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Dwell 15 years anniversary first issue cover from October 2000

15 Years Already? Dwell Founder Lara Deam Discusses Dwell's Exciting Future

Dwell’s founder shares her thoughts on celebrating the magazine’s anniversary by reflecting on the very first issue.
September 27, 2015
The reading corner can be turned into an extra bed. Schonning designed the leather poufs himself, and made the cushions from an Ikea carpet. Under the concrete slab there is room for wood, books and newspapers. Photo by <a href="http://www.permagnuspersso

How to Organize Your Books with Storage Cubbies

Everyone dreams of owning an expansive home library filled with thumbed-through classics, but a cubby and library card is often more realistic.
September 18, 2015
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A Tiny, DIY Trailer Home Built by a Couple on a Budget

A young couple on the move build a small home that will go wherever life takes them.
September 15, 2015
Miroshelters the Miner's Shelter

These Incredibly Tiny Cabins, Tree Houses, and Mobile Dwellings Are All Less Than 182 Square Feet

Author Derek Diedricksen zeroes in on the DIY art of small living in his new book, Microshelters. What he finds is a highly motivated, occasionally eccentric community of hobbyists who challenge themselves to pack tons of functionality into spaces that are barely bigger than parking spots.
September 15, 2015
Renovated DC Row House living room with white brick walls.

A D.C. Row House Renovated to Host Artwork and a Bold Furniture Collection

An artistic couple envisions a traditional home as a blank canvas.
September 10, 2015
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5 Budget-Friendly Homes in Brooklyn

Brooklyn's real estate prices aren't much less exorbitant than Manhattan's these days, but by pinching pennies, it's still possible to make a high-design home on a budget in Kings County.
September 10, 2015
Attic renovation added a gabled roof.

7 Basement and Attic Hangouts

Sometimes creative constrictions can lead to the best results. These homes make the most out of their previously musty attics and basements.
September 8, 2015
Low Budget House front facade.

A Compact Home in Moscow Built on the Lowest Possible Budget

A budget home embraces custom details fit for a family of five.
September 8, 2015
Modern backyard chicken coop

The Dos and Don'ts of Building Your Own Chicken Coop

Some quick tips that'll help you design at the drop of a feather.
September 7, 2015