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8 Underrated Buildings Around the Globe

So-called starchitecture—and the backlash against it—may be the talk of the town in design circles, but ask a designer for his or her three favorite buildings and you'll get some surprisingly under-the-radar answers. Here, a look at some treasured buildings across the world.
January 6, 2015
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8 Smart Home Innovations We're Excited to See at CES 2015

The behemoth that is the International CES trade show gets under way on January 6, and the buzz around the Las Vegas Convention Center is that 2015 could be the year that smart home technology tips into the mainstream. There is a concerted effort to build "ecosystems" that will help us manage multiple devices from the same platform. Belkin announced an expansion of its WeMo line of connected-home products, for instance, while Nest has added 15 companies to its Works With Nest program, which seeks to make its smart thermostat the eyes and ears of the connected home of the not-too-distant future. Here are eight smart-home innovations that we're looking forward to seeing at this year's CES.
January 5, 2015
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Sleek and Practical Smart Home Tech from Belkin at CES 2015

At CES 2015, Belkin announced new products for beefing up home security, resource efficiency, and peace of mind. "The WeMo sensors are designed to make the entire home smarter, more intuitive, and more contextually aware," Belkin stated in a release. The gadgets are expected to hit the market in the second half of 2015, but in the meantime, click through the slideshow to whet your appetite.
January 5, 2015
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House of the Week: Stacked Shipping Container Apartment

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.
January 5, 2015
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Editors’ Essentials: 5 Foolproof Table Lamps

We field a lot of product queries at Dwell—and often, it’s the simplest items that cause the most shopping anxiety. Need to light up a table or desk? Let these editor-approved choices guide you.
January 5, 2015
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7 Bright, Open Kitchens

Renovating your kitchen this year? Start by checking these inspiring, airy examples from our pages.
January 5, 2015
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You'll Fall in Love with the Artful Woodwork of Designer Aaron Poritz

Splitting time between Brooklyn, New York and Managua, Nicaragua, Aaron Poritz designs and creates furniture and accessories that are meant to endure. His architecture studies at the California College of the Arts instilled in him the principles of sustainability, which continues to inform Poritz’s designs today. Many of his designs are made from hurricane-felled lumber and local materials from Nicaragua.
January 5, 2015

Photos of the Week: Blue Walls Galore!

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week. Last week, we asked our fans to post photos of their interior paint colors for a chance to be featured in our special issue on our readers' own houses. We saw a lot of blue rooms in response! Here are some of our favorite submissions that use the hue.
January 5, 2015
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Top Home Tech News from 2014, and What to Look Forward to in 2015

International CES, held every January in Las Vegas, is more than a tradeshow: It's a cultural phenomenon in which consumers, press, and companies converge to learn about the newest technology that will shape our lives. Stay tuned all week as Dwell reports from CES, and in the meantime, take a look at our top home tech picks since last year's show.
January 5, 2015
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