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  1. Modern Mixology
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    Modern Mixology

    Modern takes on many meanings besides being contemporary or new age—sometimes modern simply means being different. Variety is what makes life interesting, and the same should apply when it...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    11.19.12

  2. Modern Monster Mash
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    Modern Monster Mash

    For the year's spookiest night, Dwell tracked down some scarily awesome products for a hip Halloween party. 

    written by: Olivia Martin
    10.30.12

  3. Modern Mornings
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    Modern Mornings

    Admittedly, our pre-coffee state is less than cutting-edge with the new time change in effect, but these new coffee serving staples make our morning routines far more modern (if not less miserable).

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.12.13

  4. Modern Motors
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    Modern Motors

    This year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance car show featured a roll-out of General Motors' spectacular Motorama cars of the 1950s, prototypes and fantasy models that embodied...

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.04.08

  5. Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington
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    Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington

    Nestled in a subalpine meadow valley in Washington, the Ranchero House is surrounded by a beautiful but demanding landscape. A Seattle family had frequented the area for years, making the three...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    photos by: Stefan Hampden
    10.28.14

  6. Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana
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    Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana

    A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  7. Modern NASA-Inspired Cricket Trailer
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    Modern NASA-Inspired Cricket Trailer

    Part tent, part RV, the NASA-inspired Cricket Trailer is the go-to camper for the modern road tripper.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Sarah Wilson
    08.30.11

  8. Modern Off-the-Grid Retreat in Oregon
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    Modern Off-the-Grid Retreat in Oregon

    The Watershed is an off-the-grid writer’s retreat that architect Erin Moore designed for her mother, nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gary Tarleton
    02.26.09

  9. Modern on the Inside Counts, Too
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    Modern on the Inside Counts, Too

    Calling all residents of Edwardians, ranch houses, and those challenging Victorians: If your heart beats for modern, don't miss these inspiring examples of seamlessly integrated modern updates to...

    01.22.13

  10. Modern Open-Plan Retreat in Mexico City
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    Modern Open-Plan Retreat in Mexico City

    A modern oasis for a family in Mexico City breaks from the local vernacular.

    written by: Monique Valeris
    08.05.14

  11. Modern Pet Gear from Waggo
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    Modern Pet Gear from Waggo

    Show your pets some modern love with these new designs from Waggo, a Brooklyn-based company founded in 2011 by Regine Raab. Raab brings her stylish sensibility—she used to work for major fashion...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.15.13

  12. Modern Phoenix Week

    This year's event spotlights the urgent need to discuss and document the Valley's endangered pool of world-class midcentury modern architecture. The central event of the week, the Founding Fathers...

    03.31.09

  13. Modern Phoenix: 5 Houses We Love in Arizona
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    Modern Phoenix: 5 Houses We Love in Arizona

    “The uniqueness of the horizon and the desert light encouraged everybody to try something different,” says architect Will Bruder of Phoenix, Arizona, his adopted hometown. With that in mind, we...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.19.13

  14. Modern Planters: Urban Gardens

    Modern Planters: Urban Gardens

    Need help planning out your window boxes, planters or roof top gardens? Toni Ann Flanigan from Philadelphia Gardens, Inc will be at the Philadelphia DWR Studio to do a presentation on container...

    04.06.09

  15. Modern Pool Designs We Love

    Modern Pool Designs We Love

    From a landscaped Montauk masterpiece to a lap pool in a Boise backyard, these six pools are defined by innovative layouts, beautiful design, and smart use of space.

    04.04.13

  16. Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks
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    Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks

    Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.15.14

  17. Modern Problems
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    Modern Problems

    Love superclean design but fear the building inspector? Here's our guide to skirting those modernist missteps.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    10.05.11

  18. Modern Record Console

    Modern Record Console

    Reviving the hi-fi console typology so popular in the 1950s, this brand-new company of off-duty architects makes stereo furniture to order in its Hudson Valley, New York, studio. Symbol also offers...

    $16500.00

  19. Modern Recycled House in the Netherlands
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    Modern Recycled House in the Netherlands

    In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    01.17.11

  20. Modern Renovation in Austin
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    Modern Renovation in Austin

    Situated in the heart of Austin,Texas, just blocks from the University of Texas campus, the Avenue G House offers a unique and abstract perspective on a thriving historic neighborhood. Kevin Alter,...

    written by: Wilson Barr
    08.25.10

  21. Modern Renovation of a Classic London Home
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    Modern Renovation of a Classic London Home

    A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.18.14

  22. Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles
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    Modern Renovation of a Midcentury House in Los Angeles

    With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.

    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    05.27.14

  23. Modern Renovation of the South African Embassy in D.C.
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    Modern Renovation of the South African Embassy in D.C.

    Davis Brody Bond—a firm responsible for a number of prestigious cultural building projects, including the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the forthcoming Frick Collection expansion in New York—recently...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.12.14

  24. Modern Renovations for Historic Buildings
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    Modern Renovations for Historic Buildings

    When you need more modern space, but are constrained by historic building codes, adding an incongruous addition can be the best option.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.25.14

  25. Modern Renovations of 19th Century Homes
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    Modern Renovations of 19th Century Homes

    From a Greek and Gothic revival to the birth of suburbs, the 1800s brought about new innovations in technology and architectural styles embody those historic changes. Careful to walk the line...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.15.13

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