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  1. Improve Your Design Vocab
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    Improve Your Design Vocab

    We searched through the Dwell archives to bring you our favorite lists of words you should know from building codes or restaurant jargon.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.27.13

  2. Dwell How-To: Buy and Sell Your Dream Home
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    Dwell How-To: Buy and Sell Your Dream Home

    Combing the Dwell archives for our best, all-time tips on buying and selling your own modern abode.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.24.13

  3. Brazilian Design 101
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    Brazilian Design 101

    Don’t know your Tonico from your Mole? Fear not, as today we offer a Cliffs Notes of basic Brazilian furniture design, including the top names associated with Brazil and the pieces they are known...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.19.13

  4. 101 The Modern Office
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    101 The Modern Office

    Swamped by TPS reports? Driven to distraction by your cubicle mate? Don't let office life get you down—instead, look to these examples of modern workplaces to put some pep into your proverbial step.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.01.13

  5. 6 Homes Fit for Chefs
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    6 Homes Fit for Chefs

    We can learn a thing or two from foodies about kitchen design, as the following modern Dwell kitchen-centric homes—the stuff that culinary dreams are made of—so elegantly prove.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.15.13

  6. 8 Ways to Design with Pine
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    8 Ways to Design with Pine

    It’s readily available, affordable, fairly sustainable, and hardy—what’s not to love about pine? Architects, designers, and homeowners show us how to use the wood to its best advantage in these...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.24.13

  7. 7 City Lofts We Love
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    7 City Lofts We Love

    We take a journey from San Diego to Brooklyn to Warsaw and beyond to check out the myriad ways to rework a loft space.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.09.13

  8. 10 Space-Saving Desk Designs
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    10 Space-Saving Desk Designs

    No matter how tiny your abode, a proper desk is still attainable. These 10 smart setups make the most of small spaces with big style.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.15.13

  9. How To: The Modern Kitchen
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    How To: The Modern Kitchen

    No matter how cozy your living room or den, the kitchen is usually the heart of a home. Whether you use yours to mimic Nigella or zap a TV dinner, you'll find helpful how-tos and insightful...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.17.13

  10. 8 Ways to Make a Modern Vignette
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    8 Ways to Make a Modern Vignette

    You may have heard the maxim "God is in the details"—and it's especially true when it comes to arranging your stuff. (Remember: There's a difference between an artful display and a hoarder-style...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.02.14

  11. 9 Stainless Steel Kitchens
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    9 Stainless Steel Kitchens

    From a single sheet to a shiny-metal extravaganza, stainless steel remains a very viable way of modernizing your kitchen. Here are 9 ways to incorporate the low-maintenance material.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.02.14

  12. 7 Modern Shingled Houses
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    7 Modern Shingled Houses

    Shingle style takes on a new meaning in the following 7 modern houses that approach the genre in innovative ways.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.07.14

  13. 10 Ways to Use Shoji Screens
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    10 Ways to Use Shoji Screens

    Shoji screens are used everywhere from George Nakashima's Reception House to actor Vincent Kartheiser's tiny Hollywood bungalow, and they remain a time-tested way of allowing light in and keeping...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.25.13

  14. 10 tips for clutter-free bedrooms
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    10 tips for clutter-free bedrooms

    For our first post in a series featuring inspiring, clutter-free rooms, we begin with the space that is arguably the most important to keep clear of all visual noise: the bedroom.

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.09.14

  15. Fuseproject
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    Fuseproject

    In the San Francisco offices of Yves Béhar’s industrial design and branding firm, the work environment 
suits the work.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.28.09

  16. 101 Office
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    101 Office

    Buried in TPS reports? Somebody take your red stapler? Don't let The Man get you down--our inclusive review of office environments and accessories will have you whistling while you work.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.18.09

  17. Marimekko Tour
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    Marimekko Tour

    Beyond a shining white foyer and a canteen infused with fragrant lunchtime aromas, Marimekko’s Helsinki headquarters hides a textile factory in its belly.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    01.31.09

  18. Exploring the Solar Systems
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    Exploring the Solar Systems

    For the past 30 years, we’ve been teased with the promise of plentiful solar energy. But for most of us, nerdy solar calculators and watches are as close as we get to realizing this promise....

    written by: James Nestor
    02.02.09

  19. Face Off: Looking Good on the Outside
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    Face Off: Looking Good on the Outside

    The husband-and-wife architecture team Halpert & Ruiz know that if a house’s face 
is pretty from the outside and views are good from within, as a landlord you will have an easier time...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  20. The Ungreening of America
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    The Ungreening of America

    We asked Charles Birnbaum to point us to five unique landscapes that we can still take a peek at. He explains: “I’ve chosen places that are either at risk or lesser known. They don’t resemble...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.27.09

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