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  1. 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

  2. 8 Tips for Maximizing Bookshelf Space
    Rooms We Love

    8 Tips for Maximizing Bookshelf Space

    While we love a proper library, well-placed shelving can turn piles of books into an instant reading nook.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.10.14

  3. 7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home
    House Tours

    7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home

    To coincide with our gift guide featuring modern gifts for the consummate host, we've rounded up a few crucial tips for entertaining at home from Dwell residents past.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.19.14

  4. Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland
    Renovation

    Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland

    A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.14.14

  5. Passivhaus Institut Crosses Million-Square-Meter Threshold
    A Great Idea

    Passivhaus Institut Crosses Million-Square-Meter Threshold

    The Passivhaus Institut in Darnstadt, Germany, announced today that a million square meters of interior space—or nearly 10.8 million square feet—have been certified as having met the passive house...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.09.14

  6. Most Popular Homes of 2014: Family-Friendly
    Houses We Love

    Most Popular Homes of 2014: Family-Friendly

    To celebrate the year, we're rounding up the homes that were most popular on Dwell.com in 2014. Here, we've gathered readers' five favorite family-friendly residences, from a bright Palo Alto home...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.25.14

  7. Get the Look: Wood Bathrooms
    Rooms We Love

    Get the Look: Wood Bathrooms

    Though hard, nonporous surfaces like glass, steel, and tile typically come to mind in bathroom design, marine-grade wood can be a smart choice to warm up a bathing space.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.27.14

  8. 6 Sky-High City Apartments
    Post

    6 Sky-High City Apartments

    Bright perches around the world worth a second look.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.06.15

  9. 10 Space-Saving Modern Built-Ins
    Post

    10 Space-Saving Modern Built-Ins

    Integrated cabinets, shelves, and seating can do wonders for any-size space—to follow are 10 clever ways to carve out extra storage.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.03.15

  10. Blue Never Looked Better Than In This Modern Vancouver Restaurant
    Food

    Blue Never Looked Better Than In This Modern Vancouver Restaurant

    For Kin Kao, a Thai restaurant located in Vancouver, architects David and Susan Scott created a vibrant, modern interior reflecting a spirit similar to the food served.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Stephen Wilde
    02.13.15

  11. Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers
    Houses We Love

    Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers

    Three dozen shipping containers find a safe port in a modern apartment building in Mexico.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    12.10.14

  12. 8 Cutting-Edge New Prefabs
    Green

    8 Cutting-Edge New Prefabs

    From the world's first carbon-positive prefab to hurricane-proof homes, there have been some exciting breakthroughs in modular housing recently. This primer ought to catch you up on the latest.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.17.15

  13. Peaceful Bungalow Makes for a Dream Retirement Home
    Houses We Love

    Peaceful Bungalow Makes for a Dream Retirement Home

    Architect Michael Klauser created an ideal setting for one Austrian couple to quietly live out their days.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    02.11.15

  14. Merging Architecture and Fashion
    Interviews

    Merging Architecture and Fashion

    Blurred disciplinary lines are visible throughout the design world. Architects moonlight as furniture designers, artists as product designers, and it seems almost everyone has had a stint as a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.10.11

  15. DesignMarch Iceland 2012
    Travel Reports

    DesignMarch Iceland 2012

    For the fourth year in a row, product designers, architects, artists, and fashionistas opened their studio doors across Reykjavik, Iceland, for DesignMarch, a four-day roaming festival of art,...

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: James Nestor
    03.27.12

  16. Building the Maxon House: Week 15
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 15

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    06.08.11

  17. Cutting Edge
    Profiles

    Cutting Edge

    Asked to design a space for an art collector whose body and walls were already covered in decoration, architect Thom Faulders capped off the project by creating a piece of art out of an often...

    written by: John King
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.26.09

  18. Best Western: Our Favorite Modern Homes in Texas
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    Best Western: Our Favorite Modern Homes in Texas

    In our latest regional round-up—hope you caught our posts on New England and Belgium—we turn our attentions to Texas, an outsize state with a notorious maverick streak. From an affordable clutch of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.28.13

  19. Destination of the Week: São Paulo
    City Guide

    Destination of the Week: São Paulo

    To call São Paulo—the largest city in Brazil and one of the largest in the world—overwhelming is an understatement. To help you navigate this teeming megalopolis, we've pulled together some...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.05.13

  20. Week in Review: 7 Great Reads you May Have Missed
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    Week in Review: 7 Great Reads you May Have Missed

    Each week Dwell.com delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    04.12.13

  21. The Future of Architecture by Pieterjan Grandry
    Books

    The Future of Architecture by Pieterjan Grandry

    The future of architecture is no new concept for reflection. Frank Lloyd Wright wrote a book about it, published in 1970, and before that Walter Gropius can be heard articulating his theories on...

    written by: Cortney Cassidy
    07.25.13

  22. 5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part Three
    Renovation

    5 Great Home Renovations Around the World Part Three

    From a young couple's loft in Emeryville to a much-needed summer vacation home upgrade in Norway, peep to see five more of our favorite home renovations around the world. View Part One and Two here.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.29.13

  23. A Look at Modern Breakfast Nooks
    Houses We Love

    A Look at Modern Breakfast Nooks

    It's our firm belief that morning toast and coffee taste better in a cozy breakfast nook—a design feature made popular in Craftsman homes of the early 20th century. We've gathered five modern...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.07.13

  24. 5 Examples of Modern Communal Living
    Green

    5 Examples of Modern Communal Living

    Many camps argue that communal living is the way of the future because of it's lower impact on the environment. Could you do it? Here, we take a look at five examples of modern communal living...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.08.13

  25. 7 Ways to Decorate with Arne Jacobsen Furniture
    We Recommend

    7 Ways to Decorate with Arne Jacobsen Furniture

    Inspired by the announcement this week that HOWE is reissuing Arne Jacobsen’s 1955 Tongue chair, we visit 7 homes from the pages of Dwell that incorporate the Danish modernist’s designs.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.15.13

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