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  1. London Design Festival: Day 1
    Travel Reports

    London Design Festival: Day 1

    Fighting a bit of jetlag and a few high-design, low-usefulness maps, I headed to the Brompton Design District for my first day of the London Design Festival. I started at festival headquarters,...

    written by: Aaron Britt

  2. Kids' Rooms We Love
    House Tours

    Kids' Rooms We Love

    Kids' rooms often tread transitionary territory when it comes to modern design. What might be good for a five-month-old may not work well to when he or she is five years old. The residents of these...

    written by: Diana Budds

  3. 10 Minimalist Dream Kitchens
    Houses We Love

    10 Minimalist Dream Kitchens

    "A kitchen provides physical and spiritual nourishment, and for many homes it is the heart and soul of family life," writes celebrated tastemaker Sir Terence Conran in Kitchen Book. Here, we...

    written by: Diana Budds

  4. Curtain Call: 8 Unique and Beautiful Uses for Curtains in the Home

    Curtain Call: 8 Unique and Beautiful Uses for Curtains in the Home

    Everyone knows that window treatments can make or break a room but the windows are not the only place to use curtains in a home. Here, we take a look at some great examples of unique uses for...

    written by: Megan Hamaker

  5. 9 Modern Family Spaces
    Rooms We Love

    9 Modern Family Spaces

    Dens and family rooms don’t need to mean the Bradys and shag carpeting. As the following clever family spaces prove, there are many ways to accommodate everyone in high style.

    written by: Erika Heet

  6. Ray Eames 101

    Ray Eames 101

    In honor of the 101st birthday of Ray Eames last weekend (Happy birthday, Ray!), we present a look back at our past coverage of the design legend.

    written by: Erika Heet

  7. 7 Lounge-Friendly Furniture Pieces
    Rooms We Love

    7 Lounge-Friendly Furniture Pieces

    The phrase on everyone's lips is "polar vortex." And it's so brutally cold outside this winter that all we can dream about is kicking back on a sofa, preferably in well-heated or downright balmy...

    written by: Kelsey Keith

  8. 10 Tiny Windows
    A Great Idea

    10 Tiny Windows

    Sometimes you want to let the whole world in and other times…not so much. Here, we celebrate the architectural antidote to floor-to-ceiling glass: the tiny accent window.

    written by: Erika Heet

  9. The Dwell Guide to Smart Design in Tiny Spaces
    Design 101

    The Dwell Guide to Smart Design in Tiny Spaces

    Tight quarters prove especially challenging. If you're at a loss on how to squeeze the most out of your small space, consider the expert advice and furniture picks that will help your bantam-sized...

    written by: Diana Budds

  10. Design 101

    10 Modern Entrance Halls

    From tiny apartments to grand houses, there are a myriad ways to make a first impression. Peruse our favorites, with space-saving solutions, innovative finishes, and ways to have absolutely,...

    written by: Erika Heet

  11. Welcome Hut
    House Tours

    Welcome Hut

    Toronto-based firm Levitt Goodman Architects is known for its green designs. "We've done lots of LEED-certified buildings, but we're looking toward the bigger picture of sustainability,"...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  12. A Great Idea

    10 Shipping Container Structures Around the World

    Once used to haul freight and cargo—and located the world over, from Costa Rica to South Africa and Japan—these hardy steel boxes find a second life in creative spaces.

    written by: Aileen Kwun

  13. Outdoor

    8 Outdoor Showers We Love

    Not for the faint of heart, these stunning outdoor showers embrace communing with nature—au naturel, and with a view.

    written by: Aileen Kwun

  14. Houses We Love

    10 Modern Homes Across Eastern Europe

    Venture across the vanquished Iron Curtain to see strikingly modern homes in Poland, Russia, and beyond.

    written by: Luke Hopping

  15. Houses We Love

    A Bold Home Creatively Combines Curves and Modern Lines

    This curvaceous Missouri home, which we first spotlighted in 2012 for its

    written by: Emma Janzen
    photos by: Mike Sinclair

  16. A Look at Bathrooms

    A Look at Bathrooms

    We combed through our archives to present this pictorial ode to one of the most high-traffic spaces in the house—the bathroom.

    written by: Dwell Staff

  17. 15 Super Unique Libraries Around the World

    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

  18. We're Not in Kansas Anymore
    City Guide

    We're Not in Kansas Anymore

    On May 4, 2007, Greensburg, Kansas, was wiped off the map. An EF5 tornado ravaged the small town of 1,400 residents, destroying or severely damaging 95 percent of the city. Less than a week later,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Alec Soth

  19. The 20 Most Popular Homes in Dwell
    House Tours

    The 20 Most Popular Homes in Dwell

    When compiling the list of the 20 most popular modern homes featured throughout Dwell's 12-year history, certain themes began to surface: small space projects, renovations, unconventional living...

    written by: Diana Budds

  20. Sydney's Surprising Opera House
    Travel Reports

    Sydney's Surprising Opera House

    The Sydney Opera House is more amazing—and surprising—in person than any photo could convey. Earlier this month, I headed to the Southern Hemisphere for a vacation in Sydney and Cairns,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake

  21. City Modern Home Tours: Brooklyn
    House Tours

    City Modern Home Tours: Brooklyn

    A rainy start to the Brooklyn Home Tour—the closing event of City Modern—didn't deter those who turned out for a peek into five unique homes in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Boerum...

    written by: Sara Dierck
    photos by: Sara Dierck

  22. 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Frank Lloyd Wright

    9 Things You Didn’t Know About Frank Lloyd Wright

    Unrealized projects and incredible sketches from the master architect.

    written by: Patrick Sisson

  23. Überblick by Thomas Heinser
    Event Spotlight

    Überblick by Thomas Heinser

    Though the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridge are certainly the most famous, there are in fact seven bridges that span the wide waters of the San Francisco Bay. German photographer Thomas Heinser has...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Thomas Heinser

  24. 5 Modern Apartments in Paris
    Houses We Love

    5 Modern Apartments in Paris

    It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.

    written by: Erika Heet

  25. Frieze Art Fair: 7 Things Not to Be Missed

    Frieze Art Fair: 7 Things Not to Be Missed

    The Frieze Art Fair made quite the first impression last spring when it hopped the pond for its inaugural New York exhibition. Ever since, we’ve been jonesin’ to get back in the massive snaking...

    written by: Sara Carpenter