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  1. Colour Makes People Happy
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    Colour Makes People Happy

    Located on a quiet suburban street in South London, the shop Colour Makes People Happy is painted in a surprisingly subtle shade of sage green. Rainbow colored signage adorns the windows and a...

    written by: Ali Morris
    04.11.12

  2. An Angular Futuristic House in Georgia
    House Tours

    An Angular Futuristic House in Georgia

    The Decatur, Georgia, residence belonging to two book authors is an angular exercise in creating a dynamic structure. "It has energy and does not feel heavy or is static," says architect Staffan...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.09.13

  3. City Modern Home Tours: Manhattan
    Event Spotlight

    City Modern Home Tours: Manhattan

    The weeklong City Modern festival concluded with a bang over the weekend with the Manhattan Home Tours. The five destinations on the Saturday afternoon tour spanned from Chelsea to Union...

    written by: Emily Nonko
    10.08.12

  4. High Design in Toronto
    Travel Reports

    High Design in Toronto

    While in Toronto covering IDS11, Dwell’s team of reporters had the opportunity to interview one of Toronto’s—and indeed North America’s—premier interior designers. We...

    written by: Alexis Leino
    04.01.11

  5. Scrap House
    Green

    Scrap House

    "Repurpose, refurbish, recycle" was the guiding principle for a metals broker in Ontario who harnessed his passion for–and knowledge of–industrial materials to create a new...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    01.14.09

  6. Modernist Angular Residence with Vertical Cedar Siding
    Houses We Love

    Modernist Angular Residence with Vertical Cedar Siding

    Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as it did in 1965.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Norman McGrath
    09.18.12

  7. Texas Two-Step
    House Tours

    Texas Two-Step

    Austin-based architectural photographer Patrick Wong, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture, asked the firm Cottam Hargrave for help in designing and building a live...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Patrick Wong
    10.01.10

  8. Highly Accessible
    House Tours

    Highly Accessible

    Having lived in, and loved, a modern house built in 1954 in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood since buying it in 1996, architect Karen Braitmayer and her husband, marine mechanic David Erskine,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Kathryn Barnard
    09.14.10

  9. Small Footprint in Fayetteville
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    Small Footprint in Fayetteville

    Fayetteville, Arkansas, doesn't have a reputation for "going green." Rather, the town has historically garnered recognition for its local beacon, the University of Arkansas. Yet...

    written by: Kelly Cooper
    photos by: Albert Skiles
    09.12.11

  10. Modern Los Angeles Bungalow Renovation
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    Modern Los Angeles Bungalow Renovation

    When artists Ramona Trent and Anthony Pearson teamed up with architects Escher GuneWardena for a full-scale renovation, they bestowed a remarkable view upon an unremarkable bungalow.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Noah Webb
    09.18.10

  11. Smaller in Texas
    House Tours

    Smaller in Texas

    Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping container into a playhouse, a garden retreat and a guesthouse for...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Chris Cooper
    08.02.10

  12. And the Parkitecture Winner Is...
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    And the Parkitecture Winner Is...

    After much discussion around the Dwell headquarters, it's finally time to announce the winner of the Parkitecture Design Competition!

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    11.23.09

  13. Dwell's Innovate It! Winners Announced
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    Dwell's Innovate It! Winners Announced

    Phase II of Dwell's Innovate it! design competition has ended. Many Innovators from the Dwell community answered the call and submitted their redesigns for the three problem objects we chose...

    written by: Keven Matsuzaka
    06.17.09

  14. Z for Two
    Green

    Z for Two

    In Portland, Oregon, two adjoining six-story homes on a formerly run-down urban lot add to the neighborhood’s density and its green cred.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Shawn Records
    07.30.10

  15. Footbridge / Addition in Cuernavaca
    House Tours

    Footbridge / Addition in Cuernavaca

    On a gently sloping lot in the middle of a pine forest at the northern edge of Cuernavaca, Mexico, is a family compound with a recent addition conceptualized by local architect Alfredo Raymundo...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.22.10

  16. Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville
    My House

    Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville

    Persistence paid off for this Cali­fornia couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    10.10.11

  17. Basic Instincts
    House Tours

    Basic Instincts

    Matt Jacobson doesn’t just abide by the mantra “less is more,” he wholeheartedly embraces it. His Southern California home is a compact ode to minimal living.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    05.19.11

  18. Dwell Home Venice: Part 9
    How To

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 9

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester....

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.12.12

  19. 5 Remarkable Kitchen Renovations
    Renovation

    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
    07.07.14

  20. Dwell Home Venice: Part 12
    How To

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 12

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    02.13.12

  21. An Innovative Air Purifier
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    An Innovative Air Purifier

    An ingenious filtration system keeps air clean through a set of cell-like modules and a network of tubes that harnesses the organic technology of plants.

    written by: Skylar Bergl
    10.12.12

  22. Dwell Home Venice: Part 14
    How To

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 14

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 14, May...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    08.22.12

  23. A Modular Beachside Getaway in Australia
    Houses We Love

    A Modular Beachside Getaway in Australia

    Putting her architectural training to work, a resident of Merricks, Australia, helps design a modular beachside getaway for her family.

    written by: Georgie Bean
    photos by: Lisa Cohen
    12.24.13

  24. Parksite Residence, Rotterdam
    House Tours

    Parksite Residence, Rotterdam

    A former ambulance garage may seem like an unusual option for a home, but in the hands of innovative Rotterdam design office Doepel Strijkers it proved to be an inspired choice. The strongest point...

    written by: Jane Szita
    02.16.12

  25. Heart of the Country
    House Tours

    Heart of the Country

    Driving through the leafy country lanes on the outer edges of London’s commuter belt, it’s hard to imagine the city is just an hour away by train. But the Sussex fields around the...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    photos by: Nigel Shafran
    02.26.09

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