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  1. Photo Series: Streets by Leigh Merrill
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    Photo Series: Streets by Leigh Merrill

    Photographer Leigh Merrill has created a series of images that waver between reality and fantasy. While exploring the urban environment of the San Francisco Bay Area, she became fascinated by its...

    written by: Julia Sabot
    05.30.13

  2. The Yurt: Ancient Dwelling, Modern Lifestyle
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    The Yurt: Ancient Dwelling, Modern Lifestyle

    The yurt, one of the most ancient forms of shelter, has seen a resurgence in popularity among modernists in the last several years—Ecoshack’s Nomad Yurt is one of our favorites. These...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.06.09

  3. Follow Us, Friend Us!
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    Follow Us, Friend Us!

    Dear Dwell Reader: Many thanks to all of you—we've hit a couple milestones recently, and we wanted to share them with you. Last week, we unveiled our ten-year anniversary issue (on the...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.20.10

  4. A Concrete Double Villa in Switzerland
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    A Concrete Double Villa in Switzerland

    A glass-and-concrete mountainside lair is fit for a Bond villain with a penchant for stunning Alpine views.

    written by: Robert Landon
    photos by: Hélène Binet
    01.20.13

  5. Events this Weekend: 7.1-7.4
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.1-7.4

    Happy Canada Day! Today marks the national celebration of our neighbors to the north (and the home country of yours truly). Between singing O Canada and prepping the grill for Sunday's Fourth of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.01.10

  6. 5 Modern Mountain Homes
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    5 Modern Mountain Homes

    Homes at high altitudes enjoy solitude and panoramic views, but they also have to be resilient against inclement weather and difficult foundations.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.23.13

  7. Touring Sydney, Part 2
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    Touring Sydney, Part 2

    We featured bridges, beautiful low-income housing experiments, and beachside pools in our Touring Sydney, Part 1, slideshow and it would be remiss of us not to include the Australian city's most...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.04.11

  8. Unbuilt San Francisco
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    Unbuilt San Francisco

    Visions of the future have long captivated audiences—science-fiction fans, designers, and architects alike. A new exhibition organized by the AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture +...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.22.13

  9. Highlights of Dwell Design Lab
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    Highlights of Dwell Design Lab

    This past weekend I attended Dwell's first annual Design Lab, which took over a raw penthouse space in the new Millenium Tower in San Francisco's SOMA district and spotlighted 13 local designers. ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    10.31.11

  10. Prefab Goes Big, Onstage Preview
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    Prefab Goes Big, Onstage Preview

    Prefab is one of our favorite subjects at Dwell on Design, and this year we're picking up the discussion with a variety of prefab panel discussions. One of them, Prefab Goes Big will feature...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.23.13

  11. Friday Finds 10.29.2010
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    Friday Finds 10.29.2010

    We've got two reasons to celebrate the colors orange and black this weekend—support for our hometown team the Giants (who are doing some major damage in the World Series) and the always fun...

    written by: Fida Sleiman
    10.29.10

  12. Friday Finds 1.8.10
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 1.8.10

    We're back for our very first Friday Finds of 2010, bringing you our favorite links from the past week.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    01.08.10

  13. 6 Interiors from Dwell's May Issue
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    6 Interiors from Dwell's May Issue

    For Dwell's May 2014 issue, we turned our editorial eye to progressive homes around the globe, from a smart home office in Athens to a eucalyptus-lined enclave in Australia. Take a peek at our...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.23.14

  14. Scotland: Day 5
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    Scotland: Day 5

    On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a handful of dirty clothes into my now very rumpled suitcase and was out the door like a shot. Not only was...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.19.10

  15. Alvar Aalto in Lights
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    Alvar Aalto in Lights

    International Style architect Alvar Aalto is undoubtedly Finland's best-known design export, and is often cited for his mastery of natural light. Less often discussed is his role as a designer of...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    09.09.09

  16. Renovating the Swan House: Part 3
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    Renovating the Swan House: Part 3

    In this three-part series, expanding on our July/August 2012 "Designers at Home" theme, Los Angeles–based architect Barbara Bestor tracks her hands-on, ten-month renovation of the...

    written by: Barbara Bestor
    07.24.12

  17. Scandinavian Design at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Scandinavian Design at Dwell on Design

    The Scandinavian programming at Dwell on Design, happening June 20-22 in Los Angeles, celebrates the modern design heritage of Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden. Click through the slideshow for...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare
    06.09.14

  18. A Design Boutique Opens in Poland
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    A Design Boutique Opens in Poland

    A new boutique in the Silesia region promotes local design.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.16.14

  19. Modern Design in Japan: 5 Intuitive Interiors
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    Modern Design in Japan: 5 Intuitive Interiors

    The clean-cut lines and proximity to nature that have defined Japanese design for centuries combine with modernist minimalism in these five homes.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.21.13

  20. Brooklyn Museum's reOrder
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    Brooklyn Museum's reOrder

    When invited to submit a proposal for Brooklyn Museum’s newly renovated Great Hall, part of a larger redesign of the New York City–based museum’s main floor, Situ Studio looked to...

    written by: Eva Meszaros
    photos by: Eva Meszaros
    03.03.11

  21. 4 Color-Obsessed Modern Hotels
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    4 Color-Obsessed Modern Hotels

    Vacations are lively and adventurous when staying at one of these brightly-colored hotels.

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.08.13

  22. 7 Homes Sporting Gorgeous Glass
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    7 Homes Sporting Gorgeous Glass

    Floor-to-ceiling windows? Yes, please. Flip through our gallery of gorgeous glass houses in which windows become walls.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.11.13

  23. Venetian Vicissitude
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    Venetian Vicissitude

    Shedding a past filled with farmhouses and ornamentation, Dawn Farmer and Pierre Kozely decided to embrace simplicity— and architect Michael Sant designed them a home to match.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    01.19.09

  24. Going Underground: 3 Houses Built Into the Land
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    Going Underground: 3 Houses Built Into the Land

    Some of the coolest houses, literally and figuratively, are underground—built into the land. To see three subterranean high-design homes, click through our slideshow.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.31.13

  25. What Design Can Do For New York City: A City Modern Preview
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    What Design Can Do For New York City: A City Modern Preview

    After Hurricane Sandy brought New York City’s precarious coastline to the forefront of the city’s collective attention last year, heads turned toward the design community and their proposed...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    09.26.13

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