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These Studios of Scandinavian Designers Are Bursting with Creativity

A book profiling workspaces ends up revealing the personalities of Scandinavian creatives, craftspeople, and makers.
November 4, 2014
Modern stools

How to Find the Perfect Modern Bar Stool

There’s no denying the appeal of a seat at the bar; it’s where everybody knows your name, after all. As a design element at home, it offers a more casual and space-efficient alternative to formal dining. Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, principals of the New York design firm Roman and Williams, dispense expert advice on how to shop for a stool. Then we review the six seats that earned the Dwell seal of approval.
November 4, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Chef

Don't relegate your favorite chef to cooking with hand-me-down pot holders and worn out bakeware. This holiday season, here are ten picks to help the home chef stay organized and on trend.
November 4, 2014
balancing act living room

10 Inspiring Wallpapers for the Modern Home

From tips on how to buy wallcoverings to our new favorite patterns, we're obsessed with wallpaper. Look to these ten homes for tips on how to employ the move.
November 4, 2014
bornstein living room

Cozy Getaways to Stave Off The Winter Blues

When the weather gets grim, the appeal of curling up by the fire in a cozy winter cabin is undeniable. These projects show how warm woods, open fireplaces, and easy slope access are the keys to building a winter-approved retreat.
November 4, 2014
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These Tiny Hubs Will Make Your Home Smart and Safe

The Notion is among the recent home security systems that uses multiple types of sensors to monitor threats like water damage or burglary. The central hub connects to Wi-Fi and draws information from separate units spread throughout the house. It will be available in July 2015.
November 3, 2014
Industrial kitchen built on a budget.

6 Kitchen Countertop Ideas

We chop, we stir, we eat on it—the countertop is one of the most utilized elements of a kitchen. These homes respect the highly trafficked surface by creating it out of brilliant materials, from smooth gray basalt to reclaimed elm.
November 3, 2014
floyd shelf

A Clever System Turns Nearly Anything into a Shelf

Two Detroit-based designers create a brilliant system that turns nearly any flat surface into a shelf or table. We go behind the scenes to see how the products are made.
November 3, 2014
Affordable Portland home

8 Ways to Use Steel

Homeowners may shy away from steel, often found in skyscrapers, for its cold, minimal reputation. From facades to garden walls, these projects show that the material can be just as inviting as its cozier counterpoints like wood or stone.
November 3, 2014
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