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  1. Tightly Squeezed Modern Architecture
    A Great Idea

    Tightly Squeezed Modern Architecture

    When space is an issue building up is a solution few designers dare to do. Here are 7 homes that successfully solve spatial challenges of city living by expanding upwards.

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.20.13

  2. Designing with Ipe: Hardwood at Home
    How To

    Designing with Ipe: Hardwood at Home

    Ipe, commonly known as Brazilian walnut, is a South American hardwood that is three times harder than cedar, has the same fire rating as concrete and steel, and is resistant to humidity and mildew....

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.16.13

  3. 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

  4. Casa Study House #1
    House Tours

    Casa Study House #1

    Traditions collide in Los Angeles when architect Jeremy Levine hotwires SoCal Spanish with international haute-moderne. The resulting house of courtyards, shelves, and even some repurposed car...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Tom Fowlks
    06.17.09

  5. 5 Smart Modern Homes in Japan
    Houses We Love

    5 Smart Modern Homes in Japan

    Time and again, so many modern architects tell us that they are heavily influenced by Japanese design. We go straight to the source with 5 of our favorite homes in Japan from the pages of Dwell.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.24.13

  6. A Piece of Home
    House Tours

    A Piece of Home

    Made of hardy Scottish materials and holding a Japanese heart, this Edinburgh house shows that two architects from disparate cultures can design a home that bridges the gap.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Ben Anders
    07.27.11

  7. 5 Perfect Planters for Your Garden
    Outdoor

    5 Perfect Planters for Your Garden

    Generate some of your own shade this summer with lush plants and their equally attractive planters.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.10.13

  8. Supplant Your Lawn
    A Great Idea

    Supplant Your Lawn

    It’s both water-wise and 
wallet-wise to consider alternatives to a grassy lawn. As 
more homeowners reach this conclusion, inventive designers are finding new ways to achieve beautiful,...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    02.21.10

  9. Friday Finds 08.02.13
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 08.02.13

    From a storm detecting app to a ghostly portrait photography series, dark vibes certainly take the lead in this week's roundup of our editors' internet finds.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    08.02.13

  10. 5 Wooden Household Products from On Our Table
    Product

    5 Wooden Household Products from On Our Table

    Canada’s On Our Table began when Geoffrey Lilge was looking for cutting and charcuterie boards for his wife’s new restaurant. Intrigued by the elegant simplicity of a solid wood board, Lilge began...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    06.06.14

  11. Made in Japan: 100 New Products
    Books

    Made in Japan: 100 New Products

    Dwell contributor Naomi Pollock, who wrote "All Wrapped Up" in our Small World issue now on newsstands, recently came out with her fourth book, Made in Japan: 100 New Products from Merrell...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.23.12

  12. World’s Most Impressive Bridges
    Post

    World’s Most Impressive Bridges

    A look at 17 of the longest, tallest, most artful bridges on the planet.

    written by: Hal Amen
    04.08.13

  13. Color Story: 10 Ways to Design in Black
    Design 101

    Color Story: 10 Ways to Design in Black

    If your answer to “How much more black could this room be?” is “None more black,” then we have some recommendations for you. From jet-black facades to walls to furniture, adding a touch of midnight...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.31.13

  14. Yellow Treehouse Restaurant
    Food

    Yellow Treehouse Restaurant

    In my endless trawling for new projects that meld food and design, I came across the Yellow Treehouse Restaurant—an architect-designed eatery near Auckland, New Zealand, perched over 30 feet...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.19.09

  15. Cutting It Up
    House Tours

    Cutting It Up

    Los Angeles–based architecture firm Tag Front faces the future of downtown living with an apartment that melds the compactness of a studio with the spaciousness of a loft and finds that,...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Baerbel Schmidt
    07.23.09

  16. Leave it to Beavers
    Green

    Leave it to Beavers

    It’s not unusual for New Yorkers to have problems with their neighbors; after all, many a co-op brawl has started over a little late-night noise. But it is rare for the downtown crowd to have...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.25.09

  17. Designs of the Year 2013 at London’s Design Museum
    Latest

    Designs of the Year 2013 at London’s Design Museum

    The Design Museum London’s annual "Designs of the Year" exhibition acts as a wonderful filter for a year’s worth of production and creativity. The result is in an orderly display of the very best...

    written by: Ali Morris
    03.21.13

  18. Pee Green
    Post

    Pee Green

    In our June 2009 issue, we'll be running a concept feature that turns the taboo topic of toilets into a fascinating exploration of design solutions for addressing global sanitation and water crises...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.18.09

  19. Plant Life
    Post

    Plant Life

    Keeping greenery in your life can prove to be a difficult task when space is limited and you reside in a jungle of the concrete variety. These six planters make gardening a little easier for green...

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    02.15.13

  20. 12 Clean and Contemporary Interiors
    Houses We Love

    12 Clean and Contemporary Interiors

    These inspiring white and light-filled homes have captured an atmosphere which breathes minimal modernism at its finest.

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.13.13

  21. Hollywood Renovation: Week 8
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 8

    In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on renovation of her and her partner's live-work space in Hollywood, California. Week 8:...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    03.07.11

  22. Six Stairs to Savor
    Post

    Six Stairs to Savor

    When getting from here to there, the journey is just as important as the destination. We hope that's true for interior spaces as well as lifechanging travel experiences, and with that in mind, we...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.21.13

  23. Communal Lakeside Vacation House in Ontario
    House Tours

    Communal Lakeside Vacation House in Ontario

    On a lakeside plot outside Toronto, four friends forge a new kind of vacation house. 

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    04.19.12

  24. 7 Behind-the-Scenes Party Essentials
    We Recommend

    7 Behind-the-Scenes Party Essentials

    Forget the poinsettias and buckets of wine; these are the holiday essentials you actually need for a successful soiree.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.21.13

  25. Play's the Thing
    My House

    Play's the Thing

    With ingenuity and plenty of elbow grease, architect John Tong turned an old Toronto dairy into the ultimate family clubhouse.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Christopher Wahl
    07.04.11

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