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August Moon cabin living room and fireplace.

5 Cozy Hearths

Gather 'round the fire and revel in these modern hearths.
November 4, 2015
Eero Saarinen with models of the Gateway Arch.

St. Louis Celebrates 50 Years of the Gateway Arch by Eero Saarinen

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the iconic Gateway Arch designed by Eero Saarinen, a new exhibition at St. Louis Art Museum spotlights the region's notable contributions to midcentury modernism from 1935-65. Peep a few of the archival gems from the show, on view Nov. 8 through Jan. 31, 2016.
November 4, 2015
The office includes the Living Tower designed by Verner Panton for Vitra.

6 Verner Panton Designs in Modern Homes

A pioneer of unconventional aesthetics and plastic injection molding, Danish designer Verner Panton is probably best known for his eponymous, curving, colorful chairs. However, Panton is much more than that signature seat: he designed entire psychedelic rooms and interiors in the 1960s and 1970s. His work runs the gamut from small lighting fixtures to body-enveloping furniture.
November 4, 2015
dolce burnham residence after livingroom portrait

Sitting Pretty: 5 Armchairs for Unwinding

These supportive seats have your back (and arms) after a long day.
November 3, 2015
Christian and Jack play chess by the fireplace - the centerpiece of the living room and which the Arnolds use daily during the winter. The hearth is made of large slabs 
of limestone, which Christian cut himself, intentionally leaving imperfections on the

6 Modern Homes with Limestone Designs

Not only is limestone an abundantly available material, but it also makes a stately addition to most any home.
November 3, 2015
Facade of shipping container restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina

A Restaurant Constructed from 19 Salvaged Shipping Containers

This 6,000-square-foot prefab design in Asheville, North Carolina, features artwork and furniture crafted by locals.
November 2, 2015
tagliabue house andalusian tile plaster walls peter and allison smithson armchair josef frank textile

8 Strange Salvaged Materials and Objects in Modern Homes

From World War II steel buoys to bowling lanes, these 8 modern dwellings feature some peculiar elements rooted in the past.
November 2, 2015
Galvanized steel exterior of Tasmanian home by Misho+Associates.

Editor's Picks: 7 Inspiring Small Spaces

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's November 2015 issue.
November 1, 2015
dublin victorian extension kitchen full rec

5 All-Plywood Interiors

Inexpensive yet warm, plywood can be used in excess to create a minimal-yet-inviting interiors.
October 30, 2015