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  1. 7 Modern Stereo Setups
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    7 Modern Stereo Setups

    Is there such a thing as "home" without music? Whether it's classical or hip-hop, country-and-western shuffle or white-blazer soft-rock, it would sound fantastic coming out of one of these stylish...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.19.13

  2. 8 Modern Carports
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    8 Modern Carports

    Though it's sometimes looked down upon as a dowdy counterpart to its enclosed cousin, the garage, the carport is a functional and—as these examples from Dwell's archives suggest—often elegant touch...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.02.14

  3. The Bicycle Rack Reimagined
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    The Bicycle Rack Reimagined

    In Philadelphia, a competition challenges designers to rethink the bicycle rack.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.08.14

  4. Design Detail: More Modern Bridges
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    Design Detail: More Modern Bridges

    Footbridges can join an older structures to a new additions, or close a gulf between a house and the street. And when good design is part of the mix, they can add a decorative touch. Following this...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.03.14

  5. The Parking Garage: The Next Frontier in Adaptive Reuse?
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    The Parking Garage: The Next Frontier in Adaptive Reuse?

    With tiny housing units, students at the Savannah College of Art and Design stake out a new future for the urban parking garage.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.11.14

  6. 7 Modern Mezzanines
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    7 Modern Mezzanines

    Mezzanines are, by definition, in-between spaces—neither here, nor there; neither upstairs nor down. But mezzanines needn't be wasted space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven examples of...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.17.13

  7. Old and New: Antiques in the Modern World
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    Old and New: Antiques in the Modern World

    Who says antique furnishings have no place in a contemporary living space? Smart design can bring old and new elements together, making for modern spaces that bask in the warmth that vintage...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.17.14

  8. 8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables
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    8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables

    Picnic tables. They work well inside or out, and they conjure happy memories of lazy summertime afternoons spent with friends and family. They're also simple and not fussy, and they allow for clear...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.19.13

  9. Library Style: 6 Looks at Books in the Modern World
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    Library Style: 6 Looks at Books in the Modern World

    In the Kindle era, it's possible to do away with ink-on-paper books in the name of decluttering. And yet there's something about those old volumes that, for many of us, helps make a house a home....

    written by: William Lamb
    11.30.13

  10. 7 Uses of Perforated Metal
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    7 Uses of Perforated Metal

    A laser cutter or water-jet cutter can add a whimsical, decorative flourish to virtually any space. Here, from Dwell's archives, are seven creative uses of perforated metal.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.27.14

  11. 10 Modern Cat Shelters
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    10 Modern Cat Shelters

    In Los Angeles, a fundraiser celebrates modern architecture for felines.

    written by: William Lamb
    09.19.14

  12. 6 Clever Room Dividers that Double as Storage Space
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    6 Clever Room Dividers that Double as Storage Space

    Partitioning small spaces may seem counterintuitive, but when combined with storage solutions, room dividers can make compact homes feel bigger and more multifunctional.

    06.10.14

  13. 9 Modern Mobile Dwellings
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    9 Modern Mobile Dwellings

    From renovated Airstreams to futuristic cars, these roaming residences represent the past, present, and future of mobile living.

    07.10.14

  14. 8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks
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    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

  15. Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW
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    Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW

    Inspired by a coffee cup, the EXO portable housing prototype can make a difference for those in need.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.10.14

  16. Incipit: Milan’s New Lab for Designers
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    Incipit: Milan’s New Lab for Designers

    A studio, a lab, and a business—Incipit aims to be all three, but, most importantly, a new way to support young craftspeople.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.28.14

  17. Lite-Brite Grows Up: Flatpack Paper Lamp
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    Lite-Brite Grows Up: Flatpack Paper Lamp

    This flat-packed, laser-stitched lamp shade invites endless customizations.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.27.14

  18.  Shape: Doodles for Design Learning
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    Shape: Doodles for Design Learning

    A cartoon created by the Dublin City Council aims to get kids to question and shape their environment.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.30.14

  19. Lighting Up Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House
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    Lighting Up Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House

    Two Chicago multimedia artists want to flip the switch on a Mies masterpiece to create an immersive experience.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.27.14

  20. Want the Perfect Chair? Print It
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    Want the Perfect Chair? Print It

    Berlin-based BigRep wants to make your next piece of furniture on a 3D printer. When employees of the company attended the 3D Printshow in New York earlier this month, furniture wasn’t the focus,...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.26.14

  21. 10 Examples of Shipping Container Architecture
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    10 Examples of Shipping Container Architecture

    They’re not just for global shipping anymore: These creative adaptations think inside the box.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.10.14

  22. Incredible Modernist Architecture From Latvia
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    Incredible Modernist Architecture From Latvia

    An exhibition at the Venice Biennale showcases the Baltic state’s unique post-war styles and structures.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.21.14

  23. Floating Prefab Concept Rethinks the Houseboat
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    Floating Prefab Concept Rethinks the Houseboat

    Czech architects unveil a floating, modular living concept.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.08.14

  24. Can the Los Angeles River Start a New Chapter?
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    Can the Los Angeles River Start a New Chapter?

    An ambitious, year-long civic engagement project wants Angelenos to play along their waterway.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.05.14

  25. 7 Sustainable Homes Worth Sharing
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    7 Sustainable Homes Worth Sharing

    We see a lot of “green” architecture in the Dwell office, but these seven homes don’t just borrow the buzzword, they push boundaries and challenge the idea of what sustainability really means in...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.13.13

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