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  1. Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York
    Green

    Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York

    An inventive, freestanding “tree house” built by an architectural designer for her family grows in Garrison, New York.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    07.14.14

  2. Complete Modern Renovation of Midcentury Home in Washington
    Renovation

    Complete Modern Renovation of Midcentury Home in Washington

    Plagued by remodeling pitfalls, two tenacious homeowners reinvent a soggy midcentury home outside Seattle as a modern masterpiece.

    photos by: Kyle Johnson
    06.30.14

  3. 5 Portable Sound Devices We Love
    Product

    5 Portable Sound Devices We Love

    These slim, portable speakers and radios are a convenient option for listening to your favorite tunes and podcasts. Minimally designed with clever details, these five devices from the Dwell Store...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.22.14

  4. Modern Tea Shop in San Francisco
    Shops

    Modern Tea Shop in San Francisco

    With smart interiors by Arcanum Architecture, a shop in the Mission District attempts to put a new spin on the venerable cup of tea.

    written by: William Lamb
    08.25.14

  5. 2nd Annual Park[ing] Day LA
    Post

    2nd Annual Park[ing] Day LA

    GreenMeme is getting ready to launch their second ever Park[ing] Day LA.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.11.08

  6. 10 Minutes With Piero Lissoni
    Interviews

    10 Minutes With Piero Lissoni

    Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni spent an evening at the Graye showroom in Los Angeles last week at a gathering to celebrate his furniture designs for Living Divani and Porro, which...

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Erika Heet
    05.19.11

  7. Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center
    Rewind

    Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center

    Heralded as the “Versailles of Industry” when it opened in 1956, the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, remains symbolic of cutting-edge design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.26.14

  8. Design Tips for Privacy: Helpful Products Part One
    In The Modern World

    Design Tips for Privacy: Helpful Products Part One

    From sound absorbing acoustic wall tiles to geometric white oak screens, here is a set of five products to increase privacy at home and in the office.

    10.09.13

  9. Events this Weekend: 7.15-7.18
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.15-7.18

    Our headquarters and our hearts are always in San Francisco. This week, we showcase three exhibitions opening and closing in the Bay Area to lure you to our favorite place in the country.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.15.10

  10. Mid-Century Remastered
    Product

    Mid-Century Remastered

    Bernhardt Design revives Charles Pollock’s long-dormant career with the release of a timeless new lounge chair.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Annie Schlechter
    05.15.12

  11. Modern Lifestyle at Dwell on Design 2012
    Dwell on Design

    Modern Lifestyle at Dwell on Design 2012

    Each year, one of the most popular parts of the Dwell on Design show floor is the Modern Lifestyle zone. New furniture, the great Remodelista Market, an array of modern playhouses thrumming with...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.24.12

  12. The Energy Seed
    Post

    The Energy Seed

    Because I have been told time and again that disposing of batteries in the garbage is a terribly destructive thing to do, I generally collect my spent batteries in an old container in my house. My...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    10.19.08

  13. Greenbuild Conference: Home Insurance
    Post

    Greenbuild Conference: Home Insurance

    If there’s one thing that’s clear about the movement, it’s that green is manifesting itself in interesting, odd, and diverse ways.

    written by: Christopher Bright
    11.21.08

  14. The Latest from Michelle Kaufmann
    Post

    The Latest from Michelle Kaufmann

    Michelle Kaufmann's new mkHearth is a semi-prefab house that evokes old-timey barns and vacation-destination chalets. Like all of Kaufmann's celebrity-architect-branded housing products, the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    12.24.08

  15. Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands
    House Tours

    Prefab Passive House on San Juan Islands

    When two retired teachers decided to build a new home, they knew they wanted an energy-efficient, no-stress Passive House design that would support aging in place. The resulting 1,800-square-foot...

    written by: Monique Valeris
    08.14.14

  16. It Takes A Village
    Travel Reports

    It Takes A Village

    Civic leaders in Oakland, California, have been battling hard for decades to make the city as socially and economically healthy as possible. One of their recent endeavors is Tassafaronga Village,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    08.27.10

  17. Iconic Furniture Designs by Josef Albers
    Product

    Iconic Furniture Designs by Josef Albers

    Bauhaus member and modernist pioneer Josef Albers was best known as an influential color theorist, writer, teacher, and painter. But the artist took his exploration of color into furniture design,...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    08.27.14

  18. 10 Scenic Horizontal Homes
    Houses We Love

    10 Scenic Horizontal Homes

    In an increasingly urbanized society, vertical building has become the MO, but if you have the space, consider building outwards instead. These low-slung structures are easy on the knees and on the...

    08.28.14

  19. How to Design with Gray
    Post

    How to Design with Gray

    Modernists love to play with color, and the absence of it. Gray, the color of steel and concrete, has participated quietly in countless facades. But inside these homes, the cool hue moves into the...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.09.14

  20. How to Design with White
    Post

    How to Design with White

    While white may be interpreted as an absence of color, it is by no means absent of major impact when used in design. Here, Dwell looks back on some of our favorite homes that center around a white...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    09.27.12

  21. How to Design with Pink
    Post

    How to Design with Pink

    The color pink is traditionally associated with many things, including love, luck, and good health; perhaps that's why these homeowners chose to include splashes of the color throughout their abodes.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    03.04.13

  22. How to Design with Black
    Post

    How to Design with Black

    If your answer to “How much more black could this room be?” is “None more black,” then we have some recommendations for you. From jet-black facades to walls to furniture, adding a touch of midnight...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.31.13

  23. How to Design with Red
    Post

    How to Design with Red

    Did you know that red was the first color after black and white to be named? It has been found in cave paintings dating from 15,000 B.C., is the most frequently found color on national flags, and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.25.13

  24. How to Design with Blue
    Post

    How to Design with Blue

    Blue: the color that helped catapult the careers of artist Yves Klein and musician Miles Davis, the most-prized and most-expensive hue in the Renaissance. We also think it makes for striking design...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.25.13

  25. How to Design with Orange
    Houses We Love

    How to Design with Orange

    Dwell's favorite homes featuring orange hues all show that the secret to using this often-avoided color is a balance of neutral tones and plenty of natural light.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.12.12

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