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  1. A Clean Slate
    House Tours

    A Clean Slate

    A few big ideas—and some careful workmanship—transform the very small kitchen of a one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment into an expansive space suited to a young professional with a taste for...

    written by: Mark Lamster
    photos by: Jeremy Liebman
    02.15.10

  2. An Introduction to Contractors
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Contractors

    Architect-author, Dan Maginn of El Dorado Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri, gives us the inside track on one of his favorite subjects: contractors. Learn what makes them tick, how to work with them,...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.26.10

  3. Modern Surf Shack in Venice
    My House

    Modern Surf Shack in Venice

    It was the surf and the artsy vibe that attracted Eric Grunbaum to Venice Beach, California, 18 years ago. An avid surfer and creative director for an advertising agency, he thrives on lively...

    written by: Paul Young
    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    02.08.10

  4. Take Me Home
    My House

    Take Me Home

    A “tree house” of clean lines, ample glass, and thoughtful ingenuity lets a Washington, DC–area family and a stream of weekend guests enjoy prefab living in an unlikely locale:...

    written by: Jeremy Berlin
    photos by: Chris Mueller
    01.08.09

  5. Space Living: Astro Home
    --The Future of

    Space Living: Astro Home

    You’ve known you were destined to dwell in outer space ever since you first saw The Jetsons. So, how do you do that? Your new home will be the International Space Station (ISS), the only...

    written by: Bruce Sterling
    11.24.09

  6. Visible Touch
    Design 101

    Visible Touch

    A lot of universal design feels more like a tacked-on concession to special interest groups than an intrinsic element in the design process. Now let’s suppose we flip that around. 

    02.09.10

  7. An Introduction to Building Codes
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Building Codes

    Fuss all you like about sprinklers and guardrails, we need building codes. Here's how to get your architect to play along.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    09.29.11

  8. Emeryville Renovation: Part 3
    Renovation

    Emeryville Renovation: Part 3

    In our latest Backstory series, we'll be previewing the loft renovation that is the featured My House in Dwell's November issue—our first-ever online sneak peek. Here, Emeryville, California...

    written by: Peter Benoit
    09.26.11

  9. Dean’s List Dorms Across America
    House Tours

    Dean’s List Dorms Across America

    The factory-line model is out for student housing; in its place, thoughtful solutions for community living engender enthusiasm for higher education and respect for a greener future. As dorms from...

    written by: Tim Newcomb
    09.20.12

  10. Kachelöfen Coming Up
    Latest

    Kachelöfen Coming Up

    It sounds like a sneeze, but a kachelöfen—a clay, highly-efficient, wood-burning stove used in Germany for hundreds of years—is a very modern option for radiant heating in one...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.17.12

  11. Restoring Breuer's House in Garden
    House Tours

    Restoring Breuer's House in Garden

    Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate in Pocantico Hills, New York, hearkens from the days of robber barons and captains of industry. Acres of manicured lawns, a six-story stone-clad mansion, carriage...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.20.11

  12. Shop Visit: Mohawk General Store in Silver Lake
    Shops

    Shop Visit: Mohawk General Store in Silver Lake

    Looking for mid-century furniture? Design tomes? Earrings? An LP? Sunset Junction’s Mohawk General Store lives up to its name.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.07.11

  13. A Modern Bungalow in Venice Beach
    House Tours

    A Modern Bungalow in Venice Beach

    A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.18.13

  14. Standolyn Robertson Reviews 5 Closet Systems
    Product Reviews

    Standolyn Robertson Reviews 5 Closet Systems

    Our homes generally celebrate design you can see, but throw open the closet doors and behold a new frontier. These five closet systems not only make getting dressed easier and folding laundry more...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.13.09

  15. Where the Sidewalk Ends
    Context

    Where the Sidewalk Ends

    After taking on San Francisco City Hall, architect Jane Martin helped spawn a movement that has rendered the city’s sidewalks more hospitable to birds, bees, butterflies—and even to...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    06.22.09

  16. Q&A with Herman Miller's Marg Mojzak
    Interviews

    Q&A with Herman Miller's Marg Mojzak

    Whether our recent essay "The Real Cost of Rip-Offs" got you thinking about the dark side of the knockoff industry—or left you unfazed and unconvinced—we'd like to continue...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.30.12

  17. Los Angeles Home with Wood-Clad Interior
    House Tours

    Los Angeles Home with Wood-Clad Interior

    Why the clean, sophisticated interior of this Hollywood bungalow needed nothing so much as a man’s touch.

    written by: Rico Gagliano
    photos by: Zen Sekizawa
    05.27.12

  18. Clifftop House with Angled Roof in Maui
    House Tours

    Clifftop House with Angled Roof in Maui

    With an angled roof designed to resemble the surrounding cliffs, a house in Maui, Hawaii, is built to meld with the landscape.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    06.24.13

  19. Interior Designers Speak: 18 Common Design Mistakes to Avoid
    Post

    Interior Designers Speak: 18 Common Design Mistakes to Avoid

    Did you know? We've recently launched a national partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Throughout 2013, look to Dwell and ASID to bring you loads of interior design...

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.08.13

  20. Hillside Family Home in Australia
    House Tours

    Hillside Family Home in Australia

    An unvisited ocean-facing plot of land, a couple of architect neighbors, and one giant leap of faith have netted a pair of erstwhile Londoners a dream home of their own in northeast Australia.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Richard Powers
    02.28.09

  21. How to Build a Natural Playscape
    Outdoor

    How to Build a Natural Playscape

    In honor of our family themed July/August issue, we've invited guest writer Paige Johnson, who spearheads the blog Playscapes, to share her perspective on some of the most innovative contemporary...

    written by: Paige Johnson
    07.26.11

  22. Master Stroke
    Outdoor

    Master Stroke

    In Santa Monica, California, where pools are plenty but not always eye-pleasing, Padraic Cassidy lifted one 30 inches off the ground­—dramatically elevating its aesthetic appeal.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: David Allee
    01.04.11

  23. Events this Weekend: 10.8-10.11
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 10.8-10.11

    Welcome to the second installment of Out and About, our weekly round-up of art and architecture events and exhibitions around the country and globe.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.08.09

  24. Buyer Beware
    Design 101

    Buyer Beware

    Bad design can be not just unattractive but unhealthy. Steer clear of this trio of second-rate offerings.

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  25. London Cooling
    Green

    London Cooling

    The Lighthouse, by British architects Sheppard Robson, seeks to redefine the future of residential energy by plugging into the sky itself.

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.22.09

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