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  1. 10 clever storage ideas for the bathroom
    A Great Idea

    10 clever storage ideas for the bathroom

    Flummoxed by the ever-present need for storage in the bathroom? Here are 10 ways to stash all your bath supplies in a modern way.

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.07.14

  2. Shedded Bliss
    Finishing Touch

    Shedded Bliss

    A prefabricated shed sited on a Finnish island provides a perfect summer getaway.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.19.11

  3. Powell St. Parklet
    Outdoor

    Powell St. Parklet

    San Francisco's thriving Pavement to Parks initiative—dozens of street parking spaces have been transformed into small, hardscaped parks the city over—arrived on center stage Wednesday....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.14.11

  4. Don Norman Reviews 7 Modern Faucets
    Product Reviews

    Don Norman Reviews 7 Modern Faucets

    Far from fickle, faucets function best when they’re running hot and cold. These modern fixtures prove their mettle by making it oh-so-easy to go with the flow.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    04.18.09

  5. Renovating Old and New in Barcelona
    My House

    Renovating Old and New in Barcelona

    When Cecilia Tham and Yoel Karaso of Habitan Architects bought their first-floor apartment in an 1894 block of the Fort Pienc neighborhood of Barcelona in 2005, they knew they were taking a risk....

    written by: Max Andrews
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    08.13.09

  6. Self-Contained
    House Tours

    Self-Contained

    Having purchased a 3.5-acre plot of land in Topanga, California, with a very rustic, 750-square-foot cabin on it several years ago, architect Christof Jantzen found himself in need of a fairly...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.03.10

  7. A Platform for Living
    House Tours

    A Platform for Living

    Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is “an arresting concept,” photographer Dean Kaufman says, who documented the singular...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    04.06.11

  8. Sign of the Times
    House Tours

    Sign of the Times

    Looking for directions on the road to sustainability? At Leger Wanaselja Architecture's multifamily development in Berkeley, California, all signs point to green.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Randi Berez
    04.21.09

  9. Green Depot Pop-Up Store
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    Green Depot Pop-Up Store

    Earth Day has come and gone, but the celebration continues in New York. Sustainability is here to stay. And so is good design. And shopping. And home supplies. Just opened, as part of EarthFair...

    04.26.09

  10. Jack White on Design
    Interviews

    Jack White on Design

    We got the low down on Jack White’s Rolling Record Store in our October issue, but the man had much more to say. Here, he talks about unfinished furniture designs, high school with Harry...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jo McCaughey
    09.28.11

  11. A Tale of Two Houses
    Design 101

    A Tale of Two Houses

    When Ulrich Fleischmann approached architect Maki Kuwayama, of Unit A Architecture in Stuttgart, Germany, to design a home and office space, he was looking for a deal. Fleischmann wanted two houses...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.01.09

  12. Dwell's Innovate It! Winners Announced
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    Dwell's Innovate It! Winners Announced

    Phase II of Dwell's Innovate it! design competition has ended. Many Innovators from the Dwell community answered the call and submitted their redesigns for the three problem objects we chose...

    written by: Keven Matsuzaka
    06.17.09

  13. Chicken Chapel
    Outdoor

    Chicken Chapel

    Architect Keith Moskow grew up doing grunt construction work. His dad was a builder and after his first year of college, he helped build their family's summer home. "I was doing lowly work,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.20.11

  14. Seattle's Next-Wave Design Firm?
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    Seattle's Next-Wave Design Firm?

    A year and a half ago, while on sabbatical from Olson Kundig Architects, Kevin Scott conceived of Röllerhaus Pictureworks & Design Co. A mix of design firm, artist/designer collective, and...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.07.12

  15. Dwell's Sweetest Contest Ever
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell's Sweetest Contest Ever

    Hey Dwell readers: Remember Coolhaus? They're the new architect-owned ice cream truck that's been driving around LA from sweet tooth to sweet tooth delivering ice cream sandwiches named after...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    06.10.09

  16. Evil People in Modern Homes
    Interviews

    Evil People in Modern Homes

    I was wandering around William Stout's architectural bookstore the other day when I came across Yale University graphic design student Benjamin Critton's wonderful tabloid treatise Evil...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.21.10

  17. Christina Fesmire's Swing and a Hit
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    Christina Fesmire's Swing and a Hit

    Christina Fesmire, an industrial design graduate from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, created the "Fugle Swing." Intrigued by the swing's nod to Scandinavian bentwood design...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.31.11

  18. An American Bookshelf in London
    Finishing Touch

    An American Bookshelf in London

    When Russian-born architect Andrei Saltykov designed his home in the UK, he put his love of the USA on the shelf.

    written by: Phyllis Richardson
    photos by: Will Pryce
    10.11.12

  19. Paint it Black
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    Paint it Black

    This family of cost-conscious Hamburgers (freshly back in Germany after years abroad) converted a kitschy turn-of-the-century villa into a high-design home.

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    01.19.12

  20. Catch A Wave
    Finishing Touch

    Catch A Wave

    An undulating wall made from over 40,000 dowels adds a dose of awe to a Massachusetts loft.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: John Horner
    01.24.13

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