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Built-in folding desk in a backyard addition at a Massachusetts home

How to Build a Compact, Fold-Down Desk for Small Spaces

In our September issue, we covered a tiny outbuilding for a family in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Residents Tim and Meg Ferguson Sauder and their three kids built the 168-square-foot space themselves using reclaimed materials. On their blog, Crafted Fairly, they post information about the products and custom furniture that outfit the space. Here, we share a snippet from the site about how they built the custom desk featured in our pages.
August 31, 2015
Simple wristwatch inspired by professional drafting

8 Modern Wristwatches We Love

Function may come first with wristwatches, but these high-performing watches prove that style does not have to be sacrificed. From minimalist and monochrome to bold and inventive, these eight watches have innovative design details that set them apart from standard watches. Be sure to check out the full collection of modern timepieces at the Dwell Store.
August 31, 2015
modern fire resistant green boulder cor-ten steel native grasses

5 Striking Examples of Corrugated Steel Architecture

Corrugated steel sheets date back to the early Industrial Revolution. Their strength and simplicity has kept them a staple of industrial architecture, however, its curves can also have unique visual properties. See five examples of everyday homes appropriating this rugged material.
August 31, 2015
interior apartment dining table

6 Instances of Classic Bertoia Furniture in Modern Homes

In 1950 Harry Bertoia designed his first collection for Knoll: its futuristic, lightweight, wire-frame design was a smash hit. Bertoia continued to design for Knoll, in addition to producing many public sculptures, and his furniture still graces kitchens, living rooms, and decks the world over.
August 31, 2015
Minimal floating home in Copenhagen

5 Streamlined Homes for Downsizing Families and Empty Nesters

These residents trimmed the non-essentials to make their dream homes into realities.
August 31, 2015
heart of stone houston texas facade concrete wall siberian larch cladding

A Texas Couple Builds Their Cast-In-Place Concrete Dream Home

Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.
August 30, 2015
Illustration of Juhani Pallasmaa by Jack Unruh.

Juhani Pallasmaa on Humane Cities, Monumental Architecture, and the Architect's Role in Society

The Finnish architect and international thought leader muses on cities, the impulse to construct, and the poetry of buildings.
August 30, 2015
Mezzanine-level curtain wall in Harlem

Designing for Privacy: 8 Discreet Uses for Frosted Glass

Frosted glass permits natural light into these homes, while shielding residents from nosy neighbors.
August 30, 2015
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