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  1. Oakland Aesthetics
    My House

    Oakland Aesthetics

    Perfectly content in San Francisco, the Pfeiffers couldn't help falling in love with a charming mid-century house, across the Bay in Oakland, with stunning views, plenty of trees, and a murky past.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    03.16.09

  2. An Introduction to Universal Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Universal Design

    Mention universal design and see your companions’ eyes start glazing over. Though formally flashy chairs and posh penthouses may reside at the sexier end of the design world, universal design...

    written by: Graham Pullin
    02.09.10

  3. Modern Design Across Hawaii
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    Modern Design Across Hawaii

    Hop from island to island as we suss out spectacular modern design sited in Hawaii's idyllic tropical landscape.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.08.13

  4. 8 Modern Guest Rooms
    House Tours

    8 Modern Guest Rooms

    The guests are coming! The guests are coming! We love our family and friends and look forward to the time of year when everyone gets together. Here, we take a look at eight great examples of guest...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.06.13

  5. Dwell on Design Announces 'Pin to Win' Pinterest Design Competition
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    Dwell on Design Announces 'Pin to Win' Pinterest Design Competition

    Dwell on Design is pleased to announce the first annual Pin to Win Designer Pin-spiration Competition!

    written by: Sara Ost
    03.14.13

  6. The Bushes' "Modest" Dallas Manse
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    The Bushes' "Modest" Dallas Manse

    A story I heard this morning on Morning Edition on NPR reminded me yet again of Americans' outlandish sense of what makes for a reasonable house, even in Texas, where everything truly is bigger.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.14.09

  7. Dwell on Design: Outdoor Focus
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design: Outdoor Focus

    Dwell on Design is bigger and better than ever, and that goes for our perennially popular Outdoor section, too. Located at the back of the 220,000-square-foot show floor, the area—peppered...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.24.12

  8. 6 White Hot Homes in Tropical Paradise
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    6 White Hot Homes in Tropical Paradise

    Nothing keeps out the tropical sun like a cool white exterior. Six homes in vacation destinations around the world incorporate white walls into fresh contemporary design.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    06.26.13

  9. Creativity and Constraint: A City Modern Preview
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    Creativity and Constraint: A City Modern Preview

    Who better to speak to the topic of authentic design than a man with numerous creative collaborations under his belt in addition to his own (vast!) undertakings? Author, designer and ceramicist...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    09.25.13

  10. Rediscovering Icons of Norwegian Design
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    Rediscovering Icons of Norwegian Design

    This blockbuster exhibit makes it clear that Norway shouldn’t be the lesser-known country in the world of Scandinavian design.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.07.14

  11. Small in Seattle
    House Tours

    Small in Seattle

    For architect Michelle Linden, living and working in 600 square feet poses its challenges, but one of the biggest was completing a gut-renovation on the tightest of budgets—just $25,000....

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.21.11

  12. Join the Inside Dwell Community
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    Join the Inside Dwell Community

    At Dwell we rely on our readers (that's you!) to tell us when we are doing something right, as well as when we are falling short of the mark. 


    written by: Amanda Dameron
    10.13.09

  13. Kickstarter of the Week: Time Fold
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    Kickstarter of the Week: Time Fold

    Our favorite Kickstarter campaign of the week comes all the way from sunny Tel Aviv, Israel, where Studio Armadillo is looking to drum up a few shekels for its ceramic suite of ritual Jewish...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.14.13

  14. Standolyn Robertson Reviews 5 Closet Systems
    Product Reviews

    Standolyn Robertson Reviews 5 Closet Systems

    Our homes generally celebrate design you can see, but throw open the closet doors and behold a new frontier. These five closet systems not only make getting dressed easier and folding laundry more...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.13.09

  15. Screech Owl Design
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    Screech Owl Design

    Anyone who names his or her company after backyard wildlife has got to be a good egg. Exhibit A: the folks at Screech Owl Design, the Brooklyn-based print- and product-makers, named their outfit...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.15.08

  16. Living on Water: Stilted Villages
    Travel Reports

    Living on Water: Stilted Villages

    After visiting the legendary floating villages on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, I took a detour to Kompong Phluk, a permanent settlement built upon stilts at the edge of the lake. As I paddled...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    04.07.10

  17. Live/Work It Up!
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    Live/Work It Up!

    Hour-long commutes. Flaky public transportation. The congestion of crowds. It's no wonder many folk choose to work from home these days. These six creatures of comfort prove that their respective...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.22.13

  18. 5 Prefab Desert Homes
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    5 Prefab Desert Homes

    As previously seen in Best Modern Desert Houses, Dwell invites you to take a peak at these scorching additions.

    written by: Jami Smith
    06.03.13

  19. Modernist Angular Residence with Vertical Cedar Siding
    Houses We Love

    Modernist Angular Residence with Vertical Cedar Siding

    Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as it did in 1965.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Norman McGrath
    09.18.12

  20. Pinterest Board of the Day: Bedrooms
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    Pinterest Board of the Day: Bedrooms

    If you enjoyed our popular post, 12 Beautiful Bedrooms, don't miss this collection of some of the prettiest places to rest your head, as discovered by the Dwell team on our Pinterest board:...

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.11.13

  21. Exploring Melbourne, Australia
    City Guide

    Exploring Melbourne, Australia

    No opera house. No Bondi Beach. No sunning celebs. This is Melbourne, home of Australia’s most thriving design scene.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: João Canziani
    05.19.11

  22. Gio Ponti's Parco dei Principi Hotel
    Hotels

    Gio Ponti's Parco dei Principi Hotel

    With the opening of the Royalton Hotel in 1988, Phillippe Starck ushered in the new age of boutique design hotels. But long before a front-desk-to-fourteenth-floor-faucets commission was de rigueur...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Sam Grawe
    06.06.11

  23. A Look Back at Lina Bo Bardi
    Rewind

    A Look Back at Lina Bo Bardi

    Happy birthday, Lina Bo Bardi! The influential modernist architect would have turned 99 this week, so we celebrate her anniversary with a look at Yale University Press's new monograph of her work.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.06.13

  24. Enter to Win in Dwell's Exclusive Holiday Giveaway
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    Enter to Win in Dwell's Exclusive Holiday Giveaway

    Throughout the month of December, we’re offering 31 fabulous giveaways, and you could take one home! Simply enter every day until each item’s drawing date—there’s no limit...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.04.12

  25. Just My Type
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    Just My Type

    From simple signage to repurposed letterforms, take a look at how typography turns up beautifully in these homes.

    written by: Jami Smith
    02.08.13

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