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  1. Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California
    House Tours

    Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California

    Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of space for an extended family to relax.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: John Linden
    04.02.14

  2. 8 Impressive Indoor Gardens
    Green

    8 Impressive Indoor Gardens

    No backyard? No problem. These indoor gardens show the power of bringing greenery indoors. (And check out these indoor gardening kits to work your own magic!)

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.27.14

  3. Modern Sharecropping
    A Great Idea

    Modern Sharecropping

    For every well-tended backyard garden there’s another gone to seed, and for every happy horticulturalist noodling with the begonias out front there’s a cooped-up apartment dweller...

    written by: Sara Carnochan
    03.15.11

  4. 7 Perfect Summer Patios
    Green

    7 Perfect Summer Patios

    Polish up your patio this summer with verdant green walls, unique sculptural elements, and an open layout.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.17.14

  5. Hello from the Salton Sea
    Travel Reports

    Hello from the Salton Sea

    After my stop at Salvation Mountain, my two travel companions and I headed north on 111 to see the handful of modernist sites on the Salton Sea. The massive saline body of water is the biggest...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.23.11

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings
    Outdoor

    Swingers' Delight: 7 Ideas for Modern Swings

    A quintessential backyard element, the swing adds levity to outdoor spaces. These seven pieces give new perspective to their homes whether hung from a tree, on a porch, and even inside.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.20.14

  10. Modern Homes Built Around Trees
    Outdoor

    Modern Homes Built Around Trees

    Wishing to preserve existing sites and the natural beauty of original trees, these seven homes use nature as their centerpiece.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.19.14

  11. 6 Indoor-Outdoor Hammocks
    Outdoor

    6 Indoor-Outdoor Hammocks

    Hammocks can range from casual to luxurious, showing up everywhere from backyards to boutique hotels. Here are 6 swingin’ hammock arrangements from the Dwell archives.

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.12.13

  12. Visiting the Fishers Island House
    Travel Reports

    Visiting the Fishers Island House

    While reporting the March Profile story about Thomas Phifer (see it online here), I had the opportunity to visit one of his masterworks, the Fishers Island House, located off the coast of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Jaime Gillin
    03.03.11

  13. 7 Modern Wreaths to Welcome Your Guests
    Product Reviews

    7 Modern Wreaths to Welcome Your Guests

    In olden times, during the cold December darkness of Eastern Europe, people gathered wreaths of evergreen and lit fires as signs of hope in a coming spring and renewed light. We continue this...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.18.13

  14. 10 Ways to Landscape With Pavers
    Outdoor

    10 Ways to Landscape With Pavers

    Fall is upon us and the branches are beginning to grow bare, so there’s no better time than now to focus on your hardscape. Here are 10 ways to incorporate pavers into the modern garden.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.19.13

  15. Wood-Clad Seaside Retreat in India
    Finishing Touch

    Wood-Clad Seaside Retreat in India

    It’s hard to believe that this idyllic house sited in a coastal coconut grove in Nandgaon, India, is a mere hour’s drive from bustling Mumbai.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.07.11

  16. 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

  17. Airbnb Launches Every Traveler Deserves a Home
    Outdoor

    Airbnb Launches Every Traveler Deserves a Home

    San Francisco–based Airbnb provides a unique hospitality experience for worldly and local travelers alike that allow them to connect to the location and culture of the neighborhood they are...

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.16.13

  18. Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids
    Outdoor

    Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids

    At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.24.14

  19. A Green Wall in Silicon Valley
    Outdoor

    A Green Wall in Silicon Valley

    Bay Meadows, billed as a "progressive new urban village," is starting to take shape in San Mateo, south of San Francisco.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.06.13

  20. Kansas City Bus Shelters
    Outdoor

    Kansas City Bus Shelters

    One of our favorite writers here at Dwell is architect Dan Maginn. And he does some pretty stellar buildings as well with his Kansas City, Missouri, firm El Dorado Inc. You can keep an eye out for...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.15.11

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