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6 Compact Living Situations

At Dwell, we love tiny spaces. Cruise through these six examples to see all the ways that small can be smart.
September 18, 2015
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9 Konstantin Grcic Designs in Modern Homes

Based in Munich, Konstantin Grcic is a prolific designer who has collaborated with multiple manufacturers; his work has also been the subject of several solo exhibitions. Sample just a few of his designs in these nine contemporary homes!
September 17, 2015
Australian tallowwood kitchen with Artek stools and Muuto lighting

An Ode to the Stool 60 by Alvar Aalto

It's hard to conceive of a simpler, warmer, more efficient design: Alvar Aalto's Stacking Stool (model 60)—designed in 1933—consists of a single surface supported by three legs, each a single piece of bent wood. This curved leg means the stool has no traditional furniture joints and can easily be mass produced (three screws connect each leg to the base). Moreover, its dimensions allow the stool to be infinitely stackable with other Stool 60s. As a pioneering design of modern wood furniture, we salute the humble Stacking Stool (model 60) with six examples of its use in contemporary homes.
September 17, 2015
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7 Outdoor Showers We Love

Outdoor showers can easily be a simple affair: all you need is a shower head, a bit of privacy (when required), and the sky as your ceiling. Some of these homes embellish the experience while others stick to the basics.
September 15, 2015
“The amount of work that was done to get things to look so naïve was phenomenal,” Rogers says. “We are quite hedonistic in our play on space.” This custom sofa offers a soft landing for the roundabout slide, which emerges from a trapdoor in the master bed

Swings, Slides, and Other Built-In Play in Modern Homes

Designed for residents' inner children—or for actual children—these homes feature fun ways to energize a space with play.
September 15, 2015
A rolling ladder made from salvaged wood and components leads to a small, yet well equipped, office.

5 Rolling Ladders in Modern Homes

The rolling (or sliding) ladder, set within the tall musty bookcases of a patrician library, is an old cliché. Extra-high bookcases can be a smart way to add storage to otherwise unused space. Check out these five contemporary designs that revisit and renew and old idea.
September 14, 2015
Renovated DC Row House backyard with Cor-Ten steel.

5 Ways to Design with Planters

From large boxes to individual pots, planters are a go-to solution for modern gardens.
September 11, 2015
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7 Functional and Quirky Uses for Pegboard

A staple of tool sheds everywhere, inexpensive pegboard offers a rigorous circular pattern begging to be used as storage - or potentially "misused" for more decorative ends. Check out these 7 ways to use this unsung material.
September 11, 2015
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6 Instances of George Nelson Designs in Modern Homes

Trained as an architect, George Nelson was Herman Miller's Director of Design from 1945-72, overseeing its expansion into the modern furniture design for which its renowned today. Thanks to his efforts at Herman Miller, his own design studio (George Nelson Associates, Inc.), and his writing, Nelson was a key force in bringing modern design to the wider American public.
September 11, 2015