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Design Ideas

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.

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Three Buildings

Cecilia Tham

For part three of our new series Three Buildings, we spoke with Cecilia Tham of Habitan Architects in Barcelona.
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In The Modern World

Blogging it all Back Home

We are nothing but domestic voyeurs. More home owners are turning to the web to record the juicy ups and downs of tackling a grand remodel. We take a grand tour.
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Finishing Touch

Rainbow House in Action

One of the more colorful architectural details we've run lately is that multi-hued staricase that gets the full-page treatment in Rainbow Flight by Jordan Kushins, the Finishing Touch in our…
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In The Modern World

Walk This Way

No path? No problem. The desire lines in this Dutch photo essay prove that people are quite comfortable going their own way.
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Design 101

The Dwell Guide to Kitchen Design

Is your kitchen too drab? Feeling the pinch of cramped cooking quarters? Appliances dating from the stone age? We've got you covered.
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Finishing Touch

Catch A Wave

An undulating wall made from over 40,000 dowels adds a dose of awe to a Massachusetts loft.
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Design 101

101 Office

Buried in TPS reports? Somebody take your red stapler? Don't let The Man get you down--our inclusive review of office environments and accessories will have you whistling while you work.
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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.

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Videos

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Dieter Rams: Less but Better

We spoke one-on-one with industrial design pioneer Dieter Rams at a retrospective of his work now on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
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