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  1. Creative Re-Use in Oakland
    House Tours

    Creative Re-Use in Oakland

    Stephen Shoup is the kind of person to see potential in things that others might miss. In 2005, looking for a property that would house himself and his design/build firm, building Lab inc., he...

    02.28.11

  2. An Architecture Guide to Pyongyang
    Interviews

    An Architecture Guide to Pyongyang

    German architect and writer Philipp Meuser realizes that Pyongyang, North Korea, doesn't top many travel destination wish lists, but after looking at his Architectural and Cultural Guide: Pyongyang...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.09.12

  3. A Slender Geothermal Cottage in London
    Green

    A Slender Geothermal Cottage in London

    On an eight-foot-wide site in London, architect Luke Tozer cleverly squeezed in a four-story home equipped with rain-water-harvesting and geothermal systems.  

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    photos by: Charlie Crane
    06.01.10

  4. Shape Shifters

    Shape Shifters

    Incorporating a wide array of geometries—like a pendant lamp inspired by the Fibonacci sequence or six-sided acoustic wall tiles—is a sure thing for playing up visual interest in an interior.

    02.25.13

  5. Master Stroke
    Outdoor

    Master Stroke

    In Santa Monica, California, where pools are plenty but not always eye-pleasing, Padraic Cassidy lifted one 30 inches off the ground­—dramatically elevating its aesthetic appeal.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: David Allee
    01.04.11

  6. Renovating An Aging Mill in France
    Green

    Renovating An Aging Mill in France

    In 1981, Londoners Anthony and Gillian Blee purchased the ultimate fixer-upper. The property in southwestern France was idyllic, but its old mill, built in 1822, and three flanking outbuildings had...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Sarah Blee
    01.19.11

  7. Lighting Up
    Finishing Touch

    Lighting Up

    A dim Toronto Tudor gets an airy new look, thanks to a top-level remodel and some bright ideas.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    01.25.12

  8. Heath Ceramics Modern Basics Tile Line
    Post

    Heath Ceramics Modern Basics Tile Line

    Often times, more money goes into finishing bathrooms and kitchens than any other room in a home, and California based Heath Ceramics is a top choice for tile when architects start selecting these...

    02.20.09

  9. 10 Examples of High Impact Modern Tile
    Product Reviews

    10 Examples of High Impact Modern Tile

    Choosing tile for a remodel or renovation is tricky business and the right tile choice can undoubtably elevate a design to new heights. Here, we've gathered some excellent samples of modern tile...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.24.13

  10. A Gut Renovation Transforms a Tiny Manhattan Apartment
    Renovation

    A Gut Renovation Transforms a Tiny Manhattan Apartment

    A 400-square-foot Upper East Side apartment gets a new look.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.30.14

  11. Shear Talent
    Profiles

    Shear Talent

    In the small village of Spannum, in the Dutch province of Friesland, Claudy Jongstra heads a felt-design studio whose modesty in process and material belie its overwhelming commercial appeal and...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Oliver Chanarin
    02.26.09

  12. Coverings 2012: New Ravenna Tile
    Travel Reports

    Coverings 2012: New Ravenna Tile

    The 300,000-square-foot show floor at this year's Coverings (held April 17–20th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida) was filled with many stunning designs, but an...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    05.08.12

  13. Porcelanosa Tile Showroom Visit
    Travel Reports

    Porcelanosa Tile Showroom Visit

    Back in June, Dwell was kindly invited by Spanish tile manufacturer Porcelanosa to tour their impressive factory. We first highlighted their Krion solid surfaces and now we're back for more. Here...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.15.13

  14. Contemporary tables and vases join the East and the West
    Latest

    Contemporary tables and vases join the East and the West

    India Mahdavi's Landscape collection integrates global design references.

    written by: Caia Hagel
    04.14.14

  15. Charley Harper Tile by Motawi
    Product

    Charley Harper Tile by Motawi

    Motawi introduces five new designs into its popular Charley Harper series of art tile.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.22.14

  16. S2: Surfaces + StonExpo 2011
    Travel Reports

    S2: Surfaces + StonExpo 2011

    This week we headed to Las Vegas for S2, a combination the Surfaces and StonExpo trade shows. We walked miles through the exhibition spaces at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and here present...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.28.11

  17. Kitchen Design: 5 Backsplashes We Love
    Renovation

    Kitchen Design: 5 Backsplashes We Love

    Time for that tired old backsplash to go? Here are five ideas for new looks, ranging from top-of-the-line modern tile to the ultimate DIY version for an Airstream trailer.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.04.13

  18. Kitchen and Bath Trend: Nature
    Latest

    Kitchen and Bath Trend: Nature

    Nature ruled at KBIS/IBS 2014—we saw everything from petrified wood surfaces to tiles made from real fruits and vegetables. Here are a few earthly finds from the show floor.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.06.14

  19. 7 Vibrant and Modern Tile Accents
    A Great Idea

    7 Vibrant and Modern Tile Accents

    Festooned with color and pattern, these seven designs use tile to create striking visual effects.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.24.14

  20. A Modern Geometric Home in Northcote
    Houses We Love

    A Modern Geometric Home in Northcote

    Brunswick, Australia-based studio Breathe Architecture crafts a compact and modern residence perfectly fit for a family of five in a small suburb in Melbourne.

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.17.14

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