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The Toddlers of Dwell Review 5 Modern Playhouses

All it takes to play is a healthy imagination, 
but a modern playhouse adds to the fun.
July 15, 2011
John Tong

Play's the Thing

With ingenuity and plenty of elbow grease, architect John Tong turned an old Toronto dairy into the ultimate family clubhouse.
July 4, 2011
Hella Jongerius / Jongeriuslab in Berlin

Dutch Designer Focus: Hella Jongerius

In her Berlin studio, rogue Dutch designer Hella Jongerius creates colorful, covetable objects that meld the handmade and the mass-produced in surprising new ways.
June 20, 2011
Ab Rogers dons a bold suit that suits the spirit of the accompanying decor he designed.

Modern London House with Rainbow Spiral Staircase

In a London house that’s flooded with light, a spiral staircase provides a prismatic path from floor to floor.
June 20, 2011
Modern house with solar panels and energy systems

High-Tech Green Family Home in Los Angeles

Though tricked out with high-tech touches, this house’s greenest feature is decidedly low tech: the family’s intention to make it their lifelong home.
June 20, 2011
Hand-built beachfront home in the Canary Islands in Spain

On The Rocks

For centuries, Spain’s Canary Islands have been the last outpost of civilization before European mariners sailed headlong into the vast Atlantic. That same sense of horizon-bound, seaside fortitude marks the singular homes that a few hardy residents of the Canary Island of Tenerife have literally built into the coastal rock. Whether humble cottages teetering on craggy promontories or actual volcanic caves out of which sunbaked homes have grown, this brand of beach living is about as far from Costa del Sol condos as the Canaries are from the Spanish mainland. Photographer Gunnar Knechtel takes us inside some of the most unusual homes we’ve ever seen and shows us an inspiring intersection of design and living that blossoms up from the cracks.  
June 11, 2011
Modern vacation beach home in Nandgaon, India

Wood-Clad Seaside Retreat in India

It’s hard to believe that this idyllic house sited in a coastal coconut grove in Nandgaon, India, is a mere hour’s drive from bustling Mumbai.
June 7, 2011
Modern portable barbeque grillers

7 Portable BBQ Grills We Love

They’re hot! They’re mini! They’re full of coal! These seven portable barbecues will help you get the summer started.
June 7, 2011
Modern beach bungalow renovation in Long Island

Long Island Found

When the Fisher family’s 1960s Long Island beach bungalow started to crumble, they sought an architect who’d preserve the home’s humble roots and mellow vibe, while subtly bringing the place up to date.
June 6, 2011