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  1. A Sustainably Built Weekend Home
    Houses We Love

    A Sustainably Built Weekend Home

    Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    12.18.13

  2. A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago
    Houses We Love

    A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago

    Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part retreat and part public stage.

    written by: Chris Bentley
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    01.06.14

  3. Must-Have: Knauf & Brown's Standard Collection
    Product

    Must-Have: Knauf & Brown's Standard Collection

    One of our 2014 Young Guns, Canadian design duo Knauf & Brown share their recently debuted Standard Collection.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.01.14

  4. 7 Green and Repurposed Sports Stadiums
    Green

    7 Green and Repurposed Sports Stadiums

    Creative reuse projects and green proposals give stadiums a longer life.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.01.14

  5. Bright Flora and Fauna Prints by Mark McGinnis
    Product

    Bright Flora and Fauna Prints by Mark McGinnis

    Brooklyn–based designer and illustrator Mark McGinnis has created an exclusive collection of framed prints for the Dwell Store. Called the Menagerie Collection, the series captures flora and fauna...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    07.01.14

  6. 8 Backyards We Love
    Outdoor

    8 Backyards We Love

    Offering places to garden, play, recline, and contemplate the view, backyards have the power to redefine the homes with which they share a site.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.28.14

  7. 5 Creative Modern Porches and Decks
    Outdoor

    5 Creative Modern Porches and Decks

    As these five projects prove, a modern deck or porch can play many creative roles—as a play space, hangout spot, dining area, and more.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.07.13

  8. 5 Modern Summer Home Upgrades
    Renovation

    5 Modern Summer Home Upgrades

    Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.

    written by: Monique Valeris
    06.24.14

  9. Bialetti Pasta Pot
    Food

    Bialetti Pasta Pot

    Italian cooktop and cookware company Bialetti is best known for its Moka Express stovetop espresso maker. It has, however, been bolstering its line of pots and pans over the recent years. Among its...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.03.11

  10. 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Gents
    Gift Guides

    2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Gents

    For the holiday season, we've collected a handful of gifts tailored for the discerning and dapper gent: caps to block out the cold of winter, architect-designed cufflinks, and more.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.15.13

  11. Yummy Interiors
    Design 101

    Yummy Interiors

    These designers believe that dining out definitely shouldn’t make you feel like you’re staying in.

    written by: Ken Scrudato
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.28.09

  12. Mjölk Boutique Owners Renovate Their Toronto Abode
    House Tours

    Mjölk Boutique Owners Renovate Their Toronto Abode

    A pair of Toronto boutique owners and their architects surpass expectations for above-the-shop living with a renovation that celebrates clean design and serene space.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Derek Shapton
    01.28.14

  13. Playgrounds Worth A Trip
    Outdoor

    Playgrounds Worth A Trip

    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: Paige Johnson
    07.18.11

  14. Art Brut: Revisiting Brutalist Architecture
    Design 101

    Art Brut: Revisiting Brutalist Architecture

    Derived from a descriptive term used by Le Corbusier, béton brut (raw concrete), Brutalist architecture is an offshoot of modernism that trades the spatial poetry of steel and glass for grounded,...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.19.14

  15. A Family-Friendly Landscape Design in Virginia
    House Tours

    A Family-Friendly Landscape Design in Virginia

    Thanks to an earth-moving renovation, a hillside Virginia home located on a notch between two ridges becomes a place for play and repose.

    written by: Sarah F. Cox
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    02.27.14

  16. Latest from Maison&Objet 2014
    Latest

    Latest from Maison&Objet 2014

    Dwell editors arrived at Maison&Objet in Paris on Friday to survey the scene. We met with British designer Bethan Gray, said hello to Inga Sempé and Ronan Bourellec at the Ligne Roset showroom in...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.25.14

  17. Friday Finds 06.15.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 06.15.12

    Scroll down for a look at some of our favorite design and architecture finds from the past week.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.15.12

  18. Long Division
    Green

    Long Division

    The dark, primeval mountains and jagged ravines of New Zealand are free of rampaging Orcs, but Middle-earth, 2007, has another nuisance on the loose. It is the load-bearing truck, carrying a quaint...

    written by: Karen Pakula
    01.25.09

  19. 101 Alternative Energy: Knowledge Is Power
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: Knowledge Is Power

    If necessity is the mother of invention, then the coupled concerns of population growth and resource depletion might be considered the parents of energy innovation.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.29.09

  20. Visionary Architect Focus: Paolo Soleri
    Rewind

    Visionary Architect Focus: Paolo Soleri

    Countercultural architect Paolo Soleri looked beyond the bounds of four walls and a roof to orchestrate his vision for comprehensive ecological design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.27.13

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