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  1. The Complete Guide to Designing with Color
    How To

    The Complete Guide to Designing with Color

    Dare to paint a wall purple? Buy a blue refrigerator? Choose a yellow floor? Dwell gathered our best and brightest homes to create the ultimate color guide, with design ideas for every shade of the...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    08.28.14

  2. 10 Great Coffee Shops for Design Fans
    Food

    10 Great Coffee Shops for Design Fans

    In our October issue, we profiled Luke Pedersen and James Lennard, the designers who run Cape Town’s Field Office, a joint coffee shop and furniture showroom. Here, we take a tour through some more...

    08.28.14

  3. 10 Scenic Horizontal Homes
    Houses We Love

    10 Scenic Horizontal Homes

    In an increasingly urbanized society, vertical building has become the MO, but if you have the space, consider building outwards instead. These low-slung structures are easy on the knees and on the...

    08.28.14

  4. Iconic Furniture Designs by Josef Albers
    Product

    Iconic Furniture Designs by Josef Albers

    Bauhaus member and modernist pioneer Josef Albers was best known as an influential color theorist, writer, teacher, and painter. But the artist took his exploration of color into furniture design,...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.27.14

  5. Art-Filled Hamptons Vacation Home
    House Tours

    Art-Filled Hamptons Vacation Home

    Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of architects designs a Hamptons vacation house that subverts tradition.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    photos by: Richard Powers
    08.26.14

  6. In Cape Town, a Creative Duo Forges a Unique Approach to Furniture Design
    Profiles

    In Cape Town, a Creative Duo Forges a Unique Approach to Furniture Design

    Combining clean lines with traditional craftsmanship, a pair of Cape Town–based surfers help stoke, and satisfy, a demand for South African design.

    written by: William Lamb
    08.26.14

  7. Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center
    Rewind

    Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center

    Heralded as the “Versailles of Industry” when it opened in 1956, the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, remains symbolic of cutting-edge design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.26.14

  8. 8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks
    A Great Idea

    8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks

    Cement blocks, commonly used to strengthen and insulate a building, are usually covered up. Left bare, they can also offer a minimalist variation on the traditional red brick theme.

    08.26.14

  9. Modern Tea Shop in San Francisco
    Shops

    Modern Tea Shop in San Francisco

    With smart interiors by Arcanum Architecture, a shop in the Mission District attempts to put a new spin on the venerable cup of tea.

    written by: William Lamb
    08.25.14

  10. Midcentury Modern Architecture of Sarasota
    Event Spotlight

    Midcentury Modern Architecture of Sarasota

    The inaugural SarasotaMOD festival in Sarasota, Florida, will introduce visitors to the area’s rich midcentury architecture from October 9 to 12, 2014. The event includes a tour of Florida Southern...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.25.14

  11. 5 Portable Sound Devices We Love
    Product

    5 Portable Sound Devices We Love

    These slim, portable speakers and radios are a convenient option for listening to your favorite tunes and podcasts. Minimally designed with clever details, these five devices from the Dwell Store...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.22.14

  12. Furnish a Room Virtually with this App
    Product Reviews

    Furnish a Room Virtually with this App

    Take a photo of a bare room and—through partnerships with IKEA, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, and Herman Miller—the Furnish app places furniture candidates in the room so you can see how the space...

    written by: Alexander George
    08.22.14

  13. 10 Back-To-School Essentials
    Product

    10 Back-To-School Essentials

    Whether you’re heading back to school this fall, or heading back to work after a vacation, it’s important to outfit your workspace with functional design items that inspire creative...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.21.14

  14. Striking Pool and Guest House in Virginia
    Houses We Love

    Striking Pool and Guest House in Virginia

    A new guest house and shading structure add a dynamic touch—and extra space for entertaining—to a Virginia property.

    written by: Harriet Edleson
    08.21.14

  15. House in the Los Angeles Hills Inspired by California Modernists
    Houses We Love

    House in the Los Angeles Hills Inspired by California Modernists

    When Gary Johns discovered a nondescript, Mediterranean-style home in Los Angeles in 1987, he loved its large lot—nearly an acre—and views of the city. Johns bought it and set on rebuilding the...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.21.14

  16. How to Pitch to Dwell
    How To

    How to Pitch to Dwell

    Want to appear in Dwell? Help get your project noticed with these tips.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    08.21.14

  17. 10 Bedroom Design Ideas
    Rooms We Love

    10 Bedroom Design Ideas

    It's tempting to place the most design attention on the public spaces in your home, but these bedrooms show the power of a great sleeping space.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.20.14

  18. Welcoming Keynote Speaker Daniel Libeskind to Dwell on Design NY
    Dwell on Design

    Welcoming Keynote Speaker Daniel Libeskind to Dwell on Design NY

    World-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind will appear as Dwell on Design NY’s keynote speaker to trace his design history, from early building influences to his own drawings that have informed his...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.20.14

  19. Tiny House Fits a Family in 196 Square Feet
    My House

    Tiny House Fits a Family in 196 Square Feet

    A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration to a growing community of tiny-house enthusiasts.

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: Joe Schmelzer
    08.20.14

  20. Compact, Light-Filled Prefab
    Houses We Love

    Compact, Light-Filled Prefab

    Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.19.14

  21. Inspiring Tree Houses of Instagram
    We Recommend

    Inspiring Tree Houses of Instagram

    We're currently ruminating on small spaces of all configurations. But while small spaces often call to mind tiny urban apartments and compact cabins, how could we forget about another classic type...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.19.14

  22. Stunning Photographs of the Norwegian Landscape
    Finishing Touch

    Stunning Photographs of the Norwegian Landscape

    German photographer Ken Schluchtmann documents over 12,000 miles of Norway’s rugged landscape.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ken Schluchtmann
    08.19.14

  23. French Architect Brings Brilliant Color to Tokyo
    In The Modern World

    French Architect Brings Brilliant Color to Tokyo

    A French architect and designer makes her saturated mark on Tokyo’s streetscape.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    08.19.14

  24. Tiled Bathrooms We Love
    Rooms We Love

    Tiled Bathrooms We Love

    Even though they’re the least public rooms in a house, bathrooms should receive the same attention to design and detail as the other rooms. Textured tile work is a great way to add visual interest.

    08.19.14

  25. 5 Places to Visit in Oslo
    City Guide

    5 Places to Visit in Oslo

    The Scandinavian city offers a talented but humble design scene that plays homage to the rugged Nordic climate.

    written by: Robert Landon
    08.18.14

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