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Blond Wood Lightens Up These 5 Houses

Whether it's custom millwork or cerused floor planks, these light shades of wood prove that, even at home, blonds have more fun.
November 16, 2015
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7 Easily-Portable Lights for Indoors and Outdoors

With the days getting shorter, homes may be suffering from an acute (and depressing) lack of illumination. These seven lights (which range from cutting-edge LEDs to old-fashioned candles) can quickly remedy any shortage of brightness, both within and without any dwelling.
November 16, 2015
Solid brass spoons and combs by The Things We Keep, from $88

Editor's Picks: 10 Modern, American-Made Gifts

We surveyed all 50 states of the good ol' USA to share these winning products for the holiday season. For hundreds more gift-giving ideas, pick up our Editor's Best 2015 special issue, now on newsstands.
November 15, 2015
Modern wood and glass house in San Francisco

6 Homes With Bold Glass Facades

Those in glass houses… should sit back and enjoy their envy-inducing panoramic views.
November 12, 2015
Finally, the stone pine tree reveals itself from the backyard looking over the Venice neighborhood. Its canopy stretches over the first floor of the home and can be glimpsed by the skylights placed strategically above the living area.

5 Homes Designed Around Trees

Modernity works to accommodate nature in each of these carefully designed homes.
November 12, 2015
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5 Super-Insulated Houses That Stand Up to Winter's Chill

By following Passive House guidelines, architects can create houses keep in the heat without major utility bills.
November 12, 2015
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7 Reusable Bags and Totes in Time for Holiday Shopping

With the busiest shopping season of the year upon us, now is the time to figure out how you're going to schlep all your goodies home from the store. These sustainable bags from the Dwell Store ought to help lighten the load.
November 11, 2015
Birch Pavilion, Norwich, Vermont

5 Pavilions Ideal For Outdoor Dining

These breezy, open-air structures are ideal for reconnecting with nature.
November 10, 2015