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  1. 7 Smart Space-Saving Kitchen Designs
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    7 Smart Space-Saving Kitchen Designs

    From custom white oak cabinets to bright orange Plexiglas cubbies, these seven kitchens create thoughtful solutions to difficult space issues.

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.02.13

  2. Library Style: 6 Looks at Books in the Modern World
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    Library Style: 6 Looks at Books in the Modern World

    In the Kindle era, it's possible to do away with ink-on-paper books in the name of decluttering. And yet there's something about those old volumes that, for many of us, helps make a house a home....

    written by: William Lamb
    11.30.13

  3. 7 Cozy Fireplaces
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    7 Cozy Fireplaces

    Blustery weather got you down? Here are seven fireplaces sure to warm you up.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.27.13

  4. A Second Look at Japanese Soaking Tubs
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    A Second Look at Japanese Soaking Tubs

    For centuries, the Japanese have enjoyed a relaxing ritual of steaming in neck-high water at the end of each day. Like other aspects of Japanese design, this simple yet harmonious custom has become...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.26.13

  5. 7 Staircases We Love
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    7 Staircases We Love

    Seven staircases that take their respective interiors to the next level.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.22.13

  6. Tightly Squeezed Modern Architecture
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    Tightly Squeezed Modern Architecture

    When space is an issue building up is a solution few designers dare to do. Here are 7 homes that successfully solve spatial challenges of city living by expanding upwards.

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.20.13

  7. Kansas City Makes It Right
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    Kansas City Makes It Right

    Kansas City, Missouri, is the home of Make It Right's latest community revitalization project. Though the neighborhood of Manheim Park hasn't been affected by a natural disaster, it's been...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.13.13

  8. How to Mix and Match Furniture For a Modern Home
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    How to Mix and Match Furniture For a Modern Home

    Take a look into these 10 homes to see how they have effortlessly furnished their interiors with playful collections of mismatched items.

    written by: Jami Smith
    11.12.13

  9. 7 Ways to Incorporate Trees into Homes
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    7 Ways to Incorporate Trees into Homes

    In the following slideshow, spy seven ways that architects and designers crafted their structures around trees.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.12.13

  10. 7 Houses with Creative Courtyards
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    7 Houses with Creative Courtyards

    For outdoor dining or a private place to lounge in the sun, nothing beats a courtyard. Here are seven such spaces.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.11.13

  11. Black and White and Rad All Over
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    Black and White and Rad All Over

    Rendered helpless in the face of a color wheel? Have a hard time choosing between yellow, green, blue, and red for your living room? Then follow the always classic, always sharp black-and-white...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.08.13

  12. Reign of Thrones
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    Reign of Thrones

    Bathrooms are one of the most frequently renovated rooms in the house. Sure, armchairs, chaise lounges, and sofas get all the glory seatingwise—but these seven porcelain thrones will make your...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.07.13

  13. A Prefab Housing Concept in South Africa
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    A Prefab Housing Concept in South Africa

    It took 11 years of traversing through three different countries for Eric Bigot to develop his Zenkaya prefab housing concept. Designed to bring peace of mind to impoverished South Africans, the...

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Dook
    11.05.13

  14. They Were All Yellow: Modern Home Accessories
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    They Were All Yellow: Modern Home Accessories

    Whether it’s butter, canary, neon, or lemon, inject some color into your home with these yellow furnishings.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.01.13

  15. Hail Cedar: 7 Houses that Make Use of Cedar Wood
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    Hail Cedar: 7 Houses that Make Use of Cedar Wood

    One of the most ubiquitous materials in projects featured in our pages is cedar—a tree species that's found all around the globe. Spy seven projects that deftly use wood in the following slideshow.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.01.13

  16. Material Focus: Glass
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    Material Focus: Glass

    As previously looked at in 5 Bold and Modern Glass Facades, Dwell takes another look at 8 contemporary structures that are recognized for their creative and daring use of combined materials and glass.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.30.13

  17. Material Focus: Brick
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    Material Focus: Brick

    The materials most closely associated with modernism are steel and concrete but the building block of the ages is—and will likely remain—brick. Used as early as 7500 BC, the material now crops up...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.17.13

  18. 7 Creative Wallcoverings
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    7 Creative Wallcoverings

    An aptly placed pattern does a modern interior good. Spy seven of our favorite wallcoverings in the following slideshow.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.15.13

  19. Detail We Love: Porthole Windows
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    Detail We Love: Porthole Windows

    Nautical influences run deep in modern design, from the blue-and-white color palette to spatial organization. One maritime element that's cropped up on occasion is the porthole—a creative...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.10.13

  20. Makeshift Society's Eastward Expansion
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    Makeshift Society's Eastward Expansion

    San Francisco–based co-working outfit Makeshift Society has its sights set on a Brooklyn outpost. By donating to a Kickstarter campaign, you can help make the new space, to be at 55 Hope street in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.09.13

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