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10 Ways to Use Benches

"Warming the bench" takes on new meaning when used as a feature in modern homes. From patio perches to living room seats, the versatile piece of furniture is a welcome addition in the 10 residences featured in our slideshow.
September 10, 2013
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Green Car Buying Advice

Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal, dispenses buying advice for the latest fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly models.
September 9, 2013
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Happening Now: Snaps from Maison & Objet 2013

This week, Dwell editors are onsite in Paris for the 2013 fall edition of the design and interiors trade show Maison & Objet. While touring the 8 halls of 1.5 million square feet of exhibition space, our editors have been picking out the best home products, textiles, decorative and design accessories, lighting, and furniture. Here, we present just a little taste of what they've experienced and deemed Instagram-worthy. Enjoy!
September 9, 2013
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Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum

Designers often talk about the importance of play, emphasizing its power to create creative breakthroughs. Design firm Monstrum, based in Denmark, took that idea one step further and decided to devote their entire practice toward building fun, innovative, well-designed playgrounds.
September 9, 2013
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5 Creative Modern Porches and Decks

As these five projects prove, a modern deck or porch can play many creative roles—as a play space, hangout spot, dining area, and more.
September 7, 2013
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5 Bold and Modern Glass Facades

These bold and modern facades take transparency—and creative use of common materials—to the next level.
September 7, 2013
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5 Modern Getaways in Chile

With its mild climate, endless surf, and amazing views of the Andes, Chile is an ideal destination for nature lovers. It also has a distinctly modern side, as evidenced by our following favorite houses and hideaways.
September 7, 2013
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Week in Review: 7 Great Stories You May Have Missed

Each week Dwell.com delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.
September 6, 2013
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KettlePot by Biolite

BioLite, the makers of outdoors equipment, are soon to launch a new companion piece to their popular CampStove: the KettlePot. The accessory "pours like a kettle and cooks like a pot" and weighs just under one pound. Moreover, the piece is sized so that it rests snugly atop the stove for more efficient heating and is large enough so that the stove itself nests inside for less bulk when traveling. Due out this fall for $49.95.
September 6, 2013
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