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  1. Moleskine Detour: Q&A with Maria Sebregondi
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    Moleskine Detour: Q&A with Maria Sebregondi

    Have you ever wanted to peek inside the notebooks of your favorite designers? In The Detour Book: The Moleskine notebook experience, readers are privy to a stunning collection of more than 250...

    written by: Maria Sebregondi
    04.30.13

  2. Family House with a Secret Room
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    Family House with a Secret Room

    This house on Lake Wenatchee in Washington was designed to be "cozy for two and comfortable for a crowd," as architect John DeForest puts it—thanks in part to a hidden media room.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.03.13

  3. Onstage Preview: A Renovation by Mike Jacobs
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    Onstage Preview: A Renovation by Mike Jacobs

    The cover story on our June furniture issue details the Los Feliz residence of actors Adam Jones and Jayma Mays. Now it's a sterling example of modern design, but prior to architect Mike Jacobs's...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.09.13

  4. Incredible Island Houses Part Two
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    Incredible Island Houses Part Two

    Part 2 of our journey to cool houses on the islands of the world takes us to places both expected (Hawaii) and unexpected (a tiny, sunny island off Southern California; a snowy one off the coast of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.13.13

  5. How To: Wood-Paneled Bedroom
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    How To: Wood-Paneled Bedroom

    If you're a minimalist but prefer a cozy, not cold bedroom, one tactic to consider is wood-paneled walls. Adding organic materials warms up the space without adding fussy detail. Here are eight...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.09.13

  6. How to: Designing for Warm Weather
    Houses We Love

    How to: Designing for Warm Weather

    A layout, strategic window placement, and bright colors can help keep things cool and connected to the outdoors.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.17.14

  7. Chicagoisms: The City as Catalyst for Architectural Speculation
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    Chicagoisms: The City as Catalyst for Architectural Speculation

    In an attempt to bring boldness back to Chicago, a new exhibit and book re-examines the city’s architectural legacy.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.16.14

  8. Urban Design at Dwell on Design
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    Urban Design at Dwell on Design

    Urban design, from zero-energy housing to micro-living, will be explored onstage during Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, taking place June 20-22. Click through the slideshow for what to expect.

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.16.14

  9. It's Musical in the Modern World
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    It's Musical in the Modern World

    Dwell has been exploring how acoustics factor into architecture, most recently in contributor William Hamilton's essay "The World of Sound" and in the forthcoming May issue on Steven Holl's Daeyang...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.29.13

  10. 9 Prefab Homes Set on Stilts
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    9 Prefab Homes Set on Stilts

    When tricky terrain poses construction problems, hoisting a prefabricated home up on stilts offers a practical, eco-friendly solution.

    06.23.14

  11. A Eucalyptus-Lined Oceanfront Home in Australia
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    A Eucalyptus-Lined Oceanfront Home in Australia

    A coastal home designed by Australian architect John Wardle is uniquely tuned in to its residents and to its epic surroundings.

    written by: Jane Rawson
    photos by: Sean Fennessy
    04.23.14

  12. 8 Spiral Staircases
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    8 Spiral Staircases

    Somewhere between the Villa Savoye and shag-carpeted condos in Mammoth, the spiral staircase lost its way. Architects have brought it back in as an efficient, space-saving way of getting from here...

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.18.13

  13. Humble Beauty: 4 Creative Uses of Plywood
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    Humble Beauty: 4 Creative Uses of Plywood

    As these residences prove, you don't need pricey, high-end materials to craft a high-design home. In the right hands, even humble sheets of plywood take on a luxurious new dimension. Click through...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.03.13

  14. Yasmeen Lari

    Yasmeen Lari

    With nearly half a century of in-the-field experience, Pakistan’s first female architect leads an ambitious nonprofit, the Heritage Foundation of Pakistan.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.17.12

  15. Art on the Cheap: 5 Places for Posters
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    Art on the Cheap: 5 Places for Posters

    Much like the realms of interior design and architecture, the art world can be an intimidating place. Weighing the cost of purchase and framing against wanting to avoid reproductions and rip offs...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    02.22.13

  16. Architecture and Design Longreads
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    Architecture and Design Longreads

    You might have come to know and love Dwell through the stunning modern homes featured throughout the magazine's 12-year history but interspersed between the interiors stories and idea books are...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.13.13

  17. 10 Minutes with Michael Graves at the JCP Home Launch
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    10 Minutes with Michael Graves at the JCP Home Launch

    Last week, JCPenney (now known as JCP) launched several collaborative home collections from renowned designers. We sat down with architect Michael Graves to chat about designing for large retailers...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.10.13

  18. Secretly Modern: Low-Profile Houses
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    Secretly Modern: Low-Profile Houses

    It can be tough fitting in, but these clever, unobtrusive homes manage to fit a dose of modernism into the nooks and crannies left over from piecemeal urban expansion, or by gently settling into...

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    03.31.14

  19. Home Office Design Inspiration
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    Home Office Design Inspiration

    Let's be honest, working from home always sounds like a great idea but you need a well appointed and dedicated workspace to really get anything done. Working from your cozy bed or curled up on the...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.29.13

  20. From the Show Floor: Pecha Kucha
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    From the Show Floor: Pecha Kucha

    The Design and Innovation stage closed the day with a bang in a fast-paced Pecha Kucha-style presentation of six potentially world-changing design ideas.

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.26.11

  21. Cost-Effective Family Home in Pittsburgh
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    Cost-Effective Family Home in Pittsburgh

    An architect and his wife roll up their sleeves and create an affordable family residence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Plus, catch architect Andrew Moss's guide to the city here.)

    photos by: Caren Alpert
    07.07.14

  22. 7 Outdoor Design Ideas
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    7 Outdoor Design Ideas

    For some, the Great Outdoors might mean rugged mountains, untrammeled forests, or wide-open plains. The residents of these seven homes managed to carve out their own great outdoor retreats—a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.03.12

  23. Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape
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    Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape

    In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.

    written by: Justin Ellis
    photos by: Trent Bell
    07.15.14

  24. Dutch Military Bunker Becomes Tiny Vacation Home
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    Dutch Military Bunker Becomes Tiny Vacation Home

    A Belgian architecture firm transforms a 140-square-foot Dutch military structure into a modern-day vacation retreat.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    09.10.14

  25. Modern Kitchen Inspiration: Open Layout with Island
    Rooms We Love

    Modern Kitchen Inspiration: Open Layout with Island

    Crib these design tips from architects creating open-plan kitchen layouts with islands used for cooking, washing, or entertaining.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.16.14

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