Our Favorite Must-Have Products from the Dwell Pop-Up Shop

The folks at Dwell magazine clearly know that we’re prone to admiring their editorials—complete with task lamp-lit modular living areas populated by handsome architect-types—and thinking: maybe I urgently need one of those. (The lighting fixture, that is—though the architect type could add a certain something.) Which is exactly why the magazine launched the Dwell Store last November. “The idea from the beginning was to feature products that would complete that experience of the magazine: furniture, lighting, and accessories [in line with] the lifestyle,” says Dwell Media Director of Merchandising Josh Mintz.
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Clockwise from top-left: Dwell on Design LA 2014 Limited-Edition Poster, $40; Arbor Jewelry Stand, $425; Coverboy Hanging Wire Rack, $238; Avandi Candlestix Candle Holder Set, $175 

Excitingly, the upcoming Dwell on Design conference in L.A. (which features lectures from the likes of interdisciplinary design firm and Lonny favorite Commune, visionary home tours across LA, and even green car test drives) will mark the store’s first ever pop-up shop. Among the 50 curated items: new exclusive prints by Mark McGinnis and James Gulliver Hancock, a genius powder-coated steel magazine rack, and ceramic vessels from cult Minnesota artist Ben Fiess—not to mention the fact that there will also be opportunities to meet the inventive designers featured, including resin artist Tina Frey, and metalworker Anthony Lawson. “We started with the brands that you would expect from us, but alongside those it’s really important to have an element of discovery,” says Mintz. "We have an obligation to show people things they haven’t seen, and to take risks.”

If you can’t make it in person to ogle the merch, don’t despair—the goods will be made available online, and there’s always the chance that a Dwell Store pop-up will find its way to your city: there are plans for an incarnation in San Francisco at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in July, and at the New York installment of Dwell on Design in October.
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