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  1. Structured Play
    Outdoor

    Structured Play

    Two of the country’s most creative and thoughtful playground designers—architect Richard Dattner and landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg—spent countless hours observing how...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    01.01.09

  2. Two Houses Are Better Than One
    House Tours

    Two Houses Are Better Than One

    Or is one house better than two? For Santa Monica–based architect Jesse Bornstein and his family, both are true.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    07.31.09

  3. Pinterest Board of the Day: Modern Design for Kids
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    Pinterest Board of the Day: Modern Design for Kids

    Who says good design is just for us grown-ups? Plucked straight from the Dwell Pinterest board dedicated to modern design for kids, take a peek inside to see our top picks for the mini modernist.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.25.13

  4. And the Playhaus Winner Is...
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    And the Playhaus Winner Is...

    We joined James Hardie in the sandbox and tasked Dwellers to wow us with renderings of fantastical funhouses for the mini design enthusiasts in the making. Whether inspired by Bauhaus or Versailles...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    03.16.12

  5. Composite Index
    My House

    Composite Index

    Corporate high-flyers and admitted neat freaks Bruce Thatcher and Kirsty Leighton couldn’t handle the chaos anymore. With two small boys and demanding jobs (he works in hedge funds, she&rsquo...

    written by: Nicola Twilley
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    01.11.10

  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. Dreams Happen: This Weekend
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    Dreams Happen: This Weekend

    Dreams Happen is a biennial fundraising event benefiting Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) and hosted by Stanford Shopping Center. The event teams local architects and builders in the...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    06.04.09

  8. Preview: Modern Lifestyle Lounge
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Modern Lifestyle Lounge

    Modern design isn't just for mature, Marcel Breuer-loving adults. Join us at Dwell on Design—and bring your mini modernists—for a plethora of playful designs in our Modern Lifestyle...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.24.11

  9. 9 Great Bunk Beds
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    9 Great Bunk Beds

    Bunk beds are a double design whammy when it comes to kids' rooms: They encourage imaginative play and save space in one fell swoop.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.02.13

  10. Kids' Room Renovation
    House Tours

    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

  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. How to Build a Natural Playscape
    Outdoor

    How to Build a Natural Playscape

    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
    07.26.11

  13. Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand
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    Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand

    A New Zealand architect riffs on toy building blocks and Case Study houses for his children’s backyard fort.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Simon Devitt
    07.14.14

  14. Phoyo Playhouse
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    Phoyo Playhouse

    When New Zealand architect Robin Hannah’s daughter was very young in the 1970s, he devised the slot-assembly PlayHouse of Your Own (phoyo) out of sustainable pine for her and her two brothers...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.20.10

  15. Nasal Aspirator for Young Children
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    Nasal Aspirator for Young Children

    Caring for a young child is full of unglamorous but necessary practices, but this pediatrician-designed device is meant to make nasal care more hygienic and effective. Babies cannot breathe through...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.28.14

  16. Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York
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    Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York

    An inventive, freestanding “tree house” built by an architectural designer for her family grows in Garrison, New York.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.14.14

  17. 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

  18. Kid Tested, Mothers Approved
    House Tours

    Kid Tested, Mothers Approved

    A long house on Long Island, this prefab could get to its site peaceably only by traveling in pieces. Designed by Resolution: 4 Architecture as a holiday retreat for a family of six, this...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: João Canziani
    03.17.10

  19. Last Minute Ideas for Kids

    Last Minute Ideas for Kids

    We are a family that loves Nerf guns, whoopee cushions and arcade prizes as much as the next one, but they always end up in the trash too soon due to their lack of longevity. After going through...

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.19.09

  20. Mid-Century Furniture for Kids

    Mid-Century Furniture for Kids

    Twee Womb chairs and tiny Tulip tables are not a recent fad invented by design blogs and enterprising modern furniture manufacturers—kid-size replicas of iconic pieces have always been de...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    01.22.10

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