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  1. A Clearing in the Streets
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    A Clearing in the Streets

    Frederick Law Olmsted brought nature to New York in his carefully controlled design of Central Park.  In that green oasis amid the city’s dense buildings, nature comes to urbanites in...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein
    06.04.09

  2. Building the Maxon House: Week 13
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 13

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    photos by: Thor Radford
    05.25.11

  3. Friday Finds 07.12.13
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    Friday Finds 07.12.13

    After a two-week hiatus, we are happy to say that Friday Finds is back! We've got all sorts of eye candy for you: from charming construction barricades to a striking process-driven photography...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.12.13

  4. 7 (Nearly) Net-Zero Homes
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    7 (Nearly) Net-Zero Homes

    Hay insulation, passive solar, drought-tolerant gardens: Behold the following 7 houses from Dwell's pages that give back by striving for net-zero status.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.28.14

  5. 7 Solar Powered Homes
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    7 Solar Powered Homes

    These seven beautiful homes are harnessing the power of the sun and doing it with modern elegance. Click through for inspiration on how to incorporate solar panels into your own home design and...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.26.13

  6. Kickstarter of the Week: Lantern Pho Pot
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    Kickstarter of the Week: Lantern Pho Pot

    Sleep easy pho fans, the most ingenious modern soup dish has arrived. Designer Omid Sadri's fantastic tiered bowl is inspired by Vietnamese lanterns and is ideal for slurping a bit of tasty soup.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.10.13

  7. Enoc Perez: The Andy Warhol of Architecture
    Interviews

    Enoc Perez: The Andy Warhol of Architecture

    Painter Enoc Perez grew up in Puerto Rico, a place rich with modernist buildings in places like La Concha and the Hix Island House. His move to New York amplified an admiration for the style. There...

    written by: Mark Byrnes
    01.16.13

  8. A Closer Look: 4 Homes by Gray Organschi Architecture
    House Tours

    A Closer Look: 4 Homes by Gray Organschi Architecture

    Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi, founders of the New Haven, Connecticut, architecture firm Gray Organschi, specialize in thoughtful, site-specific homes. See our favorites from the Dwell archives.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.14.14

  9. How to Mix and Match Furniture For a Modern Home
    A Great Idea

    How to Mix and Match Furniture For a Modern Home

    Take a look into these 10 homes to see how they have effortlessly furnished their interiors with playful collections of mismatched items.

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.12.13

  10. Public Art at Johns Hopkins
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    Public Art at Johns Hopkins

    Yesterday the Johns Hopkins Hospital officially opened its new building, the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center, bringing an empathetic and curatorial eye to civic architecture by inviting 70...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.01.12

  11. 8 Things to See at NeoCon
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    8 Things to See at NeoCon

    NeoCon, the contract industry's largest tradeshow, hits Chicago June 10-12, 2013.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.07.13

  12. Barcelona, Day Two
    Travel Reports

    Barcelona, Day Two

    On our second day in Barcelona, fueled by café con leche and enough jamon to kill a horse, we excitedly settled into a breakneck tour of modern Catalan design and architecture. From Gaudi...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    01.29.11

  13. 7 Rooms with a View
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    7 Rooms with a View

    As architect Frank Lloyd Wright once advised his students, "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." Inspired by the great outdoors, these seven homes from around...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.02.13

  14. Pipe Planter by Nobuhiro Sato
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    Pipe Planter by Nobuhiro Sato

    For botanically-minded architecture lovers, this is quite cute. While searching the wide world of online gift guides, I came across this planter by Nobuhiro Sato of Pull+Push.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.13.08

  15. Green

    Tempting Timber

    Building with timber is an Australian tradition. Architect Jesse Judd honored this heritage, but selected recycled or plantation timbers instead of nonrenewable hardwoods from old-growth forests....

    01.01.09

  16. Big Trouble in Little Dubai
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    Big Trouble in Little Dubai

    Dubai, that instant city of over-wrought architecture and slave-like laborers, is apparently on the verge of a sewage catastrophe. The BBC reports that "raw sewage is flowing into the sea...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    10.17.08

  17. Friday Finds 9.25.09
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    Friday Finds 9.25.09

    Looking for some online inspiration? Take a look-see at our Friday special—favorite links of the week, delivered to you by various members of the Dwell staff. Happy weekend, everyone.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    09.25.09

  18. 7 Beach Houses Around the World
    Houses We Love

    7 Beach Houses Around the World

    Any time of year, including winter, is ideal for enjoying a home close to the shore. To follow, we offer 7 from our archives with very different points of view.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.17.14

  19. Discovering the Anthropologist
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    Discovering the Anthropologist

    I spent a couple hours this afternoon blog-hopping, and somehow found my way from Spoon and Tamago to The Anthropologist, an online gallery of sorts that supports the work of "inspiring...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.09.11

  20. An Open, Light-Filled House in Mexico City
    House Tours

    An Open, Light-Filled House in Mexico City

    An inviting house in the Mexican capital draws the outside in.

    written by: William Lamb
    06.03.14

  21. Notes from the Underground
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    Notes from the Underground

    “I used to care about how buildings looked on the outside,” says Malcolm Wells, a charming, self-deprecating man with a bushy beard ...

    written by: Hillary Geronemus
    04.20.09

  22. A Mama's Touch
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    A Mama's Touch

    Nina Tolstrup, the Danish furniture and product designer, who works under the name Studiomama, has been carving herself an enviable reputation in the UK.

    written by: Grant Gibson
    photos by: Ben Anders
    02.26.09

  23. Designer We Love: Konstantin Grcic
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    Designer We Love: Konstantin Grcic

    German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic is one of our favorites, a designer who marries data-driven research with an uncanny knack for form and function. Check out our greatest hits of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.12.13

  24. Soundsystem Built to Look Like a Cubist Minaret
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    Soundsystem Built to Look Like a Cubist Minaret

    A pair of architects working in the United Arab Emirates put a modern spin on minarets.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.17.14

  25. Man Up
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    Man Up

    So you’ve thrown out the St. Pauli Girl sign, but how can you create an elegant masculine home without going space-age bachelor pad? Interior designer Kyle Schuneman, whose new guide, The...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Jon Snyder
    06.30.12

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