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  1. The Architectural Insider
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    The Architectural Insider

    The old joke “Enough about me, let’s talk about you. What do you think about me?” isn’t a joke to architects, it’s part of their profession. Dwell asked one design...

    written by: Donlyn Lyndon
    05.27.09

  2. Color 101: Hueless
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    Color 101: Hueless

    Most modernists find color as attractive as traditional Tudors. Fred Bernstein, a resolute lover of neutrals, attempts to expand his horizon of hues.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    02.02.09

  3. 101 Bathrooms: Metal
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    101 Bathrooms: Metal

    An easy conduit for hot and cold water alike, metal assumes a multiplicity of contemporary shapes, from globular showerheads to rectilinear radiators.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  4. An Introduction to Kitchen Design
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    An Introduction to Kitchen Design

    The kitchen has evolved from a closed-off satellite to the most open, doted-upon room in the house—and repository of our dreams of domestic fulfillment.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  5. Space-Efficient Renovation in New York
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    Space-Efficient Renovation in New York

    “A strategy of extreme density was required,” says Michael Chen of Normal Projects, 
who along with partner Kari Anderson handled the renovation of this Upper West Side apartment.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    02.01.09

  6. 6 Homes Fit for Chefs
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    6 Homes Fit for Chefs

    We can learn a thing or two from foodies about kitchen design, as the following modern Dwell kitchen-centric homes—the stuff that culinary dreams are made of—so elegantly prove.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.15.13

  7. 8 Ways to Design with Pine
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    8 Ways to Design with Pine

    It’s readily available, affordable, fairly sustainable, and hardy—what’s not to love about pine? Architects, designers, and homeowners show us how to use the wood to its best advantage in these...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.24.13

  8. 7 City Lofts We Love
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    7 City Lofts We Love

    We take a journey from San Diego to Brooklyn to Warsaw and beyond to check out the myriad ways to rework a loft space.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.09.13

  9. 10 Space-Saving Desk Designs
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    10 Space-Saving Desk Designs

    No matter how tiny your abode, a proper desk is still attainable. These 10 smart setups make the most of small spaces with big style.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.15.13

  10. 9 Stainless Steel Kitchens
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    9 Stainless Steel Kitchens

    From a single sheet to a shiny-metal extravaganza, stainless steel remains a very viable way of modernizing your kitchen. Here are 9 ways to incorporate the low-maintenance material.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.02.14

  11. 7 Modern Shingled Houses
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    7 Modern Shingled Houses

    Shingle style takes on a new meaning in the following 7 modern houses that approach the genre in innovative ways.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.07.14

  12. 10 Ways to Use Shoji Screens
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    10 Ways to Use Shoji Screens

    Shoji screens are used everywhere from George Nakashima's Reception House to actor Vincent Kartheiser's tiny Hollywood bungalow, and they remain a time-tested way of allowing light in and keeping...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.25.13

  13. 10 tips for clutter-free bedrooms
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    10 tips for clutter-free bedrooms

    For our first post in a series featuring inspiring, clutter-free rooms, we begin with the space that is arguably the most important to keep clear of all visual noise: the bedroom.

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.09.14

  14. 8 Eat-in Kitchens
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    8 Eat-in Kitchens

    In spaces small or large, an eat-in kitchen is a useful hub for singles and families alike. Here are 8 well-designed versions from the pages of Dwell.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.12.13

  15. 9 Ways to Design with Ligne Roset
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    9 Ways to Design with Ligne Roset

    For most of us, Ligne Roset pieces are the stuff that design dreams are made of. Should the opportunity to acquire a Togo or another amazing piece arise, we offer the following vignettes that lead...

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.03.14

  16. 8 Ways to Design with the Arco Lamp
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    8 Ways to Design with the Arco Lamp

    Second only to the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, the Arco lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos, with its super arc, is the classic go-to piece for the modern living room. Here...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.08.14

  17. Jens Risom Furniture We Love
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    Jens Risom Furniture We Love

    “Good design is something that pleases the eye,” says Jens Risom. The Danish designer has indeed created many eye-pleasing furnishings, including the most iconic of his designs, the eponymous...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.03.13

  18. 10 Ways to Design With Purple
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    10 Ways to Design With Purple

    We’d like to congratulate purple—or rather its more showy cousin, orchid—for regaining the spotlight after Pantone’s 2014 color of the year announcement. When it comes to designing with purple, the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.06.13

  19. 8 Ways to Renovate an Airstream
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    8 Ways to Renovate an Airstream

    The iconic, and slightly atomic, form of the shiny silver Airstream is embedded in our cultural and design milieu. Here are 8 Airstream renovations that promise to inspire you to hit the road in...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.06.13

  20. 8 Reasons to Love Herringbone
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    8 Reasons to Love Herringbone

    It’s not just for stuffy tweeds; herringbone patterns have a distinct place in modern design. See how in these 8 houses, from Paris to Tokyo.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.15.13

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