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  1. Domestic Ribbon
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    Domestic Ribbon

    Armed with a masters in architecture from Columbia University and only 3 years in the field, architectural designer Alan Y. L. Chan renovated a wreck of an apartment in an early 1900s building on...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.08.09

  2. No Grid in Sight
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    No Grid in Sight

    Most deserts are dry and dusty expanses of blue skies, bleached soil, and rulerflat horizons. The Colorado Plateau is not one of them. This is a land of stunning contradictions, where thousand-foot...

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    02.26.09

  3. San Diego, CA
    City Guide

    San Diego, CA

    Nestled on the Pacific coastline, between Los Angeles’s sprawl and the Mexican border, San Diego is a surprisingly design-forward town with a handful of modern masterpieces to prove it.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Bryce Duffy
    01.04.10

  4. Killspencer Bags
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    Killspencer Bags

    I came across a handsome group of weekender and messenger bags by Killspencer last week in my online meanderings. I learned from the website—the only place you can buy a bag—that they...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.17.09

  5. Scrap House
    Green

    Scrap House

    "Repurpose, refurbish, recycle" was the guiding principle for a metals broker in Ontario who harnessed his passion for–and knowledge of–industrial materials to create a new...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    01.14.09

  6. Project FROG's 21st Century Buildings
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    Project FROG's 21st Century Buildings

    If FEMA didn't drum up enough of a bad reputation with its immediate response to Hurricane Katrina, the nails certainly went into the coffin as word spread of the abominable conditions inside the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.01.09

  7. Building the Maxon House: Week 16
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 16

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    06.15.11

  8. A Tree Grows in the Dogpatch
    A Great Idea

    A Tree Grows in the Dogpatch

    Located in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco, Treehouse Gallery is part of a movement of contemporary artistic practice that reconsiders the gallery space as a place for community dialogue...

    written by: Meredith MacKenzie
    04.11.11

  9. Stair Lust
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    Stair Lust

    Somehow stairs have become the object of "design porn" of late, and while it seems as likely that lamps or sofas or kitchen cabinetry could feature in lusty internet photos, stairs prove...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.18.09

  10. A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin
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    A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin

    Austin couple Anne Suttles and Sam Shah built a house to last their lifetime—and longer. Mixing new efficient systems with old upcycled materials, they keep it weird while keeping it green.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    08.31.11

  11. Sustainable Glass House in Sonoma
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    Sustainable Glass House in Sonoma

    Two linked 1,000-square-foot pavilions are greater than a sum of their parts.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    11.19.12

  12. Our Favorite Headlines, Part Two
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    Our Favorite Headlines, Part Two

    We recently rounded up our 10 favorite headlines of issues past, and in this installment we share some music-inspired titles.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.03.13

  13. Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin
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    Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin

    Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal housing concept creates space in geometric patterns.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.26.14

  14. IDS Toronto 2011
    Travel Reports

    IDS Toronto 2011

    The thirteenth annual Interior Design Show (IDS) of Toronto—one of Canada's largest contemporary design shows—took place January 27th-30th. Over 300 exhibitors gathered at the Metro...

    written by: Alexis Leino
    02.05.11

  15. Pavilion Ponderings, Thanks to SANAA
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    Pavilion Ponderings, Thanks to SANAA

    On Sunday, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA revealed their Serpentine Pavilion. A three-month guest to the Kensington Gardens, this year's pavilion is the ninth commissioned by the...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.14.09

  16. Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands
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    Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands

    Craving not just a home but a proper piece of architecture, a handful of design- and business-savvy Dutch families banded together, hired an architect, and set about forming the community that...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    11.16.09

  17. 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

  18. Product Spotlight: Living Tables
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    Product Spotlight: Living Tables

    Bay Area plant studio Habitat Horticulture has designed plant installations for restaurants, residences, and even the California Academy of Sciences. Now, they share one of their products: the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.18.13

  19. The Blues: Products We Love
    Product Reviews

    The Blues: Products We Love

    Add these accessories to your modern home for a hint of cool blue inspiration.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.22.13

  20. 7 Masterful Finishing Touches
    A Great Idea

    7 Masterful Finishing Touches

    A house is clearly more than the sum of its parts, but sometimes a single masterstroke adds the ultimate finishing touch to a project. Here are seven such moves.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.12.13

  21. 7 Small Homes in the Midwest
    Houses We Love

    7 Small Homes in the Midwest

    At under 2,000 square feet, these charming Midwestern homes show that living in a small space can be glamorous and practical even beyond the city limits.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.24.14

  22. Heath Design Series One: Between Hand and Machine
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    Heath Design Series One: Between Hand and Machine

    Heath Ceramics, a California-based company that produces an array of new and midcentury pottery gets ready to debut their first show of work from the Heath Clay studio at their San Francisco...

    written by: Jami Smith
    photos by: Renee Zellweger
    10.31.13

  23. Striking Green House with a View in El Salvador
    Houses We Love

    Striking Green House with a View in El Salvador

    A green house near the coast of El Salvador captures the best of its naturally striking setting—filled with sunlight, invigorating breezes, and sweeping views of lush woodlands.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Jason Bax
    04.09.13

  24. Product Spotlight: Yield Picnic Bag
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    Product Spotlight: Yield Picnic Bag

    We're digging the new multi-purpose Picnic Bag from San Francisco based Yield Design Co. It goes from being an everyday stylish and useful tote bag to a picnic blanket in a pinch. ...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    02.13.13

  25. Pinterest Board of the Day: Lighting Design
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    Pinterest Board of the Day: Lighting Design

    Follow the light! From classics like Tom Dixon pendants to emerging lighting concepts, be sure to join the Dwell Pinterest board devoted to modern lighting design. Here, enjoy a peek at six of our...

    written by: Sara Ost
    03.19.13

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