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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

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

    French Architect Brings Brilliant Color to Tokyo

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

    written by: Winifred Bird
    08.19.14

  8. 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

  9. LEGO Blocks Made from Chocolate
    A Great Idea

    LEGO Blocks Made from Chocolate

    File under fantasy materials: LEGO-like blocks made from chocolate. In a Willy Wonka-esque move, designer Akihiro Mizuuchi has created a comestible that can be used to construct edible models....

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.15.14

  10. Rebuilding Schools Through Art and Community
    Dwell on Design

    Rebuilding Schools Through Art and Community

    There's no denying: high school architecture is often less than inspired. With the help of New Haven-based architecture firm Svigals + Partners, students of the city's Lincoln-Bassett School gave...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.14.14

  11. Reimagined Mobile Dwellings
    A Great Idea

    Reimagined Mobile Dwellings

    Ever thought about packing your home on truck trailer? Four architects reimagined the mobile dwelling for an exhibition at Omaha's Kaneko museum. The results, all prefab and all totally...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    08.13.14

  12. City Guide: West Queen West, Toronto
    City Guide

    City Guide: West Queen West, Toronto

    Must-visit places in Toronto's West Queen West, a neighborhood that's home to burgeoning design, culinary, and retail scenes.

    written by: Karen MacKenna
    08.12.14

  13. Easy Urban Gardening with Bosske Planters
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    Easy Urban Gardening with Bosske Planters

    New Zealand–based Bosske derives its name from “bosky,” an old English word meaning “small forest.” Expanding on this concept, Bosske creates gardening products for...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.08.14

  14. Shops We Love: Boerum House and Home, Brooklyn
    Shops

    Shops We Love: Boerum House and Home, Brooklyn

    Head to Boerum House and Home, a new Brooklyn outpost that features a roster of emerging and established designers. Inside its loftlike retail space, discover new and vintage furniture, accessories...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Brian W. Ferry
    08.08.14

  15. Great Bars in Small Spaces
    Houses We Love

    Great Bars in Small Spaces

    Sips and square footage aren’t mutually exclusive, so why should small homes lack well-stocked bars? We share seven ways to upgrade your bar without sacrificing space.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.05.14

  16. Structured Fun: Modern Playhouses We Love
    Houses We Love

    Structured Fun: Modern Playhouses We Love

    From a prefab tree house to a converted dairy, these six structures serve one purpose and one purpose only: as places to play.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.05.14

  17. Modern Gabled House in Portland
    House Tours

    Modern Gabled House in Portland

    In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.

    written by: William Lamb
    08.04.14

  18. Photographer Captures Her Facebook Friends in Their Homes
    We Recommend

    Photographer Captures Her Facebook Friends in Their Homes

    A photographer explores the meaning of friendship in the digital age by setting out to shoot all of her Facebook friends in their lofts, townhouses, and studios.

    written by: Lisa Selin Davis
    08.01.14

  19. 10 Dwell Store Picks from the Kitchen Experts at Food52
    Product

    10 Dwell Store Picks from the Kitchen Experts at Food52

    At Dwell, we are big fans of Food52, and can often be found browsing Provisions, its well-curated store of artisanal products, over our lunch breaks. Here, Food52 founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.31.14

  20. Brilliant Color Fields Made of Thread
    Finishing Touch

    Brilliant Color Fields Made of Thread

    Kansas City–based artist Anne Lindberg uses architecture as a framework for drawing in space.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Derek Porter
    07.31.14

  21. Sneak Peek: New Whitney Museum Building Designed by Renzo Piano
    We Recommend

    Sneak Peek: New Whitney Museum Building Designed by Renzo Piano

    For our third #ModernMonday Twitter chat with DesignMilk, the Whitney Museum of Art's new building project manager, Bill Maloney, joined us to talk about the museum's new structure in New York City...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.31.14

  22. 8 Amazing Getaway Homes
    Houses We Love

    8 Amazing Getaway Homes

    Dreaming of faraway places? Let these houses that smartly respond to their beautiful surroundings serve as your visual getaway.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.30.14

  23. Tree House Retreat Made of Repurposed Materials
    Green

    Tree House Retreat Made of Repurposed Materials

    An artist crafts a sustainable tree house in the Puerto Rican tropics as an inventive take on the exhibition space.

    written by: Rob Colvin
    07.30.14

  24. The Most Impressive Green Homes in Chicago
    Green

    The Most Impressive Green Homes in Chicago

    Now in its second year, the GreenBuilt Home tour showed the curious a cross-section of Chicago’s new sustainable and eco-friendly homes. The open dialogue about cost and comparable energy bills ...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.30.14

  25. Instant Building Inspiration Around the World
    We Recommend

    Instant Building Inspiration Around the World

    The World Architecture Festival, taking place October 1-3, 2014, in Singapore, recently announced the shortlist for its awards program. Click through the slideshow for 10 of the most inspiring...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.29.14

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