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Garage Reimagined as a Family Gathering Space

After a tree falls in Santa Monica, a garage is reborn as a 600-square-foot family gathering spot.
September 5, 2014

Can the Los Angeles River Start a New Chapter?

An ambitious, year-long civic engagement project wants Angelenos to play along their waterway.
September 5, 2014
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Amazing Textiles Explore the Sense of Touch

Five years ago, Emily Fischer launched a startup studio called Haptic Lab that designs and creates products that explore the sense of touch, including handmade kites and intricately stitched quilts. In celebration of the Brooklyn-based studio’s fifth anniversary this month, Dwell talked with Fischer about the inspiration behind her designs.
September 4, 2014
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6 Beautiful Courtyards

Whether within a home's perimeter or outside of it, these modern courtyards provide a breath of fresh air.
September 4, 2014
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How Technology Informs the Craft Revolution

An exhibition at Design Museum Holon showcases products that marry handicraft and high-tech.
September 4, 2014
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Modern Bathroom Renovation in San Francisco

When Chris Brigham, founder of Knife & Saw, discovered water damage in the master bathroom of his San Francisco home, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The furniture maker and his wife had never loved the space, and Brigham took the opportunity to renovate with the help of designer/builder Fidel Archuleta of ArcSon Design. Together, they planned out a complete overhaul of the room that features no shortage of custom built-ins. The end result: a welcoming, clean-lined setting in warm wood and cool concrete.
September 4, 2014
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August Smart Lock is Both Functional and Attractive

Smart lock systems are one of those inventions that sound like more trouble than they’re worth, but when done right, they’re a boon to anyone who shares an apartment or home, either for Airbnb or lending a beach house to visiting friends. The August Smart Lock, now available in Apple stores, is a well-designed and highly functional option.
September 4, 2014

Early Drawings by Famous Architects

Early architectural drawings showcase established architects' creative explorations on paper.
September 3, 2014
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8 Modern Chandeliers

Stuffy crystal fixtures, take heed—these modern chandeliers give a living space a healthy dose of pizzazz, without going overboard.
September 2, 2014