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  1. Cliff Hangers
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    Cliff Hangers

    From a home with an expansive coastal view to a home set steeply amidst dappled maple canopies, these and more houses are built to withstand the elements. Take a look at these five residences...

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.12.13

  2. Pup Tent!
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    Pup Tent!

    Last year, the AIA Small Project Award went to what is most likely the smallest house ever to win the award: the Pup Tent by the New York-based firm Slade Architecture. Made from a single four-by...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.03.11

  3. Hotels We Love: El Cosmico Hotel in Marfa, Texas
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    Hotels We Love: El Cosmico Hotel in Marfa, Texas

    Offering herbal workshops, and playing host to the Trans-Pecos festival, El Cosmico is a hotel that's engaged with the community. Guests stay close to the land, experiencing it in their teepees,...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: Nick Simonite
    02.25.14

  4. Illuminated Texts
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    Illuminated Texts

    Personally wired by Thomas Edison, J. Pierpont Morgan’s home was the first electrified residence in New York. A recent LED retrofit delivers the library into a new age.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    03.10.12

  5. A Look at Reading Nooks
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    A Look at Reading Nooks

    Building on the 8 Libraries We Love post, here are six reading nooks crafted for the modern bibliophile.

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.05.13

  6. iGrill Bluetooth-Enabled Meat Thermometer
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    iGrill Bluetooth-Enabled Meat Thermometer

    Smart cooking accessories replace clunky kitchen timers and add precision to processes like baking and roasting. iGrill’s line of devices link meat probes to Bluetooth to monitor and notify when...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  7. Bathroom Solutions: Smart Storage Design
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    Bathroom Solutions: Smart Storage Design

    We tackle the bathroom in this installment of the Smart Storage Design series. From sliding cabinets to brightly colored vanities to hidden hampers, there's no shortage of ingenious ideas in the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.08.13

  8. 5 Perfect Planters for Your Garden
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    5 Perfect Planters for Your Garden

    Generate some of your own shade this summer with lush plants and their equally attractive planters.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.10.13

  9. Inexpensive Touchless Flush Toilet Kit
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    Inexpensive Touchless Flush Toilet Kit

    Somehow the toilets in bus stations and airports have technologically superseded the home commode. Toilets with motion sensors and water jets exist for civilian abodes, but they’re expensive to...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.17.14

  10. Bright Modern Laundry Room We'd Actually Like to Spend Time In
    Rooms We Love

    Bright Modern Laundry Room We'd Actually Like to Spend Time In

    Often, we cleanse our duds in a wasteland of half-forgotten detergent bottles and dryer-sheet-detritus. But one creative couple in Boston’s South End have reimagined their laundry room as a sanctuary.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Eric Roth
    07.29.14

  11. Smart Sous-Vide Cooker
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    Smart Sous-Vide Cooker

    Sous-vide (“under vacuum”) cooking means setting meat and vegetables inside a sealed bag and placing the whole thing in a container of temperature-controlled water. When done correctly, the result...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.17.14

  12. Stainless Steel Teapot Gives Fancy Coffee a Run for its Money
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    Stainless Steel Teapot Gives Fancy Coffee a Run for its Money

    Joey Roth, the designer behind Dwell's favorite ceramic speakers, spent four years designing the perfect teapot. How does it hold up?

    written by: Alexander George
    10.20.14

  13. Contemporary tables and vases join the East and the West
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    Contemporary tables and vases join the East and the West

    India Mahdavi's Landscape collection integrates global design references.

    written by: Caia Hagel
    04.14.14

  14. Home and Studio Maximizes Very Narrow Site in Echo Park
    Houses We Love

    Home and Studio Maximizes Very Narrow Site in Echo Park

    A house in Echo Park makes the most of its narrow lot with open-plan spaces spread out over four levels.

    written by: Sam Eichblatt
    10.22.14

  15. Cozy Getaways to Stave Off The Winter Blues
    Houses We Love

    Cozy Getaways to Stave Off The Winter Blues

    When the weather gets grim, the appeal of curling up by the fire in a cozy winter cabin is undeniable. These projects show how warm woods, open fireplaces, and easy slope access are the keys to...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.04.14

  16. Robots and Richard Nixon: The Mind-Bending Video Work of Artist Nam June Paik
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    Robots and Richard Nixon: The Mind-Bending Video Work of Artist Nam June Paik

    Pioneering video and performance artist Nam June Paik made his mark on the art world in the late twentieth century by exploring technology's grips on popular American culture. The Korean artist,...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.05.14

  17. Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas
    In The Modern World

    Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas

    Responding to the displacement caused by Typhoon Haiyan, architect Shigeru Ban designed a series of easy-to-build prefab shelters for the Philippines.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.12.14

  18. Communal Living on a Budget in Brooklyn
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    Communal Living on a Budget in Brooklyn

    The Miner and a Major is an experiment in communal living and fantastical form. A New York story of creativity born from hardscrabble circumstance, the project grew out of the joint imagination of...

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    02.24.11

  19. 8 Ways to Renovate an Airstream
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    8 Ways to Renovate an Airstream

    The iconic, and slightly atomic, form of the shiny silver Airstream is embedded in our cultural and design milieu. Here are 8 Airstream renovations that promise to inspire you to hit the road in...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.06.13

  20. Top Picks from Noho Design District 2013
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    Top Picks from Noho Design District 2013

    With a bevy of design fairs taking place in New York this week, it was impossible to venture far in the city without stumbling across an exhibition of new design. From Wanted to ICFF, we criss...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    05.20.13

  21. Rock the Shack: Cabin Love
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    Rock the Shack: Cabin Love

    Sometimes the only thing getting us through the day is the dream of an escape—from work, from the city, from our day-to-day. Whether it's snow-filled windows and hot chocolate tickling your fancy...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.05.13

  22. Werner Sobek
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    Werner Sobek

    Werner Sobek has seen the future, and it’s high-tech, green, and efficient. The architect, engineer, and teacher’s wandering intellect and belief in the power of design have left their...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    04.14.09

  23. Designer Spotlight: Silvia Song
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    Designer Spotlight: Silvia Song

    From a 200-square-foot garage-turned-workshop, Silvia Song skillfully sculpts wooden wares.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.08.14

  24. Yes Please More
    A Great Idea

    Yes Please More

    While the United States is leaps and bounds behind Europe when it comes to publicly funding the arts and design, the city of Denver and Yes Please More are doing their best to encourage creative...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.18.11

  25. Plastic Fantastic
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    Plastic Fantastic

    Container is a design studio based in Australia and Shanghai. Since 2012, the firm has been creating bespoke 2D and 3D packaging design and identity for various beauty and haircare companies.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.04.13

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