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  1. Porches Inn, North Adams, Massachusetts
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    Porches Inn, North Adams, Massachusetts

    In 1985, the Sprague Electric Mill in North Adams, Massachusetts, closed down. Like many similar western Massachusetts towns supporting heavy industry, North Adams relied on its factories to...

    written by: Laura Feinstein
    07.17.12

  2. Project Runaway
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    Project Runaway

    Driven by the death of several appliances, a San Francisco family finds that a spanking new kitchen delivers a good dose of domestic harmony along with the excuse to execute a complete home makeover.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.05.10

  3. Rural Home on a Holland Harbor
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    Rural Home on a Holland Harbor

    Inspired by her natural surroundings, a Dutch felt artist intuitively crafts a home on a northern Holland harbor.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Hotze Eisma
    07.29.12

  4. Double Time
    My House

    Double Time

    The last time Blake Trabulsi and Allison Orr had a party at their house in Austin, Texas, it lasted until 5 a.m. Observes Trabulsi: “People are so comfortable here, they never want to leave.”

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    01.14.09

  5. An Introduction to Modern Textiles
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Modern Textiles

    If the design world feels like an endless parade of products, then the gnashing maws of industrial production assuredly underpin it all. Take a look at how leading manufacturers make what they make...

    written by: Akiko Bush
    04.27.10

  6. Coffee Talk
    Design 101

    Coffee Talk

    I love coffee. It’s coffee shops I have a problem with. Whenever someone suggests we “grab coffee and catch up,” I instinctively shudder and suggest instead a nice cocktail or...

    written by: Heather Bradley
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.28.09

  7. Sands Castle
    Finishing Touch

    Sands Castle

    Jeff and Larissa Sand cut their commute down to a few flights of stairs when they moved their industrial design studio, architecture office, and metalwork shop into the first two floors of their...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    10.18.10

  8. Raise High the Roof Beams
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    Raise High the Roof Beams

    Creative bartering and a healthy dose of sweat equity allowed a young Charleston couple to transform a derelict 19th-century structure into an inspired living space.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Daniel Shea
    08.29.11

  9. Play's the Thing
    My House

    Play's the Thing

    With ingenuity and plenty of elbow grease, architect John Tong turned an old Toronto dairy into the ultimate family clubhouse.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Christopher Wahl
    07.04.11

  10. The Modern Baby: Part Two
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    The Modern Baby: Part Two

    For even more nifty nursery ideas, we checked in with the owner of online children's emporium fawn&forest and modern parent, Summer Robertson. Fawn&forest was founded two years after the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.31.12

  11. Q & A With Christopher Farr
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    Q & A With Christopher Farr

    Modern-rug purveyor and witty Brit Christopher Farr chats with Dwell about 25 years in the business and doles out advice for every type of carpet buyer.

    02.22.13

  12. An Epic Plot
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    An Epic Plot

    Architect Steve Bull designed a high-impact, low-maintenance home for a pair of intrepid clients in Alaska, but that was only the beginning of the adventure.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Erik Johnson
    09.25.11

  13. Communal Lakeside Vacation House in Ontario
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    Communal Lakeside Vacation House in Ontario

    On a lakeside plot outside Toronto, four friends forge a new kind of vacation house. 

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    04.19.12

  14. Textile Exhibit to Feature Picasso, Dali, Matisse Designs
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    Textile Exhibit to Feature Picasso, Dali, Matisse Designs

    A London exhibition uses works by Picasso, Dali, Matisse, and others to trace the evolution of 20th century textile design.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.15.14

  15. Rug Designer Nani Marquina's Serene Home in Ibiza
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    Rug Designer Nani Marquina's Serene Home in Ibiza

    In a quiet corner of the famed Spanish party island, rug designer Nani Marquina and photographer Albert Font have carved out a serene, site-sensitive home.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    photos by: Albert Font
    07.31.12

  16. 10 Minute Interview: Renzo Piano
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    10 Minute Interview: Renzo Piano

    I met with Italian architect and Pritzker Prize winner Renzo Piano one week before the official opening of his latest museum project, an addition to the historic Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston,...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.19.12

  17. Streamlined Wood-and-Leather Desk Accessories
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    Streamlined Wood-and-Leather Desk Accessories

    Earthy materials like wood and natural textiles have been popular for making phone cases and even speaker housings. Such materials look wonderfully incongruous next to the glass and polished metal...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  18. 10 Warm Throws

    10 Warm Throws

    For the long autumn nights through the first signs of spring, here's a collection of blankets and throws to make your time inside on chilly days and nights nice and toasty warm.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.20.10

  19. Graphic Carpet Ride

    Graphic Carpet Ride

    Like typography savants, textile cognoscenti occupy a healthy chunk of the modernist population—as they should, since woven accessories are essential for warming up a stark, streamlined...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.05.12

  20. Piping Hot

    Piping Hot

    Even the fluffiest sofa looks sporty and tailored when outlined in crisp edging. Whether zigzagged, contrast-stitched, or piped, the latest trend in upholstered furniture has us examining the seams.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.19.12

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