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  1. Pouf! 6 Instant Extra Seating Ideas
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    Pouf! 6 Instant Extra Seating Ideas

    Not to be mistaken for its sister, the stool, poufs come completely covered in cloth with no visible legs. Click through the slideshow to find six purveyors of cushioned comfort fit for all.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.11.13

  2. Black Sheep
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    Black Sheep

    From red brick in a shingled mix to cedar cladding that stands out, these modern homes were designed to turn heads. Take a look at how these dynamic homes are bringing unique flavor to their...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.15.13

  3. Stacked
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    Stacked

    As English writer G. K. Chesterton once declared, "A room without books is like a body without a soul." As we previously explored in Shelf Life, these five homeowners from Japan to Barcelona each...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.26.13

  4. The Long Hall
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    The Long Hall

    These hallways don't need a red carpet to grab your attention. Take a look at these stretching indoor and outdoor corridors.

    written by: Jami Smith
    03.07.13

  5. Heavy Metal
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    Heavy Metal

    From X to Y, from Z to A, these homes got the metal treatment without missing a beat.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    03.15.13

  6. Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture
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    Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture

    Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, makes the case that historical preservationists are finally waking up to the glories of modernist landscape architecture.

    written by: Charles Birnbaum
    03.15.13

  7. Reykjavik’s New Design District
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    Reykjavik’s New Design District

    What do creatives see in abandoned docks and old fishing sheds? Opportunity. Now the City of Reykjavik is working with local designers to makeover its old fishing harbor into Iceland’s first design...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    04.08.13

  8. Furniture Focus: Busk + Hertzog
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    Furniture Focus: Busk + Hertzog

    Award-winning Danish design team Busk + Hertzog was founded in 2000 by architect Flemming Busk and textile designer Stephan Hertzog. Together, the duo has produced minimalist furniture that...

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    04.16.13

  9. Angular Architecture: 5 Modern Homes We Love
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    Angular Architecture: 5 Modern Homes We Love

    From an angled contemporary retreat in Martha's Vineyard to a German prefab metal castle, these five homes call attention to the exceptional beauty of angular architecture.

    written by: Jami Smith
    05.21.13

  10. Innovative Wooden Homes
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    Innovative Wooden Homes

    From Indonesia to Buenos Aires, wood is being worked into interiors and exteriors in breathtaking ways, take a look at how these five homes have made tasteful and unique statements with wood...

    written by: Jami Smith
    06.06.13

  11. Dwell on Design 2013: Design and Materials
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    Dwell on Design 2013: Design and Materials

    Find inspiration, and the necessary components to bring dreams to reality, in the Design and Materials zone at Dwell on Design.

    written by: Kristen W. Terry
    06.23.13

  12. Improve Your Design Vocab
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    Improve Your Design Vocab

    We searched through the Dwell archives to bring you our favorite lists of words you should know from building codes or restaurant jargon.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.27.13

  13. 5 Idyllic Modern Homes Across Rural America
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    5 Idyllic Modern Homes Across Rural America

    For many, the 4th of July conjures up thoughts of hot dogs, fireworks, and flags but the 4th of July reminds us of one of the most classic of American dreams—a perfect little home to call your own....

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.04.13

  14. Modern Australian Homes Part Two
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    Modern Australian Homes Part Two

    You've already seen our favorites in Sydney and on Australia's southern coast. Next, take a look at four homes we love on Australia's eastern seaboard.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.31.13

  15. Material Focus: Marble
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    Material Focus: Marble

    In this spotlight on materials in the modern home: marble. We examine four residences that make use of the natural stone.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.31.13

  16. Fall Design Trend: Gold, Brass, and Copper Accents
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    Fall Design Trend: Gold, Brass, and Copper Accents

    Yup, the warm metallics are still going strong. This is the trend that just won't quit, but that's ok because we love it. This fall, try incorporating some gold, brass, or copper accents into your...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.12.13

  17. A Modern Energy-Efficient House in Los Altos
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    A Modern Energy-Efficient House in Los Altos

    Calling upon midcentury modern archetypes, Curt Cline of Modern House Architects designed a residence in Los Altos, California, built with Passive House principles in mind.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.21.13

  18. 10 Space-Saving Desk Designs
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    10 Space-Saving Desk Designs

    No matter how tiny your abode, a proper desk is still attainable. These 10 smart setups make the most of small spaces with big style.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.15.13

  19. A Sustainable "Case Study" House in California
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    A Sustainable "Case Study" House in California

    A Southern California architect approaches his family home as an experiment in sustainable design.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.07.14

  20. Design Icon: Julius Shulman
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    Design Icon: Julius Shulman

    Julius Shulman was a famous American photographer known for his residential photography of modernist residences in midcentury Southern California.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.26.14

  21. Back to the Future
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    Back to the Future

    The legacy of mid-century designer Joe Colombo is underscored with a reissue of his plywood 4801 chair, now appearing for the first time in plastic from Italian furniture company Kartell.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.28.12

  22. Women to Know in Design Part Two
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    Women to Know in Design Part Two

    From women who make moves behind the scenes to an architectural theorist who hit the proverbial glass ceiling in the 1940s, here are more women in design worth knowing. Check out part one here.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.02.13

  23. 10 Modern Rear Facades
    Houses We Love

    10 Modern Rear Facades

    While curb appeal may get all the fan fair we think great architecture deserves kudos from all angles. Here, we've gathered 10 homes from the Dwell archives that pay as much attention to the design...

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.09.13

  24. Jason F. McLennan reviews 5 eco-toilets
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    Jason F. McLennan reviews 5 eco-toilets

    Victorian technology has no business being the receptacle for your business. It’s time to outmode the common commode.

    written by: Michael Grozik
    photos by: Andy Reynolds
    01.15.09

  25. 8 Great Modern Hotels
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    8 Great Modern Hotels

    With the winter weather comes dreams of an escape, which inspires us to consider the following modern hotels by forward-thinking architects and designers Dwell loves.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.03.14

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