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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Mold It, Cast It
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    Mold It, Cast It

    From the first copper frog cast in Mesopotamia, molding and casting has progressed a long way in the realm of architecture and design since 3200 BC. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite recent...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.27.10

  6. Passive Acceptance: 7 Energy-Efficient Homes
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    Passive Acceptance: 7 Energy-Efficient Homes

    Passive heating and cooling are both cost-efficient measures that ease a new residence's burden on the earth. From super-green homes to certified Passive Houses, here are six great examples of the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.20.14

  7. Orange Accents For The Modern Home
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    Orange Accents For The Modern Home

    As previously looked at in Color Story: Orange, we take another glance at a selection of modern homes, which incorporate the inviting, warm, and eccentric color.

    written by: Jami Smith
    01.22.14

  8. Best of Studiomama
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    Best of Studiomama

    In our November issue, we got a look inside 2 Voss St., the new London guest house designed by Studiomama's Nina Tolstrup and her husband, Jack Mama. We've long been enchanted with Tolstrup's work...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.05.12

  9. Emerging Voices Lecture Series: DIGSAU & Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects
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    Emerging Voices Lecture Series: DIGSAU & Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects

    Last Thursday the Architectural League hosted the third in a series of lectures from the recipients of the 2013 Emerging Voices program. Selected for the promise they have shown in forging unique...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    04.03.13

  10. Home Office Design Inspiration
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    Home Office Design Inspiration

    Let's be honest, working from home always sounds like a great idea but you need a well appointed and dedicated workspace to really get anything done. Working from your cozy bed or curled up on the...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.29.13

  11. An Idyllic Vacation Home in Greece
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    An Idyllic Vacation Home in Greece

    A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern design fan go Greek.

    written by: Dominic Lutyens
    photos by: Andrea Wyner
    04.24.13

  12. 5 Surprising Clothing Storage Solutions
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    5 Surprising Clothing Storage Solutions

    Sure, clothes can go in a standard-issue dresser or closet, but where's the fun in that? Here, five unconventional and surprising approaches to clothing storage, from pegs on the walls to cubbies...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.28.13

  13. Modernist L-Shaped Charred Cedar Cabin in Alaska
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    Modernist L-Shaped Charred Cedar Cabin in Alaska

    In the shadow of Mount McKinley, amid Alaska’s meadows and icy streams, a former teacher and a four-time Iditarod winner built a modernist cabin as expansive as the Last Frontier.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Kamil Bialous
    06.17.13

  14. From the Archives: 5 Great My House Examples
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    From the Archives: 5 Great My House Examples

    Since the very beginning of Dwell's inception, in 2000, we've had a department called My House. This is a recurring story type that's often told from the resident's perspective, in the first person...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.14.13

  15. 8 Striking Memphis-Inspired Designs
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    8 Striking Memphis-Inspired Designs

    For the last several years, designers have been toying with a distinctly un-minimalist vision of product design. Referencing the postmodern movement of the 1980s, they incorporate mixed geometries,...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.25.14

  16. Q&A with Johanna Lowe of Martyn George
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    Q&A with Johanna Lowe of Martyn George

    London native Johanna Lowe came into food and prop styling after finishing up a career as a photographer. “I was working for Sur la Table as a prop stylist and for lack of budget, they asked me if...

    written by: Jessica Herman
    06.03.13

  17. A Color-Drenched Brooklyn Brownstone
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    A Color-Drenched Brooklyn Brownstone

    Portland-based studio Jessica Helgerson Interior Design rehauled a Brooklyn brownstone with furnishings and finishes in bold colors and tactile materials. Dwell checks in with lead designer Chelsie...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Andrew Cammarano
    10.31.13

  18. Incredible Island Houses Part One
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    Incredible Island Houses Part One

    Islands provide their inhabitants with a sense of peace, and their architects with a set of real challenges, from rough topography to sites reachable only by boat. See how the two merge beautifully...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.12.13

  19. Small Space Furniture Focus: Wire Framed
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    Small Space Furniture Focus: Wire Framed

    Negative space is a positive in our book: Incorporate thinly outlined furniture pieces into your small space and cut the visual clutter.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.01.13

  20. Pinterest Board of the Day: Hotels and Travel
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    Pinterest Board of the Day: Hotels and Travel

    Over 10,000 fans follow our Pinterest board devoted to modern hotels and travel (you should, too!). Enjoy a few of our favorites places from around the globe at a glance here.

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.26.13

  21. Pinterest Board of the Day: Modern Design for Kids
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    Pinterest Board of the Day: Modern Design for Kids

    Who says good design is just for us grown-ups? Plucked straight from the Dwell Pinterest board dedicated to modern design for kids, take a peek inside to see our top picks for the mini modernist.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.25.13

  22. QuaDror Unveiled at Design Indaba
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    QuaDror Unveiled at Design Indaba

    In its simplest version, QuaDror looks like a child's wooden puzzle. Dror Benshetrit aligns four L-shaped blocks, and effortlessly shifts them from a few flat planes into an elegant structure. It...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    02.28.11

  23. The Modern Renovated Home of Glee Star Jayma Mays
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    The Modern Renovated Home of Glee Star Jayma Mays

    Armed with a keen eye for design and a yen for vintage furniture shopping, Glee star Jayma Mays and actor Adam Campbell revitalize a formerly jumbled Los Angeles house.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Floto + Warner
    06.05.13

  24. NYAIA Recognizes 6 Creative New York Architecture and Design Studios
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    NYAIA Recognizes 6 Creative New York Architecture and Design Studios

    The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced the six winners of its biennial New Practices New York competition, which singles out promising and pioneering city-based...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.04.14

  25. Sun Mun Way Cool
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    Sun Mun Way Cool

    In Los Angeles, California, a family of four inhabits a polychrome fantasia in the heart of Chinatown. Formerly a restaurant, punk rock night club, and furniture warehouse, the Berniers’ loft is...

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Bryce Duffy
    01.16.09

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