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5 Prefab Desert Homes

As previously seen in Best Modern Desert Houses, Dwell invites you to take a peak at these scorching additions.
June 3, 2013
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5 Lofts Worth a Second Look

Previously seen in "7 Clever Loft Spaces for Small Places", take a look at how these five homeowners have comfortably converted compact spaces into capacious dwellings.
June 3, 2013
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A Look at Space Saving Furniture

Five ways to open up a space to give yourself some breathing room.
June 3, 2013
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Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

Each week Dwell.com delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top stories of the week. Take a look and see what you might have missed.
May 31, 2013
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Get This Room: Graphic Bedroom

Investor and developer Holden Shannon played with economies of scale to create nine row houses in Houston, Texas. Interior designer Barbara Hill was brought in to complement the airy, flowing interior spaces. We tracked down the key pieces (or their close approximations) so you can create it on your own.
May 31, 2013
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Photographer Q&A: Nicholas Calcott

Photographer Nicholas Calcott first appeared on our radar when he was living in Paris, France. Now, based in New York City, Calcott still travels to France often. If the timing is right, and we have a story needing to be photographed in France, Nick is our guy! Learn more about Nick and his experience shooting for Dwell below.
May 31, 2013
Athfield House as photographed by Simon Devitt in Wellington, New Zealand.

Photography Focus: Simon Devitt's Portrait of a House

New Zealand photographer Simon Devitt has been capturing homes and homeowners in for close to fifteen years. His new book, Portrait of a House, collaborates with graphic designer Arch MacDonnell of Inhouse Design. Portrait of a House is a photo album of the Athfield House or "The Village on the Hill" known by Wellington, New Zealand locals. The Athfield House is an architectural experiment started by Ian Athfield in 1965 on the Khandallah hillside in Wellington. It's quite reminiscent of the Mos Eisley Cantina on the planet Tattooine, in Star Wars, Episode IV. The idea for this photo book came from Devitt's inspiration from other shelter photo books such as Robin Morrison's 1978 book Images of a House. "A house is a pretty refined subject to make a book about," explains Devitt. "It is not market driven, it is content driven and born out of passion. Life has happened there like in no other house, and the ‘living’ leaves its evidence, time has played out on its surface. There is a lot to be said about sitting still and how that looks. The Athfield house is a wonderful example of this. An accessible counterpoint to a largely asset based living that pervades New Zealand.” The "living" Devitt refers to is the extensive colorful dinner parties with it's well-known local bohemians (as seen in our slideshow) & the mass livestock that roam the property. Simon Devitt is the recent recipient of the New Zealand Architecture Awards' Presidential citation for photography. He also has a lecture in Photography of Architecture at the University of Auckland.
May 31, 2013
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Photo Series: Streets by Leigh Merrill

Photographer Leigh Merrill has created a series of images that waver between reality and fantasy. While exploring the urban environment of the San Francisco Bay Area, she became fascinated by its complexity. Says Merrill, "Motivated by curiosity about the architecture that surrounds us and how it reflects larger ideas of beauty, class, romanticism and even perfection—I started to photograph homes, and eventually photographed thousands. I then digitally assembled and reassembled these photographs to create new images; each is typically made from several photographs of individual houses combined with tens to hundreds of smaller bits and pieces from other photographs of houses in the region. At first these images might look plausible; but closer inspection reveals that they are fabricated, and in fact illogical."
May 30, 2013
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Get This Room: American Modern

We hunted down the essentials in this rustic-meets modern bedroom so you can recreate the look in your home.
May 29, 2013
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