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6 Weekend Homes We Love

For a quick jaunt, these modern weekend retreats fit the bill.
July 17, 2015
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5 Delightful Wood Tubs

We dream of soaking in these arboreal tubs after a long day's work.
July 17, 2015
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13 Restaurant Designs We Love from Around the World

Eating is a well-crafted experience in the atmospheres of these superbly designed restaurants.
July 17, 2015
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The Future of Solar Water Heating

Dwell hosts a Q&A with Mike Landau, solar water heating program manager for SoCalGas and Nurit Katz, chief sustainability officer and executive officer for facilities management at UCLA, exploring innovations in solar water heating.
July 17, 2015
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7 Small Summer Getaways

Summer is all about indoor-outdoor living on a pared-down scale. Check out these surf shacks, vacation homes, and guest pavilions that are small on space and big on style.
July 16, 2015
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How to Decorate With Yellow (Without the Smiley-Face Connotations)

It takes courage to go bold with color, but even the hardest hues for decorating can be mastered when delicately deployed.
July 16, 2015
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You're Not Crazy, Drones Really Could Be Trying to Infiltrate Your Home

Is that a drone hovering near your property line? Drew Porter’s pocket-size radio device for compromising entire smart homes can be effective three or more blocks away from a target. This means that if a burglar can’t physically approach your house because of a camera or an alarm, they can still fly a signal-jamming device into your neighborhood, using an off-the-shelf drone, to switch things off from afar. Drone attacks on the suburbs are already considered enough of a threat that UAV-detection systems can be installed to listen for the telltale whir of tiny rotors.
July 16, 2015
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6 Camouflaged Houses That Blend in with the Land

Ready to play spot the modern home? The built and natural environments are virtually indistinguishable at these covert dwellings.
July 16, 2015
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Q&A With British Designer Thomas Heatherwick

We caught up with Thomas Heatherwick, eponymous founder of the London-based studio, at the opening of his retrospective exhibition, Provocations, now on view at New York's Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum through Jan. 3.
July 16, 2015
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