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5 Small and Narrow Modern Houses

It's always fascinating to see how designers deal with tiny lots and small spaces. But when a house is also unusually narrow, that brings additional spatial challenges—often provoking out-of-the-box solutions from designers and inhabitants. Check out these five examples of surprisingly small and narrow modern houses, plucked from the pages of Dwell, and proffering unexpected approaches to storage, custom built-ins, and creative ways of cohabitating.
May 21, 2013
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Get This Room: Playful Minimalism

Texas-based designer Barbara Hill is a pro at striking the right note between modern and playful, we took apart an informal dining room she designed in Atlanta, Georgia, to help readers recreate the look at home.
May 20, 2013
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Branding and Design by Tatabi Studio

Thanks to the multi-talented trio behind Tatabi Studio—an independent graphic and web design studio based in Dublin, Ireland—things are looking a little more brighter, cleaner, and delightful.
May 20, 2013
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Top Picks from Noho Design District 2013

With a bevy of design fairs taking place in New York this week, it was impossible to venture far in the city without stumbling across an exhibition of new design. From Wanted to ICFF, we criss-crossed the island to cover it all. Saturday, we pounded the pavement in NoHo to scope out the goods on view as part of the 4-day Noho Design District show curated by Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer of Sight Unseen. The hip downtown neighborhood is a design destination, luring tourists and natives alike interested in getting a sneak peek of what’s to come from young designers. Click through for a look at some of our NDD picks.
May 20, 2013

360 Panoramic Home Tour: Live/Work Oasis in Atlanta

With a sizable portfolio packed with innovative home, restaurant, retail, and office design, Cara Cummins and Jose Tavel of TaC Studios took their strategies for their clients to their own home. When choosing a site, the dynamic duo felt passionate about staying in the neighborhood they were so dedicated to help transform—a central, historic Atlanta community once tainted by its industrial past and years of street crime.
May 20, 2013
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Innovation Hub: ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego

'Innovate' was the buzzword at the Urban Land Institute’s spring conference in San Diego, May 15-17, where some 3,500 planners, developers, and real estate and land use professionals gathered to look at new models for growth, share best practices, and learn how to proceed in an uncertain economy.
May 20, 2013

Moleskine Detour: Q&A with Scott Henderson

Have you ever wanted to peek inside the notebooks of your favorite designers? In The Detour Book: The Moleskine notebook experience, readers are privy to a stunning collection of more than 250 notebooks that have been decorated, hacked, and sketched by some of the world's leading designers, artists, and creative thinkers, including Spike Jonze, Christian Lacroix, Mary Ellen Mark, Paula Scher, and Karim Rashid. The notes, clippings, drawings, and sculptures showcased in the book have been touring the world in Detour, a travelling exhibit produced by Moleskine that allows visitors to experience, flip through, and interact with the notebooks’ pages.
May 18, 2013
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Photographer Q&A: Derek Shapton

This was Derek Shapton's first shoot for Dwell and it will certainly not be his last. The Ontario-based photographer impressed us with every image he shot for The Treanor Residence. He made it difficult to select photos for the story, but that is something never to complain about! Read on to learn a bit more about Derek and his first Dwell photo shoot experience.
May 17, 2013
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Kickstarter of the Week: Grown in the Garden State

You might consider New Jersey the Edsel of the mid-Atlantic, but illustrator Michael Mulvey is a proud son of the Garden State and he wants to do Jersey proud with this poster, t-shirts and set of playing cards. Grown in the Garden State is his plan to graphically lionize 54 of New Jersey's favorite sons and daughters, entertainers and actors who range from Bruce (natch) to Ray Liotta to Martha Stewart to Patti Smith. He's even got a series of t-shirts he's designing, all of which have a clean design and cool aesthetic that's more art school than Snooki.
May 17, 2013