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  1. Need a Break? Unwind for an Hour in a Modern, Private Space
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    Need a Break? Unwind for an Hour in a Modern, Private Space

    Breather is a concept that gives users access to well-designed private spaces in cities when they're in a pinch. Envisioned as spots to unwind or have a meeting, these compact spaces can be...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.23.14

  2. Preview the Key Design Topics of Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015
    Dwell on Design

    Preview the Key Design Topics of Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015

    Our flagship event celebrates ten years with a focus on universal design, resiliency, energy, and technology.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.07.15

  3. We Found the Perfect Wallpaper and Lighting Combos for Your Living Room
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    We Found the Perfect Wallpaper and Lighting Combos for Your Living Room

    “Two years ago, wallpaper was a hard sell,” says Brian Paquette, a Seattle-based interior designer. “Now clients are embracing it more—it becomes like art in a room.” With that in mind, we paired...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.09.15

  4. Tiny Cabins in the Vermont Woods Commune With Nature
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    Tiny Cabins in the Vermont Woods Commune With Nature

    Architects Joan M. Soranno and John Cook forge five guest cabins that embrace the landscape and celebrate the spirit of a classical music festival that takes place on the pastoral Marlboro College...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.17.15

  5. Life is Smooth Sailing on These Contemporary Houseboat and Nautical Homes
    Houses We Love

    Life is Smooth Sailing on These Contemporary Houseboat and Nautical Homes

    Living on the water is a common, though rarely acted upon, fantasy. These five maritime homes navigated red tape and headaches to arrive on the shores of nautical bliss.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.09.15

  6. Truly Imaginative Buildings Around the World
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    Truly Imaginative Buildings Around the World

    The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings (Simon & Schuster) tells the story of the bold, mind-bending structures that are shaping the architectural landscape. Author Marc Kushner argues that...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    03.11.15

  7. Inspiring Rooms from Our Interior Design Issue
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    Inspiring Rooms from Our Interior Design Issue

    Our March 2015 issue spotlights inspiring interiors around the world. Here, we've gathered a few of our favorite rooms from its pages.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    03.19.15

  8. 5 Homes that Make Going Off-the-Grid Look Good
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    5 Homes that Make Going Off-the-Grid Look Good

    From a mindful cabin in the Ozarks to an isolated retreat in the eastern Washington desert, these five homes show that great design can exist totally off-the-grid.

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    04.01.15

  9. 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

  10. 100-Year-Old Service Shed in Slovenia Becomes a Miniature Home
    Houses We Love

    100-Year-Old Service Shed in Slovenia Becomes a Miniature Home

    Dekleva Gregorič Architects turned a former utility building into a stylish, self-sufficient home with a downstairs living space and bathroom linked to two upstairs bedrooms by a sculptural, custom...

    written by: Sam Eichblatt
    04.12.15

  11. Editors' Picks from Salone del Mobile 2015: Day Two
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    Editors' Picks from Salone del Mobile 2015: Day Two

    Check out our Instagram page, @dwellmagazine, for highlights from our second day at Salone del Mobile 2015. (Plus, catch up on day one!)

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.15.15

  12. Maison & Objet: Part 2
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    Maison & Objet: Part 2

    I'm just back from Paris, and still processing all the exciting new furnishings, accessories, and objets I spied at Maison & Objet over the weekend. In case you missed my first dispatch, check...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.27.11

  13. Merging Architecture and Fashion
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    Merging Architecture and Fashion

    Blurred disciplinary lines are visible throughout the design world. Architects moonlight as furniture designers, artists as product designers, and it seems almost everyone has had a stint as a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.10.11

  14. New Power Generation
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    New Power Generation

    Long before smoke-spouting power plants were relegated to the remote outskirts of the industrial city, large-scale energy generators were common sights in urban landscapes. Pushback from the...

    written by: Asami Novak
    01.03.11

  15. Winners of "Healthy Homes" for Haiti
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    Winners of "Healthy Homes" for Haiti

    In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, ARCHIVE, a non-profit whose efforts center on the use of housing as a strategy for preventing illness and providing care among...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.12.11

  16. Logo Showdown
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    Logo Showdown

    I recently spent an afternoon merrily clicking my way through 'Brand New,' a website manned by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit, two graphic designers who dedicate themselves to, among other...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.26.10

  17. Lowering the Bar
    Design 101

    Lowering the Bar

    A modernist facade can't keep some developments from suffering from that very American malady: sprawl.

    written by: Dave Weinstein
    09.23.09

  18. Diamond in the Rough (and Ready)
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    Diamond in the Rough (and Ready)

    Architect Ken Meffan's ten-years-in-the-making home is in the tiny Northern California town of Rough and Ready—a term that might as aptly refer to the house itself.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Todd Hido
    09.21.09

  19. Contemporary Nordic Town House
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    Contemporary Nordic Town House

    With their light, white house that owes equal debts to its Nordic surroundings and to the Japanese provenance of its architects, a pair of design-minded art lovers are boldly making their mark on...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    07.19.10

  20. Modern Chicken Coop
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    Modern Chicken Coop

    With all the talk of chickens being kept as pets in urban areas, it's nice to know there's a modern chicken coop alternative.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    11.30.08

  21. A Lot for a Little
    My House

    A Lot for a Little

    Regina and Andy Rihn weren’t exactly modernists when they first began their frustrating, unproductive slog through the pricey Austin, Texas, real estate market. “We just liked things...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    01.20.09

  22. On the Waterfront
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    On the Waterfront

    After purchasing a revered archetypal lake house designed by American architect Richard Meier, a retired couple launches into the home’s second renovation in 35 years.

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    08.22.11

  23. Bringing It All Back Home
    My House

    Bringing It All Back Home

    Relying on local materials, local craftsmen, and the land her family has farmed for over two centuries, a New Yorker rediscovers her Midwestern roots.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Kyoko Hamada
    02.08.10

  24. An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California
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    An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California

    If good fences make good neighbors, then Shino and Ken Mori are the best neighbors ever. They invite us past the charred cedar facade of their Southern California home. 

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    08.04.11

  25. Storage-Smart Renovation in New York City
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    Storage-Smart Renovation in New York City

    Living small is par for the course in New York City, but accommodating a family of four in under 700 square feet rarely looks as effortless as in this storage-smart renovation.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    05.13.09

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