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  1. 6 Modern Homes in Norway
    Houses We Love

    6 Modern Homes in Norway

    It must be the chill in the air that has us thinking of Norway—lovely, freezing Norway. Here are six modern houses that make the place look downright cozy.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.03.13

  2. 10 Ways to Design With Purple
    Design 101

    10 Ways to Design With Purple

    We’d like to congratulate purple—or rather its more showy cousin, orchid—for regaining the spotlight after Pantone’s 2014 color of the year announcement. When it comes to designing with purple, the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.06.13

  3. 9 Designs From New Orleans
    In The Modern World

    9 Designs From New Orleans

    In honor of noted New Orleans architect Allen Eskew, who died Tuesday, we meander through the great design and architecture we love from the Big Easy.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.13.13

  4. 8 Reasons to Love Herringbone
    Design 101

    8 Reasons to Love Herringbone

    It’s not just for stuffy tweeds; herringbone patterns have a distinct place in modern design. See how in these 8 houses, from Paris to Tokyo.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.15.13

  5. Smart Live-Work Spaces
    Design 101

    Smart Live-Work Spaces

    Our current model of efficiency is the live-work space, and everyone deserves their own modern version. Hint: Keep it clean, clutter-free, and bright. Here are seven to inspire you to create your...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.30.13

  6. 10 Kitchens and Baths We Love
    Rooms We Love

    10 Kitchens and Baths We Love

    We've just hit the ground running at the mega-show that is KBIS/IBS, and we'll have a trend report for you soon. This got us thinking about our favorite kitchens and baths from our pages—have a...

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.04.14

  7. 7 Modern Sofas We Love
    Design 101

    7 Modern Sofas We Love

    If you’re on the hunt for a great modern sofa, consider the following from our pages—some iconic, some off the beaten path.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.13.14

  8. 10 Ways to Landscape With Pavers
    Outdoor

    10 Ways to Landscape With Pavers

    Fall is upon us and the branches are beginning to grow bare, so there’s no better time than now to focus on your hardscape. Here are 10 ways to incorporate pavers into the modern garden.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.19.13

  9. How to Design with Hexagon Patterns
    A Great Idea

    How to Design with Hexagon Patterns

    The hexagon has been long favored in design, most often implemented in tile. Here are examples from our design archives, plus our favorite products that celebrate the motif.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.03.13

  10. 6 Ways to Design with Marc Newson
    Design 101

    6 Ways to Design with Marc Newson

    Can’t afford to drop $2 million on a Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge? Relax, for to follow is a study of rooms from the pages of Dwell that incorporate a range of designs by the modern industrial master.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.21.13

  11. 9 Striking Modern White Facades
    Houses We Love

    9 Striking Modern White Facades

    If you’re the blaming type, you might fault Le Corbusier for making the white facade so utterly irresistible. Here are 9 that could cause you to rethink your shade when the next need for an...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.01.13

  12. 6 Ways to Add Throw Pillows
    Design 101

    6 Ways to Add Throw Pillows

    They haven’t always been in design favor, but throw pillows, when done right, can add warmth, color, and texture to a room like nothing else can. Six designers show us how.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.11.13

  13. 9 Modern Family Spaces
    Rooms We Love

    9 Modern Family Spaces

    Dens and family rooms don’t need to mean the Bradys and shag carpeting. As the following clever family spaces prove, there are many ways to accommodate everyone in high style.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.26.13

  14. 7 (Nearly) Net-Zero Homes
    Green

    7 (Nearly) Net-Zero Homes

    Hay insulation, passive solar, drought-tolerant gardens: Behold the following 7 houses from Dwell's pages that give back by striving for net-zero status.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.28.14

  15. 7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen
    Design 101

    7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen

    Danish designer Poul Henningsen had us at the Artichoke lamp, its 72 leaves bursting forth from it like fireworks. Henningsen's other lamps hang in many modern interiors around the world—we thought...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.29.13

  16. 8 Creative Bedside Tables
    Design 101

    8 Creative Bedside Tables

    Reimagined, repurposed, and recycled, the following 8 cool solutions for your bedside should get you thinking beyond boring tables.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.01.14

  17. 6 Clever Modern Bars
    Houses We Love

    6 Clever Modern Bars

    Need a proper, grown-up bar setup for entertaining friends? Here are six options from the pages of Dwell to inspire you to reconfigure any long, short, awkward, or tiny space into one fit for a...

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.13.13

  18. 8 Modern Paneled Rooms
    Design 101

    8 Modern Paneled Rooms

    In our long history of construction, paneling has run the gamut from ornate boiserie to simple sheets of plywood. To follow are 8 very different rooms that implement paneling in a modern way.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.20.13

  19. Ray Eames 101
    Post

    Ray Eames 101

    In honor of the 101st birthday of Ray Eames last weekend (Happy birthday, Ray!), we present a look back at our past coverage of the design legend.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.17.13

  20. MASHstudios Height-Adjustable Work Table
    Product

    MASHstudios Height-Adjustable Work Table

    Bernard Brucha of Venice, California–based MASHstudios was inspired by 20th-century industrial design for the form of the height-adjustable work table, originally created as a custom piece for...

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.09.14

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