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    Editor's Picks: 10 Gifts for a Mini Modernist

    Learning about design begins with a basic understanding of the natural environment, the creative process, and (of course) having fun! From innovative learning apps to tools that literally dig into...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    11.16.15

  2. The Barn and the Lantern
    House Tours

    The Barn and the Lantern

    Edgar Lyall, a television writer, and Elizabeth Wise, a Lifetime network executive, bought a 1,000-square-foot 1941 prewar bungalow in Studio City, California, that they quickly grew very fond of,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Christa Mae
    07.19.10

  3. 7 Kitchen Shelving Ideas
    Rooms We Love

    7 Kitchen Shelving Ideas

    Should you openly display your pantry's contents, or tastefully conceal them? These kitchens offer a few ways to tackle the kitchen storage conundrum.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.19.14

  4. Design Miami: Recap
    Travel Reports

    Design Miami: Recap

    Design Miami wrapped up on Sunday, and all told I’d say the fair was a mixed bag. Though I tend to have a good time wandering the aisles of Aranda\Lasch’s temporary tent taking in the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.08.09

  5. A Look Inside V&A Pattern
    Books

    A Look Inside V&A Pattern

    London's Victoria and Albert Museum has opened up its extensive archives and published the fantastic V&A Pattern volumes. The first four hardcover editions in the series are William Morris,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.30.10

  6. 6 Famous Brutalist Buildings
    Design 101

    6 Famous Brutalist Buildings

    Named after its raw aesthetic, Brutalism in modern architecture features elements of strict linear design and repetitive geometric shapes. The controversial style rose to popularity in the 1950s...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.07.13

  7. 10 Sun-Filled Small Spaces
    Houses We Love

    10 Sun-Filled Small Spaces

    Constrained by minimal square footage, small houses run the risk of feeling cramped and claustrophobic. The best solutions often involve copious amounts of natural light.

    07.08.14

  8. 7 Ways to Use Salvaged Wood
    Renovation

    7 Ways to Use Salvaged Wood

    As dedicated modernists, we consider sustainability a baseline need, not an added bonus. One method is reusing existing materials in new way, so we've rounded up a few inspiring projects that...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.18.14

  9. A Dutch Designer’s Tessellating Coat Rack
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    A Dutch Designer’s Tessellating Coat Rack

    Woodworker Rene Siebum’s stylish work is a study in playful geometry.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.31.14

  10. Glowing Report: 5 Softly-Lit Houses
    Houses We Love

    Glowing Report: 5 Softly-Lit Houses

    These lamp-like homes light up their blocks—literally.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    05.14.15

  11. Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture
    In The Modern World

    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

  12. 6 White Hot Homes in Tropical Paradise
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    6 White Hot Homes in Tropical Paradise

    Nothing keeps out the tropical sun like a cool white exterior. Six homes in vacation destinations around the world incorporate white walls into fresh contemporary design.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    06.26.13

  13. 4 Modern American Brick Houses
    Post

    4 Modern American Brick Houses

    Brick is a versatile material that’s made the transition from traditional building block to modern accent almost seamlessly. Sourced from the Dwell archives, click on through to see a few of our...

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.11.13

  14. 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

  15. Glowing Box Home in Japan
    Houses We Love

    Glowing Box Home in Japan

    A luminescent house brightens a block in Hiroshima, Japan.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    photos by: Toshiyuki Yano
    07.24.13

  16. Hale & Hardie: 5 Resilient Homes Made of Hardie Board
    Houses We Love

    Hale & Hardie: 5 Resilient Homes Made of Hardie Board

    Hardie board siding, known generically as cement board, is a durable, affordable exterior cladding that's risen in popularity over the past 30 years. Here we highlight a few homes that make strong...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.07.15

  17. 4 Concrete Prefabs
    Houses We Love

    4 Concrete Prefabs

    See what happens when an inflexible material meets a typology that's based on versatility.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    06.18.15

  18. Remaking New York's LGBT Community Center
    Renovation

    Remaking New York's LGBT Community Center

    A $9.2 million renovation looks to the future while preserving the past.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Travis Mark
    12.21.14

  19. Best of Milan: Multi-Use Hubs Rethink the Kitchen
    Product Reviews

    Best of Milan: Multi-Use Hubs Rethink the Kitchen

    A collection of flexible islands by Raw Edges for Caesarstone explore endless options for the kitchen.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.25.14

  20. Three Starchitects for the Price of One at the Leeum
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    Three Starchitects for the Price of One at the Leeum

    The rather poorly named Leeum Samsung Museum of Art (an unfortunate collision of “Lee”, surname of the Samsung family who founded the place, and the last half of “museum”)...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.04.08

  21. Growth Spurt
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    Growth Spurt

    These five homes feature ecologically mindful landscape designs. Take a look for inspiration!

    written by: Jami Smith
    03.06.13

  22. The Modern Bride’s Guide to Wedding Registries
    Product

    The Modern Bride’s Guide to Wedding Registries

    Riddle us this: Why would a couple register for fondue pots and salt spoons in 2015? Don't fret: Dwell has rounded up everything you need to know when it comes to building a house's worth of modern...

    written by: Alex Ronan
    01.20.15

  23. From Frankfurt: Textile Trends
    Travel Reports

    From Frankfurt: Textile Trends

    One word that has come up in nearly every conversation here at Heimtextil is “inspiration.” Whether looking to discover it or provide it, the show is not just about buying and selling,...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    01.17.10

  24. Queens
    House Tours

    Queens

    The 84-block trip south to Times Square is surprisingly speedy. But when I transfer to the 7 for the journey to Flushing–Main Street, its final stop, time slows. The train becomes elevated...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.14.11

  25. R 20th Century Gifts
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    R 20th Century Gifts

    The New York City gallery R 20th Century recently mounted "The Objects Show," a collection of artist and designer-created objects on view (and available to purchase) through December 30th...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.13.11

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