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  1. Coastal Contemporary: 10 Modern Seaside Homes
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    Coastal Contemporary: 10 Modern Seaside Homes

    A home by the sea doesn't have to mean Cape Cod or cottage. As these 10 properties show, coastal living can be modern, chic, and totally contemporary.

    written by: Heather Corcoran
    05.11.15

  2. Rooms We Love

    16 Modern Dining Rooms

    Made for entertaining, the dining room is an ideal place for standout modern pieces.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    06.22.15

  3. 13 Angular Abodes
    Houses We Love

    13 Angular Abodes

    These homes have no fear of sharp lines and angles.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    07.27.15

  4. Reimagining the Headlands Center
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    Reimagining the Headlands Center

    The Headlands Center for the Arts, located due north of San Francisco in Fort Barry (part of the Golden Gate National Recreation area), is in the midsts of reimagining one of their historic...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.03.11

  5. Featured Speaker: Chad Oppenheim
    Dwell on Design

    Featured Speaker: Chad Oppenheim

    Architects often toil away in obscurity for decades before earning the accolades they merit. It's all of our good fortune that Dwell on Design Featured Speaker Chad Oppenheim has made the...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.06.12

  6. Would You Buy This Idiosyncratic Frank Gehry Guest House?
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    Would You Buy This Idiosyncratic Frank Gehry Guest House?

    Up for auction in May, the Winton Guest House was the project a young Frank Gehry used to further develop his deconstructionism.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.26.15

  7. 11 Amazing Midcentury Renovations
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    11 Amazing Midcentury Renovations

    With one foot in the Space Age and another in the 21st-century, these charming midcentury homes benefit from sensitive, contemporary updates.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    06.03.15

  8. Raise the Roof
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    Raise the Roof

    From the United States to Poland to South Korea, living roofs have taken off. They provide natural insulation, help control with runoff, and pack a slew of cool features—it's no wonder these...

    written by: Caroline Wallis
    09.26.12

  9. Porches Across America
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    Porches Across America

    A spot to foster conviviality with passersby, a place to perch a chair and enjoy the outdoors, a threshold between inside and out, and an informal living room for neighborhoods—the porch is...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.23.12

  10. A Mind-Bending Renovation Brings a Bold, Modern Addition to an Old Farmhouse
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    A Mind-Bending Renovation Brings a Bold, Modern Addition to an Old Farmhouse

    Self-taught designer Tom Givone continues his practice of updating 19th-century farmhouses with unexpected details and salvaged materials with his latest creation—a torqued-volume addition to an...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    04.09.15

  11. 13 Kitchens with Killer Views
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    13 Kitchens with Killer Views

    These kitchens engage the eyes first and tastebuds second.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    06.24.15

  12. Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 2
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    Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 2

    This seven-part blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios". Built in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.10.12

  13. 12 Homes with Curved Ceilings and Walls
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    12 Homes with Curved Ceilings and Walls

    We love that these curvaceous homes are soft around the edges.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    07.02.15

  14. New MIT Media Lab Opens Doors
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    New MIT Media Lab Opens Doors

    The Media Lab at MIT is an unmatched incubator of unlikely partnerships -- where academia and industry hold hands, and where art and technology are inseparable. Designed by Prtizker Prize-winning...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    03.09.10

  15. The Design of the Paris Metro
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    The Design of the Paris Metro

    The Paris metro was born with the same furor as the Eiffel Tower, right on time for the World Expo at the turn of the 20th century. Over the past few months, I've spent nearly an hour everyday...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.24.10

  16. 12 Great Pop-Up Shops
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    12 Great Pop-Up Shops

    An experiential alternative to staid brick-and-mortar stores, pop-up shops are like the food trucks of retail—nimble, creative, and fleeting. Pioneered by L.A. marketing firm Vacant at the turn of...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.28.14

  17. Home Share Lets You Stay in Gorgeous Designer Homes
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    Home Share Lets You Stay in Gorgeous Designer Homes

    The brainchild of two Spanish graphic designers and travelers, Behomm offers an invite-only, curated home swap for the design community. The site lets designers and artists see and stay in over 1...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.18.14

  18. 2011 American Craft Council Show
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    2011 American Craft Council Show

    This past weekend, the American Craft Council—one of the country's oldest organizations championing handicrafts—celebrated its 70th birthday at its annual show at Fort Mason in San...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    08.15.11

  19. Dwell Design Lab Recap
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell Design Lab Recap

    Over the weekend of October 29th and 30th, Dwell hosted its first ever Design Lab in San Francisco. Bay Area-based designers, architects, and landscape architects gathered at the Millennium Tower...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    10.31.11

  20. Stanley Saitowitz's Judaica
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    Stanley Saitowitz's Judaica

    The South African-born, San Francisco-based architect Stanley Saitowitz is no stranger to the intersection of Judaism and design. His firm, Natoma Architects Inc., is responsible for synagogues in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.14.11

  21. Finnish Lines
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    Finnish Lines

    Design enthusiast and Alvar Aalto expert Juhani Lemmetti has transitioned his love of vintage Finnish furniture into a thriving furniture shop in Helsinki.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Niclas Warius
    06.11.12

  22. Best of Belgium: Three Days in Antwerp
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    Best of Belgium: Three Days in Antwerp

    It's hard to narrow down the highlights of a recent trip Dwell took to Belgium—a whirlwind week covering Antwerp, Ghent, and Brussels, spent meeting architects and designers, exploring...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.18.12

  23. Omer Arbel
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    Omer Arbel

    Omer Arbel is a Vancouver–based architect and designer who creates spaces and objects in equal measure. Most recently he designed both the the medals for the 2010 Winter Olympics and and the...

    03.31.10

  24. Q&A with Artspace Founder
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    Q&A with Artspace Founder

    If the "Introduction to Art Collecting" story in our December/January 2011 issue whet your appetite for art acquisition—or if you simply have a blank wall crying out for some...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.03.11

  25. A Month of Fridays
    Week in Review

    A Month of Fridays

    You heard us right: this week we're bringing you 31 of the best of Friday Finds, our editors' design, architecture, photography, and video discoveries that we've been collecting in a column for...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.27.12

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