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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Design Detail: Modern Bridges
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    Design Detail: Modern Bridges

    From a striking catwalk to a glass-walled skybridge, we cover walkways and platforms the span great divides.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.19.13

  14. 5 Modern Kitchen Countertops
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    5 Modern Kitchen Countertops

    Countertops are an important part of a kitchen renovation, and they can be everything from earthy to space-age. Here are five Dwell favorites.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.10.13

  15. 10 Ways to Use Benches
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    10 Ways to Use Benches

    "Warming the bench" takes on new meaning when used as a feature in modern homes. From patio perches to living room seats, the versatile piece of furniture is a welcome addition in the 10 residences...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.10.13

  16. 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

  17. 5 Bold and Modern Glass Facades
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    5 Bold and Modern Glass Facades

    These bold and modern facades take transparency—and creative use of common materials—to the next level.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.07.13

  18. 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

  19. 5 More Cool Kitchen Islands
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    5 More Cool Kitchen Islands

    "No man is an island," wrote poet John Donne, but in the case of kitchens an aptly placed island makes the room. "My favorite way to make a kitchen sculptural is on the island," says designer...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.02.13

  20. What iOS 7 Would Look Like in Your Home
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    What iOS 7 Would Look Like in Your Home

    Apple's latest mobile operating system iOS 7 is set to launch in September. The redesign is radically different than what we're used to seeing on our iPhones and iPads today. Instead of icons and...

    written by: Alexandra Chang
    09.01.13

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