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A Clever System Turns Nearly Anything into a Shelf

Two Detroit-based designers create a brilliant system that turns nearly any flat surface into a shelf or table. We go behind the scenes to see how the products are made.
November 3, 2014
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Cheap and Clean Hanging Storage Tactic: Pegboard

Pegboards are the Pinterest-proved interior organization tool du jour: cheap, easy to mount, and far more interesting than a plain white wall. Here are six ways to work with pegboard.
October 31, 2014
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Tiny Dwelling Designed for Solitary Reflection

Czech designer Jiří Příhoda presented this single-occupancy residence, envisioned as a coastal hideaway, in the courtyard of Prague's Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace during the city's Designblok fair.
October 30, 2014
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This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think

A motivated group of young architects is working toward constructing a massive floating pool for the New York City public.
October 29, 2014
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Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine

A mixed-use development transforms a site where the stone that built Bath was unearthed.
October 28, 2014
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Tiny Prefabricated House Can Be Built in Two Days

Swedish architect Jonas Wagell has developed a prefabricated cabin concept that takes up a mere 160 square feet.
October 28, 2014

Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System

The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.
October 27, 2014
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Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana

A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.
October 27, 2014
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Painting the Modern World: Color-Saturated Design and Architecture

We dive into the wonderful world of color in Dwell's October 2014 issue, delving into how designers, architects, artists, hotels, companies, and educators saturate their surroundings.
October 25, 2014