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  1. Smart Solutions for Small Vacation Homes
    A Great Idea

    Smart Solutions for Small Vacation Homes

    It can be a challenge to achieve a feeling of coziness without making a space seem cluttered. But spatial restrictions sometimes produce the most creative solutions.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.23.14

  2. Picture This: Warm Weather, Modern House, Big Glass Window
    Houses We Love

    Picture This: Warm Weather, Modern House, Big Glass Window

    A modern window is not just an aesthetic statement, it's a feat of engineering (there's a reason why historically, homes sport small apertures with multiple panes). Here's a look at some of the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.03.15

  3. Shut the Front Door! 7 Entrances We Love
    Post

    Shut the Front Door! 7 Entrances We Love

    The front door sets the tone for every house. In honor of this important design element, we revisit some of our favorites.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.04.15

  4. You Won't Believe the Cozy Home Inside This Converted Grain Silo
    Houses We Love

    You Won't Believe the Cozy Home Inside This Converted Grain Silo

    Architect Christoph Kaiser turned a dismantled grain silo, purchased online from a Kansas farmer, into a cozy studio in Phoenix, Arizona. The 190-square-foot space is outfitted with a highly...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    02.12.15

  5. 5 Modern Takes on the Bay Window
    How To

    5 Modern Takes on the Bay Window

    The bay window can be the stuffiest of portals to the outside world, but not when the roomy floor space it creates inside is used to great effect, or when its exterior shape takes a decidedly...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.12.15

  6. 6 Green Desert Prefabs
    Houses We Love

    6 Green Desert Prefabs

    We've got desert modernism on our minds this week, so we're taking a closer look at our favorite energy-efficient prefabs that fend off solar gain in high style.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.16.15

  7. 8 Gabled Houses We Love
    Houses We Love

    8 Gabled Houses We Love

    Here at Dwell, we're big fans of the gabled roof. From a 19th century farmhouse to a polycarbonate shed in Belgium, these examples are our homage to the beloved silhouette.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.24.14

  8. Dusty Garages Transformed Into Studios, Party Rooms, and More
    Renovation

    Dusty Garages Transformed Into Studios, Party Rooms, and More

    Garages are loaded with untapped potential, but many homeowners take their outbuildings for granted. Here are five garages that were transformed from dusty storage units into functional spaces.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.05.14

  9. Commute in Style with a Modern Bicycle
    Product

    Commute in Style with a Modern Bicycle

    Never mind that it's close to freezing outside, you still need to get where you’re going with speed and style. Take one of these dashing bikes out for a spin.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.24.14

  10. 5 Designers’ Own Homes
    Rooms We Love

    5 Designers’ Own Homes

    These sublime projects prove that industry professionals can do very well by their toughest clients: themselves.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.18.15

  11. 8 Dazzling Double-Height Spaces
    A Great Idea

    8 Dazzling Double-Height Spaces

    A double-height space can really open a house up, as seen in these examples from Dwell's archives.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.03.15

  12. Solar Decathlon Highlights
    Travel Reports

    Solar Decathlon Highlights

    From September 23rd to October 2nd, Washington D.C.'s monuments to presidential greats and civic leaders, museums of art and history, and houses of government were juxtaposed with houses of another...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.03.11

  13. Restoring Breuer's House in Garden
    House Tours

    Restoring Breuer's House in Garden

    Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate in Pocantico Hills, New York, hearkens from the days of robber barons and captains of industry. Acres of manicured lawns, a six-story stone-clad mansion, carriage...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.20.11

  14. 15 Super Unique Libraries Around the World
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    15 Super Unique Libraries Around the World

    From Stuttgart, Germany to Iwaki City, Japan, we take a look at 15 of the most extraordinarily-designed libraries.

    written by: Sarah Park
    03.30.13

  15. Sixteen Ways of Looking at a Bedouin Tent
    Interviews

    Sixteen Ways of Looking at a Bedouin Tent

    Architect, systems designer, Cradle to Cradle founder, and sustainability guru William McDonough talks entropy, Walker Evans, paper houses, and “buildings like trees” with science...

    written by: Alexis Madrigal
    03.22.12

  16. In and Around Reykjavik, Iceland
    Travel Reports

    In and Around Reykjavik, Iceland

    Iceland seems more remote than the four-and-a-half-hour flight from Boston feels. But Reykjavik, a city closer to Boston than San Francisco, is a world apart. The prime minister is in the phonebook...

    11.30.10

  17. 15 Modern Summer Rentals
    Houses We Love

    15 Modern Summer Rentals

    Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design. Warning: You may want to stay indoors during your vacation.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.26.14

  18. Plow Restaurant: Local Dishes, Design
    Food

    Plow Restaurant: Local Dishes, Design

    In San Francisco, local food rules. Before seasoned chefs Joel Bleskacek and Maxine Siu opened the doors of their new Potrero Hill restaurant Plow last month, they did more than just source...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    10.07.10

  19. Milan 2011: Day One
    Travel Reports

    Milan 2011: Day One

    Dwell has traveled to Milan, Italy, for the 2011 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the largest furniture fair in the world, to see firsthand the latest novelties from renowned designers and to...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    04.11.11

  20. Scotland: Day 1
    Travel Reports

    Scotland: Day 1

    Hello from Scotland! I've had the rather good fortune to be invited for a bit of a design tour in Scotland, and I am reporting back on my first day and a half in Edinburgh. I got in midday...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.10.10

  21. Designing the Ruche Sofa
    Renovation

    Designing the Ruche Sofa

    When I was in France earlier this year to report our latest Process story, which appears in our February 2011 issue and online here, I had the opportunity to not only tour Ligne Roset's...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.03.12

  22. Marrakech Expressed
    Shops

    Marrakech Expressed

    33 Rue Majorelle, a new concept store specializing in housewares and clothes in Marrakech, Morocco, is pushing the nation’s centuries-old design traditions firmly into the 21st century.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.08.12

  23. An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home
    My House

    An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home

    An airy addition on the back of a historic house in Boise is a model of sensitive renovation, seamlessly melding new and old.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Lincoln Barbour
    10.01.12

  24. An 'Epic' Container Co-op
    Interviews

    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
    02.24.11

  25. ICFF 2012: Nani Marquina on Design
    Interviews

    ICFF 2012: Nani Marquina on Design

    Spanish rug design maven Nani Marquina is known for her emphasis on handcrafted wares, commitment to fair trade practices and sustainable development, and for bringing a distinctive and imaginative...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.25.12

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