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8 Homes with Striking Layouts

Extra attention to spatial design enhances the way these residents experience their abodes.
August 24, 2015
MP-041 series designed by Percival Lafer in 1965

Editor's Picks: 7 Irresistible, Modern Furnishings

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's
August 23, 2015
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
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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
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