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  1. 5 Puerto Rican Designers to Know
    Profiles

    5 Puerto Rican Designers to Know

    These up-and-coming designers draw inspiration from their Caribbean heritage to create bold, colorful, and thoughtful objects for the contemporary home. Visit Design in Puerto Rico for more...

    07.21.14

  2. 5 Bags We Love from BAGGU
    Product

    5 Bags We Love from BAGGU

    When Emily Sugihara and her mom, Joan Sugihara were tired of the lack of reusable totes on the market, they launched BAGGU, producing the signature foldable nylon tote in a variety of colors. Since...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    07.18.14

  3. The Future of Gardening: Drought-Resistant Plants
    Green

    The Future of Gardening: Drought-Resistant Plants

    Out of necessity, water-wise native plantings are an integral part of landscape design. We consult experts on how to acclimatize on a local and a global scale.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.18.14

  4. How to Make Your Garden Water-Free
    Green

    How to Make Your Garden Water-Free

    Landscape architect Brennan Cox, principal of San Francisco–based Groundworks, explores the best approaches to drought-tolerant landscaping practices that can be implemented anywhere in the world.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.18.14

  5. 4 Home Security Systems to Try Now
    Product Reviews

    4 Home Security Systems to Try Now

    Cheap microprocessors, easy communications, and ubiquitous smartphones make the “home of the future” a reality today.

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    07.17.14

  6. 10 Impressive Backyard Renovations
    Renovation

    10 Impressive Backyard Renovations

    A renovation shouldn’t be confined to the interior of a house. Landscape design is just as important to the modernization of a home.

    07.17.14

  7. 7 Space-Saving Products
    Product Reviews

    7 Space-Saving Products

    In our September issue, Dwell editors round up the best multifunctional, compact furniture for small spaces. Here's a look at eight more products that will give you more room and more peace of mind.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.17.14

  8. Transportation Strides Made at New York's World's Fairs
    Post

    Transportation Strides Made at New York's World's Fairs

    From July 26–November 2, 2014, the Transit Museum Gallery Annex in Grand Central Terminal will exhibit "Traveling in the World of Tomorrow: The Future of Transportation at New York’s World’s Fairs."

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.16.14

  9. Dogs Who Love Modern Design
    House Tours

    Dogs Who Love Modern Design

    There are many ways to judge a room—its size, its shape, its furniture. But as these dogs of Dwell homes would likely attest, all it takes is good instinct. Here, we've rounded up a few of our...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.16.14

  10. Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment
    A Great Idea

    Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment

    Architect Michael Chen of New York firm Normal Projects masterminds the ultimate bar for a compact Chelsea apartment.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Alan Tansey
    07.15.14

  11. Transformative House Renovation in Seattle
    Renovation

    Transformative House Renovation in Seattle

    A couple, both architects, give their 1918 bungalow a modern update.

    written by: William Lamb
    07.15.14

  12. Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape
    Houses We Love

    Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape

    In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.

    written by: Justin Ellis
    photos by: Trent Bell
    07.15.14

  13. Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach
    Houses We Love

    Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach

    A gut renovation and a landscaping makeover help a couple reconnect with the outdoors.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    07.15.14

  14. Pair Your Modern Home with a No-Fuss Garden
    Green

    Pair Your Modern Home with a No-Fuss Garden

    Architect Cory Buckner has become Los Angeles’ resident A. Quincy Jones expert. Here, she shares tips on how to complement iconic modern architecture with water-saving tricks.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.14.14

  15. Native Plants Can Transform Your Yard—And The Planet
    Green

    Native Plants Can Transform Your Yard—And The Planet

    With her drought-tolerant landscapes and permeable hardscape designs, Cassy Aoyagi of FormLA Landscaping has proven her dedication to saving our most precious natural resource.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.14.14

  16. Gardener's Best Friend: Soil Tracker that Automatically Irrigates
    Product Reviews

    Gardener's Best Friend: Soil Tracker that Automatically Irrigates

    Edyn is a garden system created by an entrepreneur with an affection for horticulture. It comes in two parts: a sensor-laden stake, and the Water Valve hose actuator. Available for pre-order soon, ...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  17. Architecture Across Germany
    We Recommend

    Architecture Across Germany

    German architecture is known for its clean lines, cutting-edge design, and elements of play. Here, we share seven examples of architecture across the country.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.14.14

  18. Whimsical Floating Lamps
    Product Reviews

    Whimsical Floating Lamps

    Straight out of a sci-fi movie, Crealev makes lamps that use opposing magnets to float the top section in the air. The idea came from designer Angela Jansen and electrical engineer Ger Jansen, both...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  19. Honeywell Thermostat Turns On When You're Almost Home
    Product Reviews

    Honeywell Thermostat Turns On When You're Almost Home

    Smart thermostats have been around for a while now, but the Honeywell Lyric is exceptional because it uses geofencing. It senses when you and your phone have arrived or left your home, and it...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  20. Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland
    Renovation

    Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland

    A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.14.14

  21. Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand
    Outdoor

    Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand

    A New Zealand architect riffs on toy building blocks and Case Study houses for his children’s backyard fort.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Simon Devitt
    07.14.14

  22. Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York
    Green

    Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York

    An inventive, freestanding “tree house” built by an architectural designer for her family grows in Garrison, New York.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.14.14

  23. Low-Cost, Balloon-Formed Housing Concept for Developing Countries
    Superstructure

    Low-Cost, Balloon-Formed Housing Concept for Developing Countries

    Not many architects can say that their father invented a new way of building. Nicoló Bini, however, is adapting his dad’s 1960s air-formed Binishell concept for a new generation.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.14.14

  24. Knoll + Barber Osgerby's Modular Sofa Collection
    Product

    Knoll + Barber Osgerby's Modular Sofa Collection

    Edward Barber of British studio Barber Osgerby tells us the background on the modular seating line his firm designed for Knoll.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.14.14

  25. 10 Museum Renovations Across America
    Renovation

    10 Museum Renovations Across America

    Even the most time-honored institutions can sometimes use a facelift. These venerable museums across the country are being revitalized with modern renovations.

    07.14.14

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