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Thriving Micro-Living Model

A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for micro-living in San Diego.
July 22, 2014
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7 Smart Ways to Hide Storage

These tips for camouflaging storage space will keep your compact home feeling clean and uncluttered.
July 21, 2014
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Planning for a Historic Home Renovation

The most successful historic home renovation is the one planned in detail. Having a plan identifies the work to be done at the approved cost and at the expected quality level. Click through the slideshow for tips on how best to prepare for your historic home overhaul. This article originally appeared on
July 18, 2014
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Modern Weekend Ski Home

A modernist cabin in British Columbian ski country is the perfect retreat for a family of outdoor adventurers.
July 18, 2014
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10 Impressive Backyard Renovations

A renovation shouldn’t be confined to the interior of a house. Landscape design is just as important to the modernization of a home.
July 17, 2014
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7 Space-Saving Products

In our September issue, Dwell editors round up the best multifunctional, compact furniture for small spaces. Here's a look at eight more products that will give you more room and more peace of mind.
July 17, 2014
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Dogs Who Love Modern Design

There are many ways to judge a room—its size, its shape, its furniture. But as these dogs of Dwell homes would likely attest, all it takes is good instinct. Here, we've rounded up a few of our favorite pooches from the pages of Dwell, pictured in their go-to lounging spots. Then, eye more dogs of Dwell here.
July 16, 2014

Design Icon: 9 Buildings by Louis Kahn

In crafting classic forms with presence and weight, this American architect recalled a more monumental era.
July 16, 2014
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Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment

Architect Michael Chen of New York firm Normal Projects masterminds the ultimate bar for a compact Chelsea apartment.
July 15, 2014