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Miroshelters the Miner's Shelter

These Incredibly Tiny Cabins, Tree Houses, and Mobile Dwellings Are All Less Than 182 Square Feet

Author Derek Diedricksen zeroes in on the DIY art of small living in his new book, Microshelters. What he finds is a highly motivated, occasionally eccentric community of hobbyists who challenge themselves to pack tons of functionality into spaces that are barely bigger than parking spots.
September 15, 2015
Francis Bitonti's 3D printed "Molecule" Shoe Collection.

Catch the 3D Printer of Haute Couture (and more) at Dwell on Design NY

As part of our run-up to Dwell on Design New York, taking place October 2-4, we're highlighting a few of our diverse panelists who'll be discussing everything from urban resiliency to smart home technology. One such expert is Francis Bitonti, founder of his eponymous 3D printing studio, who has designed and 3D printed furniture, haute couture fashion, and more.
September 15, 2015
outdoor shower in a courtyard

7 Outdoor Showers We Love

Outdoor showers can easily be a simple affair: all you need is a shower head, a bit of privacy (when required), and the sky as your ceiling. Some of these homes embellish the experience while others stick to the basics.
September 15, 2015
“The amount of work that was done to get things to look so naïve was phenomenal,” Rogers says. “We are quite hedonistic in our play on space.” This custom sofa offers a soft landing for the roundabout slide, which emerges from a trapdoor in the master bed

Swings, Slides, and Other Built-In Play in Modern Homes

Designed for residents' inner children—or for actual children—these homes feature fun ways to energize a space with play.
September 15, 2015
Eco-friendly prefab by Greenfab with cedar and James Hardie panel facade.

House of the Week: Nearly Net-Zero Prefab Installed in 29 Hours

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.
September 15, 2015
A second-story balcony overlooks a small yard.

Row, Row, Row Your House: 5 Urban Row House Renovations We Love

A traditional tight-space typology meets the modern age in these five row house renovations.
September 14, 2015
Hutong entrance to Archstudio's renovation of a historic Beijing building.

An Historic Beijing Structure Gets a Modern Makeover

Chinese firm ARCHSTUDIO transforms a Qing Dynasty-era structure into a tea house that blends new and old.
September 14, 2015
modern landscaping terrace pie deck reflecting pool granite patio

7 Ways to Use Ipe Wood

Durable and dense—so dense it doesn't float—ipe is an excellent material for outdoor settings. But how to use it? Patio decking is the most common application but just one of many. While ipe's oils and tannins make it difficult to paint, a well-maintained ipe construction can last 25 years for more. If properly dried, the wood can be used within interiors as well. Lastly, while ipe is a tropical hardwood, it's now typically farmed instead of being harvested from the wild. If you're buying ipe, make sure it's been properly certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or other watchdog organizations. Here are seven ways to use ipe that aren't plain old decking!
September 14, 2015
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