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A Look at Terrazzo in Modern Homes

While most people might associate terrazzo with old office buildings, the material has more noble origins: Venetian craftsmen would embed marble chips in a layer of clay, sealing the surface with goat's milk that would also preserve its marble appearance. Terrazzo became more popular with the advent of modern industrial grinders; modern architects now have access to a wide range of materials (glass, granite, porcelain, concrete, and more) that's embedded within a thin layer of epoxy. Good for its 'retro' look and durability, the ingenious spirit of its original craftsmen lives on these unconventional residential applications.
October 7, 2015
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5 Rooms With a View We Love, Especially in Fall

As autumn falls upon the northern hemisphere, cozy on up to these inspiring rooms from Dublin to Virginia.
October 6, 2015
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9 Designs Inspired by Japanese Architecture and Craft

Dwell and it readers value simplicity and quality, so it's no surprise that Japan—with its emphasis on craft and thoughtful living—is a frequent wellspring of inspiration.
October 5, 2015
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5 Creative Uses for Ladders in Modern Spaces

Ladders aren't just for lofts—check out these contemporary spaces that are creative as their twists on the traditional climbing structure.
September 30, 2015
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8 Quirky Bathrooms

Bathrooms are some of the most private rooms of any home, so it's no surprise that they can be the most idiosyncratic and unique. Check out these 8 examples that definitely caught our eye!
September 29, 2015
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6 Spaces Designed for Kids to Play

Play spaces are unique opportunities for design: architects can be more colorful while introducing children to the importance of modern design. Check out these six cool places designed for play!
September 28, 2015
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5 Bedrooms with Breathtaking Views of the Water

Greeting the day isn't such a challenge when your room gazes out over a magnificent body of water.
September 28, 2015
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5 Donald Judd-Inspired Designs in Modern Homes

While he vehemently disavowed the label of "minimalism," Donald Judd led the way for spreading that aesthetic movement. His artworks emphasize craft, materials, and simple geometries while rejecting any attempt at conventional artistic representation or categorization: he insisted his pieces were not sculpture as they were actually fabricated by skilled craftsmen (with Judd just supplying the design). Judd did design some furniture though he distinguished these functional products from his art. See how these architects and clients were inspired by his work!
September 25, 2015
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7 Modern Homes With Wood-Burning Stoves

The fall season is in full swing—which means winter's just around the corner. Prepare for the chilly months ahead with ideas from these modern homes that make use of the timeless and energy-efficient wood-burning stove.
September 24, 2015