in the German magazine CouchIt has been translated into English (and slightly edited) by Iris in 't Hout.

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From a family home to a doll size apartment. How do designer Michael Sainato (V.P. Marketing + Creative at Design Within Reach) and stylist Iris in 't Hout solve this? With lots of style - and storage room.

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The table barely measures 70 cm x 80 cm, so the built-in seat benches can have storage drawers underneath. Dog Miles always finds a spot by Iris and Michael.

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January 06, 2012

New Year's Resolution: Get Organized.

Although the task of getting organized can seem daunting, the key is to equip your space with the proper tools for the job. Luckily for you, our storage systems are like Swiss Army knives; customizable, modular and ready to tackle even the messiest of situations.

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Doron Lachisch’s Cubitec Shelving combines the exceptional strength and stability of injection-molded polypropylene with simple, modular design. In addition to being superbly strong and lightweight, optional Doors and Backs can transform the system into a concealed cabinet, letting you decide what you want to display or hide. Also, depending on your needs and the configurations of your space, Cubitec can be attached vertically or horizontally.

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December 20, 2011

Our Holiday Wish Lists: Michael Sainato

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Job: V.P. of Marketing + Creative.

Favorite Holiday Song:  There is no such thing as a good holiday song.

Best Winter Treat:  Black Squirrel - maple syrup, Bourbon, bitters, orange and Heering (Danish cherry liquor).

Wish List: The Eames® Aluminum Lounge and Ottoman in black powder coat and black leather - black on black. What more do you need to say. The coolest chair.

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December 19, 2011

Our Holiday Wish Lists: Jae Hah

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Job: Northeast Area Manager

Favorite Holiday Song: An old Johnny Cash Christmas record I found in a vintage store in Kewaskum, Wisconsin while I was visiting my husband's family one year. I'm not sure what the title is because the cover was in tatters when I found it. That's my soundtrack of choice during the holidays (especially while housecleaning).

Best Holiday Treat: "Dduk Guk," a Korean soup made of savory rice cakes and stuffed dumplings in beef broth traditionally consumed on the morning of New Year's Day. My mom only makes it once a year, and although it can be ordered at Korean restaurants anytime, her version is obviously the most delicious.

Wish List: The Grasshopper Floor Lamp designed by Greta Grossman is on my wish list, in Blue Grey. It reminds me of a louche, worldly woman. Or a dandy silent film star with jazz hands. Or, The Thinker. It has so much personality that it trips off a reel of delightfully anthropomorphic images in my mind every time I look at it. And the understated, perfect color. I want all the walls in my house to be that color; Benjamin Moore doesn't quite have it down. It's the new neutral.

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December 12, 2011

Watch: The Eames Lounge Chair's 1956 Debut.

Eames Lounge Chair debut in 1956 on NBC from The O on Vimeo.

To celebrate the last day of our Herman Miller Sale, we're rewatching this vintage NBC clip of Charles and Ray Eames introducing their now-iconic design to the world. Save 15% on the Eames® LCW, Eames® Lounge Chair and other great items through midnight tonight! Sale ends December 12. 

October 12, 2011

111 Navy Chair®: Visual Narcotics.

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Street artist Visual Narcotics is one of the 111 architects, designers and other industry professionals we asked to comment on the 111 Navy Chair®. He got his start stickering the streets of L.A. with blown-up, Xeroxed pills labeled “Visual Narcotics” – which also stands for the massive amount of information we are confronted with as a society. Learn more about Visual Narcotics at 111 Chairs Project.

October 10, 2011

111 Navy Chair®: Peter Kallen.

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We asked 111 architects, designers and other industry professionals to comment on the 111 Navy Chair®. Peter Kallen was one of them. As the design director for Nau, an outdoor clothing company based in Portland, he finds the engineering of the 111 Navy Chair fascinating, and his favorite chair is his bicycle. Learn more at the 111 Chairs Project.

October 06, 2011

111 Navy Chair®: James Victore.

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James Victore is an author, a self-taught designer, an SVA professor – and also one of the 111 architects, designers and other industry professionals we asked to comment on the 111 Navy Chair®. He has won several design awards including the Grand Prix from Brno Biennele in the Czech Republic and has exhibited at the MoMA. Learn more about him at 111 Chairs Project.

October 04, 2011

111 Navy Chair®: Joel Peterson.

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Omaha-based Joel Peterson was one of the 111 architects, designers and other industry professionals we asked to comment on the 111 Navy Chair®. As the bass player for indie rock band The Faint, Petersen enjoys skateboarding and looks forward to those two weeks in October when the weather in Omaha is perfect. Learn more about him at 111 Chairs Project.