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Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School

A scion of Frank Lloyd Wright erects a modular hillside retreat near the architect’s estate.
December 3, 2014

Incredible Floating Barge Makes it Possible to Grow Food on Any Body of Water

The modular Jellyfish Barge could be a solar-powered solution to food shortages.
December 3, 2014
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Piles of Fallen Leaves Got You Down? This Leaf Blower Will Change All That

While effective, leaf blowers generally and deservedly draw ire from neighbors for being loud and polluting. The EPA has cracked down on emissions and noise laws, so new blowers are built with effective mufflers and there are now electric models available. For efficient yard-clearing, however, a high-powered gas blower like the Jet by Troy-Bilt is ideal.
December 3, 2014
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Fuel Up at These Super Charming Coffee Shops

Here at Dwell, we're always on the lookout for coffee shops that are as passionate about design as java. Drawn from our archives, these are six delightful cafés where you can relax and recharge.
December 3, 2014
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7 Elegant Closet Solutions

From a luxurious midcentury changing room to under-stair solutions, these closets show graceful ways to store clothes and kitchen gear.
December 3, 2014
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Decades Old, the Modernist Houses of New Zealand Have No Shortage of Charm

In a new book, photographer Mary Gaudin gives readers an intimate tour of New Zealand's modernist houses, offering a look at the way residents have lived in and loved each one. From worn-in Eames lounge chairs to distinct midcentury paneling, Gaudin's details provide a metaphorical dusting-off for a cast of beloved homes.
December 2, 2014
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A Coffee Shop Made With Shipping Containers in South Africa

Earthworld Architects & Interiors, based in Pretoria, the South African capital, was hired to design a coffee shop for the Foghound Interactive Coffee Company outside Johannesburg with used shipping containers. The 3,165-square-foot shop, which includes a showroom for the company's coffee machines, was completed in July 2014.
December 2, 2014
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Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Ambra Medda

Ambra Medda, cofounder and creative director of design resource L’ArcoBaleno, tells us what home goods she treasures.
December 2, 2014
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8 Incredibly Slender Houses

Narrow sites present designers with a unique spatial challenge. Building upward might add square footage, but it won't make a structure the width of a subway car feel any less claustrophobic. These eight slender homes maximize space and light with freethinking design solutions.
December 2, 2014
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