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  1. "Quake" Exhibit Explores Intersection of Architecture and Engineering
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    "Quake" Exhibit Explores Intersection of Architecture and Engineering

    A New York exhibition explores where architecture and engineering meet to design for earthquake zones.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.17.14

  2. Double Time
    My House

    Double Time

    The last time Blake Trabulsi and Allison Orr had a party at their house in Austin, Texas, it lasted until 5 a.m. Observes Trabulsi: “People are so comfortable here, they never want to leave.”

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    01.14.09

  3. 101 Bathrooms: Plastic
    Design 101

    101 Bathrooms: Plastic

    The same qualities that make plastic so prized by designers—malleability, translucency, vibrancy—also make for one-of-a-kind pieces to place in your bathroom

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.01.09

  4. Nontoxic Housecleaning Guide
    Books

    Nontoxic Housecleaning Guide

    I'll confess it now: I still buy and use all those household cleaning beasties that I know I shouldn't like Windex, Formula 409 and that scourge of bathtub rings, Soft Scrub. I know in my...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.09.09

  5. Sky Small
    House Tours

    Sky Small

    Building a small home doesn’t equate to easy lifting. Before Tom Bayley could call in a crane to lift the materials for his 800-square-foot house to the roof of the building on which it&rsquo...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: John Clark
    04.14.10

  6. An Introduction to Modern Textiles
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Modern Textiles

    If the design world feels like an endless parade of products, then the gnashing maws of industrial production assuredly underpin it all. Take a look at how leading manufacturers make what they make...

    written by: Akiko Bush
    04.27.10

  7. Z for Two
    Green

    Z for Two

    In Portland, Oregon, two adjoining six-story homes on a formerly run-down urban lot add to the neighborhood’s density and its green cred.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Shawn Records
    07.30.10

  8. Best Modern Desert Houses
    Outdoor

    Best Modern Desert Houses

    Few climates offer the extreme heat and extreme cold (all in one day) of the desert. Throw in the fact that they're sparsely populated, offer few municipal services, and are often in the middle of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.20.13

  9. 10 Tips for Creating a Well-Designed Bathroom
    We Recommend

    10 Tips for Creating a Well-Designed Bathroom

    Dwell-approved tips for designing a modern, functional, and harmonious home bathroom.

    written by: Alene Workman
    08.28.13

  10. Angular Modern Beach House in Florida
    House Tours

    Angular Modern Beach House in Florida

    Tour the family-friendly, LEED-certified, modern Seagrape House designed by husband-and-wife team Traction Architecture in Anna Maria Island, Florida.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.19.13

  11. Tiny Furniture: Diminutive Home Picks
    Product Reviews

    Tiny Furniture: Diminutive Home Picks

    Following suit with our November issue, Small Spaces Big Ideas, take a look at these helpful space-saving pieces.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.15.14

  12. Coffee Talk
    Design 101

    Coffee Talk

    I love coffee. It’s coffee shops I have a problem with. Whenever someone suggests we “grab coffee and catch up,” I instinctively shudder and suggest instead a nice cocktail or...

    written by: Heather Bradley
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.28.09

  13. Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia
    House Tours

    Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia

    By keeping the budget strict, the insulation tight, and its values clear, Philadelphia’s Postgreen Homes shows a little brotherly love for green, urban housing.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    03.22.11

  14. Cut a Rug
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    Cut a Rug

    "That rug really tied the room together," says Walter Sobchak in the Big Lebowski. We here at Dwell have interviewed our fair share of designers over the years and many advise that rugs are the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.01.13

  15. At Home with Textile Designer Orla Kiely
    House Tours

    At Home with Textile Designer Orla Kiely

    Textile designer Orla Kiely’s renovated London Terrace House is punctuated by her distinctive palette and motifs.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Chris Tubbs
    07.29.13

  16. 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Ladies
    Gift Guides

    2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Ladies

    With her myriad interests and discerning taste, it can be hard to shop for the lovely lady in your life. Whether you need the perfect present for your mother, sister, significant other, or yourself...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.20.13

  17. Brook Farm General Store
    Shops

    Brook Farm General Store

    If you've been longing for the timeless kitchen and home goods stocked on the shelves of Labour and Wait in East London but aren't in the UK (and thus can't have them shipped to you), Brook Farm...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.19.10

  18. Renovating An Aging Mill in France
    Green

    Renovating An Aging Mill in France

    In 1981, Londoners Anthony and Gillian Blee purchased the ultimate fixer-upper. The property in southwestern France was idyllic, but its old mill, built in 1822, and three flanking outbuildings had...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Sarah Blee
    01.19.11

  19. Paris Versus New York
    Books

    Paris Versus New York

    It's rare that a series of visual puns has much of a shelf life, but Paris Versus New York, a punchy book of illustrations comparing and contrasting the two cities from Vahram Muratyan merits...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.06.12

  20. The Real Cost of Rip-Offs
    The Argument

    The Real Cost of Rip-Offs

    Knockoff furnishings may be cheap, but for the design industry, they come with a heavy price.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.22.12

  21. 8 New Candelabras to Light Up Your Table
    Product Reviews

    8 New Candelabras to Light Up Your Table

    Designers are jumping on board to offer modern takes on the classic piece of lighting, the candelabra.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.23.13

  22. The Lowest Utility Bill on the Block
    Green

    The Lowest Utility Bill on the Block

    Hybridization is hit or miss (i.e., the jackalope). But this Houston home combines two housing types to create a conscientious alternative.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    05.04.09

  23. Sands Castle
    Finishing Touch

    Sands Castle

    Jeff and Larissa Sand cut their commute down to a few flights of stairs when they moved their industrial design studio, architecture office, and metalwork shop into the first two floors of their...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    10.18.10

  24. University Place Apartment
    Renovation

    University Place Apartment

    After a young couple purchased an apartment in New York City's Greenwich Village, they turned to Matthew Miller of local firm StudioLAB to rescue its dark, closed-off interiors. The 800-square-foot...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.07.12

  25. A Look At Dining Rooms
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    A Look At Dining Rooms

    We enjoyed revisiting our archives to find some of our favorite examples of modern dining rooms. Some are tiny and some are fantastical, but all are rooms that we wouldn't mind breaking bread in....

    written by: Dwell Staff
    01.25.13

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