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  1. A Sustainable Home in Silicon Valley
    House Tours

    A Sustainable Home in Silicon Valley

    Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    photos by: Bruce Damonte
    03.29.14

  2. Modern Classics: Dwell's Favorite Italian Interiors
    Travel Reports

    Modern Classics: Dwell's Favorite Italian Interiors

    With Milan Design Week in full swing, we take a look at some of our favorite Italian homes.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.08.14

  3. Designing with Noguchi
    Rewind

    Designing with Noguchi

    The sculptural forms of Isamu Noguchi's tables and lamps can transform any room into a work of art.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.13.14

  4. Celebrating Anniversaries of Iconic Design
    Product Reviews

    Celebrating Anniversaries of Iconic Design

    In 2014, many design and manufacturing greats are celebrating significant milestones. We take a look at some of their most popular designs.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    05.14.14

  5. Design Icon: Greta Grossman
    Profiles

    Design Icon: Greta Grossman

    Greta Grossman, for a while relegated to the footnotes of design history, is finally getting the deserved recognition as one of the pioneers of mid-century modernism in both Sweden and California.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.03.14

  6. How-To: Patterned Rugs
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    How-To: Patterned Rugs

    Decorating with statement rugs is often challenging, so here are some tips and tricks to help guide the process.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    03.28.14

  7. Carpet Diem
    Product Reviews

    Carpet Diem

    Nanimarquina, the Barcelona-based rug manufacturer, experiments with color and patterns at Milan Design Week 2014.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.10.14

  8. Design Classic: Eero Saarinen's Womb Chair
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    Design Classic: Eero Saarinen's Womb Chair

    A look at Eero Saarinen's Womb chair, an icon of midcentury modern design.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.07.14

  9. Homage Chair
    Product Reviews

    Homage Chair

    Torsten Sherwood's Homage chair combines the simplicity of vernacular design with open-source developments.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.10.14

  10. Clever Ideas for Loft Beds
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    Clever Ideas for Loft Beds

    In apartments where every square foot counts, lofted beds can act as both a stylish and space-saving element.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.02.14

  11. Design Classic: Jens Risom Collection
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    Design Classic: Jens Risom Collection

    Jens Risom's 1942 designs for Knoll were born out of wartime necessity but went on to become signature midcentury modern designs.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.10.14

  12. Design Classic: Bertoia Seating Collection
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    Design Classic: Bertoia Seating Collection

    A look at the history of Harry Bertoia's iconic steel wire seating collection from 1951, and a few Dwell homes that showcase the chairs to their best advantage.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    03.19.14

  13. How To: Decorating with Posters
    How To

    How To: Decorating with Posters

    Poster art is often one of the most effective and affordable ways to inject creativity into a space. Following up on our roundup of graphic art, here are homes that master poster decorating.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.23.14

  14. Playful Designs for a Creative Home
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    Playful Designs for a Creative Home

    Finding a balance between functionality and playfulness can be a challenge, but these innovative ideas can help create a home that is inspiring for children and adults alike.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.07.14

  15. Designer Spotlight: Vera & Kyte
    Profiles

    Designer Spotlight: Vera & Kyte

    Two young Norwegian designers combine Scandinavian tradition with postmodern playfulness.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.12.14

  16. How To: Mix and Match Chairs
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    How To: Mix and Match Chairs

    Combining and contrasting different chairs can add personality, tout a vintage sensibility, or help you stick to a budget. Here we take a look at some Dwell homes that experiment with mix-and...

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.02.14

  17. Tadao Ando's Reimagined Clark Art Institute
    Renovation

    Tadao Ando's Reimagined Clark Art Institute

    The striking Massachusetts museum Clark Art Institute reopens its doors after a decade-long transformation.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.01.14

  18. Design Classic: Eames House Bird
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    Design Classic: Eames House Bird

    The small decorative black bird is considered one of the most famous Eames pieces, even though it wasn't designed by Eames at all.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.17.14

  19. Home Bar Essentials for Any Sized Space
    Product Reviews

    Home Bar Essentials for Any Sized Space

    For those who wish to entertain but have limited space, these versatile products can help—without taking up too much room or breaking the bank.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    06.24.14

  20. 7 Dreamy Outdoor Gardens
    Green

    7 Dreamy Outdoor Gardens

    These gardens blur the boundaries between natural and manmade landscape, providing a welcome escape from the bustle of daily life.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.10.14

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