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The Aubrey Watzek House in Portland designed by John Yeon

Classic Modernist House in Portland Inspires a Lighting and Furniture Line

Rejuvenation's new collection takes cues from John Yeon's 1937 Aubrey Watzek House.
September 16, 2015
DIY Cardboard Cantilever Chair

How to Make a DIY Cardboard Chair

Guerilla Furniture Design is a do-it-yourself bible by designer and carpenter Will Holman. Here, we excerpt his step-by-step guide for how to make a Cardboard Cantilever Chair at home. Catch our furniture-themed September issue for more inspiration!
September 15, 2015
Francis Bitonti's 3D printed "Molecule" Shoe Collection.

Catch the 3D Printer of Haute Couture (and more) at Dwell on Design NY

As part of our run-up to Dwell on Design New York, taking place October 2-4, we're highlighting a few of our diverse panelists who'll be discussing everything from urban resiliency to smart home technology. One such expert is Francis Bitonti, founder of his eponymous 3D printing studio, who has designed and 3D printed furniture, haute couture fashion, and more.
September 15, 2015
modern landscaping terrace pie deck reflecting pool granite patio

7 Ways to Use Ipe Wood

Durable and dense—so dense it doesn't float—ipe is an excellent material for outdoor settings. But how to use it? Patio decking is the most common application but just one of many. While ipe's oils and tannins make it difficult to paint, a well-maintained ipe construction can last 25 years for more. If properly dried, the wood can be used within interiors as well. Lastly, while ipe is a tropical hardwood, it's now typically farmed instead of being harvested from the wild. If you're buying ipe, make sure it's been properly certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or other watchdog organizations. Here are seven ways to use ipe that aren't plain old decking!
September 14, 2015
A rolling ladder made from salvaged wood and components leads to a small, yet well equipped, office.

5 Rolling Ladders in Modern Homes

The rolling (or sliding) ladder, set within the tall musty bookcases of a patrician library, is an old cliché. Extra-high bookcases can be a smart way to add storage to otherwise unused space. Check out these five contemporary designs that revisit and renew and old idea.
September 14, 2015
Catovic Hughes’s design for the Morelands is all about embracing the outdoors. Rick spends as much time on the patio as he can. The undulation of the aluminum cladding makes a regular, rhythmic backdrop for the yards-high bamboo he lovingly tends.

6 Peaceful Bamboo Gardens

Bamboo grows like a most welcome weed at these modern homes.
September 14, 2015
Boston renovation with Fitzfelt prototype felt mural, carpet by Flor, chair and table by Jens Risom for Knoll.

Boston Renovation Accents Minimalist White with Rich Felt Murals

In Boston’s South End, a design-savvy couple creates a clean-lined home with a textural surprise.
September 13, 2015
Renovated DC Row House backyard with Cor-Ten steel.

5 Ways to Design with Planters

From large boxes to individual pots, planters are a go-to solution for modern gardens.
September 11, 2015