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Trend Report: Bent Wood

From a pet bed to a bike rack, bent wood crops up in unexpected places.
July 30, 2013
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At Home with Textile Designer Orla Kiely

Textile designer Orla Kiely’s renovated London Terrace House is punctuated by her distinctive palette and motifs.
July 29, 2013
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Modern Artist's Fortress Studio in Helsinki

Two young designers happily make their home inside an 18th-century fortress, reborn as a thriving artists’ enclave, off the coast of Helsinki.
July 29, 2013
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6 Homes Blending Indoor and Outdoor Living Space

When you live in a climate that's right for it, there is nothing like having architectural elements that allow your indoor living to expand and blend with the outdoor space. Here, we feature six homes with huge sliding windows and doors that open the homes right up to the outdoors and let the breeze in.
July 29, 2013
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Trend Report: Leather Trimmed Mirrors

A daily dose of vanity is only reinforced with these leather-trimmed mirrors.
July 29, 2013
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How To Navigate Modern Building Codes

Dwell's handy-dandy how-to guide on learning and implementing building codes.
July 29, 2013
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6 Natural Design Accents in the Home

Connecting a home to its environment can be as simple as bringing parts of the natural world back inside. Click to see six homes that beautifully incorporated natural design accents.
July 27, 2013
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Number Five: A Co-Working Space in Venice Beach

In an industrial loft just off Rose Avenue in Venice Beach—where creative shops, innovative restaurants, juice bars and trendy yoga studios abound—is a co-working space called Number Five.
July 27, 2013
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Visionary Architect Focus: Paolo Soleri

Countercultural architect Paolo Soleri looked beyond the bounds of four walls and a roof to orchestrate his vision for comprehensive ecological design.
July 27, 2013
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