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  1. 5 Striking Black Kitchens Around the World
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    5 Striking Black Kitchens Around the World

    White is the traditional color for kitchens, denoting hygiene, brightness, and modernity. But these five black-clad kitchens, in houses from San Francisco to Copenhagen, show that some truly stand...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.23.13

  2. 7 Creative Tips for Small-Space Living
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    7 Creative Tips for Small-Space Living

    A tiny 900-square-foot house on a steep hill in San Francisco offers a bevy of clever tips and tricks for small-space living.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Zubin Shroff
    08.29.13

  3. A Modern House on a Budget in Los Angeles
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    A Modern House on a Budget in Los Angeles

    Priced out of the modern market and stuck with a fixer-upper that seemed unfixable, a young L.A. lawyer took matters into his own hands—and found a new career in the process.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    04.04.13

  4. An Airstream and Playroom by the Beach
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    An Airstream and Playroom by the Beach

    A couple in Israel seizes the rare chance to rehab a 1969 Airstream to experiment with indoor-outdoor, space-efficient living.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    04.12.13

  5. Humble Beauty: 4 Creative Uses of Plywood
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    Humble Beauty: 4 Creative Uses of Plywood

    As these residences prove, you don't need pricey, high-end materials to craft a high-design home. In the right hands, even humble sheets of plywood take on a luxurious new dimension. Click through...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.03.13

  6. Facade Focus: Charred Cedar
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    Facade Focus: Charred Cedar

    Siding is a pretty dull subject—unless you're talking about charred cedar cladding, which makes our hearts go pitter-patter. It's beautiful to look at and practical, too—the ancient Japanese...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.22.13

  7. A Modern Beachside Trailer Home in Malibu
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    A Modern Beachside Trailer Home in Malibu

    Having spent many years pining for her own space at the beach, Sofie Howard—photographer agent and owner of Los Angeles–based Commune Images—finally found it at Paradise Cove Mobile Home Park in...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    05.31.13

  8. A Modern Home in a South Carolina Marsh
    Houses We Love

    A Modern Home in a South Carolina Marsh

    In our July/August issue we profile a stunning modern home designed by architect James Choate of the Atlanta firm Surber Barber Choate & Hertlein. Located in a 5,000-acre nature preserve in South...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Phillip Spears
    06.12.13

  9. Clever Kitchen Storage Trick
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    Clever Kitchen Storage Trick

    What to do if you want a small, minimalist kitchen—but, like any normal person, you have lots of stuff you need to stash away? In this farmhouse in Outgaarden, Belgian architects 51n4e devised a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.03.13

  10. 5 Luxurious All-White Bathrooms
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    5 Luxurious All-White Bathrooms

    White traditionally signifies purity and cleanliness—and where better to send that signal than in the bathroom? Take inspiration from these five luxurious, all-white rooms.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.01.13

  11. The Coolest Scandinavian Summer Houses
    Houses We Love

    The Coolest Scandinavian Summer Houses

    Summer days are long in Scandinavia, and we can't think of any better place to spend the sunny hours than in—and around—these chic and stylish summer houses. As the summer winds down stateside, we...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.03.13

  12. 5 Creative Staircase Storage Solutions
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    5 Creative Staircase Storage Solutions

    Staircases can be more than simply a way to get from floor to floor; in the right designers' hands, they can be creative storage solutions, too.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.27.13

  13. 5 Creative Modern Porches and Decks
    Outdoor

    5 Creative Modern Porches and Decks

    As these five projects prove, a modern deck or porch can play many creative roles—as a play space, hangout spot, dining area, and more.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.07.13

  14. A Mid-Century Renovation in Washington
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    A Mid-Century Renovation in Washington

    This classic mid-century modern home in Lakewood, Washington, had great "bones" that had been compromised by subsequent remodels. The bathrooms were dated, the hallway was gloomy, and the kitchen...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.09.13

  15. Beachfront Paradise in Corsica
    Hotels

    Beachfront Paradise in Corsica

    The new La Plage Casadelmar hotel in Corsica is inspired by the colors and textures of its waterfront setting.

    05.13.13

  16. Inside Chile's Hotel Antumalal
    Hotels

    Inside Chile's Hotel Antumalal

    Peek inside the Hotel Antumalal in Chile, a newly renovated modernist retreat designed by a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright.

    photos by: Tuca Reinés
    04.18.13

  17. A Modern Kitchen Remodel in Austin
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    A Modern Kitchen Remodel in Austin

    Built in 1950, Lloyd and Kirsten Thompson's Austin house had "some inherent mid-century charm and good flow," says architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective. An addition, however, had...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Whit Preston
    03.28.13

  18. 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

  19. Modern Storage Solutions: 5 Smart Built-Ins and Closets
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    Modern Storage Solutions: 5 Smart Built-Ins and Closets

    When space is tight, designers often eke out additional (hidden) square footage by going deep—into the walls and furnishings themselves. Built-in shelving, closets, and creative, multipurpose built...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.10.13

  20. The Ultimate Modern Ski Houses
    Houses We Love

    The Ultimate Modern Ski Houses

    As summer wanes, we present Dwell's favorite modern ski houses—high-design buildings built for tough winter weather, rugged activity, and easy access to the slopes.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.11.13

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