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9 Designs Inspired by Japanese Architecture and Craft

Dwell and it readers value simplicity and quality, so it's no surprise that Japan—with its emphasis on craft and thoughtful living—is a frequent wellspring of inspiration.
October 5, 2015
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What Will It Take to Make NYC a More Sustainable Place?

On Sunday, October 4, join us at Dwell on Design NY to discuss greening the city of New York.
October 2, 2015
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6 Public and Private Urban Gardens We Love

From community-changing farms carved out of vacant lots to private nature getaways, these gardens prove that the concrete jungle doesn't always have to be relentless.
October 1, 2015
Beyond the kitchen is a secondary room that is a pantry, prep area, utility room, and entrance hall all in one. The standard beech-top counters from Howdens Joinery Co. are doubled up to achieve a three-inch thickness, with the rounded edges cut off.

5 Ways to Use Beech Wood at Home

Similar in appearance to maple and relatively inexpensive, beech brings a rustic look to these modern homes.
October 1, 2015
Above Within Beyond bronze sculpture by Wendell Castle

Iconic Artist Wendell Castle Talks Contemporary Furniture Design at Dwell on Design NY

The established artist and designer joins us for a discussion about what's next in furniture.
September 30, 2015
Modern home in Finland with sauna has custom birch cabinets and island in kitchen and a lofted family room

Take Me to Birch: 8 Houses that Make Use of Birch Wood

Affordable, durable birch wood makes an eye-catching addition to these homes.
September 30, 2015
Chong left enough space in the 16-foot-wide backyard for a garden and comfortable dining area.

7 Small Backyards in Cities

On tight urban lots from London to Toronto, these homes make way for a blissful slice of nature.
September 30, 2015
Chilewich Color Tempo placemat in red and orange

7 Modern Placemats and Floor Coverings from Chilewich

In our November issue, we visit the 800-square-foot upstate New York vacation home of Sandy Chilewich and Joe Sultan. The creative couple, based in New York City, are the forces behind Chilewich, an innovative company that produces woven textiles for the table and floor. Here, we share a few of the brand's new and signature offerings.
September 29, 2015