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  1. Play's the Thing
    My House

    Play's the Thing

    With ingenuity and plenty of elbow grease, architect John Tong turned an old Toronto dairy into the ultimate family clubhouse.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Christopher Wahl
    07.04.11

  2. High-Tech Green Family Home in Los Angeles
    Green

    High-Tech Green Family Home in Los Angeles

    Though tricked out with high-tech touches, this house’s greenest feature is decidedly low tech: the family’s intention to make it their lifelong home.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.20.11

  3. Separate Boîte Equal
    My House

    Separate Boîte Equal

    From the leafy sidewalk outside Paul Bernier and Joëlle Thibault’s home in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood of Montreal, there’s no clue that their brick home is all that...

    written by: Tim McKeough
    photos by: Alexi Hobbs
    03.19.11

  4. Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands
    House Tours

    Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands

    Craving not just a home but a proper piece of architecture, a handful of design- and business-savvy Dutch families banded together, hired an architect, and set about forming the community that...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    11.16.09

  5. All in the Family
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    All in the Family

    Young architects often design homes for their parents. But for Toronto's Julia Knezic, it was an especially intimate job: her mom Susan Farkas's new house is next to her own. When the property...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Sean Galbraith
    08.06.12

  6. From the Show Floor: Modern Family
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Modern Family

    The Modern Family Zone was once again a hoppin’ spot for the young visitors of Dwell on Design, with cool, eco-friendly and innovative furniture and playthings. Adults and kids alike...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Tammy Vinson
    06.26.11

  7. A Place to Stand
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    A Place to Stand

    Designed for her parents and generations to come, Amanda Yates's seaside New Zealand house is "somewhere between architecture and landscape" but firmly rooted in family life.

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    06.20.11

  8. The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego
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    The First LEED Gold-Certified Family Home in San Diego

    A multi-generational home in San Diego, California, elegantly combines sustainability and luxury.

    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    06.29.13

  9. Kids' Room Renovation
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    Kids' Room Renovation

    A baby's arrival is cause for celebration—and for many, it's also a time to confront limited living space. For one Parisian couple, living in a cramped but loved apartment in the 10th...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    12.30.09

  10. Web Shop We Love: Herriott Grace
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    Web Shop We Love: Herriott Grace

    Herriot Grace, a father-daughter company, features an array of salvaged, chemical-free, hand carved, and hand turned wooden kitchen objects accompanied by a truly dreamlike food blog.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.18.13

  11. Playgrounds Worth A Trip
    Outdoor

    Playgrounds Worth A Trip

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Paige Johnson
    07.18.11

  12. Modern Lifestyle at Dwell on Design 2012
    Dwell on Design

    Modern Lifestyle at Dwell on Design 2012

    Each year, one of the most popular parts of the Dwell on Design show floor is the Modern Lifestyle zone. New furniture, the great Remodelista Market, an array of modern playhouses thrumming with...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.24.12

  13. Stokke

    Stokke

    Stokke AS is a family-owned Norwegian company founded in Ålesund in 1932, in the northwestern part of Norway. The company's vision is to make products that are "in the best interest of the child."...

    01.02.09

  14. Bananagrams

    Bananagrams was created by a family of three generations, spanning in age from 7 – 75 As some of the family live in the U.K. and the rest live in the U.S. we are fortunate enough to meet...

    08.19.10

  15. Modern Playhouse

    Modern Playhouse

    Modern earth friendly products for kids! Modernist influenced playhouses to inspire a whole new pint-sized generation of designers, dreamers, artists and innovators. Our designs are durable, easy ...

    11.07.11

  16. Beyond123

    Beyond123

    Beyond123 is a purveyor of innovative and high-quality toys, gifts, and educational items. The company was launched as a partnership with Westermann Lernspiel GmbH, one of the largest educational...

    09.04.13

  17. manny & simon

    manny & simon

    Manny & Simon is a California-based maker of organic cotton clothes and wooden toys and furniture for babies and toddlers with a modern flair. The firm is named after the grandfathers of the two...

    09.11.13

  18. Lego

    Lego

    Lego is the venerable toy company founded in 1932 in the village of Billund, Denmark by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, a master carpenter and joiner.  The motto of the company then and now is "only the...

    09.16.13

  19. Kid O

    All Kid O products are thoughtfully designed with a variety of opportunities to explore built right in. Each toy is constructed to engage and stimulate children again and again with a rich variety...

    09.24.13

  20. Hungry Little Minds

    Hungry Little Minds

    Hungry Little Minds was founded in 2012 by designer Vikki Tucker to develop and distribute classical and traditional activity toys with an innovative edge. Their objective is to create toys which...

    11.08.13

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