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  1. How to Design with Hexagon Patterns
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    How to Design with Hexagon Patterns

    The hexagon has been long favored in design, most often implemented in tile. Here are examples from our design archives, plus our favorite products that celebrate the motif.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.03.13

  2. Old and New: Antiques in the Modern World
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    Old and New: Antiques in the Modern World

    Who says antique furnishings have no place in a contemporary living space? Smart design can bring old and new elements together, making for modern spaces that bask in the warmth that vintage...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.17.14

  3. Houses We Love Winner Announced
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    Houses We Love Winner Announced

    The votes have been cast, and the winner has been selected—congratulations to Zurich–based firm Nimmrichter CDA for designing an exemplary House We Love.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    06.27.10

  4. 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

  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. San Francisco's "Forgotten Modernism"
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    San Francisco's "Forgotten Modernism"

    While I was on a scouting trip for a future Dwell Reports story, I came across the work of local artist and architect Michael Murphy, his "Forgotten Modernism" series specifically. Three...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.21.12

  7. 6 Rainscreens We Love
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    6 Rainscreens We Love

    Rainscreens are the modern architect's best friend. In addition to protecting structures from moisture, these application let designers experiment with an array of facade treatments. Six Dwell...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.01.13

  8. 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

  9. How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes
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    How To: Inviting Front Doors for Modern Homes

    The front door is a sure sign of a successful journey home, and as these houses prove, modern architecture can be just as homey and inviting as its traditional counterparts.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.27.14

  10. Do More with Your Door Dwell Finalists
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    Do More with Your Door Dwell Finalists

    Hosting design competitions is one of our favorite things to do on dwell.com, and we are always overwhelmingly impressed by the rush of intelligent, inspirational, and thought-provoking ideas that...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.16.10

  11. 8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables
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    8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables

    Picnic tables. They work well inside or out, and they conjure happy memories of lazy summertime afternoons spent with friends and family. They're also simple and not fussy, and they allow for clear...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.19.13

  12. Honey Pie Natural Shampoo Bar
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    Honey Pie Natural Shampoo Bar

    I made a glorious discovery in the shower last night: shampoo in bar form. I'm in Toronto serving on the curatorial committee for the third Twenty+Change design exhibition and publication and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.11.11

  13. Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum
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    Imaginative Playgrounds by Monstrum

    Designers often talk about the importance of play, emphasizing its power to create creative breakthroughs. Design firm Monstrum, based in Denmark, took that idea one step further and decided to...

    written by: Johanna Björk
    09.09.13

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Remade Wasteland
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    Remade Wasteland

    As the United States moves into the post-industrial era, it’s the rare city that doesn’t find itself with too many abandoned factory-age relics and too few parks. After fits and starts...

    06.09.10

  17. Prefab for Humanity
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    Prefab for Humanity

    In inner-city Baltimore, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake paves a path to affordable prefab.

    written by: Caroline Tiger
    12.24.12

  18. 7 Wall-Mounted Storage Solutions
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    7 Wall-Mounted Storage Solutions

    Display your prized collections elegantly with wall-mounted shelves. From custom outfits to modular installations, we share seven solutions for hanging storage.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.23.13

  19. Matthew Carter's New Typeface
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    Matthew Carter's New Typeface

    Matthew Carter has a letter for web designers, typography geeks, and design buffs everywhere. Actually, he has a whole brand spankin’ new alphabet. On February 2nd, the iconic type designer...

    written by: Stephanie Orma
    02.07.11

  20. Hideaway Cachet
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    Hideaway Cachet

    A quirky mountain refuge by French designer Charlotte Perriand is an ingenious take on small-space living.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.01.12

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