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  1. Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape
    Houses We Love

    Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape

    In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.

    written by: Justin Ellis
    photos by: Trent Bell
    07.15.14

  2. Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach
    Houses We Love

    Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach

    A gut renovation and a landscaping makeover help a couple reconnect with the outdoors.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    07.15.14

  3. Pair Your Modern Home with a No-Fuss Garden
    Green

    Pair Your Modern Home with a No-Fuss Garden

    Architect Cory Buckner has become Los Angeles’ resident A. Quincy Jones expert. Here, she shares tips on how to complement iconic modern architecture with water-saving tricks.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.14.14

  4. Native Plants Can Transform Your Yard—And The Planet
    Green

    Native Plants Can Transform Your Yard—And The Planet

    With her drought-tolerant landscapes and permeable hardscape designs, Cassy Aoyagi of FormLA Landscaping has proven her dedication to saving our most precious natural resource.

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.14.14

  5. Architecture Across Germany
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    Architecture Across Germany

    German architecture is known for its clean lines, cutting-edge design, and elements of play. Here, we share seven examples of architecture across the country.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.14.14

  6. Whimsical Floating Lamps
    Product Reviews

    Whimsical Floating Lamps

    Straight out of a sci-fi movie, Crealev makes lamps that use opposing magnets to float the top section in the air. The idea came from designer Angela Jansen and electrical engineer Ger Jansen, both...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  7. Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland
    Renovation

    Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland

    A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    07.14.14

  8. Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York
    Green

    Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York

    An inventive, freestanding “tree house” built by an architectural designer for her family grows in Garrison, New York.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.14.14

  9. Low-Cost, Balloon-Formed Housing Concept for Developing Countries
    Superstructure

    Low-Cost, Balloon-Formed Housing Concept for Developing Countries

    Not many architects can say that their father invented a new way of building. Nicoló Bini, however, is adapting his dad’s 1960s air-formed Binishell concept for a new generation.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.14.14

  10. Knoll + Barber Osgerby's Modular Sofa Collection
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    Knoll + Barber Osgerby's Modular Sofa Collection

    Edward Barber of British studio Barber Osgerby tells us the background on the modular seating line his firm designed for Knoll.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.14.14

  11. The Highly Personal House of Danish Design Great Finn Juhl
    Houses We Love

    The Highly Personal House of Danish Design Great Finn Juhl

    Built in 1942, Finn Juhl’s home remains one of the greatest masterpieces of Danish design.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.14.14

  12. How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious
    How To

    How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious

    We can’t change the size of our backyard, but there are many simple ways to make your outdoor space feel larger than it is. Whether your yard consists of a large grassy area, narrow lot, or small...

    written by: Porch
    07.11.14

  13. Dutch Duo Crafts Contemporary, Efficient Office Furniture
    Product

    Dutch Duo Crafts Contemporary, Efficient Office Furniture

    Dutch designers Makkink & Bey prove that flexible furnishings can increase efficiency in the modern workplace.

    written by: Jane Szita
    07.11.14

  14. Potted Plants Delivered to Your Door
    Green

    Potted Plants Delivered to Your Door

    In New York, you can get virtually anything delivered, but The Sill, a houseplant shop delivery service, is tops.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.10.14

  15. 7 Dreamy Outdoor Gardens
    Green

    7 Dreamy Outdoor Gardens

    These gardens blur the boundaries between natural and manmade landscape, providing a welcome escape from the bustle of daily life.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.10.14

  16. 6 Savvy Notebooks for Work and Travel
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    6 Savvy Notebooks for Work and Travel

    The introduction of smartphones and tablets has made it easy to let your tech take over in the note-taking department, but there is something undeniable about the appeal of putting pen to paper....

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    07.10.14

  17. 9 Modern Mobile Dwellings
    A Great Idea

    9 Modern Mobile Dwellings

    From renovated Airstreams to futuristic cars, these roaming residences represent the past, present, and future of mobile living.

    07.10.14

  18. 13 Inspiring Coworking Spaces
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    13 Inspiring Coworking Spaces

    Kiss the cube goodbye; these collective offices add flair to the freelance life.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.10.14

  19. Streamline Your Home Office with These Products
    Product Reviews

    Streamline Your Home Office with These Products

    Now that handheld screens have replaced messy stacks of paper, the new home office can be a minimalist cocoon of productivity and inspiration.

    written by: Alexander George
    07.10.14

  20. How Green Construction is Significantly Cutting Emissions
    Green

    How Green Construction is Significantly Cutting Emissions

    Edward Mazria of Architecture 2030 talks to Dwell about the success (and upcoming explosion) of green construction.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.10.14

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