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  1. Last Chance: Lessons from Modernism
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    Last Chance: Lessons from Modernism

    Modern-minded New Yorkers have just a few more days to swing by Cooper Union’s Lessons From Modernism: Environmental Design Considerations in 20th Century Architecture, 1925-70 exhibition at the...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.20.13

  2. Through House in Toronto, Canada
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    Through House in Toronto, Canada

    A house from the 1880s that's narrow, small, and in terrible shape: is this the place for a great modern interior? In the hands of Toronto architect Heather Dubbeldam, it turned out to be exactly...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Bob Gundu
    04.25.13

  3. Blogger Focus: Trend Forecast
    In The Modern World

    Blogger Focus: Trend Forecast

    We asked some of our favorite bloggers what they see in the near future for interiors, graphic design, travel, and more.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.11.13

  4. 5 Cool Modern Courtyards
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    5 Cool Modern Courtyards

    What's better than a backyard? In these modern homes, a courtyard offers its residents the same benefits—outdoor space for hanging out and entertaining—plus the coziness that comes from enveloping...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.01.13

  5. Making Order From Chaos: 8 Beautifully Busy Homes
    Houses We Love

    Making Order From Chaos: 8 Beautifully Busy Homes

    These eight homes turn clutter into decoration through the careful arrangement of eclectic belongings.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.10.13

  6. Trend Spotting: Bare Bulbs
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    Trend Spotting: Bare Bulbs

    Lately we've noticed a resurgent love affair with the lightbulb. Whether it's unique shades acting as a glowing showcase or the bare bulbs themselves, we dig this look. Here, we've pulled together...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    03.28.13

  7. The Coolest Scandinavian Summer Houses
    Houses We Love

    The Coolest Scandinavian Summer Houses

    Summer days are long in Scandinavia, and we can't think of any better place to spend the sunny hours than in—and around—these chic and stylish summer houses. As the summer winds down stateside, we...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.03.13

  8. A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic
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    A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic

    A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the next generation.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Caren Alpert
    12.30.12

  9. Trend Alert: Geometric Design
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    Trend Alert: Geometric Design

    From architecture to furniture and products we are seeing geometric designs take off everywhere. The clean lines of simple geometric shapes are a perfect fit for the modern design aesthetic. Take a...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    01.14.14

  10. 8 Creative Bedside Tables
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    8 Creative Bedside Tables

    Reimagined, repurposed, and recycled, the following 8 cool solutions for your bedside should get you thinking beyond boring tables.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.01.14

  11. Concrete Proof: 9 Ways to Design with Cement
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    Concrete Proof: 9 Ways to Design with Cement

    Concrete may seem brutalist to some, but consider its many applications: buff, polished, waxed, and turned into panels for a facade. Here are nine Dwell homes that make incredible use of the material.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.19.13

  12. 5 Breathtakingly Modern House Additions
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    5 Breathtakingly Modern House Additions

    These five modern house additions not only add necessary square footage, but bring their previously existing structures thoroughly up to date.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.12.13

  13. Modern Live/Work Space in a Former Chicago Funeral Home
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    Modern Live/Work Space in a Former Chicago Funeral Home

    A gut rehab turns a quixotic old building into a model live-work space near Wicker Park.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.22.14

  14. Time Is on My Site
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    Time Is on My Site

    In Galileo’s day, men counted their pulses to tell time. In 2 A.D., Ptolemy, who understood more about the movements of the sun and the earth than most of us do today, designed a tool called...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Prakash Patel
    01.16.09

  15. Two Houses Are Better Than One
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    Two Houses Are Better Than One

    Or is one house better than two? For Santa Monica–based architect Jesse Bornstein and his family, both are true.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    07.31.09

  16. Emerald City: Modern Homes in Seattle Part Two
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    Emerald City: Modern Homes in Seattle Part Two

    Surrounded by lush evergreen forests and famously known for its cup of Joe, this second cool quintet of our favorite homes also resides in the Emerald City known as Seattle.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    09.23.13

  17. Swedish Designer Focus: Monica Förster
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    Swedish Designer Focus: Monica Förster

    Monica Förster takes a hands-on approach to furniture design. In her Stockholm studio, she whips up a flurry of tiny paper models—”3-D sketches”—that rival their full...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Felix Odell
    04.06.11

  18. Roaming through Renegade
    Travel Reports

    Roaming through Renegade

    This past Sunday, I hopped aboard the 43 to check out the Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason. I come from a familly that sews, builds, crochets, embroiders, prints, and throws (as in pottery), but I...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    07.12.11

  19. Architecture and Design Longreads
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    Architecture and Design Longreads

    You might have come to know and love Dwell through the stunning modern homes featured throughout the magazine's 12-year history but interspersed between the interiors stories and idea books are...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.13.13

  20. Typeface Designer We Love: Jordan Metcalf
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    Typeface Designer We Love: Jordan Metcalf

    Cape Town, South Africa-based typeface designer and artist Jordan Metcalf has a knack for creating puzzling, intricate algorithms in the form of typefaces. Whether experimenting with personal...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.03.13

  21. Vintage Magazine Racks
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    Vintage Magazine Racks

    Your stash of yet-to-be-perused periodicals can stack up quicker than you think. Take a cue from this gallery of vintage magazine racks, crafted by mid-century furniture designers.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.01.13

  22. Secretly Modern: Low-Profile Houses
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    Secretly Modern: Low-Profile Houses

    It can be tough fitting in, but these clever, unobtrusive homes manage to fit a dose of modernism into the nooks and crannies left over from piecemeal urban expansion, or by gently settling into...

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    03.31.14

  23. Imaginary Artist Houses (And Their Dwell Counterparts)
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    Imaginary Artist Houses (And Their Dwell Counterparts)

    Federico Babina's Archist City imagines what artist's own houses might look like—and while the resulting architecture is only imaginary, we've rounded up a few Dwell homes that fit the bill.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.21.14

  24. Music By Design
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    Music By Design

    Last night the Red Bull Music Academy opened the doors of their new home in New York to a diverse crowd ranging from skateboard toting music lovers to architect Steven Holl. As if the allure of 38...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    05.14.13

  25. Design Icon: Walter Gropius
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    Design Icon: Walter Gropius

    Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, German architect Walter Gropius was a foundational figure in modern architecture design. Best-known as the founder of the German art school...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.19.14

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