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  1. Orange Accents For The Modern Home
    A Great Idea

    Orange Accents For The Modern Home

    As previously looked at in Color Story: Orange, we take another glance at a selection of modern homes, which incorporate the inviting, warm, and eccentric color.

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.22.14

  2. Best of Studiomama
    Product

    Best of Studiomama

    In our November issue, we got a look inside 2 Voss St., the new London guest house designed by Studiomama's Nina Tolstrup and her husband, Jack Mama. We've long been enchanted with Tolstrup's work...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.05.12

  3. Zaha Hadid's Milan Installation
    Outdoor

    Zaha Hadid's Milan Installation

    As part of last month's Milan Design Week, Zaha Hadid Architects teamed with LEA Ceramiche to create "Twirl," a mesmerizing installation in the 18th-century courtyard of the State...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.10.11

  4. Moby Tape Dispenser
    Product

    Moby Tape Dispenser

    I've been following designer Jonas Damon for a little while now, and like most design-watchers, I rather liked his charming wooden Torch Flashlight, and the Twice Twice Clock he created...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.27.09

  5. Come Sail Away
    My House

    Come Sail Away

    On a quest to create a weekend house for herself and her husband, Nancy Church scaled back her design fantasies and discovered creative ways to build on a budget.

    written by: Lisa Skolnik
    05.16.11

  6. The Saguaro, Scottsdale
    Hotels

    The Saguaro, Scottsdale

    This 5.5-acre property is a much-needed hotel option in Scottsdale and a welcome splash of color in the mundane beiges of the Sonoran desert. Despite breaking out from the shackles of traditional...

    12.20.11

  7. 10 Design Insiders Sound Off on Knockoffs
    Post

    10 Design Insiders Sound Off on Knockoffs

    In researching the much-discussed essay "The Real Cost of Rip-Offs" for Dwell's June 2012 issue (on newsstands now), many design luminaries shared their perspectives on the subject of knockoffs and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.24.12

  8. Friday Finds 4.17.09
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 4.17.09

    For this installment of the Week in Review, the Dwell team found inspiration in the far reaches of the Web—from attachable pants-protectors for cyclists to tile designs from the London...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.17.09

  9. Loo & Improved
    Finishing Touch

    Loo & Improved

    When Pamela Butz and Jeffrey Klug, principals of Butz + Klug Architecture, began renovating the master bathroom of a nearly 120-year-old home in Brookline, Massachusetts, they made “all sorts...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.04.10

  10. Home Office Design Inspiration
    Design 101

    Home Office Design Inspiration

    Let's be honest, working from home always sounds like a great idea but you need a well appointed and dedicated workspace to really get anything done. Working from your cozy bed or curled up on the...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.29.13

  11. Scrap House
    Green

    Scrap House

    "Repurpose, refurbish, recycle" was the guiding principle for a metals broker in Ontario who harnessed his passion for–and knowledge of–industrial materials to create a new...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    01.14.09

  12. 5 More Sustainable Homes
    Green

    5 More Sustainable Homes

    It ain’t easy being green, but it’s worth the extra effort. Here, we share five sustainable homes that don’t skimp on design.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.17.13

  13. 5 Surprising Clothing Storage Solutions
    A Great Idea

    5 Surprising Clothing Storage Solutions

    Sure, clothes can go in a standard-issue dresser or closet, but where's the fun in that? Here, five unconventional and surprising approaches to clothing storage, from pegs on the walls to cubbies...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.28.13

  14. Kind of New
    House Tours

    Kind of New

    For Brussels-based furniture designer Christiane Högner, inspiration comes less from glossy design mags than the castoffs she finds on the streets of Belgium.

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    01.12.11

  15. 10 Iconic Philippe Starck Designs
    Product Reviews

    10 Iconic Philippe Starck Designs

    A gregarious, whimsical and open-minded view on design animates Frenchman Philippe Starck, who has applied his singular style to literally thousands of projects, from hotel interiors and plastic...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.19.14

  16. Party-Friendly Apartment in Toronto
    My House

    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.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Naomi Finlay
    08.09.12

  17. How To: Mix and Match Chairs
    A Great Idea

    How To: Mix and Match Chairs

    Combining and contrasting different chairs can add personality, tout a vintage sensibility, or help you stick to a budget. Here we take a look at some Dwell homes that experiment with mix-and...

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.02.14

  18. Dror-Designed Soho Synagogue
    House Tours

    Dror-Designed Soho Synagogue

    Designed by Studio Dror, the new SoHo Synagogue in New York aims to translate the inspiration of Judaism to a new generation. Founders Rabbi Dovi Scheiner and his wife Esty Scheiner invited Dror to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.01.11

  19. 5 Canister Vacuums
    Product Reviews

    5 Canister Vacuums

    Is kitty leaving too much for you to remember him by? Are your wellies tracking dirt? Whatever the mess, these vacuums will help you suck it up. 

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    05.28.09

  20. 8 Modern Vacuum Cleaners
    Product Reviews

    8 Modern Vacuum Cleaners

    Sweeping up is a crummy job, but someone’s got to do it. Luckily, these eight vacuum cleaners are here to help you eliminate even the biggest of messes.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    10.04.10

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