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Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment

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



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Material Focus: Brick

The materials most closely associated with modernism are steel and concrete but the building block of the ages is—and will likely remain—brick.
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How to Get the New Sustain MiniHome

Ever wondered what it would be like to own a compact, green, mobile, prefab home? You will soon have a chance to find out.
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Dutch Designer Focus: Hella Jongerius

In her Berlin studio, rogue Dutch designer Hella Jongerius creates colorful, covetable objects that meld the handmade and the mass-produced in surprising new ways.
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Floating Prefab Concept Rethinks the Houseboat

Czech architects unveil a floating, modular living concept.
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L.A.'s Learning Garden

Garden master David King grew up in Kansas and picked up his green skills from his grandfather. “In my teen years it wasn't cool, but I came back to horticulture as an adult,” he says.

A Modern House and Studio for a Marble Sculptor

On Sunday, June 23, we will welcome architect Michael Lehrer to the Demo Stage at Dwell on Design.
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Radical Sustainability with Mitchell Joachim

Environmental thought leader, architect, and urban designer Mitchell Joachim joined Dwell editor Amanda Dameron Friday, June 21, at Dwell on Design, sharing his most innovative ideas for the city of…
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An Architecture Prof Weighs in on Haiti

There are thousands of architects and designers in the Dwell audience and beyond who are contemplating how they can help with the massive rebuilding effort that will soon get underway in…


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Modern Furniture Fit for a Classic Eichler

Seeking a modern shell for their mid-century pieces, a pair of collectors found a relatively untouched Eichler in San Rafael, California—and a built-in excuse to acquire more furniture.