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  1. Modernist Rural Getaway in Poland
    Green

    Modernist Rural Getaway in Poland

    In southwest Poland, architect Robert Konieczny, of KWK Promes, raises the roof—with sod intact—on Jacek Perkowski’s modernist rural getaway.

    written by: James Nestor
    09.13.09

  2. Houston, We've Solved a Problem
    Green

    Houston, We've Solved a Problem

    A bird flying over Houston, Texas, sees only a sprawling canopy of trees. It seems the perfect nesting place for creatures both avian and human alike; unfortunately, the green ends at the tree line...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    01.25.09

  3. Modern Furniture Fit for a Classic Eichler
    My House

    Modern Furniture Fit for a Classic Eichler

    Seeking a modern shell for their mid-century pieces, a pair of collectors found a relatively untouched Eichler in San Rafael, California—and a built-in excuse to acquire more furniture.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    05.17.13

  4. Milan 2009: Sofas

    Milan 2009: Sofas

    Earlier this year, Dwell editors traveled to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan and came back with their lists and pics of the best new designs from around the world. Here are their...

    08.15.09

  5. Bold Color, Small Space

    Bold Color, Small Space

    From private residences to commercial spaces, there are myriad ways to harness the power of the palette.  In this video series, Dwell delves into creative ways in which color can play an...

    09.22.09

  6. Room & Board Finds

    Room & Board Finds

    Last week I took a little bus trip down to San Francisco's Design District to have a peek at what's new, and fairly new, from mod furniture purveyor Room & Board. I met up with Joe Darling who...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.09.10

  7. Desk Set

    Desk Set

    In this slideshow we return to a simpler time, when a modern desk could remain unencumbered by snarls of cords, food-flecked keyboards or errant mouse pads. From pieces by Nakashima to Breuer, we...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.22.10

  8. South Africa: Design Indaba 2010

    South Africa: Design Indaba 2010

    The annual Design Indaba Expo, held last weekend in Cape Town, South Africa, focuses solely on domestic talents. Some of these designs are available in American outlets like Anthropologie,...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.01.10

  9. Auction Preview from Wright

    Auction Preview from Wright

    Over the last decade Chicago's Wright auction house, one of the premier venues for modern design, has helped establish and define the collectable market. Since 2000 the auction house has sold over...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    03.15.10

  10. 18 Dining Tables

    18 Dining Tables

    Pull up a chair and feast on this collection of tables, prepared using only the freshest ingredients from our archives.

    04.04.10

  11. Five Easy Pieces

    Five Easy Pieces

    Looking for a way to breathe a little new life into your living room, but don’t have the ducats? Sometimes the introduction of one new element—–be it in the realm of lighting,...

    04.07.10

  12. Light it Up

    Light it Up

    There's much to be gleaned from the September 2010 issue's "Lighting 101", from the horrors of light pollution to the joys of organic LEDs. Thus inspired, we thought we'd present our...

    07.21.10

  13. The Full Spectrum

    The Full Spectrum

    Dwell senior editor Aaron Britt delves into color through the decades in "The Full Spectrum" - offering up a whimsical introduction to the power of color and a practical guide to original...

    08.02.10

  14. 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

  15. 10 x 10: Dwell & Arkitip Artist Series

    10 x 10: Dwell & Arkitip Artist Series

    To celebrate our 10th anniversary here at Dwell, we've collaborated with art magazine Arkitip and asked 10 artists to produce illustrations of 10 houses featured in the magazine. Stop by the Dw...

    11.16.10

  16. Birthday Fête Essentials

    Birthday Fête Essentials

    It's my favorite day of the year: My birthday. And for this very special holiday (yes, I consider it so), I've rounded up the perfect products for any fête d'anniversaire—especially...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.29.10

  17. More Things to Make and Do

    More Things to Make and Do

    This year, delight your pals with a present you created yourself or gift them with materials for handiwork-to-be. It doesn't take much to get making! Here's a few of my tried-and-true faves and a...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.03.10

  18. As You Light It

    As You Light It

    As You Light It is an exploration of lighting innovation through the lens of leading luminaries from theatre, urban planning, and residential design.

    01.04.11

  19. 8 Kitchen Measuring Tools

    8 Kitchen Measuring Tools

    A pinch of this and a dollop of that are fine instructions for the seasoned chef but for the rest of us (especially the precision-oriented), a good set of measuring cups and spoons are essential....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.03.11

  20. A Trivet Trove

    A Trivet Trove

    To protect and serve: the slogan of any good trivet. Make sure your prized tabletop doesn't become singed from fresh-out-of-the-oven casseroles nor soggy from a tasty chilled delight. This oft...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.03.11

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