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5 Clever Solutions for Cords

Even as our favorite high-tech gizmos go wireless, many homes remain tethered to a few key electronics, namely lighting. Without cutting the cord, here are five genius ideas for concealing, organizing, and beautifying your tangle of cables.
July 16, 2015
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Instagram Account We Love: Colorful Architecture Snapshots of Cities

Matthias Heiderich (@massju), a photographer based in Hamburg, Germany, composes pastel-toned architectural snapshots that capture the sculptural, geometric side of cityscapes. The way Heiderich highlights the bend of a banister, the dizzying spiral of a parking garage ramp, or the symmetry of a facade will make you look at your own city differently.
July 11, 2015
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5 Sliding Doors and Walls That Save Tons of Space

From a bookshelf to a glass wall, these sliding solutions will have you going hinge-less.
July 9, 2015
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6 Ways to Use a Thonet Bentwood Chair

Best known for its iconic Cafe chair, Austrian furniture company Thonet—named after its founder, Michael Thonet, who began using bentwood in the 19th-century—has continued to produce sinuous yet minimal wooden seating designs for more than 150 years. Here are seven inspiring spaces that make use of the timeless pieces.
July 8, 2015
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Photo of the Week: Beautiful Hotel Made Up of Tiny Pods

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
July 7, 2015
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5 Ways to Do Colorful Backsplashes

These bright backsplashes enliven the tasks of cooking and cleaning the kitchen.
July 7, 2015
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Rooms With a View: 10 Giant Windows We Love

Spanning whole walls and building facades, these formidable windows extend living spaces into the great outdoors—with sweeping panoramas and plenty of natural sunlight.
July 2, 2015
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5 Rainbow-Colored Rooms

These Technicolor interiors combine all the shades of the rainbow with bright artwork, paint, and books.
June 26, 2015
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14 Iconic Modern Buildings That Will Be Saved with the Help of the Getty Foundation

The organization has announced its second round of funding via the Keeping It Modern initiative to restore structures by Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Gerrit Rietveld, Pierre Jeanneret, and others. Scroll through to see the complete list of recipients of the $1.75 million in grants.
June 24, 2015