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Modern green home clad in straw-bale with photovoltaic panels

Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz

How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in Santa Cruz, California, wound up with hay bales in the walls, a state-of-the-art heat pump system, and six very happy residents.
September 17, 2012
Modern dining room with white Bellini chairs and wood dining table

Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC

One family’s effort to “smuggle a modern house into a historic district” in Washington, DC, results in a brightly transformed space made for family life.
September 10, 2012
menu stackable oven dishes

Stackable Oven Dishes by Menu

Thanks to heat-resistant silicone legs, these sleek ceramic dishes from Menu make the oven-to-table transition with ease.
September 8, 2012
Kate Albrecht of Mr. Kate

Mr. Kate Sets a Dwell Table

For this week's installment of entertaining tips, Dwell invited Los Angeles–based blogger, jewelry designer, and hostess extraordinaire, Kate Albrecht of mrkate.com over to set a table or two. I wanted to share with you some quick ideas for on-the-fly table-tops for those unexpected entertaining moments when you have guests (or maybe a date) coming over with little notice and you don't have time to shop for a formal tablescape. I tasked myself to look around my rental apartment and create two, on-the-fly, modern-vintage themed tabletops that would suit my entertaining needs, without even getting as much as a bouquet of flowers from the store! 
September 4, 2012
Modern seating area with oak floors and vintage console

Above the Fray

How a Bay Area architect who toggles his time between the coasts found his home away from home in a modern Manhattan high-rise.
August 21, 2012
Modern kitchen with stainless steel countertop

Party-Friendly Apartment in Toronto

Dr. Kenneth Montague’s Toronto loft is both home and art gallery—and the ultimate party house, thanks to two kitchens, a rooftop deck, and no shortage of conversation pieces.
August 9, 2012
Modern flatware and servingware

Ready, Set, Go

August 9, 2012
Modern house with ipe facade designed by Julia Knezic

All in the Family

Young architects often design homes for their parents. But for Toronto's Julia Knezic, it was an especially intimate job: her mom Susan Farkas's new house is next to her own. When the property became available, she lured her parents into moving from their suburban neighborhood. "My mom said, 'Fine, but I want a new house.' " It was a deal: Julia designed a new 2,100-square-foot open-plan house, with generous public rooms and only one bedroom, for the site. The process became more intense when her father passed away—and more so as Julia gave birth to her two kids. But Julia's mother moved in, and welcomed Julia's clan to live in the basement as they remodeled their own place. "This was conceived as a house for one person," Julia explains,"but the idea was to make the spaces as comfortable as possible for the whole family." And with an intergenerational mix of decor and two happy kids, it's working out fine.
August 6, 2012
Interior designed by Kathryn Tyler

Interiors by Kathryn Tyler, Linea Studio

Judging by all the great feedback we've received on Kathryn Tyler's lovely Falmouth, England, home (Collector's Choice, June 2012), you all loved her style—and awesome collections of vintage furniture and cookware—as much as we did. Tyler founded her interior design studio, Linea Studio, in 2004. Based in Cornwall, she is currently at work on a diverse array of projects, from a bar in Edinburgh to a new coffee shop in South Africa to a windmill in the Netherlands that she's converting into a recording studio. Here's a peek at some other projects she's recently finished.
June 12, 2012
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