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  1. SLO Architecture's Dwell Vision Award–Winning Design
    Outdoor

    SLO Architecture's Dwell Vision Award–Winning Design

    Our inaugural award for design innovation goes to a firm whose architectural orb is lean, green, and buoyant.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.04.14

  2. Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden
    Outdoor

    Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden

    Architect Burton Baldridge donated his services to Casis Elementary, his daughter’s large public school in Austin, Texas, to design and build an outdoor classroom that would augment an organic...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Casey Dunn
    02.27.14

  3. 7 Luminous Modern Interiors
    House Tours

    7 Luminous Modern Interiors

    Bright and light-filled, these seven homes ranging from a Los Angeles renovation to a spa-like bathroom in upstate New York are a breath of fresh air.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.05.14

  4. Dwell Media and Volvo Cars Bring The Future of Mobility to Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014
    Sponsored Post

    Dwell Media and Volvo Cars Bring The Future of Mobility to Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014

    On Sunday, February 16, Dwell Media and Swedish luxury automobile manufacturer Volvo activated a day of innovation to explore the Future of Mobility at Modernism Week in Palm Springs.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.24.14

  5. Coffee Break: San Francisco’s Saint Frank
    Post

    Coffee Break: San Francisco’s Saint Frank

    A recent addition to San Francisco's Russian Hill neighborhood, Saint Frank Coffee serves its brews in a geometrically inclined modern space by local firm Openscope Studio. Formerly a nail salon,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.06.14

  6. 7 Bestsellers from the Dwell Store
    Post

    7 Bestsellers from the Dwell Store

    Since the Dwell Store launched last fall, a handful of items from the selection of furniture, accessories, lighting, and outdoor pieces have become front runners. See the full array of bestselling...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.08.14

  7. A Family-Friendly Landscape Design in Virginia
    House Tours

    A Family-Friendly Landscape Design in Virginia

    Thanks to an earth-moving renovation, a hillside Virginia home located on a notch between two ridges becomes a place for play and repose.

    written by: Sarah F. Cox
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    02.27.14

  8. 7 Table Lamps We Love
    Product Reviews

    7 Table Lamps We Love

    If you're squinting as you read this post, it might be time for a new table lamp. Here are 7 options to light up your space.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.14.13

  9. Five Hexagonal Furniture and Accessory Pieces
    Product Reviews

    Five Hexagonal Furniture and Accessory Pieces

    In honor of the hexagon—the polygon du jour—we've collected five furniture pieces that will lend a geometric bent to your interiors.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.12.14

  10. A Modern House in Elizabeth Beach, Australia
    House Tours

    A Modern House in Elizabeth Beach, Australia

    Architect Shane Blue crafts a modern home on a remote plot of land in southeastern Australia.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.13.14

  11. An Angular Futuristic House in Georgia
    House Tours

    An Angular Futuristic House in Georgia

    The Decatur, Georgia, residence belonging to two book authors is an angular exercise in creating a dynamic structure. "It has energy and does not feel heavy or is static," says architect Staffan...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.09.13

  12. Price-Wise Design: 10 Affordable Houses From Around the Globe
    House Tours

    Price-Wise Design: 10 Affordable Houses From Around the Globe

    Proving that creative problem solving can add more gusto to a project than a large budget, these 10 houses show that cost-consciousness reaps big rewards.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.13.14

  13. Richard Meier on Designing With Marble
    Interviews

    Richard Meier on Designing With Marble

    Notable for his commanding buildings clad in bright white aluminum, architect Richard Meier, who recently celebrated 50 years in the industry has become increasingly comfortable working with stone....

    written by: Erika Heet
    03.28.14

  14. A Scandinavian-Inspired Modern Kitchen
    Rooms We Love

    A Scandinavian-Inspired Modern Kitchen

    To celebrate the launch of American Standard's DXV line, designer Susan Serra creates a modern kitchen inspired by Nordic crafts and contemporary furniture. “Scandinavian design is my personal...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.27.14

  15. 10 Ways to Use Benches
    A Great Idea

    10 Ways to Use Benches

    "Warming the bench" takes on new meaning when used as a feature in modern homes. From patio perches to living room seats, the versatile piece of furniture is a welcome addition in the 10 residences...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.10.13

  16. 'Grant Mudford: Building' at Woodbury University
    Event Spotlight

    'Grant Mudford: Building' at Woodbury University

    Grant Mudford is the 2014 winner of the Julius Shulman Award for Excellence in Photography. To celebrate the Australian photographer's prolific body of work—which ranges from architectural to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.01.14

  17. A Conversation with Designer Tom Dixon
    Interviews

    A Conversation with Designer Tom Dixon

    Last week I had a chance to sit down with Tom Dixon in San Francisco. He was talking at Arkitektura as part of a vision set out by Arkitektura Assembly to create a community around design in San...

    written by: Lara Deam
    03.03.14

  18. Gadget of the Week: Dyson's Digital Slim DC 59
    Product Reviews

    Gadget of the Week: Dyson's Digital Slim DC 59

    British manufacturer Dyson recently launched the DC 59, a cordless vacuum that's one-and-half times more powerful than its predecessor. We took it for a test run and found that its compact size,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.31.14

  19. Honeycombers' Design-Forward Solution to a Pesky Problem
    Post

    Honeycombers' Design-Forward Solution to a Pesky Problem

    With Honeycombers, a salon in Menlo Park, California, designer Nicole Hollis thoughtfully deploys modern touches to create a warm, welcoming environment for a somewhat troubling service: delousing.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ben Mayorga
    02.24.14

  20. Chicago's Iconic Skyscrapers, Animated
    Post

    Chicago's Iconic Skyscrapers, Animated

    The cradle of modern architecture, Chicago is known for its spectacular skyline. In the United States, it's second only to New York City in the number of buildings rising taller than 500 feet....

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.28.13

  21. Recent Additions to the Dwell Store
    Product of the Day

    Recent Additions to the Dwell Store

    If 2014 is the year you resolve to reinvent your home, consider these handsome design pieces, all recent additions to the Dwell store.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.03.14

  22. 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
    01.18.14

  23. Accessibility in the Modern Home
    House Tours

    Accessibility in the Modern Home

    A frequent query sent into Dwell Letters is about accessibility and universal design in modern houses. Here, we've gathered a few stories from past issues that show how architects and designers...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.08.13

  24. Catch A Wave
    Finishing Touch

    Catch A Wave

    An undulating wall made from over 40,000 dowels adds a dose of awe to a Massachusetts loft.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: John Horner
    01.24.13

  25. Webshop We Love: Rodale's
    Shops

    Webshop We Love: Rodale's

    Look no further than online shop Rodale's for a well-edited selection of eco-friendly items. Products span clothing to kitchenware to bedding, all selected because they're manufactured in a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.23.13

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