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  1. How to Make Your Garden Water-Free
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    How to Make Your Garden Water-Free

    Landscape architect Brennan Cox, principal of San Francisco–based Groundworks, explores the best approaches to drought-tolerant landscaping practices that can be implemented anywhere in the world.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.18.14

  2. Inventive Garden Home in India
    A Great Idea

    Inventive Garden Home in India

    Behind a house in crowded Bangalore, India, two architects carve out a midcity oasis.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    09.19.14

  3. VividAR Lets You Visualize Your Space Before You Buy Anything [Sponsored]
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    VividAR Lets You Visualize Your Space Before You Buy Anything [Sponsored]

    When it comes to furnishing your home, there's nothing worse than buying a sofa, getting it delivered, and only then realizing it doesn't look quite right where you envisioned it. VividWorks aims...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    09.30.14

  4. Buy a Piece of American Modernism with These 8 For-Sale Homes
    Houses We Love

    Buy a Piece of American Modernism with These 8 For-Sale Homes

    Peruse for-sale homes designed by America's best modern architects.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.17.14

  5. Celebrating the City’s Best Restaurant Design at DODLA
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    Celebrating the City’s Best Restaurant Design at DODLA

    The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles chapter and Dwell on Design Los Angeles will present the 11th annual Restaurant Design Awards, featuring the city’s most architecturally intriguing...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.27.15

  6. Call for Dwell Brooklyn Home Tour Submissions
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    Call for Dwell Brooklyn Home Tour Submissions

    Calling all architects! Dwell editors are on the hunt for modern homes in Brooklyn, New York, to be considered for the Dwell Home Tours / Brooklyn Designs exhibition.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    03.02.15

  7. A Modern Preschool in San Francisco
    Renovation

    A Modern Preschool in San Francisco

    Karen Curtiss of San Francisco architecture and design firm Red Dot Studio transforms a warehouse into a cheerful preschool.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Brian McCloud
    05.29.14

  8. City Modern Home Tours: Brooklyn
    House Tours

    City Modern Home Tours: Brooklyn

    A rainy start to the Brooklyn Home Tour—the closing event of City Modern—didn't deter those who turned out for a peek into five unique homes in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Boerum...

    written by: Sara Dierck
    photos by: Sara Dierck
    10.12.12

  9. The 20 Most Popular Homes in Dwell
    House Tours

    The 20 Most Popular Homes in Dwell

    When compiling the list of the 20 most popular modern homes featured throughout Dwell's 12-year history, certain themes began to surface: small space projects, renovations, unconventional living...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.15.12

  10. Modern Renovation in Austin
    House Tours

    Modern Renovation in Austin

    Situated in the heart of Austin,Texas, just blocks from the University of Texas campus, the Avenue G House offers a unique and abstract perspective on a thriving historic neighborhood. Kevin Alter,...

    written by: Wilson Barr
    08.25.10

  11. Visiting Borrego Springs
    Travel Reports

    Visiting Borrego Springs

    Last week I was in Borrego Springs, California, a tiny town in the middle of the Anza Borrego desert in San Diego County. A good two hours northeast of San Diego, the town was, and is, a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    04.15.11

  12. Best of SF 20 Modernism Show
    Travel Reports

    Best of SF 20 Modernism Show

    This weekend's SF20 Modernism Show and Sale opened to the public this morning at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center. Dwell editors Aaron Britt and Sarah Rich took a spin around the floor and found...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.25.09

  13. L-Shaped Indoor-Outdoor LA Home
    House Tours

    L-Shaped Indoor-Outdoor LA Home

    At their house and flower farm in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park, Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery bring friends, family, and a fleet of urban gardeners together for the classic indoor-outdoor party.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    07.25.12

  14. 7 Clever Loft Spaces for Small Places
    House Tours

    7 Clever Loft Spaces for Small Places

    Crunched for space, the residents of these homes—mostly under 1,000 square feet—have the same ideas: look upward and compartmentalize. Lofted sleeping areas, closets, and reading nooks...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.15.12

  15. 10 Examples of Rustic Modern Done Right
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    10 Examples of Rustic Modern Done Right

    On Dwell's Facebook page we recently posed the question of "Is your kitchen style more charmingly colorful or rustic modern?" and your answers were overwhelmingly on the side of rustic modern. On...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    05.24.13

  16. Alejandro Sticotti's Teahouse
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    Alejandro Sticotti's Teahouse

    I met with the Argentinian architect and furniture designer Alejandro Sticotti a few months ago while he was in San Francisco, and he showed me photos he'd snapped the previous week, while on...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.04.10

  17. The Stealth Winery
    Travel Reports

    The Stealth Winery

    Thousands of oenophiles trek to California’s Napa Valley each year to indulge in its scenic vistas and celebrated wineries. While the Chandons and Mondavis of the Valley are open to the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.16.10

  18. Japan Relief: Designs to Inspire
    A Great Idea

    Japan Relief: Designs to Inspire

    One of the most devastating crises to hit Japan in over 60 years, the March earthquake and tsunami left the country shocked, traumatized and distressed. Though the disaster was horrific,...

    written by: Kelly Cooper
    08.09.11

  19. Cinematic Retreat
    My House

    Cinematic Retreat

    When separating the haves from the have-nots, owners of summer homes tend to reside enviably in the former category. Indeed, a select few seem to have no problem whatsoever turning the word “summer...

    written by: Heather Bradley
    photos by: Erik Zappon
    01.16.09

  20. 5 Modern Rural Homes Across America
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    5 Modern Rural Homes Across America

    Away from the tightly packed buildings and light pollution of the city, these rural homes become lanterns at night.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.16.13

  21. Architectural Adventure
    My House

    Architectural Adventure

    When people ask architects Apurva Pande and Chinmaya Misra where they live, they never get a straightforward answer. The couple's home lies at the end of a cul-de-sac somewhere between Culver City...

    written by: Chloe Veltman
    photos by: Bryce Duffy
    01.18.09

  22. An Introduction to Kitchen Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Kitchen Design

    The kitchen has evolved from a closed-off satellite to the most open, doted-upon room in the house—and repository of our dreams of domestic fulfillment.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  23. Art Brut: Revisiting Brutalist Architecture
    Design 101

    Art Brut: Revisiting Brutalist Architecture

    Derived from a descriptive term used by Le Corbusier, béton brut (raw concrete), Brutalist architecture is an offshoot of modernism that trades the spatial poetry of steel and glass for grounded,...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.19.14

  24. Simple Division
    House Tours

    Simple Division

    A Tokyo architect’s shape-shifting apartment takes a holistic approach to live/work style.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Ryohei Hamada
    02.13.12

  25. Warm Wood Floors Done Right
    Rooms We Love

    Warm Wood Floors Done Right

    Wood floors provide undeniable warmth to a home. We've gathered a sampling of houses that use the material's charm to their advantage.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    01.04.15

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