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  1. 10 Light-Filled Kitchens
    Rooms We Love

    10 Light-Filled Kitchens

    A bright kitchen can transform a home and energize its residents as much as the day's first cup of coffee.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy

  2. 6 Sublimely Serene Outdoor Spaces

    6 Sublimely Serene Outdoor Spaces

    The call of the wild is impossible to resist in these six patios, backyards, and gardens that offer a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    written by: Diana Budds

  3. Complete Modern Renovation of Midcentury Home in Washington

    Complete Modern Renovation of Midcentury Home in Washington

    Plagued by remodeling pitfalls, two tenacious homeowners reinvent a soggy midcentury home outside Seattle as a modern masterpiece.

    photos by: Kyle Johnson

  4. Warm Up for Winter with a Wood-Burning Stove

    Warm Up for Winter with a Wood-Burning Stove

    Polar vortexes come and go, but the wood-burning stove is timeless. Handsome, energy-efficient, and relatively affordable, these are seven stoves that provide light and warmth in even the harshest...

    written by: Luke Hopping

  5. Rooms We Love

    6 Stunning Stairs

    Stairs can be very sculptural, so long as they still support resident's footsteps (and abide by basic construction codes). Check out these 6 absolutely unique stair designs.

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  6. Renovation

    6 Stunning Renovations in Belgium

    These contemporary renovations bring new life to a range of building types—from a converted industrial loft, to a 1970s Brutalist structure, and even a concrete water tower.

    written by: Aileen Kwun

  7. Rooms We Love

    6 Instances of George Nelson Designs in Modern Homes

    Trained as an architect, George Nelson was Herman Miller's Director of Design from 1945-72, overseeing its expansion into the modern furniture design for which its renowned today. Thanks to his...

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  8. A Piece of Home
    House Tours

    A Piece of Home

    Made of hardy Scottish materials and holding a Japanese heart, this Edinburgh house shows that two architects from disparate cultures can design a home that bridges the gap.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Ben Anders

  9. Eames Time Machine
    Event Spotlight

    Eames Time Machine

    To stand in the empty living room of Charles and Ray Eames’ Case Study House No. 8 in Pacific Palisades is to experience pure contemplation of the space. While its furnishings, some...

    written by: Erika Heet

  10. Bing Thom’s new Arena Stage
    Travel Reports

    Bing Thom’s new Arena Stage

    There’s always a lot of talk in Washington about creating a “big tent” that embraces diversity, and now the capital finally has one—literally: architect Bing Thom’s...

    written by: Marc Kristal

  11. Milan, 2010: Day One
    Travel Reports

    Milan, 2010: Day One

    We three weary travelers (Dwell's editor-in-chief, Sam Grawe, assistant editor Jordan Kushins, and I) have landed in Milan and are ready to begin reporting on the sights and scene at the 2010...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron

  12. Yerba Buena Street Life Plan
    A Great Idea

    Yerba Buena Street Life Plan

    Recently in San Francisco, the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District and CMG Landscape Architecture unveiled the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan. The plan is meant to serve as a master plan for the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake

  13. An 'Epic' Container Co-op

    An 'Epic' Container Co-op

    The good folks at Epic Software are building a video production studio out of old shipping containers just outside of Houston, Texas. They're also dutifully documenting the Creative Co-op's...

    written by: Diana Budds

  14. Artists' Handmade Houses

    Artists' Handmade Houses

    Ever wonder what an artist's home would look like if he or she were the mind behind it? This month, Abrams has published a stunning new coffee table book that peeks inside the abodes of 13 well...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  15. Erica Islas on Kids' Spaces
    Dwell on Design

    Erica Islas on Kids' Spaces

    Design isn't just for adults anymore; the demand for innovative kids' spaces in on the rise. Erica Islas, founder of EMI Interior Design, has been busy creating nursery, kids, and play rooms. We're...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  16. 7 Modern Sofas We Love
    Design 101

    7 Modern Sofas We Love

    If you’re on the hunt for a great modern sofa, consider the following from our pages—some iconic, some off the beaten path.

    written by: Erika Heet

  17. Portland, Maine
    City Guide

    Portland, Maine

    Portland has long been a cultural outpost in New England, a hotspot for artists and longshoreman alike who crave the sophistication of the big city (65,000 people) while still retaining a...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  18. Architecture at the Movies: Chloe
    Travel Reports

    Architecture at the Movies: Chloe

    I saw Atom Egoyan's new film Chloe this weekend, and though it was something of a stinker (only those deeply committed to watching Amanda Seyfried undress and Liam Neeson glower are advised to...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  19. 5 Budget-Friendly Home Makeovers
    Houses We Love

    5 Budget-Friendly Home Makeovers

    Imported materials, online auctions, upcycling, and other canny solutions prevent costs from spiraling out of control at these contemporary renovations.

    written by: Luke Hopping

  20. Inside Saturdays NYC

    Inside Saturdays NYC

    A surf shop in New York City? Unexpected, sure, but also incredibly chic. Saturdays NYC was founded by three friends, avid surfers who "saw a massive opportunity to bring the surf scene to the city...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  21. A Tiny Tel Aviv Apartment Packs a Punch with No Walls
    Houses We Love

    A Tiny Tel Aviv Apartment Packs a Punch with No Walls

    The architects used custom cabinets and glass to act as room dividers.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee

  22. Touring the Freitag Factory
    Travel Reports

    Touring the Freitag Factory

    One of the highlights of my recent trip to Switzerland was a tour of Freitag factory in Zurich. The messenger bags first designed and developed by Markus and Daniel Freitag in 1993 have become...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  23. A Zero-Energy Community: Part 2

    A Zero-Energy Community: Part 2

    Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States. Part 2:...

    written by: Brad Liljequist

  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. SIDIM 2010
    Travel Reports

    SIDIM 2010

    This weekend was a celebration of design in Montreal, Canada--particularly pieces created and manufacturer in the city--at the 22nd annual Montreal International Interior Design Show (SIDIM). While...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake