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  1. Home and Studio Maximizes Very Narrow Site in Echo Park
    Houses We Love

    Home and Studio Maximizes Very Narrow Site in Echo Park

    A house in Echo Park makes the most of its narrow lot with open-plan spaces spread out over four levels.

    written by: Sam Eichblatt
    10.22.14

  2. The Pursuit of Authenticity in Scandinavian Design
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    The Pursuit of Authenticity in Scandinavian Design

    At Dwell on Design NY, Dwell and Volvo explored the pursuit of design authenticity in a booth dedicated to Scandinavian design. According to Robin Page, the design director for interiors at...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.22.14

  3. Design Proposals for a Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki
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    Design Proposals for a Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki

    An anonymous, open design competition organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is envisioning a new branch of the museum on in the South Harbor area of Helsinki. The museum would cover...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.22.14

  4. Modern Designs from the Philippines
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    Modern Designs from the Philippines

    Twice a year, the Manila FAME design show highlights locally produced furniture, lighting, and products. In the Philippines, wood and rattan or textile weaving are prevalent, and many local...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.22.14

  5. Tour Impressive Buildings with Cool Spaces!
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    Tour Impressive Buildings with Cool Spaces!

    Great buildings are fodder for Instagrams and sometimes even architectural pilgrimages. But many admirers know little beyond the architect's name—if that. "Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture"...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.23.14

  6. Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight
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    Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight

    The striking midcentury homes of Palm Springs are well-documented in photographs, books, and films. But simply by capturing the houses at night, Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford casts...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.24.14

  7. Marimekko Unveils Sea-Inspired Collection
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    Marimekko Unveils Sea-Inspired Collection

    Marimekko's spring/summer 2015 collection is the first line by Finnish artist and designer Kustaa Saksi. The characteristically bright array takes on an under-the-sea theme, and features variations...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.24.14

  8. Sneak Peek of Neri & Hu's Home Concept for IMM Cologne 2015
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    Sneak Peek of Neri & Hu's Home Concept for IMM Cologne 2015

    Every year at IMM Cologne, the Das Haus installation gives a designer free reign to re-conceptualize the home in a large-scale installation. This year, Shanghai-based architecture firm Neri & Hu,...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.24.14

  9. Concrete Hotel in Puerto Rico Plays with Light and Shadow
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    Concrete Hotel in Puerto Rico Plays with Light and Shadow

    El Blok, a 22-room hotel in Vieques, Puerto Rico, strikes a unique profile—its meandering shape features numerous cut-outs that let light in, casting playful shadows. The LEED Gold-certified...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.27.14

  10. 8 Living Rooms We Love
    Rooms We Love

    8 Living Rooms We Love

    From pretty sitting rooms to luxurious lounge areas, these supreme living spaces show how to make the much-used room stand out.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.27.14

  11. Tiny Prefabricated House Can Be Built in Two Days
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    Tiny Prefabricated House Can Be Built in Two Days

    Swedish architect Jonas Wagell has developed a prefabricated cabin concept that takes up a mere 160 square feet.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.28.14

  12. Budget-Friendly Renovation of a Neoclassical Home in Oslo
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    Budget-Friendly Renovation of a Neoclassical Home in Oslo

    A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century apartment.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    10.28.14

  13. 6 Cool Coffee Tables
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    6 Cool Coffee Tables

    From a digitally fabricated metal table to a repurposed slab of hardwood, these coffee tables give living spaces a leg up.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.29.14

  14. Tiny Dwelling Designed for Solitary Reflection
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    Tiny Dwelling Designed for Solitary Reflection

    Czech designer Jiří Příhoda presented this single-occupancy residence, envisioned as a coastal hideaway, in the courtyard of Prague's Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace during the city's Designblok fair.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.30.14

  15. Modern Lakeside Retreat Stripped Down to the Basics
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    Modern Lakeside Retreat Stripped Down to the Basics

    Two Washington, D.C.–based writers balance life in the city with a low-key vacation spot.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Christopher Wahl
    10.30.14

  16. Designer Celebrates Los Angeles with Local Design Approach
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    Designer Celebrates Los Angeles with Local Design Approach

    Armen Sevada Gharabegian, head of Los Angeles–based Lounge22 and Ethos Design, shares his philosophies on the importance of working locally.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.31.14

  17. Modern Ways to Use Brick
    Houses We Love

    Modern Ways to Use Brick

    Typically considered a traditional building material, brick can be used in modern settings as a way to bridge the gap between old and new.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.31.14

  18. Homes with Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
    Houses We Love

    Homes with Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

    Giant windows are the best way to take in a landscape. These homes soak up their surroundings with floor-to-ceiling glass.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.31.14

  19. 8 Ways to Use Steel
    Houses We Love

    8 Ways to Use Steel

    Homeowners may shy away from steel, often found in skyscrapers, for its cold, minimal reputation. From facades to garden walls, these projects show that the material can be just as inviting as its...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.03.14

  20. 6 Kitchen Countertop Ideas
    Houses We Love

    6 Kitchen Countertop Ideas

    We chop, we stir, we eat on it—the countertop is one of the most utilized elements of a kitchen. These homes respect the highly trafficked surface by creating it out of brilliant materials, from...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.03.14

  21. These Tiny Hubs Will Make Your Home Smart and Safe
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    These Tiny Hubs Will Make Your Home Smart and Safe

    The Notion is among the recent home security systems that uses multiple types of sensors to monitor threats like water damage or burglary. The central hub connects to Wi-Fi and draws information...

    written by: Alexander George
    11.03.14

  22. Cozy Getaways to Stave Off The Winter Blues
    Houses We Love

    Cozy Getaways to Stave Off The Winter Blues

    When the weather gets grim, the appeal of curling up by the fire in a cozy winter cabin is undeniable. These projects show how warm woods, open fireplaces, and easy slope access are the keys to...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.04.14

  23. The Best Modern Speakers
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    The Best Modern Speakers

    Speakers run the gamut from sculptural to stealthy, stationary to portable. These designs look as good as they sound.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.11.14

  24. French Archives Building Wrapped in a Dazzling Gold Shell
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    French Archives Building Wrapped in a Dazzling Gold Shell

    A renovation of the Marne departmental archives in Reims, France by Hamonic + Masson & Associés resulted in a golden annex that drastically expands archival storage space, while adding a modern...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.04.14

  25. Bathroom Design Idea: Copper Color Scheme
    Rooms We Love

    Bathroom Design Idea: Copper Color Scheme

    Penny tile imbues a San Francisco bathroom with a sophisticated, spa-like feel.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    11.04.14

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