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  1. Hope Floats
    House Tours

    Hope Floats

    A self-taught designer embarks upon a solo mission to resuscitate a 19th-century homestead.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    04.25.12

  2. Lighting Lower Manhattan
    Outdoor

    Lighting Lower Manhattan

    Attention lighting professionals: New York City is making like Hong Kong and illuminating its waterfront in a proposed bid that invites architects and designers to create a massive interactive...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.16.11

  3. 7 Great Green Walls
    Outdoor

    7 Great Green Walls

    Not for the feint of heart, but for the green of thumb: A living wall is a vibrant way to celebrate nature in tandem with architecture. Peek through our archives for another look at living walls...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.10.13

  4. Benjamin Graindorge
    Profiles

    Benjamin Graindorge

    Parisian designer Benjamin Graindorge is self-deprecating but completely content in his chosen métier, professing that “learning is freedom.” His enlightened state derives from time spent in...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.03.14

  5. Brooklyn Botanic's New 'Do
    Outdoor

    Brooklyn Botanic's New 'Do

    Last week, as spring's balmy temperatures took a temporary dip into glacier territory, the two founding partners of architecture and urbanism firm Weiss/Manfredi led a hard hat tour of their new...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    04.05.12

  6. 5 Green Homes from Dwell's April Outdoors Issue
    Outdoor

    5 Green Homes from Dwell's April Outdoors Issue

    Dwell's April 2014 issue is now on newsstands—here's a sneak peek of the intelligent homes, outdoor products, and green building methods you'll see in its pages.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.26.14

  7. It's Summer Somewhere: 8 Great Pools
    Outdoor

    It's Summer Somewhere: 8 Great Pools

    Inspired by two guys who counted all the pools in Los Angeles thanks to an elegant data visualization tool, we combed the Dwell archives for our own roundup of the best swimming pools.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.03.13

  8. 13 Furnishings in Outdoor-Friendly Materials
    Product Reviews

    13 Furnishings in Outdoor-Friendly Materials

    Pro tip: For a colorful or light industrial feel, powder-coated metal is your best friend when it comes to outdoor furniture. When going the wood route, opt for teak, which oxidizes naturally.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.18.14

  9. How To: Green Your Roof
    Design 101

    How To: Green Your Roof

    No matter the month, it's never too cold or too early to start planning for major eco-impact. From urban rooftop gardens to living surfaces that help homeowners save on energy costs, here you'll...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.02.13

  10. 4 Heavy-Duty Fabrics for Indoor-Outdoor Use
    Product Reviews

    4 Heavy-Duty Fabrics for Indoor-Outdoor Use

    Unyielding in the face of weather and backsides, the latest outdoor fabrics are as durable as they are eye-popping—in fact, each of these qualifies as heavy-duty in Martindale or Wyzenbeek abrasion...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.17.14

  11. 12 Outdoor Furnishings for Spring
    Product Reviews

    12 Outdoor Furnishings for Spring

    Cozy up to nature with an all-encompassing look at terrestrial life from Dwell's April 2014 issue. Deck out a backyard with durable furniture; arrange an alfresco dining spot; or take to the yard...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.17.14

  12. Modern House Numbers
    Outdoor

    Modern House Numbers

    Like doorknobs, mailboxes, and fencing, house numbers are crucial for broadcasting a home's essential modern-ness. Neutra is a guaranteed winner, font-wise, but consider a few other modern options.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.15.14

  13. Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden
    Outdoor

    Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden

    Architect Burton Baldridge donated his services to Casis Elementary, his daughter’s large public school in Austin, Texas, to design and build an outdoor classroom that would augment an organic...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Casey Dunn
    02.27.14

  14. SLO Architecture's Dwell Vision Award–Winning Design
    Outdoor

    SLO Architecture's Dwell Vision Award–Winning Design

    Our inaugural award for design innovation goes to a firm whose architectural orb is lean, green, and buoyant.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.04.14

  15. 8 Essential Landscape Design and Gardening Books
    Books

    8 Essential Landscape Design and Gardening Books

    We combed the latest publishing catalogs for a selection of tomes that illuminate all things green, from macro (land art) to micro (indoor planters).

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.11.14

  16. A Second Look at Japanese Soaking Tubs
    A Great Idea

    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

  17. Stealthy Modern Cabin in Ontario
    House Tours

    Stealthy Modern Cabin in Ontario

    Toronto architecture firm superkül applies creative green thinking and a Canadian love of timber to an affordable modern cabin in the woods.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Shai Gil
    12.04.13

  18. Slat Happy: 8 Louvered Homes
    Houses We Love

    Slat Happy: 8 Louvered Homes

    Dwell's aesthetic has been summed up by a few aesthetic traits: flat roofs, glass walls, and wood slats. While that isn't always the case, we do appreciate louvered facades for how they help...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.11.13

  19. How To Create a Small Space Garden
    Outdoor

    How To Create a Small Space Garden

    Don’t have ten acres to stuff full of perennials? Fret not! Gardens can make a big impact even on a small scale. Four designers share their visions of how to landscape within a tiny footprint.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.20.14

  20. A Lakeside Prefab in New Jersey
    My House

    A Lakeside Prefab in New Jersey

    A New Zealand expat and her son use their prefabricated lakeside New Jersey retreat as an outdoorsy counterpoint to city life.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    12.20.12

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