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Gaffco Ballistics safe room illustration

An Architectural Introduction to Safe Room Design

You’re a single parent with a young child or a wealthy businessperson with a very public profile, and you’re concerned about recent developments in the news. You need to know that you have a place to retreat to if someone breaks in, if your house comes under attack, or if there’s been a natural disaster or prolonged blackout. What are your options?
August 23, 2015
at your discretion self made seat campeggi

Clever Furniture That Adapts to Your Needs at a Moment's Notice

Flexible and interchangeable, these shape-shifting designs can be used in varying configurations.
August 22, 2015
home security panic rooms illustration

Inside the Modern Safe Room: How Homeowners Today Are Fortifying Their Houses Against Burglars, Terrorists, and Hurricanes

If a family’s home is their castle, as the saying goes, some homeowners have begun to take that sentiment quite literally. Step into the heavily fortified world of safe rooms—otherwise known as panic rooms—with three designers working at the outer limits of architectural craft.
August 22, 2015
playing with fire andi kovel portland designer glass eue studio

Designer Andi Kovel Breaks the Mold in Glassmaking

In her Portland studio, designer Andi Kovel of Esque Studios transforms molten glass into colorful creations—including a new foray into lighting.
August 22, 2015
Japanese-Inspired Bainbridge Island house Master Bathroom

6 High-Impact Uses for Moroccan Tile

Both elegant and arresting, Moroccan tile patterns provide a great accent to any room of the house.
August 21, 2015
modern kitchen with stainless steel finishes, black cabinetry, and granite countertops

5 All-Black Kitchens

Black is the perfect hue for concealing wear and tear in the hardest working room in the house.
August 21, 2015
Living roof and solar panels at Jackson Hole vacation home

These 6 Energy-Efficient Homes Soak Up the Sun

As tech breakthroughs make solar a more efficient and economic energy solution, take a look at this array of houses using cutting-edge solar collection methods.
August 20, 2015
Colorful dining room and kitchen in Nicolas Roche's Paris apartment

5 Modern Rooms Decked Out with Vintage Items

These brilliant abodes show that one-of-a-kind objects give a space a lovely, lived-in vibe.
August 19, 2015
Herman Miller Aeron Chair at Locale Clubhouse

What's the Big Deal With Authenticity, Anyway? Design Insiders Weigh In.

As Herman Miller files a motion to protect their intellectual property—and with our Furniture Issue currently on newsstands—we look back at Dwell's ongoing commitment to authentic design.
August 19, 2015
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