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7 Small Summer Getaways

Summer is all about indoor-outdoor living on a pared-down scale. Check out these surf shacks, vacation homes, and guest pavilions that are small on space and big on style.
July 16, 2015
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How to Decorate With Yellow (Without the Smiley-Face Connotations)

It takes courage to go bold with color, but even the hardest hues for decorating can be mastered when delicately deployed.
July 16, 2015
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You're Not Crazy, Drones Really Could Be Trying to Infiltrate Your Home

Is that a drone hovering near your property line? Drew Porter’s pocket-size radio device for compromising entire smart homes can be effective three or more blocks away from a target. This means that if a burglar can’t physically approach your house because of a camera or an alarm, they can still fly a signal-jamming device into your neighborhood, using an off-the-shelf drone, to switch things off from afar. Drone attacks on the suburbs are already considered enough of a threat that UAV-detection systems can be installed to listen for the telltale whir of tiny rotors.
July 16, 2015
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6 Camouflaged Houses That Blend in with the Land

Ready to play spot the modern home? The built and natural environments are virtually indistinguishable at these covert dwellings.
July 16, 2015
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Q&A With British Designer Thomas Heatherwick

We caught up with Thomas Heatherwick, eponymous founder of the London-based studio, at the opening of his retrospective exhibition, Provocations, now on view at New York's Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum through Jan. 3.
July 16, 2015
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6 Formal Dining Rooms

Here at Dwell, we often cover open-plan, flexible eating spaces, but we'll still always be awed by a stately dining room.
July 16, 2015
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9 Modern Interiors in British Columbia

Get your daily dose of design inspiration from these interiors in mountainous British Columbia.
July 16, 2015
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5 Clever Solutions for Cords

Even as our favorite high-tech gizmos go wireless, many homes remain tethered to a few key electronics, namely lighting. Without cutting the cord, here are five genius ideas for concealing, organizing, and beautifying your tangle of cables.
July 16, 2015
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6 Times Graphic Patterns Stole the Show

As seen on these ceilings, walls, and facades, bold patterns can have a truly transformative power.
July 16, 2015
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