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  1. Complete Modern Renovation of Midcentury Home in Washington
    Renovation

    Complete Modern Renovation of Midcentury Home in Washington

    Plagued by remodeling pitfalls, two tenacious homeowners reinvent a soggy midcentury home outside Seattle as a modern masterpiece.

    photos by: Kyle Johnson
    06.30.14

  2. Playful Artist-Designed Notebooks
    Product

    Playful Artist-Designed Notebooks

    Plumb is a new line of notebooks designed and illustrated by contemporary artists. For the fall 2014 collection, artists Jason Polan, Nathaniel Russell, and Linda Geary created eclectic journals...

    07.22.14

  3. Instant Building Inspiration Around the World
    We Recommend

    Instant Building Inspiration Around the World

    The World Architecture Festival, taking place October 1-3, 2014, in Singapore, recently announced the shortlist for its awards program. Click through the slideshow for 10 of the most inspiring...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.29.14

  4. Bright Modern Laundry Room We'd Actually Like to Spend Time In
    Rooms We Love

    Bright Modern Laundry Room We'd Actually Like to Spend Time In

    Often, we cleanse our duds in a wasteland of half-forgotten detergent bottles and dryer-sheet-detritus. But one creative couple in Boston’s South End have reimagined their laundry room as a sanctuary.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Eric Roth
    07.29.14

  5. Tree House Retreat Made of Repurposed Materials
    Green

    Tree House Retreat Made of Repurposed Materials

    An artist crafts a sustainable tree house in the Puerto Rican tropics as an inventive take on the exhibition space.

    written by: Rob Colvin
    07.30.14

  6. Design Icon: 9 Buildings by Louis Kahn
    Profiles

    Design Icon: 9 Buildings by Louis Kahn

    In crafting classic forms with presence and weight, this American architect recalled a more monumental era.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.16.14

  7. Colorful Textiles We Love for Floors or Tables
    Product

    Colorful Textiles We Love for Floors or Tables

    When it comes to versatile textiles, designer Sandy Chilewich's eponymous studio creates innovative products for both domestic and industrial settings. Originally introduced to the international...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    07.29.14

  8. Sneak Peek: New Whitney Museum Building Designed by Renzo Piano
    We Recommend

    Sneak Peek: New Whitney Museum Building Designed by Renzo Piano

    For our third #ModernMonday Twitter chat with DesignMilk, the Whitney Museum of Art's new building project manager, Bill Maloney, joined us to talk about the museum's new structure in New York City...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.31.14

  9. Smart Kitchen Scale Is The New Food Journal
    Product Reviews

    Smart Kitchen Scale Is The New Food Journal

    If the glut of fitness trackers available on the market is any indication, measurements and numbers motivate people. That fact works well for activity and movement, which can be easily monitored...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.22.14

  10. 5 Modern Ceiling Fans
    Product

    5 Modern Ceiling Fans

    Founded in 1997 by industrial designer Ron Rezek, Modern Fan Company designs and manufactures ceiling fans for modern interiors. Fans are available with or without lights, and are ideal for high...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    07.31.14

  11. 10 Dwell Store Picks from the Kitchen Experts at Food52
    Product

    10 Dwell Store Picks from the Kitchen Experts at Food52

    At Dwell, we are big fans of Food52, and can often be found browsing Provisions, its well-curated store of artisanal products, over our lunch breaks. Here, Food52 founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.31.14

  12. Brilliant Color Fields Made of Thread
    Finishing Touch

    Brilliant Color Fields Made of Thread

    Kansas City–based artist Anne Lindberg uses architecture as a framework for drawing in space.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Derek Porter
    07.31.14

  13. Photographer Captures Her Facebook Friends in Their Homes
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    Photographer Captures Her Facebook Friends in Their Homes

    A photographer explores the meaning of friendship in the digital age by setting out to shoot all of her Facebook friends in their lofts, townhouses, and studios.

    written by: Lisa Selin Davis
    08.01.14

  14. Smart Sous-Vide Cooker
    Product Reviews

    Smart Sous-Vide Cooker

    Sous-vide (“under vacuum”) cooking means setting meat and vegetables inside a sealed bag and placing the whole thing in a container of temperature-controlled water. When done correctly, the result...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.17.14

  15. Essential Gadgets for the Modern Living Room
    Product Reviews

    Essential Gadgets for the Modern Living Room

    Don’t overthink the process of creating ambiance in your living space: Today’s gadgets make kicking back a breeze.

    written by: Alexander George
    07.08.14

  16. Modern Gabled House in Portland
    House Tours

    Modern Gabled House in Portland

    In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.

    written by: William Lamb
    08.04.14

  17. Light Up Your Life
    Post

    Light Up Your Life

    Often neglected, yet so essential. Whether they're resting on the dining table or occupying the floor, the world would be a little darker without these beaming lights. Click through the slideshow...

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    02.14.13

  18. Design: It's About Time
    Event Spotlight

    Design: It's About Time

    On September 18, Dwell deputy editor Aaron Britt will join the AIASF's Architecture in the City Festival, San Francisco's city-wide celebration of architecture, when he leads the panel Design: It...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    09.14.12

  19. Emily Pilloton
    Interviews

    Emily Pilloton

    In January 2008, Emily Pilloton founded Project H Design in an effort to "turn criticism into action" by connecting socially minded designers with the communities in need of their...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.29.10

  20. ICFF 2012: New from Black + Blum
    Product

    ICFF 2012: New from Black + Blum

    Two products we really loved from the ICFF show floor came courtesy of Londoners Dan Black and Martin Blum: Thermo Pot and Eau Good. The former merges practicality and aesthetics in a smart cork...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.20.12

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