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  1. Design Shop We Love: The Future Perfect in SF
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    Design Shop We Love: The Future Perfect in SF

    We recently had the chance to visit Williamsburg design shop, The Future Perfect's, newest west coast outpost in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco (check out our first report here!)...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Eujin Rhee
    04.26.13

  2. Southern Comforts
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    Southern Comforts

    Take an armchair trek to Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, and more through our slideshow of houses that showcase the best of southern living. For more regional architecture guides, click through...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.01.13

  3. A Striking Slovakian Apartment Building
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    A Striking Slovakian Apartment Building

    North Star Rising—the four story brick housing project designed by the Slovak architectural firm Nice Architects—is stylish down to its reinforced concrete floor slabs.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.20.14

  4. Striking a Cord
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    Striking a Cord

    British artist Maisie Broadhead elevates the nuisance of an unsightly lamp cord to over-the-mantel art with this clever bit of DIY design.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.21.12

  5. Five Inspirational Shipping Container Homes
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    Five Inspirational Shipping Container Homes

    Reclaimed shipping containers are ideal nesting spots for the residents of these five homes. Whether lured by the relatively inexpensive costs, ready supply, or aesthetic charm of containers, the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.20.12

  6. Accessibility in the Modern Home
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    Accessibility in the Modern Home

    A frequent query sent into Dwell Letters is about accessibility and universal design in modern houses. Here, we've gathered a few stories from past issues that show how architects and designers...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.08.13

  7. Friday Finds 8.6.2010
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    Friday Finds 8.6.2010

    Pick your poison: historical photographs rendered in glorious color? Conceptual playground design? Websites devoted to compiling urban planning data? How about time lines amassed...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    08.06.10

  8. Vinyl Sliding
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    Vinyl Sliding

    Jack White believes the best way to introduce a new generation to the allure of albums is to bring the music to them—–in the Rolling Record Store, a custom converted delivery truck. ...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Jo McCaughey
    09.28.11

  9. 5 Unique Home Floors
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    5 Unique Home Floors

    Don’t overlook things underfoot; these five floors are an integral part of their homes' design.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.22.13

  10. Kingston Brio
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    Kingston Brio

    Aaron Roberts and Thomas Bailey, the young architects behind room11, teamed up to design a house for Aaron's parents, fixing the structure into the topography of the site.

    written by: Simon Sellars
    photos by: Andrew Rowat
    01.15.09

  11. 3 Tips for Mid-Century Modern Collectors
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    3 Tips for Mid-Century Modern Collectors

    One of the great pleasures of visiting the McKenzie Residence in our September 2012 story "Borrego Springs Eternal," is owner Stacey Chapman Paton's collection of mid-century furniture...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.20.12

  12. Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC
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    Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC

    One family’s effort to “smuggle a modern house into a historic district” in Washington, DC, results in a brightly transformed space made for family life.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    09.10.12

  13. Love's Labors Found
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    Love's Labors Found

    Though the obstacles they faced were formidable, this couple’s perserverance brought them closer together and made their dream home a reality.

    written by: David Proffitt
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    04.30.09

  14. 6 Illuminating Reading Lamps
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    6 Illuminating Reading Lamps

    If your manuscript is far from being illuminated, it’s time to drop the task at hand and find a new lamp to read by.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    03.18.09

  15. Harlem Renaissance
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    Harlem Renaissance

    In her book Parisian Views, critic Shelley Rice hauntingly evokes the dislocating effects that the near-complete reconstruction of Paris in the 19th century had on its population. Thanks to the...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    06.02.09

  16. Changing the Point
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    Changing the Point

    When Byron and Sue Henry began spending more time at their cozy lake cabin, they realized the existing layout no longer suited them or their two sons with growing families. So in late 2008, the...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    06.22.12

  17. Secret Garden
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    Secret Garden

    In Arlington, Virginia, architecture firm Höweler + Yoon contends with spatial and budgetary constraints to carve a microcourtyard, complete with Japanese maples and a cascading concrete fountain,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.05.13

  18. A Modern Concrete Home in Peru
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    A Modern Concrete Home in Peru

    Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.

    written by: Sarah Amelar
    photos by: Cristóbal Palma
    04.19.13

  19. Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland
    Houses We Love

    Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland

    Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Lincoln Barbour
    10.17.13

  20. 10 Ideas for a Modern Nursery
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    10 Ideas for a Modern Nursery

    A few modern ways to kit out a baby's room (no pastel versions of classic toys included).

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.28.13

  21. Self-Contained
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    Self-Contained

    Having purchased a 3.5-acre plot of land in Topanga, California, with a very rustic, 750-square-foot cabin on it several years ago, architect Christof Jantzen found himself in need of a fairly...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.03.10

  22. Roger Federer's Personal Logo?
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    Roger Federer's Personal Logo?

    If you put any stock at all in national stereotypes--we Americans are a bit pudgy, I confess--then you're no stranger to the notion of Swiss precision. Those watches, that typography, and as his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.24.11

  23. Sustainable Glass House in Sonoma
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    Sustainable Glass House in Sonoma

    Two linked 1,000-square-foot pavilions are greater than a sum of their parts.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    11.19.12

  24. 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

  25. Modular Retreat
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    Modular Retreat

    Architect Jim Garrison of Brooklyn-based Garrison Architects was asked to design a lakeside retreat for visiting families at a boarding school for troubled teens, Star Commonwealth, in Albion,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    03.17.10

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