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  1. 7 Cozy Cottages
    Houses We Love

    7 Cozy Cottages

    With fall upon us and a distinct nip in the air, there is no better time to snuggle up by the fire in a rustic—but still very modern—cottage. Here are seven that will help you throw out your old...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.10.13

  2. Incredible Island Houses Part Two
    Houses We Love

    Incredible Island Houses Part Two

    Part 2 of our journey to cool houses on the islands of the world takes us to places both expected (Hawaii) and unexpected (a tiny, sunny island off Southern California; a snowy one off the coast of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.13.13

  3. 6 Homes Fit for Chefs
    Design 101

    6 Homes Fit for Chefs

    We can learn a thing or two from foodies about kitchen design, as the following modern Dwell kitchen-centric homes—the stuff that culinary dreams are made of—so elegantly prove.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.15.13

  4. 6 Modern Lakeside Homes
    Houses We Love

    6 Modern Lakeside Homes

    They may range from humble wood cabins to contemporary architectural masterpieces, but the following 6 houses have one thing in common: each beautifully complements its lakeside setting.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.23.13

  5. 8 Ways to Design with Pine
    Design 101

    8 Ways to Design with Pine

    It’s readily available, affordable, fairly sustainable, and hardy—what’s not to love about pine? Architects, designers, and homeowners show us how to use the wood to its best advantage in these...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.24.13

  6. 8 Hygge-rific Homes in Denmark
    House Tours

    8 Hygge-rific Homes in Denmark

    As fall turns into winter, there's no better time to start thinking about your home's sense of hygge—that is, the spare but very cozy minimalism epitomized by Danish houses.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.07.13

  7. K.C. Cool: 7 Striking Designs in Kansas City, Missouri
    The Argument

    K.C. Cool: 7 Striking Designs in Kansas City, Missouri

    It's easy to overlook Kansas City, Missouri. Located squarely in the nation's center, it is better known for its barbecue and bebop than as an incubator for creative design and architecture. But...

    written by: William Lamb
    11.21.13

  8. 7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms
    Rooms We Love

    7 Modern Multipurpose Rooms

    The great room—a combined living, dining, and cooking space—is one of architecture's great equalizers. People often want to be together without being sequestered into separate rooms for socializing...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.16.13

  9. Material Focus: Corrugated Metal
    A Great Idea

    Material Focus: Corrugated Metal

    Corrugated metal is a repeat offender in many modern homes. Architects love it for its affordability, availability, and durability. Here are seven creative ways to apply the material in residential...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.06.14

  10. Modern Renovations of Period Homes
    Renovation

    Modern Renovations of Period Homes

    Some of our favorite renovation stories involve recasting period architecture into modern residences, and these seven projects give historic structures a new history to call their own.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.12.14

  11. Design Itinerary: South Africa
    Travel Reports

    Design Itinerary: South Africa

    Cape Town, South Africa, will be the World Design Capital 2014, which is perfect timing, since the country's design scene is booming. Here is a look at some modern homes, destinations, events, and...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.07.13

  12. Dwell Home Venice: Part 13
    How To

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 13

    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 13,...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    04.20.12

  13. Transforming TIjuana
    House Tours

    Transforming TIjuana

    In August of 2004, a weekend-long party took place at a new house in the Hacienda Agua Caliente neighborhood of Tijuana, Mexico. The house was raw and unfinished, with bare concrete floors and...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    03.16.09

  14. Favorite Kids' Products
    Product

    Favorite Kids' Products

    Sometimes, thinking outside the box with children's toys means forgoing the flashing lights and going back to basics with simple design and honest materials. We've curated a collection of our top...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    10.05.12

  15. Virtue Street Before and After
    Renovation

    Virtue Street Before and After

    Reigo & Bauer's facade makeover for a house in Toronto's West End updated a run-of-the-mill and rundown family home at the end of a cul-de-sac into a modern beacon.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.02.13

  16. Colors of Iceland
    Travel Reports

    Colors of Iceland

    I just returned from a four-day trip to Reykjavik and am still filled with excitement. Though the sky was grey for most of my time in Iceland, the visit was anything but dark and gloomy. The colors...

    04.26.11

  17. Exploring Inner Space at SCI-Arc
    Event Spotlight

    Exploring Inner Space at SCI-Arc

    In Out of Memory, currently on view at SCI-Arc's gallery in Los Angeles, architect Patrick Tighe transports visitors to another plane with an experiential installation that combines light,...

    written by: Carren Jao
    02.26.11

  18. 10 Modern Black Lamps
    Product Reviews

    10 Modern Black Lamps

    The lesson of the little black dress is that the surest way to go chic is to go black. Here are ten options for when you want your lighting to go noir.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.07.14

  19. The Future of Mobility
    Post

    The Future of Mobility

    Dwell's discussion with Volvo at the Palm Springs Museum during Modernism Week touched on the past but revolved heavily around the future. Automobiles limited to combustion engine technology face...

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.28.14

  20. Decorating with Earth Tones: Brown
    We Recommend

    Decorating with Earth Tones: Brown

    When it comes to interior design it seems like some colors get all the glory. Here, we turn the spotlight on one of the underdogs—Brown, and prove how the earth tone can be rich, warm, and act as a...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.07.13

  21. 6 Modern Homes in Connecticut
    Houses We Love

    6 Modern Homes in Connecticut

    Although New Canaan gets the award for modernism in Connecticut (Breuer, Johnson...), the Constitution State has been known to welcome other forms of modern architectural experimentation. Here are...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.28.13

  22. Dwell Los Angeles Home Tours Day #1 Preview: West Side
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell Los Angeles Home Tours Day #1 Preview: West Side

    Representing the architectural eclecticism of L.A.’s west side, the five homes selected for day one of the Dwell Los Angeles Home Tours, to be held on Saturday, June 15, include both midcentury and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.22.13

  23. Design Classic: Bertoia Seating Collection
    Rewind

    Design Classic: Bertoia Seating Collection

    A look at the history of Harry Bertoia's iconic steel wire seating collection from 1951, and a few Dwell homes that showcase the chairs to their best advantage.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    03.19.14

  24. Marrakech Biennale: Higher Atlas
    Travel Reports

    Marrakech Biennale: Higher Atlas

    The Marrakech Biennale is in its fourth go here in Morocco's cultural capitol, and though much of the citywide exhibition deals with photography, sculpture and the like, the main show Higher Atlas...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aaron Britt
    03.06.12

  25. Architecture Tour: Brandeis Modern
    Travel Reports

    Architecture Tour: Brandeis Modern

    Architecture critic Alexandra Lange invites Dwell along as she observes a little-known trove of midcentury architecture at Brandeis University near Boston.

    written by: Alexandra Lange
    02.10.14

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