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  1. Dostoyevsky, Meet Mendelsund
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    Dostoyevsky, Meet Mendelsund

    I recently picked up a copy of Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's wonderful translation of War and Peace. I liked it so much—not nearly finished with those 1200 pages yet...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.03.11

  2. Room to Shelf
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    Room to Shelf

    Whether or not space is an issue in your home, it's always a good idea to get organized with smart shelving units. We've rounded up a handful of creative shelving and storage ideas to effortlessly...

    written by: Jami Smith
    04.03.13

  3. Alexander McQueen and the Meaning of Life
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    Alexander McQueen and the Meaning of Life

    I did not attend “Savage Beauty,” the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, thinking that I would fall to my knees and weep at the recognition of some finite and indefinable...

    written by: Alice Driver
    05.04.13

  4. 10 Examples of Rustic Modern Done Right
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    10 Examples of Rustic Modern Done Right

    On Dwell's Facebook page we recently posed the question of "Is your kitchen style more charmingly colorful or rustic modern?" and your answers were overwhelmingly on the side of rustic modern. On...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    05.24.13

  5. Incredible Island Houses Part One
    Houses We Love

    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

  6. Minimalist Brooklyn Apartment
    House Tours

    Minimalist Brooklyn Apartment

    A couple takes a minimalist approach to their Brooklyn apartment, focusing on supple materials, subtle gradations of color, and custom finishes by local craftsmen.

    written by: Philip Nobel
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    06.09.12

  7. Passive Houses Across America
    Green

    Passive Houses Across America

    A new book on passive houses by designer Julie Torres Moskovitz highlights the super-green homes of our sustainable present (and future).

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.19.13

  8. Going Coastal
    Green

    Going Coastal

    It’s impossible to ignore nature in Big Sur.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Robert Canfield
    02.01.09

  9. Dashboard Confessional
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    Dashboard Confessional

    A major obstacle to reducing our energy consumption continues to be our general unawareness of just how much we are using. Most people have no idea exactly how much a shorter shower or a lowered...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.01.08

  10. A Stylish Budget Hostel in Mexico City
    Hotels

    A Stylish Budget Hostel in Mexico City

    Grupo Habita is known for its high-design Mexican hotels, but the firm's new hostel Downtown Beds, near Mexico City's main plaza, offers a radical sense of style for the budget traveler.

    photos by: Undine Pröhl
    01.09.13

  11. New Prospects
    My House

    New Prospects

    A Brooklyn architect shows what a little elbow grease, a healthy dose of naïveté, and a decade can accomplish.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dustin Aksland
    08.13.11

  12. Take Two: 7 Adaptive Reuse Projects We Love
    House Tours

    Take Two: 7 Adaptive Reuse Projects We Love

    As the way in which people use cities morphs form generation to generation, we're left with dormant buildings—those that have outlived their original purpose, but are rife for enterprising...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.08.12

  13. Historic Housing Complex Transformation in England
    Houses We Love

    Historic Housing Complex Transformation in England

    In Sheffield, England, a historic housing complex is transformed from a city nuisance into a budding neighborhood.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    09.06.13

  14. Xeros Effect
    House Tours

    Xeros Effect

    Matthew Trzebiatowski matched an extreme aesthetic to an extreme climate, but his sustainable moves took a gentler approach.

    written by: Chris Rubin
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    01.19.09

  15. Affordable, SIP-Built Family Home in Kansas City
    House Tours

    Affordable, SIP-Built Family Home in Kansas City

    Architect Jamie Darnell had a simple plan for his family’s home in Kansas City, Missouri, but the result is anything but plain.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Chad Holder
    01.22.09

  16. Coffee Break: Stockholm's Cafe Foam
    Food

    Coffee Break: Stockholm's Cafe Foam

    Located in the Östermalm neighborhood of Stockholm, Cafe Foam channels "Spanish temperament with Scandinavian cool," according to its designers, local firm Note. Indeed, the interior features...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.28.12

  17. City Modern Home Tours: Manhattan
    Event Spotlight

    City Modern Home Tours: Manhattan

    The weeklong City Modern festival concluded with a bang over the weekend with the Manhattan Home Tours. The five destinations on the Saturday afternoon tour spanned from Chelsea to Union...

    written by: Emily Nonko
    10.08.12

  18. Small Box Home with Black Metal Facade in Japan
    House Tours

    Small Box Home with Black Metal Facade in Japan

    Drawing on an inherited plot of land, his father’s steel company, and his brother-in-law’s architectural know-how, Motoshi Yatabe’s new house is all in the family.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    12.07.09

  19. Adam Wells on the Future of Travel
    --The Future of

    Adam Wells on the Future of Travel

    “There’s so much potential to improve airline travel in so many ways, and we’ve only just begun. We have the opportunity to make travel entertaining and pleasurable instead of...

    05.12.09

  20. Dwell at Architecture and the City
    Event Spotlight

    Dwell at Architecture and the City

    Indian summer is all well and good, though in San Francisco the real treat of September is the SF AIA's Architecture and the City festival. It runs the gamuts from tours to lectures to talks, and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.15.10

  21. An Elevated Deckhouse in England
    House Tours

    An Elevated Deckhouse in England

    A design-minded pair ensures that their tiny seaside getaway in Hampshire, England, is shipshape.

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    photos by: Ben Anders
    10.28.13

  22. Prefab Perfection: 5 Great Homes from California to Finland
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    Prefab Perfection: 5 Great Homes from California to Finland

    From weekend abodes to the “homes of tomorrow,” these five great residences truly capture the prefab element at it’s finest.

    written by: Izzie Panasci
    07.17.13

  23. 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

  24. Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"
    A Great Idea

    Henry Wilson's "Things Revisited"

    When Australian designer Henry Wilson moved to the Netherlands to study for a Masters Degree at the Design Academy Eindhoven, he says he experienced a "philosophical shift away from the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.30.11

  25. Green Car Buying Advice
    Green

    Green Car Buying Advice

    Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal, dispenses buying advice for the latest fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly models.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.09.13

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