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  1. Architect We Love: Sou Fujimoto
    Profiles

    Architect We Love: Sou Fujimoto

    With his experimental buildings, the Tokyo-based architect is creating a new breed of hybrid design.

    written by: Naomi Pollock
    09.14.13

  2. Library Style: 6 Looks at Books in the Modern World
    A Great Idea

    Library Style: 6 Looks at Books in the Modern World

    In the Kindle era, it's possible to do away with ink-on-paper books in the name of decluttering. And yet there's something about those old volumes that, for many of us, helps make a house a home....

    written by: William Lamb
    11.30.13

  3. That Wood is on Fire: 5 Examples of Shou-Sugi-Ban
    We Recommend

    That Wood is on Fire: 5 Examples of Shou-Sugi-Ban

    Shou-sugi-ban, a Japanese wood-charring technique, is emerging as one of builders' and woodworkers' favorite trends this year.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.24.13

  4. Mid-Century Modern on the Playground
    Outdoor

    Mid-Century Modern on the Playground

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    08.01.11

  5. The Art of Brook&Lyn
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    The Art of Brook&Lyn

    In her mid-twenties, Mimi Jung quit her job as a graphic designer to start her own creative studio under the name Brook&Lyn. Her bold, distinct jewelry gained near instant acclaim in the fashion...

    written by: Johanna Björk
    05.13.13

  6. 6 Homes Blending Indoor and Outdoor Living Space
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    6 Homes Blending Indoor and Outdoor Living Space

    When you live in a climate that's right for it, there is nothing like having architectural elements that allow your indoor living to expand and blend with the outdoor space. Here, we feature six...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.29.13

  7. Week in Review: 7 Great Stories You May Have Missed
    Week in Review

    Week in Review: 7 Great Stories You May Have Missed

    Each week Dwell.com delivers more than 50 original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.12.13

  8. New Grass Roots
    Houses We Love

    New Grass Roots

    When they want to escape the mayhem of city life in Chicago, Diane Pascal and Thomas Richie retreat to their low-profile getaway in Hennepin, Illinois, a town where agriculture and ecology are...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.09.09

  9. Q&A with La Cornue President Xavier Dupuy
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    Q&A with La Cornue President Xavier Dupuy

    Helming a classic, well-established company in the 21st century is tough enough work as it is without also having to deal with an intrinsic indebtedness to DNA. But, in the case of Xavier Dupuy,...

    written by: Zinzi Edmundson
    07.08.13

  10. Modern Design in Red, White, and Blue
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    Modern Design in Red, White, and Blue

    Celebrate American spirit this 4th of July with a range of red, white, and blue inspiration from kitchen accessories to interiors.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.04.13

  11. A Clearing in the Streets
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    A Clearing in the Streets

    Frederick Law Olmsted brought nature to New York in his carefully controlled design of Central Park.  In that green oasis amid the city’s dense buildings, nature comes to urbanites in...

    written by: Drew Himmelstein
    06.04.09

  12. Building the Maxon House: Week 13
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 13

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    photos by: Thor Radford
    05.25.11

  13. Friday Finds 07.12.13
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    Friday Finds 07.12.13

    After a two-week hiatus, we are happy to say that Friday Finds is back! We've got all sorts of eye candy for you: from charming construction barricades to a striking process-driven photography...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    07.12.13

  14. 7 (Nearly) Net-Zero Homes
    Green

    7 (Nearly) Net-Zero Homes

    Hay insulation, passive solar, drought-tolerant gardens: Behold the following 7 houses from Dwell's pages that give back by striving for net-zero status.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.28.14

  15. 7 Solar Powered Homes
    Green

    7 Solar Powered Homes

    These seven beautiful homes are harnessing the power of the sun and doing it with modern elegance. Click through for inspiration on how to incorporate solar panels into your own home design and...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.26.13

  16. Kickstarter of the Week: Lantern Pho Pot
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    Kickstarter of the Week: Lantern Pho Pot

    Sleep easy pho fans, the most ingenious modern soup dish has arrived. Designer Omid Sadri's fantastic tiered bowl is inspired by Vietnamese lanterns and is ideal for slurping a bit of tasty soup.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.10.13

  17. Enoc Perez: The Andy Warhol of Architecture
    Interviews

    Enoc Perez: The Andy Warhol of Architecture

    Painter Enoc Perez grew up in Puerto Rico, a place rich with modernist buildings in places like La Concha and the Hix Island House. His move to New York amplified an admiration for the style. There...

    written by: Mark Byrnes
    01.16.13

  18. How to Mix and Match Furniture For a Modern Home
    A Great Idea

    How to Mix and Match Furniture For a Modern Home

    Take a look into these 10 homes to see how they have effortlessly furnished their interiors with playful collections of mismatched items.

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.12.13

  19. Barcelona, Day Two
    Travel Reports

    Barcelona, Day Two

    On our second day in Barcelona, fueled by café con leche and enough jamon to kill a horse, we excitedly settled into a breakneck tour of modern Catalan design and architecture. From Gaudi...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron
    01.29.11

  20. Pipe Planter by Nobuhiro Sato
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    Pipe Planter by Nobuhiro Sato

    For botanically-minded architecture lovers, this is quite cute. While searching the wide world of online gift guides, I came across this planter by Nobuhiro Sato of Pull+Push.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    12.13.08

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