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  1. A Garage Converted Modern Playroom
    Outdoor

    A Garage Converted Modern Playroom

    It could have been a Sheetrock box, but as the house’s most frequently used point of entry, it deserved the same architectural respect.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.04.09

  2. Dwell's 8 Favorite Playrooms
    Rooms We Love

    Dwell's 8 Favorite Playrooms

    In these kid-friendly rooms, design is more than mere child's play.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.28.14

  3. Friday Finds 9.02.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 9.02.11

    To usher in the long weekend ahead, click through our weekly round up of finds from the web. On deck: the world's shortest train, photorealist paintings, and a music video flashback to the 1980s.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.02.11

  4. Putting the Motel in Hotels
    Design 101

    Putting the Motel in Hotels

    When design hotels first appeared in the ’80s, with their stylish bars, big-name designers, and excessive tariffs, many of us could have been forgiven for thinking that they were merely...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    05.26.09

  5. The First Apartment Book: Cool Designs for Small Spaces
    Books

    The First Apartment Book: Cool Designs for Small Spaces

    After reading Aaron Britt’s interview with Kyle Schuneman on masculine design for our June Interior Design issue (on newsstands now), we were excited to see what the rest of his book, ...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.14.12

  6. Where Pigs Fly
    Outdoor

    Where Pigs Fly

    Those looking for a more down-to-earth option might consider wallowing in a pigsty, which is essentially what designer Amir Sanei constructed for his two sons.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  7. Pod Living
    Green

    Pod Living

    A pair of Arizona–based architects prove that sleeping in a pod is hardly an extraterrestrial experience.

    written by: David Proffitt
    photos by: Bill Timmerman
    04.21.09

  8. Boston Translation
    Green

    Boston Translation

    Boston's rich history is potently infused into its dense, bustling neighborhoods, where the same brick walls that once contained cobbler shops now house Internet startups. The adaptive reuse of...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Jason Lee
    03.16.09

  9. International Style
    Post

    International Style

    Our intrepid writers and editors have crossed oceans, traversed rugged terrain, and trekked around the globe in search of design-forward homes. The May 2013 Global Style issue hits newsstands April...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.03.13

  10. Design for Humankind
    Interviews

    Design for Humankind

    Architect and healthcare design visionary Michael Graves shares his thoughts on how paralysis has affected his approach and practice.

    04.13.12

  11. Photographer Iwan Baan Honored
    Profiles

    Photographer Iwan Baan Honored

    On October 10--the 100th anniversary of legendary photographer Julius Shulman--artist Iwan Baan was honored with the inaugural Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award. Just as Shulman was the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Iwan Baan
    10.17.10

  12. Plain and Sempé
    Profiles

    Plain and Sempé

    A maker of unfussy, elegant design objects, Inga Sempé delights in things both great and small—even if she doesn’t own any.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.26.09

  13. Not So Simple Green
    Outdoor

    Not So Simple Green

    Suzanne Shelton’s life work is making sustainable lifestyles attractive and accessible. She’s the CEO of the Shelton Group, a marketing company she founded in 1991 that works...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.03.10

  14. Homes of the Future
    Post

    Homes of the Future

    Homes of the Future exist today! Blu Homes invites you to explore this handy infographic to learn what you should consider for your future home.

    03.13.13

  15. Children's Bedrooms
    Post

    Children's Bedrooms

    Though often pushed to the wayside, the rooms belonging to the littlest members of the family need not be ignored. Our editors have combed through the archives to find some favorites from years past.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.01.13

  16. Sunday Styles
    Essay

    Sunday Styles

    The cathedrals, mosques, and synagogues of the Old World still occupy the most hallowed ground of ecclesiastical architecture, but a rather unorthodox American sect can lay claim to the best in...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein
    11.04.09

  17. Bright Hotel with Spacious Communal Lobby in Times Square
    Hotels

    Bright Hotel with Spacious Communal Lobby in Times Square

    When creating a hotel in the madhouse that is New York's Times Square, designers can go one of two ways—create a protected sanctuary that provides some quiet from the nonstop bustle on the streets,...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    06.05.14

  18. Wild for Tiled
    Post

    Wild for Tiled

    A foundation for our beloved possessions and very own two feet—the floor. From the clean beauty of Carrara marble to intricately patterned slabs, we take a look at seven tile-clad floors we love.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    01.30.13

  19. Branching Out
    Outdoor

    Branching Out

    Arborsculpturist Richard Reames has spent the past 16 years making more than 100 sculptures, chairs, pieces of furniture, tool handles, mailboxes, and fences out of living trees.

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: John Clark
    02.26.09

  20. Renovating Old and New in Barcelona
    My House

    Renovating Old and New in Barcelona

    When Cecilia Tham and Yoel Karaso of Habitan Architects bought their first-floor apartment in an 1894 block of the Fort Pienc neighborhood of Barcelona in 2005, they knew they were taking a risk....

    written by: Max Andrews
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    08.13.09

  21. Keep Calma
    Post

    Keep Calma

    At their Buenos Aires shop, a couple reissues classic Argentine designs—and moves the regional furniture design field forward, one “simple object” at a time.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    photos by: Ali Kate Cherkis
    12.22.12

  22. Wonders of the World
    Books

    Wonders of the World

    Though not strictly modern—well, not modern at all, really—the Wonders of the World series of books from Harvard Universtiy Press remains my favorite ongoing run of architectural tomes....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.15.09

  23. Bach to Basics
    Green

    Bach to Basics

    On New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island, two architects designed a petite holiday home that takes care of its own water, electricity, and sewage needs.

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Patrick Reynolds
    02.28.09

  24. Kathleen Walsh Reviews 4 Chaise Longue
    Product Reviews

    Kathleen Walsh Reviews 4 Chaise Longue

    If you chase long afternoons lolling by the pool, with longer evenings of the same, there is only one piece of furniture on your mind. Ours too.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    03.05.09

  25. Modern Wooden A-Frame Retreat in France
    House Tours

    Modern Wooden A-Frame Retreat in France

    Like a little chapel on the prairie, architect Jean-Baptiste Barache’s simply elegant retreat in the tiny Normandy town of Auvillier is a modern play on centuries-old forms and technology.

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    11.10.09

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