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  1. Small Space Furniture Focus: Wire Framed
    Product Reviews

    Small Space Furniture Focus: Wire Framed

    Negative space is a positive in our book: Incorporate thinly outlined furniture pieces into your small space and cut the visual clutter.

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  2. Tiny Furniture: Diminutive Home Picks
    Product Reviews

    Tiny Furniture: Diminutive Home Picks

    Following suit with our November issue, Small Spaces Big Ideas, take a look at these helpful space-saving pieces.

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  3. Modern Family at Dwell on Design
    Dwell on Design

    Modern Family at Dwell on Design

    The Modern Family program at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, June 20-22, ranges from thoughtful onstage conversations to a Dwell-curated pavilion on the show floor. Click through the slideshow for...

    written by: Sarah Amandolare

  4. 7 Quiet, Private Gardens

    7 Quiet, Private Gardens

    Walled off from the world, these outdoor sanctuaries are perfectly suited for contemplation or reading.

    written by: Luke Hopping

  5. Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum
    A Great Idea

    Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum

    Designers often talk about the importance of play, emphasizing its power to create creative breakthroughs. Design firm Monstrum, based in Denmark, took that idea one step further and decided to...

    written by: Johanna Björk

  6. 7 Uses of Perforated Metal
    A Great Idea

    7 Uses of Perforated Metal

    A laser cutter or water-jet cutter can add a whimsical, decorative flourish to virtually any space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven creative uses of perforated metal.

    written by: William Lamb

  7. Cutting Edge

    Cutting Edge

    Asked to design a space for an art collector whose body and walls were already covered in decoration, architect Thom Faulders capped off the project by creating a piece of art out of an often...

    written by: John King
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen

  8. Dwell Outdoor, 2010
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell Outdoor, 2010

    It’s quite a feat to transform the interior of a convention hall—vast and fluorescently lit—into a feel-good lounge-y space that truly brings the outside in. The Dwell on Design...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Williams

  9. Coffee Break: San Francisco's Coffee Bar

    Coffee Break: San Francisco's Coffee Bar

    When you walk into the Financial District's newest third-wave coffee hot spot, Coffee Bar, it may seem like you're waiting under the arch of a proscenium rather than in line for a piping hot latte....

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Bruce Damonte

  10. Hot Houses

    Hot Houses

    When Seattle’s fire stations needed an overhaul, the city selected local architects to give these ultimate live/work spaces a modern-minded update. ...

    written by: Tim Newcomb

  11. Looking Inward
    My House

    Looking Inward

    For Paul and Shoko Shozi, a pair of retiring Angelenos, the goal was to shut out the neighborhood but bring in the sunny skies. Their new prefab home, the Tatami House, designed by Swiss architect...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  12. A Look at Staircases

    A Look at Staircases

    Whether you're going up or going down, an artfully constructed staircase never takes you in the wrong direction. Take a look at some of our favorite examples, taken from our photo library from...

    written by: Dwell Staff

  13. Touring Vitra Campus, Part 1
    Travel Reports

    Touring Vitra Campus, Part 1

    The Vitra Campus in Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, is design-heaven on Earth. Since the 1950s, it has been home to Vitra's furniture production (the company headquarters are located across the border in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake

  14. Children's Bedrooms

    Children's Bedrooms

    Though often pushed to the wayside, the rooms belonging to the littlest members of the family need not be ignored. Our editors have combed through the archives to find some favorites from years past.

    written by: Dwell Staff

  15. Terunobu Fujimori

    Terunobu Fujimori

    A modern eccentric with an architectural sensibility drawn from ancient Japanese traditions, Terunobu Fujimori designs projects that are exercises in playful experimentation and sophisticated craft.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Adam Friedberg

  16. Living in Marina del Rey

    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

  17. 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

  18. Texas Bunkhouse
    House Tours

    Texas Bunkhouse

    A film writer and director asked Austin, Texas–based architect Henry Panton to build a bunkhouse with a huge screen porch for family and guests on his 40-acre property in Bastrop, Texas,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Greg Hursley

  19. Water Wise Finalists
    A Great Idea

    Water Wise Finalists

    We are very pleased to present this gallery dedicated to our talented top finalists in our Water Wise competition, sponsored by Kohler. All the creative solutions made for a very difficult decision...

    written by: Amanda Dameron

  20. D House Kitchen Renovation

    D House Kitchen Renovation

    In 2009, just as architectural designer Chris Greenawalt and his wife, Danielle, completed remodeling their Seattle home, Danielle received word that she was heading to Boston for her job as a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  21. 5 Remarkable Kitchen Renovations

    5 Remarkable Kitchen Renovations

    Behold the mighty power of designers and architects to re-imagine and recast a kitchen, one of the most frequently renovated rooms in a modern home. You won't believe the before shots are from the...

    written by: Diana Budds

  22. The 2010 LA Modernism Show
    Travel Reports

    The 2010 LA Modernism Show

    The opening night of the Los Angeles Modernism Show, held for the first time at Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, was defined by intriguing pieces by both modern favorites and less-known...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Erika Heet

  23. A Corbusier-Inspired Parisian Home
    Houses We Love

    A Corbusier-Inspired Parisian Home

    An American architect in Paris experiments with Corbusian perceptions of interior and exterior space.

    written by: Zahid Sardar

  24. Hecho in Mexico City
    City Guide

    Hecho in Mexico City

    Gallery owner Hilario Galguera escorts us through Mexico City, walking the line of life and death, problem and promise.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    photos by: Livia Corona

  25. Touring Toronto, Part 1
    Travel Reports

    Touring Toronto, Part 1

    Last week I headed north (and quite a ways east) to one of my favorite cities: Toronto. I spend a fair share of my childhood in Toronto visiting family, and I later lived near the Annex...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake