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  1. 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

  2. Kansas City Makes It Right
    A Great Idea

    Kansas City Makes It Right

    Kansas City, Missouri, is the home of Make It Right's latest community revitalization project. Though the neighborhood of Manheim Park hasn't been affected by a natural disaster, it's been...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.13.13

  3. Modern Mixology
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    Modern Mixology

    Modern takes on many meanings besides being contemporary or new age—sometimes modern simply means being different. Variety is what makes life interesting, and the same should apply when it...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    11.19.12

  4. Editors' Picks: Selected Seating
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    Editors' Picks: Selected Seating

    Dwell has curated a selection of AHAlife's most stylish seats. Ranging from modern pouffes to a luminous bench, any of these perches are sure to be as comfortable as they are aesthetically pleasing...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    11.07.12

  5. A Dramatic Viewing Platform in Tasmania
    Finishing Touch

    A Dramatic Viewing Platform in Tasmania

    Australian firm Room11 creates a viewing structure that helps visitors understand their surroundings.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ben Hosking
    04.03.14

  6. The Future of Housing
    Interviews

    The Future of Housing

    Is biologically based architecture the next big thing? Architect Mitchell Joachim thinks so. He proffers radical ways to rethink the science of structures.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Dorothy Hong
    05.20.12

  7. Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Entertainer
    Gift Guides

    Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Entertainer

    If you have someone on your holiday list who loves hosting anything from a book club to a dinner party, consider a gift from the Dwell Store’s guide. Including bar accessories, serveware, and...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    11.19.14

  8. Green

    6 Rammed-Earth Houses

    The following homes use terra firma as a basic building block, and demonstrate how earthen houses can be at once green, modern, and naturally cooled.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.21.15

  9. Simplicity Rules at this Family Beach House Designed to Double as a Rental
    Houses We Love

    Simplicity Rules at this Family Beach House Designed to Double as a Rental

    Robust materials and a flexible floor plan help the owners of an Australian vacation home reap maximum rewards.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Sean Fennessy
    07.19.15

  10. Compact Australian Home Clad in Steel and Concrete
    Renovation

    Compact Australian Home Clad in Steel and Concrete

    An Australian renovation uses industrial materials both indoors and out.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.30.14

  11. 10 Outdoor Gardens
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    10 Outdoor Gardens

    From locations like a microcourtyard in Virginia to a prefab glass-shelled retreat in summery Finland, these ten outdoor gardens will make you green with envy.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.06.13

  12. L.A. Renovation Respects Midcentury Bones (While Adding Some Flair)
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    L.A. Renovation Respects Midcentury Bones (While Adding Some Flair)

    A couple return their A. Quincy Jones house in Los Angeles to its former glory—and add some soul of their own.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    12.31.14

  13. A Transformative Duplex Renovation in Montreal
    Renovation

    A Transformative Duplex Renovation in Montreal

    In the city's Villeray neighborhood, a cramped structure is recast as an open work-play space for a young family.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.11.14

  14. Improved Noise-Canceling Headphones by Bose
    Product Reviews

    Improved Noise-Canceling Headphones by Bose

    For over 20 years, Bose headphones have set the standard in noise-canceling technology. Their latest product, the QuietComfort 25, promises a purer listening experience by reducing the infamous ...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.24.14

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Colorful Remodel in Los Angeles
    House Tours

    Colorful Remodel in Los Angeles

    How a highly productive collaboration among a trio of creative Angelenas—and a good dose of Barragán—turned a dark and beleaguered mid-century house into a family home for...

    written by: Sarah Amelar
    photos by: Lisa Romerein
    07.19.12

  18. 131-Day House
    My House

    131-Day House

    Architect Jayna Cooper had never designed a house before, much less played general contractor, when she broke ground on her new home in the middle of Los Angeles in 2009. After a grueling four...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.11.12

  19. Living in Marina del Rey
    Renovation

    Living in Marina del Rey

    When Joe Borst saw an affordable bungalow in a Marina del Ray neighborhood filled with either condos or mansions, he knew he found a perfect place for him and his girlfriend Maria Torres to live in...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.08.12

  20. Portland's Cape Cod Remodel
    House Tours

    Portland's Cape Cod Remodel

    With its slim profile and sleek gray exterior, Lola Oyibo and Eric Boardman’s home in Portland, Oregon bears little resemblance to the house it used to be. Unable to afford the 40% down...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    01.24.11

  21. Cutting It Up
    House Tours

    Cutting It Up

    Los Angeles–based architecture firm Tag Front faces the future of downtown living with an apartment that melds the compactness of a studio with the spaciousness of a loft and finds that,...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Baerbel Schmidt
    07.23.09

  22. Visiting Borrego Springs
    Travel Reports

    Visiting Borrego Springs

    Last week I was in Borrego Springs, California, a tiny town in the middle of the Anza Borrego desert in San Diego County. A good two hours northeast of San Diego, the town was, and is, a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    04.15.11

  23. Texas Two-Step
    House Tours

    Texas Two-Step

    Austin-based architectural photographer Patrick Wong, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture, asked the firm Cottam Hargrave for help in designing and building a live...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Patrick Wong
    10.01.10

  24. Come Sail Away
    My House

    Come Sail Away

    On a quest to create a weekend house for herself and her husband, Nancy Church scaled back her design fantasies and discovered creative ways to build on a budget.

    written by: Lisa Skolnik
    05.16.11

  25. Price-Wise Design: 10 Affordable Houses From Around the Globe
    House Tours

    Price-Wise Design: 10 Affordable Houses From Around the Globe

    Proving that creative problem solving can add more gusto to a project than a large budget, these 10 houses show that cost-consciousness reaps big rewards.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.13.14

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