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Wooden bookshelf in the form of the USA map

Where Storage Meets Display

These shelves and recessed spaces are perfect for organizing your prized possessions without concealing them from visitors.
October 8, 2015
Terence Woodgate Linear sofa

British Furniture Company SCP Brings Their 30th Anniversary Collection to NYC

In celebration of their 30th anniversary, SCP will exhibit furniture by name-brand designers like Konstantin Grcic and Michael Anastassiades tonight at The Future Perfect in New York. Preview the seating pieces here, then check out the
October 8, 2015
As they open, they fold and stack flush. There was no room for a pocket door since the oven is directly next to the partitioned-off space.

6 Novel Space-Saving Designs

When we talk to architects who specialize in small space, they frequently list built-ins as an excellent way to save space. These 7 projects take that strategy to heart and add a big dash on ingenuity.
October 8, 2015
modern courtyard low-e glass wall insulation bench

6 Glorious Glass-Enclosed Courtyards

Glass walls grant these residents an immediate connection to their interior courtyards.
October 7, 2015
The floors, walls, and ceilings are coated in FSC-Certified laminated bleached bamboo.

6 Ways to Use Bamboo in the Modern Home

Long used in Asian architecture—skyscraper scaffolding in Hong Kong are still built with it—bamboo became popular in North American during the 1990s with the introduction of laminated bamboo flooring. As with any responsibly cultivated and harvested wood, especially one that grows this quickly, bamboo can have a positive environmental impact by acting as a carbon sink.
October 6, 2015
Singlecue hand gesture-recongition device in a living room.

A New Product Controls Your Smart Home with a Wave of Your Finger

Thanks to advanced image-recognition software, a new product called Singlecue can read the subtle movements of a single finger to dim the lights, change the channel, and more. Singelcue hit the market last week and promises to bring control of multiple smart (and old-fashioned) household devices—quite literally—at your finger tips.
October 5, 2015
compact cabin exterior deck

9 Designs Inspired by Japanese Architecture and Craft

Dwell and it readers value simplicity and quality, so it's no surprise that Japan—with its emphasis on craft and thoughtful living—is a frequent wellspring of inspiration.
October 5, 2015
Javits Center NYC green roof

What Will It Take to Make NYC a More Sustainable Place?

On Sunday, October 4, join us at Dwell on Design NY to discuss greening the city of New York.
October 2, 2015