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  1. 5 Cool Modern Backyards
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    5 Cool Modern Backyards

    Clean, modern design need not end at your front door. As these five backyards show, a single bold move—geometric pavers, a sculptural firepit, a water feature, or even a concrete slide—can make the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.05.13

  2. The Iconic Chair That Changed The Way We Think About Seating
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    The Iconic Chair That Changed The Way We Think About Seating

    A bold chair emerged on the scene in 1934.

    written by: Alex Ronan
    04.08.15

  3. 6 Water-Saving Modern Gardens with Native Plants
    Outdoor

    6 Water-Saving Modern Gardens with Native Plants

    It’s time to get the backyard in great shape for spring, and water-wise native plantings are the best option. Gain inspiration from the following drought-friendly landscapes.

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.10.15

  4. Bus Stations Remodeled With Graphic Flowers
    A Great Idea

    Bus Stations Remodeled With Graphic Flowers

    A new series of custom-fabricated metal screens are popping up at bus stops across El Paso, Texas, displaying dramatically enlarged photographs of local plants and flowers. These virtual gardens...

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.17.15

  5. Get an Advance Look at the Amazing Residences on Dwell's Brooklyn Home Tour
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    Get an Advance Look at the Amazing Residences on Dwell's Brooklyn Home Tour

    From Bushwick to Park Slope, we scoured Brooklyn to find the most modern residences for the Dwell Brooklyn Home Tour on Saturday, May 9th. Click through the slideshow for a sneak peek, and don't...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.17.15

  6. Editor's Picks: 4 Modern Interiors We Love
    Rooms We Love

    Editor's Picks: 4 Modern Interiors We Love

    Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron explains the thinking behind our annual issue dedicated to interior design.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    04.24.15

  7. 7 Deliciously Modern Dining Tables
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    7 Deliciously Modern Dining Tables

    These modern tables are almost too good to cover with food.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.30.15

  8. Pratt MID Thesis Presentation Celebrates Industrial Design's Next Wave
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    Pratt MID Thesis Presentation Celebrates Industrial Design's Next Wave

    Pratt Institute sends off its 2015 Masters of Industrial Design class with the thesis presentation Fake ID, a show that extends beyond the traditional definition of industrial design. Check out...

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    04.30.15

  9. Whitney Sander on Green Building
    Interviews

    Whitney Sander on Green Building

    I first met architect Whitney Sander of Sander Architects in Los Angeles at Dwell on Design this year. He showed me his work, we talked some prefab (one of his firm's specialties) and when it...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.24.11

  10. Dwell Homes: Off the Grid Part Two
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    Dwell Homes: Off the Grid Part Two

    Off the Grid, a recurring feature in the Dwell issues, highlights amazing environmentally-friendly homes. See part one here.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.29.13

  11. 7 Creative Tips for Small-Space Living
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    7 Creative Tips for Small-Space Living

    A tiny 900-square-foot house on a steep hill in San Francisco offers a bevy of clever tips and tricks for small-space living.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Zubin Shroff
    08.29.13

  12. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 10
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 10

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 10:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    02.19.12

  13. IdeaGarden Eco-Farmhouse
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    IdeaGarden Eco-Farmhouse

    After Will Rosenzweig and Carla Fracchia bought this 100-year-old farmhouse in Healdsburg, California, they hired Arkin Tilt Architects and Earthtone Construction to make an eco-friendly example...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.13.11

  14. 50 Reasons to Love Design Made in America
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    50 Reasons to Love Design Made in America

    From Alabama to Wyoming, every state has design worth celebrating. In our complete Dwell guide to American-made design, we've gathered our favorite creators, destinations, and landmarks in every...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.03.15

  15. City Guides for the Design-Savvy Traveler
    City Guide

    City Guides for the Design-Savvy Traveler

    Take a photographic trek through cities like Melbourne, Australia; Istanbul, Turkey; Mumbai, India; Oslo, Norway; and more, in our anthology of must-stop destinations for the design-savvy traveler.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.27.13

  16. Nature’s Graces
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    Nature’s Graces

    With the lightness and imagination of origami and the mathematical exactitude of digital design, this open-air chapel invites all creatures into its folds.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Sarah Rich
    02.04.09

  17. The Living Wall
    Travel Reports

    The Living Wall

    Western New York is blessed with a gem of an open green space known as the Griffis Sculpture Park, located approximately one hour south of downtown Buffalo. The 400-acre park is filled with more...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.05.10

  18. Learning from Iran
    Event Spotlight

    Learning from Iran

    Sustainability-minded San Diegans should head over to the La Jolla Library today for what looks to be a fascinating talk from longtime San Diego architect Simi Razavian of MSA and Associates. Her...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.03.10

  19. Brighten the Corners
    Finishing Touch

    Brighten the Corners

    When Jeff Taylor and Alex Miller designed the Pull House in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, they took “form follows function” one step further: Form describes function.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Gregory Cherin
    12.01.10

  20. Tips on Being Affordable and Green
    Interviews

    Tips on Being Affordable and Green

    The 100K House in our April issue is a paragon of inexpensive, green design. And Courtney and Chad Ludeman—its residents and developers—have applied their smarts to making East...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    03.24.11

  21. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 2
    Renovation

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 2

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 2:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist
    09.28.11

  22. Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion
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    Refinishing Alvar Aalto's Finnish Pavilion

    Alvar Aalto’s Finnish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale, originally designed as a temporary demountable structure, was built in 1956 and stayed solidly in a place for nearly 56 years until...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    09.12.12

  23. Singapore Apartment Renovation
    House Tours

    Singapore Apartment Renovation

    Paul and Elsa Seah, a lawyer and high school teacher living in Singapore, turned a 925-square-foot government housing flat—complete with bomb shelter—into a sleek but cozy home. The...

    written by: Margot Dougherty
    11.28.10

  24. Method Lab
    House Tours

    Method Lab

    Designer Jennifer Siegal’s own house is a modest 1920s Spanish bungalow on the leeward side of busy Lincoln Boulevard in Venice, California, that looks nothing like what she makes at her day job. A...

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.15.09

  25. 9 Renovations in Brooklyn
    Houses We Love

    9 Renovations in Brooklyn

    What’s not to love about Brooklyn? Here we present 9 funky, space-saving renovation projects from Dwell’s pages that will make you fall even harder for the borough.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.22.14

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