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  1. Portland's Cape Cod Remodel
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    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

  2. Park Street Renovation
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    Park Street Renovation

    The renovation of Katie and John Eller's Park Street Residence in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco began with a referral from a friend: "She said, 'I want your architect and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.27.09

  3. Building the Maxon House: Week 1
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 1

    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 Tom Kundig of Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    03.02.11

  4. Dwell Design Competition Phase II
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    Dwell Design Competition Phase II

    The time has come, folks. Phase One of Dwell's Innovate It! Contest is over and we've selected the winning submissions that will launch us into Phase Two. We chose three excellent suggestions for...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.09.09

  5. A Tale of Two Tiny Cars
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    A Tale of Two Tiny Cars

    Now that gas prices in the U.S. are hovering around two dollars a gallon, what's happened to green driving?

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.24.09

  6. Vertical Challenge
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    Vertical Challenge

    In the lofty Amsterdam apartment of Texas-born Hunter Hindman and Shelby Carr, mid-century modern mixes freely with contemporary Dutch design in a setting transposed from the 17th century.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Rene Mesman
    01.22.09

  7. "I Live in an Alvar Aalto"
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    "I Live in an Alvar Aalto"

    Thrusting its sinuous brick curves towards the Charles River, Baker House is one of only two Alvar Aalto works on this side of the Atlantic. As school gets underway, 300 students every year at MIT...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    09.22.09

  8. Sierra Club Green Home
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    Sierra Club Green Home

    In 1892, when John Muir founded the Sierra Club, the only "web" he knew about was the kind spun by spiders, and social networking was something people did by riding horse-drawn buggies...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.04.09

  9. Danny Seo's "Upcycling"
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    Danny Seo's "Upcycling"

    In a new book out this August, upcycling ace Danny Seo guides readers through the craft of taking trash and everyday objects and transforming them into "better, brighter, and cooler things....

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.02.11

  10. Spirit of the South
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    Spirit of the South

    With neighboring duplexes supplying rental income, two Knoxville architects patiently—and affordably—craft their dream home.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Hollis Bennett
    02.22.12

  11. Seeing What Develops
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    Seeing What Develops

    In 2004, The Houses at Sagaponac—a controversial development on eastern Long Island—celebrated its first completed house. In 2005, the first residents move in.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Paul Warchol
    04.30.09

  12. Lone Star
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    Lone Star

    Rural Texas commonly conjures visions of Stetsons, spurs, and longhorn steer, but the countryside contains more than just cowboys. On a wide stretch of farmland, the Farley Studio brings modern...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    01.22.09

  13. Light-Filled Family Home Renovation in Copenhagen
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    Light-Filled Family Home Renovation in Copenhagen

    In a former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen, a young family has carved out a cozy, light-filled home.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.08.12

  14. To the Letter
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    To the Letter

    In this digital age, invitations arrive in our inboxes and are promptly deleted. Luckily, there’s Greer, a Chicago stationery depot that’s dedicated to ink and paper created by...

    photos by: Nathan Kirkman
    08.24.12

  15. Building the Maxon House: Week 14
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    Building the Maxon House: Week 14

    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 Tom...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    photos by: Thor Radford
    06.01.11

  16. The Life Aquatic
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    The Life Aquatic

    Aquaponics, currently receiving funding on Kickstarter, looks to combine a fish tank and a sustainable garden all-in-one.

    written by: Skylar Bergl
    11.26.12

  17. Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC
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    Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC

    One family’s effort to “smuggle a modern house into a historic district” in Washington, DC, results in a brightly transformed space made for family life.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    09.10.12

  18. Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Shelter Island Vacation Home
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    Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Shelter Island Vacation Home

    For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity to create an intimate and relaxing hideaway.

    written by: Dan Rubinstein
    photos by: Floto + Warner
    02.26.14

  19. 7 Clever Loft Spaces for Small Places
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    7 Clever Loft Spaces for Small Places

    Crunched for space, the residents of these homes—mostly under 1,000 square feet—have the same ideas: look upward and compartmentalize. Lofted sleeping areas, closets, and reading nooks...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.15.12

  20. Hide and Sleep
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    Hide and Sleep

    With the classic Murphy bed as muse, Japanese architect Toshihiko Suzuki transformed a standard Airstream into a versatile small wonder.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.06.10

  21. 10 Design Insiders Sound Off on Knockoffs
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    10 Design Insiders Sound Off on Knockoffs

    In researching the much-discussed essay "The Real Cost of Rip-Offs" for Dwell's June 2012 issue (on newsstands now), many design luminaries shared their perspectives on the subject of knockoffs and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.24.12

  22. Living in a Mini House
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    Living in a Mini House

    When San Francisco–based architect Christi Azevedo and her partner bought an investment property in Oakland, what was billed in real estate listings as a 'detached garage' turned out to be a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.17.10

  23. Yard Sale Photographs
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    Yard Sale Photographs

    Yard Sale Photographs, a new book of photography by Adam Bartos, revels in the everyday castoffs and outmoded bric-a-brac that lard the average American garage sale. With a cover that apes a second...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.13.09

  24. Jack White on Design
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    Jack White on Design

    We got the low down on Jack White’s Rolling Record Store in our October issue, but the man had much more to say. Here, he talks about unfinished furniture designs, high school with Harry...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jo McCaughey
    09.28.11

  25. Christina Fesmire's Swing and a Hit
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    Christina Fesmire's Swing and a Hit

    Christina Fesmire, an industrial design graduate from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, created the "Fugle Swing." Intrigued by the swing's nod to Scandinavian bentwood design...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.31.11

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