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7 Modern Dwellings South of the Mason-Dixon

Known for its down-home rusticity, the American South is also home to some impressively modern residences. Here are a few of our favorites.
February 18, 2015
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8 Cutting-Edge New Prefabs

From the world's first carbon-positive prefab to hurricane-proof homes, there have been some exciting breakthroughs in modular housing recently. This primer ought to catch you up on the latest.
February 17, 2015
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The 10 Best-Designed Bars in America

We've shared our favorite places to dine and unwind stateside, now Dwell has compiled the ten best-designed bars in America.
February 15, 2015
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Green and Affordable Structure Fits Three Families in One 28-Foot-Wide Lot

Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic multifamily structure on a formerly vacant lot.
February 15, 2015
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Head to 1960s Japan via AvroKO-Designed Restaurant in Chicago's West Loop

AvroKO—the hospitality design firm with serious muscle—expands its growing empire with an inaugural project in Chicago, Momotaro. Here's Dwell's take on the one-of-a-kind restaurant interior.
February 13, 2015
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6 Savvy Uses for Reclaimed Wood

Designing with reclaimed wood is a smart way to save and go green, not to mention add a little rustic charm to your abode. Here are six examples of salvaged wood in the modern home.
February 12, 2015
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The 10 Best-Designed Restaurants in America

At Dwell we're obsessed with eateries that treat their decor as carefully as their prix fixes. From Philadelphia to Palm Springs, these ten tantalizing restaurant designs are a feast for the eye.
February 10, 2015

Highlights from the 2015 Tokyo Gift Show

This week marks the 79th annual Tokyo International Gift Show, taking place at Tokyo Big Sight, the 1996 convention center located in the city’s Ariake district next to Tokyo Bay. We’ll be sharing highlights over the course of the fair’s three days.
February 4, 2015
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The 10 Best-Designed Hotels in America

Ranging from the very new to the more familiar, Dwell has assembled 10 of the best-designed hotels in America. Which properties do you think we missed? Tell us in the comments!
February 3, 2015