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  1. Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands
    House Tours

    Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands

    When two retired teachers decided to build a new home, they knew they wanted an energy-efficient, no-stress Passive House design that would support aging in place. The resulting 1,800-square-foot...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    08.14.14

  2. Smart Toothbrush Tracks Your Brushing Habits
    Product Reviews

    Smart Toothbrush Tracks Your Brushing Habits

    For the people who use them regularly, fitness trackers give feedback that can be the difference between staying on the couch and getting up and going for a walk. It seems logical that the same...

    written by: Alexander George
    08.14.14

  3. Imaginative Round Homes
    Houses We Love

    Imaginative Round Homes

    Who says a home has to consist of straight lines? These dwellings forsake the strict geometry of conventional residential architecture, relying instead on curves for a more free-spirited living...

    08.14.14

  4. Tech-Savvy Homes
    Houses We Love

    Tech-Savvy Homes

    We are still years away from Jetson-esque digs, but the residents of these seven homes rely on cutting-edge technology for greener, cohesive, and more comfortable homes.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.13.14

  5. Reimagined Mobile Dwellings
    A Great Idea

    Reimagined Mobile Dwellings

    Ever thought about packing your home on truck trailer? Four architects reimagined the mobile dwelling for an exhibition at Omaha's Kaneko museum. The results, all prefab and all totally...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.13.14

  6. Bright Renovation of a 1970s Home
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    Bright Renovation of a 1970s Home

    Finding undeveloped land in the idyllic Californian city of Carmel-by-the-Sea is next to impossible. So when Austrian architect Mary Ann Schicketanz decided to leave rural Big Sur, where she had...

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    08.13.14

  7. 8 Decks with Spectacular Views
    Rooms We Love

    8 Decks with Spectacular Views

    Don’t let your home’s surrounding scenery go to waste. A well-placed deck can offer breathtaking views of everything from lakes and oceans to canyons and cityscapes.

    08.13.14

  8. 9 Unusual Modern Bathrooms
    Rooms We Love

    9 Unusual Modern Bathrooms

    Don't just tile the bathroom floor: tile the walls and ceiling, too. No windows? No problem! Mirrored walls? Why not! Here we take a look at ten bold design moves for a modern bathroom that stands...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.12.14

  9. City Guide: West Queen West, Toronto
    City Guide

    City Guide: West Queen West, Toronto

    Must-visit places in Toronto's West Queen West, a neighborhood that's home to burgeoning design, culinary, and retail scenes.

    written by: Karen MacKenna
    08.12.14

  10. 10 Stunning Skylights
    Rooms We Love

    10 Stunning Skylights

    Skylights come in all shapes and sizes, but their practicality is universal. These rooms feature a variety of overhead cut-outs that admit an abundance of natural light.

    08.12.14

  11. Small Kitchen Extension in Australia
    Rooms We Love

    Small Kitchen Extension in Australia

    A modest kitchen addition to a couple’s cottage outside of Brisbane proves that one 376-square-foot room can revive an entire home.

    written by: Kirril Shields
    08.11.14

  12. Easy Urban Gardening with Bosske Planters
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    Easy Urban Gardening with Bosske Planters

    New Zealand–based Bosske derives its name from “bosky,” an old English word meaning “small forest.” Expanding on this concept, Bosske creates gardening products for...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.08.14

  13. Call for Dwell New York Home Tour Submissions
    Dwell on Design

    Call for Dwell New York Home Tour Submissions

    Calling all architects: Dwell editors are on the hunt for an incredible apartment to include on the Dwell Home Tours in Manhattan on October 11, 2014. Join Dwell for the dynamic celebration that is...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.08.14

  14. Shops We Love: Boerum House and Home, Brooklyn
    Shops

    Shops We Love: Boerum House and Home, Brooklyn

    Head to Boerum House and Home, a new Brooklyn outpost that features a roster of emerging and established designers. Inside its loftlike retail space, discover new and vintage furniture, accessories...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Brian W. Ferry
    08.08.14

  15. Spotlight on Peg and Awl: Home Products with History
    Product

    Spotlight on Peg and Awl: Home Products with History

    Philadelphia–based Peg and Awl was founded by husband and wife design team Margaux and Walter Kent. The company creates products made from old materials, including reclaiming wood from 19th-century...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.07.14

  16. 9 Energy-Efficient Prefab Homes
    Houses We Love

    9 Energy-Efficient Prefab Homes

    Prefabrication can be used to solve anything from budget concerns to building obstacles. Packed with a range of sustainable features, these prefab homes tackle environmental issues, too.

    08.07.14

  17. Tiny, Streamlined Home Fit for a Family
    House Tours

    Tiny, Streamlined Home Fit for a Family

    A growing family in Brooklyn downsizes their living space while expanding their collective quality of life.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    08.07.14

  18. Cool Public Benches in Vancouver
    A Great Idea

    Cool Public Benches in Vancouver

    The Urban Reef, a sculptural series of benches and pavilions, will be open to the public throughout the summer.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.06.14

  19. 8 Light-Filled Renovations
    Renovation

    8 Light-Filled Renovations

    A major renovation is the perfect opportunity to bring more light into a space. These remodeled homes incorporate vast swathes of windows to help bring the outside in.

    08.06.14

  20. Great Bars in Small Spaces
    Houses We Love

    Great Bars in Small Spaces

    Sips and square footage aren’t mutually exclusive, so why should small homes lack well-stocked bars? We share seven ways to upgrade your bar without sacrificing space.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.05.14

  21. 7 Small Spaces with Incredible Kitchens
    Rooms We Love

    7 Small Spaces with Incredible Kitchens

    Small-scale living is all about compromise, but for some homeowners, there will be no compromising when it comes to cooking. These compact homes feature outstanding kitchens.

    08.05.14

  22. Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse
    House Tours

    Modern Take on a Texas Farmhouse

    A modern, gabled home in Austin is designed to feel like a "leftover railroad house that had been repurposed."

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    08.05.14

  23. Structured Fun: Modern Playhouses We Love
    Houses We Love

    Structured Fun: Modern Playhouses We Love

    From a prefab tree house to a converted dairy, these six structures serve one purpose and one purpose only: as places to play.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.05.14

  24. How to Shop for Wallpaper
    How To

    How to Shop for Wallpaper

    We asked Jon Sherman, founder and creative director of Brooklyn-based wallpaper company Flavor Paper, to share his tips on finding the right wall covering.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.05.14

  25. Modern Open-Plan Retreat in Mexico City
    House Tours

    Modern Open-Plan Retreat in Mexico City

    A modern oasis for a family in Mexico City breaks from the local vernacular.

    written by: Monique Valeris
    08.05.14

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